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Egypt's army is reportedly preparing a coup after President Mohamed Mursi declared that he would...

Egypt's army is reportedly preparing a coup after President Mohamed Mursi declared that he would not bow to demands from protestors to step down. On Monday, army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gave Mursi until 5 pm today (11 am ET) to come to an agreement with opposition leaders in order to end widespread unrest. Should the deadline pass without a deal, the army has a plan to remove Mursi, suspend the constitution and install an interim government pending new elections. The turmoil has caused oil prices to spike, while Egyptian shares surged 4.9% yesterday.
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  • User 353732
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    Dictators; thugs and terrorists continue to struggle for power in the Middle East as they have done for generations.
    In the absence of a cultural reset there can be no moral and hence political reset in Egypt: hate and envy can start a revolution but they cannot deliver on any positive change.
    3 Jul 2013, 05:21 AM Reply Like
  • Nanush
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    There is a truthful Arabic language joke:

     

    An elderly couple, Abu Ahmed and Um Ahmed wanted to nap, but kids were playing soccer directly bellow their window. Abu Ahmed went to the window, and shouted "they are giving away dates in the mosque on the other side of the village." The kids ran away, and he climbed back into bed"
    Two minutes later he got up and got dress. "Where are you going? Asked Um Ahmed. "Didn't you hear? They're giving away FREE dates at the mosque on the other side of the village!"
    3 Jul 2013, 07:41 AM Reply Like
  • Remyngton
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    Egypt = circling the drain
    3 Jul 2013, 12:17 PM Reply Like
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