Monday, August 12, 2013

Shifting Reports

As the Egyptian military are poised to start taking action against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, you will notice one thing as you read the news of Western media like BBC and CNN. They are shifting their reporting to be against the military.

Now some people may believe that this is a simple case of the western press not wanting to be seen supporting the Egyptian military as they crackdown on supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, but I think the reason for the shift is different. They have realized that the Egyptian military (surprise, surprise) has no intention to give up power!

When the military coup took place, the Egyptian military made all the right noise. They claim that there will be elections within 4 months and a civilian government will be in place after that. Recently as Western mediators admitted defeat in getting the Egyptian military to come to an agreement with the Muslim Brotherhood, that date was quietly changed to 9 months!

The Egyptian military has (shockingly) moved the goalpost for an election that would kick them out of power. What a surprise! Totally unexpected! No wonder the Western press is now doing a 180 turn right now! No one could have seen that one coming.

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