Egyptian military command meets as utimatum deadline approaches; Update: Army seized state TV?

posted at 8:01 am on July 3, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, Mohamed Morsi insisted that he would sacrifice his life for his “constitutional legitimacy.” A few hours later, the Egyptian military upped the ante by pledging their own blood to free their nation from the Muslim Brotherhood’s autocracy:

According to CBS News, they’re not bluffing. Army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called a meeting of his general command with just hours to go before the deadline of his ultimatum to Morsi to either reach an agreement with the opposition for reform, or find himself and the Muslim Brotherhood ejected from power:

A Defense Ministry official said Wednesday that army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was meeting with his top commanders, hours before the military’s deadline to the president and opposition to resolve the nation’s political crisis was set to expire.

The official, who gave no further details, spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

Even so, Morsi’s not budging. And the violence has already started, although so far it’s not gotten out of hand:

Sporadic bursts of automatic gunfire shut down streets in central Cairo overnight as supporters of President Mohamed Morsi clashed violently with opposition protesters outside Cairo University, where the president’s supporters had gathered. At least 16 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in the clashes that erupted late Tuesday night and carried into the early hours of Wednesday morning, as Morsi delivered a defiant televised speech that made clear he would not back down.

With only hours to go until the Wednesday deadline, Egypt was quickly hurtling toward a showdown between its powerful military and the Islamists, including Morsi, who swept to power in elections last year. Morsi’s backers in the Muslim Brotherhood have vowed that they will not go quietly if their president is forced out. …

The speech represented a direct challenge to the nation’s military and a signal that efforts to mediate the crisis have so far failed. Earlier on Tuesday, Morsi met with his defense minister, Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, in an apparent bid to reach an accord.

Shortly after Morsi’s speech, a message was posted to an Egyptian armed forces Facebook page saying, “We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool.”

Perhaps neither side is bluffing.  If that’s the case, the Muslim Brotherhood had better be prepared to deal with a hostile military — and ordinary Egyptians had better find ways out of the crossfire.  The questions may soon be how much discipline Sissi can expect from his military units and commanders, and how much backbone the Muslim Brotherhood rank and file have for a heavy-arms fight. Morsi and Sissi may be underestimating those capabilities in their enemies and overestimating them in their own forces, which would precipitate a violent resolution of those questions.  We’ll probably know sooner rather than later now that it’s clear that neither side will budge until the last moment, if at all.

Update: With an hour to go before the ultimatum expires, this report from Richard Engel shows how serious the army is — assuming it’s accurate:

If they’ve already seized the broadcast stations, that sounds like action is coming very soon.


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So, they voted for a MB and now are waking up…

Well..
They obviously don’t have the lame media like the U.S.
And distractions…
and the 47%ers…

Electrongod on July 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Looks like, a Morsi Custers last Stand at Tahrir Big Horn Square!!!

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 5m

Both the Egyptian armed forces and the interior ministry will release statements soon: http://ara.tv/28n9h via @AlArabiya_Eng #Egypt
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https://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 5m

LIVE STATEMENT:

Egyptian interior ministry says it will defend all forms of violence “side by side” with the army. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/30/Live-from-Egypt-latest-developments-.html

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:14 AM

I thought all was well in the Middle East and that Pres won the foreign policy debate by a landslide. Hummmm

hillsoftx on July 3, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Vacation in Egypt, anyone?

theblacksheepwasright on July 3, 2013 at 8:20 AM

I guess my trip to The Promise Land will be on hold.
/

Electrongod on July 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Hmmmmm, I guess the millions of protesters
don’t get a government check? Or don’t receive
MorsiCare?

The US military needs to take notes.

redguy on July 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Egypt’s Attorney General the shifty Eric al-Holderi nearly flipped his turban when he issued an angry statement that presidents can’t be held accountable until 2015 in Egypt either.

viking01 on July 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Are the sphinx and the pyramids gonna be okay?

Fallon on July 3, 2013 at 8:24 AM

“Wake up America”
“Obama supports terrorism”

Just some of the signs…

What do they know that we don’t?

Hmmmmm

Electrongod on July 3, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Will they make Morsi share a cell with Mubarack?

That would be rich.

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM

CNN is reporting that there are a few hundred gathered in Tahrir Square…
/

Electrongod on July 3, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Hmmmmm, I guess the millions of protesters
don’t get a government check? Or don’t receive
MorsiCare?

The US military needs to take notes.

redguy on July 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

“I guess I shoulda been printing more money…” – Morsi

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Will they make Morsi share a cell with Mubarack?

