Skip to comments.FROM AN EGYPTIAN IN ALEXANDRIA (REPOST)
Posted on 08/17/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by Hostage
This is a repost ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3040354/posts) of a very important article that puts the overthrow of Morsi in context.
It discusses the action of the Eqyptian people by way of analogy to the USA.
Before the MSM lures you into thinking that the overthrow of Morsi was a coup that does not comport with American ideals, read the short piece which is posted below and ask yourself if it happened in America would you support the military's actions?
Of course it would be a crisis of historical proportions but read below and ask if any other options would be better.
It could happen here one day.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
A lot of my dear American friends sill ask me what on earth really happened in egypt, for their benefit, and anyone else on earth genuinely trying to make heads or tails of us “crazy Egyptians” ; here’s exactly what happened in egypt over the past 12 months, but expressed in ‘American” terms...
There are no exaggerations or lies, these events all took place:
On June 30th 2012, democratically elected Barack Obama wins the election with 51.7%, takes the oath, and is sworn in as president of the United States.
First five months of his term go relatively smoothly, where he makes almost no decisions (except for some dubious presidential pardons to a dozen convicted terrorists, including some convicted for their part in the assassination of a former US President).
Suddenly, on November 21st 2012, president Obama issues a presidential decree giving himself sweeping powers, to the extent that his future decrees become un-contestable in any court, in effect his decisions henceforth are akin to the word of God.
His laws a new Bible...
Nationwide protests erupt as a result of this decree and 1.5 million people organize a sit-in at the White House to peacefully request he rescind it.
Some of Obama’s democratic party supporters attack the peaceful sit-in outside the White House with guns & shoot 5 peaceful protesters dead
A few weeks later president Obama dissolves the US Supreme Court and labels them all “traitors to America”
One short week later, he fires the United States District Attorney and personally appoints a Democrat to replace him.
A month later he annuls the US Constitution and forms a ‘constitutional committee’ to draft a new constitution (committee includes no Republicans or Independents, no Moslems or Jews, and only a handful of women.. And is composed primarily of Democrats & religious preachers)
In a referendum not supervised by any judicial branch, this constitution narrowly wins, and President Obama ratifies it the very next morning (despite it having only gotten the approval of 18% of all Americans).
Within a month he invites top global terrorists, known jihadists and Al Qaeda members from all over the world, to a rally in Yankee stadium, where he cuts ties with and declares war on, Canada.
Throughout this whole time, the US economy is sinking, the stock market collapsing, foreign investment has all but stopped, tourism has died, and electricity, fuel, and water shortages are a daily occurrence.
Unemployment has almost doubled, and the US$ dollar has lost 20% of its value globally.
Oh, and president Obama also outlines his new plans to lease the entire Silicon Valley area to China for 50 years (with full administrative control)...
Democratically elected president Barack Obama has done all the above in his FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE!!!
Ultimately, on June 30th, 2013...
110 million Americans take to the streets in 50 States peacefully and politely demanding -for 4 straight days- that democratically elected Obama leave immediately, and not continue his remaining 3 years....
That’s it in a nutshell
Who would you say had “legitimacy” in this case if it had been America?
“Democratically elected Barrack Obama”, or the 110 million Americans who fired him ... ?”
We visited Egypt three times when we lived in the middle east. Egypt was wonderful. That was then. It’s a pit hole now, I guess.
I think Egyptians are trying to get back to where they were and then figure out how to go forward.
Egyptians had economic issues and saw Morsi as someone that could challenge Mubarack on the economy. Morsi was well packaged to sell to the Egyptian voters but once in power his true colors came out.
One thing is for sure is that Obama wants Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood back in power because ultimately Obama sides with the Muslim Brotherhood.
0ama's days of rage are still in the future.
Note that in the original thread we got a response from the purported author of the email. I’m hoping he checks back in.
The population of Egypt is about 84 million.
How does that 110 million relate to the population of the U.S.?
The proportional numbers just don't seem real.
Ask NonValueAdded who apparently knows the author of the original analogy.
Population of USA is about 315 million with about 235 million adults. 110 million of 235 million is roughly 50% using Beltway math.
Age demographics of Egypt are about 66% adults or 56 million persons, thus 50% of the adult group or 28 million persons.
Courtesy analysis as good as any government printing office, Next time I’ll need an address where to send the invoice.
All you say is correct.
I loved Egypt. The Egyptians are SO poor but they are happy. Not now, of course. There are just too many of them.
The governments of Egypt have let down their people a lot for a long time. There has been a HORRID housing shortage for YEARS...so much so that SOME of Egypt's poorest live in the crypts and tombs of the ancient Egyptians. Dreadful poverty.
They do have absolutely SUPERB cotton and have such fertile soil that they can grow anything .... and feed themselves. Their textile industry is thriving.
The Nile River also has Schistosomiasis: Snail Fever
FROM THE INTERNET: Schistosomiasis: Snail Fever
Among human diseases caused by parasites, schistosomiasis ranks second behind malaria in terms of its social, economic, and public health impact in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. One hundred twenty million people have symptoms, and 20 million suffer severe consequences from the disease.
Schistosomiasis was first recognized in the time of the Egyptian pharaohs. The worms that cause the disease were discovered in 1851 in a hospital in Cairo by Theodor Bilharz, a German pathologist. The disease was originally named bilharziasis after him.
MY COMMENT: That is what I know as the Nile River disease...bilharziasis.
Also from the INTERNET: The disease affects many children between the ages of 10 and 19. It also affects farmers and freshwater fishermen. Water resource development can also aggravate the disease.
The worms enter the body through contact with infested water. This can be by washing hands, washing food, swimming, fishing, farming, and growing rice. Migration is introducing the disease into more urban areas in northeast Brazil and Africa, and refugees moving around are spreading it in Somalia and Cambodia. Tourists are also at risk for the disease.
I wish them well.
P.S. They like Americans. At least they did 10 years ago.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.