I received this from an Egyptian friend and I would like to share it with as many Americans as possible to help them unravel the events in Egypt.
I changed very little, only a few things to make it an easier read. So here's exactly what happened in Egypt over the past 12 months, but expressed in "American" terms (such as substituting U.S. President Barack Obama's name for that of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi).
There are no exaggerations or lies. All these events actually took place in Egypt.
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Try to imagine if ...
On June 30, 2012, democratically elected Barack Obama wins the election by a razor thin margin of 50.7% of the vote, takes the oath, and is sworn in as president of the United States.
The first five months of his term go relatively smoothly, where he makes almost no decisions (except for some dubious presidential pardons to a dozen convicted terrorists, including some convicted for their part in the assassination of a former president, and issues pardons to a number of convicted criminals and drug dealers ).
Suddenly, on Nov. 21, 2012, and despite his razor thin victory margin, President Obama issues a presidential decree giving himself sweeping powers, to the extent that his future decrees become un-contestable in any court, beyond all judicial review and in effect his decisions henceforth are akin to the word of God. His laws are a new Bible.
Nationwide protests erupt as a result of this decree and 1.5 million Americans organize a sit-in at the White House to peacefully request he rescind his presidential decrees.
Some of Obama's hard line Democratic Party supporters attack the peaceful sit-in outside the White House with guns and shoot five peaceful protesters dead.
A few weeks later demonstrators of the hard core Democratic Party surround the U.S. Supreme Court, preventing the justices from convening so as to prevent any judicial review of the president's decisions. Instead of protecting the judiciary, Obama dissolves the U.S. Supreme Court and labels its members all "traitors to America."
One short week later, he fires the U.S. Attorney General and personally appoints a Democratic partisan to replace him without going through the Constitutional due process.
A month later, he annuls the U.S, Constitution and forms a "constitutional committee" to draft a new constitution in four days, (the committee includes no Republicans or Independents, no Muslims or Jews, and only a handful of women ... and is composed primarily of Democrats & religious hardline preachers).
In a referendum not supervised by any judicial branch ( as judges all over the U.S. boycotted the process ), this constitution narrowly wins, and President Obama ratifies it the very next morning (despite it having only receiving the approval of 18% of all Americans).
Within a month, he invites top global terrorists, known jihadists and al-Qaeda members, from all over the world, to a rally in Yankee Stadium, where he cuts ties with and declares war on Canada.
Throughout this whole time, the U.S. economy is sinking, the stock market collapsing, foreign investment has all but stopped, tourism has died, and electricity, fuel, and water shortages are a daily occurrence.
Unemployment has almost doubled, and the U.S. dollar has lost 20 percent of its value globally.
Oh, and President Obama also outlines his new plans to lease the entire Silicon Valley area to China for 50 years (with full administrative control)...
With only .07% majority, democratically elected President Barack Obama has done all the above in his FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE!!!
Ultimately, on June 30, 2013, 110 million Americans take to the streets in 50 states to peacefully and politely demand -- for four straight days -- that democratically elected President Obama leave office immediately, and that he not serve his remaining three years.
Instead of listening to the people, President Obama goes on TV during prime time hours and threatens the nation with veiled and not-so-veiled threats.
To protect the 110 million Americans, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military ask Obama to step down, and because Congress was dissolved earlier this year due to the unconstitutionality of its election, the country is turned over to the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
That's it in a nutshell.
Who would you say had "legitimacy" in this case if it had been America?
"Democratically" elected President Barrack Obama, or the 110 million Americans who, in effect, fired him?
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