Tag Archive: Egypt

Egypt Erupts … Again

Tell me you’re surprised:

Egypt’s military regime, aided by snipers and bulldozers, swept the streets of Islamist protesters Wednesday—setting off a day of violence that left at least 525 people dead, the government fractured and ties with its international partners in tatters.

Cairo’s streets were calm Thursday morning following a curfew overnight, though funerals for the dead and a march planned by the Muslim Brotherhood are likely to inflame tensions later in the day.

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Egypt On The Brink. Again.

You wouldn’t know it from much of the American media, but Egypt may be having another new government sooner than expected:

Egypt entered a perilous 48 hours on Monday when the military delivered an ultimatum to the country’s first democratically elected president, hundreds of thousands of protesters renewed calls to oust him from office and the president’s Islamists allies vowed to take to the streets to stop what they called “a military coup.”

In

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It Is Like the Pharaohs Have Returned

Here we go again:

Protesters stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing in Alexandria earlier Friday, setting the building on fire, according to Ahmed Sobea, spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party.

They were angry at the announcement Thursday by Morsy’s spokesman that the president issued an order preventing any court from overturning his decisions.

Morsy also ordered retrials and new investigations into the deaths of protesters during last year’s uprising against

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Yemen and Tunisia

A small protest outside our embassy in Tunisia. Other in Morocco and Sudan. Flag burned in Gaza (but that could just be because it’s Thursday). Large violent protests in Egypt and Yemen. But Libya seems to be trying to stay on the sane side and there are indication Libyan government forces fought to defend our ambassador (although security seems to have been generally inadequate). And the supposed offending film keeps getting more mysterious.

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An Act of War?

Isn’t that what this is?

The US ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, President Barack Obama has confirmed.

Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds overnight amid uproar among Muslims over a US-produced film said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.

They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the compound.

It is still unclear how the ambassador, J Christopher Stevens, and the others

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The Salafists Honor 9/11

Well, at least the Egyptians decided to do something to honor the day:

Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down the American flag, replacing it with a black standard with Islamic emblems, apparently in protest of the production of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

The incident prompted a volley of warning shots to be fired as a large crowd gathered outside, said CNN

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Hillary Under Fire

I’ve been somewhat puzzled by the gleeful reaction to Hillary Clinton’s motorcade being pelted with shoes and tomatoes in Egypt. Is anti-Americanism a good thing now? I always hated it when the Left would get smug about anti-Bush protests. Clinton has been — and I hate to say this — a decent Secretary of State. She’s worked her ass off, done nothing to undermine the President and managed to smooth over their innumerable fuck-ups. That … Read more

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Egypt

I keep writing posts on Egypt and then deleting them. It appears that the military is simply not going to allow the Muslim Brotherhood to win the elections, having dissolve parliament and delaying the Presidential election results. While it’s tempting to think this is a good move, I have to agree that supporting another junta is likely to backfire on us in a big way.

I don’t envy Obama having to navigate these waters but … Read more

Getting The Arab Spring Beat Out Of You

Egyptian protestors had no idea the consequences of getting put on the cover of Time, but one thing I want to know, who sent Fullerton Police Department to Cairo?

Much of this stuff is absolutely brutal, and I seriously doubt those are rubber bullets being used.

With the first anniversary of the Arab Spring origin, we are left the cold reality that governments do not form in a vacuum, that removing your dictator is only … Read more

You would not know..

That the Islamists are predicted to have scored big in the Egyptian elections if you were watching the usual LSM DNC propaganda outlets.

Judges overseeing the vote count in Egypt’s parliamentary elections say Islamist parties have won a majority of the contested seats in the first round. The judges spoke on condition of anonymity because official results are expected to be released later Thursday.

They say the Muslim Brotherhood could take 45 percent of the

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