The Would-Be Prime Minister: Could ElBaradei Stabilize Egypt?

He may not be a man of all the people, but as Prime Minister, Mohamed ElBaradei could bring his country's new government the international credibility it now lacks

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Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei’s ascension to the position of interim Prime Minister was derailed at least temporarily on Saturday night amid confusion over whether he remains a viable candidate. Just days after the military-enforced ouster of Mohamed Morsi, several media outlets — including the state-run Middle East News Agency — reported that ElBaradei had been chosen. But within hours, a spokesman for interim President Adli Mansour apologetically announced that no decision had been made.

The 71-year-old ElBaradei would not be a surprising choice for Prime Minister. In a sense, he has been auditioning for the role for the past three years, and he would bring administrative experience, a corruption-free reputation and solid revolutionary credentials. However, he would not be an easy choice either. ElBaradei is despised by Islamists, and not just the Muslim Brotherhood — Salafi factions like the Nour Party also view him with open hostility. In fact, much of the speculation in the aftermath of Saturday night’s ElBaradei reversal centered on the possibility of an 11th-hour Nour veto. The Islamist party openly supported and endorsed Morsi’s ouster, and their presence in the transitional coalition is crucial to counteract Brotherhood claims that the military’s move against Morsi was a war on political Islam.

(MORE: Egypt’s New President Asserts Authority)

If ElBaradei does become interim leader, it would herald a crucial and challenging new phase both for the fragile and wounded Egyptian democratic experiment and personally for ElBaradei himself. The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, has seen his political fortunes soar and plunge repeatedly in the past few years.

For much of 2010, ElBaradei-mania ran wild in Egypt. After retiring from the IAEA at the end of 2009, he immediately began speaking out against the entrenched regime of Hosni Mubarak and pushing for greater political freedoms. He returned to Egypt in February 2010 to a reception worthy of a rock star. His arrival was covered on live television, the crush of well-wishers was so dense that ElBaradei had to leave the airport terminal though a side exit.

The following months were a honeymoon of sorts for ElBaradei and Egypt. From the very beginning, it was clear that he had tapped into something primal in the beleaguered Egyptian political psyche. The independent press breathlessly covered his every movement. Meanwhile, the state-owned newspapers and television stations spent much of this period acting like he didn’t exist.

(PHOTOSEgyptians Protest the Rule of Morsi, Celebrate Ouster)

But somewhere along the line, his movement floundered, partially through ElBaradei’s own decisions and failings. He refused to join street protests, disappointing many of the hard-core activists who wanted him to lead from the front. His travel schedule kept him outside Egypt so much that it became a running joke among his senior deputies. One of those deputies — who quit the position after about six months of working with ElBaradei — later described him to me as a disastrous administrator: imperious, stubborn and more used to issuing orders than considering contrary opinions. The bookish former diplomat seemed simply ill-suited to the role. He rarely appeared in public, and when he did, ElBaradei seemed distinctly uncomfortable.

I recall a June 2010 rally that revealed much about ElBaradei’s personality and the expectations he faced. It was an anti-police-brutality demonstration in Alexandria three weeks after future revolutionary icon Khaled Saeed had been publicly beaten to death by police officers. Anger was running high, and ordinary apolitical citizens were starting to uncharacteristically take to the streets. ElBaradei’s planned attendance had stoked expectations that this would be the real start of his street-level campaign against the Mubarak regime.

Instead, he lasted less than 10 minutes in public, waving to the crowd and giving a short interview to CNN before departing. The disappointment among spectators was palpable. In contrast, Hamdeen Sabahi, a veteran opposition activist who would later go on to finish third in last year’s presidential vote, was still there an hour later in a sweat-soaked suit, hugging well-wishers, posing for pictures.

(MORE: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Outrage: Protests and Gunfire Follow Morsi’s Ousting)

In December 2010, I interviewed ElBaradei for more than an hour at his home in a posh gated community near the Pyramids. He struck me as a sincere, intelligent man who clearly understood the depths of Egypt’s problems and was upset about all the right things. He also appeared at times a bit arrogant, inflexible and sheltered; I couldn’t help but ask him about that day in Alexandria. When I put forth the theory that he just didn’t seem comfortable being the center of attention in large crowds, the normally self-assured and verbose ElBaradei actually stammered a bit, seemingly lost for words. His wife Aida, who was sitting with us, chimed in reassuringly, “Don’t worry, you’ll get better at it.”