That would be rich.

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM

workingclass artist:Its goin to get crowded!:)

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:30 AM

“Go back to your home on Obama Island…”
“Obama, your b!tch is our dictator”

The gig is up folks…
They’re on to us…

Electrongod on July 3, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Vacation in Egypt, anyone?

theblacksheepwasright on July 3, 2013 at 8:20 AM

…JugEars is close by…he can shoot over there to help…sort of like Bengahzi!

KOOLAID2 on July 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM

“Getting That Old 1979 Feeling Again…

Between civil war in Syria, a prospective coup in Egypt that could lead to civil war, and serious unrest on Turkey (that could lead to civil war), we could wake up in three or six months to find the region in complete chaos or worse-maybe American hostages will complete the decay of the moment. What a relief to know that Obama has telephoned Morsi in Egypt! I am sure the problem is solved now.

Yep. I’ve been expecting events to start cascading towards a crisis since…well late 2008 or so. I figured it would take a few years for tensions to build up and inhibitions to sufficiently loosen but 5 years was definitely on the over side.

Now with just a little bad luck we could have chemical warfare troops fighting in Syria and hostages in Egypt. Bad times bad times…” – Maetenloch ASHQ

580x431xEgypt-2-copy-600×446.jpg.pagespeed.ic.gwmWaRvfiw

http://minx.cc/?post=341391

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM

…JugEars is close by…he can shoot over there to help…sort of like Bengahzi!

KOOLAID2 on July 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM

But just before arriving..
Give the Stand Down order and head for D.C.

smirking all the way..

Electrongod on July 3, 2013 at 8:34 AM

When one side announces there will be free health care for all it will be settled.

docflash on July 3, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Give me Jihadyism,or Death,er wait,………………

Egypt protests

Spokesman for Egypt’s president says it’s better for Morsi to die in defense of democracy than be blamed by history – @Reuters

July 3, 2013, 12:30 p.m. GMT from blogs.aljazeera.com by editor
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http://blogs.aljazeera.com/topic/egypt/breaking-egyptian-presidents-spokesman-says-it-better-morsi-die-defence-democracy

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Obviously…We should send Dennis Rodman to Egypt.

“Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize…The former NBA star says his meeting with North Korean leader qualifies him for the award…

“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman says. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama's] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”

http://www.boston.com/news/source/2013/07/dennis_rodman_wants_a_nobel_peace_prize.html

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:36 AM

If an Egyptian comes to US hes welcome and ignored. If A US person goes to Egypt to visit the sites. They need armed guards.

My dream is to visit the great sites of the world. But a religion prohibits that.,

Gedge on July 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

First comment on the Rodman thread is a winner…

“From the end of Men In Black:

“Dennis Rodman is an alien?”

“Yeah.”

“Not much of a disguise.”

MisterBeasley
07/02/2013 07:23 PM

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:38 AM

#cairo #alexandria #egypt #tahir

Instagram with live videos in some cases from various parts of the country.

Why wait for the fake journalists of CNN when you have real people on the ground providing live feed in various settings.

Pray for the freedom of the Egyptian people.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 49s

#BreakingNews:

Army armored vehicles guard #Egypt state TV building, staff not working on live productions have left -security sources

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Spokesman for Egypt’s president says it’s better for Morsi to die in defense of democracy than be blamed by history – @Reuters

Good, then go down with your Muzzie 7th century ship you thug.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Egypt protests

@RichardEngel tweeted:

RichardEngel

Sources #army in charge state tv building.

Staff being told to go home early,

leaving only essential personnel. #egypt

July 3, 2013, 12:39 p.m. GMT from twitter.com by editor
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Escalation sumpins,…………….

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 2m

LIVE IN #EGYPT:

Military sources say

Brotherhood political party refused invitation to meet army commander:
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http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/30/Live-from-Egypt-latest-developments-.html

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Egypt’s secretary of state the infamous Hanouh-Ijan Kerri echoed the White House position that the current terrorist rule in Egypt be maintained.

viking01 on July 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM

If an Egyptian comes to US hes welcome and ignored. If A US person goes to Egypt to visit the sites. They need armed guards.

My dream is to visit the great sites of the world. But a religion prohibits that.,

Gedge on July 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

If Islamists take over they’ll blowup the pagan pyramids anyhow…cause they’re that fanatical and that stupid.

In other news…The Hagia Sophia will no longer be a World Heritage Site but now will become a Mosque again.

