Show Down in Egypt, Will a Defiant President Mohamed Morsi Step Down or Will the Military Intervene on Behalf of the People
EGYPT IS ON ALERT …
The deadline is looming for Egypt President Mohamed Morsi to step down or face the ultimatum made by the Egyptian military. Millions of protesters have assembled in Cairo to protest Morsi and have called for his resignation. The military had given Morsi a 48 hour ultimatum to do the will of the people or they would intervene and do so. Now, just hours remain before the deadline. How will this show down end, peacefully or with violence?
President Morsi has refused to step down as he said that he is the country’s “guardian of legitimacy”. However, the Muslim Brotherhood had also stated they would not run a candidate for president, yet they did following the overthrow of Mubarak. However, much of the protests from the people comes from the disastrous situation that has risen since Morsi was elected to power.
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has rejected calls for his resignation, saying that he is Egypt’s “guardian of legitimacy” after three days of nationwide pro- and anti-government demonstrations, that have drawn millions to the streets.
His speech was a response to the protests, and to an ultimatum from Egypt’s military, which on Tuesday said it would issue a political “road map” unless Morsi resolved the crisis in 48 hours. Morsi had earlier dismissed the ultimatum, demanding in a message posted on Twitter that the army rescind it.
In his televised speech on Tuesday night, Morsi accused members of former president Hosni Mubarak’s regime of trying to topple his government and undermine the revolution.’
From The WAPO, Meanwhile, Abigail Hauslohner reports that the Egyptian police are more openly embracing the anti-Morsi protests.
Many more updates at Hot Air … Army has seized State TV.
President Barack Obama was so quick to side with the people against former president and United States ally Mubarak, but he is Switzerland and proclaims neutrality when it comes to the Egyptian people and the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi.