The remains of a rocket attack on Netivot in southern Israel. Photo by Eliyahu Hershkowitz (Haaretz)

The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi won the presidential election in Egypt today.
The AP reported, via Pat Dollard:

The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the stunning wave of protests demanding democracy that swept the Middle East the past year. But the military handed itself the lion’s share power over the new president, sharpening the possibility of confrontation.

With parliament dissolved and martial law effectively in force, the generals made themselves Egypt’s lawmakers, gave themselves control over the budget and will determine who writes the permanent constitution that will define the country’s future.

But as they claimed victory over Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq after a deeply polarizing election, the Brotherhood challenged the military’s power grab. The group insisted on Sunday that it did not recognize the dissolution of parliament or the military’s interim constitution – or its right to oversee the drafting of a new one.

That pointed to a potential struggle over spheres of authority between Egypt’s two strongest forces. The Brotherhood has campaigned on a platform of bringing Egypt closer to a form of Islamic rule, but the military’s grip puts it in a position to block that. Instead any conflict would likely center on more basic questions of power.

Meanwhile… Israeli Haaretz News is reporting that the Muslim Brotherhood ordered the grad missile attack on Israel this weekend.

Israeli security officials say that the rockets that landed on Friday in the area near Ovda and Mitzpeh Ramon, were launched after a request by senior leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. According to these officials, the rockets were launched from the Sinai Peninsula by a Bedouin unit, according to Hamas orders, even though Hamas itself wasn’t the initiator of the launching, but responded to the request of the Brotherhood, who wanted such an event on the eve of the second round of presidential elections in Egypt. It is yet unclear why the Brotherhood requested such an unusual action, a first military strike against Israel, or whether the strike was aimed at specific sites in the area.

Newsy.com has more video on the elections.

 

 

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  1. The Arab Spring and our idiotic support for parts of it will be one of the greatest foriegn policy debachles in World History.

  2. Well, if you are interested in ancient history, I do hope you saw the pyramids while you could.
    Tourism in Egypt will be extinct.

  3. After the elections in Palestine a few years ago, and in Iraq more recently, and now Egypt, it is apparent that Muslims are not ready for democracy. In fact it raises the question of a fundamental incompatibility. And notice what is happening in Turkey too.

  4. If I am reelected I promise you that I will do everything in my power to make America suck like Egypt. Vote for me. I will pee on the Constitution. Good day.

  5. #8
    ROFL!

  6. ++

    hah, and we still believe in fair & balanced elections in
    the US as the #1 ACORN IslaMarxist sits in the OO.. :-(

    ==

  7. ++

    correction re: #10 June 18, 2012 at 9:12 am bg

    ACORN = UNACORN

    ==

  8. Please remember the 7 million Coptic Christians of Egypt in your prayers. The horrors that they are now enduring will get much worse very quickly. Many of them are left to drink salt water because the Muslim Brotherhood has cut off their access to fresh water wells. They die of kidney failure whithin a few days. Their churches and homes are burned, women are raped, children beaten, and men are taken away to never be heard from again.

  9. ++

    okay, so now we know what Obama’s 1.5 billion
    for the Muslim Brotherhood
    (#50) was for.. /s/

    unfortunately the cost to US is immeasurable
    at present, as we ain’t seen nothin; yet!! n/k

    ==

  10. Time for Israel to retake the Sinai is NOW! No Sinai, no grad missile attacks.

  11. IDF tanks move closer to Egypt border

    Military issues unusual order, deploys Armored force closer to border following terror attack on civilian crews building fence

    The IDF has deployed Armored forces near the Israel-Egypt border, moving tanks closer to the fence, Ynet has learned. The unusual move followed Monday’s terror attack on defense contractor crews building the new security fence.

    The attack claimed the life of Said Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa. Golani soldiers who were scrambled to the area killed two terrorists.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4243969,00.html

  12. Its all well and good for Bill Clinton to diss Obama to get Hillary elected in 2016 but its under her watch that the Middle East has come apart and that Israel is in Jeopardy. She is loyal to Obama above everything else and the blame is hers.

  13. It is yet unclear why the Brotherhood requested such an unusual action, a first military strike against Israel, or whether the strike was aimed at specific sites in the area.

    Seems pretty clear to me. They simply hate Jews.



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