1. Post #1
    Eudoxia's Avatar
    July 2009
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    Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party has said that "a full military coup" was under way to remove President Mohamed Morsi from power, after an army deadline urging him to meet the protesters' demands expired.

    Gehad El-Haddad, a spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood and senior adviser to the Freedom and Justice Party, said on Wednesday that armoured personnel carriers were on the move around the outskirts of Cairo and that "some high ranking members of the Brotherhood have been arrested".

    Haddad also told Al Jazeera that communication with Morsi was cut off, saying that he could not confirm nor deny whether the president was moved from the Republican Guard Headquarters in the capital.
    Al Jazeera

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    Good. Finally they're getting some change in Egypt amid all these protests. Maybe now they can elect someone who doesn't want to fuck them over.
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    Dennab
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    Yeah good luck with that.
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    The problem is, who are the Egyptian people going to trust?

    They did not trust secular people last time because they were way too close to the previous regime, and now they will not trust the Brotherhood. Surely they won't go for the Salafists?
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    I like the news
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    July 2009
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    Here's a live stream of Tahrir.

    I am considerably happy for the Egyptian people. A military coup is underway and the whereabouts of Morsi is unknown.
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    Summary of the Army's statement:

    The head of Egypt's army General al-Sisi suspends the constitution and announces the formation of a technocratic interim government ahead of new presidential elections.

    The army added a technocratic government will be formed and the Constitutional Court will start preparing for new presidential elections.

    The army says the new roadmap includes the temporary suspension of the constitution and an interim head of government until a new president is elected.

    General al-Sisi: The speech of the president last night came against the aspirations and demands of the people. That has necessitated the armed forces to consult some national figures - political, religious and youth - and those who attended have agreed on a roadmap that will build a strong and unified Egyptian society.

  7. Post #7
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    September 2008
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    good, fuck morsi.

    couldn't stand him.
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    I hope this is all for the good of the people.
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    The head of Egypt's army General al-Sisi suspends the constitution and announces the formation of a technocratic interim government ahead of new presidential elections.
    Is Egypt the first country to form a Technocracy?
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    March 2013
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    Earlier, Essam al-Haddad, a top presidential aide, declared Egypt’s predicament “a military coup.” In a post on his office’s official Facebook page at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, he warned that no coup could succeed without bloodshed.

    “In this day and age, no military coup can succeed in the face of sizable popular force without considerable bloodshed,” Haddad wrote. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered to support the president and Egypt’s pursuit of democracy, the statement continued. “To move them, there will have to be violence.” There would be “considerable bloodshed.”

    “As I write these lines I am fully aware that these may be the last lines I get to post on this page,” Haddad wrote. “For the sake of Egypt and for historical accuracy, let’s call what is happening by its real name: Military coup.”
    It's getting real in Egypt. Hopefully freedom prevails and we don't have another few decades of military rule.
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    will they not fuck it up on the second try at least

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    Is Egypt the first country to form a Technocracy?
    There was also a similar 'technocratic' government in Italy not too long ago.
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    Is Egypt the first country to form a Technocracy?
    No, it's common to do when the government fails, to keep shit running 'till you get a new one. Was done in Greece too when they shat their bed, if I recall.
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    will they not fuck it up on the second try at least
    Third times the charm, eh?
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    Still not trusting the military until this is all over.

    Though I really hope every thing turns out alright for the people.
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    Third times the charm, eh?
    I was about to respond 'two out of three ain't bad', but then I realized that'd require at least one previous revolution to be good.

  18. Post #18
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    April 2011
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    According to the most recent news from the Egyptian Army, the president has been removed from power

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/03/world/...sts/index.html
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    What does the term technocratic even mean?
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    military coups are never a good thing
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    What does the term technocratic even mean?
    "People who know their shit are in charge"

    Edited:

    Like an Oligarchy, but with science instead of philosophy.
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    Finally. Now to clean up after the bastard.
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  23. Post #23
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    I don't think the military is in any position to seize any permanent power like so many fear. The people in Egypt are very out spoken and aren't just going to sit by and do nothing if the military would make that kind of play.
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    What does the term technocratic even mean?
    "Scientists, engineers, and technologists who have knowledge, expertise, or skills, would compose the governing body, instead of politicians, business people, and economists. In a technocracy, decision makers would be selected based upon how knowledgeable and skillful they are in their field."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technocracy

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    I don't think the military is in any position to seize any permanent power like so many fear. The people in Egypt are very out spoken and aren't just going to sit by and do nothing if the military would make that kind of play.
    In a way, they just made themselves a permanent power in that they are now "the guys" who decide to get rid of whomever is in power whenever there's a call for it.

