Protestors celebrate in Cairo's Tahrir Square • Huffington Post
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi is being removed from power by the army, according to Egypt's state newspaper Al-Ahram. He was told by the military a few hours ago that he is no longer president.
Egypt's military chief, Colonel General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, announced on live television that the army was ousting Morsi from power and suspending the Egyptian constitution. The military has appointed the chief justice of the constitutional court as interim president.
If obama would have just stood by Mubarak we wouldn't have these problems. You see what happens when obama gets to tinkering with things he is not knowledgeable about? The liberal ilk brought this plague on us. Now we will watch the entire Middle East collapse and that will have grave security and economic consequences for you and me. So sad...
@CaryNickel You really know nothing about Iran do you. The Iranian army sickened of butchering its own people and it was all over for the Shah. You couldn't have "held" Iran any more than Chiang Kai Shek could have held China.
Who'd ever think I would be cheering for the Egyptian Army?! Maybe now, under the leadership of the Judge, new elections can be held, and the field of candidates can be expanded to include a candidate who'll favor separation of church and state, the way many Egyptians (and Turks!) seem to want their country run!
You almost want to say good for them. Then again he was democratically elected. Then again the people who elected him wanted him out. All in all, it's Egypt, let the Egyptians handle it. The rest of you can figure out how to blame Obama later.
Actually, the military in Egypt seems to be more intelligent than the president was. That kind of turmoil weakens Egypt as a whole and, to my view, the military cares more for the stability of the country than the politicians do.
I would say that it is good news, but I'm not sure that it is what the majority of Egyptians want. I suspect that when free elections are held, another Muslim Brotherhood candidate will get the most votes again.
It's impossible to compare Egypt to other emerging democracies because there are so many illiterate Egyptians that ballots had to be made with cartoon pictures on them for all of the 25 or so political parties now vying for the vote. It will be awkward for a while. The Muslim Brotherhood won because they were more literate and more organized, not because they were more popular.
It is good news because Morsi was a disaster for Egypt. Now the issue is what the new government will be like. Their is a very good chance that a Military backed government would be more stable and open. We will know in a few weeks.
That's good! That's what the Egyptians wanted! My fears that the military would take control are now mostly gone now that they appointed the Chief Justice in command until the time comes when elections can take place. I'm happy for the Egyptian people's success and that the Army took their side!
Was that generals name really Abdul Fatah Al Sisi? That's bound to be causing some of the trouble right there, how can you command respect with a name like Al Sissy? A lot of folks are gonna go to giggling right at the introduction and more than a few won't ever stop.