Saturday, August 17, 2013

Egypt Turmoil: Muslim Brotherhood Violence or Government Crackdown?

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As violent clashes continue across Egypt, more and more evidence arises demonstrating that, much like the early Libyan and Syrian situations, Egypt is facing a foreign-backed destabilization campaign aimed at disrupting the fragile rule of a government fresh on the heels of a counter-coup and attempting to transition from military rule to civilian government.

Indeed, it appears the Egyptian military’s refusal to capitulate to the IMF, [1] slash the living standards of the Egyptian people,[2] and engage in foreign military adventures is not a welcome development amongst the company of the Anglo-Americans.

As a result of these recent events, and only a day after the violence in Egypt began, Barack Obama announced that joint military maneuvers scheduled with the Egyptian military were being suspended.