    They may not be the Imperator, but they've made themselves a Praetorian guard.
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  25. Post #25
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    Is Egypt the first country to form a Technocracy?
    Confirmed, They are the first to have achieved Technocracy.

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  26. Post #26
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    I think the Military have realised the 'people' are the ones incharge now, in a sense. After the last uprising where the public won, this is the second time.

    Dem' Egyptians dont give up
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    The issue with coups is they are like rolling the dice. Does the power vacuum get filled with someone better or worse?

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    Some ingenious bastard did this at Tahrir Square.

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    I think the Military have realised the 'people' are the ones incharge now, in a sense. After the last uprising where the public won, this is the second time.

    Dem' Egyptians dont give up
    The people aren't in charge of shit. They haven't done shit.

    The military has. The military ousted the government and the military are in charge. It just so happens that they've been, at least seemingly, going by the wishes of the people.

    Edited:

    Someone ingenious bastard did this at Tahrir Square.

    That doesn't look real, at least to my eyes
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    The people aren't in charge of shit. They haven't done shit.

    The military has. The military ousted the government and the military are in charge. It just so happens that they've been, at least seemingly, going by the wishes of the people.
    You're forgetting, last time the people of Egypt wanted the previous Government out, they got what they wanted. They went against the Military and police and didn't give up until that happened

  31. Post #31
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    What does the term technocratic even mean?
    In this sense, in effect it just means they are putting the best qualified people in the country in government positions until a government is elected in a few months to fill them.

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    The people aren't in charge of shit. They haven't done shit.

    The military has. The military ousted the government and the military are in charge. It just so happens that they've been, at least seemingly, going by the wishes of the people.

    Edited:



    That doesn't look real, at least to my eyes
    When this many people come to the streets they have the power. The military can't do shit. What are they going to do? Attack the citizenry? Look how unified the people of Egypt are in their resolve. That kind of thing would probably cause open revolution.

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    I'm pretty sure the military wasn't planning on getting rid of Morsi until the mass protests, I think that counts as the citizens doing something.

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    When this many people come to the streets they have the power. The military can't do shit. What are they going to do? Attack the citizenry? Look how unified the people of Egypt are in their resolve. That kind of thing would probably cause open revolution.
    Because a military attacking it's citizens is totally unheard of in history - or even the modern day Middle East.

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    I think what people should really be afraid of right now is the Muslim Brotherhood, experts are saying if they put up a fight it could be a call to arms to others and cause a shit storm.
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    April 2011
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    Because a military attacking it's citizens is totally unheard of in history - or even the modern day Middle East.
    And look at what happened last time the civil populous wanted the last government out? The Military attacked the public, and the public came out ontop with what they wanted. The Military knows that the people have the power now.

    Hopefully, there wont need to be a 3rd set of demonstrations and a new Government in the next year or so.

  37. Post #37
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    Confirmed, They are the first to have achieved Technocracy.

    A revolution or the biggest rave party on the planet?

    Also is that a blue laser? Didn't know they made them blue.
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    Confirmed, They are the first to have achieved Technocracy.

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    Can someone explain to me what Morsi did to get everyone so pissed? I feel like I am just hearing of discontent this week. I like to think I am up to date on most world affairs but I haven't heard anything before this

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    Can someone explain to me what Morsi did to get everyone so pissed? I feel like I am just hearing of discontent this week. I like to think I am up to date on most world affairs but I haven't heard anything before this
    Well for starters, the first thing he did before his ass even warmed up the presidential chair was given himself absolute power. Secondly, he's a high ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood so anyone in Egypt who isn't a Muslim is/was getting shafted. Thirdly, he (as far as I know) did nothing to actually address the problems in Egypt which he was elected for.
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