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Are Egyptians okay with the military returning to power?

July 2nd, 2013
04:53 PM ET

CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks an anti-Morsy protester if he and his fellow demonstrators are ready to accept power returning to Egypt's military if President Mohamed Morsy goes.


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  1. alumette

    they seem to be. They are happy to have an ally. Morsi is digging his heels. Not a positive move.

    July 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  2. notus

    They are better off with the military or a dictator. Atleast the country will remain intact.

    July 3, 2013 at 1:39 am | Reply
  3. eslam

    the military has wise not to repeat the former scenario and the people too ... the military only supports people's demands

    July 3, 2013 at 7:19 am | Reply
  4. Fawzeya Elsawy

    Amanpour, you are getting it wrong once again. Stop calling it military coup. Look at the millions in the streets. Why this arrogance on your part?

    July 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Reply
    • Bystander

      The West will never understand the Middle East.

      July 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  5. Jehane

    YES, all Egyptians are very happy seeing the military back. Only the blind can’t see that. Watch worldwide TV Channels and you will see millions and millions of true Egyptians with their smiles back on their faces. Only his supporters are not happy but they are maximum 300 Thousand and they don’t even honour the Egyptian flag, watch Rabaa Adaweya area where you will see black flags of Kaeda, green of Saudi Arabia and of Moslem Brotherhood. On a TV interview supporters of ousted president threatened all Egyptians to bomb cars and trains if the people will demonstrate against him OMG.
    I do not accept CNN using the word COUP at this stage. Ousted president Morsi lost all legitimacy since last November where many young people were killed at the gate of his palace and he never regretted or apologized for that, later many awful things happened to Egyptians and you were always seeing that. He never won the respect of the Egyptians. We never saw him as a president as he never acted as one. The youth of Egypt demonstrated against him on 30 June 2013 all all Egyptians supported them in an extremely well organized countrywide demonstration google and others counted them as approx. 30 million and the Egyptian Military HAD to honour these demonstrations. So sorry that President Obama cannot see that this is true democracy, We Egyptians are waiting to hear Obama’s support to the Egyptian People and not to traitors and terrorists.

    July 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Yomn SharafElDin

      300 thousands? Where did you learn your math?

      July 12, 2013 at 2:58 am | Reply
  6. Samaa

    To all my non-Egyptian friends, if you hear or watch any news saying this is a military coup, take it from an Egyptian, it is NOT! Up to 33 million free Egyptians have been demonstrating peacefully to oust the tyrant Morsi and the fascist regime of the Muslim Brotherhood. No external force or influence drove this but the free will of true Egyptian youth, who again have rewritten history. I have never been more proud.

    July 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  7. Mahmoud

    Yes all the Egyptians are very happy, we are very happy, it's not a military movement , it is an Egyptian's scream , and the military answer, this is the miltiary role and responsibility, Morsi was not the actual president of Egypt he is just a dummy controlled by idiots fascist MB , the Egyptians people outset MB from the Egyptians throne , MB were planning to control Egypt forever regardless of their performance they want to put their people in every part of the Egyptian regime , as an example the investement secretary minister was mobile sales man without any experience only he is MB and more and more ...

    July 4, 2013 at 3:59 am | Reply
  8. Adel Rasad

    I am an Egyptian, I was one of those who voted for Dr. Mohamed Morsy in presidency election to prevent the reproduction of the old regime via their candidate Dr. Ahmed Shafiq. Later on we discovered that Dr. Morsy didn't achieve his promises for justice , equality and freedom along with his bad selection of unqualified responsible to run the daily activities of the country.
    Presidency was a contract between the peoples in Egypt and their president but he didn't implemented promises. My believe that he deserve what happened as a final result, BUT the method which used through a military coup is quite enough for me to feel ashame , I am not feel proud with it, these kind of military coups not happened in Egypt along with 61 years , yet again it appears back to remind us that we're still long away of the real democracy.

    July 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Mahmoud

      It seems that you are from the lemonade group , so what do you expect from the military , to leave both parties in the streets fight until they achieve a solution

      July 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Reply
      • Bystander

        One side needed the Military in this matter and the military backed the right side.

