Scott Horton Interviews Adam Morrow

Scott Horton, February 02, 2012

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IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses the Egyptian revolution’s one-year anniversary; the continued demonstrations by leftist groups who were trounced by Islamist parties in parliamentary elections; how Egypt’s June presidential election will (potentially) complete the transition from military to civilian-run government; why the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate/conservative political party, not a radical terrorist organization; how Egypt could repeal the Camp David Accords in bits and pieces through popular referendums, especially the parts limiting military deployments in self-defense; and the Egyptian raids on foreign NGOs, including the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute.

MP3 here. (21:59)

Adam Morrow writes for Inter Press Service News Agency.

6 Responses to “Adam Morrow”

  1. Egypt and Empire USA — Ruled by 51% most wealthy

    Slave Owners
    25% High society with 80% of wealth (Republican Party, Muslim Brotherhood)

    Slave Drivers
    26% Intelligent Middle-class with 10% of wealth (Democrat Party)

    Slaves
    49% Uneducated Laboring-class with 0% of wealth (Salafist Party)

  2. I always enjoy hearing Adam Morrow, because he seems to actually know what he's talking about.

    The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt does have doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. (I think they've controlled their professional organizations for years.) But you can't transfer social norms from the U.S. to there; for example, doctors and lawyers in Egypt aren't equivalent to what you would call members of the 'country club' circuit; they're more like middle class. (Not every country is the same as the U.S., where medicine is a big business.) The 'country club' people would be more like major business people (who more than likely got there by connections with the Mubarak regime).

    Also, the labels like radical, liberal and conservative as they're used in the U.S. can't be transferred either.

    In any case, I'm glad that Scott has changed his pronunciation of Salafi from however he used to say it. Now if only he and Jason Ditz would learn how to pronounce the name of the Yemeni leader (Saleh)!

  3. Hania Govnr of A new Muslim Tawheed State in Msr-lebyia-Tunis part of Umar Empire is coming soon

  4. All nations on earth — A four class society

    DARKNESS
    ummabdulla
    The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt does have doctors, lawyers,
    engineers, etc.. But you can’t transfer social norms from the U.S.
    to there; for example, doctors and lawyers in Egypt aren’t
    equivalent to what you would call members of the ‘country club’
    circuit; they’re more like middle class… The ‘country club’ people
    would be more like major business people… Also, the labels like
    radical, liberal and conservative as they’re used in the U.S. can’t
    be transferred either.

    LIGHT — ALL NATIONS

    Slave Owners
    1% High society with 80% of wealth

    Slave Administrators
    10% Country Club class with 10% of wealth

    Slave Drivers
    40% Intelligent Middle-class with 10% of wealth

    Slaves
    49% Uneducated Laboring-class with 0% of wealth

  5. Muslim Brotherhood — Republican Party of Egypt

    Ron Paul would be the first presidential to draw my impoverished laboring-class to the polls in a half century, we being the uneducated lower half of society that must feed our malnourished kids on a starvation minimum wage, we careful thinkers being not so fool as to vote for our next set of dictators. But war is a time when we laboring men suffer the most, for during my tour of duty in the Vietnam War 95% of troops sent home in a body bag were uneducated laboring men. And if Ron Paul were to become President a much better chance would there be of switching from the humiliation of welfare to the dignity of a dignified livable minimum wage.

    So, except for Ron Paul, the U.S. Republican Party and Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt are one and the same, for they both represent the 25% most wealthy in their nation and control most of the political agenda. And that is why the Muslim Brotherhood just gave a press release that highly commended the work of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI), which they must surely know are CIA propaganda groups dedicated to the total destruction of democracy.

  6. The Muslim Brotherhood are not equivalent to the Republican party the way you're implying.

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