President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. On Sunday, he replaced it with his own declaration, one that gave him broad legislative and executive powers and, potentially, a decisive role in the drafting of Egypt’s still unfinished new constitution.
The maneuvers by Mr. Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, cemented a major shift in power that began with his election in the face of intense opposition from the military.NO. THE MAJOR POWER SHIFT BEGAN WITH THE ELECTION OF OBAMA.
SADLY, THIS IS ONLY THE END OF THE BEGINNING OF JIHAD IN EGYPT. THE WORST IS YET TO COME.
THE JIHADISTS WILL SOON HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR, AND BE ABLE TO DO AS THEY WISH. THAT'S WHY I PRAY FOR THE COPTS.