The Coup in Egypt

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NDPP

Egypt On The Brink of Civil War (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Program/318982.html

"Violence continues to flare up across Egypt after a violent crackdown by security forces..."

George Galloway MP on Egypt

Whatever "it was" the question is what is it now. 800+ civilians shot at demonstrations, 1000s injured. It is a coup and a military government

josh

Mubarak to be released.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/hosni-mubarak-freed-egypt

 

Revolution officially dead.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: In Modern Egypt’s Bloodiest Period, "New Horrors Are Brought Every Day"

video or transcript

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/19/sharif_abdel_kouddous_in_modern_eg...

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Ahdaf Soueif: Amidst Egypt’s Bloodshed, "We Are Trying Keep the Discourse of the Revolution Alive"

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/19/ahdaf_soueif_amidst_egypts_bloodsh...

NDPP

Egyptian Security Forces Arrest Muslim Brotherhood Leader

http://rt.com/news/egypt-arrests-muslim-brotherhood-leader-698/

"Meanwhile, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi has indicated that legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood is possible. 'It is being studied currently,' said government spokesperson Sherif Shawky on Saturday according to AP."

josh

A Cairo court has set a September trial date for Mohamed ElBaradei, the recently-resigned interim vice president for foreign affairs, on charges of "breaching national trust." The charges against ElBaradei were filed by a law professor at Cairo's Helwan University, according to a report in the state-run Al-Ahram. He stands accused of "betraying" the public by resigning on August 14, a misdemeanour charge that could carry an $1,430 fine if he is convicted.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/08/201382013218872674.html

NDPP

Israel Behind Egypt Coup - Turkish PM
http://rt.com/news/israel-egypt-coup-erdogan-722/

"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Ankara has proof Israel was behind the July 3 military 'coup' that toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Turkish media reports.."

josh

Ah yes.  Those French Jewish intellectuals.  Plotting coups the world over.

Unionist

He seems to have not been misquoted - [url=http://www.todayszaman.com/news-323998-erdogan-israel-is-behind-egypt-co... looks like the original source for his comments.

Wasn't it some French Jewish classics scholar who hypnotized George W. Bush into planning the 9/11 attacks and then forgetting that he had done it?

I think the turkey may be on to something...

 

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

I mean really, who else could it be? Never mind the Egyptian militaries habitual habit of over throwing governments they don't like...

voice of the damned

Bec.De.Corbin wrote:

I mean really, who else could it be? Never mind the Egyptian militaries habitual habit of over throwing governments they don't like...

Habitual? Maybe I've missed something here, but between 1954, when Nasser overthrew his own president, and July of this year, I'm not aware of the military overthrowing Egyptian governments.

NDPP

Egypt During the Reign of Lunatics  -   by Mohamed Malik and Mohmaed Omar

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/19/egypt-during-the-reign-of-the-lun...

"The political conflict in Egypt is roughly speaking between the haves and the have-nots..What Morsi has done will go down in history as one of the major turning points in Middle-Eastern history. Political Islam, which had traditionally been a one-dimensional creedal culture, has now been repositioned in the wider consciousness in terms of democratic legitimacy.

This is entirely against the interests of a military regime that has, since 1973, built its power and reputation, not on fighting wars to protect its people, but on running a protection racket. Morsi's main goal has thus been achieved, and the military have consequently gone berserk: The reign of the lunatics has begun."

 

Egypt: Polarisation and Genocide  -  by Richard Falk

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/08/20138191729273429.html

"...The armed forces were 'the joker' in the political deck. The military leadership seemed to go along with the Tahrir Square flow, but also to play its cards in such a way as to control the transition to whatever came next, claiming to be the guarantor of order. Sometimes it was perceived as having made a deal with the MB, and it should not be forgotten that Major General Abdel Fattah el Sisi served as Minister of Defence in the Morsi cabinet up until the day of the coup.

But as the anti-Morsi momentum gathered steam, the military took over the movement, but this time with a popular mandate to restore order and economic stability that has as its priority the bloody destruction of the MB as a rival source of economic and political power. Think of it: the group that had prevailed in a series of free elections throughout the nation is scapegoated overnight into 'extremists' that must be crushed.

