Mursi’s grip is slipping


"Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi seems to have "lost control over the security forces", the BBC's Khaled Ezzelarab has said.
He was speaking after anti-government protesters in Egypt stormed the national headquarters of the president's Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo."  BBC


There were several hundred thousand people in the streets yesterday.  They do not want to go quietly into a dark night of medievalism. 

"Now's the time and now's the hour!"

The US government loves elections.  The results of elections do not seem to matter to the brilliant minds in the WH and State Department.

The Egyptian Army should consider its position.

The MSM in the US is trying to ignore this situation in its slavish service to the WH. 

On the Palestine "front" much the same thing is happening.  Kerry's total failure is being covered up as best the MSM can manage.   pl,0,1794838.story

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14 Responses to Mursi’s grip is slipping

  1. The Twisted Genius says:

    Looks like the military just gave Morsi 48 hours to solve the crisis or they will. I’ll leave it to Colonel Lang to parse the nuances of the actual statement. Wether the current military has the discipline to remain intact is another question.

  2. Matthew says:

    Col: Hasn’t Kerry noticed that all those promises of “no daylight” between us and Israel and “eternal support” for Israel’s “security” have neutered America’s ability to act as a mediator?
    The man is merely wasting jet fuel at this point.

  3. steve says:

    I have no idea what will come after the Obama administration is over.
    However, I do not think that the grip of insanity regarding our foreign policy will relax regardless of whether a democrat or republican is elected in 2016.
    I am not sure what it will take to change course. At this point I am pessimistic enough to think only something truly and unfortunately catastrophic will cause more rational heads to take charge.

  4. Castellio says:

    Kerry’s job isn’t to create a two state solution; his job is to provide material to the US media to claim a two state solution is possible. This does two things: it deflects attention from the on-going land grabs from Palestinians and Bedouins; it maintains the illusion (for those who want to believe) of a willing Israeli state.
    In other words, he’s doing his job as it has been defined for well on fifty years.

  5. DH says:

    Instant mass communication and an over-seeing military seem to be the determining factors here, just like Turkey.

  6. Fred says:

    I was wondering why he met Netanyahu in Jerusalem since we don’t recognize that as the capital of Israel.

  7. zanzibar says:

    When the Tahrir Square twitterettes were all the rage, I know I was skeptical as I noted to some derision here at SST.
    Morsi it seems won an election fair & square. If he is ousted because enough people massed in the streets, then what does it mean for the next one on the “throne”?
    Unfortunately for the Egyptians their society seems deeply divided. How can anyone gain legitimacy in an environment of deprivation as their economy slides?
    We are seeing social unrest from Brazil to Turkey. Civil war in Syria with many outside parties involved. Kicking the can down the road in the west as no state can come to grips with it’s finances. Japan on a kamikaze mission to inflate while trying to thread the needle that rates don’t make their debt untenable. The Chinese walking a tightrope that their shadow credit structure does not bring down their unbalanced economy.
    Are we headed to global violence and destruction to bleed the pressure?

  8. Bill H says:

    Pretty nice summary. Well, perhaps “succinct” would be a better word. “Nice” it is not.

  9. robt willmann says:

    And now we have the amusing “Morsi Timer”, set up on the Internet to count down the 48 hours Morsi (Mursi) has been given by the Egyptian military to resolve the political mess before it presents and implements a “road map” to stabilize Egypt; the military’s statement about a “road map”, translated into plain English, means “or else”–

  10. Charles I says:

    Our FM John Baird did the same thing just before meeting with the Palestinians. It was not an accident.

  11. Carl O. says:

    “The US government loves elections. The results of elections do not seem to matter to the brilliant minds in the WH and State Department.”
    It seems to me that results DO matter. US Ambassador Anne Patterson’s recent antics in Cairo suggest that, indeed, the Obama Administration does support the results of the last election in Egypt (that is, the Muslim Brotherhood in power), whereas in 2006, Obama’s predecessor rejected the outcome of the election in Gaza.

  12. turcopolier says:

    Carl O
    I guess you don’t comprehend that I too think that results matter. pl

  13. Alba Etie says:

    Chicken Noodle News & MSMNBC or reporting Morsi ‘under military arrest “. Wonder when & if the Egyptian Civil War starts .

  14. The beaver says:

    Looks like a military coup is underway if I follow Alahram well.

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