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Egypt braced for showdown between army supporters and Muslim Brotherhood - live updates
UK Guardian ^ | July 26, 2013 | Haroon Siddique

Posted on 07/26/2013 5:51:31 AM PDT by don-o

Pro-military demonstration scheduled for later • Judge orders detention of Morsi over Hamas links

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; waronterror
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This promises to be a most eventful day.
1 posted on 07/26/2013 5:51:31 AM PDT by don-o
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To: allendale

ping


2 posted on 07/26/2013 5:53:19 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: caww; melancholy

ping


3 posted on 07/26/2013 5:54:28 AM PDT by maggief
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4 posted on 07/26/2013 5:58:45 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Morsi has neither been seen or heard since July 3. He is already an icon and martyr to the Islamists. If he died resisting the coup, there will be chaos. If his first words when seen are to denounce the coup and a call to his followers for “justice”, there will be chaos and mayhem. Can’t see how this will turn out good for Egypt. Egypt is already destitute. Widespread violence will make it prostate. The Arab donors will not subsidize it for long. Soon there will be hordes of impoverished but still fervent refugees pouring into the lands formerly known as Christendom.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 6:05:19 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

Yea and if it even remotely appears that a real democratic state begins to emerge, Obama will withdraw US funding before the water boils.


6 posted on 07/26/2013 6:15:42 AM PDT by ping jockey (Justice is blind)
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To: allendale
It's either that, or let Morsi turn it into another Afghanistan. They don't want have to live under fundamentalist Islamic rule, and they rightly hate Obama and this adminsitration for supporting and helping architect the propaganda campaign and corrupted election process that tried to foist it upon them.

They should terminate the MB, their followers, and their supporters, with extreme prejudice.

IMHO

7 posted on 07/26/2013 6:21:38 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: allendale
Widespread violence will make it prostate.

Ouch. (Spelling police).

8 posted on 07/26/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: allendale

As you pointed out on the other thread, the urban / rural divide is very significant. There is more to Egypt that Cairo and Alexandria.

And, furthermore, I have serious doubts that any country with a large Muslim population can ever exist under anything other some form of despotism.

The basis for liberty is just not there.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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>>>Yea and if it even remotely appears that a real democratic state begins to emerge, Obama will withdraw US funding before the water boils.....

check this out

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3047518/posts


10 posted on 07/26/2013 6:33:50 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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Egypt formally accuses ousted president in 2011 jailbreak as thousands mass on streets
11 posted on 07/26/2013 6:46:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: tacticalogic

Most rational people devoutly wish that the Moslem Brotherhood,the Wahabbi, the Taliban and all of the adherents of political Islam would disappear forever. However the political reality is that the population they represent is probably a majority and will not change anytime soon. In Egypt the majority is rural, poorly educated, impoverished and Islamic. America tends to view Egypt through the lens of the media which centers on urban Western oriented secularists. Unfortunately most of the Islamic world does not share Western values. They do however demand modern goods and to be well fed.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 6:46:46 AM PDT by allendale
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Unfortunately most of the Islamic world does not share Western values. They do however demand modern goods and to be well fed.

Then they've got a choice to make, and consequences to live with.

13 posted on 07/26/2013 6:54:35 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: allendale
Egypt's wheat problem: how Mursi jeopardized the bread supply
14 posted on 07/26/2013 6:57:17 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

The greatest strategic error the US has made in the last fifteen years whether it be in Iraq, Afghanistan,Syria or soon Iran is that we can change political and social realities at the point of a bayonet. The recent jail break in Iraq where 500 al Queda terrorists that cost the live of many young brave Americans to capture underscores the futility of American entanglement in the internal affairs of these countries. Nation building is the silly fantasy of on sabbatical academics sitting in air conditioned Washington offices. The reality is that they, if they have oil, are forced to sell it to anyone with hard currency or they will wither and starve. There will never again be a 1973 effective OPEC boycott. The US should disengage from direct involvement in the Mideast. Our policies simply do not benefit the American people and actually destabilize the region over the long term.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 7:01:36 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

From Source article:

I’ve just received this dispatch from Patrick Kingsley in Cairo.

Millions are expected on Egypt’s streets later this afternoon, but Tahrir Square – the centre of anti-Morsi and pro-army sentiment in recent weeks – is only just starting to fill up.

It already has the feel of a military pageant. There are perhaps 5,000 already there, many wearing photographs of General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi – the army chief who forced Morsi from office following mass protests on 30 June – around their necks. Every 10 minutes, military helicopters fly over head to loud cheers from the crowd. Smiling protesters have their photos taken with the soldiers who are securing the entrances to the square, some of them sitting on large armoured personnel carriers.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Aljazeera live
17 posted on 07/26/2013 7:14:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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The Western oriented secularists, with whom Americans rightly identify with, have placed their future well being and that of Egypt on the ability of the Army to suppress and control the worst elements of political Islam. Historically this strategy rarely works. The tragedy is that Morsi, unseen and unheard since July 3, has become an icon and martyr that will inspire the political Islamist throughout the world for a very long time. Sorry to say but the future in Egypt is not one of peace and prosperity.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale
NBC live cam from Tahir Square
19 posted on 07/26/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: allendale

Your posts are ignorant. The opposite is happening, instead.

Egypt is peaceful even as millions protest and rally...and the MB has lost face by starving its poor supporters.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 11:18:34 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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