Egypt is getting soaked in blood virtually every day. Within a trifle over 48 hours of killing over 600 people the trigger-happy forces mowed down at least 70 more. Between the ‘Black Wednesday’ and Friday they killed nearly 700 silent Egyptians who did nothing wrong but demanded reinstatement of their elected president and restoration of democracy. The Egyptian army seems to have declared a war against its own people.
The stench of human blood spilled on Wednesday was still making the air in Cairo heavy. Patches of dried blood at Tahrir Square were still visible; charred remains of the makeshift encampments put up by the pro-Mursi squatters were still seen littered everywhere as a grim reminder of the bloody madness that gripped Cairo. Yet, the military shot down scores more on processions that Muslim Brotherhood supporters took out on Friday to mark day of rage. Egypt seems to have slipped into an endless season of rage.
The Egyptian crucible cracked as the madness-gripped security forces embarked upon a gory suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood. In its brutality, the Egyptian troops surpassed the bloody military operation to crush a democratic protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. Tahrir Square and its surroundings in East Cairo offered an ‘excruciating sight to behold’ with chunks of human flesh blown off by gunshots lay splattered all over.
As Cairo and its neighbourhood lay soaked to their marrows with blood of men and women, young and old, the contours of Arab Spring underwent an ominous transformation. The brutal and inexplicable crackdown of Egyptian military on Muslim Brotherhood protesters and declaration of emergency will now lead the whole of Arab society towards a violent radicalisation — worst since the Palestinian uprising.
General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on Wednesday, gave birth to a new Intifada.
The Guardian said, the Egyptian military’s bloody assault on its own people marked a point of no return for the government. And that was exactly the message which came out, loud and clear, from the massacre. The obtuseness with which General Sisi sought to suppress a growing movement against a camouflaged military coup ramified the nation dangerously and beyond any quick healing. Threats of murderous civil war, the type of which we saw in Algeria in 1990s, now looms large on Egypt.
2 The Lord says, “I will stir up civil war in Egypt and turn brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor. Rival cities will fight each other, and rival kings will struggle for power.
General Sisi has inflamed a nation which has so long been wanting to end repression and dictatorship. Today it is at war with itself, ominously divided into myriad fractions — army versus Muslim Brotherhood, Christians versus Muslims, Leftists versus secularists, people versus police and people versus people.
Egypt today looks like Algeria of 1992 where everyone was at war with everyone else. It took a decade for Algeria to come out of the internecine war and over 150,000 dead. We don’t know what will be the cost Egypt may have to pay for the inanity of its general who had never been a guardian of democracy but a sinister opportunist waiting in the twilight zones to consolidate military’s grip over the nation and to re-install the old regime — Mubarak redux .
4 I will hand the Egyptians over to a tyrant, to a cruel king who will rule them. I, the Lord Almighty, have spoken.”
13 The leaders of Zoan and Memphis are fools. They were supposed to lead the nation, but they have misled it. 14 The Lord has made them give confusing advice. As a result, Egypt does everything wrong and staggers like a drunk slipping on his own vomit. 15 No one in Egypt, rich or poor, important or unknown, can offer help.
“Egypt’s ruling generals have demonstrated beyond any lingering doubt that they have no aptitude for, and apparently little interest in, guiding their country back to democracy."
General Sisi not only murdered nearly seven hundred Egyptians and created his own Tiananmen Square to wipe out all opponents of his coup he also killed the basic institution of democracy — the opposition. His show of brutality has been appalling and his subsequent effort to legitimise the murders is certainly steeped in Machiavellian cynicism worse than the one offered by the contemporary Chinese authorities in 1989.
General Sisi cannot ever justify his crime and no amount of logic or lack of it can ever wash away the blood on his hands. He must one day pay for his murders of people who had been demanding reinstatement of their president who Egypt had elected with fair degree of fairness. None of these demonstrators turned violent, none of them jeopardised the nation and none of them declared any war against the military. Yet, they were killed mercilessly, slaughtered en masse reddening the water of the Nile.
As a retrograde military rule re-consolidated its grip on the nation on Wednesday the biggest casualty of the mayhem has been the Arab world’s movement for democracy, freedom from repression, human rights, pluralism and restoration of human dignity. We cannot but agree with the assessment of eminent columnist and a frontline expert on Middle East Robert Fisk. He feels that Muslims may never trust the ballot box again.
And if this happens Muslim world in general will take a frog leap backward which will only empower and reinvigorate radical outfits like Al Qaida and its linked groups who preach the use of force over ballot boxes. Radical political parties like Muslim Brotherhood may now retreat from political activities, may go underground for sometime or may undertake charitable programmes while preparing to avenge the murder of its supporters.
