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Egypt's Islamist Coup: Muslim Brotherhood's man claims more power than Mubarak had
Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/23/112 | WSJ Editorial Board

Posted on 11/23/2012 5:34:24 PM PST by jimbo123

The Egyptian revolution took another bad turn Thursday, as President Mohamed Morsi gave himself dictatorial powers over the legislature and courts. The world has feared that the Muslim Brotherhood would favor one-man, one-vote, once, and the Morsi coup is an ominous sign.

"The people wanted me to be the guardian of these steps in this phase," Reuters quoted Mr. Morsi as saying on Friday. "I don't like and don't want—and there is no need—to use exceptional measures. But those who are trying to gnaw the bones of the nation" must be "held accountable."

Mr. Morsi says his diktat will merely last as long as it takes the country to adopt a new constitution, which is what authoritarians always say. They claim to be a necessary step on the way to democracy, but democracy never arrives. Mr. Morsi's rationalization is that he must have this power to "protect the revolution," as if the demonstrators who deposed Hosni Mubarak in 2011 merely wanted another Mubarak with a beard and prayer rug. Mr. Morsi is claiming more power than Mr. Mubarak ever had.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: caliphate; egypt; egyptmb; gazaceasefire; hillaryclinton; humaabedin; israel; mohammedmorsi; morsi; morsidictator; muslimbrotherhood; sinai; waronterror
Now we know why Huma Abedin ate tuna for more than a decade ...
1 posted on 11/23/2012 5:34:34 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

If Obama had an older dictator Muslim brother, he’d look like Morsi.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 5:39:39 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: jimbo123

“I don’t like and don’t want—and there is no need—to use exceptional measures. But those who are trying to gnaw the bones of the nation” must be “held accountable.”

blah, blah, blah,blah............


3 posted on 11/23/2012 5:41:42 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: jimbo123

The LSM media will be reporting it any minute now. Yep, any minute.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 5:42:24 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: jimbo123

Obama is jealous


5 posted on 11/23/2012 5:44:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

Just Isaiah 19:2-4 coming to pass.

And a few others, perhaps, depending on how things go.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 5:44:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: jimbo123
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
-C.S. Lewis

Toss in Islam as the source of what's 'good' for its victims, and you have yourselves the new wave of theocratic autocracies, the fruits of the Arab Spring.

Mubarak was the robber Lewis' robber baron, and, more importantly, one who was friendly to American interests. And yet Obama supported his ouster in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood and its religious self-righteousness and hunger for absolute control and loss of freedom and rights.

I feel immensely sorry for the Copts. I guess at this point they should probably all just GTFO of Egypt while before they're slaughtered at Morsy's command.
7 posted on 11/23/2012 5:48:58 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t WANT to be the supreme leader, but *sigh* it seems I must...


8 posted on 11/23/2012 5:50:25 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: jimbo123

So we now have a worse despot, who is not predisposed to help America and her allies, AND is an Islamic fundamentalist? That’s some foreign policy you got there, Barry.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 5:51:19 PM PST by fhayek
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To: jimbo123

calling Captain Louis Renault


10 posted on 11/23/2012 5:58:11 PM PST by molson209
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To: GeronL

“Obama is jealous”

The question is, when will he make his move?


11 posted on 11/23/2012 5:59:16 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: jimbo123

He attended college in the United States, therefore his is an ally of the type of professors and students Obama was educated.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 6:04:22 PM PST by Jumper
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To: jimbo123

Hmmm. Egypt voted for their a$$ho1, we voted for ours. Two of a kind.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 6:09:06 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: verum ago

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
-C.S. Lewis

Clearly, this genius was somehow able to look into his crystal ball and see America in the Twenty-first century.

We could use a few such seers now to inform the non-reading hordes of our incipient national demise; however, they seem to have belonged to a bygone era.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 6:09:20 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: jimbo123

What I’d like to see is the MSM rerun video of the lefties over here being interviewed on the street when this “revolution” started last year in Egypt. Remember all of the tears as they cried, “All they want is democracy, just like us”? I find it difficult to comprehend such a large portion of our society being so gullible and basically stupid.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 6:33:24 PM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

It’s difficult to comprehend but we see it many times daily.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 6:53:45 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: jimbo123

Al Qaeda won the war when they captured the White House and State Department. Now we knock over governments and install them in power. Syria is underway and Jordan is next.

I hope I’m wrong. But this is what I see. We actively recruited MB into every agency in Washington and then we elected, and reelected, O. Now our foreign policy serves their interests.

Bin Ladin is dead, true. But with MB in the White House he was more successful than he could possibly have dreamed.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 6:56:02 PM PST by marron
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To: jimbo123

Post Benghazi Massacre, US Foreign Policy File.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 7:16:59 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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I’m sure Google’s execs are on their way to Cairo right now to organize the resistance. A little Facebook and another Arab Spring and things will all be right.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 7:33:33 PM PST by marron
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True, I believe the government has bought into the political correct approach to Islam, this is very dangerous, for it will inevitably allow for them to infiltrate the highest levels of government, Huma has been groomed for such an endeavor, so will her son with former Rep. Weiner, Islam is very patient, yet the American public like its’ government is very naive with regards to racism and Islam.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 11:21:18 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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