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Region descends into violence as White House sits on hands

Violence in the Middle East reached new heights in recent days as both Syria and Egypt descended into greater unrest, sparking fears that political dynamics in the region are spiraling out of control.

Protesters in Egypt angrily marched towards the president’s palace early Friday afternoon to express dissatisfaction with Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohammed Morsi’s increasingly authoritarian rule.

Morsi issued a decree last month that granted him broad governing powers and placed him above legal reproach.

Thousands poured into the streets and marched towards the presidential compound in Cairo in a scene closely resembling the mass protests that brought down former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Secular demonstrators also took to Tahrir Square, the now famous epicenter of the opposition, to protest what they say is Morsi’s unjustified power grab.

Events escalated Thursday and Friday when Muslim Brotherhood backed forces launched several counter-protests that ended in violence.

Quarrels between secular and Islamist factions continued into Friday as Muslim Brotherhood supporters fought with protestors outside of a Brotherhood compound in Damietta, according to reports.

At least six have died so far.

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  1. RightWinger

    December 8th, 2012

    Obummer has to sit on his hands for 2 reasons.

    First, its because he likes to squeeze himself because it gives him a warm squishy feeling all over when Brother Love is not around to do it.

    Second, its his way of voting “Present”, since he doesn’t want to take sides less he support the losing side and then gets taken to task for it.

    Though it is mostly the first reason.

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  2. Lowell

    December 8th, 2012

    ” political dynamics in the region are spiraling out of control.”

    Just one more example of how useful and beneficial politics can be. They just need more western democracy. Yeah, that’ll fit right in with the ‘dynamics’ of what are actually religious and tribal affiliations been in place since before they had written language. You betcha!

    You can take Hadji out of the mud hut, but you’ll sorely piss him off doing it.

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  3. srdem65

    December 8th, 2012

    As long as they’re fighting each other, who cares.

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 8th, 2012

    The truth is that the White House has no power anyway. If Israel were attacked on all sides tomorrow and were asking for aid, the prezzy would vote present.

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  5. Billy Fuster

    December 8th, 2012

    YES!

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  6. Carlos The Jackal

    December 8th, 2012

    These people can’t even get along with each other, let alone with infidels.
    And we’re supposed to welcome them with open arms?

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  7. jus sayin yo

    December 8th, 2012

    slightly o/t

    American “civil rights” activists are an odd bunch. When a Klan member is arrested for plotting to bomb a black church, it’s a civil rights victory. But when a Muslim is arrested for plotting to bomb a Synagogue, then it’s an attack on Muslim civil rights

    Ahmed Ferhani, who plotted to attack a synagogue, became the latest victim of “police entrapment”, in the sense that he was caught trying to kill lots of Jews by a police informant.

    In his plea statement, the man who would otherwise never have harmed a hair on a single head, boasted, “I intended to create chaos and send a message of intimidation and coercion to the Jewish population of New York City.”

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-afternoon-roundup-war-in-cairo.html

    if you ain’t reading the Sultan, you ain’t doing

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