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Egyptian Military Coup In 48 Hours If No Solution Found
Zero Hedge ^ | July 1, 2013

Posted on 07/01/2013 8:02:35 AM PDT by Zakeet

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To: Vermont Lt

I also see it as serious, but not bad.

I watched the statement live on Al-Jazeera toda, and the tones of the officer reading the statement were measured and even, not at all emotional. The network exhibited a photo of the officer’s head in his dress uniform, possibly many years out of date.

The Army is better for Egypt, and for the world, than any other would-be final authority in Egypt.

I like the 48 hour deadline - seems measured carefully.

Good luck, Egypt!

I have some skin in the game as a shareholder of Centamin, a large producing gold mine in southern Egypt. The stock price has been knocked down hard by the Islamist idiots in power trying to create commercial uncertainties.


51 posted on 07/01/2013 9:39:35 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Cboldt; All

Wasn’t it commonly reported that soon after he took office, Morsi forced the retirement of the top army generals. Supposedly the military is now being run by Islamists. Could this all be a ruse for the military to clamp down on the opposition?


52 posted on 07/01/2013 9:53:54 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: edpc
The problem with the liberals once they are working in government, e.g., as the president or even rank and file foreign service officers is that their real world experience is zip, zilch, nada, but they have their slogans and belief system that is hard to overcome. They think that just because they can sign things into American law or push social agendas at home that the rest of the world will fall into line like law-abiding Americans. This is not the case and these foreign service officers, their agency counterparts on the pay-scale and the those liberal politicians appointed over them are in for a rude awakening when the walls start tumbling down.

I am sure the Egyptian Military is going to remedy this situation already made worst by Obama to save the foreign aid which they depend. If not, Egyptians will starve and American's largest Embassy presence in the Middle East will be unsafe for the family members and local national staff to remain. This will render America's diplomacy, while tainted with Obama's socialist stench, completely inept.

We may yet witness the end of an ear in Egypt where American Aid no longer allows peace for the Suez Canal or Jordan. It is sad that a president puts his Party about the good of Country but that is political warfare the democrats have wrought against their opposition since the Viet Nam War protestor's seized control of the democrat party.

Obama has no grasp of the natural order of the world and only believes he can control everything with sweeping edicts. This will be his undoing in world politics.

53 posted on 07/01/2013 9:58:56 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: edpc

agreed


54 posted on 07/01/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: AzSteven
Morsi and company did attempt to sack and replace most all field-grade officers and the General Staff and was quietly told 'that is not going to happen' by the military. They did manage to replace a few officers, but it was not the full-on mass replacement the Islamists were hoping for.

Though I do not have 'friends' in Egypt, this is my understanding as well, that Morsi, and his Islamist goons weren't able to get the military as 'clean' as he would have liked...
55 posted on 07/01/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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56 posted on 07/01/2013 11:15:25 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson
FYI: Live Egypt demonstrations thread:

(Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

Background:

This above thread morphed into a “live” thread at the beginning of the demonstrations. It started with post 100. Spectacular photos, informative posts, tweets, any TV coverage (pitiful as it is) and regular live updates.

Any newer threads from yesterday [or today] on Egypt are also linked in this thread.

57 posted on 07/01/2013 11:30:25 AM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: Zakeet
King 0bama is already in Africa, so why waste the perfect opportunity to once again stick his nose in everyone else's business?

He should fly in and speak to the crowds in the Square and use his teleprompters so he doesn't make any flubs. He can make sure he gets all the phrases right about homo rights and how he stands behind Morsi, the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria, and the crushing of personal freedom and whatever religious and legal liberty still remains in Egypt.

Just think of the great media attention he would get from our adoring media!

58 posted on 07/01/2013 12:00:37 PM PDT by Gritty (Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are void-Jefferson, 1798)
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To: Zakeet

The writer is in error.

There will be no coup, there will be a restoration.

The current status is anomaly


59 posted on 07/01/2013 12:09:55 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: SeeSharp

Not quite what it might seem-—The Egypts have a license to manufacture their own M1 Abrams and so far they have made something over 750. The ones they make are diesel, not turbine powered, and don’t have run-and-shoot capability. The few that we’ve given them also don’t have the good options. And remember this: as good as they might be they are no match for the Israeli 155’s. Egyption Abrams will never leave Egypt.


60 posted on 07/01/2013 1:03:11 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Phillyred

But this time the coup will be deposing an MB flunky instead of a world-champion wankathoner of a king. I wonder if they’ll imprison the MB again, as Abdul Nasser did. It would seem he got it right, as Anwar Saddat freed the MB, and was later assassinated by it.


