The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Egypt calls early presidential election as VIOLENCE SPREADS” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-egypt-politics-idUSBREA0P0GR20140126).
“Egypt will hold a presidential vote before parliamentary polls, President Adly Mansour said on Sunday (January 26 2014), in a change to a political roadmap that could pave the way for THE SWIFT ELECTION OF army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi”.
“Parliamentary elections were supposed to be held first under the timetable drawn up after the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi (Morsi/Morsy) of the Muslim Brotherhood in July (2013) FOLLOWING MASS PROTESTS AGAINST HIS RULE“. The problem is: the army is MUCH WORSE.
“The decision to revise the order of elections is likely to DEEPEN tensions in Egypt, which is struggling to cope with waves of political violence. FORTY NINE people were KILLED in anti-government marches on Saturday (January 25 2014), the third anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak”. “tensions” in Egypt are DEEP ENOUGH.
“In a televised speech”, Mansour, the INTERIM leader, said: “I have taken my decision to amend THE ROADMAP for the future in that we will start by holding presidential elections first followed by the parliamentary elections“. This “roadmap” has been PRE-SET/PRE-DETERMINED.
According to Khaled Dawoud, “a well-known LIBERAL activist“, “It was an EXPECTED move amid the growing signs that Sisi is being GROOMED to become the next president” and many Egyptians ARE NOT happy about this.
“Gunmen killed THREE Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a bus in the Sinai on Sunday (January 26 2014), the military said, prompting a warning from the army that it would ELIMINATE the Brotherhood, which it BLAMES for much of Egypt’s political violence”.This is the latest example of BLAMING & CRITICIZING (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk).
In a statement about the bus attack posted on Facebook, the army said: “We assure the Egyptian people of the great determination of its men to fight black terrorism and THE COMPLETE ELIMINATION of the advocates of OPPRESSION and sedition and blasphemy from followers of the Muslim Brotherhood”. There are THREE things to note here. First, the only way to “completely eliminate” someone or a group of people is via the FORCE & PAIN TECHNIQUE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Secondly, SCAF IS JUST AS “oppressive” as the Muslim Brotherhood making this the latest case of “We think they made us mad; they think we made them mad and here we go” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). On top of this, let’s remind ourselves that the Muslim Brotherhood is officially now A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
“Mansour suggested that Egypt, criticized by human rights groups for its HARDLINE tactics against both Islamist and liberal opponents, was about to resort to TOUGHER MEASURES“, implying that the FORCE & PAIN TECHNIQUE will be used again (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“He said authorities would act swiftly to prosecute insurgents. “I have asked the President of the Appeals Court to EXPAND judicial capacity in order to officiate speedy trials of terrorist cases“. It’s NOT as if the judiciary (or ANY branch of the Egyptian government for that matter) needs any more POWER.
Finally, “MOCKING what has become known as Sisi mania – everything from T-shirts to posters to chocolates honor the general – the April 6 movement, which played a prominent role in igniting the revolt against Mubarak, criticized the change to the roadmap”.
“It used a play on words to describe it in a tweet: “PresSISI-dential elections“.
Well, it looks like ABDEL FATAH EL-SISI becoming Egypt’s next president is AN INEVITABILITY.