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Egypt Government Paints Opponents as Terrorists; U.S. Journalists Targeted
McClatchy ^ | Saturday, August 17, 2013 | Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail

Posted on 08/17/2013 4:23:07 PM PDT by kristinn

Egyptian presidential advisor Mustafa Hegazy described them as remnants of “religious fascism” that once governed the nation. The police called them infidels as they cleared a mosque Saturday where they were either hiding or shooting, depending on which side you listened to. Newscasters referred to them as armed gunmen.

And on the streets of Cairo, in front of the latest clashes, nearby residents used the terms animals, barbarians, and terrorists to describe supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

It is why so many shrug at word that at least 1,042 people have been killed since June 26, according to an AFP count. It is why so many Egyptians support the government’s continued deadly crackdown of members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the secret organization through which Morsi ascended to the presidency. Over and over again, government officials, the media and now everyday Egyptians repeat the same message: supporters of the ousted regime are enemies of the state, killing security forces in an effort to destroy the nation.

“What are the police supposed to do when armed men are attacking them? Said a reporter covering a government press conference. “They have no choice. They are defending Egypt.”

For those opposed to military rule, dying for the cause of returning their democratic right to govern or in retribution for those killed is an act of Islamic martyrdom. The Brotherhood exploits every death, every clash, portraying themselves as victims.

The result is an Egypt turning into a battleground between willing assassins and willing martyrs. Those against the military believe they are defending Islam and a democratic election they prevailed in a year ago that was undone by the Morsi’s military ouster. Those who support the military believe that by securing the state from armed Islamists.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; egyptcoup; egyptmb; egyptmilitary; israel; muslimbrotherhood; russia; syria; waronterror
Much more at the source link from this on-the-ground report from Cairo.
1 posted on 08/17/2013 4:23:07 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: melancholy; caww; maggief

FYI.


2 posted on 08/17/2013 4:23:51 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Bammy is a MuzzieBro and he and his minions (like the US LSM) are therefore Terrorists (Jihadis) too.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 4:26:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

I have never seen such human rights atrocities in my life. Hey. Morsi WAS ELECTED. fair and square. After the military COUP, the army has now killed over 1000 and wounded 5000 civilians protesting the overthrow of democracy in the largest democracy in the Middle East in a slaughter of humanity not seen since Stalin. This is beyond belief. Why did Hillary overthrow our friend Mubarak!!!


4 posted on 08/17/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: kristinn

That’s odd...

Egypt says “NO!” to Sharia...

yet, an federal judge says “YES!!” to sharia (for Oklahoma).


5 posted on 08/17/2013 4:43:01 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kristinn

Sounds like a win-win!


6 posted on 08/17/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: kristinn

The Egyptians know that the one sure thing about the American media is that it has an agenda, and will distort, mangle, lie or completely ignore the truth to further that agenda. American journalists have their marching orders from Obama, and it’s not to do anything that will harm the image of the Muslim Brotherhood or make our foreign policy to appear as incoherent as it is.


7 posted on 08/17/2013 4:46:59 PM PDT by Spok
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To: SADMILLIE

It appears the generals are killing the right people.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 4:54:20 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SADMILLIE

I have never seen such human rights atrocities in my life.
____________________________________________

Nor have I..

I wish Morsi and his cut throat Islamist terrorists who call themselves the Moslem Brotherhood would stop murdering defenseless Christians and burning down their homes and churches..

The human rights atrocities committed by Morsi and his Moslem Brootherhood must be stopped somehow..

Do you think Obama will send in US troops to help the Egyptian military ???

Morsi and his terrorist gang are such animals that they even hide in mosques and shoot people outside..

While Morsi and his evil empire are not raping women in the streets anymore, they are still going to the homes of Christians and kidnapping the young Christian girls..

something must be dont to save the innocent victims from Morsi and his Islamic fanatical hordes..

Thank goodness Morsi has been overthrown by the people ..


9 posted on 08/17/2013 4:56:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SADMILLIE

I bet you never lived in the Middle East. Unless your post is sarcastic in the nature, Egypt is no way was or will be democratic country. Fair elections? Most of the population have an IQ in the low double digits. You can buy their votes with a carton of eggs. Anyway ,you deserve Darwin Award.


10 posted on 08/17/2013 4:57:53 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: Dalberg-Acton
It appears the generals are killing the right people.

It's a start

11 posted on 08/17/2013 4:58:23 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: SADMILLIE
A picture of truth is worth a thousand words

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3039526/posts

12 posted on 08/17/2013 5:03:14 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: SADMILLIE

Hello, newbie.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 5:09:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SADMILLIE

Yo sad,
Bite me


14 posted on 08/17/2013 5:12:41 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: SADMILLIE

You can’t compare Egyptian politics to ours or their understanding of what Democracy is when we are a Republic.....they are still infants in learning what that means and it isn’t just about ‘Ballot theocracy’ which to Morsi and his cluster of followers means if you win you “RULE” and that by Shariah Law...which opposed their constitution...so he changed the constitution!

