Egyptian protesters drive Morsi from his presidential palace

It’s been at least a week and protests in Egypt are still intense. Makes me wonder if this will indeed turn into a full scale civil war because it’s clear these people aren’t happy with Morsi’s power grab. According to the article, it’s not likely:

REUTERS – Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said.

Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi’s drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.

Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed “last warning” protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. “The people want the downfall of the regime,” the crowd chanted.

“The president left the palace,” a presidential source, who declined to be named, told Reuters. A security source at the presidency also said the president had left the building.

“Our marches are against tyranny and the void constitutional decree and we won’t retract our position until our demands are met,” said Hussein Abdel Ghany, a spokesman for an opposition coalition of liberal, leftist and other disparate factions.

Despite the latest protests, there has been only a limited response to opposition calls for a mass campaign of civil disobedience in the Arab world’s most populous country and cultural hub, where many people yearn for a return to stability.


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  • stevenbiot

    Riots from citizens that don’t like Morsi’s dictatorial power grab tactics? Sounds interesting! I wonder what it’s gonna take to set the American people off like this?

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on!

    • colliemum

      I was just going to ask that.

      After all – if the Egyptians can do it, why not the American people?

      • serfer62

        Well we have Palosis Concentration Camps, they don’t.


      • stevenbiot

        Exactly! I would hate to be one upped by hordes of anti-Semites.

    • stage9

      You’ll have to wake them up from their drug induced sleep first.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      You beat me to it. 😉

    • denbren52

      Unemployment above 10%, hyper-inflation, higher taxes and a reduction in free stuff. All of which is coming with or without the fiscal cliff nonsense. Greece is the word is the word is the word …

  • Watchman74

    Probably the same people that elected him in the first place.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Liberal leftists vs Islamist supremacists in Egypt. Neither would make a decent government.

  • 911Infidel

    Gee what’s a dictor-in-waiting to do? His rape gangs and brown shirts haven’t done enough damage yet. Not enough crucifictions, and bullets being fired…yet. Oh wait there’s always the Sharia eh Mr Morsi?

  • TheShadowmaster

    Meet the new boss. Worse than the old boss. Great judgement as usual, Obummer, Clintoon and lemming Leftnuts!

  • Sober_Thinking

    I’d be stunned if they drove the Muslim Brotherhood stooge out of office.

    No one should be surprised by the crap the Muslim Brotherhood pulls by now. No one.

    • stage9

      Wellllll…there is ONE that is often fooled…maybe two…

      • theresaaa

        Well ain’t that a kick …she looks like they’re on date !

      • Sober_Thinking

        Perfect couple…

    • Dukehoopsfan

      Agreed, look what happened here last month.

    • anotherworriedmom

      The MB will use sharia as justification to kill those that are against what they are doing. This is all about the Islamic Caliphate that is coming to a mid east near you, and the control of that caliphate. Nothing will keep them from that goal.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on.

        God’s will being done… much to their despair.

  • ryanomaniac

    I hope they burn Egypt to the ground. I hope they kill Morsi. I hope the seas will part so so he can see the most virtual aquarium experience since the Pharaoh’s.

  • sjmom

    It’s about time! Happy to see the Egyptians aren’t going to sit back and allow Morsi to take over the country without speaking their mind. Could be on the way to a civil war but I think it depends on the way the military goes; with Morsi or the people.

    As my grandmother would say “time will tell and frost will fry the potatoes”. Please don’t ask because nobody knows from where my grandmother’s wisdom came. 🙂

    • Nukeman60

      Well isn’t that just the bees knees. 🙂

  • colliemum

    The sad thing is that we do see the protesters, but in the same piece we’re told that there’s not been much response to the call for civil disobedience.
    Perhaps there hasn’t been enough time yet to get the masses involved, perhaps they’ve been ‘bought’ with food, who knows.
    Let’s hope they can get Morsi to recant or even go …

  • stage9

    So THAT’S what REAL revolution looks like!

    God bless these protestors.

  • It might go into civil war but what we will see first is a Chinese style crack down that the media will try and cover up because Obama is all in on Morsi.

