Video: Protests, clashes spread outside of Cairo

posted at 8:01 am on November 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The anger over Mohamed Morsi’s “temporary” decrees that turn him into a “Pharaoh,” as Mohammed ElBaradei put it last week, continues to roll through Cairo — and now beyond. CNN reports this morning that protests and clashes with police have now expanded outside of the capital of Egypt:

A measure of Morsi’s concern can be seen in an announcement today that the would-be dictator will meet with the same judiciary that he all but dismissed last week:

President Mohamed Morsy will meet Monday with members of Egypt’s highest judicial body, which has slammed his recent decree slashing judges’ authority as an “unprecedented attack,” state news reports.

The Supreme Judicial Council has criticized the edict from Morsy, issued last Thursday, that among other things stated courts cannot overturn any decision or law he has issued since taking office in June or over the next six months, until a new constitution is finalized.

Morsy’s office said Sunday that his decree is aimed at “preserving the impartiality of the judiciary … to avoid politicizing it.”

ElBaradei demanded that Morsi rescind his decrees of last week, and most judges have backed calls for a nationwide strike until Morsi retreats. So far, there appears to be no organized demand for Morsi’s resignation, but that might change if Morsi remains obstinate, or if the police or especially the army get violent in a crackdown on the protests.

One has to wonder how Hamas views this situation from Gaza.  They provoked a war with Israel with the context of the rise of Morsi and their parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, to power in Egypt, and got the world to make their ally the guarantor of the cease-fire.  Suddenly, Morsi doesn’t look anywhere near as secure as last week, and might have provoked a counterrevolution with his power grab.  Perhaps this might convince Hamas to lay low for a while, especially since the last think Morsi needs is to look like a failure in diplomacy, which might remove the only tether Morsi has left with the West.


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The American Left is simply taking notes, wondering how likely we are to respond as the Egyptians are once the ‘thou shalt not question anything Obama does’ decree goes out.

Washington Nearsider on November 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

The election is over. The rat-eared wonder that you don’t have to fool all of the people all the time- just long enough to leave the impression you are Santa Claus for a few brief weeks in October and early November.

The myth of the Arab Spring and growing democracy in the Middle East will soon be as much a memory as promises of transparency in government, ethical behavior in Congress, or individual civil liberties.

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM

isn’t it spelled ‘pharaoh’?

ted c on November 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Let it burn.

Oil Can on November 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Alternate headline: USA 2016 movie trailer.

hillsoftx on November 26, 2012 at 8:12 AM

isn’t it spelled ‘pharaoh’?

ted c on November 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Yeah, I missed that before publication. It’s fixed now.

Ed Morrissey on November 26, 2012 at 8:12 AM

The American Left is simply taking notes, wondering how likely we are to respond as the Egyptians are once the ‘thou shalt not question anything Obama does’ decree goes out.

Washington Nearsider on November 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Once the decree goes out? I thought it was already considered the norm over at MSNBC!

pilamaye on November 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

I predict that after some soul searching, Obama will comedown on the side of whatever speeds up the creation of the Caliphate and the rise of Islam. That is just who he is.

MikeA on November 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Will Hamas lay low?

Good question

cmsinaz on November 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Once the decree goes out? I thought it was already considered the norm over at MSNBC!

pilamaye on November 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

I thought it was the Da Crease in Obama’s pants.

Electrongod on November 26, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Suddenly, Morsi doesn’t look anywhere near as secure as last week, and might have provoked a counterrevolution with his power grab.

quick, hillary! call him a moderate and watch what happens.

ted c on November 26, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Perhaps this might convince Hamas to lay low for a while, especially since the last think Morsi needs is to look like a failure in diplomacy

and by “lay low” you actually mean “purchase more rockets with greater payloads to fire into Israel”

/meanings.

ted c on November 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

The problem is, Iran needs Israel fighting in Gaza in order to keep Israel from focusing on Iran.

Sekhmet on November 26, 2012 at 8:21 AM

turn the Nile into blood. Send a plague of frogs, locusts, darkness, kill off the firstborn sons and then see if Morsi gets it……

history.

ted c on November 26, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Perhaps this might convince Hamas to lay low for a while

You’re applying rational thinking to insane people. They will act according to their nature.

dogsoldier on November 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

and by “lay low” you actually mean “purchase more rockets with greater payloads to fire into Israel”

ted c on November 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Exactly. Cease fire in Islamic is translated “time to reload and rearm.”