61 posted on 07/01/2013 1:12:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama probably thinks a military “coup” is a camouflaged chevy impala....


62 posted on 07/01/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Zakeet
A military coup. How imaginative. Like the one that put Air Force General Mubarak in power. My how the Arab Spring is bringing a new day of democracy to the same old sludge.
63 posted on 07/01/2013 6:54:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Da Coyote

I’ve already mentioned them several times today.

:-)


64 posted on 07/01/2013 9:51:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Are you 100% sure they are all replaced? I know Erdogan did something like that, but he’s been in power in Turkey for more than a decade. Morsi’s only been in a year or so.


65 posted on 07/01/2013 9:52:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: AzSteven

That is extremely good news; I thought I’d read something like that.


66 posted on 07/01/2013 9:53:54 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: infowarrior

What do you consider the real issues at stake?


67 posted on 07/01/2013 9:56:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ken5050

Read up the thread from your comment and you’ll see Morsi did not manage to remove the top generals.


68 posted on 07/01/2013 9:57:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
What do you consider the real issues at stake?

I suspect Morsi is/was preparing a strike against Israel, quite possibly it had been green-lighted by Obama. The Egyptian military wants no part of this, at least not now, since with the trouble in Syria, Israel is going to be hypervigilant.

I believe Morsi thinks the chaos in Syria works to his advantage in a strike against Israel, but the military is of the opinion it is too big a gamble, presently.

Morsi's position became a bit more complicated with the release of a Lybian document naming Ansar al Sharia, the Muslim Brotherhood, and himself personally as involved in the attack on the Benghazi Consulate, and the subsequent death of Ambassador Stevens. I don't think that the Egyptian military was advised of this little adventure, and they are none too happy about it. I suspect they view Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood, ideologues all, as being too reckless to remain in power, and are secretly working with the opposition to achieve his ouster without too much fuss, soonest...

the infowarrior

69 posted on 07/01/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: little jeremiah

Many thanks..interesting info. The next 2 hours will be eventful, to say the least..


70 posted on 07/02/2013 6:50:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Eleutheria5

Another Obama failure


71 posted on 07/02/2013 7:20:41 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: ken5050

On TB2 someone posted the translation of the entire military statement. Very telling. Unfortunately I can’t bring up TB2 now, getting 404 message but I have lousy slow internet.

It’s on this thread somewhere:

http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?431180-The-Egyptian-Riot-Thread-Please-post-any-info-concerning-what-s-happening-there./page7

I wanted to post it here and on the main FR live thread.


72 posted on 07/02/2013 7:51:13 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks..interesting thread...I wonder is a lot of context is lost in the translations. I find the 48 hour deadline interesting..


73 posted on 07/02/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: ken5050

From the mil statement it is clear (to me) that they are fully supporting the anti-Morsi crowd, and the Ikwhan (IIRC the mil. arm of the MB) are gearing up for a fight, and have already killed some protesters. I think there’s a photo of some of Morsi’s followers on the live thread, lined up with sticks in their hands.


74 posted on 07/02/2013 8:05:15 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: infowarrior

Thanks again. I have seen a thread or two about Morsi’s and the MB’s connection to Benghazi, just haven’t had time to read it.

I hope all this comes to light and chokes the freak in the WH.


75 posted on 07/02/2013 8:06:19 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m still suspicious. Islamist roots do run deep in much of the Egyptian military. Look, Morsi’s in deep trouble..very unpopular. No argument there. But suppose this is all a big deception...Morsi can’t use the IB to suppress the demonstrators, so he gets the army to do it for him..the army imposes martial law..and Morsi remains in control. Everyone assume that the army isn’t doing Morsi’s bidding..


76 posted on 07/02/2013 8:15:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: tsowellfan

It’s not a failure yet. Wait ‘til he tries to fix it and makes things even worse and worse, and worse, and then stops talking about it. Then it’ll be a failure. That’s only just begun. Give it time, and see my next post.


77 posted on 07/02/2013 12:24:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Wait ‘til he tries to fix it and makes things even worse and worse, and worse

True but remember "failure" is in the eyes of the beholder. He claimed Bush's 4.7% unemployment rate was the "worst economy since Herbert Hoover" yet Obama and Biden claim that they "saved the economy" by replacing the 4.7% with +7.8% unemployment.

78 posted on 07/02/2013 12:35:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

That’s because he’s still talking about it. When he stops talking about it and trying to spin, and instead hopes people will forget about it, that’s when it’s really a failure.


79 posted on 07/02/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
When he stops talking about it and trying to spin, and instead hopes people will forget about it, that’s when it’s really a failure.

Exactly!

80 posted on 07/02/2013 12:45:36 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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