Muslim Brotherhood TV stations are being taken off the air in Egypt. Writing in the International Herald Tribune (reprinted in The New York Times), Tim Sebastian explains the stark lack of viable options for voters in Egypt.
The generals’ plan is to bring Egypt’s politicians together, write yet another constitution and hold elections. Don’t hold your breath on that one.
While you can shuffle the political cards in Egypt, there are still only two cards that count: the Muslim Brotherhood and the military. “That’s the same this week, just as it was last week,” said one Egyptian commentator.
The opposition, too, is the same as it was last week — ineffectual, disunited, incapable of articulating any realistic vision for the future of Egypt and often accusing Morsi of stealing the presidential election.
Morsi didn’t steal his election. Nor did the Muslim Brotherhood. They won each and every vote — both referendum and election — during the last two and a half years.