Mornin Cryptic. While they did get to participate.....after the removal of Morsi. They went to town on the Coptics and then even the Egyptian Military. Which not mentioned was the police and their homes and family members.
Yep you are correct it is all for show.....even USA has it that bit up. The real story is to come today with the trial of the AL-JAZERRA journalists. One is an Australian.
More than 150 of 545 defendants stood trial on charges of killing a policeman and attacking police. The others were tried in absentia, the Associated Press reported.
"The trials are part of the raging battle between the military-led government and Muslim Brotherhood," said Fawaz Gerges, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics. "What these trials tell us is that the government has been systematically trying to weaken the Muslim Brotherhood and force them to accept the roadmap set by the military government."
Monday's ruling comes nearly nine months after the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi was ousted from the presidency . After millions took to the streets to protest against Morsi's presidency last June, Egypt's army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi forced Morsi aside and issued a political program that called for fresh parliamentary and presidential elections, which are expected to be held this year.
Brotherhood supporters, however, have continued some protests against the military-backed authorities, although the numbers in the streets have dwindled.
"What the trials say is that the military-led government has failed so far to basically force the Muslim Brothers to accept the status quo," Gerges said. "The trials really reflect the political stalemate that exists in Egypt."
Monday's verdict can be appealed. H.A. Hellyer, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, said he doubts the death sentence will be implemented.
"This is a first stage court," Hellyer said. "There are others for the defendants to appeal to." "But the issuing of the verdict in any case, even if it is almost certain to be overturned, is something to note when understanding what the legal system in Egypt is prepared to engage in when it comes to these types of cases," Hellyer said.....snip~
Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death