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Discussion: (11 comments)

  1. Wow, a bunch of people voted for a candidate/party that talked a good game but was more interested in cementing power and demonizing its opposition. A good thing that couldn’t happen in here…

    1. Conrad Kirmis

      IF they don’t destroy the country they are leading in the process, which is a big if, in a twisted sort of a way, it is almost a good thing when a guy like Morsi or Obama gets elected as it leaves some of us with the hope that people will wise up and see how incompetent, power hungry, and arrogant they are, how bankrupt their ideas are, and how incapable they are of anticipating their citizens response and correctly understanding human nature and people’s desire to succeed and control their own destiny,

      1. Nothing changes if the ruling clique can give enough free stuff to keep the Kool-Aid drinkers happy. Of course, Egypt has no free stuff to give away, but one vote, one time, the gun, and some finger pointing and blame allocation helps to keep things going for a while.

      2. Patrick Carroll

        “Wise up.” Heh. As if.

    2. Sounds like Obama. Did you just wake up from a coma?

  2. lord garth

    How come the MB didn’t have an effective ‘brown shirts’ force? Was it because Morsi figured his policies would produce success and thus it wouldn’t be needed.

    1. Stephen Behel

      Well he never controlled the military which is the one good thing about Egypt. If he had control over them, then Egypt would simply be like Syria or Iran.

  3. As H.L. Menken said, give the people what they want, good and hard. The Iranian people reacted in the same way.

  4. Bob Lynch

    I fully agree with Mr. Rubin. The United States should not send one penny to Egypt in Morsi’s defense, nor should we shed one drop of blood.

  5. Patrick Carroll

    I’m not terribly worried about Morsi failing.

    I am concerned about the effect on Christians, and other minorities, afterwards.

    Anybody watching Egypt can easily see national starvation on the horizon. With that will surely come massive violence against Egypt’s religious minorities.

    I wish there was a program out there, “Operation Save-A-Christian,” or some such, that helped Christians evacuate the Muslim world. Leave that self-destructive mob to its own devices and come back in, oh, 50 years to clean up.

  6. HISTORY in MAKING,,,
    START of the END to SATANIC IDEOLOGY ,, and TERRORISM,,,,,,
    CONGRATULATIONS to the CIVILISED world,
    The WISE PEOPLE of EGYPT made HISTORY,,,
    VICTORY of LIGHT V DARKNESS….
    شادباش ….. پیروزی خرد بر خرافات. نور بر تاریکی. شادی بر عزا انسانیت بر وحش . عشق و برابری برای ماد خواهر و همسر….

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