August 15 2013, Your time is 下午 04:38:59
There is a clear attempt to start a bloody civil war in Egypt: Turkish EU minister
Senior members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have condemned the bloody crackdown against the supporters of the toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo Aug. 14, repeating their calls to the international community to raise their voices against the interim government that took power following the July 3 military takeover.
One of the most outspoken members of the Cabinet, EU Minister Egemen Bağış slammed the attitude of the international organizations in a series of tweets following the reports of deaths from Egypt.
“The United Nations, European Union, Organisation of Islamic Conference and others must WAKE UP!," Bağış wrote via Twitter in English. “There is a clear attempt to start a bloody civil war in Egypt. We can’t keep quiet during this slaughter," he added. He used even harsher words in his tweets in Turkish, vowing that Ankara would not change its position one iota.
“What has happened in Egypt showed that those who were exporting democracy to the world are out of service, on leave from morality. What a shame. Unfortunately very sad," Bağış said.
AKP’s spokesperson and deputy chair Hüseyin Çelik also urged the international community to act.
“The fact that international organs have only ‘condemned’ or ‘recommended moderation to the parties’ is an absolute ethical crisis," Çelik said on his Twitter account Aug. 14.
“A world that is silent against the opening of fire on people who took to the streets against a coup in the name of democracy is heading toward losing its ties with legitimacy, law and democracy. Those who remain silent while the people of Egypt are robbed of their democracy, built by open and transparent elections, now continue to watch as those who support democracy are being targeted," he added.
Çelik said “being worried" was not enough and the absence of action by international decision-making bodies was actually hurting their own legitimacy.
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ joined Bağış and Çelik with a similar critique. “We call on the international community to take the side of democracy in the face of the crime against humanity in Egypt," he said.
Similarly, Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik criticized the absence of action by international institutions while calling it an “ethical crisis.”
‘Massacres don’t matter if regime desirable’
However the harshest criticism on the approach adopted by international entities concerning Egypt came by AKP’s deputy chair responsible for external affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu,
“Actually one cannot expect anything else from a coup regime, but what upsets us mainly is that in the Arab and Western worlds, there is an understanding that as long as it is a regime they desire, whatever the cost is [it does not matter], and from the beginning, they have not called the coup a coup. Now they are overlooking the massacres,” Çavuşoğlu told Anadolu Aug. 14.
“They are overlooking the massacres. Human rights, fundamental rights and freedoms: None of these things matter. As long as there is a regime in that country that they feel they are close to, that they desire, the rest is not important. How many people are massacred, how many killed, democracy being lost, even on issues they have always wanted to support, on issues that they try to give a lesson to others on, we see that the world is completely insensitive. For me, this is worrying for the United Nations and European institutions, institutions that have defined themselves as homes of democracy until today and the future of the world,” he added.
Speaking pessimistically about the future of Egypt as long as the coup administration is in charge, Çavuşoğlu said, “Unfortunately they have launched a full-scale massacre. What is upsetting is that there is a coup administration in Egypt, and this regime is doing everything to protect its power.”
‘Ikhwan sole actor with common sense’
Çavuşoğlu said the Muslim Brotherhood has been the sole actor behaving with common sense. “Ikhwan [the Brotherhood] is taking to the streets calling for the support of the people and democracy,” he said. “In other words, the only party that acts with reason for Egypt is the Ikhwan that some countries in the Western and Arab world do not like.”
Expert: Israel attack on Iran imminent
‘There are about 1,100 hard targets that have to be taken out’
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Clashes between the Egyptian military and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood left scores dead and hundreds injured this week, and Middle East expert Dr. Mike Evans says the turmoil will eventually lead to an Egyptian civil war.
He also blasted the Obama administration for its handling of Egypt and the Israeli-Palestinian crisis and predicted an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear program very soon.
Evans is a longtime Middle East scholar and is a decades-long friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He told WND radical Islamic elements will keep fighting for their cause and that almost certainly means much more misery for Egypt.
“You’ll have civil war, ultimately, in Egypt. There’s no question about it,” he said. “It’s not over yet. This is a battle for Islam. It’s not about Democracy. It never was.”
