Egypt's military council agrees to speed transition to civilian rule

Protestors in Tahrir Square hold a flag and chant slogans against the ruling military council on Tuesday (November 22nd). [Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters]

Protestors in Tahrir Square hold a flag and chant slogans against the ruling military council on Tuesday (November 22nd). [Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters]

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Egypt's ruling military council has moved up the date for the transition to civilian rule and accepted the resignation of the government headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi announced Tuesday (November 22nd).

Tantawi said the military council would hand over power to a civilian government on July 1, 2012, following presidential elections in June 2012. Previously, presidential elections were planned for the end of 2012 at the earliest. Tantawi also confirmed that parliamentary elections would continue on schedule next Monday (November 28th).

Tantawi's televised speech comes in response to escalating confrontations between the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the youth movements and demonstrators rallying in Tahrir Square. According to AFP, at least 28 people died and 1,200 were wounded in clashes that have been on-going since demonstrations began on Saturday.

During the past few days, demonstrations against the government and the SCAF spread beyond Cairo to a number of other provinces, including Alexandria, Fayyoum and Suez.

Deputy Minister of Health Essam Shiha said in press statements Monday evening that many of the protestors suffered critical injuries from "live rounds, rubber bullets, bird shot, stabbings, bone fractures and excessive tear gas inhalation, among other causes".

Demonstrators call for autonomous national salvation government

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended on Tahrir Square on Tuesday afternoon to participate in the "National Salvation Million Man March" called for by more than 18 political movements and parties.

The political parties called on the ruling military council to hand over power to a national salvation government with full authority to manage the transition and establish a clear timetable for the transfer of power to an elected parliament and president as soon as possible.

The April 6 Movement announced its demand for the immediate formation of a civilian presidential council comprised of presidential candidates Mohamed ElBaradei, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and a representative of the armed forces.

"The present crisis cannot be simply solved by accepting the resignation of the government and the appointment by the SCAF of a new government that is devoid of authority," a number of political parties said in a joint statement issued Tuesday. "These solutions no longer work since the situation has escalated and the blood of the revolutionaries has been shed."

The majority of youth movements announced they would hold protests in Tahrir Square until their demands are met.

In response to the demands of thousands of demonstrators who started protests in Tahrir Square on Saturday, the government headed by Prime Minister Sharaf offered its resignation on Monday.

"In recognition of the difficult circumstances the country is undergoing at this time, the government is continuing to perform its duties in full, pending the SCAF's decision on the resignation," the prime minister's office said in a statement.

The statement also called on citizens to "exercise restraint and remain calm to allow for stability in the country to be restored, in order to pave the way for implementing the first stage of the democratic process by holding parliamentary elections on schedule".

Escalating political crisis

The SCAF invited all political entities to participate in an urgent dialogue Tuesday to examine the causes of the deepening crisis and come up with ideas to overcome it "as soon as possible to ensure the safety of the country".

The council also charged the Ministry of Justice with forming a committee to investigate the clashes that took place in Tahrir Square.

Clashes between protestors and security forces continued in Tahrir Square and in streets leading to the Ministry of Interior until noon Sunday, when Egyptian security forces and reinforcements from the army stormed Tahrir Square to break up the protest by force.

However, the protesters regained control of the square a few hours after the troops withdrew. Clashes continued between protestors and the security forces on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, which leads to the Ministry of Interior from Tahrir Square.

Trust collapses between youth movements and military council

Activists and political party members told Al-Shorfa that the current political crisis in Egypt poses many challenges to the transition period, most notably the collapse of trust between the ruling military council and the youth movements that emerged from Tahrir Square and launched the revolution.

Abdul Rahman Samir, a member of the Revolution Youth Coalition, told Al-Shorfa that the government and the military council are carrying out the same policies of the former regime, "as if the Egyptian people had not had a revolution for freedom and building a democratic state".

He said trust between the political movements, which allied millions of Egyptian youth, and the government has collapsed completely.

"The coalition decided to return to Tahrir Square and turn the clock back to January 25th until its demand for the formation of a national salvation government and the handover of power to elected legislative and executive branches as soon as possible are met," Samir said.

Nasser Amin, head of the Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession, said what took place in Tahrir Square was due to "the government's neglect in applying and respecting the standards of transitional justice, the most important of which is settling with and compensating the victims in accordance with international standards".

