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.
What started everything.
MISC ARTICLES concurrent with ouster of Morsi:
Egypt Islamist Channels Go Off Air After Army Announcement
Saudi King Abdullah sent a message of congratulations to the head of the Egyptian Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, on Wednesday for being appointed interim head of state after the armed forces overthrew President Mohamed Mursi, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
Twitter (posted by maggief):
Not Military Coup. Popular Impeachment #Egypt
Just a reminder how it all started.
The Egyptians showed all how to do it. No dictators.
Not yet anyhow. It isn’t over until it is over.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee [Blitzer noted that Leahy is ALSO "chairman of the Budget Subcommittee on the State Dept of Foreign Assistance"], said Wednesday the United States was required by law to cut aid to Egypt following a coups detat.
The Morsi government has been a great disappointment to the people of Egypt, and to all who wish Egypt a successful transition to responsive, representative government under the rule of law, he said in a statement. He squandered an historic opportunity, preferring to govern by fiat rather than work with other political parties to do what is best for all Egyptians. Egypts military leaders say they have no intent or desire to govern, and I hope they make good on their promise.
In the meantime, our law is clear: U.S. aid is cut off when a democratically elected government is deposed by military coup or decree, Leahy added. As we work on the new budget, my committee also will review future aid to the Egyptian government as we wait for a clearer picture. As the worlds oldest democracy, this is a time to reaffirm our commitment to the principle that transfers of power should be by the ballot, not by force of arms.
discussed here as well:
Those communist terrorists had better stay away from Egypt because the kids there are wide awake and very aware of 0b0z0’s shenanigans.
I just looked at the site....
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.....EU has recoginzed Egypt’s new government in a statement by Catherine Ashton.
The Army leadership renamed from SCAF to now “The General Command of the Armed Forces”..
Obama, the useless man.
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