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
Or installing a head of state, one selected by the military, which I would think is the case in Egypt.
I would think that after five years of the illegal alien terrorist muslim the answer would be obvious. Our military seems to have lost sight of what they have sworn to uphold.
For $1.3 Billion per year in U.S. military aid, I'd deny that the sky was blue.
Lessee - President and family under house arrest, Constitution suspended, rounding up 300+ Muslim Brotherhood guys on no credible charges ...
Yup. Its a Democratic Correction ...
I heard on the Beeb that Mansour is the next in succession per the (suspended) constitution. So, I guess it is semi-legit, in a way.
For me, when it deals with setting back the Islamists, I am full on with those ends justifying the means.
Armed Forces Press Release: The army is a major element of the future of Egypt but it will not take part in politics. #Egypt #June 30
AF statement: If the demands of the people are not met in 48hours, the armed forces will create a road plan. #Egypt #Jun30
#Egyptian military vows to stay out of politics, praises protestors, then gives 48 deadline to resolve crisis. #Egypt #June30
When it gets right down to direct comparisons, US media fits right in with the rest of the world.
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Read this article by Spengler:
Nearly half of Egyptians are illiterate. Seventy percent of them live on the land, yet the country imports half its food. Its only cash-earning industry, namely tourism, is in ruins. Sixty years of military dictatorship have left it with college graduates unfit for the world market, and a few t-shirt factories turning Asian polyester into cut-rate exports. It cannot feed itself and it cannot earn enough to feed itself, as I have explained in a series of recent articles. Someone has to subsidize them, or a lot of them will starve. Unlike Mexico, Egypt can’t ship its rural poor to industrial nations in the north.
It’s nice to see that he’s gotten a new job. I had been wondering whatever had happened to him.
good article, thanks
Sad isn't it.
Looks like Baghdad Bob's got a new gig....
Spengler: Dismiss the Egyptian People and Elect a New One
Morsi and his fellow criminals carried out a coup, and yet Zero, Lurch, and the Beast made sure Egypt got paid.