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(Ahram Online)   Thousands of Egyptian protesters surround Presidential palace Friday night, setting up their own barricades and distributing blankets to settle in for the night. Morsi said to be considering "compromise". LGT liveblog   (english.ahram.org.eg) divider line 241
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2012-12-07 08:06:31 PM
Go, Egypt!
 
2012-12-07 08:07:59 PM

Gyrfalcon: Go, Egypt!


This.

Gyrfalcon: Go, Egypt!


Go, Egyptians!
 
2012-12-07 08:08:41 PM
Why do I get a sinking feeling that this is not going to end well? I hope I'm wrong.
 
2012-12-07 08:10:55 PM
Oblig: This is bad news for Obama?
 
2012-12-07 08:11:33 PM

Pincy: Why do I get a sinking feeling that this is not going to end well? I hope I'm wrong.


I hope you're right. This is hilarious. I DEMAND POPPED CORN!
 
2012-12-07 08:16:55 PM
هل تسمعون الناس الغناء?

\once you translate it, you'll get it
 
2012-12-07 08:17:34 PM
Balk like an Egyptian.
 
2012-12-07 08:18:31 PM

Virulency: Oblig: This is bad news for Obama?


He's not doing enough... or too much. We can't be sure til the ditto-heads roll in.
 
2012-12-07 08:18:58 PM
They're falling down like a domino . . .
 
2012-12-07 08:19:31 PM
THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE
 
2012-12-07 08:20:59 PM
We can has green ribbon yet, Drew?
 
2012-12-07 08:21:51 PM
(Go on with your bad selves, Egyptians!)
 
2012-12-07 08:22:41 PM
Morsi said to be considering "compromise".

The Shah considered "compromise" by the end of his reign when he made opposition leader Shapur Bakhtiar the Prime Minister of Iran. It actually backfired. Not only did it have no positive effect on the Shah's reputation, but Bakhtiar lost all credibility with all those opposed to the Shah (both secular and religious people opposed the Shah). I think Bakhtiar's loss of credibility really boosted Khomeini and ensured he'd have no real secular opposition once he got to Iran.
 
2012-12-07 08:25:01 PM
I would like to hear from the FARK "conservatives" or "independents" or whatever you call yourself.

Before this comes to a head, what should the USA do?

I want to know right now, because there is a 99.99% chance that whatever we do or don't do will be

a) wrong, and
b) Obama's fault.

So show us how much smarter you are than the President and his incompetent staff, and tell us before hand what we should do (if anything) and how, when, with whom, etc.
 
2012-12-07 08:25:54 PM

Pincy: Why do I get a sinking feeling that this is not going to end well? I hope I'm wrong.


Not end well for who? Morsi or the people? Morsi doesn't have control of the military, certainly not like Mubarrak. And if Mubarrak couldn't convince the military to crush the people, what chance does Morsi?

I think this is going to be bad for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. They were elected fairly to office, and in literally the first year of office, he goes for a power grab. How stupid and greedy could you be? Granted, he's not Julius Caesar, but still. At least position your own people first, bribe the populous with gifts, and buy some military officers into your pocket, THEN go for the power grab. Do it at the end of your term, not at the beginning. Geez.
 
2012-12-07 08:26:42 PM
Okay, last I heard their Supreme Court that was totally appointed by the previously over-thrown, US supported dictator, had dismissed the entire democratically elected parliament because there were too many or too few mooslims...or something. Then Morsi dismissed the Supreme Court because they were impeding the completion of the new constitution?

Is that about right?
 
2012-12-07 08:27:03 PM
And all of this just because of one little video. My, my.
 
2012-12-07 08:28:39 PM
Who the fark does this guy think he is? They just had a revolution over there like, a year ago, but he still thinks he can just move in and take over and no one was going to do anything?

I wish so many people in the world weren't scumbags.
 
2012-12-07 08:29:32 PM
Lets end all this protesting and just put Mubarak back into his glorious dictatorship of power for the never ending servitude to Israel and the United States of 'Merica.

/sarcasm hurts when I breath.
//Awww, Lovely tear gas and phosphorous grenades shall end our suffering and send us to, oh shiat, its true, there is no god, so why did we murder so many in the name of religion(all religions motherfarker).
 
2012-12-07 08:29:37 PM

Pincy: Why do I get a sinking feeling that this is not going to end well? I hope I'm wrong.


The way I understand it (and keeping in mind that I haven't been paying a whole lot of attention) is this:

The military wants to stay in power to at least a certain extent.
The Islamists want to remake Egypt as an Islamic state (keeping in mind that that never, ever works out well, mostly because a properly, by the Quran, Islamic state is a straight-up hellhole right out of the 10th century). They [are/have most of] the rural population on their side, as well as significant portions of the younger military people.
The urban population (which includes the Coptic Christians, who are going to quite likely get genocided under the Islamics) just had a revolution to kick out the military (which didn't quite go off after the military came in on their side and made it about kicking out Mubarak), and is really, really afraid of the Islamics and what they'll pull.
Morsi, the Islamic leader, is pulling some extremely unconstitutional strings with the military's backing after figuring out that Democracy is designed to get nothing done, and that he has no power.

