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(Al Jazeera)   After some thought, Egypt's Morsi decides this whole dictator thing is overrated   (aljazeera.com) divider line 137
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2012-12-08 06:05:02 PM
Good. Now he needs to resign and a new election held. That'd be the right thing, anyway.
 
2012-12-08 06:19:35 PM
Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.
 
2012-12-08 07:00:53 PM
In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check.

Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old!
 
2012-12-08 10:08:33 PM

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.


He probably saw the news that the military might step in and panicked.
 
2012-12-08 11:23:53 PM

themindiswatching: Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.

He probably saw the news that the military might step in and panicked.


Pretty sure he doesn't get his info from the news. I'm guessing a general called him and said to cut that shait out.
 
2012-12-08 11:24:08 PM
I doubt this will be enough to sate the street.
 
2012-12-08 11:24:28 PM
Translation: He didn't want to get the Mubarak treatment.
 
2012-12-08 11:25:09 PM
At some point, don't we run out of brown people?
 
2012-12-08 11:25:25 PM
And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.


I did at first - thought it might take some time but that he would have to - but had kind of started to doubt.
 
2012-12-08 11:25:58 PM

Silverstaff: Translation: He didn't want to get the Mubarak treatment.


Bingo.
 
2012-12-08 11:26:28 PM
Especially after finding out that all the people want to get jihad on his ass.
 
2012-12-08 11:28:10 PM
Wow, common sense broke out. Good news. Hopefully.
 
2012-12-08 11:30:35 PM
I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.
 
2012-12-08 11:31:10 PM
Hmmmmh. TFA still makes it seem gloomy.
 
2012-12-08 11:33:22 PM
Now make him sign the Magna Carta.
 
2012-12-08 11:33:53 PM

starsrift: Hmmmmh. TFA still makes it seem gloomy.


Yeah, this is just a bit of public "Lulz, my bad" to hide the backdoor ass-farking he is going to give the secular & minority religion Egyptian peoples.
 
2012-12-08 11:35:12 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.

I did at first - thought it might take some time but that he would have to - but had kind of started to doubt.


I didn't think he would blink, recalculated in light of popular sentiment, factored in some Clinton behind-the-scenes badassery, left bank, corner pocket
 
2012-12-08 11:36:11 PM

starsrift: Hmmmmh. TFA still makes it seem gloomy.


Indeed. He may have already irreversibly harmed Egypt's chance for a fair decision on their new constitution.
 
2012-12-08 11:37:29 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.


Geometric would be nice.
 
2012-12-08 11:37:36 PM

MemeSlave: At some point, don't we run out of brown people?


I don't think the world will run out any time soon.
It's like bamboo or something.
 
2012-12-08 11:37:53 PM
I KEED, I KEED. YOU NOT KILL ME NOW.

KEEDING ONLY.
 
2012-12-08 11:38:31 PM

Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.


Glad it wasn't just me.
 
2012-12-08 11:39:38 PM
I'm sure farker independents will be able to explain why drudge report doesn't have

Red and blue sirens blaring with a picture of morsi not being a pharaoh.

Nvm, he'll mention it in a week at the bottom of the page.
 
2012-12-08 11:39:54 PM

Apos: Silverstaff: Translation: He didn't want to get the Mubarak treatment.

Bingo.


This!
 
2012-12-08 11:41:57 PM
So this means Romney is automatically president?
 
2012-12-08 11:46:36 PM
This is just like the Muslim Brotherhood, not seizing total power with military backing. Those guys are clever.

Truly our greatest threat ever!
 
2012-12-08 11:47:05 PM

megarian: Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

Glad it wasn't just me.


Cairo in a coma I know, I know it's serious...
 
2012-12-08 11:48:52 PM
I suspect he values his head being attached to his torso.
 
2012-12-08 11:49:53 PM

Notabunny: megarian: Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

Glad it wasn't just me.

Cairo in a coma I know, I know it's serious...


This just made me happy that I'm marginally intoxicated.

Extreme lulz.
 
2012-12-08 11:52:56 PM
The radical left needs to keep this revolution going. Destroy the ruling class and create a workers state. Keep revolting until worker control is set in stone.
 
2012-12-08 11:54:24 PM
Does this mean everything is ok over there now?
 
2012-12-08 11:56:00 PM
Sounds like they need a Gray Council.
 
2012-12-08 11:58:58 PM
Pharoh has decreed that some power will devolve to the priests.
 
