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« on: November 23, 2012, 05:41:45 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20451208

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Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.

The declaration also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution.

President Mursi also sacked the chief prosecutor and ordered the retrial of people accused of attacking protesters when ex-President Mubarak held office.

Egyptian opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei accused Mr Mursi of acting like a "new pharaoh".

In a joint news conference held late on Thursday, Mr ElBaradai and other opposition figures described the declaration as a "coup against legitimacy" and called on Egyptians to take to the streets in protest.

yeesh... mediate a truce in Gaza and that power just goes straight to your head.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 07:04:01 AM »

There are worse fates than being Pharaoh, but I'm going to need to see a new pyramid underway before I buy that.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 11:11:30 AM »

Quote from: Ironrod on November 23, 2012, 07:04:01 AM

There are worse fates than being Pharaoh, but I'm going to need to see a new pyramid underway before I buy that.

I think he has a kickstarter for that
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 03:49:15 PM »

Has he learned nothing?  The people will rise up again.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 08:33:01 PM »

The previous ruler held onto power far longer using similar tactics.  Precedent in that region is on his side.  It's not right of course, but  that's the way Muslim countries have been run for ages.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 09:29:21 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on November 23, 2012, 08:33:01 PM

The previous ruler held onto power far longer using similar tactics.  Precedent in that region is on his side.  It's not right of course, but  that's the way Muslim countries have been run for ages.

True. But the Egyptian people have woken up. They're not going to suffer it for long this time.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 10:13:02 PM »

The difference this time is that Mursi has religious backing.  Don't underestimate the power of zealots.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 07:15:31 PM »

Ohhhh No, you Libby loons can't spell, it's Morsi, not "Mursi"!

How dare you not spellcheck your posts before posting.

I kid... Of course.

This idiot wants to be Pharaoh. Glad they're protesting.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 07:21:20 PM »

Wrong.  It's محمد مرسى عيسى العياط‎

But if you want to get into the finer points of Arabic transliteration, knock yourself out. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on December 07, 2012, 07:15:31 PM

Ohhhh No, you Libby loons can't spell, it's Morsi, not "Mursi"!

How dare you not spellcheck your posts before posting.

I kid... Of course.

This idiot wants to be Pharaoh. Glad they're protesting.

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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 03:06:04 AM »

the military speaks up.

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Appearing to throw its weight behind an opposition that swarmed Cairo's Tahrir Square, the Egyptian military told the country's civilian government it has until Wednesday evening to "meet the demands of the people" or it will step in to restore order. In a statement carried nationwide on radio and television, the military called the 48-hour ultimatum "a final chance to shoulder the burden of a historic moment in our country."

But a military spokesman said late Monday that the culture of the armed forces -- which dominated the country for decades -- "doesn't allow it to adopt the policy of military coups." The statement was meant to push all factions toward quick solutions and a national consensus, and the armed forces aren't looking to be part of the political or ruling circles, the spokesman, Col. Ahmed Ali, said in written statement.
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 03:07:34 AM »

and there they call him Morsy. 


Morsy, Mursi, Morsi... maybe he should just go by the name Big M.
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 06:50:12 AM »

Anglicization of names is more art than science. In the US, Russian names are seen to end commonly in -ov, while the French generally get an -off suffix. And I imagine there's less precedent for Arabic names than there are Cyrillic.
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 12:14:26 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 02, 2013, 03:07:34 AM

maybe he should just go by the name Big M.

Or BM, for short. As in the people are going to crap him out just like they did mubarak.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2013, 07:43:26 PM »

I for one cannot imagine what it would be like to be in Egypt right now.

Despite our differences (looking at you GT Majority), I'm thankful to live in the country I live in.
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2013, 08:24:23 PM »

and he's out!
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2013, 08:34:05 PM »

Hope our government is feeling great about all the fucking money we sent them last year, and those f15s... 

I know it isn't unique to this pos administration and I could care less.  It needs to stop regardless of who is in power.


God be with the folks in Egypt.
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2013, 09:03:43 PM »

Seeing as the F-15s would have gone to the military, I highly doubt Morsi got to put them in his pocket when he walked out of the office for the last time. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2013, 09:07:58 PM »

is that a F-15 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2013, 06:40:50 AM »

Should it bother me that I prefer dictatorships to theocracies?
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2013, 07:08:02 AM »

Why? It certainly hasn't bothered the political class for decades, as long as they're willing to play games our way.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 12:18:45 AM »

Fascinating, Eco doesn't believe in the democratic process.  I question whether or not he actually knows what's going on though.  This may be simply another case of appalling ignorance on his part.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2013, 10:37:32 PM »

Saudi Arabia promises to cover any aid the US cuts:

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Saudi Arabia's pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military's bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally's priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood at bay and its own kingdom secure even at the risk of stepping on American toes.

"I confirm to everyone, the Saudi Kingdom leaders, government and nation has stood and will forever stand with Egypt and the Arab community will not allow ever to have their fate manipulated or their security and stability tampered with," an official Saudi news agency quoted Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal as saying. "As for those who announced that they will stop their support to Egypt or threatened to stop it, for the Arab and Muslim world is rich with its people and capabilities and will not hesitate to offer a helping hand to Egypt."

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait view the Muslim Brotherhood the Arab world's most influential Islamist movement as a significant security threat to the region's authoritarian governments.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf kingdoms have pledged about $12 billion in aid to Egypt since the army toppledthe democratically elected Morsi on July 3.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/20/20108694-with-big-promise-of-aid-saudi-arabia-puts-security-before-diplomacy?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1
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