    • aposematic

      More like Obuma is Morsi’s puppet…

    • Suzyqpie

      If Egypt goes into civil war and the Egyptian army backs Morsi, Egypt will be a blood bath akin to PolPot. Morsi is a hardline MB who will assemble forces that will crush any and all opposition. Gen Tantawi, recently deposed by Morsi, will be a harbinger.

      • Possibly. I doubt the military will back him. One thing fir certain is the world is seeing Morsi for what he truly is.

  • Watchman74

    “In this land occurred the only true revolution in man’s history. All other revolutions simply exchanged one set of rulers for another.” -Reagan

  • Yazz55

    Perhaps the obamessiah can provide Morsi the type of support that he denied to protect Americans in Benghazi on 9-11. After all the regime has labelled this “democracy” and the regime desires to protect it at all costs.

  • Well, elections have consequences. If the Egyptians thought the Muslim Brotherhood wouldn’t try to take over Egypt, then they’re as foolish and naive as James Clapper, our “Director of National Intelligence” (now there is a contradiction in terms if ever I heard one). If they do have a civil war, it will be a short one. Everything depends on which way the Army will go. If it goes against Morsi, he’s finished. If they stand with Morsi, the unarmed protesters are finished. If Morsi wants to stay in power, he had better pay the Army off big time. If not, he’s done and the Army will take over again, just like it did after Mubarak was thrown out.

    • kong1967

      The people that voted for Morsi probably aren’t protesting. Do we know how much intimidation and threats were used for people to vote for him out of fear? I’m not aware of any, but that’s how those people operate (radical muslims, not the general population).

      Obviously the people protesting don’t like Morsi any more than we like Obama. Doesn’t mean they voted for him or was fooled by him.

  • Nukeman60

    Morsi has left the building. Can we get Obama to leave the WhiteHouse the same way?

    • kong1967

      How about he leave the country while he’s at at?

    • stevenbiot

      No, because Obama can count on the 50% entitlement portion of the country to back whatever he wants to do.

    • stage9

      Where do you think he learned it from?? Every time there’s controversy or an emergency Obama is off on vacation or at the golf course! Where do you think he was when SEAL Team 6 was crossing into Pakistan? The golf course!

      I think they do this on purpose to shield him from controversy. Then if something goes wrong, they can throw some underling under the bus and Obama plays dumb.

      • Nukeman60

        Plausible deniability.

      • anotherworriedmom

        Obama doesn’t need a “shield” from controversy because he DOESN’T CARE. The MSM will cover for him so he can spout whatever lies he wants, party as much as he wants, vacation as much as he wants. The MSM has declared him god, so why should he be concerned? That is why he plays golf as much as he does. There are no repurcussions!!!

        • Suzyqpie

          0bama’s Basij, formerly known as MSM, will continue their sycophancy until it no longer serves them.

  • Hope the protesters keep it up.

  • colliemum

    I’m watching #egypt on my twitter feed right now.

    This is extraordinary – demos in all the major cities in Egypt, Mubarak fled his palace – and an extraordinary photo of a poster saying “Obama -your bitch is our dictator”.

    No idea how this will play out, but one thing’s for sure: these Egyptians are very brave!

  • Brooklyn_NY_Conservative in regards to Israel

  • objective123

    Those Egyptians remember when Ramisees tried to punk God and Moses. They be danged if they are going to get the wrath of Israel’s God again. I guess Obama’s speech didn’t work.

  • mikeinidaho

    Ah, the Arab Spring! Isn’t it great!
    Tell us again, all you idiots in DC, how democracy is coming to the Arabs!
    I wonder how long it will be before Americans begin besieging the White House.

  • NJK

    Maybe we should do this to Zero.

  • 3seven77

    Any bets on how much longer before they blow up the pyramids and the Sphinx?

  • Suzyqpie

    The MiddleEast dictator music-chair-folly continues to the detriment of the ME. How can these people ever be free with islam as their doctrine?

  • repubboy

    One problem with the the American People doing this THEY HAVE NOT GOT THE GUTS TO DO IT ! The last election proved they are all SHEEP !!!