Skip to comments.Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.0
Posted on 07/03/2013 5:56:34 AM PDT by kristinn
The Egyptian army has set a deadline of 4 p.m. Cairo time for the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Morsi to compromise with the people of Egypt (by stepping down.) Morsi refuses. 18 people were killed and 200 were wounded in clashes at Cairo University last night.
A Washington Post report from Cairo on dueling statements from Morsi and the army:
Waving his hands and shaking his fists in a 45-minute speech on national television late Tuesday, Morsi swore that he was committed to the democratic process that brought him to power and said that any attempts to subvert the constitution were unacceptable.
The army, in turn, posted a message to its Facebook page saying: We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool.
In his speech, Morsi acknowledged that he had made mistakes during his year in office as Egypts first democratically elected president. But he appealed to Egyptians to give him more time to deal with the countrys problems.
Link to originial FR thread from Friday with many amazing photos.
Time for a new live thread.
Just how clean was that election? As clean as, say, Obama's?
1335: Reports say the army has taken control of the state television building ahead of its expected statement.
GO Egypt, GO!
'nuff said. Looks like either Morsi backs down by 4 PM, or he is going to go the way of Hussein and Gadhafi.
And oooh, won't Obama's foreign policy be getting the come uppance it deserves.
If the military follows through with the plan thye announced yesterday, then Egypt will be far better off, and so will the entire region.
Can we still send them more F-16s? What are friends for?
(sarcam tag off/ for the sarcasm impaired)
Opposition Live Feed, pictures good, hard to understand unless you speak Egyptian. They even run Ads for Snickers LOL
Egypt: Army In Control Of TV Headquarters, Sources Say
July 3, 2013 | 1239 GMT
The Egyptian TV headquarters is under the control of the army and Republican Guards, sources said July 3, Al Arabiya reported
Egypt: Military Sources Deny Army Chief, Opposition Leader Meeting
July 3, 2013 | 1257 GMT
Egyptian military sources denied a meeting between opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei and army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Al Arabiya reported July 3
Obama will be causing trouble behind the scene. He is backing Morsi and doing all he can to stop the Egyptian military from other reports posted on FR. If the military removes Morsi, Obama will try to destabilize the interim government and get the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifists back in power IMO. He has consistently backed the radical transnational Islamists in each of these Middle East confrontations.
Press typically giving her a pass on her roll in this mess.
Anti-Obama banners and signs and no media coverage? I’m shocked!
No anti-obama signs to be found in CNN photo gallery
Barack didn’t hesitate to demand that Mubarak leave. Mubarak was a “bad” dictator - pro-Western, pro-U.S., at peace with Israel. Islamists are “good” dictators.
Much cleaner than Øbama's.
Clinton has a solid record of INcompetence. Her only qualification for office is that she is a woman, which counts for something among the addled leftists who support her.
I read you last post to me. Thanks so much. Now, than so much for the link!
It is now 3:14pm Cairo time. We will see what happens in an hour.