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Egyptian Military Takes over Egypt's TV
CTV News ^ | July 3, 20013 | Jeff Head

Posted on 07/03/2013 7:36:02 AM PDT by Jeff Head

Latest Egypt News: July 3, 2013 10:00 AM EDT

Egyptian Military Occupies TV Stations

10:05 EDT
CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires.

Mohammed Morsi has vowed not to step down in the face of millions of protesters in the streets in the biggest anti-government rallies the country has seen.

His Islamist supporters have vowed to resist what they call a coup against democracy, and have also taken to the streets by the tens of thousands. At least 39 people have been killed in clashes since Sunday, raising fears the crisis could further explode into violence

The clock was ticking on the military's deadline, expiring around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (11 a.m. ET).

The military beefed up its presence inside the mammoth headquarters of state television on the banks of the Nile River in central Cairo. Crack troops were deployed in news-production areas. Officers from the army's media department moved inside the newsroom and were monitoring output, though not yet interfering, staffers said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the arrangements.

The state TV is run by the information minister, a Muslim Brotherhood member put in the post by Morsi, and its coverage had largely been in favour of the government. But already in the past two days, the coverage saw a marked shift, with more balanced reporting showing the anti-Morsi protests along with pro-Morsi ones. State radio has seen a similar shift.

The authoritative, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper -- which also seemed to be following a military line -- reported that the military had placed several leaders of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood under surveillance and issued a foreign travel ban on the Islamist group's top leaders.

The head of the army, Defence Minsiter Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, held a group meeting with leading reform advocate Mohammed ElBaradei, Egypt's top Muslim cleric -- Al-Azhar Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb -- and Coptic Pope Tawadros II to discuss its political road map, a spokesman for the senior opposition National Democratic Front, Khaled Daoud, said on state TV.

Also attending the meeting were a representative of the new youth movement behind this week's protests and some members of the ultraconservative Salafi movements, a defence ministry official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

It appears that the Egyptian military is preparing to take down Morsi.

The Egyptian military has been very smart in how they have done things. 1st, last Thursday, they announced they were moving troops into the vicinity of all the major cities but would take no action unless there were massive civil violence. Morsi thought they were doing so to help support his government...but it became apparent that the troops were actually there to prepare for Morsi's deposing when, on Monday, after reveiwing the size of the protests, the military issued an ultimatum to Morsi to step down...with troops already deployed across the country to enforce it.

Now, in the face of Morsi's refusal, the military is occupying the State run TV and newspaper, and is meeting with all of the opposition, the leading reform advocate Mohammed El Baradei, Egypt's top Muslim cleric, the Coptic Christian Pope, the leader of the new youth movement behind Sunday's protests and members of the conservative Salafi movement. Clearly, a coalition that will help the nation be governed in the absence of Morsi and the Musilm Brotherhood.



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Arab Spring II: Where the Obama Administration's failed and dangerous foreign policy receives its come uppance from the Egyptian people and their military.

Hopefully, the Egyptian military (whom I have believed held the real "cards" the entire time, and whom we all hoped would ultimately stop the Muslim Brotherhood madness) will establish the interim governance they have planned, and return sanity, and a chance for a peaceful life to Egyptians...instead of the terror assocaited woith the Muslim Brotherhood fanatics that Obama helped bring into power.

1 posted on 07/03/2013 7:36:02 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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2 posted on 07/03/2013 7:43:17 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Jeff Head

“Political power grows from the barrel of a gun.” - Mao

Now you know why the Democrats want all firearms taken from the citizens of The United States.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 7:46:24 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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4 posted on 07/03/2013 7:48:21 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Jeff Head

“The military beefed up its presence inside the mammoth headquarters of state television on the banks of the Nile River in central Cairo. Crack troops were deployed in news-production areas. Officers from the army’s media department moved inside the newsroom and were monitoring output, though not yet interfering, staffers said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the arrangements.

The state TV is run by the information minister, a Muslim Brotherhood member put in the post by Morsi, and its coverage had largely been in favour of the government. But already in the past two days, the coverage saw a marked shift, with more balanced reporting showing the anti-Morsi protests along with pro-Morsi ones. State radio has seen a similar shift.

