Skip to comments.(Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)
Posted on 06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT by kristinn
Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi.
Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails.
A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital.
Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday demanding Morsi's removal.
The State Department said Friday that Americans should defer nonessential travel to Egypt, citing the uncertain security situation. It also said it would allow nonessential staff and the families of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to leave Egypt until conditions improve.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi rallied Friday in Cairo, and both sides fought each other in the second-largest city of Alexandria, where two people were killed including an American and 85 were injured, officials said.
The competing camps were trying to show their strength before even bigger nationwide protests planned by the opposition Sunday the first anniversary of Morsi's inauguration aimed at forcing his removal.
The opposition says it will bring millions into the streets across Egypt, and more violence is feared.
The Cairo International Airport was flooded with departing passengers, an exodus that officials said was unprecedented. All flights departing Friday to Europe, the U.S. and the Gulf were fully booked, they said.
Many of those leaving were families of Egyptian officials and businessmen and those of foreign and Arab League diplomats as well as many Egyptian Christians, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.
Photos from Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Betsy Hiel, Friday, June 28, 2013 via Twitter.
Ahram.org: UPDATED: Muslim Brotherhood, FJP offices attacked throughout EgyptOffices of the Muslim Brotherhoods Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in different Egyptian governorates were reportedly raided and torched on Friday.
In the Nile Delta governorate of Daqahliya, the FJP's office was set on fire by protesters after the latter claimed to have heard shotguns being discharged from the building, eyewitnesses told Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website.
The office remains besieged by thousands of protesters.
Eyewitnesses also told Al-Ahram that the number of injured were estimated at ten, including four who had since been transferred to hospital.
The Muslim Brotherhood, for its part, released a statement holding members of the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign responsible for the violence.
Meanwhile, in Alexandria, which has seen clashes between the two rival camps since Friday afternoon, the FJP's office in the coastal city's Sidi Gaber district was set on fire.
Time to roll out their M-1 tanks and F-16’s to clear the streets.
Why would any American be in Egypt unless they had to? Was this American an infidel or a muslim?
Egypt is almost as dangerous as Mexico.
Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital.
But ..but, it’s Arab SPRINGtime ...birds are chirping, buds are blossoming .. .Democracy is beginning anew? Isn’t it?
Its gonna be a long hot summer...
Egypt has been begging to get itself straightened out.
Morsi is not really different from Zer0.
I thought this was what The Obastard wanted. Wasn’t all this part of the plan?
Whom, pray, tell, is surprised by this? Zero is the hemorroid on the butt of the world, and chaos will be his legacy, no matter where he is.
The world does not want him, does not need him, and those who are the weak, power-hungry rapists need him to validate their agendas of killing.
What difference does it make? It was most likely just a white ass cracka anyway.
I wanted to see the sites before the country collapse.
WELCOME to the long, hot, Islamofacism summer.
I was happy when my oldest grandnice one year before the start of the Arab spring was able to go to Egypt via the university she attends in MA. Sadly I will never see that country in my lifetime.
Looks like it will end in a civil war.
My comment is that the unrest is too great for Americans to be there.
War correspondent getting in on the early action.
My kids who travel all over the world felt Egypt was a better place than some of the major European cities. It proved to be a correct assessment. Although the rest of the family objected to the trip. It was fine at that time.
I am glad I went when I did. I fear it will collapse into a failed state. Very sad.
Guess they will have to change the words of an old song “See the pyramids along the Nile” to “see Egypt burn along the Nile”.
The most important question is whether the military will intervene and against who (i.e. if they take sides). Or, will they collapse like the Shah of Iran’s military did (and allowed Khomeini to return and seize power, leading to what we have today).
“I see a bad moon arisin’, I feel trouble’s on the way”.
Until recently, people traveled to Egypt to see the Sphinx and other archeological delights. It was a popular destination. Now, would anyone in the world be crazy enough to visit that country?
The unrest must be costing them megamillions. They can ill afford to get even poorer than before. So why don’t these people stop the sectarian stuff? Sunni, Shia? Why would those differences be more important than feeding your kids and letting them grow up in peace?
Apparently they’re all nuts.
Whoa, as I was reading your comment that song came on the radio!
Apparently theyre all nuts.
Lord have mercy.
Another hateful video?
I wouldn’t go near Egypt after the massacre of tourists in 1997.
I have friends who have gone since then,though,and they loved it.
