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   After some thought, Egypt's Morsi decides this whole dictator thing is overrated

08 Dec 2012 11:22 PM   |   17633 clicks   |   Al Jazeera
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make me some tea    [TotalFark]  
Good. Now he needs to resign and a new election held. That'd be the right thing, anyway.

08 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
Rincewind53    [TotalFark]  
Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.

08 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check.

Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old!

08 Dec 2012 07:00 PM
themindiswatching    [TotalFark]  

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.


He probably saw the news that the military might step in and panicked.

08 Dec 2012 10:08 PM
Fubini     

themindiswatching: Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.

He probably saw the news that the military might step in and panicked.


Pretty sure he doesn't get his info from the news. I'm guessing a general called him and said to cut that shait out.

08 Dec 2012 11:23 PM
Shaggy_C     
I doubt this will be enough to sate the street.

08 Dec 2012 11:24 PM
Silverstaff     
Translation: He didn't want to get the Mubarak treatment.

08 Dec 2012 11:24 PM
MemeSlave     
At some point, don't we run out of brown people?

08 Dec 2012 11:25 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     
And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.


I did at first - thought it might take some time but that he would have to - but had kind of started to doubt.

08 Dec 2012 11:25 PM
Apos     

Silverstaff: Translation: He didn't want to get the Mubarak treatment.


Bingo.

08 Dec 2012 11:25 PM
martid4    [TotalFark]  
Especially after finding out that all the people want to get jihad on his ass.

08 Dec 2012 11:26 PM
PanicMan    [TotalFark]  
Wow, common sense broke out. Good news. Hopefully.

08 Dec 2012 11:28 PM
Spiralmonkey    [TotalFark]  
I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

08 Dec 2012 11:30 PM
starsrift     
Hmmmmh. TFA still makes it seem gloomy.

08 Dec 2012 11:31 PM
Oznog     
Now make him sign the Magna Carta.

08 Dec 2012 11:33 PM
somemoron     

starsrift: Hmmmmh. TFA still makes it seem gloomy.


Yeah, this is just a bit of public "Lulz, my bad" to hide the backdoor ass-farking he is going to give the secular & minority religion Egyptian peoples.

08 Dec 2012 11:33 PM
Notabunny    [TotalFark]  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.

I did at first - thought it might take some time but that he would have to - but had kind of started to doubt.


I didn't think he would blink, recalculated in light of popular sentiment, factored in some Clinton behind-the-scenes badassery, left bank, corner pocket

08 Dec 2012 11:35 PM
Emposter     

starsrift: Hmmmmh. TFA still makes it seem gloomy.


Indeed. He may have already irreversibly harmed Egypt's chance for a fair decision on their new constitution.

08 Dec 2012 11:36 PM
abb3w    [TotalFark]  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.


Geometric would be nice.

08 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
God-is-a-Taco     

MemeSlave: At some point, don't we run out of brown people?


I don't think the world will run out any time soon.
It's like bamboo or something.

08 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
Kibbler     
I KEED, I KEED. YOU NOT KILL ME NOW.

KEEDING ONLY.

08 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
megarian    [TotalFark]  

Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.


Glad it wasn't just me.

08 Dec 2012 11:38 PM
JolobinSmokin    [TotalFark]  
I'm sure farker independents will be able to explain why drudge report doesn't have

Red and blue sirens blaring with a picture of morsi not being a pharaoh.

Nvm, he'll mention it in a week at the bottom of the page.

08 Dec 2012 11:39 PM
Linkster    [TotalFark]  

Apos: Silverstaff: Translation: He didn't want to get the Mubarak treatment.

Bingo.


This!

08 Dec 2012 11:39 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
So this means Romney is automatically president?

08 Dec 2012 11:41 PM
Kibbler     
This is just like the Muslim Brotherhood, not seizing total power with military backing. Those guys are clever.

Truly our greatest threat ever!

08 Dec 2012 11:46 PM
Notabunny    [TotalFark]  

megarian: Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

Glad it wasn't just me.


Cairo in a coma I know, I know it's serious...

08 Dec 2012 11:47 PM
Krymson Tyde     
I suspect he values his head being attached to his torso.

08 Dec 2012 11:48 PM
megarian    [TotalFark]  

Notabunny: megarian: Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

Glad it wasn't just me.

Cairo in a coma I know, I know it's serious...


This just made me happy that I'm marginally intoxicated.

Extreme lulz.

08 Dec 2012 11:49 PM
FarkedOver     
The radical left needs to keep this revolution going. Destroy the ruling class and create a workers state. Keep revolting until worker control is set in stone.

08 Dec 2012 11:52 PM
Djkb     
Does this mean everything is ok over there now?

08 Dec 2012 11:54 PM
simplicimus     
Sounds like they need a Gray Council.

08 Dec 2012 11:56 PM
a_bilge_monkey     
Pharoh has decreed that some power will devolve to the priests.

08 Dec 2012 11:58 PM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
Egyptian military to Morsi -- "We knew Gamel Abdel Nasser and you're not Gamel Abdel Nasser."