        July 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
  9. Mahmoud

    To nominate what happened in Egypt correctly it is a civilian coup utilized the army force , without strong military to face strong fascist MB Egypt would either fall into chaos or be kidnapped by MB , thanks for our honest army

    July 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • Streamer

      Face the 52% striking in the Streets now, and lets see what gonna happen, its all the military Fault , all the chaos happening and the innocent people praying dies.

      July 8, 2013 at 3:35 am | Reply
  10. sawsan

    What coup???? Is it possible to define a mass movement to overthrow the fascist regime.....that was planned 3 months in advance.....a coup? Funny, this is the first time I see a coup pre-scheduled and announced to the world!! The fact that the military saw the dangers of the MB and their ulterior motives, and decided to heed the call of the Egyptian masses and majority of the people, could be defined only as a noble act. If the international arena could see beyond their own interests, and maybe just once see things from the people's perspective, they would realize that they are standing on the wrong side of the fence!!!!

    July 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  11. abu baker t

    i don't think so , we had already a military power before , but it just a passing time to rule , in months there will be a fully civil president .

    July 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  12. micho

    yes all here in egypt are very happy about what happened u can`t imagine how people are happy .u can`t imagine the picture of more than 33 million people in the streets against morsy regime who killed protesters , banned tv channel, banned many journals , banned supreme court from its work, he was another dictator .and the people get their freedom again
    stop supporting muslim brotherhood they are the another meaning of terrorist fascistic

    July 5, 2013 at 11:34 am | Reply
  13. doaa

    I agree on that because I can not find safety and not the simplest my rights as a citizen with a morsi on the contrary received that my life is threatened military intervention was based on the popular desire not a military coup

    July 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  14. Mohamed Adel

    Actually yes. We are so happy as this is not a military Coup. We , the Egyptians, wanted this and the Military forces had no other way except to demonstrate our will. Now, we are looking forward having a democratic country with no Terrorism and no parties discard. We all want to Re-build our Egypt in a civilized way with no discrimination against anyone regardless of this look, thought or his opinion.
    Proud of being Egyptian.

    July 7, 2013 at 5:15 am | Reply
  15. Abobakr.M

    This coup will not pass easily in Egypt>
    we do not accept it any more>
    Morsi is our president not Generals!
    __________

    #Egypt: Slaughtering of #Morsi supporters in damanhour
    by criminals in cooperation with Army and Police

    deliver our message to the free world please !
    we are being killed here among a media blackout
    after this illegal coup in Egypt!
    we need your help!

    July 7, 2013 at 8:55 am | Reply
  16. Nashwa

    33 millions Egyptians looking for their freedom
    certainly NOT A COUP..

    July 7, 2013 at 9:47 am | Reply
  17. Fathi

    Where's My Vote?
    =============
    This is a military coup in the most gruesome way. Morsi is an elected president. Elbaradie is rejected by most Egyptians; this is why he never ran for president or even a parliamentarian. The coup coalition consisting of the ex-regime remnants and some liberals and communists is starting to fall!
    Please do not listen to those who call it a revolution.
    Fathi

    July 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Reply
    • Heba Ezz Eddin

      yes Doctor fathi you are completley right..

      July 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • ghada

      totally agree with you Dr. Fathi

      July 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  18. Heba Ezz Eddin

    military coup
    military arrested people and banned all channels which transfere the truth, they are oppressing all opposition, where is my vote?? military arrested the president and magority of Egyptians want democracy and want morsi come back , now military shaking hands with Mubarak`s regime...where are our rights?? where is freedom?? where is democracy??

    July 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Reply
    • Bystander

      You are using the word Democracy, Please explain it's meaning!!!!

      July 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  19. Heba Ezz Eddin

    NOW demonstrations are 40 million of Egyptains against this coup, why military is against our will??

    July 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Reply
  20. Ahmed Abbas

    This coup is highly questionable. It looks more like a conspiracy than a truly people-driven revolt against Mursi. Why is a civilian president whose record is much cleaner over a whole year than the record of the military in one week still detained in an unidentified place? If the military is afraid of his freedom then sure there is reason to think the current situation an epitome of illegitimacy.