So what's basically happening is that the Islamic very slight majority is allied with the military, making them the de facto power in Egypt, and the urban population is going "Oh Hell Naw", because the Islamists are nutters.
 
2012-12-07 08:30:45 PM
"Insulting or showing contempt toward any human being shall be prohibited."
 
2012-12-07 08:31:34 PM

Soup4Bonnie: And all of this just because of one little video. My, my.


BENGHAZI!

Oh sorry, just a reflex
 
2012-12-07 08:32:50 PM

FriarReb98: هل تسمعون الناس الغناء?

\once you translate it, you'll get it


You're going to bomb which airport?
Can you go into more detail?
 
2012-12-07 08:33:05 PM
Article 44
Insult or abuse of all religious messengers and prophets shall be prohibited.

Article 45
Freedom of thought and opinion shall be guaranteed.

Every individual has the right to express an opinion and to disseminate it verbally, in writing or illustration, or by any other means of publication and expression.


dafuq?
 
2012-12-07 08:33:32 PM
Arghhhh! I'm flying to Cairo Sunday for business. Back on the 18th (I hope). :(
 
jvl
2012-12-07 08:36:06 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I want to know right now, because there is a 99.99% chance that whatever we do or don't do will be

a) wrong, and
b) Obama's fault.


As a Farker in need of reeducation about the Rightness of Liberal Causes, I predict:

1. There is no winning move for us
2. Obama will be blamed for whichever move he doesn't make

It *sucks* to be President sometimes.
 
2012-12-07 08:36:27 PM

moralpanic: Pincy: Why do I get a sinking feeling that this is not going to end well? I hope I'm wrong.

Not end well for who? Morsi or the people? Morsi doesn't have control of the military, certainly not like Mubarrak. And if Mubarrak couldn't convince the military to crush the people, what chance does Morsi?

I think this is going to be bad for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. They were elected fairly to office, and in literally the first year of office, he goes for a power grab. How stupid and greedy could you be? Granted, he's not Julius Caesar, but still. At least position your own people first, bribe the populous with gifts, and buy some military officers into your pocket, THEN go for the power grab. Do it at the end of your term, not at the beginning. Geez.


He was hoping the whole Israel/Gaza thing from a few weeks back would eclipse it. That the locals anger at the Israeli boogieman + the West liking his moves during that session of bombings would have them not notice the power grab.

The scary thing is he can still get his way.
 
2012-12-07 08:37:45 PM

Soup4Bonnie: And all of this just because of one little video. My, my.

 
2012-12-07 08:39:12 PM
 
2012-12-07 08:40:40 PM
Article 90
It is prohibited, except in cases of flagrante delicto, to take criminal action against Members of the Legislative Houses without prior permission from their Council


lol
 
2012-12-07 08:41:26 PM

HighOnCraic: Soup4Bonnie: And all of this just because of one little video. My, my.


Link
 
2012-12-07 08:41:58 PM

Soup4Bonnie: And all of this just because of one little video. My, my.


How so?
 
2012-12-07 08:47:38 PM

SurelyShirley: Soup4Bonnie: And all of this just because of one little video. My, my.

How so?


Because that is quite literally the only thing the postmodern GOP has to say about foreign policy these days.
 
2012-12-07 08:48:24 PM

FriarReb98: هل تسمعون الناس الغناء


هو فضيحة بنغازي بعد؟

/wait, wrong North African country...
 
2012-12-07 08:51:15 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-07 08:51:51 PM
Bird bird, squiggly guy, snake snake, squiggly guy, pyramid, suspiciously light bulb-shaped thing, snake bird!
 
2012-12-07 08:52:40 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I would like to hear from the FARK "conservatives" or "independents" or whatever you call yourself.

Before this comes to a head, what should the USA do?

I want to know right now, because there is a 99.99% chance that whatever we do or don't do will be

a) wrong, and
b) Obama's fault.

So show us how much smarter you are than the President and his incompetent staff, and tell us before hand what we should do (if anything) and how, when, with whom, etc.


Generic conservative: "I don't know what Obama should do but I can tell you for damn sure he ain't doin' it!"
 
2012-12-07 08:55:06 PM
Where is the US news media?
 
2012-12-07 08:57:09 PM

cryinoutloud: Who the fark does this guy think he is? They just had a revolution over there like, a year ago, but he still thinks he can just move in and take over and no one was going to do anything?

I wish so many people in the world weren't scumbags.


