Skip to comments.In Upheaval for Egypt, Morsi Forces Out Military Chiefs
Posted on 08/13/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
CAIRO President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. On Sunday, he replaced it with his own declaration, one that gave him broad legislative and executive powers and, potentially, a decisive role in the drafting of Egypts still unfinished new constitution.
The maneuvers by Mr. Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, cemented a major shift in power that began with his election in the face of intense opposition from the military. It received a decisive push this month after 16 Egyptian soldiers were killed in northern Sinai, deeply embarrassing the generals and weakening them politically.
Still, it was unclear on Sunday whether the generals would accept Mr. Morsis latest moves. One top general said the reshuffle was made in consultations between Mr. Morsi and the military. There was no sign of a backlash by the military on Sunday night, as the presidents supporters held large rallies in Cairo. And other figures from across the political spectrum hailed Mr. Morsis decision.
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There will be an accounting.
Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t this the same Morsi who was a professor of some kind in the USA. If so he also has children, boys I think, who were born in the USA during the time. Now if a one of the children now back in Egypt with their father (assumed) decides in a few years he would like to be the first Muslim POTUSA because of the increased Muslem population and comes back to the USA and establishes eligibility residency can he be eligible for POTUSA? The person makes the claim that he was born in the USA and the citizenship/loyalty of his parents doesn’t matter all that matters is being born on USA soil.
Mr. Morsi is way ahead of you - I think I read where this is the exact scenario he envisions for his evil spawn.
The only way that this could fly is that Morsi absloutely knows that the army is loyal to him and not to the generals. Otherwise, Morsi would be dog meat by now....and he just may be in the coming days and weeks.
The army is the real power in all lunatic regimes.
Nope...there is something else going on here. The generals are not going to just quit unless they know for sure that the lesser generals and officers do not support them.
The generals are not going to just quit unless they know for sure that the lesser generals and officers do not support them.
And, of course, by no one I mean EVERYONE HERE AT FREE REPUBLIC.
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