Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 25, 2012, 5:18 p.m. EST by DouglasAdams
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Something really seemed wrong when a Muslim Brotherhood backed candidate, Morsi, was democratically elected in Egypt during their historic free election. The West knew who Muburak was after having led Egypt for 30 years. The real Morsi has just stood up.
Newsmax reports that Egypt's president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising.
Liberal and Christian members withdrew from the assembly during the past week to protest what they say is the hijacking of the process by Morsi's allies, who they saw are trying to push through a document that will have an Islamist slant marginalizing women and minority Christians and infringing on personal liberties. Several courts have been looking into cases demanding the dissolution of the panel.
The Egyptian leader also decreed that all decisions he has made since taking office in June and until a new constitution is adopted and a new parliament is elected — which is not expected before next spring — are not subject to appeal in court or by any other authority. He also barred any court from dissolving the Islamist-led upper house of parliament, a largely toothless body that has also faced court cases.
The moves effectively remove any oversight on Morsi, the longtime Muslim Brotherhood figure who became Egypt's first freely elected president last summer after the Feb. 11, 2011 fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak. They come as Morsi is riding high on lavish praise from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for mediating an end to eight days of fighting between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.
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It will be interesting to see how this ends. From Democracy to Dictatorship in one giant leap, before the Egyptian Constitution has been written and ratified. What would Morsi need these enormous powers for? These powers are unconstitutional because there is no constitution. And with a dictatorship, there is no need for a constitution. There possibly won’t be an Egyptian constitution as hoped without a major confrontation forcing Morsi to resign. Well, Middle Eastern dictators don’t resign. See Assad wants to be Syria’s dictator like his father was for 29 years. Let’s question whether it is or isn’t the role of the Western Alliance to topple Middle Eastern dictators.