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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:18 AM
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Egypt's Military Ruler Warns of Grave Consequences
Source: AP

Egypt's military ruler has warned of "extremely grave" consequences if the nation does not pull through its current crisis.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, in comments carried Sunday by the nation's official news agency, also urged voters to turn out for the parliamentary elections starting on Monday.

Tantawi is facing mounting pressure pushing him and his fellow generals on the ruling military council to step down immediately in favor of a civilian presidential council and a "national salvation" government to run the nation's affairs until a president is elected.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/egypts-el...
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:21 AM
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1. Seeing that the crisis has already involved a goodly number of actual graves..
I would say that it has already had grave consequences.

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Magoo48 Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:43 AM
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2. Wait.....isn't the military the source of the crisis?
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:02 AM
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3. No shit? Grave you say? nt
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DallasNE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:40 AM
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4. It's Time For Sanctions On Egypt
After all, extremely grave consequences can cut both ways. Once the military junta has turned over power to the national salvation government the sanctions can be lifted.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:49 AM
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5. Well that's just so hard to believe!
:sarcasm:
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:05 AM
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6. Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta
The head of Egypt's military junta has said the country is at a crossroads between order and chaos, as polls open for nationwide elections on Monday amid continuing violence on the streets and splits among the political elite.

Millions of Egyptians are expected to participate in the largest democratic exercise undertaken in the Arab world, with Monday's ballot in the urban centres of Cairo and Alexandria marking the beginning of a 12-round, four-month voting process that will elect Egypt's first parliament since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in February.

Elections are beginning even as city centres remain under occupation by protesters opposed to military rule, and come after nine days of almost uninterrupted clashes between revolutionaries and security forces which have left 42 dead and thousands injured.

Demonstrators claim the new parliament will have no genuine power and will serve as little more than a democratic fig leaf for the supreme council of the armed forces (Scaf), which has refused to stand down despite escalating bloodshed and calls from Washington for the generals to return to their barracks and give way to a civilian government.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/27/egypt-elect...
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