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(Washington Post)   ♫Pressure pushing down on me, Opressing down on you, no Morsi ask for, Under pressure that burns a pyramid down, Splits a government in two, Puts people on streets♫ (Your Egyptian deadline/coup thread. Deadline ends at 4pm Cairo time)   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 95
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2013-07-03 07:59:51 AM
shiat goes down at 10am EST
 
2013-07-03 08:20:20 AM
Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?
 
2013-07-03 08:23:15 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?


the economy sucks, Morsi is a dick?, Muslim Brotherhood are the real power behind the throne. Morsi refuses to work with any of the opposition groups. the army craves power?

arguably, any of these are the real reasons for the riots...or all of them are the real reasons for the riots
 
2013-07-03 08:25:03 AM

somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?

the economy sucks, Morsi is a dick?, Muslim Brotherhood are the real power behind the throne. Morsi refuses to work with any of the opposition groups. the army craves power?

arguably, any of these are the real reasons for the riots...or all of them are the real reasons for the riots


Thanks.  So no real identifiable "main grievance".  Just shiatty governance.
 
2013-07-03 08:25:47 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?

the economy sucks, Morsi is a dick?, Muslim Brotherhood are the real power behind the throne. Morsi refuses to work with any of the opposition groups. the army craves power?

arguably, any of these are the real reasons for the riots...or all of them are the real reasons for the riots

Thanks.  So no real identifiable "main grievance".  Just shiatty governance.


do you really need  a reason to stage a coup?
 
2013-07-03 08:29:05 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?

the economy sucks, Morsi is a dick?, Muslim Brotherhood are the real power behind the throne. Morsi refuses to work with any of the opposition groups. the army craves power?

arguably, any of these are the real reasons for the riots...or all of them are the real reasons for the riots

Thanks.  So no real identifiable "main grievance".  Just shiatty governance.


Pretty much Morsi decided that it'd be cool to try the whole "dictator" thing, luckily some judges have said no thank you to that, but he's still trying. I don't know what he was thinking. Maybe that Mubarak got away with it for 30 years so maybe he could. Completely disregarding the fact that it was these same people who put him into power.
 
2013-07-03 08:32:30 AM
Hmm.
 
2013-07-03 08:58:34 AM
Ah, the rare "Pro-democracy military coup".
 
2013-07-03 09:00:47 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?


government elected democratically, them said government went ahead dismantling their constitution and turning into dictatorship (at the very least, setting themselves to become such), what the people revolted against in the first place
 
2013-07-03 09:01:05 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Does anyone have a succinct explanation about what the protestors are so pissed about?


Judging from the headline, I'd guess something about Vanilla Ice.
 
2013-07-03 09:01:05 AM
Subby, take a bow.  HOTY material here.
 
2013-07-03 09:01:18 AM

WTF Indeed: Ah, the rare "Pro-democracy military coup".


The egyptian army has a history of doing stuff like this, and returning power. Had they not done this 2 years ago, mubarack would have slaughtered people.
 
2013-07-03 09:01:37 AM

somedude210


do you really need a reason to stage a coup?


It helps. This particular one seems to be against an unethical government doing bad things.

In other words it's a coup d'evil.
 
2013-07-03 09:03:10 AM
Morsi may be a dick, but if part of being a democracy was overthrowing anyone that a few people didn't like, the US would have collapsed a long, long time ago. Vote Morsi out. What is happening now is counterproductive.
 
2013-07-03 09:03:42 AM
Opressing?
 
2013-07-03 09:05:04 AM
Morsi should Walk Like an Egyptian...
 
2013-07-03 09:05:33 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu


Opressing?


It's like 'opossum': the 'o' is silent.
 
2013-07-03 09:06:34 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Morsi may be a dick, but if part of being a democracy was overthrowing anyone that a few people didn't like, the US would have collapsed a long, long time ago. Vote Morsi out. What is happening now is counterproductive.


They're afraid if they wait out his term he will have consolidated power to the point that he'll be in for good.  IMHO, if he's stayed sorta right-center instead of allying himself with the far right, he'd probably still be OK.
 
2013-07-03 09:08:34 AM
I've got Morsi dying in the Presidential palace.
 
