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The drummers’ council

The farcical play known as the parliamentary elections ended yesterday. Most of the Egyptian masses did not attend it, as the majority of them boycotted it, except for the few who sold their souls to the devil. It was easy for their votes to be bought by the candidates who publically showered them with money before the eyes of the elections committee and in front of the coup-led government. They were not held accountable or penalised for their actions. For the first time, the Emirati political money entered the game and played a dirty role in the parliamentary elections. And why not? They have taken control of every aspect of the state and the capabilities of this country. The heads of the country bow down to the Emiratis, beginning with the head of the state to the lower ranks, i.e. the journalists and media who play the drums and horns.

The parliamentary play, which does not express the nation in any shape or form, ended just as its writers wanted and they won it falsely in the manner typical of the coup leader and his corrupt entourage. They now represent over two-thirds of the parliament. To complete the play and play out the drama, they introduced an opposition created by them (its voice is raised at times and it causes noise with no effect). This is only for decoration and needed to complete the play and make it seem real to the international community.

However, the international community knows this is a false and failed play, as it saw all the committees empty. All the international television stations and foreign journalists saw the lack of voters and the peoples’ refusal to participate in this mockery. The youth even came up with something new. They stood in queues in front of the German embassy and expressed their desires to emigrate.

The creators, writers, directors and actors in this play still live with the close-mindedness of the 1960’s, and they still have not realised that the world has changed and has become a small village given the amazing communications revolution. This changed the world, crossed the borders and broke down the doors. The sky is now open to the entire world, and there are no more secrets. Nothing is hidden from anyone. What they were able to hide in the 1960s is no longer possible, despite all the beautifying makeup they used to promote their play. Therefore, the West mocked their failed play.

This committee was formed to perform a specific task. They are now able to obtain the loan the government wants from the World Bank. They needed a parliament that would blindly approve this and approve all the laws and decisions made by the coup leader without any discussion or questions asked. What is more important and dangerous than this is that the parliament would amend the constitution in a manner that would grant the president more authority, i.e. expanding the executive authority’s privileges at the expense of the legislative authority. This would allow the president to dismiss the defence minister, which was protected by the constitution (the coup constitution) after the coup leader was the defence minister, and make the minister’s term eight years, equivalent to two presidential terms. When the coup leader amended the constitution, he was not sure if the international and regional forces would support his candidacy so he wanted to protect himself. But now, he wants to overthrow his partner in the coup out of fear that he will stage a coup against him, just as he did against the legitimate President Mohamed Morsi. This is always the mentality of cowardly traitors. “Indeed, Allah loves not one who is a habitually sinful deceiver.”

This farcical play is ongoing. Let’s see what its upcoming acts will be. I am certain that this play will not go on for long and that the curtain will fall soon with the help of God and the revolutionaries on the ground. They will write a new play of victory and the demise of the coup with their blood.

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