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Egypt: Death Toll Rises as State of Emergency Begins
Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/13 | Ari Soffer

Posted on 08/14/2013 6:31:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The Egyptian interim government has declared a state of emergency, as the death toll continues to mount as security forces attempt to put an end to weeks of protest by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

According to the BBC, the state of emergency was set to begin at 16:00 local time. It is set to last for only a month, but some analysts are already pointing out that Morsi's predecessor...who was also ousted after a popular uprising, utilized the "emergency law" powers for 31 years as a tool to quash opposition and silence political dissent.

The state of emergency comes amid violent scenes Wednesday, as police and the military moved in to disperse supporters of Mohammed Morsi, who have been camping out at several locations throughout the capital Cairo, and elsewhere. The Egyptian Health Ministry says that 149 people have been killed in a single day, including at least two members of the security forces, and more than 800 have been injured. Hundreds of protesters have also been arrested

The Muslim Brotherhood, however, is claiming that the death toll is far higher, with at least 800 people killed in what it is terming a "massacre."

One of those killed was Asmaa el-Beltagy, the 17-year-old daughter of leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed el-Beltagy. Her brother claims she was shot in the back and chest.

The Egyptian Interior Ministry claimed in a statement that security forces have been using non-lethal crowd-dispersal methods such as tear gas, but came under fire from armed Morsi supporters.

"Security forces used only tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters though it was heavily fired at by armed elements from inside the two protest camps, causing the death of an officer and a conscript and the injury of four policemen and two conscripts."

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1 posted on 08/14/2013 6:31:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

What hath the Obamanation and Hildebeast wrought?


2 posted on 08/14/2013 6:36:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Eleutheria5

According to the BBC, the state of emergency was set to begin at 16:00 local time. It is set to last for only a month, but some analysts are already pointing out that Morsi’s predecessor...who was also ousted after a popular uprising, utilized the “emergency law” powers for 31 years as a tool to quash opposition and silence political dissent.

Martial Law. Soon coming to a town near you....


3 posted on 08/14/2013 6:37:43 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: Eleutheria5
Unteathering your allies isn't all it's cracked up to be is it Barry.


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4 posted on 08/14/2013 6:38:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Eleutheria5

The MB leaders are probably pushing their followers to go out and sacrifice themselves to make headlines in the West’s newspapers while they sit safe and secure behind the lines.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 6:38:23 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Eleutheria5
Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts are complicit in the disarray, upheaval that is causing Egypt to implode.

"Arab Spring". How I abhor that misbegotten phrase.

6 posted on 08/14/2013 6:38:55 PM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1157 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: Eleutheria5

send Uma


7 posted on 08/14/2013 6:38:59 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: luvbach1

Behold, Obama’s pressure cooker.


8 posted on 08/14/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Eleutheria5

Mubarak-style government, under new management. Roll back the clock. It’s better than ‘Arab Sting’ under Morsi.


9 posted on 08/14/2013 6:43:10 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Sounds like the Jeanie is out of the bottle now ...


10 posted on 08/14/2013 6:43:36 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It's all about culture, not color)
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To: 11th_VA

Civil war in Egypt - and its none of our business so keep the US bout of it. Let them fight for their own future. We’ll lose either way so let’s fix our own mess first.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 6:58:22 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Eleutheria5

Noe aren’t we happy about Obama’s “Arab Spring”?

He single-handedly de-stabilized one of the most sunstable regions in the world.

Yet another triumph of Obama’s foreign policy.


12 posted on 08/14/2013 7:12:25 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Eleutheria5
149 people have been killed in a single day, including at least two members of the security forces

Well, there's that old saying... "Can't Live Forever."

Oh, and my sincere condolences to the families of the security forces.

13 posted on 08/14/2013 7:13:53 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bless Egypt for standing up against the islam savages. When jihadi dirtbags kill innocents because they don’t follow their pedophile prophet, these things can happen. Too bad more countries don’t put these allah ackbar nutcases in their place.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 7:27:28 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Eleutheria5

A buddy of mine has Muslim family in Cairo and they are saying that the death toll is in the thousands.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 7:39:29 PM PDT by Frapster (Clear the mechanism)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.

Hamas, Iran Putting Aside their Differences to Fight Israel
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3054670/posts

Report: Iran seeking closer relations with Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3054841/posts


16 posted on 08/14/2013 7:43:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Even CBS showed Muslim Brotherhood supporters firing at the military.


17 posted on 08/14/2013 8:02:10 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Jack Hammer
He single-handedly de-stabilized one of the most sunstable regions in the world.

Aw, wait a minute, Jack Hammer! He didn't have any help from the smartest woman in the world?

18 posted on 08/14/2013 8:14:02 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Standing Wolf

Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. She’s now the ex-smartest woman in the world. She keeps smacking her head against the wall to get concussions before she testifies, and that tends to make one’s IQ diminish a bit.


19 posted on 08/14/2013 9:01:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
The Egyptian Health Ministry says that 149 people have been killed in a single day, including at least two members of the security forces, and more than 800 have been injured.

"Death is a part of Life." Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

20 posted on 08/14/2013 9:02:50 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: luvbach1
What hath the Obamanation and Hildebeast wrought?

The report I'm hearing just this minute is that Egypt is experiencing "Small 'a' apocalyptic violence".

It was explained that there are almost no choices left to avoid the election of an islamiscist government, even with elections being coordinated by the military. The report concluded that the greatest lesson coming out of this is that it was complete idiocy to have been manipulated into getting rid of Mubarak.

21 posted on 08/15/2013 4:58:13 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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22 posted on 08/15/2013 5:22:57 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: Caipirabob

No doubt Mubarek was better for us. And that should have been our determining factor. But not only that, it will likely turn out that he was better for Egypt than the alternatives.


23 posted on 08/15/2013 5:39:20 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Standing Wolf

Oh, oh - that sunstable region may be losing its sunshine!


24 posted on 08/15/2013 7:21:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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