Egyptians Rioting in Alexandria – Another Tahir Square Protest 6/30/13: Morsi Official Families, Arab League Diplomats Fleeing Egypt

The one-year anniversary of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi will be acknowledged with large protests this Sunday, June 30th in Cairo bearing the message to Morsi – “Leave.”  In Alexandria today, “thousands” of protesters marched on the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters. Reports are that Morsi had about one-thousand police to protect the location. They lost the battle as Morsi opponents eventually broke into the building and threw furniture and papers into the streets. Seventy persons are reported injured by birdshot fired by “Islamists” and other means. Egyptians are flowing out of the country – said to be mostly the families of  Morsi government officials, the Arab League and some Christians. Note the photo below. Obama hasn’t missed the scrutiny of freedom-lovers in Egypt.

Photo by Betsy Hiel on Twitter

Photo by Betsy Hiel on Twitter

Many of those leaving were families of Egyptian officials and businessmen and those of foreign and Arab League diplomats – as well as many Egyptian Christians, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the press. Source

In the city of Aga, protesters set fire to the Brotherhood ‘s Freedom and Justice offices.

One year ago there were celebrations in Tahir Square where many young democracy-seekers died for the cause of liberty that they surely knew would not emanate from the Muslim Brotherhood. Today, Morsi is seen as heavily leaning toward hard-line, ultraconservative advisers with not much “democracy” in his agenda. The country’s constitution was approved (shocking) in December 2012 by a narrow margin of voters, after being drafted by Islamists.

Remember the three (or maybe it was four) young Egyptians interviewed on Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record during the “Arab Spring?” We referred to them as the Egyptian Young Guns. They lost their fight, many of their friends lost their lives. They have been armed with petitions throughout Egypt, asking for signatures for the “Rebel Campaign: To Withdraw Trust from the Brotherhood’s Regime.” About two months ago, they claim to have gathered three million signatures. How much courage does it take put your name on a piece of paper asking to throw out your resident Dictator, and how much courage does it take to be the one so publicly gathering the signatures.

The document addresses President Mohamed Morsi directly. “Because security still isn’t back,” it says, “we don’t want you.” “Because the poor still have no place, we don’t want you. Because we’re still begging the outside, we don’t want you.” Source

The new rebellion, or one faction of a rebellion, is led by Mohammed El-Baradei who has called for Morsi to step-down and hand over power to the ‘Supreme Constitutional Court. El-Baradei who has lived mostly outside Egypt over the years, returned to his home country when the ousting of Hosni Mubarak was underway. El-Baradei smelled power. As head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he single-handedly allowed Iran to fast track their nuclear program – it was lies, damned lies and statistics from El-Baradei. The U.N. and the U.S. gave him a wide berth to hide Iran’s ambitions. He is a Muslim. Iran is a Muslim country and that’s the El-Baradei legacy.

Like Obama, ElBaradei received a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing helpful or peaceful for the world.

He had a 12-year run, ending in 2009, as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where his primary legacy was to bring Iran to the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons.

He ran defense for Iran all those years, doing everything in his power to delay and delay and divert attention from the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Here is an example of El Baradei’s UN handiwork, after one more occasion when he helped push the issue off the Security Council table:  “I am encouraged that the issue has not been referred to the Security Council, precisely to give time for diplomacy and negotiation.”… “…time is still available for diplomacy to resolve outstanding issues, for Iran to build confidence, and that the question of reporting to the Security Council could only be discussed at a later date.” (Sept. 24, 2005)

September 6, 2010 – The Egyptian Newspaper Al Youm Al Sabeh reports: In a communication to the Attorney General of Egypt, Dr. Yasser Najib Abdel Mabboud, has accused Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency and a candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections, of receiving funds exceeding $7 million (US) from Iran’s leadership as support for ‘political reform in Egypt’. Source: PJ Tatler

Morsi supporters are already gathering in Tahir Square and other locations ahead of Sunday’s protest. Five, at least, are dead in the Alexandria and Aga. Millions are expected to march, protest, support and there will be more injuries and deaths. The Muslim Brotherhood is warning of a possible Civil War. What have the Young Guns learned in the last couple of years? What can they learn that will help their cause other than to leave Islam and get out of the country if they want to live freely? See a video here that gives a good feel what the people want and need. Read more from Betsy Hiel, Middle East Correspondent, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, here.

 

Related and Background:

Adel al-Hassan, Leading Anti-Morsi Protester, Shot, Paralyzed: Twitter Alive #Tamarrod

Egyptian Riots – Who Will the Egyptian Military Support – Rebels or Morsi?

American Andrew Pochter Stabbed in Chest in Streets of Alexandria. Died in Military Hospital

Egyptians Rioting in Alexandria – Back to Tahir Square on Sunday, June 30th – Millions on Both Sides Expected

 

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