My Bookmarx 08/01/2013
1 أغسطس 2013 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Egypt’s Sissi is not moving toward democracy – The Washington Post
“Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, Egypt’s new deputy prime minister and de facto strongman, has called on Egyptians to take to the streets Friday to give the armed forces and police a “mandate” to crack down on violence and terrorism. With that call, the July 3 deposition of elected President Mohamed Morsi looks increasingly like a Nasser-style military takeover rather than the popular revolution Morsi’s secular opponents claim”
There was, of course, much opposition to Morsi
and much support for his overthrow. Evidence is growing, however, that the campaign to collect signatures
against him was not waged entirely by idealistic young Egyptians but instead had received ample support from state security forces.
United States is losing leverage in Egypt – The Washington Post
“AFTER THE weekend’s horrific violence in Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel telephoned their counterparts in Cairo to urge the interim government to step back from the brink. Mr. Hagel called again on Tuesday and spoke to Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi from power as Egypt’s elected president.”
4 Out of 5 Americans Struggling With Joblessness or Poverty | Alternet
“The AP is out with a big analysis today about how the American economy is increasingly delivering security and prosperity to only a tiny fraction of the population:”
Egypt’s wheat problem: how Mursi jeopardized the bread supply | Reuters
“The biggest mistake deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi made during his year in power was dramatically reducing wheat imports, according to Mohamed Abu Shadi, the country’s new minister of supplies.”
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