For the Western governments and their Press, any military régime is bad by definition, and so what we witnessed in Egypt was seen as a struggle between the partisans of the régime and the democrats. The problems with this interpretation are as follows - on the one hand, the Egyptian military is republican, and, on the other, it enjoys far greater public support than the democrats.
For the defenders of the Law, Mohamed Morsi was proclaimed the legally elected President by 17% of the electorate. However, his legitimacy should have been questioned when 33 million Egyptians called for his destitution. It also transpired, with supporting evidence, that the Electoral Commission had not respected the citizens’ vote in 2012. This being the case, it is impossible to qualify his removal as a «coup d’etat».
For the Egyptians themselves, these events are the extension of the struggle between nationalists and islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood, which had attempted on several occasions to grab power, after the assassinations of the Prime Ministers in 1945 and 1948, and that of the President in 1981, finally managed to do so with the help of the United States and fraudulent elections. However, today, the champion of the nationalists is selling the country to the Saudis.
The resignation of Hosni Moubarak (11th February 2011)
- On the 6th October 2012, the anniversary of the assassination of President Anouar el-Sadate, President Mohamed Morsi received three members of the Muslim Brotherhood who had participated in the plot against his predecessor. Morsi nominated one of them to the Council of Human Rights, and a second to the Senate.
The Presidency of Mohamed Morsi (30th June 2012 - 3rd July 2013)
The restoration of the institutions by Abdel Fatah al-Sissi
publicly denounce the «butchery» still on-going in Yemen ;
go to Damascus to offer his support to President Bachar el-Assad against the Muslim Brotherhood ;
and to seek rapprochement with Iran in order to guarantee the stability of the region.
Three pieces of advice which presume distancing Egypt from Saudi Arabia.
- In the night of the 11th / 12th April, the PDF edition of the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm headlined - «Two islands and a doctorate for Salmane… and billions for Egypt». Immediately censored by the government, the paper edition published on the morning of the 12th had been corrected, and now read - «The harvest of Salmane’s visit - agreements worth 25 billion dollars ».
The islands of Tiran and Sanafir