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Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters
Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad

Posted on 12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

(Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said.

Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.

Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the crowd chanted.

"The president left the palace," a presidential source, who declined to be named, told Reuters. A security source at the presidency also said the president had left the building.

Mursi ignited a storm of unrest in his bid to prevent a judiciary still packed with appointees of ousted predecessor Hosni Mubarak from derailing a troubled political transition.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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Looks like the Egyptians aren't happy with Obama's little Dictator.
1 posted on 12/04/2012 9:55:55 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

We traded a dictator who danced to America’s tune with one who won’t. Nice foreign policy, Barry.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 10:01:43 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

SPIRIT_OF_1776_PING!


3 posted on 12/04/2012 10:02:21 AM PST by The Duke
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
"The people want the downfall of the regime," the crowd chanted.

We want the downfall of OUR regime as well. We want to see our President leave his palace.

This whole article if read as applied to how we feel, is uncanny. Seems we do have something in common.

4 posted on 12/04/2012 10:03:59 AM PST by annieokie
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To: fhayek

“the President has left the palace”...Is that the moozlo-egypto equivalent of “Elvis has left the building”?


5 posted on 12/04/2012 10:04:19 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: fhayek

What did Hillary call it?
“Smart Power” or some such BS?
Guess it isn’t so smart after all.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 10:04:20 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Oblame-o has caused a civil war in Egypt and is he going to be held accountable for this?

Hell no.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 10:05:07 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: annieokie

“We want the downfall of OUR regime as well.”

Some folks do. Other folks too busy viewing the latest pic of Kim Kardishan.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 10:08:31 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Be positive: America is greater than Obama.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama: with respect to Morsi, our side won, and elections have consequences... er, uh , excuse me I got confused there for a moment. Cough.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 10:12:16 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: Rennes Templar

Mursi, Morsi, whatever, will be lucky to escape from Egypt with hs life!

Good riddance!


10 posted on 12/04/2012 10:13:59 AM PST by BobNative
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

That’s going to be happening at the fence of the White House soon also.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 10:21:49 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama is doing to the world, the same he is doing to America. Crash and Burn.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 10:28:29 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

At some point Morsi will have to call in the army to restore order

At that point we will know the end result...

If the army turns against him...

Game over....

I think Morsi is not sure of their loyalty and that’s why they are sti on the sidelines...


13 posted on 12/04/2012 10:29:07 AM PST by Popman
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To: BobNative
Mursi, Morsi, whatever, will be lucky to escape from Egypt with hs life!

He has thousands of Chemical WMD's at his control. And my guess is Hillary wont be drawing any red lines.

14 posted on 12/04/2012 10:30:26 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Popman

You can bet the military isn’t his best friend. Good point. This could be it for Morsi. He shouldn’t have listened to Hillary when she told him while in Gaza to go back home and do to Egypt what 0bama did to America; essentially proclaim himself DICTATOR. Listening to Hillary was a big mistake (Notice how Morsi waited until AFTER our election to make the big move). Morsi will be in a body bag soon.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 10:33:42 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Here's a whole bunch of live feeds from Tahrir square.. Looks like it could get very intense.. Things are brewing, folks:

http://12160.info/page/tahrir-square-live-video-stream-egypt-protest-streaming-tv-televi?xg_source=shorten_twitter

16 posted on 12/04/2012 10:39:30 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He should have studied the history of how democrats support their stooges.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 10:42:15 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

I don’t see what the problem was.. Morsi had MILLIONS $$$$$ from 0bama to buy support, just as 0bama has. He’s probably cutting checks to military leaders as we speak.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 10:45:18 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Three things are going against the Islamists in Egypt.

One, the majority of Egyptians aren’t radical Muslims. They want to just live and feed their families...and rape women in Tahrir Square.

Two, Egypt isn’t bursting with natural resources, and needs to stay nice with other nations(who bring in tons of tourist dollars) in order to keep some viability. And the Islamists are threatening to destroy the historic tourist destinations; Oy.

Three, the people need supplies of everything necessary to live, and the Islamists are more interested in subjugation and destruction than supply. Good luck with that.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 10:52:44 AM PST by lurk
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To: Rennes Templar
Some folks do. Other folks too busy viewing the latest pic of Kim Kardishan.

And some of us smart folks find time for both :)

20 posted on 12/04/2012 10:54:20 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: lurk

We could be seeing the end of Morsi in Egypt and FoxNews is talking about Anna Wintour. WTF?


21 posted on 12/04/2012 10:55:29 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Popman

The Egyptians don’t want him.
They DO NOT WANT a fundamentalist Islamic regime.

Too bad Lebanon and Iran didn’t have the same resolve...


22 posted on 12/04/2012 10:56:58 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Here's a good live feed:

http://www.livestream.com/ontveglive

23 posted on 12/04/2012 11:05:12 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: djf

I predict Morsi is already a ‘gonner’. He’s probably been told to leave the palace or be dead.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 11:06:42 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Lot of optimism on this thread.

I hope it is justified.

Remember: Morsi has a powerful friend in the White House, and he’s also purged the Egyptian army.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 11:11:15 AM PST by agere_contra ("An unjust law ceases to be a law: it becomes an act of violence". Thomas Aquinas)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Why don’t we oppose Mursi as we opposed Mubarak? God forbid they should have a real democracy?


26 posted on 12/04/2012 11:12:41 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: agere_contra

The optimism here is unfounded thus far.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 11:14:00 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: agere_contra

The Egyptian military leaders could be orchestrating a coup as we speak. I’ve been watching this closely.. The protesters have kept the pressure on.. They have more guts than Americans do. ‘They don’t want no stinkin’ Dictatorship AGAIN’ Unlike in America, possession is 9/10ths of the law in Egypt. If Morsi’s on the run it could be over for him.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 11:19:10 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Popman

I think that’s a pretty spot-on assessment of the situation.

It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.


29 posted on 12/04/2012 11:22:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“Looks like the Egyptians aren’t happy with Obama’s little Dictator.”

I believe we are seeing the edges of some of the “overeaching” that I have been talking about in some of my other posts. Let’s hope this thing snowballs, and blows up in snot nose’s face.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 11:28:39 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Don’t forget that Morsi and the MB purged a lot of the officers when they took over.


31 posted on 12/04/2012 11:29:23 AM PST by livius
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Nice. Some folks are setting off Roman Candles. When in Egypt...I guess.


32 posted on 12/04/2012 11:30:24 AM PST by soycd
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To: justa-hairyape
I'll bet Obama and Hillary are telling the Egyptian military that they had better back Morsi, as well.
33 posted on 12/04/2012 11:38:31 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I dream of such a headline right here on America's shores.


34 posted on 12/04/2012 11:40:16 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Didn’t the President just pledge some 300 Billion to Morsi? Where are we going to send the check now???


35 posted on 12/04/2012 11:44:24 AM PST by The Louiswu (it's all downhilll from here!!!)
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To: Andrei Bulba

36 posted on 12/04/2012 11:45:09 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Truth29
I'll bet Obama and Hillary are telling the Egyptian military that they had better back Morsi, as well.

Hillary certainly does not want to make Huma mad. So if Mursi ends up using his Chemical WMD on the rebels and the White House does not condemn the act, can we at least start investigating Hillary's affair with Huma then ?

37 posted on 12/04/2012 11:54:37 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: livius

But if it wasn’t a proper, Stalinist-style purge (i.e., they are still among the living) those officers may continue to exercise great influence over the bulk of their troops. They might be back before we know it.


38 posted on 12/04/2012 12:04:22 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: justa-hairyape

I’d hope Huma had better taste. But then again she did marry Wiener and have his kid.


39 posted on 12/04/2012 12:11:34 PM PST by xkaydet65
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Well, Egypt is definitely in the midst of a civil war.

I wonder whatever happened to the little chicky in Egypt who, while eating a Big Mac, said (of 9/11) that America was “too full of itself”?

Maybe she is finding out what he islamokazi buddies are like, now.


40 posted on 12/04/2012 12:11:41 PM PST 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: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Over so soon? And I had a fresh batch of popcorn all set.


41 posted on 12/04/2012 12:43:05 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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"Hillary certainly does not want to make Huma mad. So if Mursi ends up using his Chemical WMD on the rebels and the White House does not condemn the act, can we at least start investigating Hillary's affair with Huma then ?"

Sure, but we would need a DOJ or GOP leadership up to the job.

42 posted on 12/04/2012 1:00:11 PM PST by Truth29
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To: annieokie
Seems we do have something in common.

Do let us know when police have any reason to think about launching teargas into a gathering of any size outside the White House Palace.

I'm not holding my breath. (No pun intended.)

43 posted on 12/04/2012 1:06:54 PM PST by newgeezer ("... no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." --Rom. 13:1)
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To: xkaydet65
I’d hope Huma had better taste. But then again she did marry Wiener and have his kid.

The Muslim mindset is stuck way back in the past. Back in those days, it was typical for princesses to be sent to foreign royal houses for marriage. The princess had no choice in the manner. That was one way that alliances were maintained.

44 posted on 12/04/2012 1:11:24 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

manner should read matter


45 posted on 12/04/2012 1:11:59 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape; All

Same thing happened in Europe...


46 posted on 12/04/2012 1:28:32 PM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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Huh...maybe we should do the same thing in front of the white hut.

Seems to be working for the Egyptians.

47 posted on 12/04/2012 1:54:04 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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Robespierre?


48 posted on 12/04/2012 2:50:52 PM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Trod Upon

Very true. I’m not sure he had the confidence to kill the generals, although I believe he did imprison a couple. But it’s very possible that there are people loyal to them.


49 posted on 12/04/2012 2:57:32 PM PST by livius
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To: newgeezer

Rofl. Unfortunately there will never be any protest against this REGIME. We all know that.


50 posted on 12/04/2012 3:18:30 PM PST by annieokie
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