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walter sobchak

Military coup in egypt

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Can't see the Egyptian military giving up power anytime soon, how do the Muslim brotherhood respond? Another civil war in the middle east would be disastrous.

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I'm sure you'll blame America and Israel

It would certainly suit the US and Israel, has the US condemned the coup?

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It would certainly suit the US and Israel, has the US condemned the coup?

US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on Wednesday warned the Egyptian military of consequences if its overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi is viewed as a coup.
 
"At the end of the day it's their country and they will find their way, but there will consequences if it is badly handled," he told CNN.
 
"There's laws that bind us on how we deal with these kinds of situations."
 
Dempsey's remarks refer to the laws that require the United States to cut off aid when a democratically elected government is deposed by military coup or decree.
 
The United States sends $1.5 billion every year to Egypt, most of it in military aid.
 

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Bizarrely enough the pro-coup people have been accusing the USA of backing terrorism in their "support" for the Muslim Brotherhood. You just couldn't make it up. 

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Bizarrely enough the pro-coup people have been accusing the USA of backing terrorism in their "support" for the Muslim Brotherhood. You just couldn't make it up. 

 

It is a messy and contradictory situation, mind.

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It is a messy and contradictory situation, mind.

It's messy but it's really not that contradictory.

 

Some people were daft enough to believe the "liberal revolution" foolishness. It was fairly predictable that Islamists would win any free elections. It was also clear that they would be narrow minded bigots and friendly with terrorists. Clear to everybody except the Guardianistas that is who were busy making comparisons with the US republican party and European Christian democrats.

 

The "liberals" disappeared and rallied behind the old regime who promptly declared the elections invalid through the Supreme court (appointed by Mubarack) and then enforced this by the army (appointed by guess who?).

 

There is no contradiction at all if you see Egypt as being split between Islamic fascists and military fascists with very, very few secularists / liberals.

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 if you see Egypt as being split between Islamic fascists and military fascists 

 

I like this distinction.  I intend to steal it.

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That video is impressive, but is essentially staged propaganda. It says all the right things and spreads the best possible message, but there's no way a twelve year-old kid produced that response without a single um and er.

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