Egypt army topples president, announces transition

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WWestmiller wrote:

Reuters shouldn’t be inserting inaccurate translations into direct quotes, unless the speaker provides that translation:

“We do not declare jihad (holy war) against each other.”

Jihad does NOT mean “holy war”, it means “struggle”.

Jul 02, 2013 9:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RamezWadie wrote:

It is the selfishness of the opposition leaders which brought Morsi as president, by refusing forming a coalition and nominating one of them for the presidency.

It’s the stupidity of Morsi and the opposition leaders Baradei, Sabbahi and Moussa that will be driving Egypt into a civil war. None of them is loyal to Egypt and none of them will be ever be a president of Egypt.

Jul 03, 2013 1:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hindenburg wrote:

Jihad usually *does* mean violent struggle, as per its Qur’anic uses – unless it’s otherwise defined, it indeed refers to holy war, just as English “war” would do so as well.

Jul 03, 2013 1:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Mursi brought more violence that Mubarak why?

Jul 03, 2013 1:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fadyg wrote:

It is not worth fighting against MB. Just ignore them. They are using religion and everyone knows it to get in power.

Jul 03, 2013 3:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fadyg wrote:

Bye bye morsi. Please leave in calm.

Jul 03, 2013 3:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fadyg wrote:

Please help in saving a beautiful country and people, or it will come to you eventually. At this point of time, understanding is a bliss, for all.

Jul 03, 2013 3:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mustafaspeaks wrote:

If the military takes power by force again in Egypt it will
be the beginning of the end for democracy in the Arab world,
and will show that they are incapable of representative
government. This will open the door for ongoing,
unrestrained violence and a continuance of Western and
Israeli dominance in the region. Why do the Arabs do this
to themselves, make themselves the slaves of others?

Jul 03, 2013 4:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tmw91 wrote:

“Mursi” fantastic journalism Reuters

Jul 03, 2013 4:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke60 wrote:

Its time to celebrate Mursi’s removal. He is dead in the water! Woo hooo! Justice will be served!

Jul 03, 2013 5:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
elven_archer wrote:

I saw Mursi’s speech last night. I think he’s mentally ill…

Jul 03, 2013 5:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke60 wrote:

oxen wrote:

Get a grip on it…this man failed to run the Country because of inexperience and a dictator like attitude..I can’t wait to see him gone!!

Jul 03, 2013 6:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PiercePaul wrote:

Mursi said, “The price … is my life.” Really? Take him up on it! A twofer! It’s the only thing Egypt has offered the world that they actually want.

Jul 03, 2013 6:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yahsaves wrote:

Sorry WWestmiller but you are either ignorant or deceitful. Jihad does not mean “struggle” or “spiritual struggle”. That is yet another Islamic lie. Every time it is mentioned in the Quran, it is defined as WAR! Not once is it defined as you claim. In fact, the only ones given a pass on Jihad are the handicapped LOL. If it is simply a spiritual struggle, the handicapped wouldn’t need an exemption.

Jul 03, 2013 6:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jrjsrj wrote:

WWestmiller wrote:
Reuters shouldn’t be inserting inaccurate translations into direct quotes, unless the speaker provides that translation:

“We do not declare jihad (holy war) against each other.”

Jihad does NOT mean “holy war”, it means “struggle”.

You would be incorrect sir:
Merriam Webster’s dictionary
Main Entry:ji£had
Variant:also je£had \ji-*h*d, chiefly Brit -*had\
Function:noun
Etymology:Arabic jih*d
Date:1869

1 : a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also : a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline
2 : a crusade for a principle or belief

Jul 03, 2013 6:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
refreshing29 wrote:

Coming to a country near you…

Jul 03, 2013 6:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CecilJack wrote:

It seems ironic to me that America has invested so heavily in the region, these men in the news photo have painted their colors on their skin signifying to me that they yearn for an NFL team; and now it looks as though the region is throwing all that progress out the window.

Jul 03, 2013 6:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

didn’t UNITED STATES OF AMERICA backed up Morsi during arab spring or not? i dont understand anymore whose side you are.Decide please.

Jul 03, 2013 7:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MoosaRaza wrote:

Either Mursi or Elbaradi – Boths are Paid American Puppets. Any other option of united govt or military, will be settled with USA Influence which will ultimately fulfill Israel Interests!

Killings of Shia Muslim and their Leaders are on the top agenda now in the Middle East, Yemen, Egypt and other parts, hence whoever will take over the Govt, he will continue the same policies with some improvisation!

But according to my calculation, things will drastically change upon the death of King Abdullah or Saudi Arabia, as he is the last king and it seems impossible for Saudi Royal Family to secure their kingdomship after the death of Abdullah. Saudi Fall is written on the Wall of Fame! as their cruel biased attitude against the Shia Muslims is so obvious to every one, and their links to the Terrorist Group and their funding is not hidden. The Media should realize their role and responsibilities as hiding the killing of Shia Muslims around the world, is becoming norms in the Journalism! and one they have to answer for this!

Jul 03, 2013 7:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
S_I wrote:

This is what happens when religious brotherhoods of any kind only cater for their own kind and impose it on all people in a country.

Any decent leader would resign immediately instead of encouraging potentially 100s if not 1000s of deaths. Morsi is an other nut case.

Jul 03, 2013 7:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jltules wrote:

What did they think they were getting when they voted him I to office?

Jul 03, 2013 7:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
michael_bruse wrote:

Chinese secret Communist Party from me to do 20 years of human mental abuse test, then cattle people to do so super rogue vile thing, with very powerful nano-molecules control the abuse of one I like ordinary people. The key is way more mental abuse for a long time. In the past too. The difference is now clear that the dark past of abuse of abuse. I head to the current or deformity. Uncomfortable past every day, every day, insomnia, primarily the spine, heart and head are controlled and carried out to match the color Chuhuo mental abuse. And side urging me from time to time there is excitement excitement edges mental abuse, and controls my every thought, mainly body is a nano-molecules, especially the head.

