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Egypt's Highest Court Declares Parliament Invalid
CNN ^ | 14 June 2012 | CNN

Posted on 06/14/2012 8:10:45 AM PDT by edpc

Egypt's highest court on Thursday declared the country's parliament invalid and cleared the way for a member of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime to run in a presidential election runoff this weekend.

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that parliament must be dissolved, state TV reported. An Egyptian constitutional law expert told CNN that following the court's decision, a political decision would be made about whether to dissolve parliament.

Following the ruling, Egypt's interim military rulers claimed to have full legislative control of government. Parliament had been in session for just over four months.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; middleeast
Well....
1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:10:50 AM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

If parliament has provided a valid birth certificate, perhaps they’d still be in charge.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If Parliament had provided an internet image of an obviously faked birth certificate, perhaps they’d still be in charge...


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:20:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1241 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: edpc

Another 0bama blunder..

4 posted on 06/14/2012 8:21:18 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: edpc

Yep, that ‘Arab Spring’ is really doing well.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 8:21:36 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: edpc

Interesting. It would be good for all concerned, including the U.S. and Western Civilization, if this holds.

The situation in Egypt was somewhat similar to that in Turkey. Kemel Attaturk secularized the state and drove Islam into the private sphere. Whenever the Islamists got too cocky, or tried to take over the government, the Generals would step in and remove the perpetrators. Islam remained the dominant religion, but the Imams were not permitted to take over the government.

The Turkish Generals miscalculated, however, when they let an Islamist regime take power around the time of the war against Saddam Hussein. That Islamist government entrenched itself, gradually took back control of the police and the army, and succeeded in jailing those Generals who finally stepped in, too late, and tried to stop it. Turkey is now an Islamic state.

The same thing would have happened in Egypt, if the Generals there didn’t step in before the Muslim Brotherhood was allowed to gain too much dominance. Islam is very good at taking over political control, and EXTREMELY difficult to remove once in place.

It remains to be seen whether the Egyptian Generals have acted in time or not. But let us hope. Obama and Hillary and, sadly, the French will be sorely disappointed if the Generals manage to get the Brotherhood back out of power again. But the rest of the world should rejoice, and ignore the idiots in the MSM who will predictably start screaming about tyranny and violation of Egypt’s populist rights. In this case, those populist rights would turn the country over to Muslim fanatics and set the country back 1500 years, not to mention the damage to all Egypt’s neighbors.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: edpc
Well....

I hope that's according to their constitution, but even if it's not, I truly hope the forces aworking gainst the Islamic fundamentalists can win out, lest that country's slide into a 7th century cesspool hit its nadir.

HF

7 posted on 06/14/2012 8:26:52 AM PDT by holden
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To: lormand

It looks like a military coup in progress. The islamists won’t be happy. So what is the kenyan in the WH going to do now? Another round of fundraisers and golf?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Cicero

I think the Generals have learned from Turkey and they’ve allowed things to deteriorate under “Parliament” enough that the common Egyptian may prefer the “good old days”. I also suspect that they’ve gotten the OK from key allies for this move. If not expect the Obama/Clinton State Department to pick the wrong side again.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cicero

Excellent summary!


10 posted on 06/14/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: lodi90
I'm sure some folks already know this, but it was news to me -- Egypt has had four presidents since the 1952 revolution. In backwards order, they are: Mubarak, Sadat, Nasser, and Naguib.

I had never heard of Naguib, so I looked him up on Wikipedia:

In late 1954, however, Nasser accused Naguib of supporting the recently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and of harbouring dictatorial ambitions. A brief power struggle broke out between Naguib and Nasser for control of the military and of Egypt. Nasser ultimately won the struggle and managed to force Naguib to resign from the presidency of Egypt in November 1954.

Egypt has been struggling to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out of power since 1954. With the Arab Spring, they seemed to have lost that struggle. But perhaps the courts are making a last ditch effort to put the military back in charge.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: edpc
The court's rulings come a day after Egypt's military-led government imposed a de facto martial law, extending the arrest powers of security forces.

Martial Law? Was this in the news? I sure did not see this!

