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Hundreds of thousands of egyptians are still in the streets of Cairo Alexandria and various of the town's.
Calling for their president democratically elected to step down.
It's only a year after the Muslim Brotherhood took power now the country's military giving the leader.
44 average to respond this is a pressure cooker John -- the former US ambassador.
The -- Fox's contributor with me now sir good morning to you live.
I was just reading over some account as -- were producing here even you do not know which way this will.
Go why is it's so difficult to figure out what happens.
Well I think the various forces within Egypt you can obviously see the opposition on the streets that but all these various forces are divided among themselves the opposition.
-- very different perspectives within -- the military is divided the Muslim Brotherhood itself is divided you see elements of -- -- government resigning.
So I think this is very much up in the air I think the Muslim Brotherhood is not gonna take it well at -- -- is forced out of office so.
That whatever happens in the short term this conflict is not going away president called on my guess earlier today overnight our time to be used to be responsive to the protesters.
Now now what does that mean.
Who knows what the president means but I think what it is motivating the prep protesters in part is that when -- took over about a year ago the Egyptian economy was was in the tank through and he has not only not made it better he has made it worse and that obviously has people.
Understandably upset but for a particular reason as well because they see the Muslim Brotherhood.
Pursuing its islamists as Sharia law agenda.
As if the economy were only a side issue and I think that.
That really burns people and that explains I think the size and to some extent the emotion behind these protest I did -- the images are amazing and they think at feels like it's been going on for two years frankly.
And in -- was especially now are you of the school that believes that this administration.
Push Mubarak to the -- and did it quickly and willingly but it's not.
Eager to do the same now with more -- Well I think we made a big mistake I -- the time enforcing the Barrick out that he never Jeffersonian Democrat but he was an ally of the United States and supported the Camp David accord.
With Israel and he said over and over again if I go the Muslim Brotherhood takeover.
Let's not forget although Morsi himself one election -- the brotherhood and even more extreme islamists this group's one.
Two thirds to three quarters of the seats in parliament.
So this dissatisfaction.
You're saying doesn't necessarily mean.
That a more confident islamists as government couldn't pursue these objectives.
More successful he has already said today he will not quit.
I don't know if he's operating a concessions -- haven't seen -- -- read about him.
He's had five ministers resign already.
-- his liaison with the military he's stepped aside as well when the military made this big announcement yes and everybody erupted all these years in the streets of Cairo.
Did the military say you need to listen to the protesters and if they say resigned you should do that's.
Or did the military just -- sit down talk to them.
Big distinction I think I think this is important I think people -- read what the military said certainly it's an ultimatum.
I've directed in part -- -- -- but it's also an ultimatum directed at the opposition the military doesn't like these demonstrations in the streets not only.
For the disorder that it represents but because it's another signal that the Egyptian economy is gonna remain in the basement how many tourists are gonna go to Egypt when these are the signs you're saying -- not many young American eyes are now killed a few days ago.
So so they need stability in the military once stability restored I don't think they want to take control the -- the country that's not in their interest they want the political leaders.
To resolve these differences and get back into the business of trying to revive the economy and we'll see what goes next I mean even when you come on TV and say I have no idea what happens next.
There -- drama thank you sir John bull with us today thank you ambassador -- --
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