‘President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and several senior generals, in a stunning purge that seemed for the moment to reclaim for civilian leaders much of the political power the Egyptian military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.’
Not exactly a cozy power-sharing arrangement, as predicted. I still suspect American diplomacy will become much more difficult regarding Israel, the Suez Canal, and other interests in the region. This likely isn’t as bad as the Iranian revolution (look at the current Iranian regime and its tactics), but the Egyptian trajectory is likely to align more with the Islamic resurgence throughout the Middle-East with a Brotherhood-led Parliament. Who will control the deep-State?
Related On This Site: From Al Jazeera English: ‘Morsi Wins Egypt’s Presidential Election’…Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest on Egypt: ‘Still More of the Same—and Something New’…are we still on a liberalizing, Westernizing trajectory?, however slow the pace? Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest: ‘What Did The Arab Spring Really Change?’