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Egypt's army chief warns of state's collapse
Published: 29.01.13, 12:08
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1. Thats what you get when you impose religious law
Yoni ,   Hertzaliya   (01.29.13)
2. Isn't this the country,
Rodney ,   C.T. SA.   (01.29.13)
that, as the Americans say, "threw Israel under the bus. Don't fool with God's elect, you will suffer the consequences.
3. Just like with Syria:let the chips fall where they may...
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.29.13)
4. How does this affect our "peace" with Gaza?
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (01.29.13)
5. A good time for the army to take over!
Michael Redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (01.29.13)
Be better for everyone if the army says that it needs to restore order and takes over. The army in Turkey and in Egypt is smarter than its politicians.
6. Wow!!!
Ram ,   London   (01.29.13)
No one is blaming the Jews......yet? It is very interesting to note that the USA and the EU are quite muted, rather than exerting pressure on Morsi to act more democratically. Like it or not, this raises serious questions on the US role in all this.
7. Thouight I smelled "SPRING" but it was just teargas+gunpowdr
Alan ,   SA   (01.29.13)
8. If Egyptians allow MB government to "bed-in" then they will
Alan ,   SA   (01.29.13)
never get a chance to have a change of government.The Brothers will bring advisors from Iran to institute Basij methods of control of Egyptians.... thereafter ...bye bye Egypt
9. Who would have thought?
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.29.13)
Remember those heady days when Obama and Clinton abandoned Mubarak and installed the Brotherhood? Who would have thought that this is what would happen? Oh yeah, every single Zionist commentator who condemned Obama, not for Israel's sake but for America's sake. Syria has an intact social structure and can feed her people. The population can flee to the surrounding countries. Egypt is a different story: overpopulated, no food, no energy, no civil society, nowhere to go. The only thing they have is almost unlimited amounts of American weapons. Let us pray they do not attack Israel in a last spasm before they collapse into a living hell. Advice to Obama: start airlifting the historic treasures out of Egypt now.
10. EGYPT.
11. And they say Israel is the problem?
Rhonda ,   Chicago, USA   (01.29.13)
I remember Israeli leaders saying when this Arab Spring started that we just needed to wait, watch to see how things evolve and hope it goes in the direction of democracy. Well, we watched and waited and now we see. Egypt is falling apart and everyone is holding their breath about those Syrian chemical weapons. But let the UN crucify Israel on human rights following democratic elections without any tanks in the streets. Oh, and lets not hold up the transfer of F-16s to Egypt.
12. TOOOOO bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (01.29.13)
13. quit your whining
JL   (01.29.13)
and collapse can take reuters along with you...
14. MB in government
Mark ,   London, UK   (01.29.13)
There seems to be one clear message from the Arab states. Don't let the MB anywhere near the government! They may be fine for running hospitals and soup kitchens for the poor but they will lead your country to collapse. Islamists and Salafists bring down countries whereever and whenever they come to power. The wahabbists seem exceptional so far, since the only place they have power is in Saudi which is bolstered by oil revenues and a non-belligerent face to the rest of the world. How did MB expect to deliver on their promises? Who would wish to spend their holidays in such a country, who would invest there to provide jobs? For the time being Mali has been saved by French action. Syria, Libya and Egypt are well on the way to collapse. None of these states can expect the treatment received by Gaza which, as far as I can make out, is propped up entirely by Israel! WB and Jordan to follow suit if MB gets in. On the face of it, if there are no WMDs involved, Israel has decades to build itself up as a centre of rationality so long as no religious party, equivalent in concept to the MB, is allowed to form a future Israeli government.
15. Egypt must learn from its crocodiles.
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (01.29.13)
If in a river too many crocks, and too few water, crocks begin eating each others. My proposal to solve Egypt's crisis : Send 5 million egyptians to Sweden, 10 to UK, 15 to France and 10 to Italy. The problems will ease immediately !
16. Oy Gevalt - where is Russia, China and EU...
Alexander ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (01.29.13)
...when you need them? Aren't they supposed to maintain "stability" in the world? Isn't the EU supposed to send European soldiers to Egypt like they did in Libya to secure law and order? Or maybe securing Egypt doesn't interest the Europeans who pretend they value democracy and human rights so much since very little oil exists in Egypt? No - not interesting to send Euro soldiers to Egypt? No Libyan oil that can serve as an incentive? USA may "condemn" as much as they wish but if Obummer doesn't back up his words with actions he can speak for a century until he turns blue in the face - Islamic nutcases, terrorists, mass murderers and angry violent armed Arab Moslem crowds understand military force and might - not words and condemnations. The Arabs are laughing at the West because of all the "demands", words and "statements". Israel acts tougher than the EU and the US because we understand how Arabs and Moslems are wired in their heads.
17. Bring back Mubarak !
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (01.29.13)
18. the little emperor still thinks that he made good decisions
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.29.13)
obama still thinks that his decisions on egypt and lybia were good. the american liberal press still thinks that he is god's gift to humanity.
19. That is great news! Throw Morsi in a dungeon and put him
on trial like he did to Mubarak.
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