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Was the Egyptian military right to oust president Mohamed Morsi?


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Was the Egyptian military right to oust president Mohamed Morsi?

  1. Recall….remember that?

  2. Most of the people said YES. So can we remove Harper and Rob Ford form their offices following the exact same argument?

    • depends if you have the army with you or not

    • That’s funny, people keep saying Harper is killing democracy, but have no qualms removing him or any leader they don’t like undemocratically.

    • When Harper begins to take away women’s rights and make religious laws, then you have my vote.

  3. Not a coup. Media is flaud. Over 20 million people were asking for ouster.

    • In a country of 82.54 million, “20 million people” is not a majority, and even it were, it was still a coup. There was not a new election. Tanks rolled. That’s a coup.

  4. He needed to provide leadership in this matter. His flat refusal to negotiate brought his end. He was not a democratic leader.

  5. Sure Morsi was ‘democratically’ elected, but from what I hear on various newscasts, he turned out to be not the saviour he promised he would be…

    Telling lies to get elected should not be a free ticket to rule with an iron fist.!

    Has everyone forgotten Sadam Hussein.?

    • Adolph Hitler was “democratically elected” as well…I get the sneaking suspicion that not many people today think “Boy, if only we left poor little Adolph alone…”

      And to answer your question…YES. They’ve completely forgotten about Saddam Hussein, and what was the name of that guy in Libya who was threatening to create a GOLD STANDARD across Africa, thus removing the US’s control over that entire continent? Hmm…

      • To your second comment: Exactly!!! Why do you think he’s dead!!!!!!

    • Has everyone forgotten George W Bush?????

  6. “and necessary”
    Necessity, the tyrant’s plea.

  7. The world created a monster in the Egyptian people. They got rid of one leader by protesting, so now anytime the new leader does something they don’t like they protest to get rid of him. They voted him in, let them deal with it until the next election.

    • You don’t seem to know the US backs the Military in that country? Washington gave the ok to the genreals to do what they did.

      • Sources please… Or are you getting that from the internet, because “everyone knows it”

  8. Option no 3: “I don’t know enough about Morsi, the Egyptian political structure or culture, to form an informed opinion one way or another”

    ^^ I’m an educated individual, and I’ve read up on the Egyptian conflict, and yet this is the answer I’d pick, personally.

  9. Besides, Egypt’s political structure (like American and Canadian political structure) is NOT a representative democracy. It’s a majority democracy, which isn’t really democracy at all.

  10. We can start doing the same think in Canada in all government and municipal functions instead of counless Charbonneau type commission on civic corruption and the cost of it all. It’s far simpler to impeach our elected officials that forgot that the people voted for them and not corporations, nor the corporate welfare bums that run them and pay no taxes, export our jobs into the third world and hide their profits in tax havens. Jail for these types would be a better solution after seizing their assets.

  11. Sometimes destructive, extremist leaders get elected. It’s happened before as in Chile and Spain. Adolph came to power by constitutional process. And the country is better off without them.

  12. Being democratically elected does NOT give the president the power to do what he likes unopposed for the length of his term. The people gave him the power, and they have the power (and the right) to take it back as well if they are unsatisfied with their choice. Is that not what democracy is? The power with the people and not a selected few like the Brotherhood?

    Keep in mind too that 33 million protesters does constitute a majority of Egypt’s 50 million voting population (ie, after you subtract those too young to vote).

  13. It is not an elegant solution but necessary. It seems undemocratic at first sight but Egypt is not a democracy anyway. It was a dictature for many years. They dont have a democratic background enough. Now, If an elected Leader change the constitution, place himself over the constitution , dont listen to the protest and promote the agenda of a minority This is not a democracy.

    Constitutions need to have rigids rules and cannot be changed by one individual only. The lobby of musulman brotherhood is very strong and they only use the excuse of the democracy as a tool to promote their own religious agenda.

    I saw a musulman leader on Utube saying only god can rule the society and democracy brings too many crimes against God`s Will. Eventualy they want to have the Coran supervise the democraty and implement it over the constitutions. If it was only in for one specific country I would not matter, but they want to eventually achieve this everywhere in occident. (very scaring) The first target country is France and they will be achieved this with their high natality rates.

    So what was the choice for the army traditional allied with USA… The army have offered a participation to musulman brotherhood in the new government and they refused to colaborate with the putshist – So all this will turn into a civil war.