Egypt’s coup faction: Criminals, fascists, and parasites

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In his latest post from Egypt, Robert Fisk – the best mainstream Mideast journalist working in English – points out that filthy-rich Egyptians are the backbone of support for the anti-Morsi fascist coup, while poor Egyptians oppose the coup and support Morsi. It’s like Pinochet-vs.-Allende all over again.

Fisk ought to have gone further and explained an ugly little secret about Egyptian society: Even more than in most places, wealth in Egypt is almost entirely ill-gotten. Due to Egypt’s colonialist legacy of statism and endemic corruption, Egyptians who work honestly for their livings have little opportunity to make money. Compradors, parasites, criminals, and military thugs in jackboots grab all the resources – including billions of dollars in US enslavement-money.

Those who work productively are poor.

The only thoroughly honest, educated middle-class and upper-middle-class people in Egypt, with very few exceptions, are the Muslim Brotherhood folks. The rich secularist comprador criminals and parasites despise the Brotherhood for that reason and that reason alone: The Brotherhood is impeccably honest and opposed to corruption.

All their BS about ideology, all of their honey-tongued islamophobia, blah blah blah, is just that – BS.

If the Brotherhood has its way, the whole Egyptian comprador criminal elite will lose its privileges and have to work for a living.

Poor Egyptians – the majority of the country – know this. That’s why they support the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s why they elected a Brotherhood parliament in a massive landslide, and elected their man Morsi to the presidency despite the massively-financed dirty tricks of the corruption-based deep state.

What we are seeing now is a filthy fascist coup, driven by the rich, corrupt scumbags who own and run Egypt without having done an honest day’s work in their lives. And they are getting ready to perpetrate massacres – holocausts even – to hold on to power.

-KB

 Robert Fisk on Egypt: As impoverished crowds gather in support of Mohamed Morsi, the well-heeled march behind their images of the General  Hundreds of thousands support the coup – just as many do not.

 

And the future for Egypt is looking increasingly bloody. Robert Fisk reports from Cairo

 

Robert Fisk — The Independent July 27, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out outside Cairo’s Rabaa mosque yesterday to protest against the coup d’état in Egypt, while hundreds of thousands poured into Tahrir Square to support their favourite general, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who staged the coup-that-we-mustn’t-call-a-coup.

Grotesque, unprecedented, bizarre. Call it what you like. But the helicopters swooping happily over Tahrir, and the line of visor-wearing riot police and troops standing opposite the Muslim Brotherhood’s barricades, told their own story. Journalists should not be merchants of gloom, but things did not look too good in Cairo last night.

The saddest thing – the most tragic, if you like – was that the crowds in Nasr City, close to the airport road where the mosque stands, were as cheerful and welcoming as the masses in Tahrir who regard their opposite numbers as “terrorists” rather than supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the legally and democratically elected President of Egypt who was overthrown by the army three weeks ago. The tens of thousands of Egyptians crossing the Nile River bridges or sweating in the 40C heat on the highway to the airport were so happy they could have been heading for a football match.

But there the jollity ends. The Muslim Brotherhood men and women carried Morsi’s picture and had painted Stars of David on the military barracks near the mosque. The Brotherhood had piled thousands of sandbags around their tent encampment and piles of stones to hurl at anyone trying to move them. But the soldiers down the road – also, it has to be said, cheerful and quite friendly – were holding automatic weapons beside French and American-made armoured vehicles, and they also held wooden batons and were flanked by policemen in shoddy black uniforms.

It looked as if they were only a few hours away from moving in on the Brotherhood, and no matter how many bearded men were reading the Koran on the roadway – and they were quite literally doing that – it was difficult to imagine the coming hours being anything but deadly.

One point that stood out – and it may be unfashionable to say so – is that the Brotherhood supporters were generally poor and looked poor in their grubby abayas and plastic sandals. Some of the Tahrir demonstrators, who were truly revolutionaries against Mubarak in 2011, trooped over the Nile bridges waving posters of General al-Sisi. And one has to say, painful as it is to do so, that the sight of well-heeled people holding aloft the photograph of a general in sunglasses – albeit a wonderful and very democratic general – was profoundly depressing. What really happened to the 25 January 2011 revolution?

“We love the soldiers but we don’t need the general,” a scarved woman shouted near the Rabaa mosque, but Sisi is now a well-known face, the man who will return Egypt to its true revolutionary path, if you can forget for the time being that the first genuinely elected president in modern Egyptian history is probably incarcerated in one of those barracks we drive by so blithely on the way to the airport.

But Egypt does need a government. Driving back from Nasr City to central Cairo tonight, my car was blocked in a traffic jam because rival families were fighting a gun battle across the highway. About 1,000 Cairenes had joined in by throwing stones from an overpass. Two miles further on, a middle-aged woman was driven down by a motorcycle and lay on the road in great pain. Many of the drivers who saw her carried on their journeys, the noses of their families pressed to the window as this lady lay spread-eagled on the highway in her black dress. The near future does not look good.

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  1. Israel is preparing to reclaim more than $ 8 billions in compensations for use of Jewish assets in Egypt in addition to the recovery and compensation of assets and most likely they will get it under El- Sisisi and its only right that Egyptian Jews should reclaim their properties in Egypt and else where in the Arab world. The Question is if Jews are able to reclaim their assets in Arab countries, will Abbas and his gangs and Israel allow the Palestinians to reclaim their assets in Palestine?

    • I would like to see all the Arab Jews who were scared out of their long-time homelands by Mossad false flag attacks leave Israel and again become a valued part of the community in the countries they (or their parents/grandparents) came from. Win-win for everyone.

