Amid fears of imminent civil war, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called Monday for an “uprising” against the military and urged international intervention in Egypt to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control.
The call to arms came hours after some 40 members of the Islamist group were killed in a clash with the Egyptian military, according to numbers released by the Egyptian Health Ministry. Hundreds more said to have been injured.
In the face of “those trying to steal their revolution with tanks,” the only option open to “the great people of Egypt” is insurrection, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm said in the statement, AFP reported.
The Brotherhood further called on ”the international community and international groups and all the free people of the world to intervene to stop further massacres… and prevent a new Syria in the Arab world.”
A separate statement posted on the party’s website Sunday decried the “full military coup d’état masterminded in the dark to crush democratic legitimacy,”
Earlier Monday, Muslim Brotherhood activists clashed with soldiers outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo, where they believed that ousted president Mohammed Morsi is being held under arrest. The army said they had killed an officer and critically injured several soldiers.
The bloodshed deepened Egypt's political crisis, escalating the struggle between the army, which overthrew Morsi last Wednesday after mass demonstrations demanding his resignation, and the Brotherhood, which has denounced what it called a coup.
A statement on the Brotherhood's Facebook page following the shooting said, "(The Freedom and Justice Party) calls on the great Egyptian people to rise up against those who want to steal their revolution with tanks and armored vehicles, even over the dead bodies of the people,"
At least 42 people were killed on Monday when Islamist demonstrators enraged by the military overthrow of Egypt's elected President Mohamed Mursi said the army opened fire during morning prayers at the Cairo barracks where he is being held.
But the military said "a terrorist group" tried to storm the Republican Guard compound and one army officer had been killed and 40 wounded. Soldiers returned fire when they were attacked by armed assailants, a military source said.
The emergency services said more than 320 were wounded in a sharp escalation of Egypt's political crisis, and Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood urged people to rise up against the army, which they accuse of a military coup to remove the elected leader.
At a hospital near the Rabaa Adawia mosque where Islamists have camped out since Mursi was toppled on Wednesday, rooms were crammed with people wounded in the violence, sheets were stained with blood and medics rushed to attend to the wounded.
Several powerful blasts were heard at a weapons depot belonging to the Syrian military late on Thursday night, according to reports gradually streaming in from Syria. BBC Arabic radio reported overnight Thursday that the explosions took place near the port of Latakia in Syria's north.
Subsequent reports offered few new details and drew limited attention. Among them was a statement by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that "huge explosions shook the area where a large Syrian army base and weapons depots are located."
According to the group, residents in the area where the blasts were heard say they were caused by missile fire of unknown origin. However, according to other reports that have reached the rights group, fighter jets were seen in the skies in the area of the city of Al-Haffah. It was further reported that several troops have been killed and wounded in the explosions. Fires broke out in the region.
A similar report carried by the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar said the blasts were caused by rocket or missile fire at a military base near a village some 20 kilometers from Latakia. Al-Manar cited a "military source" as saying that the fire came from the direction of a northern suburb of the city, where rebels and regime forces have been clashing for days.
In a war room of sorts in a neatly appointed government building, U.S. officers dressed in crisp uniforms arranged themselves around a U-shaped table and kept their eyes trained on a giant screen. PowerPoint slides ticked through the latest movements of an enemy that recently emerged in Saudi Arabia — a mysterious virus that has killed more than half of the people known to have been infected.
Here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, experts from the U.S. Public Health Service and their civilian counterparts have been meeting twice a week since the beginning of June to keep tabs on the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. MERS-CoV, as the pathogen is known, attacks the lungs and causes fevers, severe coughs and rapid renal failure.
Since it was first isolated in June 2012 in the city of Jeddah, MERS has infected at least 77 people and killed at least 40 of them. The number of confirmed cases has quadrupled since April, and people as far away as Tunisia and Britain have been sickened. Most troubling to health experts are reports of illnesses in patients who have not been to the Middle East.
Spying: The Big Picture
If you’ve been too busy to keep up with the spying scandal, here’s an overview:
- The government is spying on virtually everything we do
- There is no meaningful oversight of the spying programs by either Congress or the courts
- We can keep everyone safe without violating the Constitution … more cheaply and efficiently than the current system
- The top counter-terrorism Czar under Clinton and Bush says that revealing NSA spying programs does not harm national security
- Whistleblowers on illegal spying have no “legal” way to get the information out
- A high-level intelligence source says “we hack everyone everywhere”
- Some people make a lot of money off of mass spying
- Spying started before 9/11 … and may have stemmed from an emergency program only meant to be activated in the case of a nuclear war
- Governments and big corporations are doing everything they can to destroy anonymity
- Mass spying creates an easy mark for hackers
- Polls show that the public doesn’t believe the NSA
- Surveillance can be used to frame you if someone in government happens to take a dislike to you
- An NSA whistleblower says that the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers (and see this)
- High-level US government officials have warned for 40 years that mass surveillance would lead to tyranny in America
- Government spying has always focused on crushing dissent … not on keeping us safe
- While the Obama administration is spying on everyone in the country – it is at the same time themost secretive administration ever (background). That’s despite Obama saying he’s running the most transparent administration ever
- Top constitutional experts say that Obama is worse than Nixon … and the Stasi East Germans
Scott, please read my comments as I posted on the wrong date..I am so troubled that we need to pray.
STOCKS ARE UP AGAIN.......
possible records coming....
sad but true.
Sandra - I commented below - and I completely agree - but what is troubling you specifically?
DEAR SANDRA >>>>>>>
I hope you both read this soon. I
am wondering EXACTLY what is going
on here. Sandra, what KIND of
message are you getting and
SPECIFICALLY what is it about ??
I could be wrong, but I am getting
VERY VERY concerned about 7 13 13.
This weekend !!!
maybe NOTHING will happen, like
nothing happenned in JUNE BUT
I AM VERY concerned re your so
called premonition here. is this
re the revealing of AC ?? please
Please write soon
Sandra, is this what has been revealed to you from 2 THESS 2 ??
9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
please tell me
Hi Scott and Stephen.
When I was praying this evening, I got such a troubled spirit of urgency that something is about to happen. I heard very clearly...ask your brothers and sisters to start praying.
I wish I could be more specific.
Just for your interest, the 9th of Av is coming up on July 15=16, which is called Tisha B'Av on the Jewish calender, which is a considered a day of judgement and mourning. The second temple was destroyed on that date. There are three week of mourning which we are now in. Look it up. Today is the 2nd of Av.
ok, as confusing as all of this may be, I can only give insight
from what I DO know.....
(1) 7 13 13 dead ahead....
should be very interesting,
IF AC gets revealed then.
(2) EWI counts suggest RALLY TERMINATION for bulls in the NEAR future. with a CRASH to follow.
we are already above 15, 200 and
that ALONE is a big problem, people are getting really really
Something is going to happen.
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