Some thoughts regarding that article (Egypt’s military seeks future political role)
I think that the militarist rulers made a deal with Islamists, that they would release some of their prisoners, empower their voice, so that they would in return ensure that militarists keep being above the law, ever since 1952 coup d’etat.
I’d say, forget about freedom if militarists aren’t held accountable for their actions. Bastawisi’s suggestion won’t free us.
The militarists (or their endorsers) always propagate that they want a Turkish model of militarist intervention in civil life, while Turkey is moving towards restricting these militarist powers because of its apparent harm to civil life, here in Egypt they propagate that this would help civil life. But, there’s another thing, our militarist rulers are not even close to being secular 😀
“Any political role for the military will hurt democracy,” said Mustafa el-Naggar —— I totally agree.
Yes, uprising against Mubarak threatens the militarist rule and the regime since 1952.
Military’s intervention in economy hurts it so much. Because they are immuned against fair competition in the market.
Ever since Mubarak was ousted, the regime loyal media (including state newspapers like Ahram) kept on making propaganda for militarists and whitewashing their reputation and even for militarists involved in 1952 coup d’etat.
Lies: the military didn’t stand with the revolutionaries. Many things prove that, including the Camel Battle on the second of February, when it allowed thugs to attack and kill protestors. I think that the over 11000 prisoners who were arrested after 25 January (mostly starting of 28 January) up till now, were presented as thugs and framed-up charges for them, when in reality they were of revolutionaries. If that number were really thugs, how come they are still hired to attack opponents? Also, how come they (along with Islamists) do the job of thuggery, for example, against a symposium made in Embaba, against military trials for civilians.
That number of 11000 is close to the number of arrested Syrians 🙂 Do I see a correlation? 😉 Except that the Syrian regime didn’t pretend to stand with the revolutionaries.
Moreover, in Egypt, Maikel Nabil Sanad said it, as well as colonel Omar Afifi (living in exile in US) that the Egyptian army was commanded by the US that they shouldn’t use the American weapons in oppressing protesters because that would harm the American weaponry business.
“The junta is not different from Mubarak,” says another Tahrir banner.——— I totally agree, in fact, Mubarak was the one to appoint them, also they warmly greeted him in one of their statements (one of the very early statements 2nd, 3rd or 4th, I can’t remember).
I feel very scared after Omar Afifi, along with Al-Diyar newspaper and Al-Masreyeen said that the Egyptian army sent Sami Anan to US to take permission of them to be allowed to end the sit-in by force in Tahrir and other places. Especially because 23 July, the day of the coup d’etat, is near. Ruling militarists are concerned that it would be the end for their power. Similarly to the start of 25 January protests, when they were chosen to be at the date of the police holiday. US gave the green light to EgyArmy. :S
• Egypt army moves to secure key role in country’s future