To his credit, ElBaradei never seemed at ease with the mantle of savior. Even at the heights of his popularity before the revolution, he repeatedly stated that people should stop looking to him to personally “save” Egypt. “I keep saying, ‘I am not the messiah.’ I keep, if you like, dampening their expectations. If you are waiting for a horseman on a white horse, the bad news is he’s not coming,” ElBaradei told me in December 2010. “I don’t want to replace a one-person regime with another one-person regime. I’m trying to convert Egypt into institutions.”

By early 2011, ElBaradei and his movement had essentially been marginalized. His critics saw it as entirely fitting that he was in Vienna on Jan. 25, 2011, when the uprising that would finally oust Mubarak began. He was regarded by many as a television-studio politician, comfortable giving interviews and lectures but with no taste for ground-level politics and no affinity for the people. That view likely underestimates the contribution he made in helping set the stage for the 2011 revolution. Part of the reason that ElBaradei disappointed so many people in Egypt was that their expectations for him were simply unrealistic — he was overrated so long that he might have become underrated.

(VIDEO: 10 Questions for Mohamed ElBaradei)

Following the revolution, he became a strident critic of  the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood and its leader, Morsi, who became Egypt’s first democratically elected President in June 2012. Eventually, ElBaradei took a more direct role in politics — forming his own Dustour (Constitution) Party. But he never seemed to seriously consider running for President himself. Those who have known, have worked with and respect ElBaradei often acknowledge that he’s just not a street-level politician — which is polite code for saying he’ll never get elected to anything.

Opinions on ElBaradei inside Egypt remain decidedly mixed. Islamists of varying stripes seem to react to him with borderline revulsion, and loyalists of the old Mubarak regime (who were part of the crowds cheering for Morsi’s downfall this week) likely feel the same way. Even hard-core secularist revolutionaries seem fairly lukewarm about him.

But ElBaradei could bring much needed international credibility to the Prime Minister role — something Egypt’s transitional post-Morsi government is sorely lacking. Multiple foreign governments, if not the U.S., have already labeled Wednesday’s ouster of Morsi as a blatant military coup of Egypt’s first democratically elected leader — prompting an outraged and defensive reaction from the anti-Morsi camp. ElBaradei has already shown a willingness to put his personal credibility on the line to defend the removal of Morsi as a necessary and popularly supported correction to save the country from disaster. Now we just have to wait and see if he gets the chance.

Khalil is a Cairo-based journalist and author of Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation.

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Ahmed Hashim
Ahmed Hashim

Will not agree on this President Mohamed Morsy will return the governor of Egypt

Eman Ezzo
Eman Ezzo

The Egyptian army is protecting the Egyptian second revolution, MB is trying to send a different message to the world to get international support for the crimes they are making in our country today please don't believe them they are nothing but terrorist so don't support them . What happened in Egypt in the past few days is not a military coup , it's THE PEOPLE COUP. PLEASE don't believe or support the MB.

Ali Bakr
Ali Bakr

When is a military coup not a military coup? When it happens in Egypt, apparently. Those Western leaders who are telling us Egypt is still on the path to “democracy” have to remember that Morsi was indeed elected in a real, Western-approved election. For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup. The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president,suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital. But the word ‘coup’ does not – and cannot – cross the lips of the Blessed Barack Obama. Nor does the hopeless UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon dare to utter such an offensive word. It’s not as if Obama doesn’t know what’s going on. Snipers in Cairo killed 15 Egyptians this week from a rooftop of the very university in which Obama made his ‘reach-out’ speech to the Muslim world in 2009. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/when-is-a-military-coup-not-a-military-coup-when-it-happens-in-egypt-apparently-8688000.html

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Maħmoud Ĝħaleb
Maħmoud Ĝħaleb

