Sunday, November 25, 2012
Nice! Obama Buddy, Egyptian President Morsi, Grants Himself Extra Power
Make no mistake about it, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's agenda is to turn Egypt into a anti-Israel, Sharia loving, Radical Muslim country. Currently there are riots in Egypt over Morsi's declaration that his decisions made as President are above the Egyptian courts.
Morsi, a long time Muslim Brotherhood member, from the same Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization that Obama hosted at the White House which surely made the Founders turn over in their graves, has now granted himself far reaching powers, and, running Christian and moderate Muslim out of the legislative assembly.
This is the same mutt who gave political support to Hamas shooting rockets into Israel population centers.
Now that Morsi and Obama (sounds like a Muslim Law Firm) have brokered some type of pause for peace in the region, it will give Hamas time to re-group from their ass whupping and bring in more rockets from Iran and additional help from Egypt.
Egypt, who was once a force for peace in the Middle East, will turn out to be a major aggressive enemy of Israel once Morsi gets consolidated and Hamas re-arms which is the entire intent of the brokered peace. Add Hezbollah entrenched to Israel's north plus the Iranian nuclear threat and things are dire for Israel.
The below is from an AP article by Hamza Hendawi:
Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers
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.
Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly.
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.
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.
Morsi not only holds executive power, he also has legislative authority after a previous court ruling just before he took office on June 30 dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament, which was led by the Brotherhood. With two branches of power in his hands, Morsi has had repeated frictions with the third, the judiciary, over recent months.
"Morsi today usurped all state powers; appointed himself Egypt's new pharaoh," pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account. "A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences."