Hundreds of people died and thousands were wounded on Wednesday when police cleared out two protest camps in Cairo set up to denounce the military's overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president on July 3 and to demand his reinstatement.
Deeply polarized Egypt has been bracing for further confrontation expected after Friday prayers between members of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed government.
The Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at the ferocious security crackdown on Islamists.
After protesters torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday, the authorities said security forces would turn their guns on anyone who attacked the police or public institutions.
Wednesday's bloodshed was the third mass killing of Mursi's supporters since his ouster. The assault left his Muslim Brotherhood in disarray, but it said it would not retreat in its showdown with army commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
"After the blows and arrests and killings that we are facing, emotions are too high to be guided by anyone," said Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad.
The new Russia under President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish its global presence, and sees the well touted Arab Spring as the perfect chance to do it. U.S. military bases are spread across the Arabian and Persian Gulfs, Mediterranean, Red Sea and the Pacific, while Russia, has only one orphan base in Syria on the Mediterranean. The ‘Syrian Free Army’, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, collaborates with the MI6 and CIA, and takes their , weapons and from NATO the U.S. At the same time, Russia and China are trying not to lose the only Russian military base in the region, or lose influence to maintain even a minimum of its interests.
It is generally known here that the Obama administration is filled with a large number of Muslim Brotherhood activists who are not too happy with the overthrow of the Brotherhood in Egypt. This is the same brotherhood that was CIA funded and trained for years in order to implement US policies and agendas in the region—a reward for helping them take power in Egypt after many years of living in the dark, being stalked, imprisoned and banned.
Obama and his administration may have bet on the wrong , which is exposing them to severe criticism both at and abroad.
Meanwhile, the ravening Russian Bear is hungry and thus highly motivated. With the fall of the Brotherhood government, Russian hurriedly extended a helping hand to the new el Sisi-led Egyptian government. Putin professed readiness to provide the same amount of aid to Egypt as compensation. The Russian President even showed a strong desire to visit Egypt and the new government to bless the revolution and to provide assistance to the Egyptians in their crisis. This was Putin’s way to trump the blundering of Obama and his administration. Obama Thursday that he would cancel military already planned with the Egyptian army, leaving open on a new opportunity for the hungry Russian bear military exerciseswith Egypt.
An official spokesman for the Egyptian presidency announced that the presidency is considering the possibility of freezing diplomatic relations with the United States and closing their embassy in Cairo, as a punishment for its blatant interference in the inner affairs of Egypt, and its open support for terrorist groups that threaten the Egyptian national security.