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Egypt Military Coup

Posted by feww on July 4, 2013

Military ousts Morsi, suspends Egyptian constitution

Egypt’s first democratically elected president has been ousted by the military leaders, a year after coming to office.

  • The military has put Morsi under house arrest, and arrested the top Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
  • At least 46 people  have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes between Morsi’s supporters and his opponents since Sunday.
  • The most powerful man in the country now is the head of Egypt’s armed forces, Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi.

“The address of the president yesterday did not meet the demands of the masses of the people,” Sissi said,  adding that the military is drawing a roadmap with various groups  to put an end to “the state of division.”

“The military’s roadmap consists of dissolving the constitution and holding early presidential elections,” he said.

U.S. military contacts with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi date back more than 30 years, when he took a U.S. infantry basic training course at Fort Benning in Georgia in 1981, said a report quoting U.S. officials.

Meanwhile, President Morsi’s office released a statement concerning his ouster by the military:

“Dr. Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt, emphasizes that the measures declared by the Chief Command of Armed Forces represent a military coup d’état, which we categorically reject, in whole or part by all the honest honorable men who struggled for the transformation to democracy. The president stresses, in his capacity as the president of the republic and chief commander of armed forces, that all the citizens, civilians and militarians, leaders and soldiers, are required to adhere to the Constitution and law; not to respond to this coup which will throw Egypt back to the dark ages; and to maintain peaceful behaviors and avoid bloodshed.”

On December 18, 2011, FIRE-EARTH commented:

  • At least a dozen demonstrators have been killed and about 500 others wounded by the Egyptian army following a third day of clashes in a new round of uprising as the winter of the so called “Arab Spring” deepens.
  • Increasingly, the Egyptians are realizing that what they actually participated in wasn’t a “revolution,” but a coup d’etat, cunningly orchestrated by the military and its paymasters and carried out on the back of a mass uprising.
  • Egypt is Israel’s next-door neighbor. Hell would freeze over before Egyptians are allowed to have a functioning democracy!

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