When the word 'terrorist' is deployed to designate the enemies of the state, it signals that the rule of the gun will replace the rule of law. It represents the adoption of extermination tactics by the state, and what has followed should be no surprise. El Baradei's participation in the coup and interim government, followed by his resignation, reflects the dilemma of liberals, and their confusion: making nice with the military for the sake of political control, yet not wanting too much innocent blood to be spilled..."

NDPP

josh wrote:

Ah yes.  Those French Jewish intellectuals.  Plotting coups the world over.

 

Perhaps he was referring to this little weasel...?

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/17/world/la-fg-france-philosopher-r...

 

josh

Yes, that was to whom he was referring. But if that's all he can point to then I think his real reference point is this:

 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion

Unionist

I can't find any source for Erdogan using the word "Jewish". Obviously he was referring to a meeting between Levy and Tzipi Livny - but where did he say it was a "Jewish intellectual", other than unattributed descriptions in the Zionist or the Russian media?

I'm not saying he didn't say it. I just can't find him using that word. So I'm backing off a bit till I see better proof. If all he's doing is saying that Israel has a hand in these events, well, that may be right, wrong, or paranoid, but it ain't anti-semitic.

 

NDPP

Erdogan is tied to the US-Israel-NATO Western regional destabilization agenda with an umbilical cord of piano-wire. He floats this Levy frisson in hopes that Turks will forget this and rally around him yet again. It is not the first time he has staged a political pillow fight with his Zionist bedfellows to great effect. More than anything else, this is an attempt to save his own political ass in Turkey. As for Israeli involvement/support for the Egyptian coup, it seems highly likely..

Israeli Ambassador Calls Al-Sisi a National Hero For All Jews

http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/6617-israeli-ambassado...

 

Israeli Radio: An Israeli Envoy Has Secretly Visited Cairo

http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/7013-israeli-radio-an-...

 

josh

"Before the 2011 elections, during a session in France, the justice minister and an intellectual from France - he's Jewish too - they used exactly this comment: 'Even if the Muslim Brotherhood wins the election, they will not win because democracy is not the ballot box'," Erdogan said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/us-turkey-egypt-israel-idUSBRE97J0IK20130820

NDPP

Egyptian Court Orders Mubarak's Relase

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/08/21/egypt-violence-muslim-brot...

"Prosecution says it will not appeal decision.."

 

* see also sidebar 'related stories'

"Ottawa 'Extremely Concerned' about Canadians held in Egypt"

 

Unionist

josh wrote:

"Before the 2011 elections, during a session in France, the justice minister and an intellectual from France - he's Jewish too - they used exactly this comment: 'Even if the Muslim Brotherhood wins the election, they will not win because democracy is not the ballot box'," Erdogan said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/us-turkey-egypt-israel-idUSBRE97J0IK20130820

Yeah, that nails it.

Asshole.

 

NDPP

And Now A Message From Our (Saudi) Sponsors  -  by Pepe Escobar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-05-200813.html

"There he is, Egypt's new pharaoh, Pinochet Sisi, in full regalia/glory...

Oops, Israel, glorious Sisi could not possibly thank this particular producer in his Oscar acceptance speech. How can you justify that to the Arab street - that we're the servants of the occupiers of Palestine?

As for the Israelis, they couldn't care less. Sisi is one of them, they are always 'in close contact'; and he would never cancel the Camp David Accords.

But there may be a spanner in the works. The Tamarod movement - who collected the 22 million signatures that led to the mass demonstrations that created the opening for the coup that is not a coup  - is now demanding not only the cancellation of all US 'aid', but of the Camp David accords as well.

Now that's another bomb - the heart of the matter as far as US/Israel are concerned. What if Tamarod manages to again get 22 million - or more - signatures - not unlikely considering the absolute majority of Egyptians abhor the 'peace' with Israel? Will glorious Sisi muster the courage to displease his Israeli producers?"

