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2012-12-04 Africa North
Egypt's Mursi flees palace as police battle protesters
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Posted by DarthVader 2012-12-04 15:08|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 "curly toed slippers don't fails me now!"
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-04 15:19||   2012-12-04 15:19|| Front Page Top

#2 Not surprising. The Islamists might have numbers, but they aren't willing to stick they're neck out. The liberal faction is the one that did against Mubarak, and doing the same thing now.
Posted by Charles 2012-12-04 15:24||   2012-12-04 15:24|| Front Page Top

Posted by DarthVader 2012-12-04 15:36||   2012-12-04 15:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Seems a little early in the game to be fleeing the palace. Usually you get 2-3 good years of tyranny, oppression and theft before it's time to beat feet.
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-04 15:50||   2012-12-04 15:50|| Front Page Top

#5 Did he flee to an army base to rally his supporters..

I guess his replacement politically correct generals haven't had time to 'motivate' the troops yet.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-12-04 15:52||   2012-12-04 15:52|| Front Page Top

#6 Clash of ideals will never end in the muslim world with some wanting democracy and others wanting Sharia Law.

Democracy Versus Sharia Law is what all the clashes are about whether in Iran,Egypt,Pakistan etc.

The West wants democracy whilst the Islamists want Sharia Law.

Do the muslim world want democracy or Sharia law?

Time will tell.
Posted by Hupusosing Grinese3585 2012-12-04 15:58||   2012-12-04 15:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Oh, the poor baby!

My picoviolin must be around here somewhere...
Posted by Barbara 2012-12-04 15:58||   2012-12-04 15:58|| Front Page Top

#8 Down to the mosqkkke for Training Union and Dinner on the Grounds.
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-04 16:04||   2012-12-04 16:04|| Front Page Top

#9 It is my fervent hope that they disgrace Mursi and his backer O before the world, and achieve some semblance of representative constitutional government. About time the world sees this V2 of the same olde dicatorship fall.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-12-04 16:04||   2012-12-04 16:04|| Front Page Top

#10 I wouldn't cheer just yet.

The Islamists might have numbers, but they aren't willing to stick they're neck out.

For now. Remember how long the Tiananmen Square demos went on, before the Chinese government crushed them.

And I highly doubt the White House (and the various and sundry Western and international 'usual suspects') will do anything but bleat in feigned outrage when the repression happens.
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-04 16:49||   2012-12-04 16:49|| Front Page Top

#11 Wonder if they were watching a video?
Posted by Skidmark 2012-12-04 17:52||   2012-12-04 17:52|| Front Page Top

#12 Mursi must be surprised as all hell -- he likely figured he had this whole pharaoh thing figured out...

Charles @#2: usually it's precisely the Islamicists (or the communists, or the fascists, etc) who stick their necks out, and it's the good people in the majority who back down.

As someone once said, if only Kerensky had shot a few people, millions might have lived. But he didn't, so the Bolsheviks took power.
Posted by Steve White 2012-12-04 18:14||   2012-12-04 18:14|| Front Page Top

#13 Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators
Looks like it's up to 100,000 protesters at Egypt's presidential palace now.
Posted by tipper 2012-12-04 19:29||   2012-12-04 19:29|| Front Page Top

#14 And how much support will Zero give his chosen MB boyfriend?

Posted by AlanC 2012-12-04 20:08||   2012-12-04 20:08|| Front Page Top

#15 Walk RUN like an Egyptian!
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-12-04 20:15||   2012-12-04 20:15|| Front Page Top

#16 Steve#13: I know the Islamist's are usually the one to stick they're neck out, usually while ululating while screaming out obscenities. The point I should have clarified is that what brought about this whole "Arab Spring" illusion is the outlier of Egypt Liberals being the ones to do it. It gave the idiots in the MSM some kind of aneurism which caused a belief in Democracy springing up all over.

It was unusual, extremely so, and the Brotherhood used that cover for all it's worth. Now it's coming back to bite them in the ass. Highly entertaining if nothing else.
Posted by Charles 2012-12-04 21:28||   2012-12-04 21:28|| Front Page Top

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