Amin said authorities insisted on holding military trials for civilians and activists, while members of the former regime were tried in civilian courts, despite their involvement in corruption and killing demonstrators.

Clashes cast shadow on elections, economy

The events in Tahrir Square have cast a shadow on the campaigns of parliamentary candidates. The first round of parliamentary elections is scheduled to begin November 28th in nine provinces, most of which are experiencing a state of heightened security alert and instability.

The liberal Wafd Party has called for postponing the parliamentary elections for two weeks until stability is restored and a solution to the current political crisis is formulated.

On Tuesday, Cairo province announced that losses in public and private property are estimated at 20 million pounds ($3.33 million), including damage to sidewalks, trees, public buildings and cars. Meanwhile, the Egyptian stock market lost more than 10 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) in the first hours of trading on Tuesday alone.

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    مواطن عربي

    2012-1-7

    The new Egyptian government must be characterized by leadership and sovereignty. This is in order to lead and improve the country. In fact, Egypt needs this development. And as Arabs, we are in favor of this transitional phase that will change Egypt. Thank God that Egyptians have gotten rid of this nightmare. Today, they are enjoying freedom in everything. Thus, those who will lead the country must take an interest in people’s interests without discrimination between people or sects. This is in order to achieve justice and equality, because this will make Egypt much better than before. In fact, Egyptians have been exposed to significant suffering. And now they want to enjoy comfort with this new regime. This is in order to avoid tyranny, repression and damage. Thus, this transitional phase must achieve a radical change. Thus, I pray God to grant the success of all the Egyptian brothers. We all stand with Egypt and Egyptians will get their legitimate rights, God willing. In fact, we don’t want to see poor families, whatever happens. Thus, things will be changed, God willing. We want a new ruler for Egypt and this ruler must work hard in order to restore the country’s prosperity and development in civilization and construction. And he must forget the tyrannical rulers’ behaviors in order to start a new life. And God is the source of success.

  • بحب مصر

    2012-1-3

    Any country exposed to a change in its ruling regime is living in a very worrisome situation, because all the matters are disturbed, because the economy stops. Stability is the most important matter, as it leads to making the country very important. Egypt has been exposed to a lot of matters and difficulties, and it has challenged everyone to reach what it has reached now, but the situations and the political crisis in Egypt have brought it to a different stage now. It needs someone who could maintain security and safety in it, so as to resume its activity again. The instability in Egypt is the reason behind the political crisis. Egypt should get through this stage and go back to its previous state, as it was before. In my opinion, Egypt will challenge all the situations, but stability is the thing which will allow Egypt to resume its economic activity again and work to making it reach a very progressive stage. Let us suppose that the situation in Egypt does not stabilize. What will happen are bad things. What is normal for Egypt is that its economy is very good, and it should work so that its economy will be a better condition, and the other countries should cooperate with Egypt in terms of the economic development and of the import and export matters. It needs an important development so as to reach a more developed stage, more than before. What we want is for Egypt to challenge all the situations and to strengthen its economy, so as to work on getting rid of the great burden that they are suffering from now, so that the situation could be more stable than before. May God bless them in the way that he likes and in what satisfies him. Amen.

  • بديع

    2012-1-2

    It is known that the force of the parties is derived from the Egyptian street. In fact, before the revolution, the Islamic movement had enjoyed victory. Then, we find that there are other parties, such as the Al-Wafd Party. This party will increase its percentage in the current elections. However, the rest of the parties will not increase their percentage from the first stage. The Salafists have witnessed deterioration, compared to their first stage.

  • مهيمن

    2012-1-1

    We must not forget that the Muslim Brotherhood cooperated with Abdel Nasser in order to eradicate the democracy that existed under the reign of King Farouk. In fact, they had made a black deal with Abel Nasser in order to divide the country. Then he imprisoned them, thanks to his “great expertise,” using a silly farce in the incident of the Al-Manshiya theater, which was not detected by their “great experience“! The Muslim Brotherhood supported Hosni Mubarak. However, when fraud reached 100% in 2010, they stopped supporting him. As far as I am concerned, the Al-Nour Party is better than the Muslim Brotherhood, because it has not changed and it has removed the corrupt Machiavellian principle which has damaged Egypt for 60 years.

