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2nd revolution in Egypt - just hours away

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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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Egyptian election officials have barred 10 candidates from the presidential poll, including former spy chief Omar Suleiman and the Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat al-Shater. Ultra orthodox Salafi Sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail has also been banned. No reason was given by officials, who said the 10 banned candidates had 48 hours to appeal. Elections are due to be held in May, more than a year after Hosni Mubarak was overthrown by popular protests. Egypt is still governed by a military council, although parliamentary elections have taken place in the meantime. The Brotherhood-backed Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) became the largest party in parliament. The decision by Mr Suleiman to stand for the presidency sparked major protests in Cairo on Friday. The news that he and nine other candidates were being excluded was announced by Farouk Sultan, the head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission. Officials said the 10 did not meet the conditions for candidacy, but no further explanation was given


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A lawyer for Ismail attacked the decision to disqualify the ultra-conservative Salafi and others from the race on Saturday, saying he expected a "major crisis". "The man heading this committee has never been independent. This elimination was dictated to him and he is working under the guidance of the military council," Nizar Ghorab told Reuters, referring to the head of Egypt's election commission. A lawyer for Ismail attacked the decision to disqualify the ultra-conservative Salafi and others from the race on Saturday, saying he expected a "major crisis". "The man heading this committee has never been independent. This elimination was dictated to him and he is working under the guidance of the military council," Nizar Ghorab told Reuters, referring to the head of Egypt's election commission. "I expect a major crisis to happen in the next few hours," he said.

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Absolutely shocking and poor decision to block 10 candidates! We can understand why the Hosni Mubarak era- Omar Suleiman was banned, but Khairat al-Shater from Muslim Brotherhood was positioned to do well. They have time to appeal but why 10 got banned out of the possible 12? en.wikipedia.org... is just asking for further instability and riots!

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According to reports in Egyptian media, the reason for Suleiman's disqualification is that he lacks a few votes in his list of supporters. Al-Shater was ruled out because he has a criminal record, while Abu Ismail was disqualified because suspicions remain that his mother has American citizenship.

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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would suggest this is to intentionally stir up riots. Why would they want Riots? 2 very good reasons, to draw attention to this riot so Other things can slip by unnoticed. Military, special-ops what have you would have excellent stage magician potential. And, A riot would help "out" people hostile to current leadership, and it makes them easier to pick up and put away.

This would in essence be pre-planned, and in collusion with those potentially barred from running. Isn't one of them a Spy Chief?

matthewgraybeal Needs a job, as an analyst. Takers?



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