To these political parties extremism will now appear a better option and put history on reverse. Al Sisi will remain criminally responsible for offering the handle for extremism to revive and creating yet again the right fertile ground. Extremism has always thrived on tyranny and tyranny is what Al Sisi and his generals have offered in abundance.
The crimes of General Sisi are many and unpardonable. He gave the country a barbaric bloodbath, foisted on it an illegitimate government, sacked and incarcerated a democratically elected president, brought back the brutality of the past and has held an entire nation at ransom. He must pay for his crimes. Egyptians must now realise the crimes their general has committed against them. They must revive their revolution and bring this murdering tyrant to gallows.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his princes, all his people,
Having received his “mandate”, Sisi sent troops to fire on pro-Morsi protesters, killing dozens.
This brought “concerns” from the army’s Western backers, but the sometimes comical determination of US politicians not to jeopardise (because of US law) military aid to Egypt by mentioning the word “coup” would have reassured Sisi as to the limits of Western concern.
This helped lead straight to the latest massacres — described in an August 14 statement by the Revolutionary Socialists as “a plan to liquidate the Egyptian Revolution and restore the military-police state of the Mubarak regime.”
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Egypt: Bloodshed grows as military cracks down
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‘Bloodbath that is not a bloodbath’: Why Egypt is doomedPepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.
Published time: August 15, 2013
The author is the Opinion Editor of Times of Oman
August 18, 2013
Saudi Arabia leaders and Egypts military will go all out to purge and suppress the Brotherhood because failure would mean their deaths
1. Reconciliation between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood (I do not think this is possible)
2. Military Rule.
3. Civil War
2 and 3 and really one scenario of all out fighting and suppression until there is uncontested military rule.
Notice that this bloody confrontation has nothing to do with the celebrated Sunni-Shi’ite war.
It is a fight to the death for power.
US president Barack Obama announced that the US was pulling out of a joint military exercise with Egypt scheduled for next month, but made no mention of changes to the $1.3bn in annual aid for the Egyptian military.
August 19, 2013 MYT 2:11:32 AM
Insight – Egypt seen as graveyard of Islamist ambitions for powerUS-Israeli plot seek to trigger civil war in Egypt: Iranian MP
Doctors treat an injured supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during clashes with security forces in Cairo. (file photo)Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:14AM GMT11160
On August 16, tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Egypt in response to a call by the Muslim Brotherhood for nationwide protests against the army and its handpicked government.”Related Interviews:Senior Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Hassan Asafari has warned of a US-Israeli plot which seeks to trigger Syria-style civil war and violence in Egypt.
Good News Translation (GNT)
32 The Lord Almighty says that disaster is coming on one nation after another, and a great storm is gathering at the far ends of the earth. 33 On that day the bodies of those whom the Lord has killed will lie scattered from one end of the earth to the other. No one will mourn for them, and they will not be taken away and buried. They will lie on the ground like piles of manure.
Good News Translation (GNT)
18 On the day when the Lord shows his fury, not even all their silver and gold will save them. The whole earth will be destroyed by the fire of his anger. He will put an end—a sudden end—to everyone who lives on earth.
New King James Version (NKJV)
14 The Lord has mingled a perverse spirit in her midst;
And they have caused Egypt to err in all her work,
As a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
Aug. 5, 2013
Something big is happening on the sun. The sun’s global magnetic field is poised to reverse polarity, a sign that Solar Max has arrived.
“An American-Zionist plot seeks to plunge [Egypt’s capital] Cairo into civil war and massacre of people like [in Syria’s capital] Damascus,” Asafari said on Sunday.
“Given the fact that the US was opposed to the Islamic Awakening movement since the very beginning, it seeks to stifle [the movement],” the Iranian lawmaker added.
Asafari warned the Egyptian groups against such plots, advising the country’s army not to open fire at people.
“The Egyptian army should not burn its bridges by imprudent actions,” Asafari sad.
The Iranian lawmaker stated that certain parties are trying to exploit widening division caused by massive protests in the country.
On Friday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Egypt in response to a call by the Muslim Brotherhood for nationwide protests against the army and its handpicked government.
The Egyptian government has been intensifying its crackdown on the supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi whom the military removed on July 3.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that police had arrested more than 1,000 Muslim Brotherhood figures following the bloody clashes on Friday.
Over 170 people, most of them pro-Morsi protesters, have been killed since Friday in nationwide rallies across the country.
Egypt has been gripped by a bloody violence since Morsi’s ouster by the army. The interim government in Egypt has been facing international condemnation over the killing of protesters. Amnesty International has called for a thorough and unbiased investigation into the August 14 massacre.