اكتبوا الكلام ده في كل مكان بكل اللغات الانجليزية The Egyptian army protects the Egyptian people's revolution And what the Egyptian army to support the will of the people, Egyptian The u.s. Administration stop supporting terrorist brotherhood الروسيه Послание к миру Египетская армия защищает египетской народной революции И какие египетской армии для поддержки волю народа Египта США администрация прекратить поддержку террористических братства الالمانيه Botschaft an die Welt Die ägyptische Armee schützt das ägyptische Volk revolution Und was die ägyptische Armee, den Willen des Volkes, ägyptische zu unterstützen Die USA Regierung einzustellen Unterstützung terroristischer Bruderschaft الفرنسيه Message au monde L'armée égyptienne protège la révolution du peuple égyptien Et ce que l'armée égyptienne à l'appui de la volonté du peuple, égyptien Les États-Unis Administration arrêter soutenant les terroriste Fraternité الصينيه 向世界的消息 埃及軍隊保護埃及人民革命 和什麼埃及軍隊,支援埃及人民的意願 美國行政當局停止支援恐怖分子的兄弟情誼 الايطاليه Messaggio al mondo L'esercito egiziano protegge la rivoluzione del popolo egiziano E ciò che l'esercito egiziano per sostenere la volontà del popolo egiziano Gli Stati Uniti amministrazione non sostenere terroristico fratellanza الاسبانيه Mensaje al mundo El ejército egipcio protege la revolución del pueblo egipcio Y lo que el ejército egipcio para apoyar la voluntad del pueblo egipcio Los Estados Unidos administración dejar de apoyar a terrorista Hermandad العبرية מסר לעולם הצבא המצרי מגן על העם המצרי למהפכה מה משמעות של תמיכת הואה הצבא המצרית לרצונו של העם המצרי ועל הממשל האמריקאי להפסיק את התמיכה אחים מוסלמים טרור אנגלית

Sayed Haridy
Sayed Haridy

Army prepares to repeat the massacre of the Republican Guard to massacre the support of some thugs and some members of the interior dressed in civilian clothes To attack demonstrators in the Renaissance Square, Cairo University You put Kamaratkm today and watch events with your own eyes and Kamaratkm to enroll a certificate of history A tribute to the sincere flags everywhere

Erini Hanie
Erini Hanie

liars we declare support our army &our priesdent MANSOUR MAHMOD EL ADLY

Safi Mohammad
Safi Mohammad

urgent pls open all these links and show all world how Sisi and interior ministry kill their peole-egyptian people while their morning prayer https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=487098954705647&set=a.426704060745137.98525.425809337501276&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=487098021372407&set=a.426704060745137.98525.425809337501276&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=487051738043702&set=a.426704060745137.98525.425809337501276&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=591932040857334&set=a.165603646823511.59424.149863078397568&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=487091544706388&set=a.426704060745137.98525.425809337501276&type=1&theater http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcg5pk6AU5A https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vj01z7E9xIo https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vccjd-ZG-io The armed forces and the interior of the attack on the field on the morning of the day and they surrounded the field As people lose fired on protesters in the field while performing dawn prayers This has led to the fall of 55 martyrs and 5 children 1000 victims of demonstrators The armed forces issued a statement on Egyptian television That there are elements of the terrorist attack on the Republican Guard to rid Alri theDr. Mohamed Morsi But The demonstrators seen directly on Al-Jazeera And they said that it did so are thugs elements of dealing with the internal and the army in order to hurt to the image of peaceful protesters, supporters of Dr. Morsi Guard also has arrested many of the demonstrators and they have now

Khawaja Ikram Ul Haq
Khawaja Ikram Ul Haq

it is at home that he has to solve problems...internationally he could ask teh saudis to provide free oil and try to increase electricity production...first feed the people...than give them petrol and electricity and than jobs...just credibility solves nothing

陳榮盤
陳榮盤

希望美國不要只顧本身利益在中東地區扶植親美政權,而不在乎它是否民主或不民主,以致這個地區到目前為止還未平靜。台灣也是美國'利益政策的犧牲者,下面這封信亦反應出台灣人不滿的心聲。 給美國總統歐巴馬一封公開信 歐巴馬總統:我是個台灣四輪動物,今天寫這封信向全世界權力最大的國家領導人呼籲:請你的國家善待台灣人民。自從六十多年前二次戰後,美國幫助國民黨登入台灣,它變成人間煉獄,先後經歷二二八事件、四六事件、雷震事件、泰源事件、彭明敏事件、白雅燦事件、美麗島事件---等等。尤其是二二八事件,你的國家袖手旁觀,造成數以萬計的台灣人消失於這塊土地上令人毛骨悚然。同時台灣人也渡過長達三十八年戒嚴恐怖生崖。 2000年(首度民進黨'執政'),2004年民進黨(繼續執政),直到2008年5月,八年執政時期是台灣"獨立主權"與"民主自由"的黃金時期,但是台灣總統陳水扁卸任那時開始,從"台灣意識的天堂"跌入"中國意識的地獄",從"民主自由的園地"掉落"獨裁的深淵"。美國、國民黨、中共異口同聲反對台獨以致美國放任國民黨、中共將卸任台灣總統打入黑牢。而且使他成為全世界最窩囊的政治犯:首先、23小時被'關在'1.38坪兩人共用的舍房與錄影及'灯光照射-不能辨識白天和晚上,第二、不能到工廠工作,第三、"干涉他的醫療人權-戒護就醫他無法選擇醫院",第四、更加離譜的事情:馬英九總統不相信台北榮民總醫院之陳前總統醫療團隊之醫療報告- 宜居家治療,偷偷摸摸地把他送到台中監獄。原本是一位鐵人前總統經由人間煉獄,如今變成一位病魔纏身的糟老頭。一位治國人才【在國民黨、親民黨及大中國主義媒體圍剿中,解決國民黨政府留下來的爛攤子:雪山隧道停滯不進、基隆河沿岸低漥地區的淹水、近台幣二兆元左右的金融呆帳、虧損連連的國營事業機構---等等的問題,及完成國民黨政府五、六十年難以完成重大交通、文化軟硬體建設,諸如台灣南北高速鐵路、第二高速公路、十二條東-西向快速道路、設立"客家及原住民"委員會與電視台---等等】變成一位孤獨老人【他的同志收受他所收的政治獻金幾乎逃之夭夭,甚至有人還嫌骯髒拿得愈多罵得愈兇。受他栽培的蔡英文女士與蘇貞昌先生及謝長廷先生三位政治人物個個冷酷無情,本土社團為感謝前美國司法部長克拉克來台 "關心阿扁總統"的餐會他們不願意參加,更不用說陪他探訪阿扁總統】實在令人寒心。 歐巴馬總統,你的國家對"阿扁總統發動連署高達2726499人"創世界紀錄的"台灣加入聯合國公民投票",就以"二次大戰台灣軍事占領國的身分"非常震怒,但是對"國民黨、中共簽片面改變台海現狀的ECFA,"軍事占領國的身分"突然消聲匿跡,讓人覺得莫名其妙。談獨立的改變現狀萬萬不可,但是談統一改變現狀,"睜一隻眼閉一隻眼"隨便"敷衍了事"。美國是不是精神分裂的國家?明明是自己的戰利品,卻讓不相干國民黨、中共私相授受,就是不讓戰利品自求活路的生機。莫非是"日本軍國主義的"陰影"揮之不去嗎?致使美國最不願意看到"獨立的台灣和日本結盟"?幾年前,國家地理頻道播出廣島原子彈爆炸紀錄片,一位九十幾歲退伍軍人說過類似這樣的話"雖然原子彈爆炸造成日本民眾傷亡,但是為了嚇止戰爭,我不會後悔投原子彈,我的想法至今不變"。美國過去長期支持"反共、反台獨、排日本.殺人不轉眼"的兩蔣政權,到現今支持"依賴中國、反台獨、反日本、視法律如無物鬥爭政敵"的馬英九政權。是不是讓人更加相信美國反台獨是怕日本? 全世界權力最大的國家領導人挺起你的脊椎骨,該是正面面對'台灣問題'的時候了。如果美國認為台灣不是國家是它的戰利品,那就請它要回去,否則讓台灣有獨立的生機。同時出面制止國民黨、中共片面改變台海現狀的舉動,並且督促美國准公民或公民的馬英九總統釋放前台灣總統陳水扁。這是美國的義務也是責任,因為它把國民黨引進來台灣發生許多驚天動地的事件,當然它要來善了。否則全世的人會認為美國是製造問題而不敢面對問題的國家,衷心盼望你的國家三思三思。 陳榮盤 敬上 Hope that the United States do not just have their interest in nurturing Pro-us- regimes in the Middle East, and don't care whether it is democratic or undemocratic, and therefore this area is not yet calm。Taiwan is victim of interest policy of United States, the following letter responses Taiwanese voice of complaint. To United States President Barack Obama an open letter. President Obama: I'm a Taiwan four-wheeled animal, today writing this letter to the leader of the most powerful country in the world, ' calling for:your country friendly treats Taiwan people please. Since the more than 60 years ago, post second world war, the United States had helped the KMT enter in Taiwan, it turned upside down and had suffered the 228 incident, '46 event', Lei Chen incident, Taiyuan event, Peng Ming-min event, Bai Yacan event, the beautiful island event---and so on. In particular the 228 incident, your country standed idly by, causing tens of thousands of Taiwan people to disappear from this land, (creepy). While Taiwan people spent 38 years of martial law a terrorist ' Cliff '. In 2000 the first time DPP had taken power , in 2004 the Democratic Progressive Party (continuing in power), until May 2008, the eight-year ruling period was the golden age of Taiwan "independent sovereignty" and "democratic freedoms" , but Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian stepped down then, "The heaven of Taiwan consciousness " fell into "The hell of Chinese consciousness ", from the garden of "democratic and free" dropping to "the abyss of dictatorship " The United States, Kuomintang, Communist China were against Taiwan independence in unison, so that United States allowed KMT and Chinese Communists to the outgoing Taiwan President into darkness. And made him become world most unuseful political prisoner: First, 23 hours he had been shut in ' homes room-1.38 ping ' shared by two people and video and lighting irradiation-he could not identify day and night ", second, and could not come to factory for work, third, and " interfered his medical human rights-ring nursing medical he could not select hospital ", IV, and more outrageous thing:President Ma Ying-jeou did not believe the medical report-suitable for home treatment, of fomer President Chen's medical