Skip to comments.Egyptian Military Coup In 48 Hours If No Solution Found
Posted on 07/01/2013 8:02:35 AM PDT by Zakeet
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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 The network exhibited a photo of the officer’s head in his dress uniform, possibly many years out of date.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.
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?
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.
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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.
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!
The writer is in error.
There will be no coup, there will be a restoration.
The current status is anomaly
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.
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.
Obama probably thinks a military “coup” is a camouflaged chevy impala....
I’ve already mentioned them several times today.
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.
That is extremely good news; I thought I’d read something like that.
What do you consider the real issues at stake?
Read up the thread from your comment and you’ll see Morsi did not manage to remove the top generals.
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...
Many thanks..interesting info. The next 2 hours will be eventful, to say the least..
Another Obama failure
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:
I wanted to post it here and on the main FR live thread.
Thanks..interesting thread...I wonder is a lot of context is lost in the translations. I find the 48 hour deadline interesting..
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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