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

voice of the damned wrote:

Bec.De.Corbin wrote:

I mean really, who else could it be? Never mind the Egyptian militaries habitual habit of over throwing governments they don't like...

Habitual? Maybe I've missed something here, but between 1954, when Nasser overthrew his own president, and July of this year, I'm not aware of the military overthrowing Egyptian governments.

Ok, a poor choice of words perhaps. But really, come on, just because something happens in Egypt Israel might favor seeing happen doesn’t mean they are really controlling it. Have you ever had something happen to an opponent of yours you were glad to see happen but you really didn’t have a hand in it happening? Same thing happens in the geo-political world as well, not everything is a conspiracy.

Ken Burch

The Egyptian military hasn't habitually overthrown the Egyptian government.  What it HAS done, among other things(such as siphoning off billions of dollars in military and economic aid to line its own pockets)has been to crush almost all secular opposition parties, while semi-tolerating the MB as an opposition force in the Mubarak era and creating a situation in which, if you were an anti-regime Egyptian and wanted to be in an anti-Mubarak party, you basically had to ally yourself the MB or have no group to work with at all(prior to the Tahrir Square revolution, which unfortunately didn't create a permanent structure for a left-secular opposition movement).

To my mind, this was the main reason that the MB, to outside eyes, appeared to be the ONLY alternative to Mubarak(and may appear now to some Westerners to be the only alternative to accepting a new era of military kleptocracy(which will keep the economy stagnant, but at least give the appearance of "stability"-i.e., no social energy among the poor and the workers of Egypt...that "The West" so arrogantly demands).

Ken Burch

Unionist wrote:

josh wrote:

"Before the 2011 elections, during a session in France, the justice minister and an intellectual from France - he's Jewish too - they used exactly this comment: 'Even if the Muslim Brotherhood wins the election, they will not win because democracy is not the ballot box'," Erdogan said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/us-turkey-egypt-israel-idUSBRE97J0IK20130820

Yeah, that nails it.

Asshole.

 

Erdogan actually said "an intellectual from France-[b]He's Jewish, too[/b]"?  I just threw up in the back of my throat reading that.

Unionist

[url=http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+Egyptian+community+protests...'s Egyptian community protests in name of democracy[/url]

Quote:

Montreal’s Egyptian community turned out in force Friday afternoon to protest Egypt’s military-backed interim government that ousted former president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

Approximately 200 people made their way from the Guy-Concordia métro station to the Egyptian consulate, chanting “No to the military coup” and “Democracy and solidarity.”

[...]

In Montreal, protesters were more pro-democracy than pro-Morsi.

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Labour Politicized or Politicized Labour

Security crackdowns against two labor strikes — at the Suez Steel Company and Scimitar Petroleum Company — and a potential one at the Misr Textile Company in Mahalla, have been eclipsed by news of crackdowns against the Muslim Brotherhood.

Receiving negligible media coverage, these industrial actions were crushed by police and the Armed Forces within the span of less than one week. Security forces arrested two strike leaders as they surrounded the Suez Steel Company on August 12, while the strike at the Scimitar Petroleum Company was forcefully put down on August 17 and a host of strikers briefly detained, with legal charges leveled against them.

Furthermore, on August 21, police forces stormed and searched the homes of four workers from the Suez Steel Company, and arrested one union leader in the process. Fourteen strikers from the company have been threatened with prosecution and/or dismissal...

http://www.madamasr.com/content/labor-politicized-or-politicized-labor

 

NDPP

Egyptian Authorities Close Main Crossing to Gaza Strip (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/09/08/322791/egypt-closes-main-crossi...

"Egyptian authorities have closed the main crossing to the besieged Gaza Strip following the deteriorating security situation across the North African country..."

 

Egypt Boosts Security in North of Sinai (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/09/08/322764/egypt-boosts-security-in...

Egyptian military officials have said that the army has expanded its operations in North Sinai, where it is now using helicopters and tanks to fight armed militant groups..."

NDPP

The Military Turns Really Ugly in Egypt

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/20/military-turns-really-ugly-in-egypt/

"Egypt, a normally vibrant country despite its poverty, is sinking into despair and oblivion.."

