Guest Post by Mara Zebest

Protesters don’t want the dictator, Morsi… Obama is silent!

BBC is reporting the following:

Police have fired tear gas in clashes with tens of thousands of protesters gathered near the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Some of the protesters cut through barbed wire around the palace.

Crowds have been gathering to protest against what they say is the rushed drafting of a new constitution and the decision by President Mohammed Morsi to extend his powers.

Mr Morsi was in the palace but left as the crowds grew, sources there said.

Many of those gathered outside chanted slogans similar to those directed against the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak during protests in February 2011.

Tear gas was fired after protesters managed to breach a barbed wire cordon surrounding the palace, correspondents say.

But the police quickly retreated, allowing protesters to get closer to the palace walls.

Eighteen people were injured in the brief burst of violence but none seriously, the official Mena news agency reported.

In a statement read out on television, Egyptian security forces called for calm among the protesters.

Press action

As well as the protest outside the presidential palace in the suburb of Heliopolis, thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

A sizeable crowd has also turned out in Egypt’s second city Alexandria.

Several newspapers refused to go to press on Tuesday in protest at what they say is the lack of press freedom in the constitution.

Mr Morsi adopted sweeping new powers in a decree on 22 November, and stripped the judiciary of any power to challenge his decisions.

He has also called a nationwide referendum for 15 December on a new constitution, which opponents say has been rushed through and fails to protect the rights of minorities, particularly women.

Mr Morsi, who narrowly won Egypt’s first free presidential election in June, says he will give up his new powers once a new constitution is ratified.

His actions have brought out thousands, both his supporters and his opponents, in recent days.

 

 

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  1. ++

    didn’t read it yet, but

    YAHOOYIPEEYAYEANYWAY!! :D

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  2. How come the Egyptians can storm the Palace, but we can’t?
    Are there that many Egyptians who fear Tyranny, and love Liberty more than Americans?

  3. Silent? Obama? Oh, you mean about foreign policy?

    Well, I thought he is busy, seeking guidance from careful study of the instructions written on the underside of the Oval Office desk.

    Anyway, that would explain where he spends his time whenever a foreign policy crisis threatens.

  4. Burn the damn place down, give him no place for his fat a## to hide……

  5. ++

    i had insisted Egypt’s Democracy & Freedom Youth
    Movement was the equivalent of the US Tea Party..

    i was wrong, they’re much braver in the face of more
    danger than we are in the comfort of so called liberty..

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  6. this is a blow to smart diplomacy

  7. #5 bg commented:

    i had insisted Egypt’s Democracy & Freedom Youth
    Movement was the equivalent of the US Tea Party..

    i was wrong, they’re much braver in the face of more
    danger than we are in the comfort of so called liberty..

    You’re right. Americans, for the most part, have become cowards. Tea Partiers believe they are fighting a war by sending a bunch of nasty emails and sitting in lawn chairs in a park. This is why we’ve lost.

    Gun owners love to say “from my cold dead fingers”, but even when citizens in Louisiana were raped of their Constitutional Rights when the government seized all personal firearms after Hurricane Katrina, nobody stood up and resisted. 99.9% of you who like to say you’ll never give up your guns, would not even so much as raise your voice if the Feds showed up at your door. I know conservatives love to talk a good game, but we’ve continued to sit on our &$$es and hide behind computer screens while tyrants take control of our lives.

    It’s time to stand up and show we’re not little sissies. Grow some balls people! They crossed the line in the sand long ago.

  8. ++

    tommy mc donnell #7 December 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    kudos.. :D

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  9. All obama can say is,”aloha comrades”.

  10. Its that damn revolting disgusting offensive Youtube video posting of Malace in the Palace …> http://youtu.be/-S2BDjQR5p0

  11. Nah, I think they remember Pharoah Ramisees who lost to Moses and the Israel God and suffered plagues, death of their first born, etc… and will be damned they sit up here and let this fool do the same thing to them again in 2012 and beyond.

    The lord works in mysterious ways.

  12. Thank goodness we have such a strong leader in the White House to calmly steer us through the waters as the world burns.

    /s

  13. ++

    Gregor #8 December 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    thanks,

    sure wish i wasn’t, also wish i weren’t so old and sickly.. :-(

    also recently stated that they’ve been shooting for freedom
    and democracy since 2005, and that they weren’t about to
    give up now, so at least i got that right.. ;-)

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  14. Is Obama waiting for the results to see whom to congratulate? Maybe Morsi’s done, and Obama will have to make himself sound like Pee Wee Herman when he says “I meant to do that, heh heh!”

  15. Great News! Things aren’t going according to Obama and the oligarchal Rockefeller/Rotschilds banksters plans.The whole “People are Storming the Gates” concept ,must have the leadership in both parties concerned in Wasington.

  16. ++

    just a sample:

    March 22, 2012

    Tunisians See Washington as Too Cozy with Islamists

    ["People here are against the United States helping Ennahda," a
    journalist told Totten. "All Americans who come here are against
    the Islamists, but the American government is supporting them. I
    wish we had a good, modern, respectful Islamic party. I'm a Muslim
    and I'm proud of it, but I'm not proud of this party."

    The government is seen as far too cozy with radical Salafists,
    looking the other way as the radicals stake a claim to the new
    society. Ennahda members joined the Salafists in a recent rally
    calling for Sharia law in Tunisia.]

    June 21, 2012

    Media demonize Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

    ["I consider the Brotherhood to be a threat to Egypt," said one of the eight, prize winning novelist Gamal el-Ghetani. "We are living a moment that may be similar to (Adolf) Hitler's rise to power."]

    June 24, 2012

    Egypt: Barack Obama the true leader of the Muslim Brotherhood

    [Reasoning with hindsight every move made by the U.S. in recent months is in this sense. And in hindsight even in other states “victims” of so-called “Arab spring” the situation is the same. In all cases Islamism Salafi has snatched the liberal revolution transforming it into an Islamic revolution very similar to that of Iran. Whether this is an actual plan “hatched” by Barack Obama has everything to prove, but if you look at the facts there is little to be happy.]

    September 11, 2012

    Egyptians Storm U.S. Embassy in Cairo

    ["blaming America for bringing the extremist MB to power"]

    please scroll entire thread comments for much more, thank you..

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  17. Let’s hope we see something similar in Washington soon. Every populous has it’s breaking point when it comes to tyranny …. and the American public’s fuse is, by nature, shorter than most …

  18. ++

    re: #17 December 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm bg

    re: [Whether this is an actual plan “hatched” by Barack
    Obama has everything to prove, but if you look at the
    facts there is little to be happy.]

    piece of my theory..

    more..

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