Friday, July 5, 2013

The Army has ousted Mohd Morsi in Egypt

Egypt is in turmoil. President Morsi a member of the Muslim brotherhood has been deposed by the army and a new president is sworn in. Frankly this is not surprising as the army in one form or another has ruled Egypt ever since Gamal Nasser overthrew King Farrukh in the early fifties of the last century. Another thing going against Morsi was that he was pursuing a policy that furthered the brotherhood. Economy is in shambles, tourist traffic has fallen, hard currency reserves are depleted and there is total unemployment. It should not be forgotten that teh Muslim Brotherhood was banned in Egypt for close to 40 years and had carried out the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.
Morsi has paid the price. One hopes he is not tried for treason or something as the Arabs are notorious for trying their deposed rulers. Look at the case of Hosni Mubarak.Poor man was made to sit in an iron cage. Think, that he was President for 30 years. I hope the army will control the situation and I have a lurking feeling that this coup is blessed by America, alarmed as it was with the sectarian policies of Morsi and the chance that the 1976 agreement with Israel could be ruptured.