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BARRY RUBIN: EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WILL CHANGE M.E AND THE WORLD…….

 

These ”democrats” are not the types one does business with, there’re the ones to crush underfoot and scatter the rest.

How Egypt’s Presidential Election Will Change the Middle East and the World

By Barry Rubin

What might well be the most significant election in Middle East history is about to happen yet the situation and its implications are simply not understood abroad. On May 23-24, with a probable run-off on Jun 16-17, the most important country in the Arabic-speaking world is almost certainly going to choose a revolutionary transformation that will ensure continuous earthquakes of war, suffering, and instability for decades to come.

Of the dozen candidates only three are important and the question is which of them will end up in the run-off.

–Muhammad Mursi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party.

–Abdel Moneim Aboul Fatouh, a former Muslim Brotherhood leader who resigned to run for president.

–Amr Musa, a radical nationalist who combines being an anti-American, anti-Israel demagogue with some real experience in government and some sense of realism and restraint.

There are also, among the more serious of the also-rans, a leftist, an old regime supporter, three liberals, and another Islamist.

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