Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood seizes control of Egyptian military

It sure didn't take long for the Brotherhood to make its move.  Not so long ago, they weren’t going to even run a candidate in the elections and Morsi was a "former" member.  Just goes to prove the old adage that a leopard never changes its spots.


Muslim Brotherhood seizes control of Egyptian military

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Ryan Jones

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday stunned the region and caused grave concern in Israel when he dismissed all of Egypt's top generals and installed commanders loyal and subservient to his Muslim Brotherhood.

Following the ouster of former dictator Hosni Mubarak, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces headed by former Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi had held de facto power, and had placed certain limitations on the presidency when it became clear the Muslim Brotherhood would the election.

For instance, the Tantawi-led council had introduced a constitutional amendment that forbade the president from declaring war without the council's approval.

In addition to firing Tantawi, the Egyptian chief-of-staff, and the heads of the navy and air force, Morsi also rescinded all of the council's constitutional amendments, effectively granting his office outright control of military matters.

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