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2013-07-09 Africa North
White House to decide if Egyptian act was a 'coup'
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Posted by Fred 2013-07-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [893 views ]  Top
 File under: Arab Spring 

#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||   2013-07-09 01:06|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-07-09 06:02|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-07-09 06:35|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-07-09 08:25|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-07-09 09:11|| Front Page Top

#6 No money. That's an easy call.
Posted by Muggsey Mussolini 2013-07-09 11:38||   2013-07-09 11:38|| Front Page Top

#7 Might be interesting to find out what else they call it.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-07-09 14:54||   2013-07-09 14:54|| Front Page Top

#8 How about a "kinetic change of government"?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-07-09 14:55||   2013-07-09 14:55|| Front Page Top

#9 Where in the hell is Bill Clinton when we need him?
Posted by Shipman 2013-07-09 16:06||   2013-07-09 16:06|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-07-09 16:51|| Front Page Top

#11 The Bammer Admin has put up self-imposed "red lines" which have been crossed, + has repeatedly failed to act upon or enforce.

Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-07-09 19:54||   2013-07-09 19:54|| Front Page Top

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