6 July 2013 Egypt, a sign of the Times?

 

Congrats, Egyptians 

 

Tommie Kim Doaa sshi is it a good thing they threw out the government?
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Rob Smith I’m not sure congratulations are in order, here. A democratically elected president was kicked out of office because one group of people was unhappy. Don’t get me wrong, I hate Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood and pretty much everything they want, but he did win the election. Was the election he won unfair? I don’t know the answer.
17 hours ago · Like

Doug Stuber Ah but Jefferson said there should be a people’s revolution of democratically elected governments once every 20 years to prevent corruption. If this is even halfway true, then it’s been a long time coming in the USA, not to mention Europe.
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Jan Hübener The elections had ben casted by SCAF towards shafik beforehand and filled the ballot boxes and by mb inside ballot cabins the indecent proposal to elect morsi.
Both were head to head with hamdeen and abol fotouh.
Which means 52% revolutionary voters except monofiyya the region of Mubarak (70%shafik &7 big bags of hamdeen votes found in sugar cane fields) all in all 3000 (!) Reports of election fraud…
Plus many boycotted plus in the end a run-off vote between 2 unwanted candidates… (25% each but inluding fraud)
So what diid people decide forehand ? Vote morsi tactically to remove army regime and plan already how to remove morsi
15 hours ago · Like

Doaa Ghareeb Rob, what you’re saying is the simple/outer way of explaining what happened, yes, he was elected by lots of ppl, but just because he promised to change the country to make it better, which didn’t happen! He was, with his followers, destroying the count…See More
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Mohamed Khaled إيه ده، هو فرق التوقيت لدرجة دى؟
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Michael Simning I feel pretty today.
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Doug Stuber So Rob, then the Afghan and Iraqi governments these days are also duly elected? Just needing clarification. How about Pakistan?

The one part I like is that a President could face charges for the death of protesters while the President had control of the military and police forces. WHy do I like that? Think of all the Presidents from ANY country we come from that had protesters die under their command. None of my students this year knew that 8 protestors holding candles against US Beef died. No charges were ever even brought in that case. Hmmmm. How about the four at Kent State? and untold others before and after? Anyone ever hold China accountable for Tiennanmen Square, June 4, 1989? How about May 18, 1980? OK there were trials after that, a long time after that. If we don’t have a free internaotinal press that monitors and puts these things out. We’re in trouble so here’s to Nick Baker:

http://www.policymic.com

Nick Baker (@nicholascbaker), 5-July-2013

Trending In Our News Feeds –Egyptian military removes President Morsi from power. The Egyptian military detained President Mohamed Morsi and at least a dozen of his aides on Wednesday as massive protests culminated in a transition of power. The chief judge of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, was sworn in as interim president on Thursday. The military dissolved Egypt’s parliament and constitution and have issued a wanted list for more than 200 Islamist leaders. Morsi has been taken to an undisclosed location and could face charges for the deaths of protesters during his presidency. The interim government aims to restore democracy: “I look forward to parliamentary and presidential elections held with the genuine and authentic will of the people,” Mansour said.

The question of the moment is whether or not events in Egypt constitute a military coup or a popular uprising. The distinction could have a huge impact on U.S. aid to Egypt. Under the Foreign Assistance Act, the U.S. is not allowed to give aid to countries after a coup. The Washington Post says the Obama administration will try to maintain aid to Egypt. The aid is seen as a way of stabilizing the region and protecting American security.

Egypt’s most prominent liberal, the Nobel Prize-winning diplomat Mohamed ElBaradei, defended Morsi’s ousting in an interview on Thursday. ElBaradei said Morsi needed to be removed from power because he had botched Egypt’s transition to democracy. He said the attorney general has cleared the arrest of all detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood; simply belonging to the party is not a crime.

Al Jazeera reports three pro-Morsi protesters have been killed, and dozens injured, in a march today towards the barracks where Morsi is believed to be held.
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Doaa Ghareeb Agree democracy and justice; that’s what Egyptians want.
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Doaa Ghareeb I think Americans have to have a revolution! You need a REAL democracy over there! Lol
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Doug Stuber SO do Americans, but with Patriot Act I and II even taking away HABEAS CORPUS, democracy packed up in 2000 and justice took a 180 degree fascist turn about 2005 (Torture is democratic, or is torture a human rights abuse?) and with Snowden and Manning the country wants to severely punish the WHISTLE BLOWER rather than look at government officials of ALL STRIPES breaking the law. SO the law brekaers are going free while those who point out their transgressions are being hunted down and given a “military trial” ha. If Egypt gets either one, then they are WAY ahead of the USA.
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3 thoughts on “6 July 2013 Egypt, a sign of the Times?

    • I spent 14 years trying to make our government more respsonisve to the needs of the environment and labor and a host of other normally middle of the road common sense ideas. I never quit being an activist, but the STONE WALL the US government and State Governments and most local governments has built AGAINST any environmental clean up, any holding of those who made the mess responsible, anything but moving labor to the cheapest possible human wage-slave location has been impossible to combat, so officially I quit. it comes out in my poems now…but now longer have the time to “top” world wide fascism. Americans aren’t all lazy, most are just trying to get by after LOSING living wage jobs.

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