In February 2011 the supreme council of the armed forces (SCAF)
removed Mubarak. He was then still technically a democratically
elected president. The army was responding to the will of the majority
of the people. Back then (as now), Mubarak still had a significant
number of supporters.
In July 2013 the army, removed a
democratically elected autocrat who did a pretty lousy job of running
the country and also sought to impose his ideology on the
Egyptian people. Now, as then, the army was responding to the will of
the vast majority of Egyptians.
It is to be noted that this time the
scale of demonstrations was several times larger than any experienced
during January 25-February 11 2011.
We are grateful and proud of our army for the role that he played in both instances. We
are well aware the sins of SCAF in the transitional period. We are
happy that they seem to have learned from their past mistakes and are
opting to stay away for power and have immediately handed power to the
the head of supreme court as our constitution indicates in instances of
impeachment. We are hopeful that they will continue to show wisdom and
maturity in the coming days.
|Cartoon by Ahmad Nady showing puny and vocal Morsi supporters attempt at terrorizing Egyptians|
To be clear, this is a popular
impeachment of democratically elected president. The army here is the
executor of the will of the Egyptian people. To call this a coup, is to
gravely insult the millions who went out to the streets calling for Morsi to step down,
braving countless terrorist threats by Islamists and putting their lives at
risk to make their country a beacon on light and civilization in the
region and not a breading ground for intolerance and terrorism.
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