The Egyptian military gave the political forces 48 hours to solve ongoing problems or “they will announce a new roadmap for the future.”
Tens of thousands of activists took to the streets yesterday to protest the Morsi government.
Protesters lit up military helicopters with lasers.
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The armed forces are giving all political forces 48 hours as a last chance to solve the ongoing problems, or else the armed forces will have to announce a new roadmap for the future, and will enforce certain measures with the help of all factions including the youth, without excluding anyone.
The statement was read out on Egyptian state TV.
Zero Hedge has more on the military statement.
The Egyptian Military just made a publc statement on Egyptian TV and it appears the country is close to another military coup:
*EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS WON’T BE PART OF POLITICS
*EGYPT MILITARY SAYS NATIONAL SECURITY SUBJECTED TO GRAVE DANGER
*EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS PROTESTS ‘UNPRECEDENTED’
*EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS HOMELAND FACING DIRE SITUATION
*EGYPT’S MILITARY SAYS WILL NOT BE PARTY TO POLITICS OR POWER
*EGYPT MILITARY SAYS CALLS FOR MEETING THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE
*EGYPT MILITARY MAY HAVE TO OFFER ROADMAP AFTER 48 HOURS
In other words, do as the people want, calm this down now, or we will step in within 48 hours.