Four years of pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood, and now this. “Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi under house arrest – Al Hayat TV,” by John Gregory for KABC, June 3 (thanks to Mike):
CAIRO (KABC) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is reportedly under house arrest after the military ultimatum expired Wednesday, reports Al Hayat TV.
Morsi’s spokesman denied the report, according to ABC News, but word of the house arrest provoked cheers in Tahrir Square.
This comes as Egypt’s military moved to tighten its control on key institutions before their afternoon ultimatum expired.
The military stationed officers in the newsroom of state television on the banks of the Nile River in central Cairo. Troops were deployed in news-production areas.
Officers from the army’s media department moved inside the newsroom and were monitoring output, though not yet interfering, staffers said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the arrangements.
This move shows the military’s preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country’s Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires….