By The Right Scoop


This. This. And This.

And now this:

(CBS/AP) – The Muslim Brotherhood has declared that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election.

Morsi “is the first civilian, popularly elected Egyptian president,” the group says on its website.

The declaration was based on returns the Brotherhood reported from 95 percent of the more than 13,000 polling stations nationwide. The returns showed Morsi with 52 percent of the vote, his opponent former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq with 48 percent. A million votes separated the two, which a Brotherhood spokesman said the remaining votes could not overcome the difference for Shafiq.

The figures were from results announced by election officials at individual counting centers, where each campaign has representatives who compile the numbers and make them public before the formal announcement. The Brotherhood’s early, partial counts proved generally accurate in last month’s first round vote.

The final official result is to be announced by Thursday.

Earlier, as vote counting began in Egypt’s election for the successor to Hosni Mubarak, the ruling military issued an interim constitution Sunday that handed themselves the lion’s share of power over the new president, enshrining their hold on the state and sharpening the possibility of confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood.

With parliament dissolved and martial law effectively in force, the generals made themselves the country’s lawmakers, gave themselves control over the budget and will determine who writes the permanent constitution that will define the country’s future.

That could set Egypt on the path of continued turmoil, particularly if conservative Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood emerges the victor in the presidential run-off against Ahmad Shafiq, Mubarak’s last prime minister. Already, the Muslim Brotherhood was warning that they would launch protests if Shafiq is declared the winner.

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  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    Well, time to open another theater of drone and Special Operations Forces warfare.

    • M_J_S

      I dunno if we can, they all will be in our major cities watching us.

  • WordsFailMe

    Muslims Win! Bang the gongs! Fire your weapons in the air! Bring in the blondes from CBS! It’s a toga party for the Kaliphate!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Great song. Pathetic that dear leader is an embarassment yet again.

  • jaym68

    According to O’s head of intel Clapper, this should work out just fine because we know they’re a “largely secular” group and all.
    /sarc off

  • NoToTyrants

    Obama’s support of the enemies of western civilization and the United States, coupled with his betrayal of long held allies in the Middle-East, during the “Arab Spring”, will have devastating long-term repercussions. For an example, just look at what Carter’s support of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his betrayal of the Shah has wrought in Iran.

    The next administration will have the difficult, if not impossible, task of mitigating the damage of Obama’s anti-Western policies throughout the Middle-East.

  • Nukeman60

    And so the ‘Arab Spring’ turns into the formulation of a new Califate. As much as I have disagreed with Beck lately, I will say he proclaimed this when it all started, against the hoots and hollers of the ‘elite’ pundits who said this was merely a democratic uprising of the people. Well, well.

    The original ‘peoples revolt’ was peaceful only because the military allowed it to be so. They wanted Mubarak out and let us believe that it was the protestors doing it. The military has been in control all along.

    • WordsFailMe

      Hope you are right.

    • Watchman74

      The military is in control for now and the MB knows this. This is going to be the next power struggle.

      • Nukeman60

        I’ve always been worried that the military is in cahoots with the Muslim Brotherhood and that cannot be good for Israel.

        • FreeManWalking

          Kinda like he who has the Gold n Guns makes the rules.

          • Nukeman60

            Cool. I own gold and I have guns, so I guess this afternoon, I’ll be talking to Barry about some new rules I have in mind. He doesn’t seem to respond to me on his Blackberry, though. Hmmm…

    • Patriot077

      I tend to agree with you Nukeman. This links is an interesting perspective on the regression that has taken place. Though Mubarek was harsh on radicalism and kept that at bay, this “de-Westernization” has all taken place during Mubarek’s tenure.
      I was shocked to see how modernized the students were in the 1959 photo:

      http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/01/am-i-the-only-one-troubled-by-cairo-street-scenes/

  • PVG

    Sure would feel a lot safer with an adult in the wh.

    • keyesforpres

      Ain’t that the truth!

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I wonder how many dead people, cartoon characters and illegals dear leader sent over there to insure a brotherhood win? God Bless and help Israel.

    • Nukeman60

      Speaking of cartoon characters, ABiC, let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday, here on the 18th day of June.

      From us quackers ,

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q74Tv3pgxCw

      In any language,

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqOhH750g6s&feature=related

      To the four corners of the Earth,

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P90dKxlsUJo&feature=related

      I say, Happy Birthday, duckie.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        AW Nukefriend!!!! I love it!!! :-D Have you been peaking on my facebook page when I wasn’t looking? Did I advertise it?! How did you know! It’s also mine and my honey’s 12th Anniversary too :-) Thank you so much my dear friend!!! (((( ♥ ))))s God Bless!!!

        • Nukeman60

          I could say something clever like, “since I have access to nuclear grade plutonium, I have sources”, but that would get me in trouble with the internet police. So I’ll tell the truth and say I saw this post 3 days ago:

          Arguments begin on June 18. BONUS HEY! that’s my birthday! Maybe a ruling will be a happy present for me! YAY!‘ – ABiC

          And I just put it in my memory bank. It gave me some time to track down the videos.

          :)

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            LOL! Good memory! I forgot. Must be my new old age creeping in lol! :-) Thank you so much my dear Nukefriend!! You always bring a smile to me. God Bless you for that!

            • NYGino

              Happy Birthday ABC. Hope your day brings you as much joy as you bring to us.

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                Aw thanks NY!!! ((()))s!!!

                • GreenBeretWay

                  I had to work all night so this is a belated Happy Birthday.

                  Happy Birthday ABinC.
                  A birthday wish to you from me.

                  You make us laugh and sometimes cry.
                  Without you here we wouldn’t get by.

                  You Ma’am are our favorite duck.
                  As we muddle threw the political muck.