2013-07-03 09:09:08 AM
The Muslim Council will have to take control of the presidency to ensure a peaceful transition to a new government and a new leadership for Egypt.

To a dark pyramid this line of thought takes us. Great care we must take.
 
2013-07-03 09:09:30 AM
My short term prediction is that Morsi gets kicked out by the military. The military forms some kind of interim government until the general public can elect a new one. The Muslim Brotherhood goes all terrorist.
 
2013-07-03 09:10:10 AM
You can never find a mummy death squad when you need one.
 
2013-07-03 09:10:10 AM
Morsi to protestors: "I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. Why do you come here, when you know it makes things hard for me?"
 
2013-07-03 09:10:37 AM

urbangirl: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Morsi may be a dick, but if part of being a democracy was overthrowing anyone that a few people didn't like, the US would have collapsed a long, long time ago. Vote Morsi out. What is happening now is counterproductive.

They're afraid if they wait out his term he will have consolidated power to the point that he'll be in for good.  IMHO, if he's stayed sorta right-center instead of allying himself with the far right, he'd probably still be OK.


Pretty much this. He's been taking steps to ensure that Egypt's first democratic election is it's most democratic election. Ever.
 
2013-07-03 09:11:36 AM
Mmm badada

//damn it, it's stuck in my head now.
 
2013-07-03 09:12:44 AM
Also, if you haven't bought gas yet today, do it ASAP before the Canal fears sweep the entire market.
 
2013-07-03 09:12:51 AM
So what's the game plan? Elect a new guy that cannot possibly meet the nebulous demands of the eternally pissed off, then have the military oust him in a year?
 
2013-07-03 09:13:55 AM

Arkanaut: Mmm badada

//damn it, it's stuck in my head now.


Me too.  But,

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 09:14:01 AM

WTF Indeed: Also, if you haven't bought gas yet today, do it ASAP before the Canal fears sweep the entire market.


Holiday tomorrow + this = gas up 44 cents overnight by me.
 
2013-07-03 09:15:16 AM
Subby, you didn't warn the wimmins and children in your headline.

/women and children please stay away from the activities, for you will surly be in it if you're too close.
 
2013-07-03 09:17:33 AM

HotWingConspiracy: So what's the game plan? Elect a new guy that cannot possibly meet the nebulous demands of the eternally pissed off, then have the military oust him in a year?


I don't think it's a matter of unreasonable demands. I think it's a matter of the perception that Morsi is under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood that's the problem for the protesters. Or, whatever. I don't really know. I haven't given any attention to the Egyptian thing for quite a while.
 
2013-07-03 09:18:09 AM
I got ten bucks on the natives!

/obscure?
//don't care, this is gonna be good!
 
2013-07-03 09:21:53 AM

Cythraul: HotWingConspiracy: So what's the game plan? Elect a new guy that cannot possibly meet the nebulous demands of the eternally pissed off, then have the military oust him in a year?

I don't think it's a matter of unreasonable demands. I think it's a matter of the perception that Morsi is under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood that's the problem for the protesters. Or, whatever. I don't really know. I haven't given any attention to the Egyptian thing for quite a while.


Morsi was consolidating his power ala becoming a dictator. He was also allowing supporters to systematically eliminate other Muslim groups and Coptic Christians. Basically, the Army(All trained and educated in the US) would prefer ethnic violence not ring out.
 
2013-07-03 09:23:23 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: Subby, you didn't warn the wimmins and children in your headline.

/women and children please stay away from the activities, for you will surly be in it if you're too close.


Stop calling Subby surly.
 
2013-07-03 09:23:43 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Morsi may be a dick, but if part of being a democracy was overthrowing anyone that a few people didn't like, the US would have collapsed a long, long time ago. Vote Morsi out. What is happening now is counterproductive.


That's exactly what they wanted to do. So Morsi said "no elections for the forseeable future."  That's what kicked this off.

My friend in Cairo, Mayer, sent me a picture of Tahrir Square:

i42.tinypic.com

Moderate Muslims and Christians have been very vocal about fighting the hardline extremists.
 
2013-07-03 09:26:46 AM
Another great photo:

i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-03 09:27:09 AM

Comic Book Guy: Subby, take a bow.  HOTY material here.