Jul 03, 2013 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hedley_Lamar wrote:

Wonder when Obama will start bombing the Muslim opposition?

Jul 03, 2013 7:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PKFA wrote:

Mursi: So die, already, and get it over with…

Jul 03, 2013 7:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
stringed wrote:

Do not put it past obama to send military support to Morsi. He has already threatened to remove 1.5 billion in military aid unless the military retracts its ultimatum against Morsi.

The Muslim president is committed to the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the Middle East’s secular governments.

Jul 03, 2013 7:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dplars wrote:

Golly, I know just how the protesters feel, we too elected a fool/lip-sync president.

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LWJR2 wrote:

The Endtime Egyptian Civil War of Isaiah 19 has commenced. Darwinsts/Atheists will be the most surprised when Jesus returns shortly, right on time. endtimesurvivalguide dought calm

Jul 03, 2013 7:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brittwit wrote:

Mursi is worse then obama; instead of upholding the constitution, he changed it to institute the demonic sharia law as the law of the land, where as obama just ignores the constitution.

Jul 03, 2013 8:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
algonquinmatt wrote:

I get all my news from ABC, NBC & CBS in America..

This doesn’t make any sense. Didn’t the ‘Arab Spring’ just happen a short while back? Didn’t we cheer for the takeover of the Egyptian gov’t, even though we knew that the MB would take over?

Why all of the discontent? We were told that the Egyptian people would now be very happy.

Jul 03, 2013 8:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I am rooting for both sides.

Jul 03, 2013 8:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AmericanHawk wrote:

“The official spokesman of his Muslim Brotherhood movement said his supporters were willing to become martyrs to defend Mursi.

“There is only one thing we can do: we will stand in between the tanks and the president,” Gehad El-Haddad told Reuters”

Would you PLEASE stand in front of the tanks!! PLEASE Islamists, do the world and Egypt a favor and martyr yourselves underneath those tanks! All of you!

Jul 03, 2013 8:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MJS917 wrote:

Democracy Now! had a very interesting report from a reporter live in Tahrir Square about the protests and what could happen if Morsi stays defiant. Their reporter, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, has been doing great coverage of the revolution. You can see all of the past reports here: democracynow.org/topics/egypt

Jul 03, 2013 8:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MrObvious wrote:

Despite the best intentions of the world’s leftists (led by Prez O), it looks like the people of Egypt may yet wind up with a non-fascistic government. Perhaps the MB are not as quite as strong as they thought, and we feared.

Jul 03, 2013 8:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Andrewp111 wrote:

Morsi is incompetent. Egypt cannot feed itself without tourist revenue. If he wanted to govern Egypt effectively, he had to restore the tourist revenue, and that means restoring order to make the country safe for tourists. He failed to do this, and now his time is running out. Without tourist revenue, Egypt’s only options are to conquer Libya (for oil) or Sudan (for farmland).

Jul 03, 2013 8:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lightray9a wrote:

Mursi says, “The price of preserving legitimacy is my life.” Your proposal is acceptable.

Jul 03, 2013 8:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Strawnman wrote:

I recall the more sober among us warning against supporting the overthrow of a US ally in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is nothing more than a front organization for Islamic fundamentalism. We were told to get with the times and to trust the “Arab Spring” process because they were inspired by Obama’s promises of hope and change.

Well, y’all got what you wanted. How’s it working out for y’all?

Jul 03, 2013 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
martha85 wrote:

This is a historic moment for Egypt, yet again. Sharif Abdel Kouddous has been doing some great coverage on Morsi and the protests live from Tahrir Square for Democracy Now! democracynow.org/topics/egypt

Jul 03, 2013 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
eco4matic wrote:

i just laugh at these absurd people, protesters and government personnel, dragging not only themselves but their country on the brink of collapse…….none of these middle eastern countries can self-govern……..they are a menace in today’s civilized world……..we should have one global government, one religion, one law with no borders.

Jul 03, 2013 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trailfan1 wrote:

Democracy is not a tool to implement Religious Fascism.

Jul 03, 2013 8:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
barrycooper wrote:

This is good news. Even if a new tyranny is in the offing, it cannot be worse than the one Mursi plans, in which Christians are already literally being crucified at will with no legal protections.

And certainly anyone who claims to care about “the will of the people” cannot ignore one of the largest demonstrations in human history.

Now let’s ask the obvious question: if Mursi was the plan Obama had for Egypt, why again are we supporting cannibalistic, authoritarian Islamists in Syria? Given that Assad has done nothing that is contrary to US interests in recent years, how can things do anything but get worse, and at that after a great deal of bloodshed?

Jul 03, 2013 8:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Round & Round & Round It Goes. . .
Where It Stops
Nobody Knows

Jul 03, 2013 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Mohamed, meet Muammar.

Jul 03, 2013 9:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
roughman wrote:

This is the fault of obama and Clinton.

Really.

Jul 03, 2013 9:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Asaki wrote:

Really,Egypt is once again on the spot light of a huge media coverage coming almost from all over the world.Yes,Guinea was braced in a severe urest and it can hardly be of a media focus.Just recently the main opposition leader Cell Dalin Diallo’s house attacked by the police which left many people injured.

Ok,where was the army then when the former leader,Hosni Mubarak was brutalisng the opposition,especially the Muslim Brotherhood?Was it because Mubarak was one of their own.This is a total hypocracy to say the least.However,Idonot think President Morsi can easly cave in to both the army and the people of the streets mass protests.

If Egyptians are not careful,the country is slowly slipping in to an all out civil war and no one is going to be blamed for it unless theselves.The army is not the right answer to your struggle they are there for their own interest.Just think of this,if Mr morsi is to be ousted by force although he was democratically elected the people that is going to step into his shoes will never do better than his predecessor and you(Egypians)will be obliged to take to the streets and it will go on and on,it is a vicious circle.

