NYT seems to nurture a new conspiracy theory (as if there are not enough to satisfy the masses): one that purports to show that some influential powers in Egypt were actively undermining the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece from day one. Here is the gist of the article:
The streets seethe with protests and government ministers are on the run or in jail, but since the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi, life has somehow gotten better for many people across Egypt: Gas lines have disappeared, power cuts have stopped and the police have returned to the street.The article offers details and names some names.
The apparently miraculous end to the crippling energy shortages, and the re-emergence of the police, seems to show that the legions of personnel left in place after former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011 played a significant role — intentionally or not — in undermining the overall quality of life under the Islamist administration of Mr. Morsi.
I am not a betting person, but who wants to bet against the idea that this will soon be picked up by some diligent busybodies that will dress it up as a new Zionist conspiracy?