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Mohamed Morsi approves martial law in Egypt, state media reports
New York Times via times of india ^ | 12-8-12 | David D Kirkpatrick

Posted on 12/08/2012 11:12:13 AM PST by dynachrome

CAIRO: Struggling to subdue continuing street protests, the government of PresidentMohamed Morsi has approved legislation reimposing martial law by calling on the armed forces to keep order and authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians, Egypt's state media reported on Saturday.

Morsi has not yet issued the order, the flagship state newspaper Al Ahram reported. But even if merely a threat, the preparation of the measure suggested an escalation in the political battle between Egypt's new Islamist leaders and their secular opponents over an Islamist-backed draft constitution. The standoff has already threatened to derail the culmination of Egypt's promised transition to a constitutional democracy nearly two years after the revolt against the former leader Hosni Mubarak.

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To: dynachrome; LucyT; little jeremiah; azishot; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Look for the Egyptian military to start arresting a bunch of their own high and middle command BEFORE they take sides. Remains to be seen which side they will take. It all depends on Queen Hitlery’s orders!

24 hours after she left Egypt, Morsi announced himself Pharaoh! The Pharaohs’ mummies must be having a cow about the ancient empire that they left is now ruled by a cow.

41 posted on 12/08/2012 2:33:08 PM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: dynachrome

The protesters represent the military/business. The military is on their side

42 posted on 12/08/2012 2:34:11 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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43 posted on 12/08/2012 2:46:00 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Logical me

Our military is having exercises to practice searching house to house for ‘weapons dealers’.

44 posted on 12/08/2012 2:50:40 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dynachrome
Very scary our government is in full support of Islamdic muzzard murderers. From Honduras, to Mexico, from "Pahkeestahn to Indonesia, silence from Thailand to Malaysia. More silence green on blue, Benghazi, Hasan( fear the beard?) and a whole imported Libyan arsenal hitting Assad's guys as he breaks out the imported Iraqi WMD's trucked in since the Food for Oil cons job when Bubba was getting desk jobs from a barely of age student clerk THUS promoting al qaeda/Wahabi side as it's silent night of Boku Harem in Nigeria.

Meanwhile in Egypt they sell our military products to a guy that opposes Israel, promotes Hamas and is silent on crucifixions clitorectomies female religious pro islumic mutilations and kill anything/anyone not muzzard enough.

Will we quietly go to the prisons and starve as the left continues to demonize the moral folks while ignoring their intolerance

Hizbollah and the propaganda machines continue to demonize almost exactly like Hitler did to Czechoslovakia and the country is in debt to the Chicoms while the boy king spends $1.4 billion annually on vacations while Egypt kills their own and jews with American made products bought with American sent billions

When is the dictator going to listen to "we the people" or will the Lenin/Stalinesque purges begin to carry us away to the gulag archipelago as they close the churches and hiring the homosexuals, muzzard B-hood, and the new dark skinned panthers to break down our doors and our public school indoctinated children or the neighbors children turn in their parents on and When? Why?

Who...the journalists are silent as the Jews and Christians are murdered throughout the world. How long O Lord, how long?

Sorry, too much to write in this blitzkrieg of immorality and all out murder while spending us( the US of A) into a pit of no return as folks watch TV, play x-box games and spend their welfare checks as the hollowpoints are piled higher and deeper just in case.

I can't keep up, but that's the plan isn't it?

45 posted on 12/08/2012 2:53:09 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: ought-six; Eleutheria5
One would hope you are right. Unfortunately, history and precedent do not agree. Recall the WWI vets and the “Bonus Army” in 1932

I am also of the opinion that the army - at least half of it, if not more - will attack their own people. This is casually happening all over the world, for thousands of years. Right now Syrian army is killing Syrians; Egyptian army is preparing to kill Egyptians; every civil war is like that, and we already saw quite a few in this century. The hope that the US Army will all desert has no foundation in fact. I can accept that, say, 10% to 20% of soldiers will disappear over time, if they can do so. The rest will not be given a chance. One man cannot easily escape from guarded barracks; if captured, he will be shot in front of other soldiers as a lesson. Mass desertion is possible only if it is truly mass desertion, when large groups of troops - guards and officers and all - quietly walk out without a single shot and nobody tries to hunt them down.

you will need not only armed citizens, but armed citizens who will commit to fight, watch their families massacred in reprisal and keep on fighting against a vastly stronger foe.