  • مواطنة مصرية

    2011-12-30

    Egypt has been ruled by a secular government for many years. Through their dictatorship, the secularists caused Egypt to reach the current conditions which we never wished for the Egyptian people, who are suffering today from many internal problems. Many Egyptians headed to the polls to elect the Salafi Islamic movement, and this is shown through the results of the elections at this stage. I think that the Egyptian people are among the most open nations, despite their commitment to religion and its teachings. They are not extremist people; in addition, Egypt is divided into two important segments from the aspect of religion: Muslims and Christians. Therefore, I do not think that the Salafi Islamic movement and the ideas they believe in, which may include extreme religious adherence, will be able to satisfy the requirements of the Egyptian street, which always aspires to innovation. This is one of the indicators which cause the tendency toward secular rule in Egypt. I consider this the only solution, to avoid many complications that may be associated with an Islamic regime and those who are responsible for it in Egypt, as happened in some countries. I do not think that they are doing well with the Islamic regime. I think that they are closer today to getting power in Egypt, in the shadow of the results achieved by this movement. But I support the Islamic Sharia as the ruling Sharia; Egypt is a Muslim Arabic country and I support the Sharia, not the rule of the Salafi Islamic movement. A secular government is the best for the Egyptian people. I think that this may be the real solution, which will contribute to the preservation of Egypt and its unity. Thus, from the practical point of view, secular government is better for Egypt. The Salafi Islamic movement will implement a lot of measures and make decisions that many Egyptian people will not be happy with. Thus, this matter will lead to disturbing the internal atmosphere of this country. This is what the Egyptian people do not wish. I lean toward secular rule in Egypt.

  • محمد

    2011-12-25

    The large number of demonstrations affected the movement of the country and made the ordinary people who have no personal interest in the revolution turn against it and claim that it was an ominous revolution. Honestly, this is prohibited for you. What do you want from the country? The country is being lost every day, due to the demonstrations and fights during which many people are killed and wounded. What is the cause of all of this and what are the interests? Why do you go to the cabinet to organize sit-ins? What do you want? Be patient for a few months and they will leave. Have mercy upon Egypt and the Egyptians.

  • حسين متولي

    2011-12-21

    In the name of God, the Merciful ... The military is trying to take advantage of time, and their slogan is “divide and conquer.” They pretend that they are trying to preserve the security of the country through statements and counter-statements. The military forces forget that they were protecting the rule of Mubarak and the occupiers of Jerusalem from the wrath of the Egyptian people. It is not acceptable that every member makes statements. We learned from our experience with Mubarak and his clique, which is still ruling, that only statements about the West are accepted. The statements about internal affairs are mere misguidance, which have increased these days. Everyone should beware of the military, because their statements have revealed their real intentions. Sometimes, it seems that the military junta is playing a dirty game. If this is not the case, it seems at least that it is making confused decisions. In fact, rushing and chaos in the elections led to a result that was expected by all. The Islamist will take over Egyptian society. This was not just because the secularists and liberals were not given the opportunity to introduce themselves. However, given that the elections have been already held, we should show full respect for the results. The Islamists should be given a chance to implement their political agenda. Meanwhile, the armed forces should return to the army barracks.

  • مصري

    2011-12-21

    They are still adopting outdated policies. They are still opposing the mainstream culture as if they were mad. Almighty God says: “No, their hearts have gone astray.” In fact, their confusion has taken away their minds. The latter distinguishes people from other creatures. They are really mad. They are still obsessed with the conspiracy theory. How many meals and 50 pounds do they need to make the honest Egyptians into infidels? They resemble their names. They are true believers. They even volunteered to issue fatwas on the Arabia website. In fact, there is evidence which shows that whenever they accuse someone, the accusation is merely for the media. The latest one was the accusation of the military against the honest people of April 6th.

  • رضي

    2011-12-4

    The most important thing now is that the elections must be completed, in order to get out of this difficult situation, because the transitional period has become too long, and this will destroy the country more and more.

  • محمود حجازى

    2011-12-4

    The army and the people are united and we have to protect ourselves and our country and seek to achieve the objectives of our home. We have to be one hand, so as not to be infiltrated by any corrupt person.

  • محمد

    2011-12-4

    This is possible.

  • احمدعبده محمد سعيد

    2011-12-3

    Yes to the Freedom and Justice Party.

  • مؤمن دياب @

    2011-12-3

    We ask God to have mercy upon his slaves.

  • elham

    2011-12-3

    Every oppressor has an end.

  • على كرم صابر

    2011-12-2

    O Grand Marshal, hand the authority to an elected government please.

  • سامي صلاح

    2011-12-2

    I swear we are nothing without the army.

