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Morsi Out as President of Egypt

UnStupendousMan
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7/3/2013 6:49:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Mohammad Morsi has been ousted as president of Egypt by the military.

http://www.npr.org...
http://www.washingtonpost.com...
http://www.guardian.co.uk...
http://www.aljazeera.com...

The constitution has been suspended; elections have been called for; the chief of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court will serve as interm president; there have been clashes between Morsi's supporters and the military; Morsi himself denounced the ousting as a "coup."
UnStupendousMan
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7/3/2013 7:15:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I, personally, have conflicting feelings.

I'm happy to see Morsi gone as president--he wasn't an improvement on his successor, and he was hopelessly divisive, never trying to compromise and forcing his and his party's stamp on everything.

However, I don't like the chaotic political situation right now in Egypt, and this is just making things even more polarized, and just deepens the gap between Morsi supporters and critics. This, at least in the short term, is going to drive even more very important foreign tourist dollars away; remember, Morsi's handling of the sluggish economy is what the most recent protests were about. I'm also worrying about the precedent this is setting in Egypt, but that may be a more minor issue.

Things are hopeful, and things are troubling.
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7/3/2013 10:28:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
As usual, the analysts, not the newspapers, have the real story: http://www.stratfor.com...
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ConservativePolitico
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7/4/2013 3:04:29 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Muslim Brotherhood has NEVER meshed with Egypt neither politically or via the people. It's not a wonder they were ousted.
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Then I said to myself,
"The fate of the fool will overtake me also.
What then do I gain by being wise?"
I said to myself, "This too is meaningless."
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;
the days have already come when both have been forgotten.
Like the fool, the wise too must die!
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Ore_Ele
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7/4/2013 9:53:34 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Just going off of what might be an inaccurate memory, but didn't he pass a law or something that said that no future president can ever undo any of his laws?
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7/4/2013 12:06:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/3/2013 6:49:39 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
Mohammad Morsi has been ousted as president of Egypt by the military.

http://www.npr.org...
http://www.washingtonpost.com...
http://www.guardian.co.uk...
http://www.aljazeera.com...

The constitution has been suspended; elections have been called for; the chief of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court will serve as interm president; there have been clashes between Morsi's supporters and the military; Morsi himself denounced the ousting as a "coup."

Morsi is like an Egyptian Newt Gingrich. I am delighted to see him gone.
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