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2012-11-23 Africa North
Morsi makes himself supreme ruler of Egypt
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Posted by Steve White 2012-11-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [292 views ]  Top

#1 Own it. Just don't be surprised how undesirable that winds up being...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-11-23 00:13||   2012-11-23 00:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Arabic democracy: one man, one vote, one time.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-11-23 00:19||   2012-11-23 00:19|| Front Page Top

#3 Likee springee.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-23 01:43||   2012-11-23 01:43|| Front Page Top

#4 a quote from the Arabist (a secular bitterly anti Israel, anti US guy),

¬"I, Morsi, am all powerful. And in my first act as being all powerful, I declare myself more powerful still. But don¬'t worry¬--it¬'s just for a little while.¬"
Posted by lord garth 2012-11-23 03:17||   2012-11-23 03:17|| Front Page Top

#5 The Jesse Jackson of the Arab world.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-11-23 04:21||   2012-11-23 04:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Holy Hubris, Batman!

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

He takes more power over his failing state, so in the end----he owns the result.

I may be out on a limb here, but I think that Bibi may see the failing state of Egypt, and that a cease fire with Hamas buys Israel the time to have Egypt fail rather than be united under Morsi fighting or backing Hamas over the conflict in Gaza. Just ramblings.....
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-11-23 04:43||   2012-11-23 04:43|| Front Page Top

#7 He takes more power over his failing state, so in the end----he owns the result.
Agree AP. fact is Egypt is destitute, if he gets the US, the EU and the IMF off side, he is in diabolical trouble. Israel needs a failed state in Egypt ala Syria like it needs a hole in the head.
The only solution is to put the Mamluks back in charge again and forget the mirage of an "Arab Spring" nonsense.
Posted by tipper 2012-11-23 07:22||   2012-11-23 07:22|| Front Page Top

#8 An Iranian-style socialist state without oil. This cannot end well.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-23 07:46||   2012-11-23 07:46|| Front Page Top

#9 update
Decree by Egypt's Mursi raises rights concerns: UN
Posted by tipper 2012-11-23 08:23||   2012-11-23 08:23|| Front Page Top

#10 Mubarak part deux ... or is that Naser part deux ... or wait, Sadat ... Nope, I think a bit more like Naser.
Posted by Squinty Chaith8856 2012-11-23 09:05||   2012-11-23 09:05|| Front Page Top

#11 Might give Champ ideas...

#ell, Champ probably gave HIM the ideas in the first place. It's always been obvious that Champ wants to rule by decree.
Posted by AlanC 2012-11-23 09:36||   2012-11-23 09:36|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm gobsmacked! I certainly didn't see that comming.
(Yes I did)
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-11-23 10:11||   2012-11-23 10:11|| Front Page Top

#13 This is what the Left was celebrating with the Arab Spring. If they had their way, Obama would do the same thing.
Posted by Excalibur 2012-11-23 13:08||   2012-11-23 13:08|| Front Page Top

#14 They're working on it Excalibur. Massive voter fraud is one step of many.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-23 13:44||   2012-11-23 13:44|| Front Page Top

#15 That thing that just flew out the window ... was the illusion of a moderate Muslim government.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-23 16:59||   2012-11-23 16:59|| Front Page Top

#16 Well at least it was nice of him to wait until Champ was re-elected. Though I think Morsi has severely under-estimated the lengths the non-islamists will go. They have nothing to lose and have already seen themselves not only come out on top of Mubarak, but seen what is happened Libya and is happening in Syria.

Well see how it goes, but there's a miniscule chance this could get entertaining in a very twisted and bloody way. Black Friday deals on popcorn, must find...
Posted by Elmash Slomoter6781 2012-11-23 18:36||   2012-11-23 18:36|| Front Page Top

#17 HHHHMMMM, HHHMMMMM, MORSI as YUL BRYNNER as "RAMESSES" = "SO LET IT BE WRITTEN, SO LET IT BE DONE"???

Morsi's gotta know already that iff some of the Islamist Ultra-Radics get their way, THE PHAROAHS + THAT PART OF PRE-ISLAMIC ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HISTOIRE', CIVILIZATION, SCHOLARSHIP, WORLD HERITAGE, ETC. WILL BE PERMAMENTLY REMOVED FROM RECORD + HUMAN MEMORY.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-23 19:20||   2012-11-23 19:20|| Front Page Top

#18 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > MORSY REASSURES EGYPTIANS AS PROTESTS GROW.

Protection of Freedom-n-Democracy = "the Revolution".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-23 21:08||   2012-11-23 21:08|| Front Page Top

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