  • امل

    2011-12-2

    Our army is the best in the region and you can compare it with the army of Libya and Syria to know the difference. Originally, those are not the youth of the revolution. At the beginning, we all joined the youth of the revolution, but what is going on today is a farce. I do not know who gave them the right to speak on behalf of the people. In addition, the military council has no one to receive the authority, because the country would destroy the army more and more. The army is the only support that we have, and whoever says that it was imposed upon us or that Mubarak imposed it upon us, I would disagree with him, and he must remember the happiness of the people when the tanks came into the streets. Please, leave us alone and allow the state to move forward.

  • محمود ربيع

    2011-12-2

    I swear the military council is wronged and not appreciated by the people.

  • mai mostafa

    2011-12-1

    O people, this is prohibited for you. Everything that is happening in Egypt is unacceptable. I call on all those who plan to destroy Egypt to fear God and know that he sees them, and that all their misdeeds will affect them and their children.

  • نداء

    2011-12-1

    We ask God to guide and support the mujahidin.

  • عبدالله الخوليه

    2011-11-30

    I ask God to make things calm down in Egypt until we can stand on our own two feet and try to push it forward. The west does not want us to move forward, because they want political illiteracy to rule in order to get what they want under the cover of Islam. However, the youth of the revolution have destroyed the barriers, and all the Egyptians must unite their ranks and push the wheel of progress forward. Amen, O Lord of the Worlds.

  • محمد الحضرى

    2011-11-30

    I wish that all the Egyptians who demonstrate in Tahrir Square or any other square would supplicate for Egypt sincerely, as it deserves all respect and appreciation. O God! Protect it.

  • ALI

    2011-11-30

    I liked the opinions of the young man Muhammad Magic and his attractive optimism.

  • saad selimsaad

    2011-11-30

    Let things be handled by God as He wishes.

  • بكر

    2011-11-30

    God be with us and we ask him to support us in the face of our enemies.

  • جوجو ساشا

    2011-11-30

    I support the youth of Tahrir. Indeed, they are true men.

  • essam lotfy

    2011-11-30

    I love the Military Council and I want Al-Janzouri to continue.

  • عبد العزيز طارق

    2011-11-29

    This is prohibited. What do those in Tahrir want?

  • محمود

    2011-11-28

    What happened in Tahrir is useless. Those people are retarded!

  • moahmed

    2011-11-28

    Egypt needs a miracle.

  • محمد السيد

    2011-11-28

    We have to transfer authority.

  • Dym

    2011-11-28

    I do not understand what is going on. I just hope for the best for Egypt. May God save Egypt! Pray for Egypt!

  • محمود

    2011-11-28

    There is no god except God!

  • منتا

    2011-11-28

    Egypt is my mother.

  • احمد علاء الكاوي

    2011-11-27

    I do not like it!

  • maherhelmy

    2011-11-27

    God exists!

  • tona hafyz

    2011-11-27

    No to handing over the authority to civilians.

  • mhamed asaad

    2011-11-27

    The article is very good.

  • ندا وليد رمضان

    2011-11-27

    O God! Protect our beloved Egypt.

  • قاسم

    2011-11-27

    The people should unite for the sake of the country’s interest, and not spread chaos and confusion as a result of the internal strife among the Egyptian people. Therefore, it is very important for the Egyptian people to cooperate and stand together in order to avoid the separation between them. This is considered one of the most important matters that form an actual tragedy for Egypt. If this matter lasts, Egypt will fall and crumble easily. Therefore, the Egyptian people should agree on the appropriate groups and select them through free and fair elections that are void of any bias or tend to favor one authority over the other. Then there will be a dictatorial act that indicates the prevention of freedom and choice for the people, because this act would be an actual and real act of terrorism. As for the Islamists, their percentage may be higher than the seculars, so they might win the elections which are held, and the trend may be secular, so that Egypt will not be an Islamic country. God only knows what might happen in the future, who will hold the authority in Egypt and what might happen. We ask God to have all the goodness for Egypt and the Egyptian people, who united when they faced the oppression together, in order to get out of their distress, but unfortunately we find them now fighting against each other, and this will destroy the country. They should be united for the sake of Egypt's interest and to enjoy a better future, God willing, because Egypt is the territory of safety, and this is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an.

  • رمضان

    2011-11-27

    No one should come near the army. I wish that all those who commit wrong things would be judged. Please, do not allow the incident of Hurghada to go without punishment.

