Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Riding the tiger...in a circle.

So all those rallies and courage taken on by many Egyptians, and supported by the West (for a while) have come full circle. A Pete Townshend lyric come to life (and it isn't Squeeze Box):
Egypt's top military body has given its approval for armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) said: "The people's trust in Sisi is a call that must be heeded as the free choice of the people." Security sources say he will resign and announce his candidacy within days. Field Marshal Sisi led the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in July, following mass protests against him.
Strongmen love a full-circle, and so, apparently, do western governments. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Who lost Egypt? The Egypt Hands, of course.

Anonymous said...

A good thing Bush isn't still President. Their meeting would go "Heh heh heh, yer name is Sissy, heh heh heh!!!"

pansypoo said...

i guess revolutions were easier in 1776.
but ours took a few years. france had 3.