It’s Egypt, it’s Friday, and that means there’s protests. Thousands of supporters of the elected government took to the streets of Cairo today despite orders from the new military junta and a public authorization for police to crush the demonstrations on grounds that the protesters are both terrorists and a traffic hazard.
Police attempted to block demonstrators from the sites of the major sit-ins, something which by evening appeared to have entirely failed. Dozens of protest marches were reported across Cairo after the end of prayers, and notably there were no reports of police massacring demonstrators as in previous weeks.
It’s now been an entire month since the Egyptian military took over the country and captured the civilian leadership. The US initially was mum on the matter, then smugly insisted they were simply never going to rule on whether or not it was a coup. At this point, Secretary of State John Kerry is just overtly backing the coup, declaring yesterday that the coup amounted to “restoring democracy” by ousting the elected government.
Kerry went on today to present the idea of the US as a mediator for Egypt today, but that seems unlikely. Spokesmen for the ousted government are convinced the US was “complicit” in the coup, and the Obama Administration’s positions certainly seem to support that. Recent official visits show the US with only nominal influence over the new junta, and absolutely no credibility with anyone else.
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Change of heart again.., well two questions comes to mind, if they have any heart, second manipulation politics in changing heart.
Last I heard Obama had denounced the coup .
well we know the US was and is complicit in the coup. they were using money they stole from me to fund NGO violent anti-morsi groups to lay the foundation. it is illegal for them to fund NGOs, if anyone cares.
sad how alt media is al "MB vs Sisi". egyptians should reject demands from West for quick elections this time; take your time & get it right:
The uprising against Brother Erdogan
by Thierry Meyssan
It is important to remember that the label "Arab Spring" given by the West is a deception to make people believe that the Tunisian and Egyptian governments were overthrown by a mass movement. While there was a popular revolution in Tunisia, its goal was not to change the regime, but to achieve economic and social changes. It was the United States, not the street, that ordered Zinedine el Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak to step down. Then it was NATO that toppled and lynched Muammar al-Gaddafi. And it is again NATO and the GCC that have fueled the attack against Syria… http://www.voltairenet.org/article178848.html
one of murdoch's craftiest, John Lyons, with a "fantastic" story of the COUP against Morsi (don't u see fox news with the same pro-Morsi daily drivel?). but, just in case Morsi is out, Lyons has Sisi as a huge SEX SYMBOL (think Rumsfeld)! every line is a comedy!
Deep agendas behind the struggle between military and Brotherhood http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/deep-a…
Either you don't know what you are talking about or you know and are supporting the MB like your government. THERE WAS NO COUP WE THE PEOPLES OF EGYPT WERE FED UP WITH THE MB.
We do not want to live in the dark ages, we do not want our president to be a runaway felon, we do not want to be told what to hear what to wear and how to live. Our army supported us, we wanted to get rid of a group of terrorists that were controlling our country. Try not to listen to Al Gezira and to listen to us, egyptians, that is of course if you are interested in the truth and are not part of your government plan that needs to keep the MB governing Egypt and are doing their utmost to reach that goal.
When the military overthrows a government, that is a coup. Maybe you think the coup was a good thing. Maybe the coup had popular support. That doesn't change the fact that a coup is a coup.
I suggest you look up the definition of coup in a dictionary. Our revolution was planned three months ahead and it was known that we would take to the streets on June 30th, I have not yet seen a coup done by 33 million. The army protected us, but did not instigate the 33 million that took to the streets.
You're right — you have not yet seen a coup done by 33 million.
The army carried out the cou.
You and the other 32,999,999 stood in the streets and yelled about stuff.
If it makes you feel better to tell yourself you were "part of something big," knock yourself out. But a coup is still a coup.
This is exactly what the fake liberals wanted. They should not be called liberals bu secular, anti-religionists. They have every right to their positions, but despite all the things that Morsi did wrong, he was still elected. He was the first freely elected person in Egypt's history. Did the liberals think that the military which propped up Murbarak for 30 years and has ruled Egypt from behind since its overthrow of the monarchy would be any different? It was the same military which killed over 1000 people before Mubarak was removed that today killed 300+ people and weeks ago killed about the same number.
The liberals, who refused to work with Morsi at all and championed the coup that removed him, will have no one to blame but themselves. Let them have Sissi whatever general to rule over them. The can talk about having a phony revolution in 2011, but that was also just a military lead replacement of one president.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The old-new boss always controlled the military, police and state bureaucracy. It was that hidden power which removed the police from the streets to cause a jump in lawlessness. Morsi had no control over them.It was that same hidden power which caused deliberate shortages and price spikes off food stuffs and gas to cause the people to be angry will Morsi. He never controlled the state bureaucracy. The facts were never understood and explained. Morsi was personified as evil incarnate after just one year. Yet the people (liberals) were never that angry with the Mubarak regime and military after 30 years. Mubarak was estimated to have stolen $85 billion dollars and the military controls 30-40% of the Egyptian economy.
Who was and is to blame? No Moris. Mubarak's old cronies and allies and the military.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Please let's stop calling this an Egyptian Revolution. There has been NO revolution in Egypt since the monarchy was overthrown. There has simply been two successive coups. One was broadly popular and the other has divided the Egyptians in two separate camps with the military again stepping in to preserve its power and dominance. How can't the fake liberals and secularists not see this? Were Morsi and the MB really so much worse than Mubarak and his 30 year military dictatorship. Hardly.
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