I expect the Mohammedians will use hydraulic lifts to clamber up into the copola and deface the giant mosaic of Christ Pantocrator…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jesus-Christ-from-Hagia-Sophia.jpg

workingclass artist on July 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM

If they’ve already seized the broadcast stations, that sounds like action is coming very soon.

Apparently the content changed abruptly yesterday:

Watching the government owned Channel One. They changed allegiance. The are covering the anti-Morsi protests now. That’s my 1st sign of coup — The Big Pharaoh (@TheBigPharaoh) July 2, 2013

forest on July 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 2m

#BreakingNews:

#Egypt army says has no set times for issuing statements or speeches

– official Facebook page

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/06/30/Live-from-Egypt-latest-developments-.html
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Live Feed:

http://live.reuters.com/Event/World_News

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Fireworks for the Fourth……

dddave on July 3, 2013 at 8:49 AM

My dream is to visit the great sites of the world. But a religion prohibits that.

Gedge on July 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

If a wash and wear burqa finally hits the market you may be able to sneak in and sneak out. Wear big sunglasses.

Otherwise don’t get your hopes up.

viking01 on July 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Jihady MartyDumb com’n right up!!!

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:54 AM

but..but…but Cairo?

NickelAndDime on July 3, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Fireworks for the Fourth……

dddave on July 3, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Now, now,

Nancy Pelosi says we should celebrate health care Independence
on the 4th…..

I say, “Hey Poltergeist, I have an M-80 (the real ones)
handy to shove up your….

ToddPA on July 3, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Hmmmmm…… a Jihady TreeHugger?!:)

Mursi thinks better to “die standing like tree” – aide

http://live.reuters.com/Event/World_News

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:57 AM

My dream is to visit the great sites of the world. But a religion prohibits that.

Gedge on July 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

The sad thing about these world wonders is you are hustled by the beggars and thieves the entire time and the stink and trash takes the awe out of it.

docflash on July 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM

The sad thing about these world wonders is you are hustled by the beggars and thieves the entire time and the stink and trash takes the awe out of it.

docflash on July 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM

True. Most of the time is spent fighting to maintain camera ownership and keep one’s wallet from being fondled away as a platter of souvenirs made in China is pushed in your face.

viking01 on July 3, 2013 at 9:03 AM

That Cairo Speech back in June 2009 really made the Middle east all peaceful like, didn’t it?

The basis for throwing Mubarak into the trash heap was “the voices of the people” and “the regime’s” violence directed at “the people.”

Well…when is Bozo going to tell Morsi to step down?

Bet he sends an official delegation to the funeral, though.

coldwarrior on July 3, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Are the sphinx and the pyramids gonna be okay?

Fallon on July 3, 2013 at 8:24 AM

J. Howard Marshall and Anna Nicole Smith have both been dead for years. No change in their condition is expected. :-)

coldwarrior on July 3, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Ho-Hum. Obama’s sleepin in on this one…. Like Benghazi.

What a shameless little community organizer he is.

Key West Reader on July 3, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Not sure the Army should be under the direction of a Sissy.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM

America’s military, see what the Egyptian military is doing? Get a clue. Wonder if Barky would pledge his life for his causes? Man, sometimes I crack myself up.

msupertas on July 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Not sure the Army should be under the direction of a Sissy.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Explain please, I’m curious.

D-fusit on July 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:10 AM

More like final vengeance for the murder of Anwar Sadat… maybe.

CPT. Charles on July 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Explain please, I’m curious.

D-fusit on July 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Stupid joke: “Army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called a meeting of his general command…”

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM

The questions may soon be how much discipline Sissi can expect from his military units and commanders, and how much backbone the Muslim Brotherhood rank and file have for a heavy-arms fight.

Hmm… a valid point. However, consider this… the Tamarod picking up the arms of fallen MB supporters (obviously supplied from State arsenals that the MB got access to), and joining the fray.

There is no 2nd Amendment in Egypt… so it’ll be a DYI revolution.

Dear Leader’s reaction to the MB being slaughtered by secular Egyptians should be an interesting window into Obozo’s brain… if it comes to that.

CPT. Charles on July 3, 2013 at 9:43 AM

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 8:10 AM

More like final vengeance for the murder of Anwar Sadat… maybe.

CPT. Charles on July 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM

CPT. Charles:Hmm,interesting!:)

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Are the sphinx and the pyramids gonna be okay?

Fallon on July 3, 2013 at 8:24 AM

If we agree they were built by Allah, they’ll be fine.

BobMbx on July 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

final vengeance for the murder of Anwar Sadat.

