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2013-07-01 09:47:41 AM  
Anyone posted "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss" yet.  Looks like someone got fooled again.
 
2013-07-01 09:49:48 AM  
Other way around. The protestors have given him a day to step down.
 
2013-07-01 10:01:34 AM  
Does he really think the military will side with him when they wouldn't with Mubarak? He's dumber than I thought
 
2013-07-01 10:14:05 AM  
We have assumed control. We have assumed control. We have assumed control.
 
2013-07-01 10:14:42 AM  
Mission Accomplished.jpg
 
2013-07-01 10:18:16 AM  
Here's the fun part - we supported the protestors when they went after Mubarak, because, hey, we like the democratic process, too. We cheered when democracy was installed. A democratic process occurred, and Morsy was elected. Sure, Morsy's a Muslim Brotherhood member, but if that's what a majority of their voting population chose for a leader, well, that's how democracy works. The revolution occurred, and Morsy was the result. Sweet - democracy prevails!

But, what do we do now? The protestors are attempting to undermine the very democratic process about which we cheered earlier. We can't support a subversion of the democratic process, yet we're somehow cheering on a "second revolution" - it's almost as if we don't care about democracy, or freedom, just that we get our guy into office. That's not democracy.

It's like we're manipulating Egypt at the behest of another country...
 
2013-07-01 10:18:31 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Does he really think the military will side with him when they wouldn't with Mubarak? He's dumber than I thought


From some reports he Morsi has more paramilitary forces that are willing to fire on civilians than Mubarak had.  The question is if this happens, what will the military do?  Side with Morsi, sit out, or side with the protestors?
 
2013-07-01 10:18:56 AM  
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2013-07-01 10:19:11 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Does he really think the military will side with him when they wouldn't with Mubarak? He's dumber than I thought


I dont know.  He might have spread around the bribes to the top brass better than Mubarak.
 
2013-07-01 10:19:29 AM  
I remember the days when all of fark left was laughing at the right during the revolution for claiming Muslim Brotherhood would take over the government and fark everything all up.  Good times.
 
2013-07-01 10:19:50 AM  
I'm assuming that one day will be a Sunday... since everyday is like Sunday.
 
2013-07-01 10:20:02 AM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-07-01 10:21:14 AM  
If you're going to write a switcheroo headline, you have to make it funny, or it's just stupid.
 
2013-07-01 10:21:42 AM  
You mean to say the
Muslim Brotherhood
which Morsi is a part of is not a secular institution looking to improve the lives of everyday Egyptian people?
www.theblaze.com

What was the first clue?  The logo above would be a start...

The two swords in the Muslim Brotherhoods logo or the Koran which hangs over them as the guiding principle?

Democracy only works when you respect secular law.

This is what Democracy in the Middle East looks like, folks.  Get real... it failed in Afghanistan, it failed in Iraq, it's failing in Egypt... the only place it's successful in that region is Israel.
 
2013-07-01 10:22:59 AM  
headline made me giggle.

and also, my most political post in many many months: the people of egypt are protesting against the islamic movements coming from a government lead by a guy belonging to the "MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD" party? ooooooo.k. i honestly don't care what a person's religion is, but if i was living in a country where the fear was to become an islamic autocracy, i would hardly think it a good idea to vote into presidency a man whose party is based on such
 
2013-07-01 10:23:26 AM  

SmellsLikePoo: [pbs.twimg.com image 511x768]


Apparently they sell strong laser pointers in Cairo (in a variety of colors).  And people aren't afraid of using them on what they believe to be government surveillance.
 
2013-07-01 10:24:25 AM  
I she still bent over the Jimmy Kimmel Live/Duck dynasty thing?
 
