Does he mean our military or the Egyptian one? If ours, might I say “haven’t we done enough already?” If you think Morsi is bad, remember that we have no idea who we’ll get if we putz around there again. Could be better, could be worse.
CAIRO - Egypts state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said it expected President Mohamed Morsi would either step down or be removed from office on Wednesday when a deadline set by the army for resolving the countrys political crisis expires.
Egypts flagship state daily said an army road map for the future would set up a three-member presidential council to be chaired by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
Opposition: Morsis speech equivalent to civil war call; 16 dead in Cairo U. clashesAl-Ahram learnt that with the end of the 48-hour period set by the armed forces ... it is expected in the hours that follow it, one of two things: either Morsi announces his resignation himself, or the declaration of his removal through the road map for the future set out by the armed forces, it said.
Al-Ahram said the road map would set up a neutral transitional government to be headed by a military leader. The transitional period would last nine to 12 months in which a new constitution would be drafted to set out a path to presidential elections.
Egypts army commander and Morsi, who represents the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, each pledged his life to defy the other as the hour approached on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover that was prompted by mass demonstrations.
The military chiefs issued a call to battle in a statement headlined The Final Hours. They said they were willing to shed blood against terrorists and fools after Morsi refused to give up his elected office. Morsi said, The price ... is my life.
As a mass of revelers on Cairos Tahrir Square feted the army for saving the revolutionary democracy won there two years ago, supporters of the presidents Muslim Brotherhood denounced a military coup. Some clashed with security forces at Cairo University, where 16 people died and about 200 were wounded.
Morsi cannot help but see it, and once the APCs, IFVs, and tanks start moving into position, he would be a fool not to "make a deal."
We shall see.
they’ll have to check with Obama, he owns Egypt
Overthrow Morsi and the rest of the Islamic Brotherhood including Obama!
Did Bill Kristol approve this article?
Did anybody tell them elections have consequences? Or is this another manipulation by the globalist ptb that didn't get a government to their liking in Egypt?
Overthrowing governments has consequences.
The police powers in Egypt, for the most part, did not attack the protestors, showing at least some respect for the rule of law. Hence, to remove Morsi now would be to demonstrate that raw force supersedes law. Should a new Salafist regime ever take the reins again, they will make sure that can't happen again. It is to inculcate the rule of force.
Although they do exist, there are few historical examples of militarist regimes stepping aside for plurality (Franco and Allende come to mind(, but they are the exception and not the rule. In my opinion, the military should have waited until Morsi's government did something so outrageous as to delegitimize itself completely in the eyes of the world. Of course, there is peril in that too in that Egypt's institutions would have collapsed so far as to protract a reconstruction, with much suffering on the part of many. One thing is certain: if Morsi does not back down and the military does not move, Morsi will purge it of every officer with even a shred of "impurity" and this situation will have backfired. Hence my concern at the potential intemperance of this move. It is a delicate balance indeed.
Time will tell.
And then what? What will take his place with Obama in charge?
CNN reporting that the Military has the TV Stations now. The Coup is beginning.
Morsi is now President-for-Life.
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