You need to review how it came about that even Morsi’s own cabinet were trying to work around him because they knew he was pulling the nation in a direction the people did not want to go.

Hitler also was elected you know....and had Morsi continued to do what the Muslim Brotherhoods agenda was for him and those like him he was appointing ,they would be moving fast now to an Islamic state.

SiSi spent months attempting to convince Morsi to balance his agenda...he refused time and again.....and further it became clear to the admistration Morsi wasn’t operating with all his marbles connecting....Leaders who met with him also noticed this clearly

So it isn’t about “Ballotocracy”....it’s about protecting a nation from hands who were choosing to destroy it’s freedom. The people spoke and the Military agreed to support them.

MTW Whoever has the Presidency in Egypt will have to have the Militaries support......the people are too violent and emotional based yet...but they are learning otherwise.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 5:19:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: SADMILLIE
don't fall into the trap of attributing those high death figures to the military and the POLICE

Morsi’s guys are picking off police military and many civilians muslims and Christian to make it look like the military dun it. What is the death toll among the Egyptian police? Pretty high

Why do you think civilians are besieging MB protesters in places like that mosque? They needed the military to get them OUT of there alive because civilians the MB has been tormenting have turned vigilante and want to kill then

Yes Morsi and the MB got Egypt into a nice juicy civil war after only one year of the MB trying to actually run a govt instead of just topple one, and the Egyptian man on the street with no tourism job, his govt offices burned by the MB, no food, and no safety for his wife and family is plenty pizzed - at the MB

You have seen such human atrocities in your life if you look around. Last week 1000 people were killed in Iraq-
muslim on muslim

16 posted on 08/17/2013 5:20:36 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SADMILLIE
"I have never seen such human rights atrocities in my life."

Really? How old are you?

17 posted on 08/17/2013 5:29:51 PM PDT by misanthrope (Liberalism; it is not unthinking ignorance, it is malignant evil.)
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To: SADMILLIE

Because of Barack Hussein (I adore dictator Morsi & the Muslim Brotherhood) Obama, Hillary Clinton, Morsi and his terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, etc., most Egyptians no longer have a working economy or jobs!!! The rich, profitable, major job producing, tourist business is dead, thanks to Obama, Clinton and their buddies.

The Egyptian military is laughing and mocking Obama for the dummy that he and his cohorts are. They have learned a valuable lesson from Putin of Russia and the PRC leadership. Obama is a totally useless, empty suit!!! We are the laughing stock and joke of the entire world world. The unfounded, misread comments of this poster show the lack of understanding of the true facts surrounding events in the Middle East

In short, Obama, Clinton & Kerry, etc. have destroyed the little stability that was present there, witness Libya, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan, etc. Obama has destroyed all of them!!! Porr poster is living in the Obama bubble!!! Sad!!!


18 posted on 08/17/2013 6:13:23 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: caww
Hitler also was elected you know....

No, he wasn't, but the rest of your message is on point.

19 posted on 08/17/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: kristinn
The Brotherhood exploits every death, every clash, portraying themselves as victims.

They have learned a lot from the so called palestinian fellow travelers. They can't win the real war because the people know them for what they are so they must try to win the propaganda war outside of their country and have outsiders win power for them.

20 posted on 08/17/2013 6:32:22 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SADMILLIE

“the army has now killed over 1000 and wounded 5000 civilians protesting the overthrow of democracy’

You’ve deliberately ignored the fact that 43 police have been slaughtered by the MB, not to mention all of the churches and government buildings burned by the MB. Oh yeah, and the fact that they’re using minarets as sniper towers.

This is simply a civil war between Muslim terrorists who tried to impose Shiria law on an unwilling population, and a new government that resulted when literally millions of Egyptians poured into the streets to overthrow their tormentors.

Apparently you’d be much happier if Egypt became another Afghanistan, ruled by their own version of the Taliban.

Wish the people in this country had the guts to rise up like that and pour into the streets by the tens of millions to demand the ouster of Dictator Obama.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 6:45:27 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SADMILLIE; kristinn

Hey, noob - I’ve seen you posting lying propaganda about Egypt on FR recently.

You need to shut your trap and read the truth on the Live Egypt thread, which I provided to you recently. Why don’t you want to know the truth? Did you sign on to FR to push the MB lies or what?


23 posted on 08/17/2013 7:17:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SADMILLIE; kristinn; caww; TheOldLady

Hey, noob - I’ve seen you posting lying propaganda about Egypt on FR recently.

You need to shut your trap and read the truth on the Live Egypt thread, which I provided to you recently. Why don’t you want to know the truth? Did you sign on to FR to push the MB lies or what?

