Aug 16

Egypt Military Prepares To Crush Islamist March Of Millions “Day Of Rage” (ZeroHedge, Aug 16, 2013):

If there is one day when the pent up tensions on both sides resulting from the Egyptian coup over a month ago may boil over and lead to an all out civil war (still unclear how John Kerry would “define” that one) today may be that day, as Cairo is braced for what may be the most violent confrontations yet with supporters of the deposed president Mursi calling for “day of rage” protests after Friday prayers, and the Egyptian polic (now using live ammo) and army set to crush any such “illegal” protests. Since millions are set to hit the streets, there is no way this will have a peaceful outcome.

CNN reports:

As Egypt faces the gruesome aftermath of clashes that left hundreds dead, demonstrators plan to defy an emergency order and take to the streets to mark “Friday of anger.”

The Muslim Brotherhood promised huge protests, and Egypt’s military government showed no sign of easing its crackdown, setting the stage for what could become another catastrophic encounter of security forces and protesters.

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Aug 16

Egypt Unrest Live (Reuters)

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Aug 15

Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 525 (Los Angeles, Aug 15, 2013):

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than 500 people died and laying bare the extent of the violence that swept much of the country and prompted the government to declare a nationwide state of emergency and a nighttime curfew.

The death toll, which stood at 525, according to the latest Health Ministry figures, makes Wednesday by far the deadliest day since the 2011 popular uprising that toppled longtime ruler and autocrat Hosni Mubarak — a grim milestone that does not bode well for the future of a nation roiled in turmoil and divisions for the past 2 1/2  years.

Health Ministry spokesman Khaled el-Khateeb put the number of the injured on Wednesday at 3,717.

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Aug 12

Fresh clashes between Egypt security forces, pro-Morsi protesters loom (CBS News, Aug 11, 2013):

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fortified their two Cairo sit-in sites as Egyptian security officials said their forces will move against the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours — perhaps as early as daybreak Monday.At the main sit-in, vendors said they have sold hundreds of gas masks, goggles and gloves to protesters readying for police tear gas. Three waist-high barriers of concrete and wood have been built against armored vehicles.

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Aug 03

Is Egypt On The Verge Of Engineered Civil War? (ALT-MARKET, Aug 2, 2013):

For thousands of years, Egypt has been one of the primary pillars of the Eastern world. When Egypt falls into turmoil, a shockwave is felt by all other nations that heralds great change and perhaps even great catastrophe. The West’s longtime interest in maintaining a solid foothold in Egypt is based on this reality; even in our modern age, when Egypt is in your corner riches can be accumulated, and power can be gathered.

Our government along with European governments have gone to incredible lengths in the region in order to ensure Egyptian compliance. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, Britain sought to dominate the country through force of arms. The U.S. set out to buy Egypt with massive foreign aid as well as military subsidies for leaders that held pro-western views. However, it appears that in the quest for “globalization”, western interests now see a destabilized and violent Egypt as more useful to the grand plan. The Egyptian revolution in 2011 which highlighted what many call the “Arab Spring” was heavily manipulated by U.S. and European governments, but such sociopolitical engineering is still limited to the whims of the target population.

No one can create a revolution or civil war out of thin air. Years or even decades of popular angst and anger has to be fostered. The citizenry must already be near the tipping point of mass dissent. Globalists do not make revolutions occur, they simply find a revolution already brewing, and then attempt to direct the preexisting energy of the populace towards an end result that benefits the establishment the most.

Egypt is now ripe for internal conflict far beyond civil disobedience into the realm of Syrian-style civil war, and I believe our government is well aware that such a calamity is brewing…

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Jul 08

Egypt Descends Into Chaos (Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2013):

CAIRO—Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood accused the country’s military of massacring dozens of its supporters during dawntime prayers in Cairo on Monday, as Egypt’s deadliest clashes in years between the army and Islamists pushed the country toward armed conflict.

At least 53 people were killed and more than 400 wounded, Egypt’s official media said, in a clash between the military and supporters of Mohammed Morsi, who had gathered near the site where Mr. Morsi has been held under house arrest since he was ousted as president last week.

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Jul 04

Tahrir II, The Egyptian Revolution moves forward (Veterans Today, July 4, 2013)

William Engdahl:

Washington Islamist Strategy in Crisis as Morsi Toppled (Veterans Today, July 4, 2013)

Veterans Today’s Gordon Duff For PressTV:

“Game Over” for Morsi, Israel (PressTV, July 3, 2013)

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Jul 03

The Tanks Have Been Deployed (ZeroHedge, July 3, 2013):

Courtesy of the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen, and 911 operator we can see that the tanks in Cairo are now deployed. Surely this will add at least another 10 points to the Stalingrad and Propaganda 500 on anywhere between 2 and 3 contracts in today’s hilarious zero volume revolutionary melt up.

And another from Quentin Sommerville:

From Reuters:

The Egyptian army erected barbed wire and barriers around a barracks where embattled President Mohamed Mursi was working and deployed armored vehicles and troops to prevent his supporters marching from a nearby rally to his palace, witnesses said.

