Meet the New Dictator… Mohammed Morsi Declares Martial Law in Egypt

Thousands of Egyptians marched against Mohammed Morsi again today.

The government of President Morsi approved legislation today reimposing martial law and ordering soldiers to arrest civilians.
Times of India reported:

Struggling to subdue continuing street protests, the government of President Mohamed Morsi has approved legislation reimposing martial law by calling on the armed forces to keep order and authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians, Egypt’s state media reported on Saturday.

Morsi has not yet issued the order, the flagship state newspaper Al Ahram reported. But even if merely a threat, the preparation of the measure suggested an escalation in the political battle between Egypt’s new Islamist leaders and their secular opponents over an Islamist-backed draft constitution. The standoff has already threatened to derail the culmination of Egypt’s promised transition to a constitutional democracy nearly two years after the revolt against the former leader Hosni Mubarak.

“President Morsi will soon issue a decision for the participation of the armed forces in the duties of maintaining security and protection of vital state institutions until the constitution is approved and legislative elections are finished,” Al Ahram reported, suggesting that martial law would last until at least February. Parliamentary elections are expected to be held two months after the constitutional referendum, which is scheduled for next Saturday.

A short time later, a military spokesman read a statement over state television echoing the report of the president’s order. The military “realizes its national responsibility for maintaining the supreme interests of the nation and securing and protecting the vital targets, public institutions, and the interests of the innocent citizens,” the spokesman said.

Expressing “sorrow and concern” over recent developments, the military spokesman warned of “divisions that threaten the state of Egypt.”

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  • http://Americanthinker paul

    Barry has a woody right about now. Being dictator is on his Christmas list too!

  • Economan

    He’s making Obama jealous.

  • B.A.G.

    This is far from surprising. How sad! Dang extremists!

  • Bill Mitchell

    Hmm, let’s see.

    First raising tax rates on millionaires in California actually REDUCES tax revenues and now replacing a dictator friendly to the US and Israel with one that despises us turns out BADLY as well.

    Shocking. Who could POSSIBLY have seen this coming?

    I’m not sure but Bush MUST be to blame somehow.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    who elected morsi?

  • Tom Doniphon

    Barry’s Bitch? I don’t think so!

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  • Patty

    One person creates such Chaos. It is hard to believe and all the people want is a moderate government. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

    Seems so!!

  • Patty

    #5 December 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    tommy mc donnell commented:

    who elected morsi?
    ~~~~~~~~

    The spirit of Hitler, maybe.

  • Joe Blow

    If you think for one minute Obama wouldn’t do this to us, you are sadly ignorant of his desires.

  • bobbi

    Morsi is using our billions to suppress these people.

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  • paul52

    Dear Egyptians; we have a saying here, “You lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.” … #10 Joe may be onto something, but Barry has alienated the military that martial law would be a hard sell to them. I hope.

  • Look-Out

    The crowd that elected Morsi

    is the same one that elected Obama.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    It’s quite telling that the Obama Administration is not speaking negatively about the Muslim Brotherhood and their leader’s dictatorial moves in Egypt.

  • Mad Hatter

    Interesting how silent Obama, and the Alinsky Media is about this Arab uprising.

    Shocker huh?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Struggling to subdue continuing street protests, the government of President Mohamed Morsi has approved legislation reimposing martial law by…

    Yay! A triumph for soft power and smart diplomacy!

  • FurryGuy

    #16 December 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    Mad Hatter commented:

    Interesting how silent Obama, and the Alinsky Media is about this Arab uprising.

    Why give the average American heads-up what Barry is planning to do here.

  • bear

    The obamster has just sent more tanks and fighter aircraft to a dictatorship which already has the largest military in Africa. With martial law on top of sharia law we can expect another iran style threat to Israel.

    Way to go, lefties.

  • Jack

    Hey, they elected him now I guess they get to live with it. Kind of like what we get to do with our elected regime. Ain’t it grand.

  • susanm

    ”COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU”

  • dusel1

    Blame it on ‘W’.

  • YourMaster

    morsi is secretly having gay sex with 0bama …so he can stay in power.

    if he and 0bama ever get time together it is usually to talk about communism, their favorite idol Karl marx, or who prays to allah the most.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    Mahdi Al-Dajjal #15 December 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    just a sample:

    Obama Administration Stacking the Deck with Islamists
    http://tinyurl.com/8f95e2w

    [Abdul-Malik also makes no bones about discussing how the election of President Obama is a step forward in the project of Islamization and the long term goal of Islamist domination which falls right in lock-step with that of the Muslim Brotherhood as revealed in their manifesto.]

    Jasser, Lopez, Fatah
    http://tinyurl.com/cx4zdg6

    [The Third Jihad exposes the war the media is not telling you about. It reveals the enemy our government is too afraid to name. One person who is not afraid to tell you the truth is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim American and former physician to the US Congress. After the FBI releases a radical Islamist manifesto describing how to destroy America from within, Dr. Jasser decides to investigate. The Third Jihad is about what he discovered.]

    [Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S. security policy – explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez. Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives, figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical regime in Tehran – is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.]

    [Today, in the White House, there are three members
    of the Muslim Brotherhood that influence Obama’s policy.]

    Egypt: Barack Obama the true leader of the Muslim Brotherhood
    http://tinyurl.com/9rayxas

    [“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.]

    [“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.”]

    [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.]

    more at link, in connecting links,
    and scroll threads for more..
    http://tinyurl.com/9tqfsse

    Sharia in the US
    http://tinyurl.com/d2twzo7

    ergo, why would he?? /s/

    ==