Egypt: Gratuitous Violence Serves Dark Agenda

Mohammed Morsi was unpopular and soon would have been ousted in upcoming elections. Instead, the army provoked a violent confrontation that promises civil war in Egypt and the Arab world.  Qui beno?  Who benefits? Only those who thrive on fomenting chaos, murder and civil war. 

Egypt: Gratuitous Violence Serves Dark Agenda

by Mohamed Masry — August 19, 2013

Putting events into Context

Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Click to enlarge

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.

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.

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