team of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, sly took him to the Taichung prison.Originally being a iron man through upside down, the former President, now became a crippling discomfort old man. One ruling talent "KMT, and People First Party and the large China doctrine media did siegie in ,he had soluted the mess of KMT government:the Stagnation of Snow Mountain Tunnel,and Keelung River coastal low area of flooded water, and near NT 2 trillion yuan of financial bad loans, and continuing loss of State Career Institutions---etc. for problems, and had completed KMT government 50 or 60 years difficult to complete major traffic, and culture hardware and software construction, such as Taiwan North-South high-speed rail, and second Freeway, and 12 article East-West fast roads, and established" Hakka and Aborigines "Committee and Television---and so on," became a lonely old man "his comrades accepted political contribution he received, nearly get away. some even think dirty to get more (cursimg) more fiercely.He cultivated Tsai Ing-wen and Su Chen-Chang and Frank Hsieh-three politicians were callous . Local societies for thanking to the former United States Attorney General Clark to "caring President Ahbian" dinner they were not reluctant to participate in, let alone with him visiting President " .It is chilling. President Obama, "your country facing to," President Ahbian's 2,726,499 people signing up to the "world record" Taiwan joining the United Nations referendum " basing on," the identity of World War II of Taiwan military occupying nation" was wrath ,but facing to " KMT, CPC signing ECFA of unilaterally changing the status quo in the Taiwan Strait ", the identity of military occupation" disappeared all of a sudden, people had feel bewildered. On being independent status quo of chang must not do, but on the uniform change "turning a blind eye," just "the motions". Is United States a nation of schizophrenia? it's trophy, but irrelevant to the Kuomintang, the Chinese Communists wheeling, don't let the trophy itselves stay alive.Does "the shadow of Japanese militarism" away go? led United States most not willingly see" independent Taiwan linking with Japan "? Years ago, National Geographic Channel broadcasted the documentary of Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion , a veteran-being more ninety years-old said similar such words" While atomic bomb explosion caused Japan people casualties, but to scare to end war, I don't regret to drop atomic bomb, ' my ideas has not been changing' ". The United States past had longly supported "anti-communist, anti-'Taiwan independence', exclusive Japan, murder does not blink" for the regime of two-Chiang, now supports "reliance on China ', anti-'Taiwan independence', against Japan, struggling political enemy for disregarding the law " Ma Ying-jeou's power. Does it make people more believe that it objects Taiwan indepedence being afraid of Japan? The whole world's most powerful leader to straighten your spine, who should face to face in ' Taiwan problem '. If the United States believes that Taiwan is not a country but it's the trophy, then it'll take back to, or allowing Taiwan independence to life. Also The United States should step in to stop the Kuomintang, the Chinese Communists unilateral change of the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, and urge President Ma Ying-jeou of its 'qausi-citizen or citizen', to release former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian. This is the obligation and responsibility of The United States , because it introduced the KMT to Taiwan many earthshaking events that took place, of course, it has to come good. Otherwise the whole world will see The United States is the country daring not face up to the problem by manufacturing problem. I sincerely look forward to your country thinking twice thinking twice. Rong Pan Chen on toast

