The above video was uploaded about six hours ago. According to “MZWORDLNEWZ”, all of that above would seem to have taken place last night.
I’ve no way of vetting the video other than by glancing over related reference.
Egomania comes with hidden costs, but it’s no secret that people — even close associates (as noted in the RT piece listed in reference) — may only take so much provided their spirits are good and intact and they have room to maneuver. At this point, President Morsi has polarized his country and lost both a fair chunk of popular support and trust as well as critical personal support.
Would that the powerful pay the price for the chaos and damage they bring to their states, but, and this seen too well in Syria’s meltdown, the would-be constituents of a democratic society and subjects of a creeping Islamic theocracy will arm up, figure out how to discern one another, and have a go in the streets while the military’s fat cats enjoy patronage and power and, for themselves, peace away from the spotlights.
Oren Dorell’s piece published in USA Today has some analytic wisdom in it and will fill in the reader on the military’s compact with President Morsi.
Won’t get fooled again?
That’s up to the Egyptians.
Goldberg, Ellis. “The Pharoah’s Curse: Muhammad Morsi and the Temptations of Power.” Speaker’s address video (1 hour and eleven minutes), primarily audio communication. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, November 16, 2012.
Hauslohner, Abigail and Stephanie McCrummen. “Egypt’s Republican Guard tanks and soldiers deploy around palace after deadly clashes.” The Washington Post, December 6, 2012: “By Thursday afternoon, at least three of Morsi’s advisers had resigned over the decree, and Egypt’s influential al-Azhar University, a seat of moderate Islam, was calling on Morsi to rescind it.
Russia Today. “Curfew hits Cairo after military tanks quell anti-Morsi protests”. The piece features a recent-events video. “They’re saying . . they will not step down, will not back off, until Morsi steps down from power.” Also notable in the RT report: “The volatile situation has also led to the resignation of five more of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s advisors, including Seif Abdel Fattah, Ayman Sayyad and Amr Leithy who quitted Wednesday over the violence. Mena news agency reported a further resignation on Thursday. Three others did so last week to protest Morsi’s November decree.”
Salter, Ann. “Egypt: Army moves in to break up protests.” IB Times. Video. December 6, 2012: “”When Egypt reaches a point, after a revolution, where a brother kills his brother, when the people of one nation reach a point where they carry weapons against each other and slaughter each other – this is not democracy. This is terrorism, terrorism from the ruling party . . . .”