The authoritative, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper — which also seemed to be following a military line — reported that the military had placed several leaders of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood under surveillance and issued a foreign travel ban on the Islamist group’s top leaders.”

Hopefully Egypt will show us how to control/manage/kill the serial killers of the Muslim Brotherhood.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 7:56:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Jeff Head

Some of Dr. Jefferson’s miracle elixir. The “natural manure” of Liberty.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Jeff Head
Pictures from Egypt, which will never be shown on our rat media:


7 posted on 07/03/2013 7:57:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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It may soon become necessary for our military to do the same thing here. God bless our military.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 7:58:27 AM PDT by libstripper (A)
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To: Jeff Head

Obama...the Muslim Brotherhood adoree must go!!! The Egyptian people have his number...”ZERO”!!! His Democrat Party should march to the White House and force Obama to resign....and if he refuses, impeach him and forcibly remove him from office. Worst POTUS the USA has ever had. An enemy of the state (USA)!!!


9 posted on 07/03/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Jeff Head

With any luck, some protege of Hosni Mubarak in the Egyptian Army will take over. Whatever his shortcomings, he would still be a vast improvement over continued anarchy, or having some Islamist even more radical than Morsi running things when the dust settles.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 7:59:37 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Prospero

Precisely. The “Tree,” is being watered in Egypt.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 8:02:16 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Grampa Dave

Barack Obama.....Repairing the image of America, one country at a time.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 8:03:39 AM PDT by BRK
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To: Grampa Dave
Yes...the Egyptian people see clearly what is happening. They got a fanatic foisted on them with US help...and now they and their military are (hopefully) going to correct the problem.

These pictures attest to the dangerous, treacherous, foreign policy of Obama...and its abject failurre. Many Egyptians are now dead thanks to Obama...and they know it and will not soon forget it.

13 posted on 07/03/2013 8:04:25 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: ek_hornbeck

Somewhere in the bowels of a non descript building in Israel, a bunch of Mossad agents are laughing their asses off.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 8:05:32 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: ek_hornbeck
The plan proposed by the military bears a strong resemblance to how Mubarak governed the country.

Secular. Protecting the right/safety of the minority Christians...ruthlessly hunting down the Islamic terrorists and extremists...and keeping the peace with Israel.

If the military is successful...and I believe they will be...that is where Egypt will return to.

15 posted on 07/03/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Grampa Dave

I guess they love Obama as much as some of us do! roflol!

Those signs look like something out of the Tea Party.

Way to go Obama, you really showed us how great you are at making them respect you, you coward.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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That’s a savvy move for the military, taking control of the news sources.

Hoping that this will be a permanent setback for the Brotherhood.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 8:08:43 AM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk
According to a report from the BBC 10 minutes ago, the Egyptian State TV has indicated that the Military will make an announcement as soon as the meeting with the coalition of opposition groups is over.

BBC
10:37 AM EDT: Egyptian state TV says to expect an army statement as soon as its meeting with religious, political and youth groups end.

18 posted on 07/03/2013 8:15:48 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
The Muslim Brotherhood will attempt, and likely succeed, in instigating massive riots..to draw the army in. They won't go quietly..

Don't know if you caught it yesterday, but one of the opposition leaders was being interviewed on FOX, and was asked if he was planning on running for president. He explained that he was a Christian, and the constitution banned him from running. Wonder how man y knew that?

19 posted on 07/03/2013 8:16:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: BRK; Jeff Head; kcvl

“Barack Obama.....Repairing the image of America, one country at a time.”

If Herr Obozo is still in Africa, he should stop off in Cairo without his teleprompter and mediots and work the streets, telling the Egyptians what a wonderful guy he is.

Then, he can leave Valerie Jarrett there to patch up things or to become another lost one like Ambassador Stevens.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 8:20:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Grampa Dave

THOSE POSTERS would make GREAT campaign posters for any conservative candidates in the USA.... coming up!!!


21 posted on 07/03/2013 8:23:15 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Jeff Head

The military has moved with great discretion in all of this. And they appear to be the one constitutional institution operating in Egypt.