                  We look to find you on a thread.
                  Looking forward to see what you said.

                  I feel like I can speak for all.
                  You make us feel ten feet tall.

                  We all wanted to buy you a classic Mustang car.
                  But Gino took us to the bar.

                  Me and that Marine like to battle for your heart.
                  But pick me,I’m state of the art.

                  So as another Birthday comes and goes.
                  You ABinC are the Right Scoop’s Rose.

                  We love you. Happy Birthday!!

                  PS A special video for the Queen of RS.Bless you.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Aw wow! MyStateoftheartGreenBeret!!!!!!!!!!

                  That is so amazing, you have NO idea how much that made me smile! My cheeks hurt lol! If this is what you do for a couple of hours late, I’ll take late from you any day. You are such a sweet GreenBeret!!! I love it. Thank you so SO much my dear friend. I hope you have a beautiful day- just like you made mine! God Bless you myGreenBeret.

                  PS- tell Gino, he still owes me a Mustang ;-) ’65, cherry red with a white soft top. That ought to do it.

  • TLaMana

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a glass factory land in Egypt….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ODSG4THJW3SRGYHSQ7KHU32U5Q 3D 81

    Well if history of the middle east is anything to go by then america better get ready to lose more of its sons in the future when they would have to go over there and fight this rabble for whatever reason.

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    Another Obanana disaster

  • Kordane

    The MB will quickly establish an Islamic state with full Islamic law; they will also increase hostilities with Israel. Mark my words on that.

    And yes, this is all Obama’s fault. It’s an absolute travesty, quite frankly.

  • patriotbens

    This is all Obamas doing. Arab Spring my butt! This is going to lead to an Arab nuclear winter!

  • Yazz55

    The obamessiah must be smiling and declaring success in Egypt

    put a big check next to this item on the “fundamental change” agenda

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    NObama’s plans for Egypt seem to be going ahead nicely. :-( Bad news for America and for Western Europe and of course Israel! I can’t remember a single example of NObama working for OUR benefit! Not a single one!

  • Philo Beddoe

    One day soon, those Egyptians will wish Mubarak was back in power.

  • 911Infidel

    Wasn’t it Morsi that recently said that Islam would make a second conquest of Eqypt and that Christians can either convert to Islam, pay the jizya or get out? Yeah he did. That Arab Spring thing is working out real well isn’t it?

  • Sober_Thinking

    Ticking time bomb.

    I’m so happy to know Obama supported this mess, that we pump billions of U.S. Dollars and military hardware into this quagmire, and that radical Muslims are taking over while surrounding Israel. Sarcasm of course. This all contributes to end times prophecy in the bible.

    • StrangernFiction

      that we pump billions of U.S. Dollars and military hardware into this quagmire

      And this has been done by BOTH PARTIES. Both ‘rats and Repubicans agree that we should directly aid our enemies.

      • Sober_Thinking

        You are right. This is ridiculous.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    GREAT JOB Brother!

    ———- NOW the fun begins

    ————–We don’t have enough agents, drones, bombs, etc. to cover all the training camps that will pop up

    AND don’t forget to send them MORE MONEY so they can buy more stuff to kill us with

    THAT IS ALL!

  • FreeManWalking

    I think it is time to send in a battle tested electioneer, someone that is fair, impartial and above all above politic to hand count the vote… Go JIMMY Go!!!

    Please stay there and build houses when you are through counting…

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    Muslim Brotherhood… Just sounds so gay! LOL! Maybe that’s why they want all the women in veils, they can’t stand to look at the fairer sex?!

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    As with Hamas, it will be one man, one vote, one time. Either the Army will step in to maintain order permanently, or there will be a civil war and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood along with the Salafists will take over the country. If either one happens, you will never see another election in Egypt. And if there is one, it will be a sham like the ones they have in Iran or Syria. This is a part of the world where whoever has the most guns wins. Or, as Mao used to say, “Political power comes from the barrel of a gun.” You will never see any real democracy in that part of the world. Which is what makes Israel even more special and important to us. Instead of following the Israeli model, Egypt is determined to become a dictatorship again. It will either be by a general or a mullah, but it certainly will NOT be a democracy. Count on it.

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

      Can kiss bye-bye to all the tourism money coming into the country as well. I wouldn’t visit Egypt now even if THEY were paying ME!

      • anneinarkansas

        Such a shame too…much of the world’s history and culture can be found in Egypt.
        I was fortunate enough to visit in the early sixties and it was one of the most exciting places I have ever been.
        The King Tut display, the camel ride around the Great Pyramid, the climb inside to the top, the Nile River, the market, so many, many things to remember….sad for the entire world that it may be over.

        • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

          A very great shame indeed. Thanks Muzzies! For NOTHING!! I wish they’d take a page out of other weird cults playbooks and embrace mass suicide!!!

    • Constance

      Nothing I can add, as you stated it all perfectly.

  • anneinarkansas

    This is frightening for the entire world. Obama is likely to embrace it.
    That makes it downright spooky!

    • kong1967

      I think this was the goal for Obama in Egypt and in Libya.

  • Constance

    I wonder how long the priceless artifacts there will remain safe. I wonder how long the Coptic Christians who are still alive will remain so. What a disgrace.

  • kong1967

    Good job Obama. Work to lay the groundwork for violent muslim extremism to expand and take power in the world. The claim this will not happen didn’t go very far did it (?), and…Obama…I think you knew what would happen in the end. I’d bet it put a smile on your Islamic butt kissing face.

  • stage9

    France…now Egypt…we’re about to hit another dark age in human history.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    Well the one thing Little Jimmy Carter did right has now been undone.

  • tvlgds

    It’s all fixed, just like ours.