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Jul 03

The Coup Is Complete: Egypt Military Tells Mursi He Is No Longer President – Tahrir Celebrates – Live Feed (ZeroHedge, July 3, 2013):

Well that was quick

Some headlines from the speech:

  • SEESI: MILITARY TRIED TO BROKER RECONCILIATION FOR MONTHS
  • SEESI SAYS PRESIDENCY REJECTED OVERTURES
  • SEESI: MURSI SPEECH YESTERDAY DIDN’T MEET PEOPLE’S DEMANDS
  • SEESI SAYS EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD
  • EGYPT’S CONSTITUTION TO BE SUSPENDED UNDER PLAN, SEESI SAYS
  • SEESI: MILITARY AGREED ON ROADMAP THAT WON’T EXCLUDE ANYBODY
  • SEESI SAYS GOVERNMENT OF TECHNOCRATS TO BE FORMED

Mursi is unhappy:

  • MURSI URGES CITIZENS TO REJECT COUP: SKYNEWS CITING STATEMENT
  • EGYPT’S MURSI SAYS MILITARY MEASURES REPRESENT ‘FULL COUP’

Which however is irrelevant, as Mursi is about to disappear, only to reappear perhaps in the transit zone of the Moscow airport

From the WSJ:

Egypt’s military announced it is ousting Islamist president President Mohammed Morsi, suspending the constitution and calling for early elections—a move the presidential palace quickly branded a “complete military coup.” Egypt will be ruled temporarily by the president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, the head of Egypt’s military, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, said in an address on state television Wednesday evening in Egypt. Mr. Morsi rejected the declaration that he was out of office and called on Egyptians to avoid bloodshed and honor the constitution.

Of course, how the Muslim Brotherhood will accept their overthrow remains unclear but after the initial shock expect “reprisals”…

Persecution of Islamists in Egypt begins. Police arresting personnel at Islamist media channel. Leaders in hiding. MB revolt inevitable.

— Ed Husain (@Ed_H

The new interim head of Egypt will be revealed tomorrow:

  • Head of Egypt constitutional court to be sworn in as interim head of state on Thursday

He will most likely be succeeded by Mohamed ElBaradei.

While earlier the State Department spokesperson was careful not to take sides, it seems – given Cantor’s recent comments of the US long-standing support of the Egyptian military – that they have come out in support of the new framework; for fear, we suspect, of the growing anti-American sentiment we first exposed here.

*U.S. ORDERS HOME NON-ESSENTIAL DIPLOMATS IN EGYPT: AP

Reuters is reporting that four are dead in clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces in Alexandria – as we noted here, it seems the military’s standby role has shifted gears.

*STATE DEPT TELLS U.S. CITIZENS IN EGYPT TO LEAVE COUNTRY

Live feeds from Cairo:

Fireworks, Lasers, and screams of joy (for now)…

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Jul 02

With Less Than A Day Left, Mursi Demands Withdrawal Of Ultimatum; Mubarak Says Mursi Should Step Down (ZeroHedge, July 2, 2013):

When news hit 30 minutes before the market close that the Egyptian president would have a joint statement with the local military, some saw  this was a good sign that there may finally be a compromise forming. Couldn’t be further from the truth. As Reuters reports, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi called on the armed forces on Tuesday to withdraw an ultimatum for him to share power with his political opponents and said he would not be dictated to. “President Mohamed Mursi asserts his grasp on constitutional legitimacy and rejects any attempt to deviate from it, and calls on the armed forces to withdraw their warning and refuses to be dictated to internally or externally,” a tweet on the official Twitter feed of the Egyptian presidency said. A military source said the armed forces had seen Mursi’s statement and would issue a response to it.And just to complete the epic farce, Al Arabiya reported that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that the country’s current Islamist president, Mohammed Mursi, should step down for the sake of the Egyptian people. One couldn’t make this up, nor could one make up the losses those short Egypt risk protection have suffered in the past month as Egypt CDS have widened by 50%.

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Jul 01

Egyptian Military Coup In 48 Hours If No Solution Found (ZeroHedge, July 1, 2013):

The Egyptian Military just made a publc statement on Egyptian TV and it appears the country is close to another military coup:

  • *EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS WON’T BE PART OF POLITICS
  • *EGYPT MILITARY SAYS NATIONAL SECURITY SUBJECTED TO GRAVE DANGER
  • *EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS PROTESTS ‘UNPRECEDENTED’
  • *EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS HOMELAND FACING DIRE SITUATION
  • *EGYPT’S MILITARY SAYS WILL NOT BE PARTY TO POLITICS OR POWER
  • *EGYPT MILITARY SAYS CALLS FOR MEETING THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE
  • *EGYPT MILITARY MAY HAVE TO OFFER ROADMAP AFTER 48 HOURS

In other words, do as the people want, calm this down now, or we will step in within 48 hours.

