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    Are they killing each other with tanks and planes provided by the US? I didn't read that anywhere in the article you cited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Are they killing each other with tanks and planes provided by the US? I didn't read that anywhere in the article you cited.
    Who knows who even has the equipment now and what it will be used for? I would assume the military that just took over. Just seems really stupid to send tanks and planes into a country that is clearly unstable.

    On Tuesday, clashes in Cairo and elsewhere in the country that left at least 23 people dead, most in a single incident near the main Cairo University campus. The latest deaths take to 39 the number of people killed since Sunday in violence between opponents and supporters of Morsi, who took office in June last year as Egypt's first freely elected leader.

    The bloodshed, coupled with Morsi's defiant speeches, contributed the sense that both sides were ready to fight to the end. The president's supporters also moved out in increased marches in Cairo Tuesday and other cities, and stepped up warnings that it will take bloodshed to dislodge him.

    On Monday, the military gave Morsi the ultimatum to meet the protesters' demands within 48 hours. If not, the generals' plan would suspend the Islamist-backed constitution, dissolve the Islamist-dominated legislature and set up an interim administration headed by the country's chief justice, the state news agency reported.

    The leaking of the military's so-called political "road map" appeared aimed at adding pressure on Morsi by showing the public and the international community that the military has a plan that does not involve a coup.

    Fearing that Washington's most important Arab ally would descend into chaos, U.S. officials said they are urging Morsi to take immediate steps to address opposition grievances, telling the protesters to remain peaceful and reminding the army that a coup could have consequences for the massive American military aid package it receives. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

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    Neither the Egyptian govt nor its military have been known for their honesty and fair dealings. If I was the head of the military of a powerful country (i.e. the US) the last country I would be providing military aid to, behind Iraq and a couple others, would be Egypt.

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