Jul 03, 2013 9:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

is it the sequel or the prequel? i am so confused

Jul 03, 2013 9:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rational131 wrote:

The Egyptian people now have learned that they exchanged one tyranny for another, and learned that “democracy” does not guarantee justice. They were naive to think that an Islamist “Brotherhood” would somehow bring freedom, tolerance, and pluralism to their country. They should not expect Morsi to go quietly: Islamists don’t think that way. They are fanatics, and wiill bring the country down before they permit the will of millions to prevail.

Jul 03, 2013 9:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
FRG73 wrote:

Considering the past history of Egyptian “bravery”, I doubt that either of them will fall on their swords despite the brave chatter.

Jul 03, 2013 9:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

Another muslim on muslim civil war in the offing. The biggest losers will be the Coptics (Christians) as it will give all Muslims the opportunity to wipe out the infidels in their perfect society. It will look like Syria part two.

The idea of Muslims adopting anything resembling tolerance when they are in the majority, fails to acknowledge that it is beyond their capacity to do so.

So, what’s our President’s policy now?

Jul 03, 2013 9:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
realist34343 wrote:

civil war will clarify

Jul 03, 2013 9:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NNZZ wrote:

I believe that the president was elected by a majority of Egyptian people and he must finish his term. I don’t care if he is a liberal or conservative and it was the will of the people.The unhappy people will express their frustration through a ballot in the next election. Furthermore, this chaos is hurting the country of Egypt and it is time to let Morsi works for Egypt. Those who have financed, supported, and fueled this continuous protests aren’t going to stop today or tomorrow. So, it is the duty of each citizen to be responsible for the well being of Egypt. The Egyptian people need to review the election of Bush in the USA and Bush wasn’t elected but he was an illegitimate president. America has been paying for this event since then.In conclusion, Morsi was elected by the majority and it is called democracy.

Jul 03, 2013 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
willdit wrote:

I am surprised the youth in the USA don’t march on Washington against Obama. They have no jobs and they either have no education to get nonexistent lower paying jobs or they have huge loans from college and can’t get jobs. Either way there are no jobs for them and Obamacare and his “war on coal” will only make it worse. Obama is so h*ll bent on hurting the rich that he is hurting us all. Electricity prices were the highest in history in May. Employers can’t hire more people if they can’t afford to keep the lights on. Now he delays Obamacare until after the 2014 elections. He should be removed from office like Morsi.

Jul 03, 2013 9:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

mursi is a typical of a tyrant using democracy as a tool to consolidate his power. if you bother to look at some of his enactments once getting into office you’ll see he’s broken many of constitutional laws and is acting more a tyrant than what the powers of his position allow. he can’t hide under the guise of democracy when he himself doesn’t follow it.

Jul 03, 2013 9:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Asaki wrote:

let the army die and we will see if people are not going to burry them as fastly as possible.

Jul 03, 2013 9:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

@NNZZ so what does Bush have to do with the today’s situation in Eqypt? The current “legitimately elected” POTUS owns this one in total. Give it a rest.

I will give you credit on one point: the Egyptians are getting exactly the government they elected. Much the same in the U.S.

Jul 03, 2013 9:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
React wrote:

If you guys think the US could’ve stopped the Arab Spring your dumber than your collective comments would leave us to believe.

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chuckiechanc wrote:

I hope Obama is paying attention. Marginalizing the 48% who didn’t vote for you doesn’t always turn out well.

Either way, these crackpots have a choice – 20th century rape, murder, and mayhem or 16th century rape, murder, and mayhem. The choice is Allah’s.

Jul 03, 2013 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
michael_bruse wrote:

Chinese secret Communist Party from me to do 20 years of human mental abuse test, then cattle people to do so super rogue vile thing, with very powerful nano-molecules control the abuse of one I like ordinary people. The key is way more mental abuse for a long time. In the past too. The difference is now clear that the dark past of abuse of abuse. I head to the current or deformity. Uncomfortable past every day, every day, insomnia, primarily the spine, heart and head are controlled and carried out to match the color Chuhuo mental abuse. And side urging me from time to time there is excitement excitement edges mental abuse, and controls my every thought, mainly body is a nano-molecules, especially the head.

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AZreb wrote:

Don’t forget that we – the US government – give Egypt $1.5 BILLION in military aid – that’s arms, training, equipment for the military of that country. If the military decides to remove Mursi, who will arm the opposition? Will this turn into another situation similar to Syria where we will support the military with arms and equipment and possibly Russia supports the Brotherhood? In Syria Russia is supporting the government and we are now sending small arms to the rebels. This is another mess in the making.

Jul 03, 2013 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usa.wi.vet.4q wrote:

Our government is acting just like this? May be time for some real leaders here also.

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ichigaya36 wrote:

Jihad does mean “holy war,” in fact physical war (unless it is qualified; e.g., “jihad of the heart”).

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realist34343 wrote:

civil war is the only way to clarify, blood is needed

Jul 03, 2013 10:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
fthomasburke wrote:

The fact that Marsi was “elected” does not guarantee that Egypt is a democracy. It matters more that the policies and procedures he has put or kept in place are democratic in nature. It is not just how he got into office but how he is carrying out that office that says whether Egypt is a democracy.

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Tintruder22 wrote:

Perhaps we will be so lucky here in the USA and our military will get rid of our islamic pretender in the white house.

What a glorious day it would be when Seal Team 6 got its revenge for being sold out, named publicly, and had numerous members involved in killing BinLaden themselves killed because of Barry’s big mouth…

Watching the 2nd Marine Division roll on D.C. would be great. Even that rancid witch pelosi would probably actually overcome the botox and move her ugly face into a look of surprise.

If it can happen in Egypt, PLEASE LET IT HAPPEN HERE!!!!!

Jul 03, 2013 10:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
patches12 wrote:

Am I the only one who remembers that Obama and Clinton told us that the Muslim Brotherhood were “moderates” now and not to worry when we were helping them over throw Mubarak?

Its all good though… no matte how incompetent Obama is, he will find a way to blame Bush… LOL

Jul 03, 2013 10:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

Mursi shouldn’t bow to a military ultimatum unless there is a proper Constitutional basis for impeaching him. Religion shouldn’t have anything to do with this. But the Egyptians already made the mistake of providing guaranteed livings to clerics and have tied the issue of the government and religion at the head.

The popular protest may want another Constitution?

Jul 03, 2013 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
frek149kie wrote:

Obama used over 1 billion in our tax dollars to install this Islamist.
If he ends up in a meat-locker like Ghadaffi, perhaps it won’t be a complete loss. And then we get down to our own Kenyan Marxist. How much longer will America tolerate HIM? And the sycophant media that props him up.

Jul 03, 2013 10:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
frek149kie wrote:

I don’t think the Egyptian Army will be shedding any blood for Mursi.

Jul 03, 2013 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Packard wrote:

“Fight to the death…die a martyr…yadda, yadda, yaddda. Yeah, we know. And the rivers will run red from the blood of our enemies in the mother of all wars. Got it. Check, Check, and Double Check. Heard this all before.

Now, can we get on with it? Or, could you Muslims please just try very hard to stop boring the rest of the world with your meaningless rhetoric.

Jul 03, 2013 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
segesta wrote:

And once again, Barack Obama is on the wrong side of history.

Jul 03, 2013 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hallsway wrote:

Fear not, President Morsi. President Obama will not abandon you and the Muslim Brotherhood the way he abandoned our former ally, President Mubarak. The small “peacekeeping” contingent of U.S. troops can be augmented quickly by troops from Afghanistan. President Obama has shown a willingness to support any and all conservative Islamist groups regardless of their intentions. All you have to do is listen to his rhetoric about the Syrian “rebels.”

So, be of good cheer, President Morsi. You will be President for at least the next 3-1/2 years.

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10hawks wrote:

Morsi is US educated, two of his children are US citizens. The Egyptian army is owned and operated by the Pentagon. Hello?

Jul 03, 2013 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
10hawks wrote:

Morsi is US educated, two of his children are US citizens. The Egyptian army is owned and operated by the Pentagon. Hello?

Jul 03, 2013 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ms.Morales wrote:

“Rather than be condemned by history and future generations for throwing away the hopes of Egyptians for establishing a democratic life?” Really? REALLY?

Good bye Mr. Morsi, have a nice trip.

Jul 03, 2013 11:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ms.Morales wrote:

“Rather than be condemned by history and future generations for throwing away the hopes of Egyptians for establishing a democratic life?” Really? REALLY?

Good bye Mr. Morsi, have a nice trip.

Jul 03, 2013 11:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AnInquirer wrote:

Democracy is not an ideal in itself. It is ideal only when accompanied by by strongly recognized and enforced limits on governmental. Without protection of personal property and protection from government intervention in lives, democracy becomes tyranny of the majority — or better said, tyranny of those who are easily persuaded by rhetoric.

Jul 03, 2013 11:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
recalcitrant wrote:

So be it Brohood! Rot in hell.

Jul 03, 2013 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
101dmax wrote:

Good! Another chance to eliminate a terrorist! One down, thousands to go!

Jul 03, 2013 11:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nowhere_Man wrote:

I would have a lot more sympathy for the Egyptian people in their plight if the entire male population were not misogynists.

Jul 03, 2013 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
LibertyRoze wrote:

Mursi said, “The price of preserving legitimacy is my life.”

So let it be written, so let it be done.

Jul 03, 2013 11:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
orb-weaver wrote:

Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood have shown that they really only understand how to be an opposition group; they have no idea how to govern a democracy. They entered power with hardly any mandate at all, since they were the only established party in Egypt–people voted for them because other parties were so unknown. If Mursi had only shown a little wisdom, instead of pursuing only his and the Brotherhood’s own goals, this entire mess could have been avoided.

Jul 03, 2013 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JimPell wrote:

Well, Barry, Here’s another fine kettle of fish you’ve got us into.

Jul 03, 2013 12:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
C.Nash wrote:

The Egyptian Brotherhood is a group of religious fanatics that have no need for, or love of, “nationhood”. Only the law and authority of the Koran is legitimate to the Brotherhood.

On the face of it, that will never make any army very happy. This was inevitable.

Jul 03, 2013 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

I love how Reuters really tries to paint mursi in a positive light. So sad to see such a fine news establishment destroy itself.

Jul 03, 2013 12:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ranger01 wrote:

Obmama, Keep out of this one and let them fight it out. We have no business interfering here. Tourism will not happen if Muslims hate Christians and Jews. No one with money will visit out of fear of being arrested for wearing shorts, or having a different faith than Islam. Americans are fed up with not feeling secure, safe, and protected like we used to be.

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Ranger01 wrote:

People still go to jail and are flogged under Mursi for insulting a prince, or not performing as the prince expects. Mursi is no good either.

Jul 03, 2013 12:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

The guy is the front man for the MB. Is there any surprise here?

Jul 03, 2013 1:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:

Egypt army is just a bunch of puppets for foreign interets. The army can handle no democracy-they never have. They should have let the parties follow law and vote in parliament and police to handle those that use violence. But army take over is not only backward but insane. Sad day for Egypt much as some naive groups may be celebrating a lion liberating a lamb! Not so fast-that army is not for Egyptians-but own and foreign interests!

Jul 03, 2013 1:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lemonfemale wrote:

Morsi says he is the democratically elected President- and so he is. But for Egyptian Christians, democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on the menu. Not to mention more secular Muslims. Morsi is the invited guest abusing your hospitality. Even though you asked him in, you are allowed to throw him out.

Jul 03, 2013 1:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Most of Egypt is desert — bone dry and unable to grow the food 85 million Egyptians need.
As one expert wrote elsewhere: “The root problem is that Egypt can’t produce enough food to feed its own people. Its home-grown agriculture is a narrow strip of irrigated land along the Nile River. Everything else is sand. So Egyptians rely on farmers in other countries to meet their needs. Egypt is the largest importer of wheat in the world and the eighth-largest export market for American farmers.”
No wonder Egypt faces a brutal, savage and bloody civil war.

Jul 03, 2013 1:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Wireless.Phil wrote:

There is no good reason why gasoline prices should go up because of Egypt’s current problems!

The way the price of gas going-up. TV news said it was because of the problems in Egypt.
But that has nothing to do with the canal now.
Its just the oil companies making excuses to raise the price of gasoline!

The whole story is below if it won’t open for you.
July 03, 2013
Suez Canal Secured, Unaffected by Egypt’s Turmoil

The Suez Canal waterway is completely secure and the rate of ships passing through is normal, the head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memish said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The average number of passing ships in term of quantity and cargo is in the normal range and has not been affected by any events,” he said.

Egypt has been facing mass demonstrations since June 30 by opposition calling for the resignation ofIslamist President Mohamed Mursi and his supporters which resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.

In the last two days, 80 ships passed through the canal, the authority said, close to the daily average of 40 to 50 vessels.

Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Paul Taylor (C) Reuters 2013.

Jul 03, 2013 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

US citizens please next time elect someone more experienced or with better aides than Obama!
Obama is like a child, but playing with deadly tools: biggest economy and biggest military.
Childish leader that at first overthrows Mubarak, then after 2 years understands his stupidity and installs back military dictatorship by a coup.
But Egyptians already felt the smell of democracy.
So thank you US, thank you again for destroying another country, another society.
Who is next, better question who is left.
Many are astonished esp. in US how Putin’s Russia or China are gaining clout in the world and US losing.
Such dumb aces (c=s) like US politicians make authoritarian regimes look really good in comparison to democracy. It is a shame.

Jul 03, 2013 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
livingwill wrote:

You mean a terrorist leader can’t run a country? Who would have guessed?

Jul 03, 2013 2:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ONTIME wrote:

I can certainly agree with some of the crowds sentiment about this idiot we have in the Oval Office, he does support terrorism and he is a frigging sell out, there is tons of proof to support this.
I equate the intlerant MB creatins as libs in cloth robes and like here in the US a biggass fight is brewing, these kind of intolerants are not going to leave without one hell of a fight. Why leave when you can suck blood and live well as a elitist and then lie about all to misrepresent fact and logic? Smoke and mirrors is the modus operendai for cult islamist and libs, their way of destroying and decieving are joined at the hip and as long as you allow them to continue, things will get worse….I hope some decent people get into the government in Egypt…Just like I want the same for here same here.

Jul 03, 2013 2:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
crod526 wrote:

LOL. So Obama gets blamed or supporting the Egyptian revolt and election of Mursi, then he gets blamed for continuing o arm the Egyptian army and then he gets blamed when the Egyptian army supports the people’s revolt vs Mursi. So basically Obama will get blamed no matter what he does.

This is for the Egyptian people to decide, Mursi’s mistake was using his close election to trample on the rights of the rest of the country and writing a constitution that didn’t protect minorities. If you think that’s what’s happening in the US you are off your rocker.

Jul 03, 2013 2:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tewk wrote:

This type action is way overdue in America

Jul 03, 2013 2:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
raptor501 wrote:

Destroy radical Islam. Destroy the Muslim Brotherhood.
How can there ever be a true peace when you have radicals that believe in the teachings of the Q’uran.
Islamics kill people, who do not believe in Islam, in the name of the Q’uran and Mohammed.
Learn from HISTORY….. Islam is a Deadly Virus. Muslims get so obsessed over their evil trilogy (Q’uran, Hadiths, Sura) that they indulge in ruthless acts of terror, killings, forced conversion and population explosion, which they call Jihad in the name of Allah. It’s sad that they really do not know God.
Their obsession with their evil books and scriptures makes them blind to the wonderful creations of God. As a simple example, the beauty of a woman is concealed behind a Black burqa (Hijab) all because the holy books or scriptures say so.
It is this kind of obsession with their evil books that makes them irrational and indifferent towards other religions.

Jul 03, 2013 3:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:

Backward nation with a backward army that does not understand democracy and has greedy puppet generals. The opposition juts played into the hands of the army. Sad say for Egypt democracy

Jul 03, 2013 3:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pajaritomt wrote:

I hope the Egyptians get a democracy this time around — and without too much bloodshed. I am not in favor of military coups, but if this one leads to a fair constitution and election, I will support it. Poor Egyptians they deserve better than Mursi and Mubarek and they know it.

Jul 03, 2013 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
simian wrote:

too many people, too little economy and no hope that will ever change.
1. point fingers at americans, jews, europeans. they are the ones who have prevented muslimsfrom contributing anything to the world for 500 years.
2. fabricate expansive conspiracies about world politics, history or any other delusion conceivable.
3. always wail and lament your perpetual status of powerless victims and mindlessly cling to the fatalism of islam.

Jul 03, 2013 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jphyundai wrote:

Morsi = Terrorist Bravo Egyptian military, get rid of him immediately. Also if he had committed any crimes, then charge him and put him in prison. Justice should be served as an example to others.

Jul 03, 2013 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

This is horrible. Once again I bet the US is behind this. They want to take down a democratic government elected by Egyptians and replace it with a military dictatorship.

Disgusting.

We should send aid to Morsi immediately.

Jul 03, 2013 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wyldbill wrote:

“Mursi’s national security adviser Essam El-Haddad said in a statement, warning of “considerable bloodshed” to come”

Is that a promise or a threat?

Jul 03, 2013 3:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wyldbill wrote:

“Mursi’s national security adviser Essam El-Haddad said in a statement, warning of “considerable bloodshed” to come”

Is that a promise or a threat?

Jul 03, 2013 3:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lauramerrone wrote:

What Egypt needs now is not a democracy but a constitutional republic like we are or used to be before we became a nosey “empire”. Switzerland has been a constitutional republic for 700 years without hardly any problems. All countries should study them and try to emulate their system. By the way, Israel did copy Switzerland when they set up their own government. I’m afraid in Egypt another coupe will lead to another dictatorship…

Jul 03, 2013 3:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FurbianSenior wrote:

Welcome to the world’s newest dictatorship! Taking power at the point of a gun, using tanks, very civilised! But it appears to have the tacit, and hypocritical, backing of the US, after all the US largely banks rolls the Egyptian Army, if the US had said ‘no more money for you if you take power by force’ and I doubt the generals would have gone ahead. Even the Pakistanis have finally learnt that military dictatorships and ‘technocrats’ (usually foreign educated or based, having no idea how the country works) never work, which is why their ex-Dictator from almost six years ago is now under house arrest with charges being built up against him for taking of power at the point of a gun and other misdeeds.

