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Thursday, 25 July 2013

A recipe for bloodshed on a massive scale

Egypt's army chief calls for show of support from citizens

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

"Interim President" Adly Mansour

Following the coup of July 3rd, the new military dictator of Egypt, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (hiding behind the sham facade of the "Interim President" Adly Mansour) calls for millions of citizens to go out on the streets on Friday (26th July), to back the military and police. This is a recipe for bloodshed on a massive scale and for social disaster to follow. The motivation for such an appeal is as clear as it can possibly be. It is the intention of the ruling junta to eradicate any form of opposition, to impose martial law in order to consolidate its position as the only political power in Egypt and to pro American(and thereby pro Israel) position is maintained.
Those "anti Morsi demonstrators" (at least those who are not associated with "the security forces), will find to their cost, that their aspirations to a democratic Egypt have been hijacked by the military who were only ever motivated by the objective of restoring themselves to the position they held during the days of Mubarak, the previous puppet. Mohamed Morsi, the only elected President Egypt has had, may have made many mistakes and may have been a little naive, but the military feared him and feared that their dominant position would be permanently reduced. The coup ha been in preparation since Morsi won the election last year. Practically all of Mubarak's gang are still in place or waiting for the call, the Egyptian army is still receiving $ billions from the west and it is only a matter of time before the "Mubarak status qou" is reinstated.
The stage seems set and it is now probably too late to reverse the spiral towards Friday's showdown. Egypt may well be a very different place next week.