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Old 07-03-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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Morsy may be under house arrest.

A military coup is under-way, crushing the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now what? Civil war or democracy?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Civil war or democracy?
Something in between.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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I think the US concern would be for the well being of the people of Egypt and their right to self determine.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I think the US concern would be for the well being of the people of Egypt and their right to self determine.
Why would you think that?

Did we give a rat's ass about the peoples' right to determine when we helped unset the elected Allende to put the POS Pinochet in his place?

The history of our 'do gooding' over the long run isn't so hot.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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OK, even Morsy being under house arrest is under debate.

No one knows what's going on. That's what seems very clear !
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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I think the US concern would be for the well being of the people of Egypt and their right to self determine.
I think it is , don't you.

Of course the American news is emphasizing the risk of the pro-Morsy and anti-Morsy factions meeting in the streets, with the risk of violence and bloodshed.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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The problem is that the only two options are an Islamic strongman or a military strongman. Nothing close to a representative democracy is a possibility.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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The problem is that the only two options are an Islamic strongman or a military strongman. Nothing close to a representative democracy is a possibility.
Yes. But that is what the majority of the Egyptian people want --- democracy. From what I can tell.

Nobody gives up power willingly. The Muslim Brotherhood, having finally achieved dominance in Egypt, I can't see them just giving it up.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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The problem is that the only two options are an Islamic strongman or a military strongman. Nothing close to a representative democracy is a possibility.
Minorities and women will be better off under a military dictatorship.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Morsy may be under house arrest.

A military coup is under-way, crushing the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now what? Civil war or democracy?
Well if there is a democracy they'll win again. I suspect military dictatorship. You will have jockeying for power within military and a strongman emerges. Basically Mubarak II.
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