12 posted on 06/14/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Given the trouble the groups affected are likely to cause, they’re going to need martial law.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 8:34:20 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: rawhide

What a great job Obama and of course that vastly skilled woman sec of state Hillary have done with the Arab Spring bringing, true democracy to the middle east!

With such great foreign policy achievements, coupled with his obvious masterful handling of the economy, and the brilliant policies outlined by Fast & Furious, immigration policy, and Obamacare at home, he surely deserves four more years.

As one of my Obama-loving so called friends said in 2008, “God he’s brilliant!” LOL!


14 posted on 06/14/2012 8:39:18 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Another 0bama blunder..

Radical muslims are in charge of Egypt. Why would you think this is a blunder?

15 posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1241 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: edpc

Won’t be long ... Won’t Get Fooled Again ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4rMNCLjrv4&feature=related


16 posted on 06/14/2012 8:43:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: edpc

Huge riots starting in the mosques on Friday?

Just a guess on my part.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 8:53:00 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

I think it is about the General’s self preservation. If they give the keys to the car to the Bruthas, they will eventually be driven to go to war with Israel and that is something they do not want to do.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 9:27:04 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: edpc

Bush’s, Palin, and Tea Party’s fault.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: null and void

Looks like Mubarak’s people have grabbed the reigns of power back from the MB.. At least temporarily. The blunder is as always, 0bama was on the wrong side of this issue and should’ve backed off.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:00 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

What you see as his blunder, I see as his deliberate goal, islam ascendant.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 9:35:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1241 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: edpc

Ramses: “Let it be written. Let it be done.”


22 posted on 06/14/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: edpc

This is a big f’ing deal. We could see a civil war in Egypt.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 10:17:06 AM PDT by kabar
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To: edpc

This is probably the best of all possible outcomes, depending on how much influence the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islam has on the Military at point.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 10:58:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: edpc; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Should be in breaking....


25 posted on 06/14/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: ClearCase_guy

Bwahahahaha! That’s funny right there.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 11:34:10 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: edpc

Apparently that “Arab Spring” just ran dry.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: null and void

As you said, they would still be in charge ... in America ... these days ... with an internet image and a paper copy printed off from a composite image.

Isaiah 19


28 posted on 06/14/2012 11:53:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Looks like Mubarak’s people have grabbed the reigns of power back from the MB.. At least temporarily.

It will be very temporary, unless they've used the time up to now to find out who the MB players are, so they can be rounded up and quickly "disappeared".

29 posted on 06/14/2012 12:24:12 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: edpc

And Parliament has declared the High Court invalid, so they are even.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: edpc

“Given the trouble the groups affected are likely to cause, they’re going to need martial law.”

Well, they should be good at dealing with plagues. They’ve had some practice!


31 posted on 06/14/2012 12:36:56 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: null and void

Yes, why would a muslim president helping the Muslim Brotherhood be a blunder?


32 posted on 06/14/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by expat2
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To: mojito
Huge riots starting in the mosques on Friday?

One can hope.

33 posted on 06/14/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: edpc

And now...Egypt’s military and a radical Despot will declare Egypt’s highest court invalid.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hahaha!


35 posted on 06/14/2012 2:35:20 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: edpc

Muslim Brotherhood? Come on DOWN!!


37 posted on 06/14/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Cicero

Every FReeper should read your post #6.

The Moslem Brotherhood is deep into the USA
led in by the undocumented Tyrant and his
terrorist-protecting AG supported by the
useless Congress that wallows in treason.

Want proof? Just look at the Hasan who went
from Inaugural Committee to Murdering Terrorist
to Protected Asset of the DNC/DOJ/Obama.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 4:45:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: edpc

In that part of the world it’s damn difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 4:46:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: edpc

Looks like many of those who run the place aren’t hot and bothered over the muslim brotherhood assuming control who preach non-stop about the Islamic caliphate and making all christians in the country pay the Jizya tax.


40 posted on 06/15/2012 3:32:46 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: edpc

And now Obama declares Congress invalid...


41 posted on 06/15/2012 7:23:45 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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