Angry protesters call for regime change in Egypt
President Morsi declares state of emergency
- Duration 4:04
- Date Jan 28, 2013
President Morsi declares state of emergency
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Two years since the Arab uprising started in Egypt protesters once again calling for a regime change there.
After president Mohamed Morsi declared a state of emergency and the curfew.
In areas hit hardest by a wave of violent riots so far more than fifty have died.
In the streets as a result KT McFarland was the deputy assistant secretary our defense for President Reagan Fox News national security analysts today.
Among other things KT -- morning -- Last -- and sixty minutes we were told what.
About the state of Egypt and how they're doing today.
Well and the president claimed it as one of the great successes -- credited Hillary Clinton with the great success.
Of the Arab Spring I think they're gonna really regret saying those words a year or two from now because.
I am not optimistic about what happens next to -- you don't tell me why we care.
This a big country tens of millions of people.
Right there in the heart of northern Africa and the Middle East whichever couple of reasons but primarily it's because as goes Egypt sent -- the region Egypt is the largest country the biggest history the longest.
The country that every other country in the region looks to to -- -- the pace now if Egypt is now being run by the Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood.
Which is talks about abrogating the peace treaty with Israel.
Talks about you know still there and one of their -- people talks about.
I'm Christians and Jews has been paying send descended from -- if that's -- -- -- what happens to the rest of the region and then the second reason is an economic one.
We everybody talks about the Strait of Hormuz right if we have a crisis with Iran they're going to bottle up the Strait of Hormuz an oil won't cut out.
Nobody talks about the -- that's that's that's a great point to the you say you're not optimistic.
Now -- Egypt why not three reasons spell economic.
Political and demographic economic.
All the reasons they went out to the streets two years ago remain the -- isn't in great shape.
Foreign investment is dried -- people aren't may people who are rich and -- -- they're leaving the country and each of these -- billion dollars a month to feed its people.
The second is Stanford Columbia from -- -- yeah oh yeah any effort allowed I think after that whatever they can't be their own people the second thing is -- 75% of the country is under the age of 3035 and they don't have jobs and they're not about to get jobs anytime soon and then the third reason is political again if this is a Muslim brother country if they decide that.
Break the peace treaty with Israel.
Where is that I don't know all great points come.
When Mubarak was in charge.
If he had issues he would just send the army your short of that the police into the streets and everything would calm down it's not happening now.
Now why not and and I are they not listening to -- Now -- get out of -- I think things are spinning pretty much out of control pretty fast.
When Mubarak was in power you know he had to guard anybody knows -- had to go but -- -- have to get shot down in a week's time with nothing really to take his place creating a power vacuum if you look back and Bloomberg -- to say it was a great guy who is growing at 8% dew and AMP -- flat line.
I and everybody thought it was a great idea to push him out of power to -- and now we look back to this in the rearview mirror but just take take one step backwards there is a riot.
And a soccer stadium a year ago.
And over the weekend there were death sentences handed down for at least 21 of them.
And that's what resulted in the violence we're seeing over the weekend more than fifty dead this second sentencing phase for that trial.
Doesn't happen until early march point being -- has to deal with this at least until then what does he -- I think what's happened is that anything can set this off me for example the International Monetary Fund is negotiating with Egypt to give them a big long.
They added that they want is conditional about -- -- agent having economic reforms tax reforms.
When mercy try to put those in people went into the streets for that they've gone into the streets over the soccer game they've gone into the streets over Morrissey trying to take power -- -- they don't have enough to do which means it'll have a job.
And that's the big issue Islamist Muslim Brotherhood something we shall watch stuff happening hello -- KT McFarland and studio -- viewers.