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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:49 AM

Violence in Egypt after Morsi assumes sweeping new powers

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Source: The Telegraph

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An array of liberal and secular groups, including activists at the forefront of the protest movement that forced Hosni Mubarak from power marched on the Square to demonstrate against what they were calling Morsi becoming the "new pharaoh".

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Meanwhile Mr Morsi's backers led by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood gathered outside the presidential palace in north Cairo in a show of support for his decision to temporarily place his decisions above judicial oversight... Mr Morsi in person defended his decision to end judicial independence and make his decrees unchallengeable by law as necessary to "fulfill the revolution".

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The president's declaration was partly justified as a response to demonstrators' calls for new prosecutions of those responsible for shooting protesters last year. Mr Morsi also sacked the prosecutor-general and announced there would be new trials.




Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/9698457/Violence-in-Egypt-after-Morsi-assumes-sweeping-new-powers.html

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Reply Violence in Egypt after Morsi assumes sweeping new powers (Original post)
question everything Nov 2012 OP
jsr Nov 2012 #1
glacierbay Nov 2012 #2
question everything Nov 2012 #5
glacierbay Nov 2012 #6
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #10
glacierbay Nov 2012 #15
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #17
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #3
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #4
Deep13 Nov 2012 #9
Mosby Nov 2012 #7
Deep13 Nov 2012 #8
TomClash Nov 2012 #11
Wolf Frankula Nov 2012 #14
msongs Nov 2012 #12
slackmaster Nov 2012 #13
glacierbay Nov 2012 #16
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #18

Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:19 PM

1. They should overthrow him ASAP

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:24 PM

2. Is this what we can expect from the Arab Spring?

 

Even Mubarek didn't neuter the courts. This is probably going to get ugly again.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:30 PM

5. This is what we have been getting from the Arab Spring

A repeat of Tehran 1979 when a ruthless secular dictator is being replaced by ruthless religious ones.

Look at Syria now - the rebels are planning to establish an Islamic enclave in the city of Aleppo.

http://rt.com/news/islamists-syrian-establish-own-112/

Syrian insurgents reject West-imposed coalition, declare own Islamic state

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Response to question everything (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:34 PM

6. Yep

 

And as more Islamic regimes are established, they will become more hostile to Israel which will lead to more increased tensions.
I sadly predict that there will be all out war in the ME within 1-2 years, just about all the ingredients are there.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:53 PM

10. Maybe this is what you can expect from 30 years of imperialism supporting Mubarak?

Regardless, the "Arab Spring" is a flexible term.

How much do you actually know about the situation in Egypt?

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:13 PM

15. Enough to know that Morsi

 

isn't any better than Mubarek at this point. Do you support his giving himself these sweeping new powers and nullifying the judicial branch?

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:38 PM

17. Yep.

 

What do the people who hate the "Arab Spring" wish had happened? Leave the Dictators who were in the pocket of the West in power forever? They can't truthfully answer that because they don't have an answer. They just react.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. If this is true, Egypt just traded one despot in for a worse one.

They should remove this dictator A.S.A.P. He might prove to be a nasty can of worms if they don't.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

4. Oh fuck it, the Middle East is hopeless.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:51 PM

9. It's not. nt

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:37 PM

7. meanwhile their one big industry, tourism, is moribund

Very sad that a country like Egypt could get even poorer.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:50 PM

8. Is the judiciary part of the old regime? nt

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:55 PM

11. "Fulfill the revolution"

Yes, making it come full circle: one big circle jerk for the Egyptian people.

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Response to TomClash (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:00 PM

14. Meet the New Boss

Same as the Old Boss.

Wolf

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:56 PM

12. oppressive religions do not like freedom for the people nt

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:59 PM

13. Caveat emptor. Elections have consequences. Etc.

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:15 PM

16. Yep

 

and I'll be willing to bet my pension that this isn't what the Egyptian people voted for or expected.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:40 PM

18. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014315075 . I think this is an important topic, so I encourage you (or anyone else) to post updates in the earlier thread. Thanks.

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