egypt coup

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.
A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.
It is instructive that it took no more than two years from January 25, 2011, to " July" 3, 2013, for the Junta to retake power, exactly similar to the period from 1952 to 1954.
Exactly one year ago, on July 3, 2013, Egypt's military leaders removed Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically
In the wake of Morsi's fall, Egyptian authorities launched a months-long campaign cracking down on dissent in general, and
After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.
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One of the principal reasons so many Egyptians cheered the tanks out on to the street was the belief -- sincere or otherwise -- that whatever sort of government arose from the coup would be freer and more democratic than the Muslim Brotherhood it usurped.
Egypt is the heartbeat of the Arab world, and the path it chooses will have a profound influence on all Arabs.
Copyright (2013) AFP. All rights reserved. Kandil was in Geneva to help launch a new loose coalition of coup opponents from
There is no escaping it: Egyptians have fallen for their country again. At the centre of this romance is the shrewd man in uniform and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.
Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.
Given the perceived heavy handedness of the military regime's crackdown and the potential international isolation that Cairo may face in its wake, jihadists within and outside of Egypt may see a ripe opportunity to renew the battle against their most despised "near enemy."
But so far at least, Obama has also refused to cut off the aid despite the takeover by the military, which has been accompanied
The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters who were struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.
Shouldn't we try to force the issue so that those who support doing nothing in the face of the repression -- in clear violation of U.S. laws -- have to defend their position in detail, on the record?
The longer it takes to restore the ballot box to the heart of the country's authority, and banish the meddling military from politics, the harder it will be to achieve lasting stability.
Democracy should be protected and cherished, but has the West forgotten how far away the Brotherhood was from protecting and cherishing democracy when they were in power?
The Army and the Brotherhood urgently need to agree on a lowest common denominator. The demands of all the sections of society, Coptic Christians, secularists, liberals, supporters of the Brotherhood and Salafis must be taken on board.
CAIRO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died on Sunday in an incident at an Egyptian prison