Independence Day? Morsy Out!

No, those aren’t early 4th of July fireworks in Times Square, they’re fireworks over Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. From CNN:

Egyptian military ousts Morsy
Egypt’s top military leader announces Wednesday night that President Mohamed Morsy has been removed from power
Head of Egypt’s constitutional court will be temporary president until new constitution is drawn up, and new elections can be held
The military demanded that Morsy share power with opponents after anti-government protests
Morsy, elected last year, refused to comply; mass protests continue to support him
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[Updated at 4:42 p.m. ET, 10:42 p.m. in Egypt] The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has weighed in:

“It is unfortunate that Morsy did not heed popular demands for early elections after a year of his incompetent leadership and attempting a power grab for the Muslim Brotherhood,” U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-California, said in an e-mailed statement. “Morsy was an obstacle to the constitutional democracy most Egyptians wanted.

“I am hopeful that his departure will reopen the path to a better future for Egypt, and I encourage the military and all political parties to cooperate in the peaceful establishment of democratic institutions and new elections that lead to an Egypt where minority rights are protected. But make no mistake about it, Egypt is in for very difficult days.”

Interesting on the day before the anniversary of our struggle for Democracy, the now, Ex-President Morsy tweets:


24 Responses

  1. Why not?

  2. Great post–thanks for stepping in so quickly. And the Bangles–oh yes!

  3. I doubt that when Morsi was tweeting Egypt’s government was either civil or democratic. Earlier today I saw a Tahrir Square sign “Egypt’s dictator is Obama’s Bitch.” The last count I saw was 30 million demonstrating against Morsi. Good pal of Obama. I wish the Egyptians good luck in getting a democratic secular government.

  4. imust, thanks for that link. I wish I could find all the comments calling her something akin to “Mubarak’s Bitch” for saying that.

  5. Good riddance, but he still has supporters and this may get really ugly. I hope not.

  6. @Sophie, well you could suit up and dig in the filthy bowels of Daily Misogynist or HuffnPuff. 😉

  7. imust, thanks for the update and the fancy header. Did you see the terrible accident in Nridge? 6 cars, critical injuries. Hope you were nowhere near there (Tampa & Roscoe).

  8. Wow socal, funny you say that! I was just reading about that and there are some horrific photos out there on it. It’s not really close but I did hear the fire trucks and ambulances heading to it.

    Oh, and I didn’t put up the header….a fairy must have flown by and did it!

  9. I was just looking at the fluffpo coverage of the Egyptian riots and there is an article there on all the rape and beatings of women in the Square:

    “Egyptian anti-sexual harassment groups confirmed that mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square, over four days of protests beginning on June 30, 2013, amid a climate of impunity.

    In other cases, women were beaten with metal chains, sticks, and chairs, and attacked with knives. In some cases they were assaulted for as long as 45 minutes before they were able to escape.”


    Also, this:

    “WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says the State Department is ordering nonessential U.S. diplomats and the families of all American Embassy personnel to leave Egypt after the Egyptian military removed Morsi and in anticipation of potential violence.”

    Sounds like a terrible place to be right now.

  10. Madamab, Uppity’s blog wife, has a terrific post up next door.

  11. imust, loved that slate article.

  12. Excellent Slate article, imust!

  13. Yeah, all free men. Nothing about women. Anyone ever notice how when men get out from oppressive regimes, they figure that oppressing women is one of their new found rights? What gives? Think south africa–rape capital of the universe, former USSR with the expectation that clerical workers are a boss’ hareem, and now egypt, where raping and harassment of women is a national sport.

  14. In other news, the State Deparment spent $630,000 on Facebook “Likes”

    Can’t nobody give Kerry some lovin’; for free?

  15. And in more other news, Ted Nugent is considering a run for Prez.

    Forget that he broke his last campaign promise: that if BO was re-elected he’d die or leave the country.

  16. Funny from FB:
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says that gay marriage will lead to bestiality
    Pssst…Bestiality is legal in Kentucky…gay marriage isn’t..

  17. Paul Rand is an excellent argument for birth control.

    I bet his mother wishes she had oral instead.

  18. Nugent. Jesus H Chrrrrrrrrist!

  19. Just as I thought. Kerry has to pay for it.

  20. Nugent’s 2016 slogan: ‘I have 9 children from 7 women, and I’m running for president’

    I am not making this up.

  21. Hey! Was that Uppity? [rubs eyes in disbelief] Uppity come back!!!

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