That is a very difficult choice to make when the alternative is to accept slavery and submit but stay alive. People can choose fight over slavery, and they did that on many occasions in recorded history. But that requires very serious commitment, the willingness to die for one's beliefs. People also on far more numerous occasions submitted to the force, especially if the new oppressor was not too harsh. (As an example, a lot of Guerilla movement on Germany's Eastern front was instigated by cruelty of Nazi troops. They were worse than the communists! That's what forced locals to resist, not just the propaganda of the old regime.)

Given that the majority is ready and willing to drop their pants at the TSA checkpoint, I do not really expect a sufficient number of people to seriously oppose the government. But low numbers of opposition, as well as uncoordinated actions, will allow the government to label them as "militants" or "domestic terrorists", and the soldiers will be more willing to eradicate them, in the Branch Davidians' style. The soldiers will be, generally, taking the side of the majority. We already know who the majority is.

46 posted on 12/08/2012 3:07:06 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Greysard

On the other hand, insurgents are usually a minority. Most colonists were loyal to King George III, but the rebels were more passionate in their rebellion then the loyalists were in their opposition to rebellion, had very talented leaders, and eventually help from France. Same holds with the revolt against the British Mandate in Israel. It was carried out by a small, but well-organized and highly motivated group of “extremists”. Being a minority has the advantage of tight organization, and intimate bonding between the band of brothers as one fights against severely daunting odds. Being a majority means that you have a large organization that is permeable through espionage, raids, inattention and defections. So often the advantage is with the minority.

47 posted on 12/08/2012 3:41:05 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: driftdiver

” practice searching house to house for ‘weapons dealers’.”

I missed that, where was it?

48 posted on 12/08/2012 4:01:42 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Here is one example -

49 posted on 12/08/2012 4:08:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: C210N; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; bigfootbob

“crisis severity needs to be matched with the severity of the solution”....

That is the way it always is, do not let a crisis go to waste. Throw the frog in and slowly bring on the heat until your frog is cooked.

Of, course we can take bigfootbob’s advise and just “chill”. but I think we need to think beyond this cold future and plan on when Zero nears the redline of issuing his order to his brown shirt brigade.

50 posted on 12/08/2012 4:16:14 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: driftdiver

Wow! Thanks!

51 posted on 12/08/2012 4:21:13 PM PST by DBrow
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To: dynachrome
Hillary said Mubarak must go so the people of Egypt can enjoy freedom. What.A.Joke. Oh wait...I forgot...Bush’s fault!!
52 posted on 12/08/2012 4:26:21 PM PST by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: dynachrome

Obama & Hillary hve given Morsi over a billion $$$ already.

53 posted on 12/08/2012 4:46:45 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: dynachrome

When Kaddhafi gave a similar order, he got his brains blown out by Libyan patriots on an SUV hood.


54 posted on 12/08/2012 6:11:11 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: 4yearlurker
Obama voice-over:

With a name like Muslim Brotherhood, it's GOT to be good.

55 posted on 12/08/2012 7:25:05 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Which could result in a second civil war.

56 posted on 12/08/2012 7:36:12 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama would fall within a week if the feds started using armed drones against civilians.

57 posted on 12/08/2012 7:36:58 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: GeronL
and we are sending that country fighter jets and 200 Main Battle Tanks??


To be used against Israel.
58 posted on 12/08/2012 7:46:59 PM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Morsi has approved legislation reimposing martial law by calling on the armed forces to keep order and authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians, Egypt's state media reported on Saturday.
Thanks dynachrome.
59 posted on 12/08/2012 8:59:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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To: newfreep

No, she isn’t.

60 posted on 12/08/2012 9:07:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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