There is scant doubt that any group which assumed power in Egypt after the end of Hosni Mubarak’s tenure as pseudo dictator of the nation would encounter a difficult time in order to restore the semblance, not only of democracy, but the semblance of a solid economy. The situation demanded a coalition government and avoidance of sectarian conflict. The times called for peaceful cooperation in order to move society forward. But, Mohamed Morsi, who had promised not to impost the strict Islamist ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood, proceeded to do what he had promised not to do. A result is an economic collapse, fury and angry which now has reached the point where 15 million have signed a petition demanding his removal from office.
Once again street clashes are erupting in Cairo and other cities. A grass roots opposition has emerged in Egypt and they want Morsi to change. However, the president’s ideas of reconciliation is to unleash MB mobs into the streets. Khalil el-Anani, an Egyptian political scientist, sadly notes, “we’re heading towards an unpredictable confrontation which is likely to be blood and violent.” Blame it on Morsi, the man who lied.