Jul
03
2013

…Where’s Morsi? #egypt

Possibly arranging for a villa on the French Riviera:

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy “is no longer a part of the decision-making circle,” the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said Wednesday, citing “a senior official source.”

“The president is no longer able to make any political decisions now and a decision has been taken to prevent leaders loyal to the current regime from traveling overseas until the General Command of the Armed Forces are finished formulating their expected statement,” it added.

That’s how these things usually end, when it’s more convenient for everyone involved that blood not run in the streets.  Which would be good.

Moe Lane

PS: …Well, that was an incredibly counter-productive use of American soft power in order to effect change in a foreign country.

9 Comments

  • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

    I might be an @ssh0le for saying this but given a choice between Muslim Brotherhood or the Egyptian Military, I think I am going with the military. At least, they haven’t professed plans to you know, end Israel, kick out the Saudi Royal family and basically convert the entire of the Middle East into their own caliphate. I mean they are thugs no doubt but at least they currently plan to limit their thuggery to their own neighborhood.

    • jbird says:

      I don’t know, allowing the MB to completely run Egypt into the ground might have been a valuable object lesson to other countries’ citizenry. Don’t elect clerics to positions where they need to make sure the trains run on time.

      • acat says:

        If they didn’t figure that out with Iran, jbird…
        .
        Mew

      • midwestconservative says:

        Except for the fact that the average citizen of the middle east is dumber than a brick, and when a cleric runs their country into the ground, they simply blame US for all of their grief.

        And yes I’m sure a fly by lefty will think that the above is racist, and I don’t care.

  • BigGator5 says:

    A little off topic, but I’m typing this on my new tablet. Wanted one with Windows8, but whatever. Might post on my site soon.

  • BigGator5 says:

    On topic: Why did the Carmen Sandiego song pop into my head?

    • acat says:

      Funny, my brain went with “Where’s Waldo?” ..
      .
      Guess it depends on just what kiddie memes we picked up, eh?
      .
      Mew

      • BigGator5 says:

        Man, I would love to get my hands on the “Where’s Waldo?” book The Great Waldo Search. The Great Ball-Game Players was something I would sit and look at for hours. I thought that was such an interesting world in that book.

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