  • تامر ابو شاويش

    2011-11-27

    We say that this is prohibited.

  • NANANONASTORY

    2011-11-26

    I love Egypt.

  • احمد موسي

    2011-11-26

    We ask God to help us until we reach the month of June.

  • احمد المصرى

    2011-11-26

    I wonder who is with us and who is against us?

  • هيما الباشا

    2011-11-26

    Is it acceptable to allow some saboteurs to destroy public property? Can we call this a peaceful demonstration? The fanaticism and sabotage will never achieve anything. We have to control ourselves, because this disagreement will lead us to nothing. You have been preoccupied with the elections and forgotten about the prosecution of the head of corruption, I mean Mubarak and his children, who run the country while he is asleep in his bed. What is the cause of these demonstrations? We demand a pubic prosecution so that we could find out what is happening. I have much to say, but I want to know your response to this comment.

  • مصطفى غزال

    2011-11-26

    I am not pleased with what is happening in the country. Egypt is moving towards destruction, not construction; towards bloodshed, not joy.

  • abdo

    2011-11-26

    The marshal, i.e. Tantawi, should resign as soon as possible!

  • ايهاب

    2011-11-26

    Who would let ElBaradei rule? Leave us alone. ElBaradei is an American; he has American citizenship. America has nothing to do with us. Leave us alone.

  • ابو نديم

    2011-11-26

    Why don’t the Arabs open their eyes at the present time and realize that these are conspiracies plotted against them by Israel, may God curse it? Dear brothers, they would like to get our sttention away from them by causing problems between the people and among each other; so if anyone has been affected by any harm from an oppressive president or ruler, he should wait and leave the matter to God; this is after advising him. May God grant you goodness.

  • كامل

    2011-11-26

    It is not important what happened in the Arab world, but the important thing is to learn the lesson and know that God waits but never forgets, so the Arab rulers should learn, as the time has come.

  • محمد الهواري

    2011-11-26

    I like this statement!

  • شيماء محمد

    2011-11-26

    No, no, no to the departure of the Military Council! We urge the Military Council to stay and not to leave the country to the disloyal protesters of Tahrir Square. They want to destroy the country.

  • yasmen

    2011-11-26

    Protect your country, brothers!

  • hossamehab

    2011-11-26

    A great party tomorrow in Tahrir Square!

  • محمد الصارف

    2011-11-26

    I swear, what is happening is outrageous. The men of Tahrir are a group of thugs.

  • ذات الشجون

    2011-11-26

    God is sufficient for us, for He is the Best Disposer of Affairs.

  • احمد محمد

    2011-11-26

    I support the Military Council!

  • احمد السيد ابراهي

    2011-11-26

    In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful! I call on all the Egyptians abroad to go to the Egyptian embassies to support the Military Council and the army. We, the Egyptians living abroad, support the Military Council. I and all the Egyptians in Kuwait support the Military Council.

  • سهيل

    2011-11-26

    The Military Council has to leave and give authority to a government on which all the representatives of the political powers in Egypt agree.

  • شريف

    2011-11-25

    This is outrageous, Egyptians.

  • عمر

    2011-11-25

    I hate the rulers of Egypt.

  • gogo

    2011-11-25

    May God save us! May God protect our children living abroad and secure the Egyptians. I hope there will be no losses in the elections. Chef Abdel Aziz.

  • noor 202026

    2011-11-25

    God is the Helper!

  • yasser sallam

    2011-11-25

    May God punish anyone who harms Egypt by causing problems! Those who sit in Tahrir Square have nothing else to do. They are rented, they sold their country for a very small price. May God punish them!

  • احمد مانو

    2011-11-25

    What the Egyptian police did is an act of disbelief. They have to be punished for throwing the martyrs in the dump.

  • رباب زامل

    2011-11-25

    Does the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces deserve to be harmed?! Who will take his place in authority should be agreed upon by all of us.

  • عمر

    2011-11-25

    No bridges will fall as long as there are honest men in Abbassiya Square. Egypt is not only Tahrir Square. Fear God and do not hurt Egypt.

  • OSAMA

    2011-11-25

    I was among the revolutionaries in Abbasia Square. I went to support the Military Council to stay in authority. I welcome Kamal al-Ganzouri and I love the experienced man Marshal Tantawi. I hate and despise the insects in Tahrir Square. I support the police. I wish all the members of 6 April movement to die in the garbage, they are traitors.

