posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I'm supporting the Military regime in general terms because millions of Egyptian people in the street seem to agree with that direction for
their country to take, and they do seem the better of the choices as it appears from here. There again though, we are looking for many thousands of
miles away and at a culture most of us can only understand on an academic level.
Just to play devils advocate here;
Some would argue that there were millions of Egyptians in silent support of Morsi. The election of Morsi literally drew a line right down the middle
of the population.
The commission said Morsi took 51.7% of the vote versus 48.3% for Shafik.
I am sure a lot of people were not able to voice their support due to being unable to register or failed to vote.
One could see this as the Egyptian Military's attempt at re-establishing a semblance of power they once had under the guise of "true" democratic
reform. Its hard to determine the majority when the election drew such a close margin.
Again, just playing devils advocate.
I for one see millions of people being compelled to actively and publicly demonstrate for change. Something was obviously not right for a significant
number of the population under the Morsi government. If the military allows for a peaceful transition and removes themselves from a seat of final
authority, then all is well for now...
I mirror your sentiment Wrabbit; Interesting times indeed.
edit on 1-8-2013 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)