Skip to comments.Egypt's Foreign Minister: There Was No Military Coup
Posted on 07/04/2013 5:37:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr on Thursday told his American counterpart John Kerry that the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi had not been a military coup.
"The American side is a strategic partner for Egypt and the welfare of the Egypt is important to them," said Amr in a telephone call with Kerry, one day after Egypt's army ousted and detained Morsi, after a week of deadly clashes and mass protests calling for him to go.
"I hope that they read the situation in the right way, that this is not a military coup in any way. This was actually the overwhelming will of the people," Amr said. A military overthrow of an elected leader entails economic sanctions and could result in the U.S. cutting off its aid to Egypt.
Amr said that Kerry had assured him that Egypt was a strategic ally whose stability was important.
He added that the move was driven by the massive popular demonstrations against Morsi which had persuaded the armed forces to intervene and suspend the constitution.
"There is no role, no political role whatsoever, for the military ... This is the total opposite of a military coup," said Amr, who resigned from his position amid the protests earlier this week but who remains in office until a new interim government is formed.
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This is about money. If it was a military coup...NO MONEY!!
Kerry: So it was a civilian coup sort of helped along by lots and lots of soldiers, who later picked out the civilians whose coup it is. OK. Here’s a nice big check for you.
Do you have this on the live historical thread?
LOL. I have a cartoon bubble where everyone is walking backwards.
Yesterday the military picked Morsi up at his house drove him to the office and ENDORSED the Constitution.
Come on...I can’t imagine any country we previously had a decent relationship with telling the obama regime so much as ‘the sky is blue’.
Where can we send an email of support for removal of More I so Egyptians don’t think we are all as demented as Obama?
I don’t think so...but that’s where I am still posting rather than these side threads...until someone tells me there’s another (live) thread.
Well, what else would you call it besides a military coup? Maybe a military "takeover?"
The Egyptians have learned a thing or two about honesty from Team Obama.
Doesn't a military coup (or "takeover") reesult in a member of the military assuming the head of government?
Think that’s the plan : Post on the live and link these secondary thread to the larger historic one
It was a people’s revolution.
The military does not want to run the country’s day to day business. They just want their power and privelege.
They would be happy with carrot top as the leader. They could blame everything on him.
I don’t know how they do it...or what is linked...I just know we have a Second Live thread....because the first had already gone over a thousand and climbing...and that’s where I post...Some have dubbed it “The Arab Street”...LOL
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