Morsi a disaster for Egypt
Amos Shavit
Published: 28.06.12, 00:51
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1. Biased Article
Mike ,   USA   (06.28.12)
Biased article that is not supported by any facts. The man should be given a chance then judged.
2. A brief and accurate summary
John ,   NZ   (06.28.12)
3. yeah Mike, give them a chance just like the Taliban had one
smith   (06.28.12)
4. we'll see
milson   (06.28.12)
morsi has the training to intelligently and rationally run his country, unless he is blinded by radical islam. So let's see. But one should know that israel will defend its interests period. as for as 2 states and oslo, you can take that peres beilin formulation and shove it up. The west bank arabs are strangers on the ancient and san remo declared israeli land and need to go to jordan or their respective land of origin like egypt, saudi arabia, yemen, syria and lebanon.
5. Sinai and thinking big
David ,   Haifa   (06.28.12)
The result of muslim brotherhood coming to power is Israel regaining Sinai within the next 10-13 years in the next war with egypt which will take place. We will have access to oil territory and tourist sites. We Jews just have to learn BIG...
Jacob ,   NYC/USA   (06.28.12)
7. #1 Your right it's biased
Erudite ,   Australia   (06.28.12)
BUT, It's 110% correct.So stand by and watch the show and tell.
8. Answer to 1
Shalom ,   ny   (06.28.12)
Did you see his victory speech? we will either capture jerusalem, or die by its gates! banish the sleep from the jews eyes! are you really that naive and dumb to "GIVE HIM A CHANCE"... i think that when a person is this hateful and crazy before he takes office, were safer NOT giving him a Chance... Sometimes you gotta actually look at the facts and stuff thats happening, instead of always being an apologetic sorry liberal jew.
9. #1: We are all biased to some extent
Israeli 2   (06.28.12)
but the future events outlined in the article is very plausible.
10. Realistic Article
Marco ,   Spain   (06.28.12)
Realistic article firmly based in Mursi's background an believes. Such man should not be given a chance to bring about a catastrophe on his people and neighbors. By the time you judge it is too late
11. The correct article.
Alon51   (06.28.12)
Mursi of the MB and is bad by definition.
12. To no.1 Yes a chance like the Hajatolla in Iran against the
Shah. Let's give him a chsnce. Crter gave a Chance to the Mullahs and Obama to tje Muslim Brother Hood. They wikk promise today everything, tomorrow will be tomorrow and the tube will change and then the words and then ....the etc etc -Yea give him a chance !!!!!
13. morsi a bad choice
dishwan ,   colombo/lanka   (06.28.12)
well i think this is written in the scriptures by prophet yeshayahu in chapter 19 what will happen and the follow up leader of egypt will be bad and suffering for the people of egypt. this also could be the alliance iran has been waiting for ...
14. Naive , self reassuring article
Tambour ,   Eilat   (06.28.12)
Egypt is no Iran, and has an army is to be reckoned with. Voters emotionally put ikhwan in power Next time, they will vote with their stomachs. WSo long as we do not get pseudo logical comments, things will settle and go well. Jews are not enemies of egyptian people.
15. Golden years to come for Egypt .
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (06.28.12)
Mr Mursi will transform the country into a solarium superpower. Western tourist will rush for the very cheap natural solariums everywhere. Even at the Assuan dam. An additional idea to stabilize Egypt's financial problems. A new agreement is needed with the World Wildlife Foundation. Billions of birds fly across Egypt to Africa. They are doing it free, so far. But Egypt must demand $ 5 for every swallow $ 10 for every stork, and $ 25 for pelicans. All financial difficulties are over once and forever !
16. arrogance
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (06.28.12)
Shavit is arrogant for calling the Egyptians stupid. Whether an American puppet like Mubarak or the Brotherhood rules, Egyptians know that Egypt as we know it is finished: no food, no industry, no education, no hope. At this point, all the Egyptians hope for is dignity and honor, something they can get with Islam and the Koran. They hope that the Brotherhood will "clean up the stables", get rid of the collaborators who made a good life from Egypt being an American protectorate. The funny thing is that the only long-term hope for Egypt is peace and cooperation with Israel, something made impossible by the corrupt leaders of US, Israel, Egypt.
