The Egyptian government - the ruling Freedom and Justice Party - and the Muslim Brotherhood criticized a tweet by the American embassy this week. The tweet was against Egypt’s clampdown on freedom of expression and referred particularly to the case of political satirist Bassem Youssef.
Statements by Brotherhood members gave the impression that the American government is antagonizing Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and this is absolutely incorrect. We do not know yet if American President Barrack Obama is satisfied with or apprehensive about Mursi and his government, but all we know is that he prefers to be an observer.
This is probably to the best interest of Egyptians so that they can manage their own business, but his long silence gives the opposition the impression that he consents to the actions of the Muslim Brotherhood.
A cosmic conspiracy
The Muslim Brotherhood is keen on letting the world know the superpower is satisfied with them since this delivers messages to other parties both inside and outside Egypt. Yet, on the other hand, they want to appear as the victims of a cosmic conspiracy since this is the discourse that they had always used in the past and that had lent them support and embarrassed their adversaries.