    July 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  21. Mohammed Alshinawi

    I'm with democracy
    I'm with Mohammed Morsi
    Military are violent dictators

    July 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  22. hamdy

    No we will never be ok with military in power . egyptians will make a revelution once more

    July 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  23. ghada

    It's a complete military coup, the army ousted our first elected President , Muhammed Morsi, so as to usurp the power. Morsi is the president for all the Egyptian people not as they assume for part of it. we as pro-Morsi are waiting for our rights to be taken into consideration as those who are anti-Morsi. we are more in number than the opposition as you see in squares , it's only the fake media in Egypt that converts truth into lies. The only thing that we must refer to now is votes , only votes count if we are talking about real democracy .

    July 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  24. Mohamed Mahrous Sayed

    I'm with the legitimacy of President Mohamed Morsi, and what happened from the armed forces is a military coup

    July 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  25. mostafa ali

    i'm with morsi .
    morsi give egyptians freedom
    morsi is our only voice
    morsi spent on police violence
    morsi allowed the freedom of opposition
    Egypt's economy was deteriorating and morsi tried hard to repair

    July 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  26. AHMED

    Of course, not will not Afbl the Egyptians would suffer shame again and welcome the return of the military again because they Kalmanlin the colonists has Ejrebnahm 60 years after the occupation did not distinguish them.The tens of millions الذبن in pitched street now circulating photographs and news agencies

    July 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  27. Alaa

    No. I am not okay with it

    July 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  28. Mohammed Abdulkareem

    no it's not acceptable at all every time we go on for election they through our voices out & they do what they like it's a complete military cup they don't accept our freedom if morsi is wrong & made many mistakes we all feel that but not crimes our country is very boor we just free ir from dictator's regime we must be patient to go on Morsi is not the most problem but our freedom & democracy is their problem Egypt must be under military regime forever to keep usa & israiel happy

    July 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  29. Ali

    Dear friends from non-Egyptians:
    – First: we must know that what happened in Egypt is a real full military coup against the elected and legitimate president of Dr. Mohamed Morsi
    – Second: ElBaradei Egyptians do not like because it has a different culture and wants to impose this culture stupidly on the Egyptians.
    – Third: The Egyptians have begun to change their vision of the West, especially America when it began to cooperate and deal respectfully with the legitimate president-elect.But now will increase the frustration and anger against the whole West because he sided with the liberals despite their weakness against the legitimacy and the people who decided to be the boss (leader Mohamed Morsi).
    – Fourth: Look into of Justice now what is happening in Egypt. Egypt has emerged are today demanding the return of President-elect Dr. Mohamed Morsi.No one in the world expects this huge crowd of people in favor of President Dr. Mohamed Morsi.
    – Fifth: Egypt is in danger, and Egyptian national security is in danger and things congested in Egypt because people will only return of the legitimate president, Dr. Mohamed Morsi. Egypt if the crisis worsened will have a profound impact on Almntqo its impact .. Look at you demonstrations demanding the return of President Mohamed Morsy in all Arab and Western countries .. Save the region as a whole stood with the legitimate with Dr. leader President Mohamed Morsi.

    July 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  30. Mostafa hasannyen

    i saw mubarak i hate him
    Never speak about politics
    and now all egyptians do this all are freedom
    morsi give egypt in year what we will lose ..... he will be in my heart for ever
    his enemy say (loser) ........ i ask any egyptian (egypt was rich befor)
    morsi try hard and he will do it .... he have 3 more years

    July 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  31. Joseph O A

    Lets face it, what is happening in Egypt is a coup, though, popularly supported by the people, is a negation of democratic principles and the condemnation by AU should be backed by every body

    July 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  32. Muhammad Abdul-Fattah

    It is a complete misguided coup. Irrationally, the army got involved in to the political clashes -ought not to be- so kindly read this article which is one of the best historical analyses to zoom in the picture and read critically:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jackson-diehl-egypts-misguided-coup/2013/07/04/64bd121c-e4b4-11e2-a11e-c2ea876a8f30_story.html

    July 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  33. Mohammad Hafez

    No, it's not okey by me

    July 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  34. Ahmed Alfayed

    This Message for all people around the world who believe in Freedom
    We are "in Egypt" believe that democracy and elections are peaceful way to the devolution of power in Egypt after the Egyptian's revolution in 2011
    the Egyptian people went to elected Morsi for 4 years not for one year only
    but after Morsi we will not believe in democracy and the Elections anymore
    the military coup don't respect the democracy and don't respect the freedom of Media and don't respect the Egyptian people