17. Nr 1 Mike from USA
Serge ,   Antwerp, Belgium   (06.28.12)
this is not an article. it is an opinion. the author has one and you too. the difference is that no one is interested in yours.
18. #13 David thats an example of religious extremism
Haim ,   TA   (06.28.12)
Same disease different name
19. Their one and only free election
R Narz ,   Toronto   (06.28.12)
Guess what, comrades? Father Stalin has decided that free elections are a thing of the past. In future you will present yourself at the polls and place your premarked ballot in the box. Refusal to vote or defacing ballot will be met with exile to the outer desert, where you will dig sand 18 hours a day and be flogged thrice weekly. All hail Stalin!!!
20. Jews telling Egyptians what's good for Egypt & Egyptians
Thinking Jew ,   Israel   (06.28.12)
Arrogant, fool-hardy and embarrassing!
21. To nr 1 - Mike's ultra liberal pacifist Left Wing attitudes.
Alexander ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (06.28.12)
...seem to be symptomatic for a mental disease among many American Jews called: self hatred, self humiliation, self destruction and self degradation and self abasement and living at the mercy of anti-Semitic non Jews -begging anti-Semites to like Jews. It seems that the fact that 10 million Moslems that have been killed by other Moslems since 1945, 1400 years of Arab/Moslem anti-Semitism, 1400 years of Arab and Moslem hatred of Jews, 1400 years of Arab and Moslem humiliation, forcing Jews into dhimmi status and enslavement for 1400 years and killing and massacring Jews for 1400 years in the name of Islam and the Arab massacre on Jews in Hebron in 1929, and Arab-Israeli wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, the Lebanon war of 1982, the Lebanon war of 2006 and the Gaza war of 2009, the hundreds - maybe thousands of Israelis/Jews killed by Arab/Moslem terrorists for decades, the Koran itself being anti-Semitic, 90% or more of the Arab world's population think that hating and killing Jews is "acceptable", the Arab and Moslem world (Iran and Turkey included) are the world's biggest producers and consumers of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, and on top of that - the Algerian civil war - 1 million dead and the Iran-Iraq war - 2 million dead, 1 million on each side -all these things don't seem to convince Mike and people of his kind, how evil, barbaric and primitive most of our beloved neighbors actually are. It seems that many American Jews are so open minded that - forgive my language - their brains have fallen out.
22. A disaster for Egypt?
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (06.28.12)
This article is correct in that Morsy is a disaster, but wrong in this way: Morsy is a disaster for the Zionists and a boon for Egypt and the Palestine Resistance.
23. It is a pity Egyptians seem never to be able to learn!!
Jouko ,   Finland   (06.28.12)
Egypt is going along a downward spiral, because her hatred of Israel. Poor Egyptians - one of world's oldest civilizations but so backward culture nowadays. Egyptians seem never to learn from history!
24. Who never learnt history can not learn from
טובי ,   Sweden   (06.28.12)
history... remove islamism!
25. to 23
they do not shout -- yaa lahwiii, israil do
26. Re #1
Andrew Brehm ,   Zurich   (06.28.12)
Of course the article is biased, it's an open letter. Are your letters unbiased? How? Anyway, give the man a chance, right? Why? He already said he is with the Muslim Brotherhood. He already said he wishes to pursue the policies of a bunch of losers who have always ruined the territories they ruled and who support terrorism. Why does he deserve a chance? A random Egyptian politician would deserve a chance. But once he aligns with a known group, he does not. He had his chance when he first decided to join the Brotherhood. G-d gave him the chance. He decided to become a criminal.
27. If it makes you happy
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (06.28.12)
If the Egyptians want to live in the stone age, we should not try to keep them from doing so.
28. If anything Mr. Shavit is too optomistic
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (06.28.12)
Egypt survives on hand outs and tourism. They are going to end those and will not be able to feed themselves. Egypt is not going to survive as a country because of 25% of the voters that put this racist in office
29. Just for those who doesn't know
Oleg ,   USA   (06.28.12)
Hitler was elected in Germany and we know what has happened after that.
30. Give him a chance
charles ,   Toronto   (06.28.12)
His views are already well known. We know how much he loves Israel and the West
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