  • ibrahim

    2011-11-25

    Honestly, I like the style of the article and I hope more success to you.

  • Ahmed

    2011-11-25

    Those protesting in Tahrir Square have to leave because the country will be ruined because there are dirty foreigners who wish for that. We have to give the Military Council the chance to solve the problems. It is the only chance we have.

  • abdelhaleim

    2011-11-25

    It is the same thinking and same brutal method of dealing with revolutionists.

  • مهنداشرف

    2011-11-25

    I want the number of Egypt.

  • ]dkh

    2011-11-25

    Egypt is destroyed because of what you are doing. Israel will invade us and it will be more destroyed than it already is. Egypt is the purest country in the world. You are the ones who made it dirty. There are poor people. There are people who even need a penny (very poor). You destroyed the country. Israel will invade and at this time, they will say, I wish this did not happen. I said I love Egypt. I was in the square. It should be called the Martyrs Square. My brother is the martyr Ahmed Muhammad. He died on the Friday of Anger.

  • ام التوءم

    2011-11-25

    If elections take place in another site than the designated one, what will happen?

  • اسماء

    2011-11-25

    What does Egypt want?

  • محمود

    2011-11-25

    Stop it people! Egypt should not be that way. Enough people.

  • baherco

    2011-11-25

    Why does he do so? Who will he benefit?

  • antrmmt

    2011-11-24

    May God punish every person who wants to destroy Egypt for his own individual or group interests!

  • salma

    2011-11-24

    They deserve what happens to them. Egypt cannot stand any more trouble. Be merciful to Egypt which is taking its last breath. It needs whoever can save and help her.

  • احمد سيد عب المتعال

    2011-11-24

    To hell with the Marshal!

  • محمد محمد محمد الزنتي

    2011-11-24

    May God give authority to those who can fix this country and lead it to safety!

  • محمد صلاح

    2011-11-24

    What is happening is a farce, and we are still suffering from the corruption and the influence of the corrupt icons of the former regime.

  • فاتن

    2011-11-24

    What is the political solution to this political crisis?

  • فاتن

    2011-11-24

    The demonstrations are the only solution.

  • علاء ابوالعلا

    2011-11-24

    Alaa Abu Al-Ila I have a suggestion to solve the problem of insecurity. I suggest that the police should be integrated into the army under command of the army. The name of the police should be changed to the Civil Army and all the police generals must be dismissed. In this case, there should be an external army for the borders and an internal army for internal security. The Ministry of Interior must be closed and transformed into a center for rehabilitation of the security forces to become members in the new civil army. This is just an idea.

  • mohmmed hassan

    2011-11-24

    We need images of the real demonstrations.

  • احمدعبدالحميد

    2011-11-24

    I swear this is prohibited, because we are demolishing our civilization with our own hands.

  • lw\'td

    2011-11-24

    This is prohibited.

  • خضرىمحمدمحمدمقبول

    2011-11-24

    I support the army.

  • nesma

    2011-11-24

    We ask God to protect Egypt.

  • مدحت

    2011-11-24

    We demand that the field marshal appoint a national salvation government from among the Egyptians and under the supervision of a committee composed of the leaders of the revolution under the supervision of the head of the constitutional court. It seems that the spell of power has affected you and does not want to leave your body.

  • محمد قنديل

    2011-11-24

    I ask God to help us!

  • ايهاب المنشاوى

    2011-11-24

    I would like to say to the Military Council that it is the cause of everything that is happening in Egypt, because it failed to take the right decisions.

  • محمد الماجيك

    2011-11-24

    Everything that you say is good, but I have a suggestion regarding the demands of the revolutionaries of Tahrir Square. First, my name is Muhammad and I am in high school, where the teachers come into the classrooms during the exams and write both the questions and the answers and then give us the highest grades. Therefore, I demand first that we have real exams. I also believe that the government should be formed in Tahrir square. Second, the national government should elect the president of the state. Third, the ministry should be dissolved and reformed. Fourth, we should elect the people’s council. Fifth, we should organize ministerial elections. Sixth, we should form a new government to meet the demands of the people’s elections and any corrupt person in the national government must be replaced. I swear I need to lead a good life, have an education, and we need organization at the traffic signs, in the streets and cities without any revolutionary activities. Seventh, the government is required to ban drugs and to build schools for the illiterate people. In this way, our people will be the best people on earth and we will have factories for making peace and concluding agreements with other countries. If this had been possible, I would have run in the presidential elections, and I would have had the Egyptians eat meat and kabobs for breakfast. Peace be upon you….

