NOW it’s going to get interesting…

Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first Islamist president on Sunday, however…

He’s the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 as a Fascist Islamic political party. The are avowed goal is to instill the Qur’an and Sunnah as the “sole reference point for ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community and state”.

They are fundamentalist to put it mildly (and small by comparison), and it will be interesting to see if they can actually get support from the myriad of parties and liberals, moderates and other factions in Egypt.

In the mean time, this could be a significant problem for the US, especially with respect to the Suez Canal, and free movement of our military and contract ships through the canal…

I don’t think this one is over by a long shot, and I’m still waiting for the military to decide where they are going to come down on this, and whether or not they will ‘reassume’ control of Egypt.

In the mean time, security for the whole region is up in the air… I’d be keeping an eye on this one, because if this breaks truly bad, the Israelis may have yet another war on their hands (again) much closer than Iran…


NOW it’s going to get interesting… — 7 Comments

  1. In the end, they’ll play ball with us. $1billion in US Aid tends to sway politicians in dirt port countries.

  2. Yep, nothing like going from an “Islamic Spring” to a “Muslim Brotherhood Nuclear Winter”. Once I get past the little mental snippy remarks about Obama, I truly wonder in my heart – how does the man evaluate and react to news like this. He was such a cheerleader of this whole movement. He has now delivered one of the most sophisticated (ok, somewhat tounge-in-cheek) middle eastern countries into the hands of 7th century Islamists. No matter how you slice it . . . . this will not end well for anyone.

  3. I’ve looked at Egypt as a damping rod in the reactor of Middle East politics. Seeing Egypt’s government swing over to the religious extreme does not bode well for the region.

    Agreed. Cause for concern. The possibilities for fubar just leaped four or five notches.

  4. Doubt many people in our country even care. Worse, doubt many people in the Obama mis-administration know or care until it bites them in the ass.

  5. Not really all that surprising. Maybe the Israeli’s have some decent contingency plans that include securing the canal.

  6. RobertM, I’m sure the Israelis have a plan to secure the Suez. Unlike the U.S., they know to keep their mouths shut until the plan is needed.

    And once they’re in control of the canal, don’t assume they’ll be that friendly to U.S. warships.

    We’ve already seen what the Taliban can do to a country, I’m sure the MB won’t be much different.