Note that it may take the Tweets below a few seconds to load. Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi (Mursi) finally made it to the television screen tonight after several cancellations, and said his presidency is “legitimate,” and he protect his position with his life. Morsi indicated he will obey no ultimatum. His supporters gathered near Cairo University in the hours before the televised address. This site quotes the Minister of Health saying sixteen (16) are dead and 200 injured. Twitter is alive with ‘tomorrow will be a big day.’ It is about 5:30 a.m. in Cairo this minute.
The Egyptian armed forces have drafted a political plan that will suspend the constitution, dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament, and establish an interim council led by the country’s chief justice if the country’s parties do not resolve their differences, military sources told Reuters.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) gave Islamist President Mohammad Mursi and the opposition until Wednesday to reach a solution. Source Alarabiya
“young men with martyrdom on their minds,” (carrying burial shrouds as well). ”
“At times the Muslim Brotherhood has been inexperienced and at times, incompetent, but here on the streets, it is a well organized and tenacious movement. Removing them from power is not going to be easy, whoever wants to do it”
The video also shows Egyptian Army photos taken from helicopters – huge crowds, which the commentator says had to play a part in the Military’s decision to step in.
In a blow to Mohamed Morsi’s authority, an Egyptian court says he must “reinstate” and attorney general he fired last year.
Tweets (Cannot confirm validity): Below you’ll read that Mohammed ElBaradei will be the voice of Tamarod (the revolutionaries). ElBaradei is bad news and I’m sorry to hear that those only wanting to live freely will turn to the man who single-handidly allowed Iran to become nuclear. ElBaradei was the head of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It was ElBaradei who insisted that Iran was doing nothing nuclear. He received a Nobel Peace Prize for his successful deception. During the period of Egypt’s “Arab Spring,” Morsi showed up at the voting booth and was “stoned” by rebels who said they wanted no part of an American Agent, showing they were clueless then, and obviously clueless today. What a difference two years makes.
— Bill Postmus (@billpostmus) July 3, 2013
— Amr Fahmy (@AmrAdelFahmy) July 3, 2013
— Amr 30 Jun:end MB (@Cairo67Unedited) July 2, 2013
— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) July 3, 2013
“The 22 million Egyptians who signed the Tamarod petition endorsed early presidential elections, not military rule”: http://t.co/pqDkHjbGaL
— Randa Jarrar (@randajarrar) July 2, 2013
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) July 2, 2013
— American Spring (@AmericanSpringg) July 2, 2013
Way to go Obama: "America & MBH have united to bring down the Egyptian people," – Hassan Shahin, a member of the Tamarod "rebel" movement.
— Raging Red (@Raging_Red) July 1, 2013
I do believe it will be almost impossible to dislodge the Muslim Brotherhood, and I also believe tomorrow in Egypt will be a big, and a deadly day.