Skip to comments.Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed
Posted on 07/07/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
CAIRO As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guards quarters during his last hours as Egypts first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff with the countrys top generals, senior advisers with the president said.
The foreign minister said he was acting as an emissary of Washington, the advisers said, and he asked if Mr. Morsi would accept the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet, one that would take over all legislative powers and replace his chosen provincial governors....
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Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy....
Do you mean “That Guy”?
Three things are certain in this life:
3. War with islam
“Imagine **someone else’s** name where you see Morsi. “
Imagine someone else’s name when you see Sisi? We have no equals here. Unlike Egypt, we have a “weak” military, at least at the top.
“Imagine **someone elses** name where you see Morsi.
Do we not see what that “someone else” has been doing to the military leadership of this country? Perhaps he is trying to avoid seeing his name on a headline of the this thread.
We have ‘’perfumed princes’’, not military patriots.
Our generals are pantywaists and entrenched sycophants.
Not a one of them would hesitate ordering troops to shot, strafe, bomb or kill protesting American citizens.
Looks like the NY times is trying to seize the narrative on behalf of the administration and portrait it like it was heavily involved.
It’s apparent to me at least that the original elections electing Morsi and ushering in the Muslim Brotherhood was something less then a free election and more of an orchestration of trying to make Egypt stable with the administrations preferred leader. If you’re reading that as the administration taking part and at the minimum turning a blind eye to election manipulation and fraud then you’re thinking like I’m thinking.
The Egyptian military, sensing that ‘20 million people can’t be wrong’ quickly stepped in and stopped a potential nightmare scenario of unleashed sectarian violence and totally surprised the State Department who probably thought things couldn’t move that fast. Why else would John “Thursten Howell the 3rd” Kerry be caught so off guard and then with all the administrations hubris behind him, deny he was on his boat vacationing while Morsi fell from power?
The Egyptians will continue to get U.S aide, the Egyptian military will continue to get U.S money and Military aid because the U.S needs Egypt more than Egypt needs the U.S. Egypt can easily turn to Russia and Putin for aid-in-kind and have a sympathetic friend in forming the type of government that Egypt needs at this point — a violently secular civilian government. Something the U.S can’t do as it continues to try and be all things to all people.
“Perhaps he is trying to avoid seeing his name on a headline of the this thread.”
Well you may be correct. He’s been “offing” all the “real senior military officers” that we have and allowing the weak tit sucking liberals to ascend to the top spots. Can you imagine how we would fight a real war for our country with these people?
Shacks that members of the Bonus Army erected on the Anacostia Flats burning after the confrontation with the military.
After the cavalry charged, the infantry, with fixed bayonets and adamsite gas, an arsenical vomiting agent, entered the camps, evicting veterans, families, and camp followers. The veterans fled across the Anacostia River to their largest camp and President Hoover ordered the assault stopped.
However Gen. MacArthur, feeling the Bonus March was an attempt to overthrow the U.S. government, ignored the President and ordered a new attack. Fifty-five veterans were injured and 135 arrested. A veteran's wife miscarried. When 12-week-old Bernard Myers died in the hospital after being caught in the tear gas attack, a government investigation reported he died of enteritis, while a hospital spokesman said the tear gas "didn't do it any good."
During the military operation, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, later the 34th President of the United States, served as one of MacArthur's junior aides. Believing it wrong for the Army's highest-ranking officer to lead an action against fellow American war veterans, he strongly advised MacArthur against taking any public role: "I told that dumb son-of-a-bitch not to go down there," he said later. "I told him it was no place for the Chief of Staff." Despite his misgivings, Eisenhower later wrote the Army's official incident report which endorsed MacArthur's conduct."
To those who are certain rank and file US troops will NOT attack American citizens, the Bonus Army battle should be exhibit A.
Exhibit B should be Kent State.
We already know far too many ‘’peace officers’’ will be creaming their battle fatigues, just to get a chance to blast away at those they hypocritically claim to ‘protect and serve’.
[snip] ...he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff... The foreign minister said he was acting as an emissary of Washington, the advisers said, and he asked if Mr. Morsi would accept the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet, one that would take over all legislative powers and replace his chosen provincial governors... [/snip]
Nice move by Zero — plausible deniability, Morsi remains in power but appears to have taken the steps of his own volition, but the generals would never have accepted it anyway.
It’s interesting that, when the fertilizer hit the ventilator, the Salafist party in Egypt told the Bro-hood “up yours” — but of course the pro-Iranian Lew Rockwell FINOs love to blame every jihadist act on “Salafists”.
Al-Zawahiri calls for “victims and sacrifices”
[snip] He criticised Salafi groups for participating in elections after promises to the contrary, because the elections did not follow Sharia... [/snip]
Israel: Say, that border fence on the Sinai is coming in handy, huh?
[snip] On Sunday, the Salafi Jihadi group, one of the biggest Sinai-based Islamist militant groups, issued a statement on a jihadist website saying that current events ravaging the country were affecting Sinai. It also threatened attacks on the repressive practices of the police and military forces on people in Sinai. The group has issued statements threatening attacks on Israel previously, but this was the first known direct threat they have issued against Egyptian security forces... [/snip]