Morsi’s Clock Is Winding Down

Like sand through the hourglass…

(Reuters) – Egypt’s army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi each pledged his life to defy the other as a deadline approached on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

The military chiefs, wanting to restore order in a country racked by protests over Mursi’s Islamist policies, issued a call to battle in a statement headlined “The Final Hours”. They said they were willing to shed blood against “terrorists and fools” after Mursi refused to give up his elected office.

Mursi said, “The price … is my life.”

A report in Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said it expected Mursi to either step down or be removed from office and that the army would set up a three-member presidential council to be chaired by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Boy, this “Arab Spring” stuff has really turned out well under the cool wise guiding hand of Obama and Hillary, eh?

7 Responses to “Morsi’s Clock Is Winding Down”

  1. JeffS says:

    Everything Obama handles is an epic disaster. Add in Hillary’s delicate touch, and it becoming an effin’ catastrophe.

  2. Syd B. says:

    Regardless of how it turns out in Egypt, they’re not going to be fans of the US. This points out the consequences of a disastrous foreign policy. I hope people remember this when Hillary starts prancing around in 2016 campaign mode.

  3. mojo says:

    Mursi said, “The price … is my life.”


  4. aelfheld says:

    The phrase ‘Arab Spring’ brings this to mind. Every time.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Sorry – but it’s not Obama. It’s just the Mideast. It’s not Obama or Bush/Bush or Reagan or even Carter. Or maybe it’s ALL of them. The ONLY thing the Mideast bows to is overwhelming strength. AND NO ONE on either side of the fence, has shown that.

  6. Rob says:

    I’m with Kathy on this. Here’s my idea: Next time one of these powder kegs goes off in one of these places, how about we just say, “Next man up”? Belgium, you’re next, and then Netherlands, France, and Denmark.

  7. Syd B. says:

    How’s this for a Headline?

    US Funded Egyptian Military Overthrows US Supported Egyptian Government

    The story writes itself.

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