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July 3, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Tahrir Square erupted in cheers and fireworks moments ago as Egypt’s military deposed President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt’s top general, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, made the announcement on Egypt’s state-run television. The head of state is the chief justice of Egypt’s constitutional court, on an interim basis.

Morsi was elected in Egypt’s first free elections a year ago. He has become unpopular as he has used his power to install radical Islamist rule across Egypt’s government. The demonstrations that turned him out involved millions of Egyptians, in what may have been the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in world history.

Update: Yep.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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For not the first time I find myself agreeing with Kirsten Powers! Since I've not moved to the left it must be her shifting to the right.

An interesting observation in all this is that in almost five years Obama has never asked or mentioned that any islamic theocratic ruler 'has to go' regardless of how unpopular their rule may be.

Hmm. What to make of that?
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I've said all along the Egyptians would never allow another yoke to be put around their necks after they threw off Mubarak. It remained only to be seen if Morsi would overreach or not. He did. Egyptians from here on in will only accept governance, not rule. People have unfairly profiled them as Islamist, shariah-loving crazy people who like Korans more than jobs. Future Presidents of Egypt have been put on notice. Even the army fears Egyptians on the street. They're not taking any crap any more; not from anyone.
1 year ago
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17 Million Egyptians out of what, 80 million in the country were in the streets telling Morsi to GO! Wonder what buraq (piss-be-upon-him) obama would do if the same percentage of the American population (roughly 75 million) marched up in front of the White House and told him GET GONE? Interesting times we live in!
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---- BREAKING: Egypt’s Military Deposes Muslim Bros. President Morsi

Yay! Let's send them some more front-line American battle arms!

P.S., Thankyou, Ethiopia!
1 year ago
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We all I can say (sing) is:

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

Keep movin', movin', movin',
Though they're disapprovin',
Keep them doggies movin' Rawhide!
Don't try to understand 'em,
Just rope and throw and grab 'em,
Soon we'll be living high and wide.
Boy my heart's calculatin'
My true love will be waitin', be waiting at the end of my ride.
1 year ago
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Nicaragua got it right, despite The Won.
1 year ago
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Obama will have been on the wrong side of history for pretty much his entire eight years.
1 year ago
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Now that Western journalism has caught up with the reality of Egypt, let's not get a bad start and pretend this was a military coup or that the army deposed Morsi. They did not.

What happened is that the army stepped in out of desperation and peacefully enacted what the crowds would've eventually done anyway: yank Morsi out of his palace. The army had absolutely no choice in this. This was no more of a coup than the revolution was. In each case, those people on the street were the single greatest power in Egypt. The fact they so hideously outnumbered the Islamists shows what a lie it was that the Islamists were a deal breaker during the revolution.

These crowds were bigger than even the revolution; the people were not going to compromise in even the slightest way and that was very clear. The same thing would've happened, but at the cost of perhaps weeks of bloody rioting in the streets, hundreds of deaths, and destruction of property. Even the army couldn't have prevented that. The army did the only thing they could do to save their country, but it was the people who did this thing.

The Islamists had no where near the numbers to bring onto the street to succeed. That doesn't mean they wouldn't have tried and fought. Being outnumbered, they would've been the first to use guns. Hell, tonight the Islamists still won't go home, even surrounded by the army in one place. The army prevented a virtual civil war.
1 year ago
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This is exactly the sort of thing the army in Turkey used to do.

Until the Anatolians out-birthed the Rumelis.

So, another lesson coming. Eventually.
1 year ago
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For not the first time I find myself agreeing with Kirsten Powers! Since I've not moved to the left it must be her shifting to the right.

An interesting observation in all this is that in almost five years Obama has never asked or mentioned that any islamic theocratic ruler 'has to go' regardless of how unpopular their rule may be.

Hmm. What to make of that?
1 year ago
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The American Liberal Left has joined forces with Islma-fascist...that's why.
1 year ago
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Hillary's next self-promoting, election propaganda book is due out in 2014. I wonder how she'll spin her Egyptian policy. (And her Libyan policy, and her Russian policy, and her Syrian policy.....)
1 year ago
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"Political power grows from the barrel of a gun"?

Oh. Wait. Make that "NSA surveillance."
1 year ago
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I've said all along the Egyptians would never allow another yoke to be put around their necks after they threw off Mubarak. It remained only to be seen if Morsi would overreach or not. He did. Egyptians from here on in will only accept governance, not rule. People have unfairly profiled them as Islamist, shariah-loving crazy people who like Korans more than jobs. Future Presidents of Egypt have been put on notice. Even the army fears Egyptians on the street. They're not taking any crap any more; not from anyone.
1 year ago
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I must admit this was a pleasant surprise, I thought the MB was going to take over completely once Mubarak was ousted. There are still huge challenges left though, like getting a working secular democratic national unity gov, and stabilizing the country enough that the tourists come back, so Egypt has a real economy again. But at least their is now real hope.
1 year ago
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The crowd that voted Morsi in will make a better choice next time.

Yeah. Right.

One hopes. Still, second elections, like second marriages, are mostly a triumph of hope over experience.
1 year ago
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I've said something very similar. Fool them once, shame on you (Morsi), fool them twice, well, we'll see won't we?
1 year ago
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I've said all along the Egyptians would never allow another yoke to be put around their necks after they threw off Mubarak. It remained only to be seen if Morsi would overreach or not. He did. Egyptians from here on in will only accept governance, not rule. People have unfairly profiled them as Islamist, shariah-loving crazy people who like Korans more than jobs. Future Presidents of Egypt have been put on notice. Even the army fears Egyptians on the street. They're not taking any crap any more; not from anyone.
1 year ago
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Did anyone really believe the military was not going to step in, after they said they would? Oh sure, they backtracked a bit, but I did not believe a word of that backtracking. militaries are like trains: slow to start and slow to stop.

Kirsten Powers used to be such a defender of Obama, but she has always been critical of him wrt Egypt, because she has family there, so she gets the straight scoop on the situation. She knows how bad it is. Add this to the Scandalpalooza, and she has been tearing him a new one, regularly.
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