Is it wrong that I read this HOTYC picturing Opus and Bill singing it in a Bloom County 3-framer?

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Morsi may be a dick, but if part of being a democracy was overthrowing anyone that a few people didn't like, the US would have collapsed a long, long time ago. Vote Morsi out. What is happening now is counterproductive.


If our Presidents had the powers of Morsi or Mubarak, we probably would have.  Imagine Jackson or Nixon being able to pull levers of power like that.  "Being a (representative) democracy" means being organized democratically from the bottom up, not from the top down.  Egypt's reformers might be better off encouraging municipalities & regions to get their acts together first, then send representatives to a confab to sort out how they will work together as a country.  Sure, have a President, but with limited authority & term so he doesn't have a chance to mess up the whole country before being replaced.
 
2013-07-03 09:28:14 AM

urbangirl: They're afraid if they wait out his term he will have consolidated power to the point that he'll be in for good. IMHO, if he's stayed sorta right-center instead of allying himself with the far right, he'd probably still be OK.


something the modern GOP could learn if they want to hold power in more than congress.

Comic Book Guy: Subby, take a bow.  HOTY material here.


I didn't think so, but if you insist *bows*
 
2013-07-03 09:28:36 AM

WTF Indeed: I've got Morsi dying in the Presidential palace.


With Col. Mustard and a revolver.
 
2013-07-03 09:30:21 AM
The fun part of this all is that the arms trade from Libya to the Middle East runs through Egypt so there are some serious heavy weapons in the country not controlled by the military.
 
2013-07-03 09:33:07 AM
The 14:30 deadline has passed! Lets get this civil war started!
 
2013-07-03 09:35:21 AM
: (

Egypt holiday cancelled. it was the 40 sexual assualts on women reported during the protests on Sunday that really swung it
 
2013-07-03 09:36:27 AM
If Morsi leaves office, I wonder if The Smiths will get back together...
 
2013-07-03 09:37:06 AM

somedude210: urbangirl: They're afraid if they wait out his term he will have consolidated power to the point that he'll be in for good. IMHO, if he's stayed sorta right-center instead of allying himself with the far right, he'd probably still be OK.

something the modern GOP could learn if they want to hold power in more than congress.

Comic Book Guy: Subby, take a bow.  HOTY material here.

I didn't think so, but if you insist *bows*


For making a decent Under Pressure reference (and also getting the song stuck in my head, a favor I won't soon forget), it's a winnar in my book. :)
 
2013-07-03 09:37:46 AM

WTF Indeed: The 14:30 deadline has passed! Lets get this civil war started!


shiat starts at 4 cairo time, or 10 est
 
2013-07-03 09:39:00 AM

somedude210: WTF Indeed: The 14:30 deadline has passed! Lets get this civil war started!

shiat starts at 4 cairo time, or 10 est


Per local Cairo news the deadline was 14:30 local time.
 
2013-07-03 09:39:45 AM

Cythraul: HotWingConspiracy: So what's the game plan? Elect a new guy that cannot possibly meet the nebulous demands of the eternally pissed off, then have the military oust him in a year?

I don't think it's a matter of unreasonable demands. I think it's a matter of the perception that Morsi is under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood that's the problem for the protesters. Or, whatever. I don't really know. I haven't given any attention to the Egyptian thing for quite a while.


I think most Egyptians would be fine with a leader that was at least making an effort to improve the lives of all Egyptians, rather than just grabbing everything he can for his friends.
 
2013-07-03 09:40:41 AM

WTF Indeed: The fun part of this all is that the arms trade from Libya to the Middle East runs through Egypt so there are some serious heavy weapons in the country not controlled by the military.


Besides the U.S. stuff...... I'm thinking our billions have bought the military so there will be no coup, just a change of leadership. If needed


/no coup at all...
 
2013-07-03 09:41:58 AM
For those interested and have a twitter account follow @BlogsofWar for real time updates.
 
2013-07-03 09:41:58 AM

Comic Book Guy: For making a decent Under Pressure reference (and also getting the song stuck in my head, a favor I won't soon forget), it's a winnar in my book. :)


noted. always happy to help.
 
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