World Leaders Emulate Mursi’s Dismissal of Tantawi
by Barb Weir
Monday, August 13th, 2012
Mursi retires Tantawi
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi announced Sunday that he has retired the five most powerful generals in the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) as well as the Supreme Court Chief Justice, and has reversed the powers of the SCAF. In addition, he informed the ambassadors of the U.S. and Israel that he is stripping them of their power to make Egyptian foreign policy.
Mursi’s action has had unexpected repercussions in far-flung places around the globe. Presidents and prime ministers of other countries were similarly inspired to shed powerful forces that control their countries and pull the strings of power from behind the scenes. Here are details about some of the latest pink slips:
- United Nations: Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stripped the five permanent members of the Security Council of their veto powers and removed their permanent status as well as their simultaneous interpretation privileges. In addition, he announced that UN Headquarters would be moved to an abandoned oil platform in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Palestine: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued retirement orders to Brigadier General Nitzan Alon, Commander of Israeli Occupation Forces in the West Bank. Abbas then assumed direct command of the occupation forces and ordered them to invade and take control of the Gaza Strip in as friendly a way as possible. In addition, he stripped the U.S. and Israel of their power to make Palestinian foreign policy.
- Greece: Prime Minister Antonis Samaras dismissed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and announced that Greece would no longer have an official currency, following Lebanon, Panama and Somalia. In addition, he informed the ambassadors of the United States and Israel that he was stripping them of their powers to make Greek foreign policy.
- United States: President Barack Obama issued retirement orders to all appointees selected by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), but awarded AIPAC a retroactive registration as a Foreign Agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and apologized that the U.S. had taken more than fifty years to provide this recognition to them. He also informed the ambassador of Israel that he was stripping its power to make U.S. foreign policy.
- Cayman Islands: Premier McKeeva Bush dismissed British Governor Duncan Taylor and ordered all drug and illegal arms money to be disclosed and confiscated. He also informed the Governor as well as the ambassadors of the U.S. and Israel that he was stripping them of their power to make Cayman foreign policy.
I tried to locate Mr. Bush for an interview, but no one was able to find him. Upon hearing this, the other presidents and prime ministers also became hard to find. I would be happy to pay a small finder’s fee to anyone with information about their location, but I’m afraid I can’t afford as much as some of the other people looking for them.