Unprecedented and historic events are unfolding almost daily in the Middle East, but nowhere is the gathering threat more serious and deadly than in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Dr. Jerome Corsi’s “Atomic Iran” is a much-needed wake-up call to Americans.
He said the fight is really between radical Sunni and Shiite elements, both of whom want to establish a Middle East caliphate. He said the Shiites want to have Iran as the anchor of the caliphate, and Sunnis were hoping to have their base in a Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt.
Millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the removal of Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government in June and early July. The military responded by removing Morsi from power July 3. But while popular sentiment seems to be on the side of the military, Evans said the Muslim Brotherhood is very skilled at molding public opinion.
“About one-third of the population is uneducated and another two-thirds are unemployed. About 60 percent of the population are young people. The mullahs and madrassas are emboldening them and dumbing them down. It’s a real problem,” said Evans, who fears greatly for the Christian population in Egypt.
“They’re in the crosshairs,” he said. “It’s the same way in the Palestinian territories. They’re hated, they’re despised, they’re considered aligned with the West. It’s a battle.”
Evans is also rolling his eyes over the latest U.S. efforts to foster peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The initial round consists of low-level talks set up by Secretary of State John Kerry.
“You’ve got John Kerry on his white horse, trying to save the day by forcing Israel to release terrorists and make peace with the Palestinians, who don’t want peace,” Evans said. “Netanyahu told me personally that there’s things he would not allow: territories, treaties, an army or airspace. In order for the Palestinians to have a state, they have to have treaties. They have to have an army. They’ve got to have airspace. The prime minister will never ever give that up. It’s just not going to happen.
“It’s wrong for Kerry to come in there and give them false expectations, because when he does that he gets people killed. They revert back to the terror card and Jews die,” he said.
So how would Evans sum up the Obama administration’s performance on Middle East policy?
“Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter on steroids. Clinton had it right when he said it was a fairy tale. He doesn’t have any comprehension of what he’s trying to sell. He wants Islam to have their equal rights. He doesn’t understand what they will do with those equal rights,” Evans said.
Dr. Michael Evans’ book, “Jimmy Carter: The Liberal Left and World Chaos,” connects the dots and helps you understand how we have come to this crisis. It divulges the agenda of Jimmy Carter and provides insight into what Obama will do in the coming years – particularly with regard to the Middle East.
The Iranian nuclear program is still hanging over the region and the world as well. Evans said covert Israeli activity caused quite a bit of delay in Iran. Despite that, he said Iran is a “screwdriver away from going nuclear.” As a result, he said Israel will soon be forced to take pre-emptive action.
“Israel’s going to do it. Israel will be the U.S. proxy. They’re going to have to do the attack. What Israel’s hoping for is the United States will give them backup for retaliatory targets. There are about 1,100 hard targets that have to be taken out,” said Evans, who believes the U.S. will provide that support. But he’s convinced the Israeli attack is only a matter of time.
“Everything is on for the attack. It’s going to happen. Something very significant has to happen to stop it,” he said. “It’s definitely on the calendar.”
Egyptian Civil War Begins. US Islamists Know Which Side They’re On
Egypt’s new-ish military overlords have declared a state of emergency as they flip the switch on “Operation: Put the Rage-aholic Muslim Brotherhood Genie Back into the Bottle". Good luck with that.
Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood supporters in the USA demand the Obama administration side with Mohammed Morsi’s autocratic, kidnapping, torturing, murdering Islamist freaks who poured gasoline on the raging inferno sometimes known as Egypt for over a year. Seriously, people; whether or not the US calls the ousting of Morsi a coup or not, there’s no question the State Department has the Brotherhood’s back. They were still handing over billions of dollars in aid, front-line battle tanks and jet fighters to Morsi’s Infidel-hating jihad lovers in Cairo right up until the army seized power. That’s in addition to covert and overt American aid to the jihadists in Pakistan, Syria, the Palestinian territories and wherever else Muslims are building their Caliphate.
Why protest when you’re already pretty much getting everything you want?