Skip to comments.Egyptian forces open fire, move in to clear Cairo protests
Posted on 08/14/2013 6:07:03 AM PDT by don-o
(Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed at least 30 people on Wednesday when they moved in to clear a camp of Cairo protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, his Muslim Brotherhood movement said.
There was no official confirmation of the death toll at Rabaa al-Adawiya, in northeast Cairo, where thousands of Mursi supporters have staged a six-week sit-in that caused the army acute embarrassment since it ousted the elected leader.
A second camp near Cairo University was swiftly cleared in the early morning.
The operation, which suggested that the powerful military had lost patience with persistent protests that were crippling parts of the capital and slowing the political process, began just after dawn with helicopters hovering over the camps.
Gunfire rang out as protesters, among them women and children, fled Rabaa, and clouds of black smoke rose into the air. Armored vehicles moved in beside bulldozers which began clearing tents. One witness saw 15 bodies at a field hospital.
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I guess this means Egypt’s leaders aren’t much concerned with what the troll under our White House has to say about it anymore.
Happy Arab Spring!
Per BBC, MB claiming “hundreds killed, thousands injured.”
Live coverage here:
They seem to be clearing a bridge atm.
The brotherhood claims that thousands have been killed.
Are we supporting the democratically elected Muslim Terrorists, or the liberal Coup? Do we approve of this slaughter of Islamists or the slaughter of the Copts?
Ize gets so confuzzled.
“I guess this means Egypts leaders arent much concerned with what the troll under our White House has to say about it anymore.”
The only human beings that are concerned about the Obamadork’s meaningless expressions are those with even lower IQ than the dork. Few such cretins exist, but our MSM holds up their long tradition of being IQ bottom feeders.
Obama is slime.
The rodeo clown was not only correct, but should be honored.
Obamadork: slime, slime, muddy slime, septic slime, smegma slime.
I long for the day that that piece of excrement is ashamed to show his subterranean IQ in public.
At the same time, reports are coming in from other areas in Egypt that brotherhood supporters have started attacking Christians and burning churches.
Thanks, I just tossed my cornflakes.
And the bad news is what?
Apparently the Egyptian military, the new government, and their people decided enough was enough...and when they took those tent camps down, they knew how to go about it.
Seems that the right leadership here could take a lesson the next time the OWS crowd sets up their camps of drugs, excrement, and rape for weeks on end.
All dictators. All less than gentle with dissenters.
But all patriots who intensely distrusted the Muslim Brotherhood.
Therefore, all far more capable of governing Egypt than a Jimmy Carter or his BO incarnation.
So, that's how it's done in Arab Muslim countries folks, no complaints here.
The truth is, is that the Egyptian government understands that it is either them (the Military) or the MB. That's it!
The same is true in all Arab nations and with regards to Israel as well. The Israelis know, and the PLO know it's either them or us and that is why the conflict goes on.
America and the West still does not get it. With all the cruelty, this is what decides who lives and who dies in the Middle East. If the Israelis shoot a Palestinian in the foot, it makes it to the UN. If the Syrians blast their own cities with Scud C missiles, then it is a yawn. If Egypt kills 500, yawn.
After a awhile the MB would begin neutering the Army just as the Turkish bastard PM Edoran did. So kudos to the Egyptian Army, they fully understand what is at stake in this current Sunni-Shiite/Iran proxy war.
People like BO are incapable of shame.
Exhibit A: Jimmy Carter.
May be the beginning of prolonged open civil conflict. Ironically Morsi remains the most influential man in Egypt. If he is killed or remains imprisoned, he becomes an Islamic icon and martyr. If he is finally seen and heard but remains defiant, even worse violence will occur. Either way it is not good for Egypt. The country is already destitute and the Arab donors will soon tire of the expensive subsidies.
In the end, Godlessness leads to utter destruction... you don’t support either side, but you get right with God and work for the redemption of those that may yet be saved. This world is nearing its end... Maranatha
A well established tradition among those whom the Mombasa MF supports.
In that case, all I can say is, "It's a good start."
The Muzzies MUST destroy people and things.
It is like NOMAD from the original Star Trek.
It (the Muzzies) MUST destroy that which is imperfect (anything not Islamic) so they hover and wait, not on the bridge of the USS Enterprise, rather in EVERY country in the world, ready to pounce and kill. Problem is, for them, imperfection can also mean your part of another sect or clan and that is reason enough to kill you as well.
Al Jazeera tv 2:01 Minutes Excellent description under this video.
At least 40 dead after Egyptian forces crack down on Morsi supporters
Mox News Russia Today
Egyptian Security Forces Kill More Than 100 Protesters Over 1000 More Injured
Will America have that "enough is enough" moment? What will that look like?
They get more upset about some two-bit thug, like Trayvon, getting killed, than the rape of their civil liberties.
Not good for Egypt...
It is not good either that America’s wasted military trillions on the Egytpians and that BHO is not there for them or understands thier dilemmas. Instead he supports the MB which means, Egypt is adrift right now and until they settle down the Iron Fist is the ONLY way in the Muslim Arab world. What happens later is anybody’s guess but for now, the MB needs a good ol’ crushin to cool thier hot heads.
That looks like the Israeli version of the armored bulldozer.
Is the troll under the White House?
I thought it was built on a swamp.
When is Obama teeing off today?
See how disproportionate these awful Egyptian soldiers and police are being? The poor MB only has "small automatic rifles" and are just shooting in their direction.
The WH site shows a press briefing at 1100 am from Martha’s Vineyard by a Deputy Press Sec’y.
Rollin’ out the second banana press guy from MV. Yep....they’re really concerned.
This is one of the few times we can all hope the MB is telling the truth.
This cluster* looks like a perfect application for cluster-bombs, or napalm, or for severe infestation...a daisy cutter.
Just tell the counter protesters to get out of the way.
It's showing audio only. Probably a sternly worded Obama statement, to be followed up with a sternly worded Obama letter.
The action in Egypt obviously conflicted with his tee time....much like the bin Laden raid.
hundreds killed, thousands injured. sounds like a good START!
Dance like an Egyptian.
Yes thin the Herd. Actually we should be doing this in the USA start in DC!
(Reuters) - The Egyptian presidency announced a one-month state of emergency across the country on Wednesday and ordered the armed forces to help the Interior Ministry enforce security.
The announcement made on state TV.
The problem is, they won't sit still for the thinning. Instead they will turn to thinning projects of their own - specifically, Christians and Jews.
15.59 Egypt has declared a curfew in Cairo and several other provinces, according to AFP.
Stern words from WH press briefing: “Will hold interim government accountable.”
THERE you go!