2013-07-01 10:25:05 AM  
 
2013-07-01 10:25:08 AM  

FormlessOne: Here's the fun part - we supported the protestors when they went after Mubarak, because, hey, we like the democratic process, too. We cheered when democracy was installed. A democratic process occurred, and Morsy was elected. Sure, Morsy's a Muslim Brotherhood member, but if that's what a majority of their voting population chose for a leader, well, that's how democracy works. The revolution occurred, and Morsy was the result. Sweet - democracy prevails!

But, what do we do now? The protestors are attempting to undermine the very democratic process about which we cheered earlier. We can't support a subversion of the democratic process, yet we're somehow cheering on a "second revolution" - it's almost as if we don't care about democracy, or freedom, just that we get our guy into office. That's not democracy.

It's like we're manipulating Egypt at the behest of another country...


More like this dumbass administration started a revolution against Mubarak and didn't think the crazies in Egypt would take it this far and keep the revolution(s) going. They have no clue how to contain it.
 
2013-07-01 10:26:15 AM  
To be fair, Moris has offered the protestors a seat at a negotiating table and has even publicly apologized for shortcomings and missteps.
 
2013-07-01 10:27:27 AM  
Morsi could always pull a Mubarak and fake a health problem to slip out of the country while stealing everything that isn't bolted down.
 
2013-07-01 10:28:31 AM  
also:
i cannot hear a news report about egypt these days without hearing the president's name and immediately hearing a song from the smiths in my head

/hang the blessed dj
//hang the dj hang the dj hang the dj
///panic on the streets of cairo
 
2013-07-01 10:29:07 AM  

Saiga410: cameroncrazy1984: Does he really think the military will side with him when they wouldn't with Mubarak? He's dumber than I thought

I dont know.  He might have spread around the bribes to the top brass better than Mubarak.


The left does love it's evil muslim dictators.  It's like an abused wife that keeps going back because she loves him and he can change this time.
 
2013-07-01 10:29:57 AM  
I would not want to be on the freedom side of the civil war. You have to fight the government forces, the imported personal "security" forces, and your fellow citizens who want to lynch liberal men and rape liberal women.

Talk about being outnumbered.
 
2013-07-01 10:30:39 AM  
I wonder if they manage to get elections happening again if they'd vote for Muslim Brotherhood people again or learn a lesson...
 
2013-07-01 10:32:50 AM  

Tenebreux: Other way around. The protestors have given him a day to step down.


Easy mistake to make because both sides are bad
 
2013-07-01 10:33:17 AM  
It's over for Morsi. The irregulars that the Muslim Brotherhood has assembled for their own protection don't have a shot against the Ultras - the soccer hooligans who went toe to toe against the cops last year.

The army will be making an announcement in a couple of hours. The result will be a hamstrung or ejected Morsi. Look for new elections within the month.
 
2013-07-01 10:33:21 AM  
He is truly the Ringleader of the Tormentors
 
2013-07-01 10:35:25 AM  

FormlessOne: Here's the fun part - we supported the protestors when they went after Mubarak, because, hey, we like the democratic process, too. We cheered when democracy was installed. A democratic process occurred, and Morsy was elected. Sure, Morsy's a Muslim Brotherhood member, but if that's what a majority of their voting population chose for a leader, well, that's how democracy works. The revolution occurred, and Morsy was the result. Sweet - democracy prevails!

But, what do we do now? The protestors are attempting to undermine the very democratic process about which we cheered earlier. We can't support a subversion of the democratic process, yet we're somehow cheering on a "second revolution" - it's almost as if we don't care about democracy, or freedom, just that we get our guy into office. That's not democracy.


Egypt is a prime example of why western-style democracy can't simply be placed on top of any society and succeed.  Time and again we see the same thing happen.  Various progressive factions split into different parties supporting different leaders, while the conservative religious party is able to maintain unity and dominate the elections.Now, the lawfully-elected conservative theocrat is ruling like a conservative theocrat, and the vast majority of the people are calling for him to be ousted.

It's like we're manipulating Egypt at the behest of another country...

I'm not touching that one.
 