I’m curious where these “youth groups” stand in terms of the Muslim Brotherhood, and if they have any sort of coherent political philosophy.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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This may well be the start of a new Spring/Summer that will embrace the world as they reject the empty promisses of socialism.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 8:31:00 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Egyptian military, president clash as deadline for ultimatum passes

CNN: 11:15 EDT
CAIRO: Egyptian Military leaders have told Arab media that they plan to suspend the constitution, dissolve the parliament and sideline Morsy.

In his place, they would install a civilian interim council until a new constitution can be drafted and a new president elected.

The military's ultimatum was intended to push all factions toward a national consensus, not to seize power through a coup, a spokesman, Col. Ahmed Ali, said Monday in a written statement.

The military appears to be pressuring Morsy to restructure his government to reduce the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and include opposition members, a source close to highly placed members of Egypt's leadership told CNN.

Five of Morsy's ministers resigned this week, including Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.

And former Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud will meet Thursday with the Supreme Judicial Council to be officially confirmed in the job.

Mahmoud had originally been installed in the job by Mubarak, shortly before he left. Mahmoud's return appeared to signify a shrinking of Morsy's power and a tilt toward Mubarak-era officials over Muslim Brotherhood loyalists.

Many of the democratic reformists and moderates who have accused Morsy's government of moving in an authoritarian direction now support former Mubarak supporters and others fed up with the nation's direction in calling for the restoration of order through the military.

Together they are pushing to oust Morsy and his Muslim conservative government, whose leaders were drawn primarily from the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood. They say they have collected more than 20 million signatures on a petition to remove him -- millions more than the number who voted Morsy into the presidency.

In recent days, anti-Morsy demonstrators have ransacked Muslim Brotherhood offices all over the country.

Egypt's military is meeting Wednesday with religious, national, political and youth leaders to address the crisis, Egyptian military spokesman, Ahmed Ali, said through his Facebook page.

An opposition spokesman accused the United States of propping up Morsy out of concern for neighboring Israel.

"The hour of victory is coming," said Mahmoud Badr of the Tamarod opposition group. He predicted that the "illegitimate president" would be gone by the end of the day.

"Not America, not Morsy, not anyone can impose their will on the Egyptian people," Badr said.

24 posted on 07/03/2013 8:32:01 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Grampa Dave

It would appear a primary lesson is how to deal with ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC/NPR


25 posted on 07/03/2013 8:34:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: libstripper
It may soon become necessary for our military to do the same thing here. God bless our military.

Sadly it won't. That's why Obama has homofied their ranks and purged the officer corps of all except apparatchik yes-men.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 8:38:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kcvl

Obama will not read the signs, most likely. Better to “lead from behind”, let the coup play out, and then issue a statement about getting along with the new regime (and hope the Egyptians forget about his support of Morsi and the MB.)

I think I could strategize for Obama: just pick the policy that is “wait and see”, write a speech with platitudes, read the speech, then go play golf. When the SHTF, say you read it in the paper, like everybody else.


27 posted on 07/03/2013 8:38:30 AM PDT by married21
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To: Prospero

“Some of Dr. Jefferson’s miracle elixir. The “natural manure” of Liberty”

There is no Jeffersonian democracy blooming in Egypt. You are watching a third world military coup. They had an election. They chose the Islamists. What they learned was that the Islamists have no economic plan and only bring repression and starvation. But I wouldn’t bet that anyone there will celebrate the return of the iron fist that kept them fed for the last sixty years.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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Morsi is apparently under house arrest per Egyptian TV


29 posted on 07/03/2013 8:45:28 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Jeff Head

Why did Obama give Egypt more F-16s and tanks? He was trying to buy off the Egyptian military. I think they just told him to shove an F-16 up his donkey.


30 posted on 07/03/2013 8:46:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Grampa Dave

Oh my, where’s the “love” gone for Omuslim?


31 posted on 07/03/2013 8:56:58 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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Reuters: Egypt President’s National Security Adviser says military coup under way

AFP: Travel ban placed on Egypt’s President Morsi and top Islamists

Morsi and the MB removed. WH will be in mourning.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 9:00:58 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Jeff Head

This should be interesting!

I’ll fix some popcorn and pop a brewski!

