Willary in Egypt:
Not sniper-fire; its tomatoes and shoes this time.
Members of liberal and Christian political groups blast visiting US secretary of state, accuse Washington of cutting ‘secret deal’ with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Coptic leaders have declined to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying that she is recognizing sectarian divisions by meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis before requesting to meet with Coptic Christians.
Â Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi tells Willary he will not hand power to the MuBro’s
- Note that AP calls the coup by the MuBro’s a “transition to civilian rule”
CAIROâ€”U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Egyptian leaders Sunday to mend a political rift that has widened divisions between newly empowered Islamists and a secular-minded old guard that has long looked to America for support. (More on ‘why can’t we all just get along…)
Egypt’s top general has raised the stakes in the military’s political standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the armed forces will not allow a “certain group” to dominate the country.
“Egypt will never fall. It belongs to all Egyptians and not to a certain group â€” the armed forces will not allow it,” Tantawi told reporters after a handover ceremony for the transfer of command of the armed forces’ 2nd Army in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.
The New York Times writes:
Implausibly, some of the Brotherhood’s secular opponents have even accused the United States of conspiring with the Islamists to push them to power. By nightfall Saturday, hundreds of protesters had gathered outside Mrs. Clinton’s hotel to protest against the claimed conspiracy. Using a transliteration of the Arabic word for the Brotherhood, one sign read: “If you like the Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood], take them with you!”
- Free Egyptians protest U.S.’s support for Muslim BrotherhoodÂ (more pic’s from JW)
How the Muslim Brotherhood Conned and Conquered (AINA)
The Muslim Brotherhood was assisted by our predictable and stubborn failure to heed actual declarations by Islamists of what they want to do. Â The Muslim Brotherhood was not a sheepish junior partner and Johnny-come-lately, as the enemedia and “experts” portrayed it, but the most important player as of the second day of demonstrations, right through the end–and beyond.