In Egypt the government cabinet has ordered the security forced to disperse pro Morsi demonstrators. “The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, and consequent terrorism and road blockages are no longer acceptable given the threat to national security,” a statement from the interim government said on Wednesday, adding that it has told police to take “all necessary measures” to disperse crowds.
The Anti Islamic extremist operation in Egypt proper is planned to be over by the end of August, after which the United States still plans to hold a major military exercise called Bright Star in Egypt in mid-September, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military’s toppling of the president and the violence that has ensued. “We’re planning on going ahead with it,” Hagel told reporters at a Pentagon news conference.
The crackdown may come this weekend as the United States on Thursday said it would close an unspecified number of embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns, AFP reported. AFP quoted State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as calling the step “precautionary,” but she declined to comment on the threat or list which missions would be closed.
Twitter has been amok with reports of embassies being closed in Cairo, Tel Aviv, Doha and throughout the Islamic world. “The Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4,” Harf told reporters, AFP reported.
The pro Morsi Muslim brotherhood is digging in its heels over a government demand that they disperse and demonstrations stop. The Brotherhood has appealed for an injunction against the ordered police clampdown, which seems to have delayed the situation for a few days.
The truth about the Obama Administrations position on the overthrow of Morsi comes out. While the US has been publically condemning the ouster, they have been privately supporting the overthrow, and have refused to call it a coup so hat they could continue with 1.5 billion worth of military aid. As I have previously reported, the overthrow of Morsi was backed by the West to launch a campaign against Extremist Islam which Morsi was dragging his heals on.
In a visit to Pakistan on Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Egyptian army, which deposed President Mohammed Morsi, had intervened at the request of millions to protect democracy and had restored it. He was asked by Geo television why the United States had not taken a clear position on military intervention against Morsi’s democratically elected government. “The military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people, all of whom were afraid of descendance into chaos, into violence,” Kerry told Geo.
Meanwhile Egypt’s Defense Minister, military chief and Prime minister Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is preparing to run for president, when the new elections are called [now reported to be Aug 15th].
Following in the steps of Nasser el-Sisi intends to enter the presidency as a populist leader, a new strong man. He is backed strongly from behind the scenes and through the American proxy Gulf States and Arabia as the man committed to destroying Islamic extremism in Egypt. Wednesday, the US Senate voted 86-13 to block any suspension of US military aid to Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood is deeply divided between Islamic Radicals and large numbers of moderates who joined the MB because it was the only alternative to Sadat and Mubarak. Politically el-Sisi will repress the Muslim Brotherhood’s radical element before cutting a deal with its moderates to permit them a restricted measure of political activity.
To further the hidden Western goal of setting up el-Sisia as the Egyptian strongman under the Western thumb like Sadat and Mubarak before him; along with a new apparently more democratic constitution; Washington sources report that the administration named Robert Ford, Thursday, as its new envoy to Cairo.
Ford made a name for himself by enticing the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood to rise up in Syria and launching the Syrian insurgency. This time he will be acing on el-Sisis’s behalf, to assist him in destroying Islamic Radicals and creating a new Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt bereft of its radicals; while place the trusted American asset el-Sisi in the presidency.
To facilitate this transformation Obama is send neocon warmonger Senator John McCain to Egypt next week.
U.S. President Barack Obama has asked two senior Republican senators to travel to Egypt to meet with its military leaders and the opposition, as Cairo’s allies struggle with how to address the turmoil convulsing the country. Senator John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hope to travel to Egypt next week, Graham said on Tuesday.