The masses in Tahrir Square – predominantly Muslim and including many who previously had supported Morsi – roared with approval Monday when army helicopters trailing Egyptian flags flew past.
But a Morsi aide told The Guardian that the army wouldn't be able to carry out a coup without Washington's approval. "The aide's comments implied that the regime was hopeful of continued American support," the newspaper report said. "They also suggested the presidency was banking on the likelihood that the military would not risk upsetting America, which provides it with significant funding."
Faced with this historic outpouring of discontent, the best President Obama could muster Monday was a tepid call for "restraint." There was no statement of support for the protesters, but Obama did make a point of saying Morsi had been democratically elected.
"There's more work to be done to create the conditions in which everybody feels that their voices are heard, and that the government is responsive and truly representative," he said.
The president's comments expose a fatal misunderstanding of the Muslim Brotherhood's totalitarian doctrine. The Brotherhood has no interest in being democratic or pluralistic. The very basis of its existence is to impose Sharia and strict Islamic law upon everyone in Egypt as the first step of establishing a global caliphate. In a rare moment of candor, two top Brotherhood spokesmen said as much last year...The country is rapidly imploding and all Obama can manage is a puerile spiel about unheard "voices"?
Could be time to trot out the filmmaker of that "insulting" Mo biopic once again, and pin the blame for the unrest on him. ;)