Well then, it looks like the Muslim Brotherhood’s power grab in Egypt is coming unstuck! Hosni Mubarak must be cackling with glee;
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has rejected the army’s 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the country’s deadly crisis, saying it will only sow confusion. President Morsi insists he will continue with his own plans for national reconciliation, a presidential statement said early on Tuesday. The army has warned it will intervene if the government and its opponents fail to heed “the will of the people”. However, it denies that the ultimatum amounts to a coup.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s state news agency Mena reported early on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr had submitted his resignation. If accepted, he would join at least five other ministers who have already reportedly resigned over the political crisis. On Sunday, millions rallied nationwide, urging the president to step down.
There is an existential crisis by the banks of the Nile. The plans to turn Egypt into Iran by the Nile – so central to the MB agenda – have caused many Egyptians great concern and this had led in turn to these protests that are bringing the country to a halt. The Egyptian economy is in meltdown with tourism plummeting understandably.
Morsi is history, he will stand down very shortly. The bigger question is what happens next? I don’t see the military overly seizing power but they will want to assert some form of stability. In a sense, and this is the irony, they want to get back to some sort of semi- Mubarak solution – yet the Islamists reject this! Where will it all end?