Egypt's Military: In 48 Hours, We Step In
But it promises not to be 'a party in politics or rule'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 1, 2013 11:30 AM CDT
Egyptian protesters shout slogans and wave national flags during a demonstration against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

(Newser) – Protesters may say they want Mohamed Morsi out by tomorrow, but odds are he's going to pay a lot more attention to the ultimatum the military issued today, saying that if he and the rest of Egypt's political class couldn't resolve the protest within 48 hours, it would step in. In a statement read on television, General Abdel Fattah didn't explicitly call on Morsi to step down, the New York Times reports, but he said the military would impose its "own road map for the future."

In a statement, the military characterized the protests as "glorious," according to the AP. But it also strove to appear impartial, saying that it would "not be a party in politics or rule."

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backpath2
Jul 2, 2013 6:11 AM CDT
The entire region is a basket case. Only Israel and Jordan seem to be able to function in a halfway normal fashion.
.TheCheckisintheMail
Jul 1, 2013 8:32 PM CDT
bring back pharoah. See how many of the original cast of The Ten Commandments are alive and send them to Cairo. Put Charleton Heston on the throne where he belongs. Bring back King farouk;s decendents. bring back all the gold and glory of egypt. build new pyramids. Laa Vegas style. barges on the nile, cleopatra in a swim suit. what are we wasiting for.
Fatquah
Jul 1, 2013 8:30 PM CDT
An Egyptian View: "The protesters also blame the Obama administration and U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson for propping up Morsi and facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood’s power grab. “We are very critical of the Obama administration because they have been supporting the Brotherhood like no one has ever supported them,” said Shadi Al Ghazali Harb, a 24-year-old member of Egypt’s Revolutionary Youth Coalition, from Cairo. The White House is “the main supporter of the Brotherhood,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the American support this president (Morsi) would have fallen months ago.” They know the reality while the US mainstream media keeps you morons ignorant. In Case You Missed It – The Story Of Valerie Jarrett And Her Muslim Brotherhood - The Ulsterman Report http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/06/28/in-case-you-missed-it-the-story-of-valerie-jarrett-and-her-muslim-brotherhood/