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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    This is the 'Arab Spring' that so many evangelists of democracy were crowing about. It was the same when the Shah was deposed and when the dust settles in Iraq and in Syria there'll be Islamic governments there, too.
    Best thing that could happen for Egyptians is if the army sets up another dictator.
    Maybe another benign dictator, like Mubarak, may be necessary until the area is prepared for genuine democracy.

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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Democracy isn't the end all be all so many idiots seem to think it is. Separation of powers and checks and balances are what make the difference when it comes to preventing potential civil wars. I understand that we had a civil war even though we had those in place but that war was fueled by the slavery issue, so I admit there are exceptions to every rule.
    Democracy is more than simply electing someone to office. It also has to include a Bill Of Rights similar to the conditions you describe, where everyone enjoys their freedoms.

    Democracy was threatened in the US because of slavery, and millions died as a result. Democracy is now disappearing in Egypt, it seems, because, in part, Muslims are murdering Christians. Decent people everywhere will eventually fight against these injustices against others in their midst and it seems a good thing that it is happening in Egypt sooner rather than later.

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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    CNN is reporting that a military coup is under way in Egypt

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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Via tweet ABC news is reporting that Morsi is under house arrest.
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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    I have to admit, I was skeptical of this happening after the MB took power. For a very long time now the greatest force of moderate westernization in Egypt has been it's military. The US and its allies trained and educated the Egyptian top brass for years. As such the more moderate groups in Egypt have always trusted the military more than anyone in keeping the peace and preserving the more open and tolerant Egyptian society that is so rare in that region.

    But when the MB won power and Morsi began replacing military leaders I figured it was all over. I underestimated the Egyptian military. Morsi tried to change Egypt to a Theocracy with all the finesse and patience of a teenage boy on prom night. Thank goodness he did, too, because it was a shock to the system and thank God the Egyptian people and the military have now responded.

    There is some hope.

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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Via tweet ABC news is reporting that Morsi is under house arrest.
    It's being reported that members of the Muslim Brotherhood are being arrested as well. surely some very positive news, if its true.

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    What a tremendous day this is. Hopefully, this will serve as an example, and other countries will get rid of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is just a front and a money launderer for Islamic terrorists.

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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Best for this story I think:
    Al Jazeera English – Live News Streaming

    Hate Islamists, but Don't know how they can so quickly get rid of legitimately and solid-majority elected Govt.
    US might also be blamed sometime in the future for military coup. "July 4th Revolution"?
    Wholesale resignations of Morsi appointees.
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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Best for this story I think:
    Al Jazeera English – Live News Streaming

    Hate Islamists, but Don't know how they can so quickly get rid of legitimately and solid-majority elected Govt.
    US might also be blamed sometime in the future for military coup. "July 4th Revolution"?
    Wholesale resignations of Morsi appointees.
    Solidly elected doesn't mean that much if the winners have no economic sense and human rights are being ignored.

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    Re: Egypt's Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

    Marines poised for mission in Egypt

    A contingent of the Marines' new fast reaction force for rescue missions in Africa has been moved to Sigonella, Italy, for possible action in Egypt.

    "This is certainly one of the possibilities of the (task force)," Marine Capt. Eric Flanagan, a spokesman based at the Pentagon, said in an email. "The unit is always on standby with a short tether."

    With Egypt teetering on anarchy, the 500-member Marine unit could be called on to swoop in and help secure the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
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