Egypt: Gratuitous Violence Serves Dark Agenda
August 19, 2013
Mohammed Morsi was unpopular and soon would have been ousted in upcoming elections. Instead, the army provoked a violent confrontation that promotes civil war in Egypt. Cui bono? People who thrive on fomenting chaos, murder and civil war in the Arab World. Israel & the Illuminati.
Putting events into Context
by Mohamed Masry
1) Tamarrod, the National Salvation Front and people unhappy with Morsi's presidency hit the streets on June 30 to ask for early presidential elections, explicitly noting - repeatedly - that Morsi could run in the new round of elections if he so desired. The numbers of protesters were grossly and unrealistically exaggerated to provide the impression that an overwhelming majority of... Egyptians opposed Morsi.
(General Al Sisi, left)
2) Contrary to the opposition's demands, the military did not force early presidential elections. Rather, it forcibly removed Morsi from power, and arrested him, his presidential team, Muslim Brotherhood leaders, and numerous other political figures - including some not affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
3) The military preemptively and immediately shut down all the television networks that would have called the coup a coup and began arresting journalists.
4) The military then installed a puppet president, announced a "war on terrorism," proclaimed the need to "cleanse" society of Islamists (who had won five straight votes), and then, in an infamous speech by General Al-Sisy, requested "authorization" from "the people" to clear protests and kill terrorists.
5) Leaders from the notorious state security apparatus - responsible for the worst atrocities committed during the Mubarak era - were reinstalled after Minister of Interior Ahmed Ibrahim announced that their services were needed to fight terrorism.
6) Paid thugs, a staple of the Mubarak regime, have been seen on the streets in full force, collaborating with police and committing atrocities.
7) To date, four large massacres, including yesterday's massacre of prisoners (in which anywhere between 36 and 280 unarmed prisoners were slaughtered), have been carried out, with approximately 1,300 "terrorists" - including many women, children, and journalists - killed overall.
8) Human rights reports have concluded that peaceful, unarmed protesters have been targeted and that security forces have been shooting to kill.
9) Many in Egypt are exhibiting what numerous analysts have characterized as a Nazi-like desire to eliminate many of their co-citizens. Many citizens have cheered at news of the mass killings.
10) Journalistic reports suggest that a small handful of anti-coup protesters have taken up arms in response to the mass killings, but the overwhelming majority (nearly all) of the protesters continue to be unarmed, and there are many marches at which not a single firearm is seen by any of the western journalists in attendance.
11) A few dozen from amongst the security forces have reportedly been killed in retaliatory strikes. Militants in Sinai, who have been attacking Egyptian security forces since the Mubarak days, have stepped up violence. Several attacks have been launched. Most recently, 25 members of the security forces were killed in an attack.
12) Churches have been attacked across Egypt, and, in the absence of anything resembling a fair legal system, it is likely that we will never know with certainty who perpetrated these attacks. In all likelihood, and according to the testimonies of multiple Church leaders, the state, which has a history of anti-Christian repression and violence, is responsible for at least some of the attacks. It is also entirely possible that Islamist extremists, also unhappy with the coup, are responsible for at least some of the attacks.
13) Most of the world sees the coup as a coup, something which has thrust Egypt's foreign relations into defense mode. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE - beacons of repression - are currently funding Egypt's coup government and providing diplomatic support. According to reports, oil-rich Saudi Arabia has announced it will make up for economic losses created by any cutoffs to funding.
14) According to reports, Hosni Mubarak will be freed from prison this week.
15) There are still people who think this was not a coup. There is blood on a lot of hands.
16) Not a single person with whom I have debated has been able to answer the question of why Egypt's anti-Morsi opposition couldn't have simply waited a couple of months until parliamentary elections, which could have given the opposition a majority of seats and given them the final say on who would become Egypt's new prime minister. [Under the 2012 constitution, the prime minister is about as powerful as Egypt's president, creating a balance of power.] The opposition would also have been in charge of forming the committee to revise the constitution and could have then organized a formal impeachment of Morsi, if necessary. According to numerous political scientists, such a democratic course would have been strongly preferred to an extra-democratic coup, after which repression, exclusion, and anti-democracy were expected.
Thanks to Nancy S!
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