EG - Bloodshed feared as military coup underway; Morsi reported under house arrest

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Very fluid situation right now.

    Top Morsi adviser says 'coup' underway, fears bloodshed. (USA Today)
    much more at the links

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi under house arrest - Al Hayat TV. (abclocal.go.com)
     
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  3. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    History in the making.

    No one deserves to be ruled by a theocracy dictatorship.
     
  4. Dr. Know?

    Dr. Know? Former Member

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    NBC News ‏@NBCNews 4m LIVE VIDEO: Celebrations in Tahrir Square following military's announcement that Morsi has been ousted as President http://nbcnews.to/13lo6KH


    CNN Breaking News ‏@cnnbrk 3m Gen. Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi: Morsy ousted because "he did not achieve the goals of the people." http://on.cnn.com/16P1BL8

    CBS Philly ‏@CBSPhilly 6m RT @CBSNews BREAKING NEWS: Egypt's military replaces President Morsi with chief justice of constitutional court, suspends constitution.

    Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews 41s More bloodshed in Egypt "inevitable," says former U.S. official | http://bloom.bg/17TGr35
     
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    Herding Cats New Member

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    Wow. Just oh wow. I will be watching this.

    Best-
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  6. jellybeanz

    jellybeanz Active Member

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    Amazing scenes in Tahrir Square.
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    CNN reporting Obama in WH urgent huddle with Pentagon and CIA chiefs.
     
  9. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    I hope we let the Egyptian people decide their own fate, without trying to influence things to benefit US "interests" (which are rarely in the interest of the average American, anyway). I was very moved by this picture, purportedly from Egypt:

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  10. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Active Member

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    Look up "U.S. Foreign Aid". For many, many years Egypt was second (behind Israel) in receipt of our Foreign Aid money. Billions per year. With a B.

    Who's going to receive all of that money now, I wonder? I guess Mr. Obama is wondering also.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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  12. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Addressing tens of thousands of supporters outside the mosque Friday evening, Mohammed Badie, the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, called for an end to “the military coup” and demanded that the armed forces return Morsi to power.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...73378c-e62a-11e2-80eb-3145e2994a55_story.html

    Many in the pro-Morsi crowd waved the red, white and black Egyptian flag, just as thousands of anti-Morsi protesters had done Wednesday before the military forced the president from power. To the right of the stage, the black flag with white lettering used by the extremist group al-Qaeda and its affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, which is fighting alongside Syrian rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, was clearly visible.
    “We offer our blood in the place of Muslims and their honor,” stated the Web posting, a translation of which was provided by Site Intelligence Group, a nonprofit organization that monitors jihadist Web sites. The group rejected democracy as anti-Islamic and called on Egyptian Muslims to “truly rise against everyone who stands in the path of implementation of the Sharia,” or Islamic law. It singled out Egypt’s Christian minority for responsibility for the coup.

    bbm, Sharia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  13. Gardenlady

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    Heh, given that Christians make up barely ten percent of Egypts population, I'm a bit doubtful of that claim that they're responsible for the coup. :rolleyes:

    We have seen plenty of proof in the past of Muslims and Christians working together in the Egyptian protests. The brotherhood can croak out its message all it likes, but I think the majority of the public - both Muslim and Christian - has shown it is clearly in favor of secularism.
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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