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Egypt President wrestles with army. Win or lose?

Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/07/10 21:25:43
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Today the President, the People’s Assembly, and the Supreme Court had
a showdown. But the Army is surely watching. And on that showdown hangs
the future of Egypt and whether it will go to war again.


Morsi recalled
the People’s Assembly, thus openly defying the Court. The Assembly sat
for five minutes. But it also said it would get other legal opinions on
whether the Supreme Court acted properly last June.


The Supreme Court swiftly answered the President and Assembly. They ruled
that Morsi had no legal right to recall the Assembly. Several people
gathered in Liberation Square in Cairo to protest the ruling.


So now, as the Los Angeles Times said (even before the Court ruled today), the President and the Army are fighting for power. The Times
seems to think that the Army must be careful not to rile the people, or
Egypt’s treaty partners. The editors also said that this is only the
beginning.


Barack H. Obama, putative President of the US, doesn’t seem to want
to say out loud whom he wants to win this fight. Yesterday he said he
would meet Morsi at the White House this September, when the UN General
Assembly meets. Now (according to UPI) he says he’ll see Morsi at the UN.


Morsi has gone all-out, and is fighting to win. If he blinks before
the Army now, no one in the Middle East will take him seriously. The
world will know that he can threaten to break treaties and go to war all
he wants, but if the Army does not want to march, it will not march.


To win, Morsi will have to replace the commanding field marshal and
maybe every general with any real authority. The only questions then
will be:


  1. How fast will Egypt break its treaty with Israel? And:
  2. Can Morsi find a general who can succeed where Nasser’s and Sadat’s generals failed so miserably in 1967 and 1973?

So what say you? Will Morsi win his wrestling match with the Army? Or will he lose?

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  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/10 22:12:35
    Lose
    Chi~Cat
    +6
    Hmmmm, apparently he has a quagmire on ITs hands. What's Morsi going to do? Boom, boom, out go the lights.

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  • Undecided
    ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +4
    It is scary situation in that region!
  • voice_matters 2012/07/10 22:32:09
    Undecided
    voice_matters
    +1
    hard to figure it out right now
  • Don Leuty 2012/07/10 22:22:26
    Lose
    Don Leuty
    +3
    It is unwise to attempt to bite an alligator in the mouth.
  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/10 22:12:35
    Lose
    Chi~Cat
    +6
    Hmmmm, apparently he has a quagmire on ITs hands. What's Morsi going to do? Boom, boom, out go the lights.
  • Contarded Guru Chickenhawk 2012/07/10 21:53:01
  • Quietma... Contard... 2012/07/10 22:14:46
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    The problem is we don't know who counted the votes.
  • Contard... Quietma... 2012/07/10 22:18:36
  • Quietma... Contard... 2012/07/10 22:25:36
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    Considering the alternative, yes.
  • Contard... Quietma... 2012/07/10 22:46:12
  • Quietma... Contard... 2012/07/10 23:08:16
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    If can't comprehend how much worse things would be if Gore or Kerry had won you're not dealing in reality!
  • Contard... Quietma... 2012/07/11 11:27:08
  • Quietma... Contard... 2012/07/11 15:20:03
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Right. Sadam was the one killing thousands of his own people!
  • Contard... Quietma... 2012/07/11 15:25:34
  • Israel Quietma... 2012/07/11 11:00:26
  • Temlako... Contard... 2012/07/10 22:48:01
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +7
    All I'm asking you to consider is: what will the Egyptian Army do? Will they actually take orders from Morsi to go to war? How much do you want to bet on that?
  • Contard... Temlako... 2012/07/10 22:55:02
  • Prairie... Temlako... 2012/07/11 00:01:58 (edited)
    Prairie Wind
    +3
    "Youssef Abdel Hafiz who works in the private sector says he voted for Morsi but has now shifted 180 degrees because the president "violated a ruling of the constitutional court." He also expressed suspicion about Morsi's background as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, which many see as a secretive organization."

    "He says President Morsi announced that he broke with the Muslim Brotherhood but he did not, and now takes his decisions from the Brotherhood's highest ranks. He says the people just want him to make his decisions as an individual and the nation will support him, but if the Brotherhood gives him an agenda to execute they will reject that."

    "In what some here see as a sign that relations between the president and the military's top ranks have not completely broken down, Morsi and the head of the military council appeared together Monday at a military graduation ceremony."
    Source: http://www.globalsecurity.org...
    10 July 2012

    Euronews has this link discussing the "showdown" between Morisi and the Egyptian military.
    http://www.euronews.com/2012/...

    UPDATE:

    Egypt's Parliament Meets in Defiance of Military Council's High Court Ruling

    "Many also wonder if Morsi's decision regarding parliament will create discord, or even an actual clash, between him and the r...





    "Youssef Abdel Hafiz who works in the private sector says he voted for Morsi but has now shifted 180 degrees because the president "violated a ruling of the constitutional court." He also expressed suspicion about Morsi's background as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, which many see as a secretive organization."

    "He says President Morsi announced that he broke with the Muslim Brotherhood but he did not, and now takes his decisions from the Brotherhood's highest ranks. He says the people just want him to make his decisions as an individual and the nation will support him, but if the Brotherhood gives him an agenda to execute they will reject that."

    "In what some here see as a sign that relations between the president and the military's top ranks have not completely broken down, Morsi and the head of the military council appeared together Monday at a military graduation ceremony."
    Source: http://www.globalsecurity.org...
    10 July 2012

    Euronews has this link discussing the "showdown" between Morisi and the Egyptian military.
    http://www.euronews.com/2012/...

    UPDATE:

    Egypt's Parliament Meets in Defiance of Military Council's High Court Ruling

    "Many also wonder if Morsi's decision regarding parliament will create discord, or even an actual clash, between him and the ruling military council.
    "The president's decree created a crisis. We are witnessing a huge power struggle," Fathi Desouki of the Egyptian Democratic Party told CNN.
    "U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters on Tuesday that Egypt's path to democracy is not an easy. "

    Source: Christian Post AFRICA http://global.christianpost.c...

    The consequences here are mutualy understood.
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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/07/10 21:28:00
    Lose
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +6
    Morsi has gone all-out, all right. But he will lose. The Army will give him a chance to back down. He probably won't take it. Then a secret War of Long Knives will begin. A war that the Army, not Morsi, will win.

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