BREAKING: The Egyptians Are Revolting!

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All that Jazeera:

President Morsi overthrown in Egypt

The Egyptian army has overthrown President Mohamed Morsi, announcing a roadmap for the country’s political future that will be implemented by a national reconciliation committee.

The head of Egypt’s armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday evening suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the constitutional court as interim head of state.

Morsi’s presidential Facebook page quoted the disposed president as saying he rejected the army statement as a military coup.

In a televised broadcast, flanked by military leaders, religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi effectively declared the removal of Morsi.

Sisi called for presidential and parliamentary elections, a panel to review the constitution and a national reconciliation committee that would include youth movements. He said the roadmap had been agreed by a range of political groups.

Morsi was believed to be holed up at a Republican Guard barracks in Cairo, surrounded by barbed wire, barriers and troops, but it was not clear whether he was under arrest.

Islamist supporters of Morsi who have gathered in a Cairo suburb reacted angrily to the announcement by the army.

I honestly don’t know if this is a good or bad development. I don’t think any of the experts bloviating about this knows either, including the ones know a lot more about this than me. It’s way too early to predict how this will end.

So far it’s been mostly peaceful. That could change at any time. The military says they are going to give power to an interim government pending new elections and a constitutional convention. That’s encouraging but we heard all that two years ago and it didn’t work out so well.

Obama is conspicuously absent from any kind of leading role in this which is probably a good thing. His foreign policy (and Hillary’s) is what created this mess in the first place.

My recommendation: Be hopeful but cautious. Wait and see. (It’s not like we have any control over the situation anyway.)

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44 Responses to BREAKING: The Egyptians Are Revolting!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Switching back and forth between Shep Smith and Wolf Blitzen reminds me why I quit watching television news. I’m afraid to check on what MSNBC is saying.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Okay, it’s official. I turned off the news because I could feel my brain cells dying. I would get more useable information watching Duck Dynasty.

    • DandyTiger says:

      If MSNBC is anything like PBS radio, they will be mourning and wailing in the streets over the most horrible thing that could ever happen, something that Obama was for has been undone.

  2. DandyTiger says:

    I’m hopeful. It seemed to be popular uprising, 30+M in the streets wanting this. Though in the end, it was the military that did the deed. I think the Muslim Brotherhood got power first because they were the most organized, vs. the most popular. Let’s hope things go well.

    • votermom says:

      My recommendation: Be hopeful but cautious. Wait and see. (It’s not like we have any control over the situation anyway.)

      I am keeping my fingers crossed that w/ army really in charge, Egypt will go back to keeping peace with Israel.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      I’m hopeful too 🙂

  3. Yes, I think Obama’s wise to take a step back. Even one generic comment of “urging caution” too many could make it appear as though he’s intervening, which his popularity levels there certainly don’t need!

  4. myiq2xu says:
  5. “I think the Muslim Brotherhood got power first because they were the most organized, vs. the most popular. ”

    THIS IS THE TRUTH. Even Hillary wanted a longer process to oust Mubarak because there was no other political group with chops BESIDES the MB – and THEY had been outlawed (and a lot of them imprisoned) by Mubarak. But that is exactly WHY Ozero pushed the election. Remember when he did his first grand oration in Cairo? HE invited reps of the MB. Egypt was aghast, as were a good portion of the world.

    This was his baby.

    And remember – just a few months ago when Morsi declared that he could do anything he wanted – and not have to follow the already very pro-Islamic new “constitution?” Remember the unrest that caused? Obama was quiet. In many ways, he does the same thing.

    Obama got what he asked for. Egypt, even tho ruled by a dictator, has been a largly secular nation for AGES. Morsi and Obama wanted Sharia Islamic Law.

    The people – especially the young ones – said a big FU!

    And now I am sure the Saudis are shaking on their golden thrones.

  6. And if I may – I would like to say what a delight and how refreshing it is to see that at least General al-Sisi appears to bathe.

  7. underwhelmed says:

    Look for a tyrannical dictator who is anti women and anti human rights in general and there you’ll find Obama, cheering him on. (And historically it’s always a him, yes? So no pejorative language intended)

    If that doesn’t set Obama’s nature in concrete, I don’t know what will.

  8. WOW. If only we could manage this in support of ANYTHING in this country!

  9. my Egyptian friends here in Columbus, OH are ecstatic—-dancing in the streets!!!!

  10. wmcb says:

    This is disgusting. But good on Texans for loudly objecting.

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    Go Grannie. 😆

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile back in our own “democracy” …. seems the pro-abortion protesters in TX are paid by the same firm that works for the DNC….

    $1300-$2200 /month ??? Oh hail yes Satan !

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Today was Megyn Kelly’s last day and now on maternity leave. She played some of her favorite clips from her run on America Live and they’re great ! Loved the Anthony Weiner one and the last one’s of her husband, not only a hottie, but a sweetie too 😀

  14. wmcb says:

  15. 1539days says:

    They can’t have July 4th. That’s our Independence Day.

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