09 Dec 2012 12:02 AM
GoldenEagle     

abb3w: StreetlightInTheGhetto: And only 7 people died. Some kind of progress.
Geometric would be nice.


Why not go for linear? Next revolution there will be people being born in the streets! I bet Morsi's good for a couple population explosions in the next few months.

/Or some kind of explosions anyway

09 Dec 2012 12:03 AM
iaazathot     
Wow, can we do this to Congress?

09 Dec 2012 12:05 AM
Amos Quito     

Rincewind53: Wow. He blinked. I didn't think he would.



Like it or not, reality is that the military still runs the show.


/Backed by USrael from behind the scenes
//Mubarak to Morsi
///Superficial

09 Dec 2012 12:06 AM
fusillade762     

Notabunny: megarian: Spiralmonkey: I read that headline as Morrisey - still made sense.

Glad it wasn't just me.

Cairo in a coma I know, I know it's serious...


Allah knows they're miserable now.

09 Dec 2012 12:07 AM
Cuchulane    [TotalFark]  
I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?

09 Dec 2012 12:07 AM
fusillade762     
The draft constitution has been criticised for its potential to weaken human rights and the rights of women, and out of fear it would usher in Islamic interpretation of laws.

I wish at some point they'd actually quote the portions of the draft that relate to that.

09 Dec 2012 12:08 AM
Amos Quito     

iaazathot: Wow, can we do this to Congress?



Yes, but we don't have the balls.

09 Dec 2012 12:11 AM
ToeKnee666     
'Cos life is hard enough when you belong here.

09 Dec 2012 12:12 AM
Amos Quito     

Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?



To remain in power, as they were under Mubarak.

09 Dec 2012 12:13 AM
Amos Quito     

Amos Quito: Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?


To remain in power, as they were under during Mubarak.



FTFM

Mubarak was just a puppet,

09 Dec 2012 12:14 AM
meyerkev     

Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?


Kingmakers/Praetorian guard. The military is the de facto power, and has provided the last 3 presidents.

I've also heard that the military is divided between the old and new guard. (Which can largely be defined by whether they fought in the Six Days War and October War or not and their resulting attitude towards Israel ["Oh hell no, we're not doing that again. I don't care if they're Zionist Oppressors"/"Death to the Zionist Oppressors"]). So the old guard wants another Mubarak (military, semi-secular, reasonably friendly to the West, not going to war with Israel), and the partially-Islamist new guard wants a Morsi or similar who they then control. Dunno how true that is though

09 Dec 2012 12:18 AM
meyerkev     

meyerkev: Kingmakers/Praetorian guard. The military is the de facto power, and has provided the last 3 presidents before Morsi.


FTFM.

I also heard that Mubarak's big sin that brought the military in against him was trying to install his son as successor instead of letting the generals pick.

09 Dec 2012 12:24 AM
RoyFokker'sGhost     

meyerkev: Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?

Kingmakers/Praetorian guard. The military is the de facto power, and has provided the last 3 presidents.

I've also heard that the military is divided between the old and new guard. (Which can largely be defined by whether they fought in the Six Days War and October War or not and their resulting attitude towards Israel ["Oh hell no, we're not doing that again. I don't care if they're Zionist Oppressors"/"Death to the Zionist Oppressors"]). So the old guard wants another Mubarak (military, semi-secular, reasonably friendly to the West, not going to war with Israel), and the partially-Islamist new guard wants a Morsi or similar who they then control. Dunno how true that is though


Yup. And if the figurehead gets too far out of line, I'm sure the Egyptian military still has a healthy supply of grenades on hand.

09 Dec 2012 12:26 AM
Cuchulane    [TotalFark]  

Amos Quito: Amos Quito: Cuchulane: I can see why Morsi turned around out of fear of the crowd, if he doesn't have the support of the military. I'm trying to figure out why the military tolerates these protests. What's their end game?


To remain in power, as they were under during Mubarak.


FTFM

Mubarak was just a puppet,


Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out what they see as the best way to do that. I mean, in reality there are limits to how far a military can go in only pretending that the government matters before the soldiers themselves start to abandon their posts. That's the theory anyway. Common thinking in the US is that if the military decided to just up and take over that the citizen soldiers themselves would rebel. That hasn't been true in Syria so far though. So how does the military plan to most effectivly keep power and keep the peace?

09 Dec 2012 12:26 AM
Spaced Lion     
When the government fears the people, you have liberty.

iaazathot: Wow, can we do this to Congress?


We could, but SWAT and the National Guard would start mowing people down like wheat. And then the protestors would be portrayed as worthless hippie welfare leeches, enough people would believe it, and nothing would come of it.

09 Dec 2012 12:28 AM
abb3w    [TotalFark]  

GoldenEagle: Why not go for linear? Next revolution there will be people being born in the streets!


The "make love not war" thing seemed to have been shown empirically non-correspondent back at the end of the 1960s to early 1970s. But I suppose there's opportunity for more data...

09 Dec 2012 12:36 AM
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