 

According to Reports: Israel's Security Situation Quietly Improves

http://cija.ca/center-publications/according-to-reports/according-to-rep...

"Although [Egypt and Israel] want to keep their warmer relationship under wraps, it is hard to ignore the fact that they enjoy not only tactical cooperation on the ground, but also a convergence of strategic interests..."

NDPP

Egypt Outlaws Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.roitov.com/articles/egyptbrotherhood.htm

"On September 23, 2013, the poker game between Egypt and Israel reached a nadir when an Egyptian court outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood. Recently deposed President Morsi is affiliated to them..."

NDPP

At Least 53 Killed, Over 200 Wounded as Egypt Protests Turn Violent (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/egypt-clashes-cairo-morsi-808/

"Egypt has remained dangerously divided after the overthrow of democratically elected Morsi in July, following his turbulent year in office. The coup was followed by a harsh crackdown on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement, along with arrests of its leaders and other officials."

 

Egypt's Interim President Lauds Saudi Arabia Support

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/07/328117/egypts-mansour-thanks-sau...

"...Riyadh has also pledged to pay an aid package of USD $5 Billion to Cairo.."

 

Lights! Cameras! Revolution! (and vid)

http://rt.com/shows/worlds-apart-oksana-boyko/egypt-revolution-anniversa...

"As Egypt prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its victories against Israel in the Yom Kippur war, we ask: is Egypt back to where it started, - only worse?

NDPP

Egypt Returns To Pre-2011 Situation

http://rt.com/op-edge/new-protests-in-egypt-822/

"Egyptian people believe the labeling of the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist, the imprisoning of protest leaders and the crackdown on dissent, has returned the country to a police state worse than under Mubarak, journalist Shahira Amin told RT..."

NDPP

George Galloway MP: Brotherhood Labeled Terrorist 'Group' (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/Program/342204.html

 

NDPP

BREAKING - DETAILS TO FOLLOW: Egypt Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Death

http://rt.com/news/morsi-supporters-death-court-801/

these western-backed coup-installed regimes, whether in Cairo or Kyiv, seem distinctly nasty and vicious

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

That's vicious and as heinous as the worst authoritarian regimes the west arbitrarily condemns (Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc). This horrible fate probably awaits the 20 Al-Jazeera journalists rotting in jail, including one Canadian who would probably be a cause celebre had he been arrested by the Russians in Crimea.

Unionist

NDPP wrote:

BREAKING - DETAILS TO FOLLOW: Egypt Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Death

http://rt.com/news/morsi-supporters-death-court-801/

these western-backed coup-installed regimes, whether in Cairo or Kyiv, seem distinctly nasty and vicious

Who cares?

How many swing ridings depend on Egyptian-Canadian voters?

I haven't seen any NDP or Liberal or Conservative statements about this. So how can it be of any importance?

Anyway, don't we support that government, which was installed to replace the elected Morsi government following peaceful demonstrations in [s]Maidan[/s] Tahrir square?

Can we please get this much straight: Good guys don't "kill their own people". You must be confusing them with the bad guys.

Let's get back to kissing the boots of the Kyiv freedom-loving democrats. Don't need these confusing distractions from parts of the world which are irrelevant at the moment.

 

6079_Smith_W

NDPP wrote:

these western-backed coup-installed regimes, whether in Cairo or Kyiv, seem distinctly nasty and vicious

Terrible story. I guess when they say democracy they mean THEIR kind of democracy.

I seem to remember reading an opinion that the original uprising (that is, many in the same movement as those who are now facing a death penalty) was nothing but a bunch of western-backed stooges. So I'm kind of scratching my head here.

I guess Unionist is right about those good guy and bad guy hats being irrelevant; It seems the west is lurking under all of them.

 

 

NDPP

Keep scratching Smith, something may come eventually...

6079_Smith_W

Hey I'm just reminding people of how this was spun not too long ago, and how it can get a bit confusing when these narratives start to contradict one another. Seeing as the boilerplate explanation is that it is all western-backed. Just one example: 

http://rt.com/news/arab-spring-islamist-revolution-723/

Unionist

6079_Smith_W wrote:

I seem to remember reading an opinion that the original uprising (that is, many in the same movement as those who are now facing a death penalty) was nothing but a bunch of western-backed stooges. So I'm kind of scratching my head here.

