U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Egyptian military did not take over but instead was “restoring democracy” in Egypt.
The military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi after protests by millions of people. They demanded Morsi step down after a year as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. The military then installed a civilian interim government and called for elections next year.
The Obama administration has refused to call the ouster a coup. That designation that would cut off USB 1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt.
Kerry says millions of people asked the military to intervene because they were afraid the country would descend into violence.
Kerry spoke during an interview with Geo TV in Pakistan, where he is making his first visit as secretary of state
Source: Washington Post
This kind of statements from John Kerry should lead to some interesting reflections about democracy.
First, related to the very definition of democracy.
No longer is democracy defined by elections, where a majority of the people decides who shall run the government. From no onwards, it will be who has the military might on their side, who are the true democratic forces.
If the military had remained with the Muslim Brotherhood, it would have been the Muslim Brotherhood who protected democracy in Egypt. But when the Military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood, the generals became the protector of justice, and the voice of the people.
The problem with this kind of New Age definition of democracy, is that elections only becomes a guidance for the Generals. This is typical for all dictatorships that the USA has supported in Latin America, North Africa and South East Asia.
Not too unlikely, the Muslim Brotherhood will win the next election in Egypt. And to reinstall democracy, the military will again have to remove the Islamic political forces.
If we apply this kind of thinking to America, we will see that democracy do not fit the Americans. Because in the USA the generals have no guts to oust the Obama regime, who spy on all, and gradually set the US constitution aide.
Welcome to the age of confusion, where the World is lead by a confused leadership. Not knowing that they are taking all of us down the wrong path, that leads through the broad gates of destruction.
Matthew 7: 13-14
‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Written by Ivar