posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 12:32 PM
It would appear that Egypt has their reply to Obama's request to release Morsi and treat him with kid gloves. They appear to be set to put him down
through their legal system...as most former leaders seem to end with these days.
(Reuters) - Egypt announced a criminal investigation on Saturday against deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, with prosecutors saying they
were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy.
It really would be rich if he's held at the same place Mubarak is. I'm sure Hosni would have a few choice words for the guy who so gleefully
replaced his own forceful removal in almost the very same way.
Egypt's first freely elected leader has been held at an undisclosed location since the army removed him from power on July 3, but has not yet
been charged with any crime. In recent days Washington has called for him to be freed and for the authorities to stop arresting leaders of his Muslim
ooo... They're asked to stop arresting people our Government favors. Well, again, it appears Egypt has little to no time or tolerance for what
Washington wants or needs. In this case, I'm happy to see it. Long term, it's a bad sign and trend ..but short term, someone needed their wings
clipped, badly and Morsi wasn't the only one here.
In recent days it has described Mursi's rule as undemocratic because of the vast popular protests against him, but also urged the authorities to
release him and stop detaining his followers. Its wavering position has infuriated both
...and there is the heart of the problem, IMO. It's not the the United States is taking the wrong side these days. It's that we seemingly take EVERY
side, depending on the audience of the moment and events of that specific day. It leaves the world uncertain and anything but trusting toward a nation
with our power and ability.
However, on this point, it looks like Egypt will do what Egypt feels must be done in settling the ledger from Morsi's time in power.
Perhaps Morsi can answer for things like this:
Egypt issues arrest warrant for TV satirist
The whole concept of a satirist being arrested by the State for daring to poke fun at the leader was entertaining when it was in a movie like V for
Vendetta. It was far less entertaining to actually see played out in real life against a real person. Just one of a long line of examples that has a
bee in Egypt's collective bonnet at the moment.
Perhaps Egypt can get a decent start this time.