CPT. Charles on July 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Doc Holliday: “Make no mistake, it’s not revenge [they are] after. It’s a reckonin’.”

coldwarrior on July 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 8m

General Command of Armed Forces will issue statement as soon as it is done meeting w/political figures:

army #Egypt http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Clare Richardson ‏@clarerrrr 15m

#Egypt army meets with

religious, national, political figures;

statement expected after

-@Reuters live coverage here: http://live.reuters.com/Event/World_News
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Egypt protests

@RichardEngel tweeted:

#tahrir square filling up.

Anti morsi demonstrators getting ready for victory celebration.

#egypt http://t.co/VKGIC4h2l6

July 3, 2013, 2:13 p.m. GMT from twitter.com by editor
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https://twitter.com/RichardEngel/status/352429012670353408

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

** Resignation **

Hmm,who’s broadcasting?!!

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 40s

#LATEST —

The cabinet secretary general Safwat Abdel Dayem resigns,

#Egypt TV reports http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Update: Army seized state TV

This just got real.

Steve Eggleston on July 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I would like to see more reporting on the money that was sent less than 30 days ago to Egypt…

“Secretary of State John Kerry quietly sends $1.3B to Egypt, waiving U.S. law: memo”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/7/secretary-state-john-kerry-quietly-sends-13b-egypt/

djn on July 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 2m

#Egypt army deadline expires,

statement expected

http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Egypt protests

Photo: Protesters gather in Tahrir Square as army deadline expires – via @TheAtlanticWire

July 3, 2013, 2:41 p.m. GMT from twitpic.com by editor
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http://twitpic.com/d0lshg

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Egypt protests

Anti-regime protesters start to congregate outside Egypt’s defense ministry as deadline passes – @AhramOnline

July 3, 2013, 2:40 p.m. GMT from english.ahram.org.eg by editor
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Egypt’s army deadline expires – @AFP; follow latest including live video from Tahrir Square:

July 3, 2013, 2:37 p.m. GMT from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Egypt’s international broadcasting station, known as Radio Cairo in English, has gone silent. Coup in progress? Seizing the radio and TV is always a sign that something is happening.

simkeith on July 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Latest Political Shuffle attempt!

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 1m

#LATEST –

#Egypt President Mohammed Mursi calls

for formation of an interim coalition government, with PM approved by all political powers
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Egypt protests

Egypt’s President Morsi refuses to step down, tells military not to ‘take sides’ – @AP

July 3, 2013, 2:52 p.m. GMT by editor
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Send Kerry, they need help and he is the only man on earth capable of turning this disaster around…he served in VietNam you know…

right2bright on July 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

In the piece on Obama’s Crisis of Competence, they couldn’t resist low-balling the numbers of protestors in Tahir Square.

SurferDoc on July 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 7m

#LATEST — #Egypt President Mohammed Mursi says it is a mistake to side with one party http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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Al Arabiya English Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 11m

#LATEST — #Egypt cannot go backwards, President Mursi says
Expand
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Taking over the State Run Media…hmmmm?

d1carter on July 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Hmmm…..still waiting for Obamagedden to explode.

Egypt’s President Morsi refuses to step down, tells military not to ‘take sides’ – @AP

Shorter Morsi: “We’re gonna start shooting shortly, so back off a bit so we can have a clear line of fire”

BobMbx on July 3, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Mr President, Kerry wants to know where you put that “Reset” button?

virgo on July 3, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 1m

#LATEST — Sources in Freedom and Justice party say they refused #Egypt army invitation to meeting with leaders. http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Well,its Official,the Army has the News Room:

Er wait,whats this *Sources*!

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 59s

#LATEST —

State TV building is under the control of the army,

sources tell

Al Arabiya #Egypt http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 1m

#LATEST — #Egypt state TV denied that employees evacuated TV building and reassures ongoing work #Cairo http://bit.ly/12iBdG8

canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Egypt protests

@AJELive tweeted:

#Egypt live blog: An ambulance has trouble navigating #TahrirSquare [EPA] http://t.co/j5QhvyOrRg

July 3, 2013, 3:10 p.m. GMT from twitter.com by editor
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 1m

#LATEST — Sources in Freedom and Justice party say they refused #Egypt army invitation to meeting with leaders. http://bit.ly/12iBdG8
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canopfor on July 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM

For those who forgot, that’s Morsi’s and the Brotherhood’s political arm.

Steve Eggleston on July 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Twitter reporting Morsi under house arrest. Streaming live:

http://legalinsurrection.com/

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

#cairo #alexandria #egypt #tahir

Instagram with live videos in some cases from various parts of the country.

