Sunday, May 29, 2011

Very interesting interview of Phyllis Bennis by Paul Jay

Many interesting issues are alluded to in this interview. I wonder if you guys could comment on the following topics:
  1. The Salafi <-> Muslim Brotherhood relation. Is there a "porous border" between these two groups? Does the MB have a salafist wing?
  2. The Foreign Ministry <-> Military relation. Is there a real power struggle taking place between these two ministries?
  3. Assuming that the USA will do all it can to sidetrack, disrupt, undermine, subvert and reverse the Egyptian Revolution (a safe assumption, I would submit), what are the chances of Egypt fully getting out of the US influence in a way similar, but not necessarily identical, to the manner in which Iran got rid of its Yankee overlords?
Any comments/insights would be highly appreciated!


The Saker