My heart is torn between East and West. I live somewhere between the present and the past. I don't know who I am.
BREAKING: Al Jazeera’s Cairo offices have been taken over by the military live on air and its staff have been detained. The offices and channels of many other TV channels in Egypt have also been taken over by the military including Egyptian state TV.
This is absolutely terrifying and the biggest affront to democracy that Egypt has witnessed since Mubarak’s dictatorship.
Let’s get something straight:
Just because it’s a popular coup does not mean that what we’re seeing in Egypt is not a coup d’état. Don’t be fooled by those who say that the army in Egypt has just “sided with the people.” What we’re seeing in Egypt is a military coup in every sense of the word. It’s a complete disaster and one which will have severe repercussions on the political process in Egypt for decades to come!
hey you guys wanna hear something funny
the military is late to their own coup
(at least we know they’re really egyptian)
hahaha!! In other news:
I’ve seen many comparisons being made between the situation unfolding in Egypt today and the situations that unfolded in other countries throughout history all the way from Chile 1973 to Algeria 1991 but the one date that many forget to mention is 1954 and more precisely, the military coup that took place in Egypt that year.
Egypt will witness in the upcoming days a scenario which it has already witnessed. The opposition is welcoming the army with open arms. When the army eventually announces its take over, we’re going to see exactly the same jubilant scenes from 1954 being repeated:
Morsi will be deposed, celebrations will erupt throughout Tahrir, "the army has come to save us, we got rid of Morsi, everything will be fantastic" they’ll say, as they said in 1954. The army will start pumping money into the economy, money they’ve acquired from foreign aid and investments. They’ll make people believe that they’re fixing Egypt’s problems "look" the army will say, "look at how we’ve managed to fix Egypt in such a short time, the MB had one year and they just ruined the country."
The MB will again be persecuted, many of their members will be imprisoned, as was the case in 1954 under Nasser. Even now in Egypt, any man with a beard and any woman wearing the niqab are being assaulted and harassed because they’re accused of being members of the MB, regardless of whether they are or not. Apparently, it has now become a crime to be a member of the MB, a punishable one even.
The army has had a very long and troublesome history in Egypt. They blinded the people in 1954, made them believe that they were the saviours of Egypt. They are doing exactly the same thing today, and we are falling into exactly the same trap. Only in Egypt does going back to square one warrant celebrations. Let them celebrate, let them believe that they won but as long as the army is in charge then rest assured that things to come in Egypt will be very, very bleak.
So Morsi had a four-hour meeting yesterday with General General Abdel Fatah El-Sissi. He offered the following concessions:
All reasonable concessions yet the military and the opposition rejected every single one of them. Instead, the opposition demanded the following:
I find no. 2 and 3 extremely worrying. If the opposition’s real problem was with the president then why must the constitution and the upper house of parliament be suspended? The constitution was passed through a referendum with 64% approval, it has absolutely nothing to do with with the president leaving. These are two completely different demands. As for the revolutionary courts: rest assured that those who will be tried within them are MB members and pro-Morsi supporters. The opposition want the MB completely out of the political scene. Many have called for the group to be disbanded and outlawed (as was the case with Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak.) If we see this happening, which it most likely will, then that will be the biggest affront to democracy that Egypt will witness after the revolution.
The military has also planned its own road map details of which have been leaked to Reuters:
As you can see, the opposition and the military’s roadmaps are very similar. Indeed, the military has already had talks with the main opposition bloc, the National Salvation Front headed by El-Baradie as well as talks with the Salafi Al-Nour party. These two groups have most likely made a deal with the military and we shouldn’t be surprised to see El-Baradie being appointed head of government instead of a military man.
WE LITERALLY HAVE THE SAME OPINION EXCEPT I CHANGED MINE ABOUT MORSY STEPPING DOWN AFTER HIS LAST SPEECH. But we’re basically saying the same thing what is happening
I am pro-Egypt and anti-everyone within it. Just because I am against Morsi stepping down doesn’t mean I am pro-MB. I am just trying to shed light on an alternative POV that the media is largely ignoring.
I haven’t made my mind up about Morsi’s recent speech. I am just waiting till tomorrow to see how things unfold but if the military take over then things will get very, very ugly.
Thank you for taking the time to send this question in. Hope you and your loved ones are doing well.
Here’s the picture that the media is trying to portray of Egypt:
People are killing each other, BLOODDDD!!!!11!, pro-Morsi/anti-Morsi, CIVIIIILLL WAAAARR!1!!11, unverified reports of ministers in the government resigning, SINKING SHIIIIIP!!!!111!
We’re are being led to believe that the only solution is for the military to take over, the media is basically paving the way for a military coup in Egypt and we’re all falling for their narrative.
except people did raise their voices. they don’t have to be in the millions over the 30 years to count.