  • ايمان صابر محمد

    2011-11-24

    Egypt…Egypt…Egypt…Egypt only! There is none worthy of worship except God and Muhammad is The Messenger of God.

  • MAHMOUD

    2011-11-24

    What is going on in Egypt does not satisfy anyone, and the behavior of the Central Security Forces is unacceptable.

  • فوزى محمد على الجندى

    2011-11-24

    I ask God to strengthen Egypt with security and stability. I also ask God to protect the Egyptian people and provide the supreme council with patience to endure the burdens of the current period. We ask God to provide us with security over those who want to destroy us. However, our supreme council is capable of getting through this period safely and securely. I call on the Egyptian people to stand behind the armed forces, which are the shield of Egypt in order to deprive our enemies of any chance to rejoice at our misfortunes. Our enemies want our country to fall and end. However, we ask God to make Egypt lofty and victorious over the oppressors, who seek to destroy it. Amen.

  • شديد

    2011-11-24

    Most of those who work in politics aim at achieving fame and reaching senior positions. Only very few of them enter the elections for the sake of God. Anyway, only God knows the real intentions. The thinkers wonder why some people insist on attacking the Ministry of Interior and the security directories in the governorates. What is the point of this attitude? Why did they send those young children to the frontlines of the battle? Why did they leave the square, which is the place of the real revolutionaries for those who want to defame them? Why do they insist on demanding the departure of the military council without thinking about those who will succeed it? When the parties and the politicians heard that the council was thinking about choosing ElBaradei to be the prime minister, they refused this as if they wanted to say where our role is. The proposals became countless, and every Tom, Dick and Harry now speaks about public affairs, while they do not understand anything and they destroy everything. No one wants to be directed by anyone, because we have all become scholars. However, we have forgotten that our beloved Egypt has shed tears. It seems that Tahrir Square was deemed to always be the home of this uncivilized image in Egypt, the heart of the world. The lying, looting, kidnaping, soaring prices and the scarcity of the goods have become rampant. Currently, we lack security and a conscience, as if God has ordered the immoral people to create havoc on it, etc.

  • القيصر

    2011-11-24

    We would like to thank the Field Marshal for his good treatment of the Egyptians. Thanks.

  • محمدداود

    2011-11-24

    This crisis must end to stop the losses of the country, which have reached billions of dollars. We have to consider this issue and fear the greedy aspirations of some parties in our country.

  • mohamed

    2011-11-24

    This is excellent and I believe that it is honest.

  • mohamad

    2011-11-23

    I agree with the statement of the SCAF and I want it to remain in power until it delivers it to an elected civil authority.

  • احمد محمد

    2011-11-23

    We seek God's help against the enemies of Egypt.

  • [email protected]

    2011-11-23

    God is there and we ask him to help us.

  • ابو علام

    2011-11-23

    Where do you want to lead the country? Egypt will always be secure, as is mentioned in the Book of God.

  • جنا

    2011-11-23

    What is happening in Egypt is prohibited; I swear it is prohibited.

  • المصري

    2011-11-23

    This is prohibited for you. Please, calm down so that we can build Egypt, and we know the road if you do not comply with the demands. The country will be good again.

  • omar

    2011-11-23

    This is prohibited. I am sure that there is a third party.

  • mahmoud

    2011-11-23

    God is the Omnipotent One!

  • AMR

    2011-11-23

    Who will benefit from the chaos that is happening? We want the Military Council to issue a statement to calm down the revolutionaries. I do not see any solution except for handing authority over to a coalition government that includes all parties and political movements. The army should go back to its barracks now that it has failed in managing the transition period. They should go back to their great duty of protecting the nation and eliminating the remnants of the former regime, which sets everything on fire. May God save Egypt!

  • الخشن

    2011-11-23

    Enough with the destruction of Egypt! You are not revolutionists; you are thugs, you people of Tahrir! If I were in the Military Council, I would burn you. Long live the marshal, Mohammed Hussein Tantawi! May God save him for Egypt!

  • MOHAMED

    2011-11-23

    Question: Why have they not put the former regime on trial up to now? If they finish the trials and issue a verdict, the country will calm down and regain stability. This is my personal opinion. The Military Council is still protecting the former corrupt regime and following its methods.

