True to it’s word, the Egyptian military has started clamping down on the Morsi government and the Muslim Brotherhood, seizing the media, and restricting travel of the Morsi government. From Fox News;
Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, is currently meeting with religious, opposition and youth leaders, the military said on its Facebook page Wednesday, and he will release a statement on Morsi’s fate after the meeting is over.
Khaled Daoud, spokesman of the main opposition National Salvation Front, which pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei leads, said that ElBaradei, Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar mosque, and Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, were part of the meeting. Political sources told Reuters that two members of a rebel youth group that is leading the anti-Morsi protests and members of the hardline Muslim fundamentalist al-Nour Party also are attending the meeting.
Morsi has said that he won’t step down and I believe him – it probably won’t be a step down, and I don’t think his resolve will frighten Army officers.
UPDATE: From Fox News;
Egypt’s top military commander says the army is now in full control of the country and President Mohammed Morsi has been replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court as the interim head of state.
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