2013-07-01 10:37:04 AM  
we're just about to book flights for Egypt, for holiday. cairo and Alexandria. Bad idea?

we're staying in the Hilton in Cairo which has a pool on the roof so if it all kicks off we can just not go out. I'd prefer to go out though, providing I won't get trampled by very angry men
 
2013-07-01 10:37:32 AM  

FormlessOne: Here's the fun part - we supported the protestors when they went after Mubarak, because, hey, we like the democratic process, too. We cheered when democracy was installed. A democratic process occurred, and Morsy was elected. Sure, Morsy's a Muslim Brotherhood member, but if that's what a majority of their voting population chose for a leader, well, that's how democracy works. The revolution occurred, and Morsy was the result. Sweet - democracy prevails!

But, what do we do now? The protestors are attempting to undermine the very democratic process about which we cheered earlier.


Actually there were a lot of problems.

There were legal limits ont he number of seats the MB coudl have and they circumvented this by having people "leave the party" days (iirc) before the election.

FormlessOne: We can't support a subversion of the democratic process, yet we're somehow cheering on a "second revolution" - it's almost as if we don't care about democracy, or freedom, just that we get our guy into office. That's not democracy.


Democracy is more than majority rule, and his "reforms" have not been in-line with "freedom".

FormlessOne: It's like we're manipulating Egypt at the behest of another country


If that were true we would have backed Mubarak full tilt, but I am not suprised at your reasoning.  Peopel that theorize about the evil zionists pulling the strings of the US aren't known for having a firm grasp on reality.
 
2013-07-01 10:37:42 AM  

FormlessOne: Here's the fun part - we supported the protestors when they went after Mubarak, because, hey, we like the democratic process, too. We cheered when democracy was installed. A democratic process occurred, and Morsy was elected. Sure, Morsy's a Muslim Brotherhood member, but if that's what a majority of their voting population chose for a leader, well, that's how democracy works. The revolution occurred, and Morsy was the result. Sweet - democracy prevails!

But, what do we do now? The protestors are attempting to undermine the very democratic process about which we cheered earlier. We can't support a subversion of the democratic process, yet we're somehow cheering on a "second revolution" - it's almost as if we don't care about democracy, or freedom, just that we get our guy into office. That's not democracy.

It's like we're manipulating Egypt at the behest of another country...


dude.  have you read about the 10 million homeless kids in Egypt?  or the sanitation conditions?  they aren't undermining shiat.  they're coming to terms with the fact they were used to get a pro western ruler in there and didn't get the upgrades to basic quality of life they were promised.. you know, the reason they revolted in the first place.  go get you some book learnin..
 
2013-07-01 10:37:51 AM  
I love how the Fark righties seem to think that we Fark lefties were all big fans of the Muslim Brotherhood, as opposed to realizing full well that they were, at best, the enemy of the previous dictator.  "The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy, no more, no less."

Fledgling democracies seldom get it perfect their first election.   We Americans were damn lucky to have George Washington, quite frankly.  As far as I can tell from history, we basically voted him in as replacement king, not as an actual president, and it's a damn good thing for us he didn't want to be king.
 
2013-07-01 10:39:03 AM  
Heh. The Egyptian army just made their statement. Morsi has 48 hours to "meet the people's demands".
 
2013-07-01 10:41:31 AM  

Mithiwithi: Fledgling democracies seldom get it perfect their first election. We Americans were damn lucky to have George Washington, quite frankly. As far as I can tell from history, we basically voted him in as replacement king, not as an actual president, and it's a damn good thing for us he didn't want to be king.


This, him relinquishing control of the military very easily was the single most important point in our country's history.
 
2013-07-01 10:41:37 AM  

super hardon collider: go get you some book learnin..


He has book learning. The problem is the types of books he is learning from.
 
2013-07-01 10:41:46 AM  
i.qkme.me

//makes me chuckle everytime
 
2013-07-01 10:42:14 AM  
Is it really so strange that this charming man is going nowhere fast?
 
