Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 Who will lead Egypt out of its current crisis is unclear.
The army. Coup could be days away.
Posted by phil_b 2013-01-30 01:23||
#2 Isn't this about the point in the process that Napolean arose? I'm sure there are several candidates for that position in the 'gyptian army.
Posted by AlanC 2013-01-30 07:04||
#3 Morsi has been busy the last few months trying to ensure that the army is on his side. He's been elevating officers who were members of the BruderbŁnd and removing officers who weren't. Not sure that's enough to save him, but the Egyptian military isn't necessarily what it was a couple years ago.
Posted by Steve White 2013-01-30 08:25||
#4 He's been elevating officers who were members of the BruderbŁnd and removing officers who weren't. Steve White
Appears to be working for Obama.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-30 08:26||
#5 The Arab Spring is in a free fall and no one knows where it will end up. At some point, with the disorder in these various countries, food will become a problem.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-30 09:57||
#6 What's bitterly amusing is reading all the comments on this at the Economist and Foreign Policy sites; most of them are along the lines of "the Muslim Brotherhood won the election and the secularists should acccept it" and "this is not the way Democracy is supposed to be", and "if they're unhappy, they should deal with it in parliment and not on the streets".
Kind of like the old-hippies-turned-wealthy-retirees in Haight-Ashbury complaining about the new breed of hippies 'infesting' the streets in front of their condos.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-30 11:43||
#7 Isn't this about the point in the process that Napolean arose?
Naw. We gotta have Robespierre first.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2013-01-30 14:27||
#8 But then it's hard for me to imagine a Napoleon coming out of Egypt. They might try but I just can't believe they have that sort of thing in them.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2013-01-30 14:30||
#9 What's bitterly amusing is reading all the comments on this at the Economist and Foreign Policy sites
Spengler responds to one of those who attacked his predictions here.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-30 14:58||
#10 Buyer's Remorsi yet?
Posted by European Conservative 2013-01-30 16:19||
#11 EC wins the vile pun of the day award!
Posted by Steve White 2013-01-30 16:31||
#12 Abu, if you can't imagine an Egyptian Napoleon, check out the original Mohammad Ali, and imagine him loose in today's Middle East.
Posted by Grunter 2013-01-30 16:48||
#13 U.S. better shut off the 16 F16 aircraft and 200 Abrams tanks going to Egypt. They have no external threats on their borders. Such a transfer of weapons will only threaten Israel.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-30 16:49||
#14 I recommend the tanks and planes be held in escrow at the Port of Ashdod until things settle down a bit :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-30 16:59||
#15 Make Israel the escrow-broker :).
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-30 17:39||
#16 "Buyer's Remorsi yet?"
Dang, EC - and English isn't even your first language (I presume)!
I'm jealous. ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-30 18:20||
#17 the salafists will say that the MBrotherhood isn't islamic enough and thus the cure is more islam
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-30 18:58||