Amazing developments in Egypt

1. The Egyptian army told the govt. it has 48 hours to meet the peoples demands.

A spokesperson for the General Command of the Armed Forces, speaking in an audio statement broadcast by state television, gave all political groups in Egypt a 48-hour grace period to respond to the demands of the people.

2. The Muslim Brotherhood vows retaliation.

3. More updates and developments here

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  1. Egypt’s Brotherhood is panicking, Western capitals are confused

    Western capitals were surprised by the scale of Sunday’s anti-Morsi protests; Washington may be forced to drop President Morsi like it did Mubarak

    “I want to tell the US administration: you are so fake because when you talk about democracy you don’t really mean it. You supported [ousted President Hosni] Mubarak for 30 years because he was serving your interests and when you found someone else [President Mohamed Morsi] who could serve these interests you decided to support him – against the will of the population,” said Madiha, a woman in her 30s protesting near the presidential palace in Heliopolis on Sunday.

    Wearing a headscarf in the colours of the Egyptian flag, Madiha, a pharmacist, said that she could not believe “the stupidity of the Americans. They are making the same mistakes; they are siding with the dictator and I am sure that in a few days they will realise they’ve made a mistake and they will try to convince us that they were on our side. But this time it will not work.”

    There were even larger demonstrators in Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation. For Western diplomats in Cairo and in Western capitals, especially Washington, it was a surprise to see millions of demonstrators demanding a premature end to the four-year term of Morsi, the Muslim Brother who made it “from prison to palace.”

    In the words of one European diplomat in Cairo, “This is so much bigger than what we anticipated. I mean even bigger than we were anticipating yesterday [Saturday] when it was becoming clear that the demonstrations would be bigger than we had anticipated,” she said.

    Until last week, Washington was under the impression that “nothing really big is expected in Cairo” and only a few thousand middle class people who had never liked the Muslim Brotherhood would show up.

    By sunset in Cairo, the number of demonstrators was growing and according to Ahram Online sources there was an extended debate in Washington over whether or not the US should go beyond the “we are concerned and all parties must talk” comments adopted by US President Barack Obama two days ago, or if the line should be to “wait and see” the outcome to make sure that it was not a one-day show of strength by Mubarak regime remnants.

    “[The US] is confused; they are not sure what to predict simply because nobody knows how things will unfold. I think when it becomes clearer that the people will stick to their demands and the number of demonstrators will not decline in the next few days, then one can expect a shift of the announced position from the US – especially because it seems clear the army is not going to turn against the people,” one Washington-based foreign diplomat said.

    more on the page :

    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/75363/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-Brotherhood-is-panicking,-Western-capitals-.aspx

  2. “Washington may be forced to drop President Morsi like it did Mubarak”

    They should have stuck by an ally in the 1st place.

    Answar Sadat stuck by the Shah of Iran, which is not a real popular move. But then Sadat was a statesman in addition to being a politician. All we have are politicians, who are their to aggrandize themselves and fool themselves into thinking they are good people.

  3. Egypt’s presidency defies threat of military coup

    Mohamed Morsi aide says army will not be able to act on 48-hour ultimatum over political unrest without US approval

    The presidency indicated that it viewed the statement as a coup d’etat, and implied that Morsi was safe as long as his administration still had US support.

    “Obviously we feel this is a military coup,” a presidential aide said. “But the conviction within the presidency is that [the coup] won’t be able to move forward without American approval.”

    The aide’s comments implied that the presidency was hopeful of continued American support. They also suggested the presidency was banking on the likelihood that the military would not risk upsetting America, which provides it with significant funding. The US ambassador to Egypt has spent recent days trying to persuade opposition figures to engage in dialogue with Morsi instead of supporting protests.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/01/egypts-presidency-defies-threat-military-coup

  4. ” The US ambassador to Egypt has spent recent days trying to persuade opposition figures to engage in dialogue with Morsi instead of supporting protests.”

    U.S. diplomats supporting the truly bad and incompetent because the alternative may be worse?

  5. Egyptian Islamist Wasat party headquarters firebombed

    CAIRO (Reuters) – The headquarters of the moderate Egyptian Islamist party Wasat was set on fire on Monday, in an expansion of attacks on Islamist organisations across the country.

    Unidentified assailants threw petrol bombs at the building.

    Earlier on Monday, the headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood was overrun by youths who ransacked the building after those inside were evacuated following a night of violence that killed eight people.

    The Wasat Party was founded in the 1990s by former members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood but was not officially permitted until after the 2011 uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.

    The party has allied itself with the Brotherhood since President Mohamed Mursi took office a year ago. It proposed a draft law for judicial reform in the Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament, sparking a revolt among thousands of judges earlier this year.

    http://www.thestar.com.my/News/World/2013/07/02/Egyptian-Islamist-Wasat-party-headquarters-firebombed.aspx

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