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News Egypt Army gives Morsi a 48hr ultimatum

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #1
    Yikes, things are heating back up in Egypt.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/01/us-egypt-protests-idUSBRE95Q0NO20130701
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2013 #2
    It would appear that the concepts of the Muslem Brotherhood towards democracy and their flavour of a national constitution has tranlated into a 'dislike' click from the general population. A classic example of a stupid person and even dumber group acquiring power, with the assumption that they are the only ones with knowledge on how to move forward. Squander what good will they ever did have for promotion of idealism, at the expense of economics.
    I say good for the army and their support given to the Egyptian population.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #3

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    The majority of the people did not seem to want the Muslim Brotherhood to take control, IIRC. I just hope that the takeover by the people again does not become a war.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2013 #4
    I can't see Morsi stepping down. If the military takes action, it will get nasty. I think the vote was near 50/50 too right? Pretty bleak.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 #5
    Just hope that no extremist government is put into place, or the USA will have no choice but to once again step in.

    Sometimes, I think we should just ourselves run their democracies for them: most Islamic countries just can't seem to do it themselves. Perhaps the next time we use military force to remove an evil regime, we can make the country our territory and run it in a manner that would actually improve the quality of lives of the citizens. I don't believe we should have ever given Iraq and Afghanistan back over to their elites, but kept these regions as our territory and then run it like we do our own nation. The people would be much better off.
     
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    Facebook said there were 33 million Egyptians out in a huff today.

    I googled the number of people in Egypt this afternoon. It was around 87 million.

    I'd say there are a good number of Egyptians that are not happy.

    hmm.... What ever happened to AhmedEzz?

    I much prefer the comments of people on the front line of reality.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2013 #8

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    I do too.


    They seem to be turning very anti-American and anti-President Obama because of our support of the current Government.
     
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  10. Jul 3, 2013 #9

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    At least it will be an example to the new president that if you lie and over reach your purpose there will be consequences.
     
  12. Jul 3, 2013 #11

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    Depends on who you talk to I suppose. The following image is from my previous link.

    kids.jpg

    A picture of an Egyptian wearing a "USA" hat is worth a thousand words.

    They don't seem to be worried about it

    What did we say when this happened before? "Today, we are all Egyptians"

    I suppose, today, we are all Egyptians, again. :smile:


    That's the message I took from Adal's comment.

    Here's another comment from someone on the front line:

    AhmedEzz attended that University, last we heard from him. I hope he is ok.
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2013 #12

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    Ivan seeking said that and it cracked me up. Uhm, no, were not. :uhh: It just struck me as being incredibly meaningless. Did he also say "Today we're all Libyans", or today we are all "insert coup of the day"? We have no idea what they're going through. We have no idea what they really think.
     
  14. Jul 3, 2013 #13

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    Of course, Obama could go to Cairo and say - وأنا القاهري

    :tongue:
     
  15. Jul 3, 2013 #14

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    Libya was yesterday, or was that Syria? But today is a different country.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2013 #15

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    There you go again, Evo, preferring sanity and reason over blather. :smile:
     
  17. Jul 3, 2013 #16

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    phinds

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    Indeed, but I think that's beyond even Evo's powers.
     
  19. Jul 3, 2013 #18

    OmCheeto

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    poop.

    Am I blathering again?

    :redface:
     
  20. Jul 3, 2013 #19

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    {{{Om}}}
     
  21. Jul 4, 2013 #20

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    Meaningless? Moral support is never meaningless.
    They didn't have "like" or "thanks" buttons in the olden days.
    I've forgotten to pick up ground roast for the last 3 days. The stores are not yet open, and I'm drinking my post apocalypse, use only in case of emergency, stash of instant coffee. Don't tell me I don't know what they are going through...... :yuck:

    On a more serious "things are heating up" note:

    Eventually, they will figure out that pointing fingers at others, and throwing them in jail, will not solve their problems.

     
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