Friday, November 23, 2012
Protests Rock Egypt After Morsi Seizes Dictatorial Powers
Apparently some Egyptians were less than pleased about Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi's taking on what amounts to dictatorial powers.
Just yesterday, Morsi announced that any challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions were banned.
"The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," said the decree, which further stipulated that, “The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws issued by the president are final and not subject to appeal."
In other words, Mubarak all over again, complete with the 'emergency laws' the howling mobs in Tahrir Square were so exercised about during the Mubarak era. Only this time, sanctified by Allah, the Muslim Brotherhood, the spiffy new sharia-licious legalisms the Islamist and Salifist dominated parliament is going to write.
There were wide spread demonstrations in Cairo, Port Said and Alexandria, where a Muslim Brotherhood office was trashed.
Needless to say, the regime did exactly what Mubarak used to do in the good old days. They rounded up counter demonstrators to break heads and the Egyptian police behaved with their customary approach to anyone who got particularly in the way.Of course, this is now a Muslim Brotherhood regime, so neither President Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is going to say anything remotely like 'It's time for Morsi to go.'
Ah, the wonderful democracy of the Arab Spring!