Maybe the Egyptian populace miss the Mukhabart type of policing (quite popular in the Middle East; experts in making you ‘vanish’ for years or permanently) so much, that they want it back?

Jul 03, 2013 3:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elpaso wrote:

The ignorance of most of the above posters
is so obvious. They attempt to blame
everything on President Obama. Bah Humbug!
Get a life and please grow up.

Jul 03, 2013 3:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
raptor501 wrote:

This is what might happen in this country if an all repuke congress and president were elected. They would try to impose their Taliban Christian law on everyone and probably want to put a statue of Jesus on the top of the White House.
This showed when the teanuts who took over congress (H of Reps) by promising the ignorant sheep that voted them in that they were their to promote employment. The first bills these repuke nuts tried to pass were to ban abortion and have biblical fairy tales Creationism taught in all schools asa true science.

Jul 03, 2013 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenezen wrote:

This should speak to all those who try to solidify an extreme government too far away from the principals and freedoms that belong to all citizens for self determination whether that be in a Christian or Mulim World. Whenever any leader tries to impose too much government there will be reactions!

Jul 03, 2013 4:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
crittertron wrote:

@jrjsrj,
You looked up an Arabic word in an English dictionary & report that as its literal and correct definition?

You are a true Westerner sir.

Jul 03, 2013 4:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Splitter226 wrote:

Egypt is in danger of Peace breaking out.
Happy Independence Day, Egypt!

Jul 03, 2013 4:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

Time for a long-overdue Military Coup here in the good old US of A.
Maybe our Native Americans could join them to run Congress out of town.
What a great 4th of July celebration that would be; back to the basics.

Jul 03, 2013 4:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
venimdenim wrote:

WWEST, please. Wikipedia is not a definitive source. Try the dictionary

Jul 03, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Interesting.
Could be a good thing, depending on whether the army is at all interested in reforms. Though to be honest I doubt it.

I wonder why the army intervened. It certainly wasn’t because of the demonstrations. I guess Morsi tried to replace the army leadership with loyalists.

Jul 03, 2013 4:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Interesting.
Could be a good thing, depending on whether the army is at all interested in reforms. Though to be honest I doubt it.

I wonder why the army intervened. It certainly wasn’t because of the demonstrations. I guess Morsi tried to replace the army leadership with loyalists.

Jul 03, 2013 4:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Angelgroove wrote:

Good, this Muslim Brotherhood is not the best, Egypt deserves the best. The Muslim Brotherhood deserves to be at the table, but not in charge. Time for elections.

Jul 03, 2013 4:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brittwit wrote:

Democracy can never work in an islamist state because islam controlled states are violently intolerant to all other religions and philosophies AND in freedom of speech, which is needed for a democracy to function as designed. Best of luck to tolerant brothers in Egypt!

Jul 03, 2013 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brittwit wrote:

Democracy can never work in an islamist state because islam controlled states are violently intolerant to all other religions and philosophies AND in freedom of speech, which is needed for a democracy to function as designed. Best of luck to tolerant brothers in Egypt!

Jul 03, 2013 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brittwit wrote:

Jihad now means violent islamist crusade just as gay now means homosexual. The meaning of words change with time. Don’t get stuck in 600 AD or you will lose touch with the reality of current day society my muslim friends. Congratulations to the people of Egypt for kicking the ugly dictator out of office!

Jul 03, 2013 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I’m not exactly a fan of Isalmists but I don’t like it… The idea that an army overthrows a democratically elected government should belong to history books and has no place nowadays.

Jul 03, 2013 4:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

good bye arab spring and good bye america.it was about time to oust this sunnitic clown and his joker supporter obama.

Jul 03, 2013 5:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kyle2112 wrote:

The military is playing everyone in Egypt for fools. In the words of the band Who “meet the new boss, same as the old boss”. If in fact Morsi was legally elected and not legally impeached, then everyone in Egypt should not be celebrating but be very sad. The military has demonstrated they are really in control here. Just saying.

Jul 03, 2013 5:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Jack0040 wrote:

Perhaps now Egypt will be able to develop a constitution that protects the rights of all citizens. Even better, Middle East countries will follow suit and work from freedom from religious zealots.

Jul 03, 2013 5:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KYJurisDoctor wrote:

“terrorists and fools”, indeed!

Jul 03, 2013 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
EMatters wrote:

Based on the level of unrest the army has a remit to host another election.

Morsi may well get re-elected, however it is more likely that a government appealing to the entire population will win.

The population need to hold the ARMY responsible for a fair and fast election, and not let PRIDE throw Egypt and its children into a blood bath.

NOONE has won – it is NOT time to fight – it is time to understand grievances – it is time for governments to convince the people that they can lead – it is time to vote.

There is no pride, no future, in killing your neighbours and children. Egypt has travelled too far to devolve into stupidity.

Jul 03, 2013 5:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgonz wrote:

Until any Government shows it will be hostile to the U.S.. America should wait for a strong majority party to take hold of leadership in Egypt. Other wise we look like we can’t be depended on. However we can’t be expected to support an evil regime. The U.S tried to shape Iraq(after ousting Saddam) into a free nation. But many mostly Liberals cry the price was to high in troop deaths and wounded. The price of freedom for Egypt may be who it’s willing to accept direction from among it’s stronger allies . And how much religious loyalty it insists on having. Its the 21st Century guys!

Jul 03, 2013 5:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
podstine wrote:

If I didnt work for one of 7 sisters , I will truly believe that this is expresionon of will of Egyptian people …. But I work for one of 7 , acctualy today is 5 sisters – so this all made me laugh … looking all this stupidity about “democracy”….Only democracy today is oil and arms – all other is for show-time on TV and Internet.

