President Morsi of Egypt is out, just like that. When President Obama stood behind the demonstrators in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt and other nations during the so-called Arab Spring, my thought went to the phrase mob rule.
The State Department has not responded to online posts claiming Egypt’s US Ambassador Anne Patterson is pressuring Coptic Christians to not attend protests against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi scheduled to start this Sunday.
Some of you may be asking “where were the Marines?” That’s a good question, but I want to know where was the perimeter security for the US Embassies that were attacked.
Pamela Geller points us to an Arabic-language website suggesting the United States may have offered to release 50 Egyptians held in US prisons, including Omar Abdel Rahman (a.k.a. the Blind Sheikh) in return for Egypt releasing 16 Americans who worked for democracy supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt.
It’s just before 8 a.m. ET and I caught a glimpse of Ray LaHood on CBS This Morning. Is it me, or was he way too calm about his son being held in Egypt and not allowed to leave?
But is Egypt really free? We’re seeing a military coup right? Of course, Egypt’s Constitution provides specific detail concerning who is to take charge if the president resigns, and those instructions do not include the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces taking over … but why even bother with the countries own Constitution ya know? Read more
Longer in my opinion, but that’s just me. The upside is Gibbs will be gone soon. The downside, we can still look forward to things like “Mubarak is not a dictator” moments from the VP. Read more