Op-Ed: Tantawi defies Muslim Brotherhood: "Egypt is for All"
Published: Monday, July 16, 2012 9:21 PM
Tantawi defies Muslim Brotherhood declaring: Egypt is for all, not just one group. The United States prefers Morsi.
The military’s intervention in the days after polls closed in Egypt’s presidential election gave the country a reprieve from the looming threat of civil war which a Shafiq win was bound to spark. There were credible reports that Gaza and Libya terrorists smuggled weapons (rockets and missiles) into Suez and Marsa-Matorah and were poised for the signal from the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) once an announcement was made in favor of their opponent, military presidential candidate, Mr. Shafiq.
In this instance, the military - corrupt, untrustworthy and well known for its brutality towards freedom fighters in the course of the January 2011 uprising, did the country a great favor. This Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) implemented martial law (on June 13) in response to many serious reports including threats from the MB to set fire to the country if their candidate lost the election.
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