Meanwhile in Egypt

Here we go again:

Demonstrations are being reported across the country

•In Alexandria, the second-biggest city, thousands of protesters gathered for a march to the central Sidi Gaber area, BBC Arabic’s Rami Gabr reports

•A big stage has been erected in the main square of the Suez Canal city of Port Said, and protesters are checking the identities of those going in and out of the square, BBC Arabic’s Attia Nabil reports

•Rallies are also expected in Suez, Monofia and Sharqiya – the birthplace of President Morsi.

Windows in the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo were reinforced with sandbags ahead of the protests.


The protestors might just bring down Morsi — who knows? Although I doubt President Obama will throw his Muslim Brotherhood buddy under the bus like he did Mubarak. Egypt’s best-case isn’t very good, where a new military clique takes over from the Muslim Brotherhood which took over from the old military clique.

But can the protest genie be put back in the bottle? Is status quo ante Morsi possible? Or will Egypt become even more ungovernable, with constant battles between Islamists and more secular elements of society?


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