Is Egypt doomed to civil war or breakdown?

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Alja

Tampa, FL

#1 Aug 18, 2013
Is Egypt doomed to civil war or breakdown?

Armed conflict has been predicted by foreign commentators - but the greater threat is Egypt becoming a failed state.

Cairo Ė The crisis currently hitting Egypt is an open wound evident even to those who do not follow the political fight between an interim government struggling for control and the supporters of a deposed president refusing to admit defeat.

Itís seen in the regular violent episodes that leave scores dead, usually on the side of those supporting the reinstatement of President Mohamed Morsi.

Itís visible in the burned and gutted buildings in Giza, Nasr Square and Rabaa.

It takes form in regular, random clashes between people on the street, paranoid, shouting, arming themselves with clubs and forming civilian roadblocks all over the city.

Itís no wonder then the possibility of Egypt falling into failed state status - a government failing in legitimacy and providing basic services and functions - or spiralling into a civil war, has dominated much of the international discourse on the countryís future.

International analysts, pundits and diplomats warn that if left unchecked, the violence in Egypt could escalate into civil war.

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reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#2 Aug 19, 2013
understanding history and the facts will help predict a possible outcome of the civil unrest in egypt.

Egypt has been a stable country for several thousand years, the citizens of egypt view them selves as egyptians first and formost.

Egypt has enjoyed 60 or so years of strong dicator type personalities running the country. Part of the sucess in keeping peace in egypt centered around the harsh political reality that muslim brotherhood had to be baned fron government positions. Muslims have proven them selves not to be good social religous neighbors or good leaders of democratic countries when they assend to power.

Muslims are a numerical minotity in egypt The recent wins in egyptian elections was the result of the muslims being better organized more millitant , more agreesive than the other political parties running candidats in the elections.

Muslims are a numerical minority in egypt, the wins in the recent election was not a mandate to change the direction of the country and install muslim laws and ideals into the constitution.

The majority of the population of egypt is non muslim and do not want to live under a respressive muslim government.

The majority of the citizens were not happy with the actions taken by the muslim brotherhood once they assumed power ,the down turn in the egyption economy was not addressed and added futher burden on average citiznes.

The military is the only remaining power able to control the country since there is no other nation wide popular political party or nationally known personality able to step in with the full support of all of the egyptian people and manage the country and the economy.

Prediction the military will run the country for the forseeable future, the muslim brother hood will again be banned from holding positions in government as they have proven they only have muslim intrest and not the best interest of all the people of egypt in mind.

Its sad to see churches burned christians shot down and killed by the millitant muslisms running wild in egypt.

If this is not stopped quckly there could be a civil war with everyone against the muslims and out ragious uncivil acts they have done.

Muslims have once again proven they are not good neighbors or good citizens of egypt.

Muslims are a numerical minority in egpyt and need to respect the views of all the peoples of egypt.

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