Hamde Essa
Hamde Essa

This is what's going on in Egypt after the military coup , Anti-Coup protesters killed in cold blood while praying by army and police forces in a complete media blackout , Medical supplies are banned from entering the area by the army .

FairWitness1
FairWitness1

@TIME @TIMEWorld Can anyone ? Military = 1/2 GDP If 1/2 the price of a barrel of oil had to be paid for in the currency of the producer ..

Mahmoud Mohsen
Mahmoud Mohsen

a massacre in front of the Republican Headquarters now in Egypt. the soldiers killed the protesters while praying tens killed and hundreds injured.

Newly Survived
Newly Survived

Egyptian Army fight the Egyptians and publish a false image about the Muslims brotherhoods that they are a terroriest in order to kill them in front of the worlds eyes freely without any consequences of his actions CC YOU ARE THE BIGGEST DUMP IN THE WORLD EGYPTIANS WON"T FORGIVE YOU AND ALBRADEY TOO

Newly Survived
Newly Survived

Egyptian Army fight the Egyptians and publish a false image about the Muslims brotherhoods that they are a terroriest in order to kill them in front of the worlds eyes freely without any consequences of his actions CC YOU ARE THE BIGGEST DUMP IN THE WORLD EGYPTIANS WON'T FORGIVE YOU AND ALBRADEY TOO

Newly Survived
Newly Survived

Egyptian Army fight the Egyptians and publish a false image about the Muslims brotherhoods that they are a terroriest in order to kill them in front of the worlds eyes freely without any consequences of his actions CC YOU ARE THE BIGGEST DUMP IN THE WORLD EGYPTIANS WON"T FORGIVE YOU AND ALBRADEY TOO

spot60spot
spot60spot

@TIME @TIMEWorld nobody can stabilise Egypt, its too religious. This is why dictators rise, it's the only way to control the masses.

Habibah Habib
Habibah Habib

Dear world. Egyptian army kills people. They are attacking peaceful protesters at the Republican Guard. It's a real genocide now .. Wake up, O world

adekunle_dreams
adekunle_dreams

@TIME I don't think so. He has gained the reputation of western proposed "puppet-Prime_minister " in the making! D way out is new election!

Alicia P. Cruz
Alicia P. Cruz

It's a transition government he'll be heading...good luck to him!

Ayman Hommos
Ayman Hommos

"Foreign policy" that "President Obama's reluctance to address the Muslim Brotherhood during the past year and abandoning the liberal opposition, supporting Egyptian President Mohamed Morse controversial steps taken by the beginning of the Constitutional Declaration and pass Constitution and the postponement of parliamentary elections, it was the mistakes made by the Obama administration, led Egypt to the current situation." It added: "the dictatorial steps taken by Morse the past period cause the wrath of the opposition, especially the US administration were silently and did not intervene and did not respond to anger the opposition, with many people considered American consent on what is going on." Either move would be more decisive for the order, a move led by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of representatives (ED Royce) which is supported by many members to start isolating President on the back of support for terrorism and money-laundering operations overlooked wide for the brothers and allow them to penetrate the US administration with some elements added to the unjustified US Ambassador that Obama used all his influence to maintain them in Egypt despite knowledge of its contacts with the armed militias on the ground in Egypt.

BorisIII
BorisIII

All societies are having to learn that war is a very bad idea.  Its the middle Easts turn now.  Which usually goes hand in hand with learning prejudice and racism is also a bad idea.

Nana Nona
Nana Nona

this video show you what is happened yesterday in Egypt Muslim Brotherhood killed children in Alexandria city please show it to the world , because they are killers , terrorists and calling for democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNGKY8BMBUs

Asmaa Saeed
Asmaa Saeed

Egypt free of the Muslim Brotherhood now Egypt breathed life after the departure of the Muslim Brotherhood from power Do not support terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood

Inas Hassan Ali
Inas Hassan Ali

I just came back from Tahreer and Ethadya there are millions against morsy, I think the whole world saw what Morsy supporters are busy doing, killing the children in Alex killing people at Bein Sarayat, and Manial

Ali Bakr
Ali Bakr

For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup. The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital. But the word ‘coup’ does not – and cannot – cross the lips of the Blessed Barack Obama. Nor does the hopeless UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon dare to utter such an offensive word. It’s not as if Obama doesn’t know what’s going on. Snipers in Cairo killed 15 Egyptians this week from a rooftop of the very university in which Obama made his ‘reach-out’ speech to the Muslim world in 2009.

Ali Bakr
Ali Bakr

For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup. The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital. But the word ‘coup’ does not – and cannot – cross the lips of the Blessed Barack Obama. Nor does the hopeless UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon dare to utter such an offensive word. It’s not as if Obama doesn’t know what’s going on. Snipers in Cairo killed 15 Egyptians this week from a rooftop of the very university in which Obama made his ‘reach-out’ speech to the Muslim world in 2009. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/when-is-a-military-coup-not-a-military-coup-when-it-happens-in-egypt-apparently-8688000.html

Ola Barakat
Ola Barakat

اكتبوا الكلام ده في كل مكان بكل اللغات الانجليزية The Egyptian army protects the Egyptian people's revolution And what the Egyptian army to support the will of the people, Egyptian The u.s. Administration stop supporting terrorist brotherhood الروسيه Послание к миру Египетская армия защищает египетской народной революции И какие египетской армии для поддержки волю народа Египта США администрация прекратить поддержку террористических братства الالمانيه Botschaft an die Welt Die ägyptische Armee schützt das ägyptische Volk revolution Und was die ägyptische Armee, den Willen des Volkes, ägyptische zu unterstützen Die USA Regierung einzustellen Unterstützung terroristischer Bruderschaft الفرنسيه Message au monde L'armée égyptienne protège la révolution du peuple égyptien Et ce que l'armée égyptienne à l'appui de la volonté du peuple, égyptien Les États-Unis Administration arrêter soutenant les terroriste Fraternité الصينيه 向世界的消息 埃及軍隊保護埃及人民革命 和什麼埃及軍隊,支援埃及人民的意願 美國行政當局停止支援恐怖分子的兄弟情誼 الايطاليه Messaggio al mondo L'esercito egiziano protegge la rivoluzione del popolo egiziano E ciò che l'esercito egiziano per sostenere la volontà del popolo egiziano Gli Stati Uniti amministrazione non sostenere terroristico fratellanza الاسبانيه Mensaje al mundo El ejército egipcio protege la revolución del pueblo egipcio Y lo que el ejército egipcio para apoyar la voluntad del pueblo egipcio Los Estados Unidos administración dejar de apoyar a terrorista Hermandad العبرية מסר לעולם הצבא המצרי מגן על העם המצרי למהפכה מה משמעות של תמיכת הואה הצבא המצרית לרצונו של העם המצרי ועל הממשל האמריקאי להפסיק את התמיכה אחים מוסלמים טרור אנגלית

Hussein Moussa
Hussein Moussa

President MORSY will be back very soon, right is right and this is our right, he is our elected president by more than 26 million citizens who will defend and fight peacefully for their votes not to be crushed. Read the history of the military coups all over the world big failure. Come to the ground and see the people in the streets all over the country refusing the coup, millions r refusing the ignorance of their votes, and will accept nothing but the president come back, even if the army continue to kill us one after other, or all at once, we are planning to pray our Qyiam pray in the holy month of Ramadan in the streets and never go home with our president and will stay on the streets till he purify the dirty media, and corrupted judges. Please be fair and don’t neglect a huge percentage if not the majority of the Egyptian people our judge is the elections results the only way to judge the majority, don’t be fooled by media

Hussein Moussa
Hussein Moussa

Egyptian media is spreading old and faked videos of Tahrir square as if a big number is there and no one is mentioning the millions of Morsi Supporters all over the country not in Cairo alone ....all old regime dirt is coming back. Morsi is our president, even if the media lie....especially because the media lie....Please try to unmask egyptian media lies

Safy Amer
Safy Amer

Egyptian media is spreading old and faked videos of Tahrir square as if a big number is there and no one is mentioning the millions of Morsi Supporters all over the country not in Cairo alone ....all old regime dirt is coming back. Morsi is our president, even if the media lie....especially because the media lie....Please try to unmask egyptian media lies

Sarah Elhady
Sarah Elhady

Egyptian media is spreading old and faked videos of Tahrir square as if a big number is there and no one is mentioning the millions of Morsi Supporters all over the country not in Cairo alone ....all old regime dirt is coming back. Morsi is our president, even if the media lie....especially because the media lie....Please try to unmask egyptian media lies