22 January 2012

Oh, c'mon... you were expecting, what?

This just in...

• CAIRO • Egyptian authorities confirmed Saturday that a political coalition dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the 84-year-old group that virtually invented political Islam, had won about 47 percent of the seats in the first Parliament elected since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

An alliance of ultraconservative Islamists won the next largest share of seats, about 25 percent.
And that democratic wave that was supposed to sweep across the Middle East?
A coalition of parties founded by the young leaders of the revolt that unseated Mr. Mubarak won only a few percent of the seats, as did a handful of offshoots of the former governing party.
Nonetheless, the struggle continues...
• RABAT, Morocco • Five unemployed Moroccan men set themselves on fire in the capital Rabat as part of widespread demonstrations in the country over the lack of jobs, especially for university graduates.


5 comments:

James said...

Yeah. I wonder if the USA is going to reconsider the wisdom of selling an additional 125 M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Egypt. Surely nothing bad could come of that.

Arab Spring! Arab Spring! How amazing! Twitter made it happen! Freedom & Democracy...oh....oops...

Anonymous said...

Time to open up the borders to welcome the displaced and show our Canadian compassion! Oh yeah the borders are already open……..

Rich said...

Remember all the breathless liberal TV coverage, every bit of it telling the one-sided story of the repressed populace throwing off the yoke of government oppression?
When the new folks get firmly in control of the country, they may make the former regime look like Boy Scouts by comparison.

Frances said...

Neo - you might try Jehan Sadat's book "A Woman of Egypt" for an interesting look at the Brotherhood.

Neo Conservative said...

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obviously... despite all the pretty words & sentiments in the msm... democracy is, in the final analysis... about what you do.

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