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.
CNN is reporting that a military coup is under way in Egypt
Via tweet ABC news is reporting that Morsi is under house arrest.
Last edited by azgreg; 07-03-13 at 11:28 AM.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by mbig; 07-03-13 at 12:31 PM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
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.