Jul 03, 2013 5:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

Butch_from_PA

Butch obviously you are planning to be in Hell to greet those new arrivals…LOL

Jul 03, 2013 5:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

Yahsaves & JRSRJ whatever,

WWestmiller is right. Jihad means struggle not Holy War. You cannot use an English reference for a meaning of an Arab word if Arab Dictionaries such as AL-Mawrid say otherwise. It is their language not yours and you are the deceitful party not WWestmiller. Get an Education

Jul 03, 2013 5:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hedonistbot wrote:

American/Israeli interest anyone? As far as I remember Mursi was democratically elected, and the constitution was approved by a referendum. However, media has completely different take on the military coup.

Meanwhile, in Turkey a similar situation is being resolved in a completely different way. How long till we realize that the US are the baddies in this global play.

Jul 03, 2013 5:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

A great deal of posts wreak of xenophobia towards muslims, in this list of comments. Doesn’t prove that we are any better than Egyptians, nor than muslims as far as supremacy and megalomanic delusions are concerned

Jul 03, 2013 5:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

Brittwit

One cannot simply misuse and contort another people’s language to satisfy one’s own racist views

Jul 03, 2013 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
percy1 wrote:

There’s something fascinating about how many people are coming to a story about the Muslim Brotherhood being ousted from power and saying, “You see?! I told you that Egypt would be controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood!” I mean, it’s one thing to be wrong, but it’s something else entirely to trumpet how wrong you are on the very story that is making you wrong.

Jul 03, 2013 5:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

rgonz wrote: “The price of freedom for Egypt may be who it’s willing to accept direction from among it’s stronger allies . And how much religious loyalty it insists on having. Its the 21st Century guys!”
rgonz, you should’ve added, you need to be either gay or atheist to survive in the 21st Century, guys!!

Jul 03, 2013 6:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Red_Candle wrote:

The MB are not true expositors of Shari’a. Their idea is false and they are not qualified politicians or members of the Muslim clergy, that is why they failed. They are all doctors and engineers and have no business running a country or speaking for a religion. Shari’a is not what Westerners think it is because it is not law, but rites. Seperation between “church” and state has been around in Islam since the dawn of Shari’a itself thanks to Ahmad Ibn Hanbal. Shari’a law is apolitical and is mostly about praying. Seriously try reading a Shari’a book and see how… “exciting” it really is. Stop reading stupid Islamophobic blogs and read Jonathon Brown’s Introduction to Hadith to learn more. Good night and good luck

Jul 03, 2013 6:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Androctonus wrote:

And rounds we go again, keep pointing fingers at the other side everyone, it makes it easier to hide the truth.

Jul 03, 2013 6:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

Now it is our turn.

Jul 03, 2013 6:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gigimoderate wrote:

Wow…..there’s are reason we separate Church and State! No matter what religion…….

Jul 03, 2013 6:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

@ AlecHamesh …

There is a BIG difference between Islam , and Radical Islam Extremist.
Moderate Islam does not agree with My lifestyle.
But They tolerate My right to believe as I choose.
Because They know even though Our Religions differ.We have many things in common.
We love Our children,We want to live in peace.
Radical Islam does not tolerate anything they do not agree with.
They will kill You just for not following their rules.
And You Know That is True.

I do not like Radical Islam.
I could easily live side by side in peace with Moderate Islam.

I think most people would agree with Me on this one.

Jul 03, 2013 7:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@Kyle2112: The military de-facto controls every country in the world. In the East it’s more blatant, whereas in the West it rears its ugly head every time ‘humanitarian’ reasons are quoted to go invade or bomb someone somewhere (very very far away).

They have the biggest guns, control all the border crossings and airports… Nothing much anyone can do against them as long as soldiers comply with their orders.

Jul 03, 2013 7:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

Democratically Elected…. What a Joke.

There is nothing Democratic about ” Vote For Me. Or Else ”
Didn’t anyone pay attention to that Election.

Salute to All You Free Egytians.
Thank You for restoring My faith towards Your Country.

Jul 03, 2013 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Egypt_citizen wrote:

What happened in Egypt is not ”COUP”, it is the right thing because it is call for freedom and justice, and simply we get rid of terrorists. They make use of illiterate people under religion claims, but they do nothing for Egypt. They call for a war against other religions! And the Egyptian people say No No ”Egypt is the land for religious tolerance”. The democracy means Freedom, Justice, Equality, respecting human rights and the brotherhood do not know anything about that. Egypt now is land for all Egyptians Not only Brotherhood who do not love Egypt. The military only respond to around 25 million sounds of people say ‘’we want a real civilized democratic state respect all religions’’. EGYPT get rid of Brotherhood Occupation.

Jul 03, 2013 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

The Koran states Islam must be spread through Jihad.

You expect Me to believe Jihad refers to a private internal struggle with Youself.
Give it a rest.
Jihad means Holy War.
How do You Martyr Yourself with an internal personal struggle.
How do You convert someone else with Your own internal struggle.

Sell it to someone else. We ain’t buying it.

Jul 03, 2013 7:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheFass wrote:

Coup or No Coup ??
Let me put this in simple terms

If legitimate Parent abuses his/her child, the child is supposed to be taken away from them for protection against further damage

Now Morsy was Elected yes, but he & his group totally abused the country & everything was deteriorating, I think It’s our right to take Egypt away from him & give it to someone else ( properly ) hopping ( and making sure ) that he would be better

Jul 03, 2013 7:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Well it is clear if you want the country to move forward, it can not be done with the Muslim Brotherhood. Now if you want to move the country backwards, they are the perfect party for the job.

