Egypt- Morsi grants himself 'far-reaching' powers

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    "Far reaching" yea, when you grant yourself dictatorial powers, I'd say thats far reaching :lol:

    The judiciary is the only gov. mechanism left he hasn't neutered and here we are, he in has effect by decree, absenting himself from their reach.

    He neutered the military over the last several months by sacking the old guard in the command structure and installing his own, I posted then that that was the first and most dangerous step for him, as they were the only ones with the power to stop the MB if they had to be stopped, from doing exactly what Morsi is doing now.




    Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers

    CAIRO — Egypt's president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising.

    Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly.

    The Egyptian leader also decreed that all decisions he has made since taking office in June and until a new constitution is adopted and a new parliament is elected — which is not expected before next spring — are not subject to appeal in court or by any other authority. He also barred any court from dissolving the Islamist-led upper house of parliament, a largely toothless body that has also faced court cases.




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    Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers - Associated Press - POLITICO.com




    exit question; if this holds- who was the US and the ME better off with, Mubarak or Morsi?
     
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    Morsi is a true leader and Egyptian patriot who only wants the best for his country. :cool:
     
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    well, we've reached the limits of 'smart power' as the obama team describes their Foreign Policy ( an old term btw).

    2 months ago obama said; the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally, "but we don't consider them an enemy." Now, we aggrandize Morsi heavily by lauding his 'assistance' in brokering the cease fire, he then pockets his increased intl. stature and praise, heads back to Cairo and announces the last nail in the coffin of any 'democracy' or arab spring in Egypt....that's smart power?

    Hamas and the MB played this beautifully, gotta say. :clap2:
     
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    Egypt under Morsi will become a major force in the Middle East. :cool:
     
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    That's like saying Obama will make the US a superpower.

    Anyway, the fruition of the "Arab Spring". What can one expect from the Muslim and Arab world?
     
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    What f*ckin country helped get that Dictator in place?

    Oh yeah, the USA did.
     
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    Smart diplomacy. The world loves us now!
     
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    Democracy or an Islamic state? :eusa_eh:
     
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    as I inferred in my exit Question in the OP- when you install or support an SOB, its best hes OUR SOB;)
     

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