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It's over to Cairo now an expert in Egypt if you will air trigger is -- this he's with the DC based think tank the Washington institute.
He interviewed former president Morsi back in 2010.
Was here in the United States a few days ago he realize this so many did that this would probably go down.
Flew over to witness -- all -- nice to talk to you your thoughts tonight.
We'll play perfect for having me I would have.
Happened tonight is something that had been building for a long time there's no doubt that the process the -- -- -- -- -- -- What undemocratic.
Democracy was not the main thing at stake here in Egypt the -- was failing under -- control.
And within the past few days Pete eventually become a president in name only he thought that he did not exert any control the military and the control over the police.
And the military eventually intervene to prevent state failure.
How much concern do you have that this could turn to violence and eventually even potentially.
Result in some sort of civil war.
Well I think it civil war is unlikely because you just don't have the ethnic divisions in Egypt and that you can arise.
Civil wars elsewhere but I -- think they're going to be violent I mean beating the Muslim Brotherhood and its -- Certainly believe that they have been cheated.
They don't recognize the extent to which president more -- management -- the country gonna break.
And some of those allies I have to tell you are terrorist organization in particular outcome all of the media and -- I think that -- -- definitely -- some very rough days.
What does this mean for the United States are friends and our interests.
What it means is that -- group that it extremely hot -- US interest.
The Muslim Brotherhood it now no longer in power.
Unfortunately there were disillusioned and Washington and that would certainly engagement the Muslim Brotherhood.
Could be made to moderate positions on key strategic interest but if you read the brotherhood statement billboard's first year in power.
Its -- it would very much against the peace treaty with Israel -- very well for you western culture.
And midwestern political involvement.
So it would have just -- a matter of time before they would have turned on the web -- they've been able to consolidate their power.
Quickly before we go you were on the streets is this happened today as the military toppled the government what was that like.
Well people are ecstatic and you know people were screaming a lot of luck are.
They were hugging each other they were drawn beating people very happy but I should I can but but that's clearly part of the picture.
Elsewhere in this country people are mourning in the period that they may take revenge.
Hair trigger live from Cairo from the Washington institute -- thank you.
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