Happy Nomad on November 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I think we need another “speech”. Apparently the first one didn’t “take”.

gophergirl on November 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

The green blouse didn’t work. Next time Hillziller will have to appear in a bright green catsuit complete with thigh-high boots and a bullwhip.

CorporatePiggy on November 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Protests, clashes spread outside of Cairo

The only logical explanation from General Clapper’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence is that somebody, probably out in Ohio or Arkansas, possibly Utah, posted some sort of anti-Mohammed video to YouTube over the weekend.

Once Eric Holder’s Department of Justice identifies the bitter-clinger culprits, and makes the expected arrests, His Excellency, Field Marshal, Doctor, President for Life Barrack Hussein Obama Amin will call for a special session of the UN General Assembly and make one of his vaunted speeches, women will faint, men will become weak at the knees, children will cry with joy spontaneously…and that will soothe the troubled Moslem soul, and the streets will be swept with a divine calm, the oceans will recede and unicorns in flowered burkhas will sprinkle Skittles across the land, and Moslem and infidel alike will hold hands and gaily sing Kumbaya.

Problem solved.

My work is done.

[Off to see the wizard and witch doctors…you guys have a great day and a better week.]

coldwarrior on November 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

CorporatePiggy on November 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Oh, yeah, momma…I could dig that…’cept for the Hildabeast part. :-)

coldwarrior on November 26, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Smart Power! Or…something…

kingsjester on November 26, 2012 at 8:54 AM

The American Left is simply taking notes, wondering how likely we are to respond as the Egyptians are once the ‘thou shalt not question anything Obama does’ decree goes out.

Washington Nearsider on November 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Too late. Obama has already gone farther than just declaring that he has more power. He decreed a number of things that should have gone through Congress, and nobody has taken to the streets to protest. The media doesn’t cover it and the American people couldn’t care less.

The Rogue Tomato on November 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM

He obviously has the blessing of the military since there is no noise coming from there. That’s pretty much all that matters.

Buddahpundit on November 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM

watched “Lincoln” this weekend. Good movie, thought provoking, good history lesson, politics no different then than now.

Made me want to study US history more.

But geez, we have to follow every outrageous outrage in every country, I mean, there are only so many hours in a day. Why not just cut off funds and get the he** out ? Also, see Bill Whittle.

williampeck1958 on November 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM

EGYPT FOR THE EGYPTIANS!

This is one of my favorite lines from George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra. I have always maintained that Egypt will be best served by the citizens recalling their ancient roots and remembering that are Egyptians first and foremost.

Mutnodjmet on November 26, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Egyptians rioting.

Is there a video someplace I haven’t heard about?

Mitoch55 on November 26, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Nothing our lord and savior Barack Obama can’t fix.

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

xblade on November 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Nothing our lord and savior Barack Obama can’t fix.

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

xblade on November 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Lord and Savior? Nah. He’s an understudy for the character of “12th Imam”.

CorporatePiggy on November 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Nothing our lord and savior Barack Obama can’t fix.

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

xblade on November 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I saw that earlier this morning. Foxx is lucky that we don’t have blasphemy laws in this country. (I was surprised that the audience was a lot more vocal in applauding Obama than G0d. Maybe it was just the shock of hearing “G0d” in that context.) My disapproval, though, isn’t going to affect him as I never bought any of his stuff, nor watched any of his shows. I certainly won’t now.

Kevin K. on November 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM

My prayer is that the Sphinx comes to life and devours every member of the Muslim Brotherhood in a night of retribution.

Amen.

profitsbeard on November 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Obama is obviously satisfied with developments in Egypt.

If he wasn’t, all he has to do is threaten to end the $1.55 BILLION in US taxpayer dollars he plans to send to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood this year.

novaculus on November 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

So, how does it feel to look at Egypt and see them acting like Americans, fighting for Freedom from a Tyrannical, Totalitarian take over, while Americans Surrender like the French? How proud are you, of American’s total lack of testicles or any desire to be Free? Justification of oppression is our legacy to our kids & Grandkids. Staggering State & Federal debt that will enslave them & their Grandkids and all Americans are willing to do is talk, whine, moan & groan. How impotent, you’ve allowed yourselves, to be convinced, you are! Your leaders continue to act like the you don’t exist & you do nothing about it. It’s long past time to melt down the Congressional Phone lines. It’s been time, to take to the streets and shut this place down and act like Egyptians! Since you don’t have what it takes to act like Americans!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 26, 2012 at 1:21 PM

…who cares?

KOOLAID2 on November 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM