The time limit imposed by the Egyptian military ran out at 4pm Egyptian time (10am EST). President Morsi had been given 48 hours to take actions to calm the massive protests roiling across the country. He failed to act and the military has now announced the suspension of the Egyptian constitution pending new elections.
It amazes me how quickly this has all transpired.
Once again, the world’s eyes are upon Egypt.
The Chief of Egyptian Armed Forces, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, made the televised announcement. The reactions range from celebration…to anger. Those celebrating are pleased to see the chance, again, for positive change. However, there are still many who are angered by what is seen as a military coup.
Please use this diary as an ‘Egypt Open Thread’…I don’t have too many of the facts on the ground and would love to see what other Moose think (or have heard).
Is it a good thing that the people seem to have turned against the Muslim Brotherhood? Or will an even more fundamentalist group be ushered in?
While there is surely more to come, Morsi, for now, has been ousted by the Egptian Army.
I don’t know whether to cheer or to pray (or both).
For now, I watch…and hope for the best.