I guess Unionist is right about those good guy and bad guy hats being irrelevant; It seems the west is lurking under all of them.

You're really descending rapidly. Do you actually believe the West will fall unless you ardently defend it in these sparsely-read babble forums?

 

6079_Smith_W

I'm not defending the west, Unionist. I'm questioning how loosely that term is thrown around at groups we assume to be under their control.

I know they have their fingers in a lot of pies, but leaping to the assumption that everyone is their puppet gets a bit self-contradictory. Two years ago those same people who are now condemned to die were supposedly being backed by the U.S. to take control of the country.

What happened? I mean, I'm not the one who brought up the western backed coup-installed regime, but the talk back then was that they were supposed to be it.

 

NDPP

 

Israel Ties Expose Egypt Govt Hypocrisy (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/23/355771/israel-ties-expose-egypt-...

"...But the real facts are that Egypt has become now a huge concentration camp. And the Egyptian people from all backgrounds and all spectrums are deprived of their human rights, and the military authorities are bringing back the worst, as in earlier periods in modern Egyptian history.

And in the meantime, Israel comes along with its papers, and in the open, to say that they are working very hard to convince the US to be more cooperative wtih the regime in Egypt now, because the regime has so much in common with the Israelis.

The coup regime should be tried because they are collaborating with an enemy. But they accuse Dr Morsi of having contact with Hamas."

NDPP

Where is Egypt's Post-Coup Left?  - by Paul Gottinger

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/26/where-is-egypts-post-coup-left/

"...the problem was that the revolutionary group's support for the coup was very shortsighted. They didn't understand taht the problem of the transition would allow the military an excuse to reclaim power. So I think the decision to support the coup against Morsi by many progressive elements of Egyptian society has irreparably cost Egypt any chance at revolutionary changes, at least in the near term..."

 

Between the Nuremberg Trials and the 'Glorious' Egyptian Judiciary  -  by Esam Al Amin

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/25/between-the-nuremberg-trials-and-...

"We are proud of Egypt's glorious judiciary system..."  Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Sisis, leader of Egypt's coup

NDPP

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Protest Mass Death Sentences (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/03/27/356163/muslim-brotherhood-suppo...

"Youth dominated mass daytime and night-time rallies, called for by the anti-coup alliance, denouncing the recent sentencing of 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death, over the killing of a single police officer...

 

Ukraine, Egypt, A Tale of Two Coups  -  by Eric Walberg

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/03/353040/a-tale-of-two-coups/

"The post-Soviet New World Order that the West is trying to impose in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Ukraine, etc requires obedient 'post modern' states, open to 'free'-trade (in US dollars) and 'free' elections (preferably with short terms making for weak presidents), the whole process monitored by a 'free' media (read privately controlled) and western NGOs.

It's a very expensive racket...

"In Egypt [unlike Ukraine] the police and army actually conspired with the demonstrators to overthrow the president, making the coup a walk-over. In both cases the demonstrators were a coalition of liberal and right-wing nationalists.

Both coups succeeded because they were backed by the empire...Welcome to the world of postmodern imperialism."

 

Canada Marks Conclusion of Constitutional Referendum in Egypt

http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2014/01/16a.as...

"Canada supports the continued implementation of the transition road map, which includes upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections....We continue to stand with the Egyptian people..." - John Baird FM

 

josh

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi resigned from the military on Wednesday night, paving the way for a long-awaited presidential campaign and a return to strongman leadership for Egypt. "I am here before you humbly stating my intention to run for the presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt," Sisi said in a televised statement, still dressed in military fatigues. "Only your support will grant me this great honour."

. . . .