    July 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  35. Asmaa A. Mohamed

    No we will never be ok with military
    i'm with morsi .
    morsi give egyptians freedom
    i love morsi❤❤❤

    July 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  36. Ahmed Alfayed

    We know that 48% of Egyptian people is not accept Morsi and they are don't want him to be the president
    but we are "Pro-Morsi" 52% of Egyptian people we will support the our elected president because morsi he is my VOTE in the Election
    this is clear. this is the democracy as we know
    the military coup don't respect the democracy and don't respect the freedom of Media and don't respect the Egyptian people
    and the military start in kill the Egyptian people and close the TV Channles to stop Detecting the crimes of the military coup in Egypt

    July 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  37. dina

    Stop calling it military coup....it's aPopular revolution Against Alictatoria,.........
    cnn news must be Neutral in the transfer news from Egypt without mislead..
    America must stop supporting terrorism.america shoudn't be so hated from more than 30 million Egyptians Demonstrated in streets against the Previous President Morsi

    July 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  38. sharif

    Morsi is the only one president who is elected by egyptian, military coup is completely unacceptable,world should impose economical sanction to egyptian army govt... we hate such act.... USA also blindly supporting militray, shame for american people for their blindness, their face is two , ...............

    July 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  39. AHMED NAGUIB

    IT IS A MILITARY COUP NOW IN EGYPT, WHERE IS MY VOTE?. YOU SAY ISLAMIST ARE TERRORIST WHILE THEY ARE CALLING FOR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM LIKE ANY FREE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. I SWORE I AM NOT MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OR BELONG TO ANY PARTY.

    July 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  40. Streamer

    More than 52% of the Egyptian citizens simply in the streets now, 48% with the military , the Military has to stand either in the middle or with the majority NOT THE MINORITY !

    What happened in Egypt has NOTHING todo with democracy, the president WON fair and square with democratic elections and everyone knows it was SO much FAIR that they never even said it was fake ! but after 1 year now as in any Barbarian Country , they think they can take out any president by gathering in the streets ! guess what, the majority Now back to the Street, Pay back time Against the Military Actions. So take it and be happy .

    July 8, 2013 at 3:30 am | Reply
  41. Omar Mekky

    The military slammed democracy on the face.....and the international community is sitting there watching and eating popcorn.....where are the western Human Rights Saints?!!

    July 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  42. Yomn SharafElDin

    No, they are not.
    The Military closed down many pro-Morsi channels once the coup took place.
    Journalists report on Facebook repeatedly that their articles were banned from publishing.
    Many Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been arrested for lame reasons.
    On Monday, 9 July, 52 pro-Morsi protesters (and reportedly the number amounted to 104) were killed in front of the Republican Guard building while they were peacefully performing dawn prayer when they were suprised by tear gas bombs followed by torrents of bullets. The prayer was around 3:45 am (i.e. when it was still dark). The Military afterwards claimed that it was the protesters who began the attack, and revealed a video recording that was obviously taken in daylight, i.e. when the protesters were responding to the treacherous attack.
    If this is okay to you, then RIP democracy.

    July 12, 2013 at 2:56 am | Reply
  43. Ahmed Yehia

    Morsi was democraticallyelected .. Granted,, but he driven the economy and the national security of the country into the wall,he only represented the interst of his party(a religous group)denying the rights of minorities ,women and liberals,reneged on all his prmises and assurances,Now you want the egyptians to accept the form or the susbstance of democracy,the army is the savior and guardian of the popular revolution,call it a coup, call it any thing you want,the overwhilming majority have spoken,CNN?Barack obama and Ann Paterson can learn some lessons,

    July 12, 2013 at 6:43 am | Reply
  44. Mohamed Saleh

    For sure we Egyptians are not happy at all ((

    July 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  45. عزه محمد احمد عبدالحليم

    انا طبعا شايفه ان الجيش ارادة شعبيه و احنا فوضنا السيسى فى كل حاجه

    October 1, 2013 at 5:14 am | Reply

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