July 7th, 2013
09:55 AM ET

On GPS today: A live show on Egypt's turmoil

On GPS today at 10 a.m. and repeated at 1 p.m. ET: A special live show on the unfolding developments in Egypt.

First, Fareed gives his take on the military’s decision to remove Mohamed Morsi from the presidency and what it means for the country moving forward. And he also looks back on one of his best known essays, The Rise of Illiberal Democracy, in Foreign Affairs.

Then, Fareed speaks with former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens and Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass.

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  1. Adel Tawfeek

    Fareed
    At the beginning of your show today you displayed the wrong flag for Egypt with 2 green stars. That is not the Egyptian Flag.

    July 7, 2013 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • awad

      When the dust is settled, new elections will have to be held. What would happen if the Brotherhood win again, just like they did a year ago, fairly and squarely? Will the Army (funded byUS) step in?

      July 7, 2013 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • Walid Sid Ahmed

        well that is a ballot all will have to accept,, but then rivers of blood shed will overflow again

        July 7, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  2. Michael S. Cullen

    About Snowden: Whatever anybody (Brzezinski, Haass, Stephens, Obama, Holder, etc) of this man, wasn't getting Spain, France, Italy and Portugal to deny Morales's plane entry into their air space the political equivalent of shooting US foreign policy in the foot? How will Obama EVER be able to set foot on Latin American soil and promote American interest? America's 'back yard'! No matter how the US is pestered, it has to fight fair and square; this time, the US was being a bully; bullies are people who pick a fight with somebody smaller; they don't make friends, they don't keep friends. Imagine if the US had tried made it impossible for a Russian jet to overfly European nations? Unthinkable!
    This was the most perfect example of international bullying I've seen in all my 74 years.
    Michael S. Cullen, Berlin, Germany

    July 7, 2013 at 11:04 am | Reply
  3. Tim S

    Typical one sided corporate presentation about Snowden. Brzezinski is an authoritarian from eastern Europe. What does he know about democracy. In his world it is the betters like him who should decide what the US does, His comment about a totem pole with US on top tells you he looks at the world the same failed way as Kissinger where the US is an empire and it is all about world hegemony. Brzezinski think Snowden is a traitor because he has been to China and Russia and wont surrender like Ellsberg did. I got news for you Brzezinski America is not the same as it was in the 70s. Bradley Manning was TORTURED as determined by his judge and the UN. Snowden should return to that? It is time for Cold War dinosaurs like Brzezinski to retire or die.

    July 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  4. John

    Has CNN changed your showtimes? I have tried to watch your show several times on the West Coast at 10AM (PT) and Newsroom has been on instead.

    July 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • kat

      I am having the same issue and would love to see a post if you find out what is happening

      July 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • Jan

      I also have tried to watch GPS at 10:00, only to find it has been preempted by a current news event. Going to iTunes for today's podcast similarly failed, since the latest episode is 6/30.

      July 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  5. Fodei

    Dear Fareed, it's astonishing and discouraging that you keep interviewing dinosaurs like Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger on your show. Their disastrous foreign policies in the 80s and 90s contributed to global chaos, wars and tension everywhere from Latin America through Africa and on to Asia. I just listened to Brzezinski's opinion on the events in Egypt and nothing has changedabout his limited world view. He is stilled locked in that world of his that stubbornly refuses to face the reality of global trends. Fareed, you really should begin to pick your panelists with greater care in order to retain any shred of credibility.

    July 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  6. Night Owl

    I wanted to watch your show on Egypt at 1 pm today, as listed. But instead CNN is broadcasting repeat stuff about the San Francisco airline crash, with absoilutely no breaking news at all. Big disappointment in that CNN is giving us this rehash instead with day-old footage of a crashed plane instead of some important insights into what is going on in the world. Another bad mark for CNN

    July 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  7. Jim

    What was the Farheed's choice for book of the week, I missed that. Thanks

    July 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  8. Tim S

    If you want an idea of how wrong Brzezinski has been just read what he said after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. He nearly wet his pants in overreaction as he equated the situation to 1939 Europe. Why does the US let these people of foreign birth co-opt the US for their own twisted purposes? Ayn Rand's parents lived well off in a Russia that kept the masses poor and she had no problem with that so she comes to the US and tries to recreate the US into a Tsarist clone. Brzezinski was scarred by his experiences in Eastern Europe so now he sees EVERYTHING in the terms of a battle between totalitarian states and democracy. Problem is the US is now the state engaged in totalitarian tactics.