Jul 03, 2013 8:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
justseeker wrote:

Thus who blame Islam on all world’s terror and violence, please read history if you believe in what write. Try to find answers the following questions:
– Who have commited the largest mass killings in human history.
– Who were the first to use modern terror as tolls to kill and
terrorize governments employees and civilians a like
– Who said “in name of God we slay” to kill every human being they
find in way in Holyland,
– Who forced and killed Indians in Americas on religious grounds
– Which governments supports the tyrant rulers in the middle East such as S. Arabian and the likes of Shah Iran and Marcus
- Who is allowing the exterme Shia state of Iran to take over Lebanon and Iraq and now Syria and destroy what ever left of civilization histories in these countries.
- Who gives $6 Bln annually to the ilegal Zionist state of Israel who always says Palestine is only for Jews (no moslims no christians)
I am not in support of those who use religous slogans to fool people and win elections or to achieve personal gains; however, who can deny the reasonably acceptable Islamic democracies in Turkey and Malaysia. I like the moderate views of Oxen and others, but deeply offended by other bigots’ views who ride on any subject about the Mid. East in order to attack Islam and offend millions of good Moslems around the world.
As for Egypt in a nutshell, Mursi was demcratically elected but mainly on religious sentiments. Besides being politically naive, the corrupt Egyptians of Mubark era did not give him any chance to suscceed because they will be the beggist losers. The opposition also took advantage of the situation and refuse to compromize at least for the sake of hungry egyptians and give demcracy a chance and defeat Mursi in next in elections polls. In addition, the are country who hate to allow democracy to take roots in the Arab world in order to keep them poor, week and controlable. Israel, Iran and the so called big powers of the world are the least to mention.

Jul 03, 2013 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke60 wrote:

Awwwwwww ha ha ha hahaha hAAHAH HEEHHEHEEHH HHEEH . YES THE POPLULAR
ARMY WINS AN EASY COUP…HHEEEHHEEHEEEHEEHEEH REAL TOUGH MURSI HUH??? DON’T YOU THINK…GOOD RIDDING TO SHARIA LAW ENFORCERS!!!BRING BACK DEMOCRACY FOR ALL!!! i AM CELEBRATING TONIGHT MY FELLOW AND FOE COMMENTATORS.

Jul 03, 2013 8:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke60 wrote:

refreshing29 wrote:

cOPY ThAt lol

Jul 03, 2013 8:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

As long as the Egyptian army gets its salary from the US, Egypt will never have a democracy. Iam no fan of the MB or Islamists but a coup in 2013 should not be allowed to happen. Egypt is proof that the West only supports dictatorship and militarism.

Jul 03, 2013 9:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

No a single word from the Arab Spring er Arab League. Ahh the clownish putppets in white robes are waiting for instructions from their masters…LOL

Jul 03, 2013 9:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lex_70 wrote:

This situation is certainly a conundrum…

On the one hand we have a democratically elected government being overthrown by a military coup…..

on the other we have a sad excuse for a ‘Statesman’ leading in a dictatorial, unrepresentative fashion and encouraging terrorism, OPENLY calling for Jihad against the people of Syria.

Sadly, this man is not fit to lead.

Jul 04, 2013 12:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
lex_70 wrote:

PLAYED!

The sad thing is the silly Muslim Brotherhood does not even know when they are being ‘PLAYED’…..

They believe they have been given the ‘GREEN LIGHT’ to wreak havoc across the Middle East…. but the real plan is ‘GIVE EM ENOUGH ROPE’… that is of course after they have done all your dirty work.
‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me fifty times…………’

Jul 05, 2013 4:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

“The Koran states Islam must be spread through Jihad. You expect Me to believe Jihad refers to a private internal struggle with Yourself.
Give it a rest.Jihad means Holy War”
Kaos, believe what you want. There is no such thing as spreading Islam through Holy War. Your preconceived perceptions of something you know very little about is clouding your ability to bypass lies and stereotyping. Neither are you willing to learn.You are simply blaming others for your misconceptions about them. Remember that there are almost 1.7 Billion muslims worldwide, but only a few thousand; mostly already war plagued zones who adopt the interpretation of Jihad, that you are steretyping to all muslims. In the end, believe what you want, that is your own belief not the others’

Jul 07, 2013 4:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

TheFass wrote:
“Coup or No Coup ?? If legitimate Parent abuses his/her child, the child is supposed to be taken away from them for protection against further damage…… I think It’s our right to take Egypt away from him & give it to someone else ( properly ) hopping ( and making sure ) that he would be better”.
Apparently you are an Egyptian, so when your previous legitimate Parent abused you for 30 years, how come did you tolerate him that long? and not give the new legitimate parent just 3 years? And by the way I HOPE you didn’t mean HOPPING!!

Jul 07, 2013 4:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

Egypt_citizen wrote:

“What happened in Egypt is not ”COUP”.”
So the thirty million Egyptians who voted for Parliamentary elections, won by MB; the 25 million Egyptians who voted in Presidential elections where Mr Morsy won fair & square for 4 years; and the fewer but still millions who approved your new Constitution; as their accepted Constitution; should all get the shaft and get their votes thrown out the window just because you; your Generals and a few other idiots in your country think so?? That is called Dictatorship young man. Your country was on the verge of Democracy through the steps and process it was pursuing. Your generals and thugs and opportunists are the ones occupying Egypt now, any first world government will tell you so. As for the 25 million Egyptians, who do you think you are fooling. If you had such support why didn’t you go for elections instead of COUP D’ETAT?

Jul 07, 2013 4:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

Ranger01 wrote:

“People still go to jail and are flogged under Mursi for insulting a prince, or not performing as the prince expects. Mursi is no good either”.

This is an example of the many many comments by nitwits trying to make a point on a subject they know nothing;zilch;nada about!!! There are no princes nor floggings in Egypt. Are you sure you finished high school? Such shameful ignorance

Jul 07, 2013 5:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlecHamesh wrote:

Fromkin wrote:

“No a single word from the Arab Spring er Arab League. Ahh the clownish putppets in white robes are waiting for instructions from their masters…LOL”
It seems you wrote this piece in quite a hurry, so many spelling errors. AAhhhh.. C’est La vie. Just like us ; we get pushed around all the time by our Capitol Hill masters; our Wall Street masters; and they in turn get their orders from their masters in the Knesset and so on….

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