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Posted by Fred 2013-07-09 00:00||
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#1 It was the will of the people. Morsi wasn't following the rules.
I can't imagine a better way that this could have been practically accomplished.
Posted by gorb 2013-07-09 01:06||
#2 It was indeed a "military coup". Morsi had used executive fiats to sidestep the parliament which made the parliament essentially ineffective. Tourism had dwindled to virtually nothing and unemployment had skyrocketed. A number of high ranking members of the military had been purged. The will of the people was generally being ignored and a radical Islamic sharia government was being constructed through personal, non-elected appointment. All of these actions had created a politically divisive schism throughout the land.
Any similarities to our current political situation here in the States is of course, purely coincidental.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-07-09 06:02||
#3 Or as Charles the Hammer says in a posted article on Page 4 --
Nothing of the future of this revolution is going to depend on what happens in Washington. And I think [in] this argument, the word ¬'coup¬' is an example of how we are infected by legalism. The policy of the United States ought to be set by our national interests and not lawyers in the State Department.¬"
Infected by legalism. Most of DC is run by lawyers, yes?
Posted by Bobby 2013-07-09 06:35||
#4 Remember State was the one who called the act in Central America a 'coup' ignoring that the Constitution of that country called for the military to act when the politicians violated the Constitution.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-07-09 08:25||
#5 That's right, for Honduras it was instantly a coup.
Just the president, vice pres, Department of State current and previous, so forth
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-07-09 09:11||
#6 No money. That's an easy call.
Posted by Muggsey Mussolini 2013-07-09 11:38||
#7 Might be interesting to find out what else they call it.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-07-09 14:54||
#8 How about a "kinetic change of government"?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-07-09 14:55||
#9 Where in the hell is Bill Clinton when we need him?
Posted by Shipman 2013-07-09 16:06||
#10 Morsi had used executive fiats to sidestep the parliament which made the parliament essentially ineffective.
Sounds suspiciously Obama's style.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-07-09 16:51||
#11 The Bammer Admin has put up self-imposed "red lines" which have been crossed, + has repeatedly failed to act upon or enforce.
WINNER, OR SOON-ENUFF-WILL-BE = CHINA IN EAST ASIA, NUCLEAR IRAN, NUCLEAR NORTH KOREA, RADICAL ISLAM + NUCLEAR GLOBAL JIHAD = OWG/GLOBAL NUCLEAR CALIPHATE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-07-09 19:54||