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Jul 01

Flashback: The CIA’s Muslim ‘Outfit,’ – The Muslim Brotherhood (Veterans Today)

Turmoil grips Egypt as four ministers quit Morsi government (Jerusalem Post/Reuters, July 1, 2013):

Youths hurl firebombs and rocks while storming building; 16 dead, nearly 800 hurt since anti-Morsi protests began; president refuses to bow to pressure for his resignation.

Four Egyptian ministers resigned from the government on Monday, a cabinet official said, a day after protesters poured onto streets to demand President Mohamed Morsi resign.

“Four ministers presented their resignations today,” said the official, who asked not to be named. He gave no reason but the state news agency had earlier said the ministers were considering resigning in sympathy with the protesters.

The four were Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou, Communication and Information Technology Atef Helmi, Minister of State for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Hatem Bagato and Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Khaled Abdel-Aal.

The move came shortly after Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood vowed to take action in response to the ransacking of its Cairo headquarters. The building was overrun by youths after those inside were evacuated on Monday following a night of violence that killed at least seven people.


Protesters ransack headquarters in Cairo as country divided over Islamist party’s influence on President Mohamed Morsi


Protesters ransack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP

Egypt faces more bloodshed as Muslim Brotherhood offices torched (Guardian, July 1, 2013):

The headquarters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have been burned and ransacked following an all-night siege – one day after millions protested on Egypt’s streets calling for President Mohamed Morsi’s resignation.

In an episode reminiscent of the sacking of Hosni Mubarak’s political headquarters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising, around 50 anti-Brotherhood protesters spent the night attacking the compound – situated on a rocky, isolated outcrop in east Cairo – with molotov cocktails, causing a series of small fires and explosions.

With police nowhere to be seen, Brotherhood cadres returned fire, killing at least four, and injuring at least 80 – according to medics at the scene.

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Jun 22

The Waste List: 66 Crazy Ways That The U.S. Government Is Wasting Your Hard-Earned Money (Economic Collapse, June 20, 2013):

Why did the U.S. government spend 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly?  Why did the U.S. government spend $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”?  Why did the U.S. government spend nearly a million dollars on a new soccer field for detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay?  This week when I saw that the IRS was about to pay out 70 million dollars in bonuses to their employees and that the U.S. government was going to be leaving 7 billion dollars worth of military equipment behind in Afghanistan, it caused me to reflect on all of the other crazy ways that the government has been wasting our money in recent years.  So I decided to go back through my previous articles and put together a list.  I call it “The Waste List”.  Even though our politicians insist that there is very little that can still be cut out of the budget, the truth is that the federal budget is absolutely drowning in pork.

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Jun 17

Obama, Morsi, Plunge Middle East Into Chaos (Veterans Today, June 17, 2013, by Gordon Duff):

This week, President Obama  announced that US ”intelligence estimates” conclusively prove Syria has been using chemical weapons in Syria.  The US will now supply weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels the Washington Post says are, not just Al Qaeda “affiliates” but working to destabilize and “Balkanize” Iraq as well:

“In an audio message posted online, the speaker identified as Baghdadi insists that a merger he announced in April with Syria’s al-Nusra Front, also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, to create a cross-border movement known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant will go on.

Al-Nusra is an al-Qaeda affiliate that has emerged as one of the most effective rebel factions in Syria.”

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Dec 11

See also:

The CIA’s Muslim ‘Outfit,’ – The Muslim Brotherhood (Veterans Today)



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Egypt’s opposition is calling for more protests, after President Morsi insisted on ploughing ahead with a referendum on the new constitution, which is viewed by many as discriminatory.

Even his decision to scrap the decree which had granted him almost absolute power, was dismissed as a play on words.

The U.S. has made no comment on Egypt’s draft constitution, even though it’s criticised for undermining basic freedoms.

Geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl says Washington is secretly supporting Muslim Brotherhood to turn Egypt into an Islamic dictatorship.

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Dec 09

Egypt’s Morsi cancels constitutional decree that sparked deadly protests (Haaretz/AP/DPA, Dec 9, 2012):

Move comes hours after military warned of ‘disastrous consequences’ if crisis were to continue.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday annulled a controversial constitutional decree he issued last month granting him sweeping powers, which led to deadly protests across the country over the past week.

A referendum on an Egyptian draft constitution would still go ahead as planned on December 15, Islamist politician Mohamed Selim al-Awa said after a meeting between the presidency and independent and Islamist figures.

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Jun 26

Egypt’s New President Mohamed Morsi Has Called For New 9/11 Investigation (Intel Hub, June 25, 2012):

From the Washington Post:

Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi has long called for the U.S. to hold a “scientific conference” to determine the real culprits of the Sept. 11 attacks, having cast doubt on al Qaeda’s role in 9/11 for years.

“The U.S. administration has never presented any evidences on the identity of those who committed that incident,” longtime Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi is quoted as saying in a 2007 posting on Ikhwanweb, the Islamist group’s official English website.

“The Muslim Brotherhood and others demanded a transparent trial with clear evidence and to have court rulings,” he said after the sixth anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. “We confirm that this isn’t a defense to those who committed these actions, but we only seek the truth.”

A report from noted neocon and Israeli firster John Bolton on Fox News immediately went to the attack:


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