''Arab Spring'' Egypt


This is not going well, this is turning into one major screwup if the Obama admin has indeed not backed the Mubarak government, and that’s the way it’s looking. KGS

Muslim Brotherhood announces plan to form new Egyptian government without Mubarak

The banned opposition group is conducting talks with Mohammed ElBaradei, the former UN nuclear watchdog chief, about the formation of a unity government.

The banned Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, told the German Press Agency DPA Sunday that they are in talks with other anti-government figures to form a national unity government without President Hosni Mubarak and his ruling party.

Although the Muslim Brotherhood is officially banned from running for elections for parliament, some movement members have presented candidacy for parliament as independents.

Gamal Nasser, a spokesman for the Brotherhood, told DPA that his group was in talks with Mohammed ElBaradei – the former UN nuclear watchdog chief – to form a national unity government without the National Democratic Party of Mubarak.

The group is also demanding an end to the draconian Emergency Laws, which grant police wide-ranging powers The laws have been used often to arrest and harass the Islamist group.

Nasser said his group would not accept any new government with Mubarak. On Saturday the Brotherhood called on President Mubarak to relinquish power in a peaceful manner following the resignation of the Egyptian cabinet.

The Egyptian cabinet formally resigned Saturday at the command of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, following violent anti-government protests that have now reached their sixth day unabated.


One Response

  1. I don’t think that i’m the only one having a dreadful déjà vu moment, involving another weak and pathetic POTUS whose name forever will be associated with an additional – and from a Western standpoint – disasterous revolution, in that region. May I hopefully be proven wrong, both about Obama’s cowardly inaction to support a Muslim ally with a Western-friendly leadership and the grim outcome of the volatile situation, should the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood come to power in Egypt.

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