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Egypt crisis: Tanks deployed
after fatal Cairo clashes

BBC [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/6/2012 6:22:34 AM

The Egyptian army has deployed tanks and armoured troop carriers outside the presidential palace in Cairo after clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi left five dead and 644 injured. But, despite their presence, there are reports of a fresh outbreak of stone-throwing between the two sides. Egypt is seeing growing unrest over a controversial draft constitution. The government insists that a referendum will go ahead this month. The head of Egypt´s Republican Guard said the forces deployed outside the presidential palace on Thursday had been sent there to separate supporters and opponents of President Morsi.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/6/2012 6:48:22 AM     (No. 9051035)

It´s just amazing how Obama has escaped condemnation for all the ruckus he´s caused in the middle east.Leftists morons see all this chaos as simple bumps in the road on the way to a Sharia panacea of democracy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 12/6/2012 6:58:37 AM     (No. 9051051)

If Romney were president-elect and this was happening the press would blame it on the election. As it is, they keep silent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/6/2012 7:02:02 AM     (No. 9051056)

Because their brother can do no wrong.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/6/2012 7:31:41 AM     (No. 9051097)

But...but...Arab Spring! Bin Laden Dead! Al Qaeda On The Run!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LZK, 12/6/2012 7:56:02 AM     (No. 9051139)

Well -- here´s another fine mess obama has gotten US into....

So much for the arab spring. Now WE have the Winter of Violence -- thanks to the "won"......

OMG -- can he get anymore incompetent????

LZK

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NYBruin, 12/6/2012 8:14:32 AM     (No. 9051168)

The Arab Spring is turning out like the Prague Spring.

Nice going, Hillary!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: vrb8m, 12/6/2012 8:41:08 AM     (No. 9051222)

Forward!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stryker714, 12/6/2012 8:54:54 AM     (No. 9051241)

Compare the deployment of military hardware now under Morsi to the deployment before under Mubarek. At the time of the deployment under Mubarek, there wasn´t any one thing he did to the people that justified the rebellion. They just lumped justification for revolt into Mubarek being a generally "evil dictator". The military basically just hung around and made nice with the rebellious citizens.

So now we have the pro Caliphate dictator who certainly DID do something to the people by doing an Obamaesque decree of, "laws don´t apply to me so suck an egg". The military actually DID move against the citizenry and people died. Wonder if the Egyptian citizens would have preferred to keep status quo under Mubarek? Now it´s worse. The silence of the pubs through this whole Middle East upheavel, aided and abetted by bamster, is amazing. McCain even piled on, helping the Islamists. Good going McCain. Not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/6/2012 8:56:47 AM     (No. 9051244)

If it is the will of Allah that these Muslims should want to kill each other, what business is it of ours ?

With our own reduced military footprint in the future our defense industry will be available to produce and sell weapons to both sides.

Cool !

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 12/6/2012 9:12:53 AM     (No. 9051277)

What I read about the original egyptian revolt was that they had a very high unemployment rate....and a lot of people with advanced degrees were included in that unemployment group. The old saying was that revolution begins in the middle class....the ones rich enough to be educated but too poor to be happy.
Guess who gets hit hard under the obama regime?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: larryp, 12/6/2012 10:29:24 AM     (No. 9051464)

How is it going to work out for Egypt with about 12 millionEgyptians are involved with tourism. Where do they go to get their chck?
Also Egypt economic forecast if thigs settle dn maybe 3.5% acc to international sources.How does that compare to the USA, Barack?
Ithink Obama needs to go to Tarir Square and speak to the demonstrators, don´t you. Oh yes. Time for another speech.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/6/2012 11:03:21 AM     (No. 9051570)

Good thing Hillary helped arrange freedom and democracy for these people

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Reply 13 - Posted by: saveamerica, 12/6/2012 11:32:13 AM     (No. 9051677)

American should storm the White House and Protest vehemently what this president is doing to the American way of life.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/6/2012 1:51:07 PM     (No. 9052043)

A Syrian-like Egyptian bloodletting may be the solution for the tensions created by Sharia polygamy. Thank Hussein.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 12/6/2012 1:55:20 PM     (No. 9052051)

I studied abroad in Cairo during 04-05, and left about the time Mubarak started his last campaign. There were demonstrations going on all over the place because he had a habit of jailing his opposition. Made it hard to get to my apt sometimes as I lived three blocks from Tahrir square, and I could see the demonstrations from my balcony. He always put armored police officers and vehicles around the areas where demonstrations were going to happen, but those were generally peaceful. Mubarak was definitely better than Morsi. It´s because of Mubarak that the Muslim Brotherhood was kicked out of Egypt in the first place. (They went to Sudan next and we know what a wonderful job they did there.)

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