Egypt President's days numbered

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    Egypt's Islamist leader opposes peace with Israel - Yahoo! News

    Gaza crisis: will Egypt come to regret its role as peacemaker? | World news | guardian.co.uk


    What a pity to waste that guy so fast.
    Probably was the most moderate from the pool of Egyptian personalities who can make it to presidency.
     
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    How much money is the U.S. sending to Morsi?
     
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    Looks like the people are getting upset again. First Mubarak now Morsi....The lesson here is be carful for what you ask for, you may get it.

    "Riding high on U.S. and international praise for mediating a Gaza cease-fire, Mohammed Morsi put himself above oversight and gave protection to the Islamist-led assembly writing a new constitution from a looming threat of dissolution by court order.

    But the move is likely to fuel growing public anger that he and his Muslim Brotherhood are seizing too much power."

    Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers - CBS News
     
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    Many may not like the site, but the information here is spot on:

    Obama Legitimizes Morsi’s Protection Racket


     
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    Egypt has government deficit of 11% of GDP.
    They secured financial-aid from regional countries and International Institutions.
    Egypt played it right in this "crisis", if they can deliver what is expected from them needs to be seen in coming days and weeks.

    Coming out of revolution Egypt is not stabilized yet. Competing views on where the country should go.
    President Mursi doesn't seem to sit tight in his saddle considering the different voices coming out of his "party".
    Now he has given him absolute powers and has tied his future to this "truce"-deal. If he falls there will be something friendly replacing him I'm sure.
     
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    Egypt has not come out of the revolution. Democracy is, in a sense, a way of continuing revolution by peaceful means, and Morsi's impatience with the workings of the democratic process is counter revolutionary.

    Morsi claims progress is being held up by judges appointed by Mubarrack, but the lawsuits they are hearing are being brought by the liberals who began and sustained the revolution the Muslim Brotherhood cashed in on. His move is a betrayal of the revolution and a betrayal of the aspirations of the people of Egypt for a democratic government.

    I suspect Morsi was emboldened to make this move because of the praise heaped upon by the Obama administration for his efforts to bring about a truce between Israel and the Gaza terrorists. Now Obama has to decide if America will stand for continuing progress toward democracy for the Egyptian people or if he will seek to use Egypt as a tool for US policy without regard for the interests of the Egyptian people.
     
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    It wasn't just the US that wanted a cease fire. But you Oblama haters will deny it, even with proof, so why waste the time to post it.
     
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    Mindless partisanship.
     
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    Looks like the Muslim Brotherhood intercepted the vote results...

    Egyptians narrowly back constitution, says Islamist official
    16 Dec.`12 - Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a two-stage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's party that sought a "yes" vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally.
     

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