John Kerry gives bucks to Egypt amidst violent protests

Last week I did a post regarding the growing unrest in Egypt, and the destabilization of the Morsi Government. The U.S. is committed to a Muslim regime. Now we hear that he is handing out $250 million as a down payment. I am waiting for the MSM to pick up the story.Add this storyline:

Now a plague of locusts literally swarm Egypt.

 Egypt has festively gotten in the Passover spirit by enduring a swarm of millions upon millions of locusts. The locust plague struck in the Giza region, devastating agricultural areas 15 miles outside of Cairo. Here at MSN

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt, as major protests take place in several cities. Police used tear gas against protesters in the city of Mansoura. At least one person was killed and dozens injured in the violence.

Via Egypt Independent:

“There is US pressure on the opposition to support the Muslim Brotherhood, Washington’s allies in Egypt,” Yassin said. “The boycott puts Morsy in a predicament that the United States is trying to avoid.” –

Hamdeen Sabbahi and Mohamed ElBaradei of the National Salvation Front (NSF) will not meet US Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to Egypt, said Heba Yassin of the Popular Current Party.

The United States insists on painting a positive image of President Mohamed Morsy, despite the criticisms and demands of the opposition, the political figures claim.

“I received an invitation and turned it down, and Dr. ElBaradei received an invitation and he turned it down,” Sabahi said in an interview with a local television channel. “We want to send a message that we reject American pressure,” he added.

 Members of the opposition have accused America of siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, which they say is no different from the government of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. The opposition says Washington is not critical enough of the Brotherhood’s methods of imposing power, including introducing an Islamist-backed constitution despite and opposition boycott, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. Keep reading…

A conflicting report from the Egyptian Popular Current said that four people were killed in the Mansoura clashes. That report was not confirmed.

 Dozens of people were injured during the violence, which began when police fired tear gas at protesters, Ahram Online reported. Video footage from ONTV showed officers dragging and beating up a man captured during the demonstrations.

 The situation in the city remains tense, and police units have been deployed to the area.

Kerry’s visit has been rejected by Egyptian opposition leader Hamdeen Sabahi and his colleague, Mohamed El-Baradei. The two men turned down invitations to meet with Kerry in Cairo. H/T: RT

Obama is opposed to Water Boarding, but apparently not so much the torture of children.

 

Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi has called parliamentary elections for April, struggling to calm the ongoing protests and street violence engulfing the country. The opposition’s accusing Morsi of backtracking on reform promises and hijacking the revolution. Rights groups are reporting widespread police abuse and torture, resulting in the death and detention of minors. Bel Trew has been investigating for RT.

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