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Egypt Flares Up (Again) – Inching Towards Possible Civil War?

21st Century Wire says…


The ousted Muslim Brotherhood and their street gangs continue rail against the public ejection of Mohamed Morsi and his government, antagonizing and in some cases – fomenting violence in Egypt, and one wonders how much US and British intelligence agencies are communicating and coordinating with them…

Public gatherings were staged to mark the anniversary of Egypt”s Arab-Israeli War, aka the Yom Kippur War, aka the Ramadan War, in 1973 with Israel, but events were quickly hijacked by irate Muslim Brotherhood street mobs, leaving 53 dead and hundreds of others injured.

Egypt is ripe for a civil war, but if such an internal conflict is to take place, it will rely heavily on foreign money, arms and imported al Qaeda-type mercenaries to drive the opposition – as is the case in Syria. Something is definitely afoot, as Muslim Brotherhood agents of influence regroup and prepare for more domestic demonstrations and violence in Cairo.

Experience US community organizer, President Obama, along with his unlikely rogue neoconservative cohorts – Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have all openly expressed their support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and would no doubt support them in much the same way as they are committed to supporting terrorist opposition forces in Syria.

How much involvement the CIA, MI6 and Mossad will have in this operation depends on where future profit centres lay, and which way the political winds are blowing along the Nile. 

RT reports…

Egyptian celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War were marred by a fresh wave of violence, with at least 53 people killed and over 200 wounded in clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

RT’s Arabic team also got caught in the turmoil in Cairo, with producer Ahmad al-Ashqar getting injured in the right leg in Giza’s Dokki district.

At least 53 people were killed and 268 others injured across Egypt, AFP cited senior health ministry official Ahmed al-Ansari as saying. At least 45 individuals were killed in Cairo and another five south of the capital, according to the official. 

Deputy Interior Minister General Sayed Shafiq told local media that the security situation is now“under control” in Cairo. 

At least 423 people were arrested in Cairo and Giza during clashes on Sunday, the country’s Interior Ministry said. According to the Ministry’s Facebook page, 180 people were detained in Giza, and another 243 people were apprehended in downtown Cairo. 

Watch Bel Trew’s report from Cairo:

In Cairo, Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi demonstrators as they marched towards Tahrir Square, where pro-army supporters gathered to celebrate the 1973 war anniversary. The tear gas and birdshots reportedly sent protesters running towards western Giza’s Dokki neighborhood. Police chased demonstrators and beat them up before detaining them, a witness told AFP. 

There were reports of heavy gunfire, but they could not be confirmed. Ahram Online quoted politician and former presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel telling Aswat Masriya that she was physically assaulted and that pro-Morsi demonstrators smashed her car windows as she drove through Dokki on Sunday. 

The military wanted to protect the celebrations of the anniversary, which are now in full swing at Tahrir Square, according to RT’s Cairo-based correspondent Bel Trew. Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour called on people to come to the streets to celebrate what he called “a national day of pride.” Trew stated that Mansour did not want to see Muslim Brotherhood supporters causing trouble during the festivities. She said there were many people in the streets “with quite severe injuries in addition to being beaten heavily by people who were mingling with the security forces in support of the military.”

Clashes also erupted in the Garden City district in the center of the capital, where police fired tear gas and chased protesters along the Nile Corniche, forcing some demonstrators to jump into the water. Police boats were sent to retrieve protesters…

Read more at RT

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