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Beyond Canada => The World => Topic started by: SuperColinBlow on June 18, 2019, 03:10:29 am

Title: Mohammed Morsi is dead
Post by: SuperColinBlow on June 18, 2019, 03:10:29 am
Apparently from the brutality of his jailers.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48672096
Title: Re: Mohammed Morsi is dead
Post by: SuperColinBlow on June 19, 2019, 09:31:01 pm
Rather hypocritical to let Mubarak off the hook but not Morsi...
Title: Re: Mohammed Morsi is dead
Post by: wilber on June 19, 2019, 09:50:19 pm
Rather hypocritical to let Mubarak off the hook but not Morsi...

el Sisi, general
Mubarak, former general

Title: Re: Mohammed Morsi is dead
Post by: SuperColinBlow on June 23, 2019, 09:37:05 pm
el Sisi, general
Mubarak, former general

So was George Washington and several other U.S. presidents. None were like Mubarak, Sisi, or Morsi. Egyptian politics is a merry-go-round. The French have the perfect expression: "the more things change the more they stay the same".
Title: Re: Mohammed Morsi is dead
Post by: wilber on June 24, 2019, 01:18:47 pm
So was George Washington and several other U.S. presidents. None were like Mubarak, Sisi, or Morsi. Egyptian politics is a merry-go-round. The French have the perfect expression: "the more things change the more they stay the same".

My point was, both were military, Morsi wasn't. Egypt pretends to be a democracy but in reality, he who has the support of the army rules.

Egypt has had only two non ex military presidents, Sadat and Morsi. Both came to untimely ends, the others died of natural causes.
Title: Re: Mohammed Morsi is dead
Post by: SuperColinBlow on June 27, 2019, 05:34:02 pm
Sadat was also military, he was a "Free Officer" like Col. Nasser (he was actually Vice president under Nasser). But I do take your point. Nothing happens in Egypt if the military doesn't approve.