Glenn Beck’s take is that in terms of the Russian revolutionary period in 1917 - this would be Bolshevik coup that overthrew the moderate socialist government of Kerensky - thus the “moderate” Islamalists will be kicked out to make way for the “radical” Islamists.

Maybe...but it looks like to me that the Egyptian Army is going to appoint the next “civilian” government.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by ZBM-2
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To: libstripper

An American De-Coup.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Jeff Head
I just tuned in, here is what is on:


35 posted on 07/03/2013 9:09:51 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: sunmars

Thank you. This is amazing to witness.


36 posted on 07/03/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Jeff Head
Precisely. The “Tree,” is being watered in Egypt.

Just wait until Zimmerman walks out a free man. Our tree will have to bear a flashflood when "The Great ObamaNation" calls forth it's menions.

37 posted on 07/03/2013 9:14:10 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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As the Scriptures say:

Isaiah 19:1-2

19 The burden against Egypt.

Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.

2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom.

As the Good Book says, so goes this sorry world. The Bible warns. People refuse to listen. Here, it is telling us exactly what is going on and what is happening in these last days of a dying world.

38 posted on 07/03/2013 9:14:21 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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I think I could strategize for Obama: just pick the policy that is “wait and see”, write a speech with platitudes, read the speech, then go play golf.

Pretty much. Expect it to go something like "the United States has consistently supported the legitimate government of Egypt, whether it was Mubarak, Morsi, or whoever will head the government in the future. We have, and will continue to have, respect for the wishes of the Egyptian people."

Meanwhile, he'll be fuming to himself over the loss by the MB.

39 posted on 07/03/2013 9:17:28 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: less class than Bill Clinton)
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To: Jeff Head
they must have great programmings over there.
40 posted on 07/03/2013 9:19:19 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: lurk

I wonder if our military would follow Obama’s orders to do the same here in the USA.


41 posted on 07/03/2013 9:20:16 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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Bet Obama wishes he could take over TV. It will be interesting to see how our failed strategy of supporting our enemies and leading from behind works out in the region.

42 posted on 07/03/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Grampa Dave

*LIVE* The crowd is going wild in Tahrir Square! http://ow.ly/mD8ad


43 posted on 07/03/2013 9:28:45 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RetiredArmy; All

Amen...

There are many among us who literally feel the spirit of the antichrist becoming stronger daily.

Other people cannot identify the feeling but know something is terribly wrong.

The time has come to choose sides...


44 posted on 07/03/2013 9:36:46 AM PDT by seeker41
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To: Jeff Head
If the military is successful...and I believe they will be...that is where Egypt will return to.

Unless they replace the madrassas, that "return" will be only temporary. There is a way to do that, and quickly, via the Internet.

45 posted on 07/03/2013 9:37:39 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by central planning.)
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To: sunmars; Jeff Head; Grampa Dave; Marine_Uncle; onyx; NormsRevenge; Fred Nerks; justa-hairyape; ...

Things are moving nicely!


46 posted on 07/03/2013 9:39:10 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And Morsi is under house arrest!


47 posted on 07/03/2013 9:40:11 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Looks like the MB have come to the end of the line.


48 posted on 07/03/2013 9:43:37 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: blueunicorn6

....And the Dems WILL fail at it.


49 posted on 07/03/2013 9:44:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Reuters: Morsi National Security advisor says Military Copu underway in Egypt

RT News
12:30 PM EDT (10 minutes ago)

A military coup is underway in Egypt, according to Mohamed Morsi's national security adviser and a Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson. Security forces have placed a travel ban on Morsi and a number of top Brotherhood officials, according to AFP sources.

Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers, together with armored vehicles, are taking part in a military parade on the road near presidential palace, a witness told Reuters.

National security adviser Essam El-Haddad added that he expects army and police violence to remove pro-Mursi demonstrators from the streets of Cairo.

A presidential aide said in a statement that Morsi is still working at the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo and it is unclear if he is free to leave. He added that Morsi's message to all Egyptians is to resist the military coup peacefully without using violence.

One report indicated that crowds were cheering enthusiastically as Armored Personnel Carriers were moving towards a pro-Morsi rally.

50 posted on 07/03/2013 9:46:39 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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