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

  2. He’s making Obama jealous.

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

  4. 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.

  5. who elected morsi?

  6. Barry’s Bitch? I don’t think so!

  7. 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!!

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

    who elected morsi?
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    The spirit of Hitler, maybe.

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

  10. Morsi is using our billions to suppress these people.

  11. 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.

  12. The crowd that elected Morsi

    is the same one that elected Obama.

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

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

    Shocker huh?

  15. 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!

  16. #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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.



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