Egyptian Army Threatens Coup

The Egyptian military has had enough of the current government in Egypt – and has told the Egyptian regime to fix the political chaos or they’ll take over. The Egypt Independent quoted the Egyptian military as saying that the political parties had 48 hours to sort the situation out.

“If the demands of the people are not met in this period…[the army] will announce a future roadmap and measures to oversee its implementation,” a spokesman said, according to the Egypt Independent.

The threatened coup comes as millions of Egyptians have protested the rule of President Mohammed Morsi.

The situation should matter to you because Egypt is an important partner with the West in security and trade in the Middle East. They have received billions of American tax dollars over the years in aid.

Morsi has not impressed the West so far, as he has failed to uphold freedom of the press and religion. His background with the Muslim Brotherhood – a former terror group – has also raised concerns.

It would be better if Morsi was replaced, but an Egyptian military takeover could spark a quasi-civil war in the key country.

(By Joshua Spurlock,, July 1, 2013)

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