2013-07-01 10:43:38 AM  

FormlessOne: Here's the fun part - we supported the protestors when they went after Mubarak, because, hey, we like the democratic process, too. We cheered when democracy was installed. A democratic process occurred, and Morsy was elected. Sure, Morsy's a Muslim Brotherhood member, but if that's what a majority of their voting population chose for a leader, well, that's how democracy works.


He wasn't elected by a majority.  The Majority of Egyptians hate him.  The process they set up created a circus, and Morsi capitalized on the stupidity of it, and once in office started making changes to the Constitution to dig his heels in.
 
2013-07-01 10:45:19 AM  
Wow, brown people suck at building working democracies in two years
 
2013-07-01 10:45:29 AM  
Actually, I think egypt is learning. The fact that they're going against the muslim brotherhood is a very good sign that they aren't going to just let themselves get hoodwinked here. If they bring actual democracy to egypt instead of sharia law this would be very interesting.

Nobody said it'd only be 1 revolution to fix the problem, after all.
 
2013-07-01 10:46:36 AM  

Mithiwithi: I love how the Fark righties seem to think that we Fark lefties were all big fans of the Muslim Brotherhood


I never thought that.  No lefties here were hoping MB would gain control.  What they did was laugh at the right for thinking that what has happened would actually happen.
 
2013-07-01 10:46:42 AM  
 
2013-07-01 10:46:48 AM  
NostroZ:
This is what Democracy in the Middle East looks like, folks.  Get real... it failed in Afghanistan, it failed in Iraq, it's failing in Egypt... the only place it's successful in that region is Israel.

And Turkey, usually...
 
2013-07-01 10:46:59 AM  
//apparently, I must do EVERYTHING around here....   You guys are slipping.

Protestor in a coma, I know
I know - it's serious
Protestor in a coma, I know
I know - it's really serious
There were times when I could
Have "murdered" him
(But you know, I would hate
Anything to happen to him)

NO, I DON'T WANT TO FREE HIM

Do you really think
He'll pull through ?
Do you really think
He'll pull through ?
Do ...

Protestor in a coma, I know
I know - it's serious
My, my, my, my, my, my baby, goodbye

There were times when I could
Have "strangled" him
(But you know, I would hate
Anything to happen to him)
WOULD YOU PLEASE
LET ME SHOOT HIM !

Do you really think
He'll pull through ?
Do you really think
He'll pull through ?
Do ...
Let me whisper my last decrees
 
2013-07-01 10:47:56 AM  
Is this the Egyptian version of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791? Or is it Arab Srping 2: M.B. Boogaloo?
 
2013-07-01 10:48:18 AM  

Lady J: we're just about to book flights for Egypt, for holiday. cairo and Alexandria. Bad idea?

we're staying in the Hilton in Cairo which has a pool on the roof so if it all kicks off we can just not go out. I'd prefer to go out though, providing I won't get trampled by very angry men


The US State Department says not to go.
 
2013-07-01 10:50:38 AM  

ed315: Lady J: we're just about to book flights for Egypt, for holiday. cairo and Alexandria. Bad idea?

we're staying in the Hilton in Cairo which has a pool on the roof so if it all kicks off we can just not go out. I'd prefer to go out though, providing I won't get trampled by very angry men

The US State Department says not to go.


And look what they did to their own ambassador for ignoring the travel warming about Benghazi!
 
2013-07-01 10:51:31 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: NostroZ:
This is what Democracy in the Middle East looks like, folks.  Get real... it failed in Afghanistan, it failed in Iraq, it's failing in Egypt... the only place it's successful in that region is Israel.

And Turkey, usually...


Turkey is about to erupt.
In my humble opinion, it will be the epicenter of the next world war.
 
2013-07-01 10:52:29 AM  
Egypt has two revolutions in less than 3 years, and America can't even get incumbents out of office in Congress.  Step it up, people.
 
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