  • محمد عرقات

    2011-11-23

    What do you want from the Military Council? Marshal Tantawi is a rare man. If it were not for him, the situation would have been similar to what happened in Libya, Yemen or Syria. God bless you; you are the symbol of Arabism. God bless you, you are the symbol of the Egyptian military.

  • رجاء ابو عش

    2011-11-23

    You are seeking democracy while you deal with the Egyptians in a dictatorial way. On what basis did they decide the destiny of the nation? Especially that of the silent people; all they care about is earning their living. End this massacre, there are foreign forces ambushing Egypt. Do you want it to be ruined on the inside and on the outside?

  • هانى زيزو

    2011-11-23

    The Military Council is to be blamed for leaving things without a radical solution. The youth movements are blamed too, because they left the square on the 12th of February. The revolution without a leader is the epitome of chaos, and the Muslim Brotherhood left the youth in the square to meet their fate in Muhammad Mahmoud St.

  • احمد

    2011-11-23

    I do not know why the people do this. We thank you for what you did, because you cannot decide for the Egyptian people. Do not allow them to rule us as they wish. Egypt is going to be lost and Tahrir Square does not represent all of the Egyptian people.

  • محمود

    2011-11-23

    Peace be unto you! To the High Council of the Armed Forces!

  • samer

    2011-11-23

    This is great news! Thanks to the army!

  • yasserabahem55@ggmail

    2011-11-23

    If the Military Council wants the best for Egypt, they should work in that regard, but as for what they actually do, it is 00000000000 .

  • محمذحسن محموذ

    2011-11-23

    The losses are much greater than that. We have to postpone the elections if the situation remains as it is.

  • سمر احمد

    2011-11-23

    In the end, our country is deteriorating. The stock market is currently in a very bad state. Sadly, we will pay for this. Our police stations are being destroyed and banks are being burnt. Our streets are Egypt, the cradle of civilization. This is Egypt, about which they used to say: ‘Enter Egypt in safety, God willing.’ Now they say, ‘Do not go to Egypt.’ How come this is happening in our country? Why is it that the government of Sharaf cannot do anything? We gave him the authorization. The Egyptian people are pharaohs.

  • رامي

    2011-11-23

    Enough destruction!

  • dody

    2011-11-23

    Unite, you Egyptians.

  • على جابر

    2011-11-23

    The US game continues, and this is one of its chapters that are played by Egyptian puppets. The scenario started with Mubarak, Tantawi and Hitler, and finally the Military Council decided to disunite the Egyptian people by opening the door before the formation of the political parties so that people cannot distinguish the good from the bad. We have to repeat the supplication of the prophets at the time of the hardships. O God! Save us… save us.

  • ugn

    2011-11-23

    Please, publish this comment on all sites and blogs. This is the suggestion that will save Egypt. The Field Marshal and the military council must leave and hand over the power during the transitional period to Mr. Omar Suleiman, the vice president, as stated in the constitution. This is the only guarantee for the military council and all forces of the civil society, because Egypt is the country of the pharaohs, and it will not be stable without a pharaoh. This is a universal norm since the creation of Egypt. This would be the first step towards the completion of all the other institutions, including the people’s assembly, the constitution, and the formation of the supreme constitutional court and all the other elected institutions. After that, we can deliver the authority to an elected president.

  • هيثم أبوزيد

    2011-11-23

    Thanks for the news!

  • عبيدة

    2011-11-23

    May God make Egypt the country of safety and security! May God save Egypt and its people from every evil and ruthlessness!

  • yaso

    2011-11-23

    We should stop this nonsense. The country will be destroyed. I was against the military council, but now I support it, and may all the treacherous youth of the 6th of April go to hell. It is illogical to allow a few people to control the fate of Egypt. The Egyptian people hate the youth of the 6th of April movement and the insane people who stood with them. Death to the youth of the revolution of the traitors.

  • احمد صابر

    2011-11-23

    What are they guilty of? I swear this is prohibited.

  • setelkol

    2011-11-23

    Who will compensate the owners of the cars that were destroyed at the hands of the irresponsible youth? Is this a revolution? We suffer from arson and the destruction of the properties of others. The problems also include throwing stones at the police. I think that this cannot satisfy God. We seek God's help against them.

  • ابوبكر

    2011-11-23

    Most of the people reject the application of the Islamic sharia, and that is why God sent the army against them, because they chose manmade law. Hence, God made the people oppress them.