Political Observation - The Egyptian Elections

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Political Observation - The Egyptian Elections

I- Egyptian Elections and Sami Anan’s Candidacy

At the end of the Tale of a Homeland conference on Friday evening, January 19th, al-Sisi, somewhat agitated, said: "Be wary of me, you the corrupt, if you go near this chair [of the presidency] … I would stop the corrupt from taking power if I could … and I know the corrupt ones, I know them very well indeed ".

The masses have been removed from the equation of government. The competitors with a strong popular backing such as the Muslim Brotherhood have been quashed from the Egyptian political scene ever since the Muslim Brotherhood allowed their opponents to stay in power during the transition period and during their term of office instead of purging the state apparatus from the plague of agents and the corrupt clique. Then the Muslim Brotherhood erred again when they went into politics observing the standards of the international order, the American volition and the rules of democracy. This opened the floodgates for the traitorous secular political milieu, hired media and sellouts from the military leadership to reshape, reformat and fortify the system. Adding insult to injury was the marginalisation of the masses after the ouster of Mubarak and the confinement of the Muslim Brotherhood's function to street demonstrations, which were harmless to the state institutions. This gave the criminal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and his gang the chance to strike them and their popular bases down as if sacrifice and catching bullets bare-chested are an end in themselves.

The unfolding events in Egypt today reflect the drive to entrench is the concept of power being the monopoly of military institution, which has been given an unprecedented legitimacy and sanctity, even during the tenure the late Abdel Nasser; this is evidently reflected in the decision to limit the type of presidential candidates and push the masses to turn the so-called revolutionary and popular "legitimacy" page. As for the candidacy of Shafiq and his subsequent withdrawal, as well as that of Sami Annan, together with the "security leaks", they are nothing more than an attempt to distract the people in an attempt at turning their attention away from the essence of the problem. Moreover, luring Anan into running against al-Sisi, and allowing him to stand up to him and polarise his opponents within the military institution and the state apparatuses, is designed to gauge the loyalty of the army and soak up the antipathy of the masses and the resentment of those averse to al-Sisi’s rule, thus slamming the door shut in the face of those coveting competition and power. This is evident from Sami Anan’s confident tone in warning state institutions from promoting al-Sisi and his pointing to the presence of errors. It seems that Anan, who had seemed meek and subservient during his previous candidacy, has this time got the green light from the United States. The US must have also warned al-Sisi against harassing Anan, who had been humiliated by al-Sisi in the previous election when he was fined by a traffic warden soon after he announced his candidacy. Annan's entry into the presidential race is surely part of a scam targeting the masses, and sending a message to al-Sisi and his criminal cohort warning them: “you better commit even greater betrayals or else...”, Especially since Annan's candidacy has come just ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Cairo with the aim of urging him to support the US vision and Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. This is why al-Sisi said: "I would stop the corrupt from taking power if I could "; which means Anan's candidacy this time around occurred at the behest of the US.

It also seems that the actual reason behind the dismissal of the head of the Egyptian Intelligence, Khaled Fawzi, and the appointment of Abbas Kamel in his place is an attempt by Sisi to give control of internal affairs as well as military affairs to military intelligence services. Moreover, and according to some reports, Khaled Fawzi was among those who rejected the "alternative homeland" project within what has become known as the deal of the century. If this is true, then Sisi wants to demonstrate his absolute readiness to serve his American masters in order to remain in power, rather than giving it up for another American agent and slave, in the person of Sami Anan.

Therefore, confining the presidential elections to the military force and projecting Anan as a serious candidate, coupled with Anan’s choice of Dr. Hazem Hosni and Hisham Genina, who is linked to the Morsi era as aides in his election campaign, is designed to encourage the masses to vote, and reproduce the previous phase. This may result in protecting al-Sisi from those infuriated by his rule and pacifying them through Sami Anan with the aim of habilitating the regime for what is coming next to the region, especially concerning the deal of the century. This does not necessarily mean that Anan is America’s candidate for the next phase since it is entirely plausible to extend the tenure of the criminal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi who has shown an unprecedented level of criminality and treason, managed to subdue the will of the people and stood in the face of Islam; and who has also downsized the standing of Egypt and prevented her from getting involved in the issues of the Islamic and the Arab world. Besides, al-Sisi enjoys the full support of the Gulf countries, “Israel” and the conservative right in the United States.

The most dreaded nightmare scenario in this struggle for the presidency of Egypt between America's two agents is a repeat of the Muslim Brotherhood’s mistakes. A large section of their leaders and supporters may back the candidate Sami Annan on the grounds that he might bring "change and reconciliation", especially after has courted the Muslim Brotherhood by appointing Hisham Genina as his deputy. Support of the Muslim Brotherhood for Sami Anan’s nomination will only make them a stick in the hands of the US used to discipline their agents, and an instrument exploited to mislead the populace and drive them to participate in a pre-determined election.

4 Jumada al-Oulah 1439h
21 January 2018