Monday, January 28, 2013

Promises; What an Outdated Concept

Back in 2012, when people still believed words that came out of Mr. Morsi's mouth, he had this to say:

In which he promises that the Emergency Law in Egypt would never be imposed again. (Remember the Muslim Brotherhood MP who feigned passing out after hearing Mubarak re-instated the Emergency Law?)

But who cares what we said in the past, the MB don't remember what they've said so why should we! After days of violence throughout Egypt, Morsi re-instated the Emergency law in cities along the Suez (but not in Port Said ... go figure). The reaction has been, well, expected. Of course people are pissed off. Here are the condensed responses of the opposition:

"The National Salvation Front said that the decision is disappointing as it ignored the reality as usual. The Front added that if the president had really wanted to protect the lives of Egyptians, he would have instructed his government to take strict security measures in the city of Port Said before the verdict which instigated such deadly reactions.
The Popular Current said that the dialogue is unacceptable as the decision came as a collective punishment against the people in the cities of the Canal. Adding that "we refuse dialogue with the continuing bloodshed, crimes against protesters and the ongoing disregard for the legitimate demands of the Egyptian people."

The Dostour Party, founded by Mohamed ElBaradei, said that any dialogue would be a a waste of time since the president did not take responsibility for the bloody events or pledge to form a national salvation government and a new committee to amend the constitution.

The Revolutionary Socialists commented that Mursi declared war on all Egyptians and his speech is an incitement to murder, saying, "How can we hold dialogue with a regime that kills people and threatens that the worst is yet to come?" 
The Egyptian Mo'tamar Party did not comment on Mursi's speech, but stressed on the need to "stop non-productive dialogues" and renewed its call for the formation of a national coalition government." (Source)  
And in typical Egyptian current-events style, where laws can be passed in a heartbeat and long-standing legal doctrines trampled all over in the space of a few minutes, the National Salvation Front have threatened to hold an early presidential elections if Morsi does not respond to their demands. You can't make this up.

And an aside because really I am tired of hearing about it in the media:

 For any foreigners reading this blog, WE IN THE RED SEA ARE NOT SEEING ANY VIOLENCE THUS FAR DESPITE WHAT THE MEDIA WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE. The violence in Egypt is limited to a few cities, and although I do not want to undermine the seriousness of the situation, the entire country is not out in the streets shooting each other!!!

1 comment:

  1. what should morsi do? im not egyptian but i think the deaths were senseless. i think many egyptians are just bored and have nothing better to do than fight with each other. its really getting old. they need to stop protesting and start thinking what they want the country to be. egyptians dont seem to know what the hell they want. i feel bad for morsi because from the moment he took office theres been nothing but opposition when he did get voted in democratically. i didnt hear any voilence in hurghada area, where i live currently, but did hear some protesting friday.