Morsi and Military Prepare for Collision in Egypt

12:14 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Morsi and Military Prepare for Collision in Egypt

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CAIRO — With a potentially violent showdown looming between Egypt’s military and backers of its Islamist president, the top generals summoned civilian political leaders to an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss a new interim government while moving to restrict the president’s travel — a new signal of an impending military takeover.
CAIRO - As the nation edged closer Wednesday to a return to rule by the generals, with a military deadline only hours away for President Mohamed Morsi to cede power, both the Egyptian leader and army commanders pledged to spill their blood to achieve their aims, propelling the crisis closer to a showdown..