Sec. of State Clinton Chooses Sides in Egypt: Islamists

Sec. of State Clinton Chooses Sides in Egypt: Islamists

As I have written in other posts, there is serious trouble in Egypt. Their constitutional court recently disbanded the nation’s parliament in a bid to end the influence Islamists enjoyed there. Yet even as they disbanded it, the Egyptian people elected a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, for president. Meanwhile, Egypt’s military is supporting the constitutional court’s decision to disband parliament, thus Morsi and the military are estranged to say the least.

Enter Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, who is siding with Morsi in the contentious situation and is calling on the military to back Morsi instead of the constitutional court. She justifies this by saying she simply wants to guarantee “a full transition to democratic rule” in Egypt.

Her idea of guaranteeing a full transition is to side with the Islamists?

This mess brings to mind the ties between Clinton’s office and the Muslim Brotherhood: focusing attention once more on the fact that the mother of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff,  serves on the Muslim Sisterhood with the wife of Egypt’s new president. In short, this means the Muslim Brotherhood can relay their wishes and intentions to Clinton and her aides with relative ease.

And while we hope this doesn’t translate into influencing Clinton’s office, the fact that she has sided with Islamists instead of Egypt’s constitutional court is quite troublesome.


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