Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Is Egypt Set To Become Syria 2.0?

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As tensions rise between the national government of Egypt and the world of the financier networks and Anglo-American imperialists, violence has once again erupted across the country. On October 6, 2013, clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood/Morsi supporters and Egyptian security forces as well as between Muslim Brotherhood and pro-government/pro-Sisi demonstrators took place which, at the time of the writing of this article, has left at least 51 people dead and 243 injured.

While the violence in Egypt initially appeared to have eased after the initial conflict between the Egyptian government and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in August, Sunday’s clashes have reinvigorated the struggle between Islamists and secular nationalist Egypt. Indeed, the October 6 violence is the worst since the highest point of the August 14 clashes which left hundreds of people dead.

While much of Egypt attempted to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel, violent demonstrations were organized by the Muslim Brotherhood all across the country in yet another attempt to overthrow the current Egyptian government and replace it with Islamist rule as it had been under Morsi.