I just posted this on the other thread:
“This is the beginning of the end of Morsi and his Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt.
0b0z0 cant and wont save him. If anyone attacks the American embassy it would be 0b0z0s allies, aka, the Moslem Brotherhood when they realize that American support aint coming and that theyre dropped like the sack of shit that they really are!
“So why dont these people stop the sectarian stuff? Sunni, Shia?”
The pro and against Morsi are BOTH Sunni. The majority of Egyptians want Morsi out for the same reasons that we want 0b0z0 out. Simply put, he’s ruining the country and more so, he’s turning into Iran unlike 0b0z0 who’s destroying Christianity.
Opposite but similar! Meaning both are not acceptable to the two population, theocracy or destruction of religion? NONE IS ACCEPTABLE.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to give youthe “fake but accurate” treatment, but it applies in the comparison.
Protests are rocking Turkey, Egypt is about to explode, and a civil war is raging in Syria — so where is our Secretary of State?
John Kerry has been holding meetings in Israel with Benjamin Netanyahu about restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in order to bring peace to the only region of the Middle East where peace actually exists at the present time.
Millions in Egypt recognize what is going on for what it is...and they are trying to stand up to the despotic, Extremist Islamic Rule
This administration stood by...and assisted these tyrants when they overthrew a leader who was friendly to us and who had kept the peace with Israel for decades...and worked with us to fight Islamic Extremism.
Now, Obama is preparing to send our US Marines in to help keep these animals retain power?
I pray to God in Heaven that the people of Egypt overthrow Morsi and torch every Islamic Brotherhood office...and that the Egyptian military ends up supporting those people in this fight. Because whomever the Egyptian military supports is who is going to win out.
And many, many of the officers in the Egyptian military have been trained and schooled here. I do not think they want an Iranian type regime in power there. At least I pray it is so.
I wonder how many ordinary Egyptians are secretly clinging for the days of Mubarak?
These cornballs (ZObama and Kerry) actually beliebve that if Israel can be defanged, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Libya and Iran will all become peace-loving nations.
That's literally what they think. They're actually that ignorant.
I think the phrase is “bitterly clinging”...
Good move. It's only a matter of time before the MB destroys them.
75% of the vote went to Islamists. Some Egyptians obviously want Morsi out, but I would hesitate to call them the majority.
I don’t care about Egypt anymore and if an American is stupid enough to be there taking pictures it is just TS.
During the Shah's rule, probably the entire Iranian officer corps was trained in the West, with Saint Cyr, West Point and Sandhurst each getting some. And we know how that turned out.
75% of the vote went to Islamists. Some Egyptians obviously want Morsi out, but I would hesitate to call them the majority. <<<
Much less than 75% for Morsi. I believe it was in the low 50s in a stolen election. However, 20 mil signed petitions to throw him out, culminating in the events come Sunday.
By the latest accounts, Morsi lost the support of 8 million out of 14 million, I believe.
He’s gone together with all his beards. The MB passed the point of no return in Egypt.
It’s a matter of time and unfortunately, lots of blood.
Arab Spring, the sequel .... coming to your nightly Near-News station near you.
Actually I meant to type longing for ..
They have enough money to get through August. After that there will be little food of fuel. In 1980 there were about 40 million Egyptians today there are 80 million. Not a good situation.
I wish you could go. Egypt is an amazing place.
50% for MB and 25% for the Salafists. I'd be surprised if the Salafists were demonstrating against Morsi.
Check this out- American embassy in Cairo mad that journalist called at 10 pm to ask about dead American.
I believe your numbers are for the parliament seats, not the presidency.
The majority of Egyptians are not MB or Salafis but wanted to get rid of Mubarak and wanted the dreaded “CHANGE!” Hence, Morsi and ,NOT Shafiq, and the rest is history.
This is Hillary Clinton. She was the worst Secretary of State in our history—She turned Egypt, Libya and Tunisia over to the American Haters while obama ditched and ran from Iraq ( now a disaster) and Afghanistan (watch this). Hillary doesn’t understand the difference between a Sunni or a Shiite. She is all about hillary. She will lose in 2016. We just meed a real conservative.
Why would anyone in their right mind go to Egypt?
But..But..I thought under Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood they would all love us and it would be a huge Golden Girls moment with group hugs and everything..but hey, a dead American, just someone for Hillary Clinton to say “What difference does it make”
Somebody call America’s Peace Prize winner!