Following are excerpts
from an interview with Egyptian sociologist Saadudin Ibrahim, which
aired on CBC TV on July 10, 2011:
you believe that the military council might hijack the revolution?
If there is a state of chaos, and the various parties are incapable
of reaching an agreement, they will tell you that for the sake of the
country's security and stability, and in order to defend the national
soil and protect the country from danger, the [military] council has
resolved to remain in power until the matter is decided.
you are saying is very serious, because all the statements by the military
council emphasize that they would like to step down tomorrow, if not
They say that they would like to transfer powers today, that they do
not want to postpone the elections, that they were asked to prolong
the interim period, but refused… How could you possibly say that they
want to remain in power?
This does not have to be their declared intention. Still, the military
council can hijack the revolution.
truth is that the public is divided between the liberal forces and the
True, and this leaves room for the role played by Napoleon.
Egypt is waiting for another Napoleon?
it is possible.
this Napoleon will emerge from the military council or from the elections?
He could emerge from either.