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2013-01-30 Africa North
Egypt's revolution: Dark days
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Posted by Pappy 2013-01-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [222 views ]  Top

#1  Who will lead Egypt out of its current crisis is unclear.

The army. Coup could be days away.
Posted by phil_b 2013-01-30 01:23||   2013-01-30 01:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Isn't this about the point in the process that Napolean arose? I'm sure there are several candidates for that position in the 'gyptian army.
Posted by AlanC 2013-01-30 07:04||   2013-01-30 07:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Morsi has been busy the last few months trying to ensure that the army is on his side. He's been elevating officers who were members of the Bruderb√ľnd and removing officers who weren't. Not sure that's enough to save him, but the Egyptian military isn't necessarily what it was a couple years ago.
Posted by Steve White 2013-01-30 08:25||   2013-01-30 08:25|| Front Page Top

#4 He's been elevating officers who were members of the Bruderb√ľnd and removing officers who weren't. Steve White

Appears to be working for Obama.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-30 08:26||   2013-01-30 08:26|| Front Page Top

#5 The Arab Spring is in a free fall and no one knows where it will end up. At some point, with the disorder in these various countries, food will become a problem.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-30 09:57||   2013-01-30 09:57|| Front Page Top

#6 What's bitterly amusing is reading all the comments on this at the Economist and Foreign Policy sites; most of them are along the lines of "the Muslim Brotherhood won the election and the secularists should acccept it" and "this is not the way Democracy is supposed to be", and "if they're unhappy, they should deal with it in parliment and not on the streets".

Kind of like the old-hippies-turned-wealthy-retirees in Haight-Ashbury complaining about the new breed of hippies 'infesting' the streets in front of their condos.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-30 11:43||   2013-01-30 11:43|| Front Page Top

#7 Isn't this about the point in the process that Napolean arose?

Naw. We gotta have Robespierre first.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2013-01-30 14:27||   2013-01-30 14:27|| Front Page Top

#8 But then it's hard for me to imagine a Napoleon coming out of Egypt. They might try but I just can't believe they have that sort of thing in them.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2013-01-30 14:30||   2013-01-30 14:30|| Front Page Top

#9 What's bitterly amusing is reading all the comments on this at the Economist and Foreign Policy sites

Spengler responds to one of those who attacked his predictions here.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-30 14:58||   2013-01-30 14:58|| Front Page Top

#10 Buyer's Remorsi yet?
Posted by European Conservative 2013-01-30 16:19||   2013-01-30 16:19|| Front Page Top

#11 EC wins the vile pun of the day award!
Posted by Steve White 2013-01-30 16:31||   2013-01-30 16:31|| Front Page Top

#12 Abu, if you can't imagine an Egyptian Napoleon, check out the original Mohammad Ali, and imagine him loose in today's Middle East.
Posted by Grunter 2013-01-30 16:48||   2013-01-30 16:48|| Front Page Top

#13 U.S. better shut off the 16 F16 aircraft and 200 Abrams tanks going to Egypt. They have no external threats on their borders. Such a transfer of weapons will only threaten Israel.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-30 16:49||   2013-01-30 16:49|| Front Page Top

#14 I recommend the tanks and planes be held in escrow at the Port of Ashdod until things settle down a bit :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-30 16:59||   2013-01-30 16:59|| Front Page Top

#15 Make Israel the escrow-broker :).
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-30 17:39||   2013-01-30 17:39|| Front Page Top

#16 "Buyer's Remorsi yet?"

Dang, EC - and English isn't even your first language (I presume)!

I'm jealous. ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-30 18:20||   2013-01-30 18:20|| Front Page Top

#17 the salafists will say that the MBrotherhood isn't islamic enough and thus the cure is more islam

whoopee
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-30 18:58||   2013-01-30 18:58|| Front Page Top

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