Skip to comments.Egypt: Officers can 'shoot to kill' in case of post-election attacks on police
Posted on 06/24/2012 1:59:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Egypt's interior ministry warned it would not tolerate any turmoil against authorities after Sunday's pivotal announcement of the country's new leader.
"Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has given police forces orders to shoot to kill against anyone attempting to attack police stations after the results," interior ministry spokesman Gen. Marwan Mustapha said. "Increased security has been dispersed in the side streets of (Cairo's) Tahrir Square to protect government buildings."
Egypt is set to declare the winner of its crucial presidential election at 3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET) Sunday, according to the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission.
But hours before the announcement, a former prime minister made a bold declaration on his Facebook page: "President Ahmed Shafik, Egypt 2012."
The claim of victory follows days of conflicting reports on who was leading the race and heightened concerns that Shafik, who served under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, would give new life to the old guard and essentially nullify democratic gains won after last year's Egyptian revolution.
Shafik is running against Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The election between Shafik and Morsi will determine Egypt's first democratically elected president.
On Saturday, authorities reviewed about 400 electoral violation reports submitted by the two candidates.
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From the way it looks, it is going to be rough either way.
If the Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t get their man, they are going to riot and the Egyptian military has to try and control them.
If the Muslim Brotherhood *does* get their man, then it appears the military is not going to be too happy. Seems like the military is in charge right now so they probably don’t want to give that up.
Gonna get interesting Sunday night.
Looks to me like the Brotherhood and the military have been working together for some time. No way that Mubarak could have been ousted without that kind of cooperation; if the military remained loyal to Mubarak and his family, Mubarak’s son would be ruling Egypt right now, and Copts and other non-Muslim groups would not have as much cause to fear for their safety as they do presently.
This whole "Arab Spring" is looking like and reminding me of the pissy Palis who demand so much. Remember when Hamas took over after Arafat died? Let them kill each other and the world will be better off.
I watch too many news reports of all the young bearded Muslim men on the streets wanting and demanding. Personally, I'm okay if they get offed. Got problem?
I don't really care who wins in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Syria, or any other Muslim nation. My only concern is how much Russia wants to get involved and how our State Department will deal with it. I say hands off - let them all self-destruct as long as Israel is safe. Let them all just die - we all do.
They won’t kill each other or self-destruct. They have to focus on taking Jerusalem, remember? No Jihadists kill each other to the point where the West doesn’t have to worry about them.
Self-determination as in democracy is a foreign concept to Islamists. They will never accept such a concept because of their cult worship of Mohammed. The more die, the better. Go Syria! Never thought I’d say that. But I did say go Libya and kill the insurgents that are now turning your country towards Sharia.
I think the military stood back when they realized so many innocent civilians were getting killed. No doubt there were some MB sympathizers in the military as well.
I think it’s gonna get ugly, especially if the MB doesn’t get their candidate.
And if they do it’s gonna get ugly another way.
Kidding? The Sunnis and Shiites kill each other every single day and would be happy to exterminate each other. But with this new "Arab Spring", a war is coming from Egypt on Isreal. I'm actually betting money on it. The stability of the ME is now gone and once Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iran get their shit together after fighting their stupid religious sect conflicts. Their next target will be Isreal.
The Arab/Muslims know NO other way. Of course the so-called Palis will be right in the middle with a pipeline of arms and they will be the first to get devasted. Okay with me.
I foresee a regional war with possibly nukes being involved, especially with Iran.
Israel is not going down without the nastiest fight this rock has seen. Put USA citizens in ovens and see what we would do. We nuked two Japanese cities. You don't think Israel will do the same to survive with their history?
I don't want to see things come to that point, but it is inevitable if Israel wants to survive. We will see nukes within the next 3 years. It's the only assured outcome for Isreal. Mark my words.
I am sure that if you really knew the whole picture, then you would not feel that way. Last Fall I took a trip to the "Holy Land". Part of the trip was Cairo Egypt area because it was there that the "Exodus" began and it was there that God sent Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus to hide for a time from Pilot who decreed the killing of baby Hebrew boys after the Magi told them a King had been born.
There are a lot of Coptic Christians living there now. I met some of them while on my trip. When I asked them why they remained in Egypt where it is so dangerous for them and with tears in their eyes, they said that they would protect these Holy places till the end.
Yes, I join you in praying for Israel, but I also pray for the Christians in Egypt and cry for them!
Oh, I can and I doubt I am alone!
Considering the ongoing conduct (from day one after his "installation" as our "KING") our Fascist, Dear Leader has done everything in his power (thru words and deeds) to appease, defend, and even SUPPORT Muslims, Islamic Republics as well as Radical Islamist Groups and Terrorists, to include, the Muslim Brotherhood, both in Egypt as well as here in the US, this recent development in Egypt will really put him in a box.
Either he has to continue to support his "Buds" The Brotherhood or publicly admit he will support the Military, in either case, it is a loosing proposition.
Can y'all see the BIG SMILE on my face? lol
And dare I admit I am going to go out and get the biggest steak I can find and best bottle of wine (I can afford) and am going to celebrate "like a rock star?"
Couldn't happen to a nicer, bottom-feeding, scumbag!!!
JUST TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY, A PASSAGE FROM THAT 1991 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MEMORANDUM and this "TERRORIST-FRONT" Group which Dear Leader "EMBRACES" and has recruited several members to serve in his Administration, including the DHS: