The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “EgyptTENSE as Morsi (Morsy) supporters defy warnings” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/08/20138251230350571.html).
“Supporters of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi (Morsy) have urged fresh rallies, raising fears of renewed violence amid warnings from the interim government that police will disperse them soon” via the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Sit-ins were expected to continue on Friday (August 2, 2013), extending weeks-long rallies, two days after the interim government authorized to clear demonstrations “gradually”. The problem, again, is: even “gradually” implies the use of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI.
According to Al Jazeera‘s Hoda Abdel-Hamid, in (reporting from) Cairo, “About 33 PRO-Morsi (Morsy) marches are due to start after the midday prayer. They will head to rallies at either Nasr City or near Cairo University”, WAEL GHONIM‘s alma mater (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wael_Ghonim). “This is the THIRD mass march called for so far this week“.
According to Al Jazeera‘s Rawya Rageh, also in the capital (Cairo), “Over the past 48 hours, The Interior Ministry has been clarifying that any approach towards sit-ins is going to be GRADUAL (?) and preceded by SEVERAL (?) warnings” again followed by the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “Up until now, it DOES NOT (?) appear that a crackdown is particularly immiment given that were not seeing a security build up around the sit-ins“. Again REALLY? “Given the record of the Egyptian security forces to BREAK UP sit-ins… the move ALMOST (?) always end up in fatalities“. There are TWO things to note here. First “break up” is the latest/yet another example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Second, “the move to break up sit-ins” ALWAYS “(ends) up in violence” (delete “almost”).
“In an interview with Al Jazeera, Waleed al Haddad, a senior member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) which represents Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, pledged to remain on the streets until Morsi (Morsy) was restored to power”. “Freedom and Justice Party” is something that BEL TREW covered and is A FARCE because the Muslim Brotherhood DOES NOT represent “freedom and justice” AT ALL (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNNYNIpmupk). “The people WILL NOT leave the squares all over Egypt. We are here for the restoration of LEGITIMACY. … We are offering our BLOOD, our MONEY, (basically) everything in order to RESTORE (?) [democracy]”. Again there are TWO things to note here. First “our blood our money” reminds us of “blood”, SWEAT and TEARS sacrificed by SOLDIERS. However, POLITICIANS are only concerned about MONEY. Secondly, “restore democracy?” “democracy” DOESN’T EXIST in Egypt in the first place.
“In its statements this week, The Interior Ministry asked those in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares “to let REASON (?) and the NATIONAL (?) interest prevail and to QUICKLY leave“. There are THREE things to note here. First, do POLITICIANS have “reasoning” skills? Secondly, POLITICIANS surely put THEIR OWN “interests” AHEAD OF “national interests”. On top of this, getting protesters to “quickly leave” once again implies the use of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“On Thursday (August 1, 2013) it pledged “a safe exit and full protection to whomever responds to this appeal“, which was subsequently rejected by protesters” again AS EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“At the start of the week, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Alpha Oumar Konare, African Union envoy met Morsi (Morsy), who remains in jail, reporting that he is in “GOOD (?) health“. REALLY? Again this is open to INTERPRETRATIONS (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Later, two US Republican senators ACCEPTED (?) an invite from President Obama to visit Egypt and PRESS FOR FRESH ELECTIONS“. Again, there are TWO things to note here. First “Republican senators accepted an invite from President Obama? THIS THE EXCEPTION RATHER THAN/INSTEAD OF THE NORM. Also, “press for fresh elections?” In all likelihood this demand will FALL ON DEAF EARS.
“And on Thursday (August 1, Germany’s Guido Westerwelle, the first foreign minister to visit Egypt since Morsi was deposed, to avoid “the appearance of SELECTIVE justice“. Again “selective justice” is the reality in UNDEMOCRATIC societies/countries (e.g. EGYPT, SYRIA & CHINA).
“Most recently, John Kerry, US Secretary Of State, speaking during a trip to Pakistan, said: “The military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people, all of whom were AFRAID OF a descendance into chaos, into violence“. Again, unfortunately however, the army ISN’T DOING ANYTHING/IS COMPLETELY INEPT.
Finally, “Following Ashton’s visit to Cairo, he (Kerry) had phoned her (Ashton) to back a call for an “INCLUSIVE political process“. Again, this DOES NOT seem to be happening.
So, Egypt is “tense”…AGAIN. Actually this situation hasn’t changed much since the revolution to oust longtime dictator HOSNI MUBARAK began back in late 2010.