Why wait for the fake journalists of CNN when you have real people on the ground providing live feed in various settings.

Pray for the freedom of the Egyptian people.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Our liberal media will filter out anything negative said or shown on signs about the REB and his ambassador to Egypt.

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Pray for the freedom of the Egyptian people.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I have been for days. The live stream with the crowds and the shouting is has never happened in world history before that I have ever heard of.

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Semi-confirmation of that from Al Arabiya:

• 3:42 pm The Egyptian president’s national security adviser says a military coup under way.

• 3:49 pm Security slaps a travel ban on Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and top Islamists, sources tell AFP

Next.

Steve Eggleston on July 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23159066 Live

Also Live Texting on side bar

Egypt is burning, on fire and our MSM Networks consumed Zimmerman!

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Semi-confirmation of that from Al Arabiya:

• 3:42 pm The Egyptian president’s national security adviser says a military coup under way.

• 3:49 pm Security slaps a travel ban on Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and top Islamists, sources tell AFP

Next.

Steve Eggleston on July 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Could be pre-mature, but BBC (linked above) is reporting your 3:49PM info.
Just a matter of time it appears.

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

I’ve got my old Sangean ATS-803A world band radio fired up and connected to a 100 foot longwire antenna. I’m currently able to hear stations from Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. Egyptian state radio is silent on all frequencies that they normally use in the summer, at least as far as I can monitor here in mid-south US. Their transmitters have been in a bad state of disrepair for years, and their nightly English language program beamed to North America has been a sometime thing as of late, but not a peep out of them now even on Arabic language programs aimed at the local region.

Is a coup in progress? Well after seizing the presidential palace, aren’t the radio and TV stations usually next? I wonder if anyone in Europe or the middle east can verify that Radio Cairo is off the air.

simkeith on July 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Obama won’t weigh in.

Being President Weightless suddenly.

profitsbeard on July 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Is a coup in progress? Well after seizing the presidential palace, aren’t the radio and TV stations usually next? I wonder if anyone in Europe or the middle east can verify that Radio Cairo is off the air.

simkeith on July 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

It depends on the priorities of the coup leaders. Sometimes they take the palace first, sometimes they take the electronic media first.

If there is confirmation Radio Cairo is off the air, I think we can safely say there is a coup going on.

Steve Eggleston on July 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Can you imagine the people under a Dictator for their entire lives and this Morsi worse than those before? Freedom is in the heart of man. We have not experienced what they have. I pray they receive their Freedom and overcome those that will try to step in and replace Morsi. That is my fear.

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Dear Leader seems to be waiting to see which way the wind blows…

d1carter on July 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Multiple sources now reporting the house arrest/restriction on travel of Morsi (see the HA Headlines for the ABC report).

Steve Eggleston on July 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I can’t believe these idiots are covering the Zimmerman case with the overthrow of Egypt coming..?

d1carter on July 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM

I can’t believe these idiots are covering the Zimmerman case with the overthrow of Egypt coming..?

d1carter on July 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Well, if they covered it live, they couldn’t lie about it later.

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Is a coup in progress? Well after seizing the presidential palace, aren’t the radio and TV stations usually next? I wonder if anyone in Europe or the middle east can verify that Radio Cairo is off the air.

simkeith on July 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

I’ve been trying to follow the twitter feeds but haven’t seen anything about that so far.

Resist We Much or canopfor would the the only ones that I know of that would have that info.

I’m reading at http://legalinsurrection.com/ ..Page down past the Zimmerman Trial.

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I can’t believe these idiots are covering the Zimmerman case with the overthrow of Egypt coming..?

d1carter on July 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Well, if they covered it live, they couldn’t lie about it later.

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

All the more reason to think they’d delay talk on the Zimmerman case… Invent a better tale for their Trayvon-boosters than the Skype fueled trainwreck that’s going on there now.

Gingotts on July 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Anybody else notice that within the past couple days, the media more universally started spelling his name “Morsy.”

No, no… this coup isn’t overthrowing the guy Obama helped get in. That dude was Morsi. With an i. This bastard is Morsy with a y, nothing to do with the current administration. I think he was Bush’s idea.

Gingotts on July 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Morsi&src=tren

@Gingotts. I think Egypt is more important, but the MSM have their audience:-)

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

@Gingotts. I think Egypt is more important, but the MSM have their audience:-)

bluefox on July 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Hey, CNN broke from Zimmerman for almost 5 minutes. Anything more than that would have been dangerously close to racist.

Gingotts on July 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

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