"Morsi, according to insiders, is expected to press ahead with efforts to expand the Brotherhood's control. He plans to soon replace many of Egypt's 27 provincial governors with Brotherhood members or sympathizers of the group and purge the judiciary of judges known to be opposed to its policies, according to the insiders familiar with deliberations in Morsi's inner circle. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retribution. "We are now rid of a state run by the military. What is left for us to do is to rid ourselves from the state of the Brotherhood," wrote columnist Mohammed Amin in the independent Al-Masry Al-Youm daily" ABC News
Is this a better government for the Egyptian people? Will Mursi consolidate power in Islamist hands and change social and commercial law to suit that end? At present he has both executive and legislative power. Were the attacks at Rafah real or a carefully staged pretext for removal of seculat leaders in the Egyptian military and intelligence service??
The new defense miister wa a student at the US Army War College a few years back. His master's thesis there was a "confection" of anti-American tropes. In this document he wrote o the need for full integration of Islam into every aspect of the Egyptian state. There will be another post on his thesis.
Mursi has gone to Saudi Arabia to speak at the OIC meeting there. To leave Egypt at a time like this is a strange move. i suppose he has gone to the meeting for the purpose of de-legitimizing the Syrian government in favor of the Sunni rebels. pl