posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 02:58 AM
reply to post by Rodinus
I'll admit I didn't read through all 14 pages of your previous thread to find exactly what comments/posts were derailing your thread, but I did see
a few that complained about Obama saying nothing yet, and suggesting that he is always "missing in action" when some big goes down, and then a few
theorizing that this coup may have US backing. I'd say the former comment is a pointless jab at Obama one, which doesn't have any merit, while the
latter is legitimate; the US has been involved in many coups around the world, including in the Mid East, so it is germane to bring up the possibility
To be clear, I have not heard much news one way or the other on how the Morsi/Islamic Brotherhood government has been doing in Egypt. And so when I
heard about the recent protests there and now this coup, I wondered, too, if the US might not be involved.
As your initial thread on this topic was a celebration of the overthrow of the Morsi government, can you provide any links to news articles about the
dissatisfaction with said government? This is an honest request, not meant in an argumentative way; all the articles I have seen recently have just
been about the fact of the protests and the coup, but not the back story as to the people's dissatisfaction; however, given the apparently very large
size of the protests, they would seem to be a grassroots movement and not some juiced up, astroturf ones; in other words a lot of Egyptians were fed
up with the Morsi government and wanted a change. But isn't that what elections are for? And last time I checked, the Morsi government was elected.
That is why I would like to know more about why the Morsi government was so terrible that it had to be overthrown by the populace and the
In other words, I am ambivalent and agnostic about the current governmental overthrow in Egypt because I don't know much of anything about what the
recent government was doing that was supposedly so terrible.
Now I am wondering if I bombed this rant thread of your. Hope not, as I didn't mean too.
I do fully understand the phenomenon that you
describe, and appreciate your annoyance with it. But we all have different ideas of what is pertinent or germane to any given topic.