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-- the power struggle in each of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi they're pushing back against the military takeover.
-- -- supporters organizing around massive rallies nationwide today.
Things turning deadly when security forces open fire on protesters marching in Cairo.
All of this as a military cracks down on the former president's political allies that would be the Muslim Brotherhood.
John Bolton the former US ambassador to the United Nations -- a Fox News contributor ambassador great to have you here today.
Great to be with -- again what can these pro Morrissey protesters.
Hope to accomplish at this point he's -- announced it.
Well they SA they don't -- knowledge the legitimacy.
The -- and I think they're laying the ground work for two possible courses of action one.
To rejoin a political process when the military government.
Lays out a schedule for elections.
And they will use the coup as as I think a powerful argument in their favor that they played by the rules.
-- was elected in a free and fair election the parliament was elected in a free and fair election.
The military and the opposition didn't like it and they staged a -- but the other possibility and and that we see some evidence of it already.
Is -- the brotherhood will resort to violence.
And and this could be.
The beginning of a very chaotic period depending on how it plays out next few days here.
Mean look at the picture in Cairo in the square these folks have been -- for days.
They're certainly celebrating.
The -- star.
It seems like more of them than those who are willing to come out and say they want more -- back or at least they support him.
And they've made some high profile arrests within the Muslim Brotherhood the military has what do we know about the people that are being taken into custody.
Well be the army.
Clearly knows who the leaders of the brotherhood are they favor.
Repress the brotherhood before that they know how to do this and I think this spreading number of arrests seizure TV stations and the like.
Indicates that the military is fully prepared to go ahead to -- and dismantle the brotherhood as a party.
I think both the brotherhood and the military are beyond their play books here I don't think they really anticipated that it would go this far.
But the military shows no signs of backing down and in terms of the demonstrations in the streets you know I think there -- a lot of opposition to -- even among people who might.
Welcome an Islamist this government because they or thought -- had his priorities wrong he did not do what they needed to be done to revive.
The economy instead he focused on trying to create an -- -- the state and I think a lot of people who might like that.
As an ultimate objective wanted to get the economy fixed first sir I wouldn't necessarily look at the size of demonstrations to indicate where.
Public sentiment really lives.
How about our sentiment ambassador the White House hasn't said all that much -- important ally how fine a line must we walk.
In terms of speaking out on this getting involved in this or in anyway assisting.
To the next elections which would hopefully be democratic.
Well you know there's hardly any evidence at all that the Obama administration.
Has a policy.
Obviously in a delicate situation you want to be careful about what you say publicly but that's different about what you might be doing -- -- Saying behind the scenes and what's curious to me is that the administration after a -- a very bland statement I guess that's the polite way to put it.
Has just apparently being inactive we've got huge stakes in Egypt it's far away the largest Arab country it's an important part of the Middle East peace.
That we've tried to create it has important economic interest for us in the Suez Canal.
But as far as the eye can see as far as we can tell in Egypt the administration just appears to be taking a pass -- Or let you go money is provided to that country by the United States not calling it a crew -- BS strategic move to.
Protect the ability to help them financially you mentioned the economy not coming around the way the folks there had hoped.
Jab but an opinion on continue to contribute cut back -- monitor more carefully.
No I would I would I would keep the aid flowing particularly to the military where we have the most leverage and you know all all of this that talk about why the administration can't quality crew.
You know can't speak the truth.
Really conceals the fact that in virtually all of our foreign assistance legislation there's a presidential waiver power.
Even if it looks like there's a prohibition in almost every case the president can -- the prohibition.
Under the law to continue to provide assistance I just think it's another example of not wanting to face up to the reality we see on the ground.
And we'll continue watching it with -- ambassador Bolton see this Sunday as well thank you so much thank you again.
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