Coup or continuation of the revolution?: New Mosireen video unpacks events in Egypt

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  1. Annie Robbins
    July 15, 2013, 4:13 pm

    and for those of us who do not speak arabic here’s some unpacking I recommend in a video/language some might find more familiar: Is The Egyptian Revolution Aborted? Interview With Hossam El-Hamalawy

    http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/12889/is-the-egyptian-revolution-aborted-interview-with-

    lol, never mind! i just remembered to turn on the captions

  2. Taxi
    July 15, 2013, 4:15 pm

    Great video. Thank you for posting it, Adam. But no subtitles for those who don’t understand Arabic – can this be fixed pronto? Otherwise it’ll just be me and seafoid, IResist and a couple of others who’d watch it all the way through and understand.

    Yes a great video. The Egyptian people have learned from their experiences and mistakes. I call this positively progressive.

    Kudos to the Egyptian activists and to that very special grandmother who’s keeping it real and saying it smart in her interview.

    The Arab Spring has sprung back. Man, this can only get more dramatic and monumental. Shshshshshshiver me timbers!

  3. Justpassingby
    July 16, 2013, 5:20 am

    Of course it was a coup, one backed by Saudiarabia, US and Israel.

    Amazing how people seems to get it wrong repeatedly.

    • Kathleen
      July 16, 2013, 10:28 am

      bingo. amazing how many liberals have a hard time calling this military take over a coup.

  4. Kathleen
    July 16, 2013, 10:28 am

    Come on…this is a military coup

  5. MRW
    July 18, 2013, 12:44 am

    Taxi, your thoughts on F. William Engdahl’s article:

    “Saudis’ Unprecedented Break with Washington over Egypt”
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/17/saudis-unprecedented-break-with-washington-over-egypt/

    • Taxi
      July 18, 2013, 11:50 am

      MRW,

      The article you linked is not very accurate or deeply researched. I don’t have too much time to get into breaking down the article but I can assure you that Saudi Arabia is NOT breaking with Washington over anything.

      Briefly:
      Saudi Arabia is Wahabist and they are more ideologically aligned with the Al Nour party in Egypt than with the Egyptian Brotherhood (Moslem Brotherhood is a milder version of Wahabism). Qatar was the Egyptian Brotherhood’s patron not Saudi Arabia, so when the Egyptian army gave Morsi his ultimatum, Saudi jumped to give support to the revolution because Al Nour was protesting against Morsi’s rule too. Saudi gave the revolution their thumbs up pronto, and not in tandem with USA, knowing that Obama would be, as has become his style of decision-making: dithering. It’s really as simple as that.

      What seems to be missing in awareness in America, which is talked much about in the mideast, is the rebirth of the Russian empire in the mideast. America is no longer the only superpower player in the mideast anymore – and this is giving all mideastern countries now, more elbow room to make their own maneuvers within the vacuum created by the power tugs between America and Russia. But indeed this does not constitute any breaking away from USA whatsoever, especially by any of the oil Arab countries. Mindful here that Saudi considers the Iranian threat an ‘existential’ threat (for different reasons to israel) and so therefore will be needing USA patronage to address and resolve the Iranian threat.

      • MRW
        July 19, 2013, 7:37 pm

        Thanks, Taxi. Yes, I was aware of the Russian influence–I love all this geopolitical shit–but did not know that the Muslim Brotherhood is a milder form of the 200-year-old Wahabis.

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