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Title: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: famousdayandyear on July 02, 2013, 11:26:41 PM
Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"

CAIRO | Tue Jul 2, 2013 9:25pm EDT

(Reuters) - Egypt's high command said on Wednesday the army was ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools, in a response to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi that was headlined "The Final Hours".

The post on the official Facebook page of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), headed by armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said: "We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool."

Issued three hours after Mursi appeared on television to reject an ultimatum from Sisi that he share power with his opponents or face a military solution by 10:00 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), a military source said the statement made clear that the armed forces would not abandon their demands.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/03/us-egypt-protests-finalhours-idUSBRE96202920130703?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/03/us-egypt-protests-finalhours-idUSBRE96202920130703?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews)
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: happyg on July 02, 2013, 11:35:18 PM
What a mess. The Middle East is on fire, and Obama acts as though nothing is going on. His priorities are definitely messed up.
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: Rapunzel on July 02, 2013, 11:36:29 PM
What a mess. The Middle East is on fire, and Obama acts as though nothing is going on. His priorities are definitely messed up.

His main concern is someone will improve the standard of living in Africa and they will have cars and airconditioning.
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: famousdayandyear on July 02, 2013, 11:38:11 PM
His main concern is someone will improve the standard of living in Africa and they will have cars and airconditioning.

Gah....and I thought he was all worried bout the planet boiling over!
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: Rapunzel on July 02, 2013, 11:39:50 PM
Gah....and I thought he was all worried bout the planet boiling over!

Well that, too....  supposedly caused by them getting cars and airconditioning.  Guess running toilets isn't an issue since he failed to mention them.
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: famousdayandyear on July 02, 2013, 11:43:51 PM
Well that, too....  supposedly caused by them getting cars and airconditioning.  Guess running toilets isn't an issue since he failed to mention them.

So what can we do?  Three and half more years of THIS.  Can't take it no mo!
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: Rapunzel on July 03, 2013, 01:17:26 AM
So what can we do?  Three and half more years of THIS.  Can't take it no mo!


It's going to get worse.
Title: Re: Egypt army says ready to die in "final hours"
Post by: GourmetDan on July 03, 2013, 09:26:52 AM
(Reuters) - Egypt's high command said on Wednesday the army was ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools...

If Egypt's military is defending against fools, then Bambi better not go to Egypt during his 'African vacation'...

(Where's a blackface Chevy Chase when you need him?)