Monday, June 18, 2012

Islamists Claim Win in Egypt Election; Army Takes Power


The Muslim Brotherhood claimed an election victory in Egypt as the army grabbed power. Read more.

UPDATE: ARMY PROMISES TO HAND OVER POWER AT MONTH'S END

The situation in Egypt is a disaster on the verge of becoming a catastrophe. It is also a huge headache for the Obama administration, which undermined the Mubarak government and emboldened and encouraged the Islamists. Events in Egypt will expose the administration's policy of embracing rightwing political Islam in general while decimating Al Qaeda in particular. The administration's strategy has been to narrow the definition of the Islamist enemy to the organization that attacked the United States on 9/11. Practically all other Islamist groups--including the Taliban and Iran's monstrous mullahocracy--are presently or have in the recent past been regarded by the administration as fit to "engage."