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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #300 on: November 21, 2011, 07:27:26 PM »
This has proven to be a bad century to be born in middle and central Asia or north and north eastern Africa. The West has never operated so boldly and without an ounce of regret for all this death and destruction. So will they intervene on behalf of the citizens? Or will they quietly work with the military to install a junta style government?
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #301 on: July 03, 2013, 03:39:14 PM »
Egyptian military general announces it is official: Morsi has been overthrown and new interim ruler is announcing early elections. Good live coverage on CNN.
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #302 on: July 03, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
"[Morsi] was not governing Egypt in the interests of Egypt," says Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif. "He lost an amazing opportunity to actually have a government that worked for the majority of the people." Soueif is the author of a number of books, including "The Map of Love" and "Cairo: My City, Our Revolution."

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif: By Ignoring Egypt’s Majority, Morsi Begat the Uprising Against His Rule
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #303 on: July 03, 2013, 03:49:47 PM »
Morsi just tweeted: "Egypt must reject the coup which turns Egypt backwards" (translation)
 
 
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #304 on: July 03, 2013, 04:00:46 PM »
Military leader: "a new election and transition to a new government will take 9 to 12 months"
 
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #305 on: July 03, 2013, 07:55:09 PM »
Just catching up, heard Canada says military coups are just not on, not democratic etc. etc.  Obama huddled with CIA/Pentagon mouthing propaganda platitudes, worrying about the billions they send, ha!


The Egyptian military threw Morsi out in a coup today. Why?
Irish Times reports:Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head of state attended a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for holy war in Syria, military sources have said.


The coup is a set-back for the U.S. , because Egypt – unlike Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Iran – isn’t on the 20 year old list for regime change.
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #306 on: July 03, 2013, 10:07:11 PM »
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response (formed after Benghazi) is off to Egypt to protect embassy. (and to do other things one assumes)
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #307 on: July 03, 2013, 11:40:49 PM »
I read from friends who have worked in Egypt that it's a continuation of the revolution, with the military protecting the people as it should. No military folks are taking power.
 
 
ETA:  Egypt's revolution continues as grassroots rage against fragmented elite
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #308 on: July 04, 2013, 08:32:25 AM »
Egypt's top judge was sworn in as the new leader.

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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
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