Skip to comments.Egypt's Mursi says army keeps pledge to cede power
Posted on 06/30/2012 9:53:59 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - Egypt's new President Mohamed Mursi said on Saturday the military that took charge when Hosni Mubarak was overthrown last year had kept its promise to hand over power, speaking at a ceremony to mark the formal transfer of authority.
Mursi's comments followed a speech by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who heads the military council. In his remarks, Tantawi also said the army had kept its pledge to oversee the nation until a president was elected.
The army council, before Mursi was sworn following his victory in an election this month, curbed presidential powers and took other steps to maintain a strong grip on Egypt.
"The Egyptian people and the ... world are witnessing a unique model, not seen before, of how power is transferred from the Egyptian military forces by the will of the people to an elected, civilian power," Mursi said.
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Just wait til the Army is ordered to attack Israel and seize Jerusalem. Perhaps they will be ordered to take Americans hostage to trade for the Blind Sheikh in Jail in New York. Lets see how great “Democracy” is then. Ever think they Moslim Brotherhood will willingly step down after losing an election?
Watch, they will pull some stunt to keep Obama in the White House by October.
Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
Wait till radicals take over the US Embassy in Cairo and hold US citizens as Hostages to get the Blind Sheik Back. The Egyptian Army will do nothing—and Obama will cave it and give up the radical cleric. He may even give him a pardon!
Zero won’t actually cave and give up the blind sheik....I’d much more readily believe he’s been working some “back channels” and is COLLUDING with Mursi on the best way to pull it off and send him over while keeping the sheeple snowed, a la OF&F.
Way to go Obama.
Way to go Hillary.
Way to go DC.
And these same idiots were whining that Saddam had no WMD. Yet they just handed nerve gas to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Not only is DC no longer the Leader of the Free World.
It has joined the Axis of Evil.
Maybe the old Terrorist could get “sick” and be sent home for humanitarian reasons. It would be some feather in the new Egyptian leaders turban.