  2. What I like about VT is that we got STRONG propaganda-pieces blaming “A” as well as “B” – Sorry, Kevin, as a sunni Muslim you like to side with Turkey and the MB – Turkey is the crook of crooks in the Region, worse than KSA or Quatar – If you’d follow the lectures coming from Turkey about Syria – You’ll always hear “sectarian”, “sectarian” – arm the “Rebels” – but You’ll never ever hear the WORD “Kurds” or “Kurdish”.

    Things are never B/W – BAD people are acting on behalf of every creed and cradle….the Turks are the biggest Crooks concerning Syria, remember that ERDOGAN got a “Human Rights” price by Gaddafi? Crooks.

    No, Jim Dean was right, Morsi acted crazy/inept, the MB used Democracy to achieve rule but didn’t understand how to keep power in a democracy.

    • Wrong. I’ve been highly critical of Turkey for falling into the Zionist trap in Syria. And I’m a supporter of Iran and Hezbollah. And secular democracy in the USA. So it’s not a “sunni party line” thing. It’s about the socioeconomic facts of Egypt – a rich criminal comprador secularist elite vs. the honest MB-supporting masses.

      “Morsi didn’t understand how to keep power in a democracy” is hilariously stupid. The way you keep power in a democracy is you remain in office until the next election. If the military overthrows you, they’ve overthrown democracy. DUH.

    • If we learned one thing from Syria, it is that finding out what is really happening is like peeling an onion. Seems premature to make any judgements about Egypt at this point.

    • True. I think that Libya, Syria and now Egypt despite all her sufferings might be an eye-opener to the public! We – the West – are NOT the “good” here, but selfish Interest groups pull the strings and fool the people….the Hypocrisy towards Israel, Iran and Saudi-Arabia become ever more obvious.

  3. Israeli ambassador calls Al-Sisi a “national hero for all Jews”

    Excerpts from the article:

    The Israeli ambassador in Cairo has told a minister in the interim government that the people of Israel look upon General Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi as a “national hero”. According to Israel Radio, the ambassador rang Agriculture Minister Ayman Abu-Hadid to congratulate him on his new post and said, “Al-Sisi is not a national hero for Egypt, but for all Jews in Israel and around the globe.”

    Israel is looking forward to the launch of new relationships with Egypt, said Yaakov Amitai, as well as joint efforts in the war on terror. His mention of “terror” is understood to be an oblique reference to President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters protesting against the coup which removed him from office.

    ****http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/6617-israeli-ambassador-calls-al-sisi-a-qnational-hero-for-all-jewsq-

    • Israel is worried about the Sinai situation.

      Sinai filled up with Islamic Jihad and al-Qaida in the last two years.

      Israel had to give permission to the Egyptian army to send their troops into the Sinai,but it could create a double problem; jihadists and Army in Sinai,and this border is very difficult to defend.

      Don’t take hear say too serious right now,What an ambassador says to an Agriculture minister will not be broken on Israeli radio ,if true.

      Right now no Israeli official would dare to speak for “all Jews around the globe”.

      It will further distance distance Diaspora Jews from Israel.

  4. Israeli ambassador calls Al-Sisi a “national hero for all Jews”

    Excerpts from the article:

    The Israeli ambassador in Cairo has told a minister in the interim government that the people of Israel look upon General Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi as a “national hero”. According to Israel Radio, the ambassador rang Agriculture Minister Ayman Abu-Hadid to congratulate him on his new post and said, “Al-Sisi is not a national hero for Egypt, but for all Jews in Israel and around the globe.” – See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/6617-israeli-ambassador-calls-al-sisi-a-qnational-hero-for-all-jewsq-#sthash.x6wdFzyr.dpuf

    Israel is looking forward to the launch of new relationships with Egypt, said Yaakov Amitai, as well as joint efforts in the war on terror. His mention of “terror” is understood to be an oblique reference to President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters protesting against the coup which removed him from office.

  5. Update from Turkish human rights group Insani Yardim Vakfi:
    27 JULY 2013
    URGENT
    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE WORLD
    The Egyptian people who were peacefully protesting the Military Coup of 3 July 2013, have been attacked by the Egyptian army in the night of 27 July 2013 local time, which turned into a bloody massacre.
    Part of the millions of civilians gathered at the Rabia-Al Adawiyya square have been attacked at the entrance of the square by Egyptian security forces including the use of real ammunition. It has been established that during the attack also discriminate shootings with the intention of killing took place. From what is reflected in the news 200 people are massacred while over 4500 people are injured. There is insufficient medical care for the injured. The number of deaths keeps raising by the hour.
    On the other side it is reported that also in Alexandria at least 11 civilians have lost their lives. A group of civilians, including women and children who fled the attack took shelter in the Al Kaid Ebrahim Mosque. This mosque is surrounded by the “Baltage” and the civilians who’s lives are in danger are waiting for help.
    Besides, it is reported that there is fear of an operation and bigger massacre on the civilians with large numbers of civilians, children, elder and disabled people gathered at the squares in Egypt including the Rabia-Al Adawiyya square under the command of the military coup regime.
    The main international treaties being in the first place, all legal norms, human rights and freedoms have been violated in front of the entire World by General Sisi and the military regime officials and they are committing crimes against humanity.
    IHH is calling upon the World with a deep concern on the developments in which the free will, the culture of elections and human rights are carelessly violated.
    Our call to the International Authorities, Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, religious leaders, every conscience person as member of the family of humanity and the World public is:
    – urgent action has to be taken in order to stop the massacre in Egypt
    – a military operation on the squares, which is strongly presumed should be prevented

    F.Bülent Yıldırım
    President

    • The Egyptian Army has annouced a 48 hour offensive in the Sinai called “Desert Storm” ,starting as of now.

      This might turn very ugly.

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