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Let's go to Jennifer Griffin at the Pentagon kind of -- their Jennifer.
Big picture what what are we what are we seeing here.
Well except what we're seeing is in essence.
It is a military coup that took place but it is -- military coup as you heard.
Are sky counterparts talking about on the ground there it is a -- with a transition now.
What we know that the -- and -- that the Pentagon has -- been in daily discussions with the heads of the army.
Defense chief LC see who we just heard from.
They have been very reluctant to talk about what message they were giving too.
To the military they didn't want to be seen the US does not want to have been seen as having had any part in this -- But I'm also told by sources that.
The Pentagon and pentagon officials did not tell -- army not to carry out.
This could you not to push.
President -- out.
Because in essence it was very clear when you have thirty million people in the streets that that is also a democratic process so what you are seeing here is the army trying to keep.
Some kind of -- and keep this thing from boiling over into violence by.
Appointing this new -- president and getting into elections as quickly as possible.
The military in Egypt does not want to rule Egypt they saw how martial law went for sixteen months it was a disaster there were equal.
You know large crowds that that overthrew the Egyptian military in essence when they were mismanaging thanks for sixteen months.
The military in Egypt however is the only.
Is the only institution that is seen as viable at this point and we've seen some reports from Israel among other places.
Suggesting that Israelis leaders.
Are also pleased that the Egyptian military is it took this -- they never -- comfortable with president Morrissey and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Being in charge of Egypt I've also heard from sources here in Washington.
That the Saudi Arabian government is very pleased that this has taken place they obviously will not be pleased that the military holds on to power.
Or if there are if a civil war erupts but this was the only option at this point in time.
According to US officials that I've spoken to.
And from reports from the region from Israel and Saudi Arabia.
The liberal leader Mohamed ElBaradei from when we heard so much before the 2011.
Uprising happened he is just said and I quote the 2011 revolution has been re launched.
In other words the Arab Spring of 2011 is now that the Arab summer of -- -- -- thirteen.
The roadmap meets the demands for early presidential votes again this from ElBaradei.
This this is all well and good -- it it's great it's great to see democracies.
Non democracy division could come in to do its work.
But the truth is -- this sort of thing you never know what you're gonna get in and it is certainly possible.
Given the numbers of the population.
Spreads there that.
Someone else from the Muslim Brotherhood could could take that thrown again.
Well don't forget the Muslim Brotherhood it's still the most organized opposition group.
In Egypt they have -- very good organization at the ground level so -- it goes to an election.
It is still possible that the Muslim Brotherhood could win again those were -- but.
It is also important to remember that president -- even though he was democratically elected last October he took some very anti democratic.
Measures in November when he -- changed the judiciary he changed the constitution he started.
To put into place things that were anti democratic and -- Islamist in nature.
And essentially what you're seeing right now -- his Egyptian people.
Saying that they do not want -- -- law they do not want the Muslim Brotherhood.
Changing the constitution.
If the Muslim Brotherhood wants a seat at the table and Ed to be pressed the president or part of the parliament.
Then they have to remain democratic and not try and force their own version.
Of democracy if you will answer -- a -- down the Egyptian people's -- It's Jennifer -- is as our viewers may realize we're we're cycling through we have a number of cameras with the help of sky news and hours.
All -- Egypt and this is a pro Mohamed Morsi.
A probe more -- group that has gathered more than 300000.
It's my understanding in Cairo.
There seems to be calm now are their concerns there or anywhere that some of those who -- We're we're on the side of the president might might turn this into something violent.
I think there's always concern when you have this size of crowds and you have competing crowds and they -- are equally.
Big but -- from what we're hearing from our reporters on the ground.
However what I'm hearing from pentagon officials and from other US officials who are watching this closely is -- they feel very confident.
That the Egyptian military is relatively.
In control remembered.
The US has the Egyptian military securing its embassy right now the US has not moved any Marines into position to try and secure the embassy they feel that the Egyptian military.
Is stable and is in a position to protect.
That US embassy so that shows how much -- there is in the institution of the army right now.
The army had moved its tanks in.
And around those areas where the Muslim Brotherhood supporters and the pro more -- supporters were gathered the reason you're seeing com there is that in essence.
They are surrounded by the military the military is not going to let them.
Sort of go and start.
Connecting with these anti -- -- demonstrators so.
Again the next few hours are going to be crucial it's not clear anytime you have these kind of crowds how things will go.
Right now this was the only option in terms of but from the point of view.
Of many here in Washington who were watching this they felt that with that many protesters in the streets demanding that president leave.
That some sort a democratic.
Transition had to take place in the army was best situated to -- that through.
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