- Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
“Mr. ElBaradei withdrew his candidacy Saturday in protest at what he described as the SCAF's perpetuation of Mubarak-era autocracy.”
“The raids' timing could reflect the generals' confidence that the SCAF is a U.S.-backed bulwark against the Islamist politicians who have enjoyed sweeping victories in Egypt's parliamentary elections that end early next month, said Michael Hanna, an Egypt analyst for the New York-based Century Foundation.”
“The youth-led protest movement that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak in February has grated under 10 months of leadership by the military council, known as the SCAF, which assumed power from the former president.”
“In short, SCAF, led by the increasingly mistrusted Field Marshal Tantawi, wants to create a political model resembling the Turkey of the 1980s or Pakistan of today - an eviscerated democracy with no control over its national security policy, weighed down by a bloated and self-serving military-industrial apparatus.”
“The SCAF is the biggest threat to Egyptian democracy," says Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center.”
“Some have called for early presidential elections to transfer executive power out of the hands of the ruling military council, known as SCAF.”
“In his speech, Tantawi said he would order the formation of a new cabinet to replace the one that resigned Monday, which would continue to work in conjunction with SCAF.”
“Now what I am really scared of in Egypt is the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces SCAF, which has been in control since Mubarak stepped down in February.”
“The timetable currently proposed by SCAF won't yield a president before 2013.”
“SCAF is in charge during this critical time while we try to establish this system and guarantee those freedoms.”
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