    July 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  9. Karen K

    Fareed and Producers of GPS: I am very disappointed in what coverage you have had on the Edward Snowden case. Your panel today was completely biased toward Administration "talking points", or better known as a "pack of lies." What a "pile-on" of persecuting the messenger and a much too jovial tone in relation to the seriousness of the problems Snowden exposed, which you barely mentioned. This is typical of Government to whitewash the truth and change the subject by attacking the person who exposed the truth. As part of the media your job is not to be a mouthpiece for the Government, but to get at the truth. Not one opposing view was presented. Regarding one of the panels comments that Snowden is no Daniel Ellsberg – well actually Daniel Ellsberg himself thinks differently as he is one of Snowden's most ardent supporters. As one of the most authentic whistleblowers ever, he knows much more on the subject than your "talking points panel." Also regarding the comment that Martin Luther King did the jail time, well MLK wasn't facing overwhelmingly disproportionate jail term sentences from our increasingly dictatorial Gov't as Snowden is facing. I am saddened to say that after years of tuning in to your show I've basically had enough when you put zingers like this in the show, as how can I trust it? Even after all the important things evenly covered over the years I have noticed how this isn't the first time you drop in blatant Government Propaganda. Really, how stupid do you think we are? It is apparent you have no idea of the depth of support Snowden has all over the world, not just here in the U.S. Or maybe you do and that's why you insert this false reporting to try and sway public opinion away from that support. More and more people are coming to the awareness of the deceit, corruption, dishonesty, etc. etc. of most of our leaders and whoever is funding them. Your show is increasingly becoming as out of touch as our Congress and Gov't when it adds that panel attacking Snowden to the show. And no, I'm not a young radical; I'm a middle aged woman who, like so many people of all backgrounds and ages, are getting more and more fed up with the lies and corruption than you seem to have no idea of up there in your academic ivory tower. Again, how can I trust anything you say when you are so biased on this topic of importance to so many all over the world. You have been a man that covers International issues usually with credibility and reasoned reporting from a wealth of experience. But this time you are very wrong. The disdain your panel guests, and even yourself, have shown on the issue of Edward Snowden is one of the reasons viewers are flocking to more authentic news reporting.

    July 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  10. Hamid T

    Dear Fareed, time and again in your topics of religious persecutions in Islamic countries such as Egypt, Iran and others your program consistently fails to mention the regime's abuse of their Baha'i citizens. No country will become a legitimate democracy unless it allows all its people to practice their Faith freely. We appreciate your consideration of this topic as the harsh treatment of the peaceful Baha'i community continues among the so called demcratic countries in the Middle East. Thank you!

    July 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  11. Matt

    They lied so between them they got 80 percent of the vote the MB and Salafist So even if people wise up the MB will get at least 38 to 40 percent and the Salafist around 20 percent. It is still a majority 58 to 60 percent. If they form a coalition. That is why Mubarak controlled them as he did and no democracy. Because they will win. It takes 3 to 4 elections for it to sort itself out into a democracy in which people vote for the best candidate. If they cannot improve and run the country those votes mainly from rural areas peal away to other candidates and parties. Of course once in power they use that power to limit the opposition. Hitler came to power via elections and never left, it is too early in Iraq and Afghanistan or any of the Arab Spring countries to see the final outcome. al-Maliki is not really democratic he consolidates power, Morsi did the same thing. Unlike Iraq in Egypt the military can prevent that from happening. The military did not crush the people for Mubarak and they won't for anyone else. There is a lot of people out protesting. So you either compromise and listen to the voters, resign or call elections.

    July 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  12. tonieshupe

    Fareed
    When did it become lawful for big businesses to hide their net profit margins in over sea bank accounts so that they don't have to pay taxes on it? Once in the not too distant past it was called money laundering...now it is the norm. Inquiring minds need to know, who, what and why? Thanks again.

    July 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  13. Klaus Offermann

    It was ironic to hear Brzezinsky lecture Fareed about the danger in Egypt, of revolution fueled by "religious fanaticism". He should know – he is the father of the most destabilizing of all recent theocratic revolutions – the modern jihad.

    Brzezinski actually posed for photographs on the Kyber Pass, while shouting "Allah is on your side" in exhorting religious fanatics to wage holy war in Afghanistan. As former Secretary of State, and sporting a Pashtun turban, Brzezinsky was cheering on his own "Made in USA" Jihad.

    I write of the religious war secretly foisted upon the Afghan people in 1978 – a year BEFORE the Soviet invasion there.
    America, Pakistan and the Saudi king recruited, armed and financed an army of the most dangerous and fanatic mujahideen the CIA could find in the Islamic world. They, were brought to Pakistan, given an ideology and told that armed struggle in Afghanistan was virtuous.

    It was this jihad fueled, bloody civil war which led to the birth of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and ultimately to the deaths of thousands of civilians in New York, Afghanistan and Iraq.

    If only, there had been an Edward Snowden back in 1978, to blow the whistle on Brzezinski's misbegotten secret Afghan jihad.

    July 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  14. Cyril

    Why has my comment not been posted.

    July 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Reply

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