2012-12-09 12:02:22 AM
Egyptian military to Morsi -- "We knew Gamel Abdel Nasser and you're not Gamel Abdel Nasser."
 
2012-12-09 12:03:06 AM

abb3w: StreetlightInTheGhetto: And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.
Geometric would be nice.


Why not go for linear? Next revolution there will be people being born in the streets! I bet Morsi's good for a couple population explosions in the next few months.

/Or some kind of explosions anyway
 
2012-12-09 12:05:13 AM
Wow, can we do this to Congress?
 
2012-12-09 12:06:52 AM

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.



Like it or not, reality is that the military still runs the show.


/Backed by USrael from behind the scenes
//Mubarak to Morsi
///Superficial
 
2012-12-09 12:07:33 AM

Notabunny: megarian: Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

Glad it wasn't just me.

Cairo in a coma I know, I know it's serious...


Allah knows they're miserable now.
 
2012-12-09 12:07:42 AM
I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?
 
2012-12-09 12:08:53 AM
The draft constitution has been criticised for its potential to weaken human rights and the rights of women, and out of fear it would usher in Islamic interpretation of laws.

I wish at some point they'd actually quote the portions of the draft that relate to that.
 
2012-12-09 12:11:51 AM

iaazathot: Wow, can we do this to Congress?



Yes, but we don't have the balls.
 
2012-12-09 12:12:53 AM
'Cos life is hard enough when you belong here.
 
2012-12-09 12:13:29 AM

Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?



To remain in power, as they were under Mubarak.
 
2012-12-09 12:14:29 AM

Amos Quito: Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?


To remain in power, as they were under during Mubarak.



FTFM

Mubarak was just a puppet,
 
2012-12-09 12:18:54 AM

Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?


Kingmakers/Praetorian guard. The military is the de facto power, and has provided the last 3 presidents.

I've also heard that the military is divided between the old and new guard. (Which can largely be defined by whether they fought in the Six Days War and October War or not and their resulting attitude towards Israel ["Oh hell no, we're not doing that again. I don't care if they're Zionist Oppressors"/"Death to the Zionist Oppressors"]). So the old guard wants another Mubarak (military, semi-secular, reasonably friendly to the West, not going to war with Israel), and the partially-Islamist new guard wants a Morsi or similar who they then control. Dunno how true that is though
 
2012-12-09 12:24:25 AM

meyerkev: Kingmakers/Praetorian guard. The military is the de facto power, and has provided the last 3 presidents before Morsi.


FTFM.

I also heard that Mubarak's big sin that brought the military in against him was trying to install his son as successor instead of letting the generals pick.
 
2012-12-09 12:26:01 AM

meyerkev: Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?

Kingmakers/Praetorian guard. The military is the de facto power, and has provided the last 3 presidents.

I've also heard that the military is divided between the old and new guard. (Which can largely be defined by whether they fought in the Six Days War and October War or not and their resulting attitude towards Israel ["Oh hell no, we're not doing that again. I don't care if they're Zionist Oppressors"/"Death to the Zionist Oppressors"]). So the old guard wants another Mubarak (military, semi-secular, reasonably friendly to the West, not going to war with Israel), and the partially-Islamist new guard wants a Morsi or similar who they then control. Dunno how true that is though


Yup. And if the figurehead gets too far out of line, I'm sure the Egyptian military still has a healthy supply of grenades on hand.
 
2012-12-09 12:26:29 AM

Amos Quito: Amos Quito: Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?


To remain in power, as they were under during Mubarak.


FTFM

Mubarak was just a puppet,


Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out what they see as the best way to do that. I mean, in reality there are limits to how far a military can go in only pretending that the government matters before the soldiers themselves start to abandon their posts. That's the theory anyway. Common thinking in the US is that if the military decided to just up and take over that the citizen soldiers themselves would rebel. That hasn't been true in Syria so far though. So how does the military plan to most effectivly keep power and keep the peace?
 
2012-12-09 12:28:33 AM
When the government fears the people, you have liberty.

iaazathot: Wow, can we do this to Congress?


We could, but SWAT and the National Guard would start mowing people down like wheat. And then the protestors would be portrayed as worthless hippie welfare leeches, enough people would believe it, and nothing would come of it.
 
2012-12-09 12:36:18 AM

GoldenEagle: Why not go for linear? Next revolution there will be people being born in the streets!


The "make love not war" thing seemed to have been shown empirically non-correspondent back at the end of the 1960s to early 1970s. But I suppose there's opportunity for more data...
 
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