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Egypt: The Worlds Newest Dictatorship


Ulster-Lad

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The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has issued an order prohibiting any court challenges on any orders or degrees he has instituted since taking office. He has in fact made himself a dictator.

He the words of Mohamed ElBaradei he has become the "New Pharaoh".

This comes on the heels of him brokering a ceasefire in Gaza and being praised in his efforts by Obama.

Abdel-Halim Qandil, editor of as-Sawt newspaper, told al-Jazeera TV: "Morsi was elected a president. Now he is behaving like a king. This is a coup against the Egyptian revolution."
Shadi Hamid, of the Brookings Institute thinktank, said: "This is not about amassing more power but preventing a challenge in the courts to the power he already he has. Morsi does not have much respect for those opposing him in any case. He sees them – and their use of the courts – as trouble-making and self-interested.
Mohamed Morsi bars court challenges and orders Hosni Mubarak retrial | World news | The Guardian
 

southwestkerry

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Well Egypt has history so can not say I am surprised.
 
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john moriarty

I am a bit surprised. I was
expecting him to maintain
at least a certain veneer.
 

Ulster-Lad

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former wesleyan

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I am a bit surprised. I was
expecting him to maintain
at least a certain veneer.
Really ? He's like the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza whom everyone likes to say are the democratically elected government there. But they're not; they've overshot the PA charters stipulations for elections by two years now. Salafists believe in one election one time and their behaviour clearly demonstrates this.
 

Analyzer

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Disaster up ahead for Egypt.
 

rapparree

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Really ? He's like the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza whom everyone likes to say are the democratically elected government there. But they're not; they've overshot the PA charters stipulations for elections by two years now. Salafists believe in one election one time and their behaviour clearly demonstrates this.

not to be pedantic but the noor/nour party are the salafists in egypt , the muslim brotherhood are a different strand altogther
 

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All the lefties are in hiding now.

The arab spring lol.

They voted in theocracy once they got democracy!
 
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john moriarty

Really ? He's like the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza whom everyone likes to say are the democratically elected government there. But they're not; they've overshot the PA charters stipulations for elections by two years now. Salafists believe in one election one time and their behaviour clearly demonstrates this.
I did say "veneer". The annual ± $4B
is not to be sniffed at no matter how
much he might hate the great satan.
I expected any Fundi madness to go
on strictly 'off camera'.
 
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eoghanacht

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It's all about the Suez man!
 

eoghanacht

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All the lefties are in hiding now.

The arab spring lol.

They voted in theocracy once they got democracy!

Shall we invade and impose democracy upon them?
 

henryhill

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This is bad news, but we need to be careful with what language we throw around. The Arab world has always been short on rule of law, but this doesn't set him up as a dictator.
 

Gurdiev

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Utterly, utterly depressing.
 

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In fairness the socialists within Egypt are disgusted with the Islamists.

The phony lefties in the West, who are busy bailing out bankers are cool with the Mullahs, and are patronizing towards the left in Egypt.
 

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"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss" - The Who.
Not very clever making this announcement on a Thursday, does he not know how the arab spring protest cycle works? Friday tomorrow, million man marches being called all over the shop.
 

eoghanacht

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In fairness the socialists within Egypt are disgusted with the Islamists.

The phony lefties in the West, who are busy bailing out bankers are cool with the Mullahs, and are patronizing towards the left in Egypt.
Can you name these phony lefties, I can't tell one suit from another such terms are becoming redundant
 

Partizan

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In fairness the socialists within Egypt are disgusted with the Islamists.

The phony lefties in the West, who are busy bailing out bankers are cool with the Mullahs, and are patronizing towards the left in Egypt.
He's got the blessing of the Teleprompter Man so the US will look the other way while the MB begin clamping down on anyone they dont like, i.e. secularists, liberals, democrats, socialists and the Copts.
 
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