TOL - I do believe there’s a live one here. Just had an interesting comment deleted, too.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 7:18:38 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Oops. Don’t know why it posted twice.


25 posted on 08/17/2013 7:19:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: silverleaf

I gave this person a link and some facts either yesterday or the day before.

Not interested in facts. It’s interested in repeating MB/0thugga type lying propaganda.

I say “live one”.


26 posted on 08/17/2013 7:21:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: kristinn; All

27 posted on 08/17/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SADMILLIE

Yeah and HAMAS was elected in “Palestine”. Egypt banned the Muslim Brotherhood for decades (DUH) and for good reason. But when the wheels came off, the MB had the ground game to win the elections. Once in power they proved to the the epitome of the old saying about Arab elections “One Man, One Vote, One Time.”

“Not seen since Stalin”... your grasp of history is... inadequate.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 7:58:37 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Hitler also was elected you know.... No, he wasn't,

THANK YOU! I can't believe how many people still think that. In fact in the last free elections in the Weimar Republic, the Nazis were routed. But Hitler worked behind the scenes to engineer a coup, that brought the Nazis to power.

29 posted on 08/17/2013 8:05:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: little jeremiah; TheOldLady

Does this mean...I might be....IBTZ??? I’ve never done that! :I)


30 posted on 08/17/2013 8:11:58 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: dfwgator
I can't believe how many people still think that.

You're welcome. The fact of the matter is that Hitler never won an election in which he personally stood as a candidate.

31 posted on 08/17/2013 8:28:54 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: LUV W

Yes, but you must call “IBTZ” before the actual ZOT! Go for it, sweetie!


32 posted on 08/17/2013 8:58:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

LOL! Maybe someday I’ll “get” all the rules right! :)

How are you doin’! I miss you...and the others!


33 posted on 08/17/2013 9:00:31 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W

It’s too long between shoots, isn’t it. You and I will have to spend some more porch monkey time together.

Bryan and I are doing well. He’s about to buy a John Deere lawn tractor to replace our old Cub Cadet,
which should have been a FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily. ;-)


34 posted on 08/17/2013 9:12:13 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

It certainly is too long this time...and I have whined about it. LOL! We really do need to spend more time together! It goes so darn fast when we’re there!

Good for him getting a new tractor. Y’all must have quite a large lawn to need a tractor. I’ll bet your part of the country is SO pretty!


35 posted on 08/17/2013 9:14:37 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W

The lawn is a little over an acre, but the property is uneven and has hills and dales.

On three sides we have five acres of forest, and our little six acre plot is in the midst of huge tracts of farmland where soybeans and corn are the predominant crops.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 9:23:41 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Sounds very nice! We have about an eighth of an acre! LOL!


37 posted on 08/17/2013 9:26:12 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: dfwgator
My mistake....dah....but interesting is the Egyptians believe Hitler was elected. Embarrassed to say so did I...especially since I watched so many videos of the war...BIG DAH...
38 posted on 08/17/2013 9:46:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: LUV W

A very over the top comment was pulled, but no zots so far...


39 posted on 08/17/2013 11:27:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Joe Boucher
Some of the comments. are getting to read just like the Huffington post. Instead of informational intelligent posts we are attracting those whose only cogent thought is”BiteMe”?
40 posted on 08/18/2013 4:54:20 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.


41 posted on 08/18/2013 5:43:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: LUV W

For many years, we have been working toward owning just such a plot of land as this one.

But an eighth acre sounds as if it would be a lot easier to mow, LOL!

In any case, we are both looking forward to the next shoot and seeing all our friends again.

BTW, a “lawn tractor” is not all that big. It’s essentially a riding lawn mower with a few bells
and whistles for coring and aerating, a spreader for overseeding and fertilizing, and a snow
thrower for clearing the driveway and walkways in the winter.

I see that the threads are being truncated again. I hope that you can read this in your pings.


42 posted on 08/18/2013 7:06:26 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: kristinn
Well, that's refreshing. The U.S. and other mainstream media have finally been outed as the pro-terrorist propagandists that they really are. This IS good news. First thing for the Egyptians to do is pack these worthless SOBs on airplanes and deport them back to their countries of origin. The Egyptians have enough worries without being undermined by the pro-terrorist media propagandists.
43 posted on 08/18/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SADMILLIE

“Morsi WAS ELECTED. fair and square.”

Very true, but you forgot the part where he unilaterally declared the power to rule by decree.


44 posted on 08/18/2013 3:17:38 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: SADMILLIE

“Morsi WAS ELECTED. fair and square.”

Very true, but you forgot the part where he unilaterally declared the power to rule by decree.


45 posted on 08/18/2013 3:17:54 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: lucky american

Felt the poster was just trying to jerk our chains not engage.


46 posted on 08/19/2013 12:31:25 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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