Sisi is widely expected to win any presidential election by a landslide, as many see him as the only candidate with the authority to control a country wracked by three years of post-revolutionary turmoil. He has a large and often sycophantic following, ranging from wealthy businessmen – who have paid for his face to be displayed on vast hoardings across Cairo – to working-class shopkeepers, who place his photograph in shop windows. To many, Sisi represents a bulwark against Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, who are instinctively blamed for any outburst of violence.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/26/sisi-resigns-egypt-military...

NDPP

US Funded Anti-Morsi Protests Last Year: Documents

http://presstv.com/detail/2014/03/30/356515/us-sponsored-coup-against-mo...

"Newly revealed documents show senior Egyptian opposition leaders who called for the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, had the financial backing of the US.

US President Barack Obama had claimed that Washington did not take sides in the Egyptian political crisis that ousted Morsi in July last year..."

 

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..an activists perspective on the current state of egypt

Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Prison & Regime’s "War on a Whole Generation"

video or transcript

In our global broadcast exclusive today, we spend the hour with one of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, speaking in his first extended interview since his release from prison after nearly four months behind bars. An open Internet and political activist, Alaa has been at the forefront of the struggle for change in Egypt for many years and has the distinction of having been actively persecuted by the past four successive rulers in Egypt. In 2006, under the Mubarak regime, he was detained at a protest calling for independence of the judiciary and was jailed for 45 days. In 2011, he emerged as a leading face of the revolution that forced Mubarak out of office. Later that year, under the rule of the military council that replaced Mubarak, he was jailed again, this time for 56 days. His son, Khaled, was born while he was behind bars. Then, during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, Alaa was issued an arrest warrant as part of a government crackdown on critical voices.

This past November, after the military’s ouster of Morsi and a brutal attack on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, the interim Cabinet issued a draconian protest law to further crack down on any opposition. Dozens of people were arrested the next day at a protest near Parliament, among them Alaa’s sister, Mona, who was eventually released. Despite the No to Military Trials activist group publicly admitting to organizing the protest, prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Alaa as the organizer of the event. He was jailed in the same prison ward as other leading activists Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel of the April 6th Youth Movement, as well as Ahmed Douma, whose health is deteriorating every day.

After 115 days behind bars, Alaa was finally brought before a judge, who released him on bail. His case is still ongoing. He says he expects to be convicted and sent back to prison. In the first interview since his release, Alaa discusses his imprisonment, the wave of repression in Egypt and the state of the revolution. He sat down with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who interviewed him in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday....

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/31/exclusive_egyptian_activist_alaa_a...

abnormal

Can somebody, anybody, explain how sentencing some 500 people to death is going to do anything beyond creating 500 plus martyrs?

 

NDPP

George Galloway MP's COMMENT: Egyptians Protest Sisis's Presidential Nomination (and vid)

http://presstv.com/detail/2014/03/28/356329/egyptians-protest-sisis-pres...

"Egyptians have held demonstrations in several cities to protest a decision by Field Marshall Abdel Fatteh-el-Sisi to resign as the Army Chief  and run for President."

NDPP

The Economics of Egypt's Coup  -  by Eric Walberg

http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/04/the-economics-of-egypts-coup/

"Egypt is forming an economic dependence on funds from Saudi Arabia and the UAE that spells economic disaster for the vast majority of ordinary Egyptians who will be left paying the price. Despite loud media support for the military government, discontent is high..."

josh

An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English, including an Egyptian-Canadian, and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a case that has brought an outcry from human rights groups. The sentences were handed down against Egyptian-Canadian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, Australian correspondent Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed, who also received an extra three years in prison on separate charges.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/egyptian-verdict-due-for-three...

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Horrible outcome. What did Canada do in advance of this outrageous trial and sentance? If Canada's official response is "disappointment", I'd say diddly squat was done to help these journalists. So relieved filmmaker Greyson and his friend were released or else they would have met a similar fate.

Global condemnation at this point is a little too late. As for the 100+ members of the Muslim Brotherhood slated for execution, how can official responses be so tepid? The western powers seem fairly comfortable with the outcomes of the Egyptian coup. (I wonder whether the wife of the arrested and presumably condemned to death Egyptian-Canadian Foreign Affairs minister under President Morsi has given up on seeking help from Canada.)

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