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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:55 PM

Egypt's Morsi annuls most of contested decree

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Source: WaPo



Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi early Sunday annulled most of an extraordinary Nov. 22 decree that gave him near-absolute power and plunged the country into a deeply divisive political crisis that has seemed to worsen by the day.

However, a Dec. 15 referendum on a new constitution, which opposition forces wanted canceled, will go ahead as planned, a spokesman said.




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egyptian-president-poised-to-grant-military-broader-police-powers/2012/12/08/071a80f8-4131-11e2-ae43-cf491b837f7b_story.html

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Reply Egypt's Morsi annuls most of contested decree (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
allrevvedup Dec 2012 #4
dballance Dec 2012 #2
MADem Dec 2012 #3
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:58 PM

1. Too late.

 

Morsi will be thrown out soon enough. Constitution will demand that Morsi resign effective immediately and head to the nearest prison.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:10 PM

4. What Constitution?

 

The one Morsi is trying to get ratified? If he's forced out, as the latest batch of regime topplers are bent on making happen, there's no constitution, and there won't be a legislature if the courts abolish the upper house, which Morsi's now-canceled decrees tried to prevent. Egypt without a president, legislature, or constitution is ripe for the picking by foreign powers and that seems to be the intention of this endless color revolution. I don't think it's Obama's intention and I don't think it's remotely in the interest of Egypt or its citizens.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:05 PM

2. What Was He Thinking?

I'd really like to see a good, neutral, dispassionate analyses of why he felt he could pretty much declare himself a dictator who did not have to answer to the courts.

Does anyone have a good link to such an analyses?

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Response to dballance (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:10 PM

3. Blinded by the religious right.

He's MB--they aren't always, well, temperate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:17 PM

5. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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