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Egypt: Military coup

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Morsi ArmyWell, it was / wasn’t fun while is lasted but it looks like Mursi is no longer in power and the military has (once again) taken over in Egypt.

Egypt state-run Al-Ahram quotes presidency source saying the army told Mursi at 7 p.m. (1700 gmt) that he was no longer president

In a speech on state TV defense minister Abdelfatah Al-Seesi announced the suspension of the constitution and said that a government of technocrats will be formed.

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July 3rd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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Egypt: Reverse Arab Spring

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In a turn of events that no one could have predicted (hint: sarcasm) it looks like it took just about two years for the new regime to fail as well and Mohamed Mursi will most likely soon go the same way as his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

According to Reuters:

CAIRO (Reuters) – President Mohamed Mursi clung to office on Tuesday after rebuffing an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt’s political crisis, and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood sought to mass its supporters to defend him.

But the Islamist leader looked increasingly isolated, with ministers resigning, the liberal opposition refusing to talk to him and the armed forces, backed by millions of protesters in the street, giving him until Wednesday to agree to share power.

In a defiant 2 a.m. statement, Mursi’s office said the president had not been consulted before the armed forces chief-of-staff set a 48-hour deadline for a power-sharing deal and would pursue his own plan for national reconciliation.

Newspapers across the political spectrum saw the military ultimatum as a turning point. “Last 48 hours of Muslim Brotherhood rule,” the opposition daily El Watan declared. “Egypt awaits the army,” said the state-owned El Akhbar.

Overall the whole “Arab Spring” of 2011 seems to be one giant clusterfuck with no end in sight. At least no peaceful, orderly end establishing democratic legitimized forms of government for Egypt, Libya, Syria or any other of the affected countries in the region. Quite to the contrary, the uprisings and demonstrations are spreading to neighboring countries like Turkey and Europe’s bottomless money-pit called Greece.

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July 2nd, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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21 ton US tear gas for Egypt

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Because everyone knows the new regime is always way better than the old regime…

Suez Port Employees Reveal 21-Ton US Tear Gas Order for Interior Ministry

Port workers in Suez refuse to receive initial seven ton shipment as the interior ministry looks to restock after firing tear gas at protesters in Egypt for six days last week

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Viva la revolution! No, wait…

Then again, without all those arms exports – I guess the US wouldn’t be exporting anything at all nowadays. And we can’t have that, can we? Somebody think about the children global economy!

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December 1st, 2011 at 1:41 am

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