In addition to being a scumbag, he has to be a real idiot to think they're gonna let him get away with that.

Egyptians will live & learn, and vet better candidates next time. Mohamed El Baradei would be a much better choice for that position.
 
2012-12-07 08:57:22 PM

make me some tea: Lionel Mandrake: I would like to hear from the FARK "conservatives" or "independents" or whatever you call yourself.

Before this comes to a head, what should the USA do?

I want to know right now, because there is a 99.99% chance that whatever we do or don't do will be

a) wrong, and
b) Obama's fault.

So show us how much smarter you are than the President and his incompetent staff, and tell us before hand what we should do (if anything) and how, when, with whom, etc.

Generic conservative: "I don't know what Obama should do but I can tell you for damn sure he ain't doin' it AND he's also doin' way too damn much of it!"

 
2012-12-07 08:58:25 PM

Dorf11: suspiciously light bulb-shaped thing


cf.badassdigest.com
 
2012-12-07 08:59:37 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Before this comes to a head, what should the USA do?


Absolutely nothing. It's not our business.
 
2012-12-07 09:01:22 PM

badhatharry: Where is the US news media?


Put on Al Jazeera.
 
2012-12-07 09:03:32 PM

Lionel Mandrake: So show us how much smarter you are than the President and his incompetent staff, and tell us before hand what we should do (if anything) and how, when, with whom, etc.


Listen to the generals and commanders on the ground, raise the retirement age and eliminate some deductions and loopholes.

And tort reform, libtard.
 
2012-12-07 09:05:19 PM
HONEST QUESTION: I'm not so up on this from the Egyptian perspective. So the Egyptians had elections, yes? And they voted in some kooky fundamentalist Islamist, yes? So is the problem is now that there were shenanigans in the election, or is this buyers remorse, or just right minded (IMHO) people rejecting the majority vote in of far right wing Islam gov't?

/Thanks in advance for the helpful info.
//Wait, this is fark, so also screw you in advance for the snarky bs
///
 
2012-12-07 09:08:33 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I would like to hear from the FARK "conservatives" or "independents" or whatever you call yourself.

Before this comes to a head, what should the USA do?

I want to know right now, because there is a 99.99% chance that whatever we do or don't do will be

a) wrong, and
b) Obama's fault.

So show us how much smarter you are than the President and his incompetent staff, and tell us before hand what we should do (if anything) and how, when, with whom, etc.


Yeah! This guys needs answers NOW!
Hey you.. What you doin over there? This guy is waiting for answers NOW! Quit farkin around this guy is waiting! He needs to know NOW!
/not helping
 
2012-12-07 09:09:22 PM

Serious Post on Serious Thread: HONEST QUESTION: I'm not so up on this from the Egyptian perspective. So the Egyptians had elections, yes? And they voted in some kooky fundamentalist Islamist, yes? So is the problem is now that there were shenanigans in the election, or is this buyers remorse, or just right minded (IMHO) people rejecting the majority vote in of far right wing Islam gov't?

/Thanks in advance for the helpful info.
//Wait, this is fark, so also screw you in advance for the snarky bs
///


When writing a constitution for a new democracy input should be taken from all sides. IIRC Morsi selected a special committee which isn't really a representation of all sides. Majority rule is never a good system.
 
2012-12-07 09:09:39 PM

Serious Post on Serious Thread: HONEST QUESTION: I'm not so up on this from the Egyptian perspective. So the Egyptians had elections, yes? And they voted in some kooky fundamentalist Islamist, yes? So is the problem is now that there were shenanigans in the election, or is this buyers remorse, or just right minded (IMHO) people rejecting the majority vote in of far right wing Islam gov't?

/Thanks in advance for the helpful info.
//Wait, this is fark, so also screw you in advance for the snarky bs
///


Ah, didn't read the thread, see some make sense posits above. Would like to hear more. This could get weird over there with a destabilized Egypt.
 
2012-12-07 09:10:28 PM
They hate Jews over there.
 
2012-12-07 09:11:00 PM

Serious Post on Serious Thread: HONEST QUESTION: I'm not so up on this from the Egyptian perspective. So the Egyptians had elections, yes? And they voted in some kooky fundamentalist Islamist, yes? So is the problem is now that there were shenanigans in the election, or is this buyers remorse, or just right minded (IMHO) people rejecting the majority vote in of far right wing Islam gov't?

/Thanks in advance for the helpful info.
//Wait, this is fark, so also screw you in advance for the snarky bs
///


Unless I am incorrect (I live closer to Cairo Springs than Cairo, take what I say FWIW), their qualms are with his overreaching with the presidential powers, and when the "constitution committee" was formed, there were many more members of the Muslim Brotherhood than could possibly be called reasonable, to the point that basically everyone else walked out with the belief that the whole thing was a sham
 
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