July 08, 2013

51 (Maybe More) Killed in Egyptian Clashes

My gut tells me this gets much worse before it gets better:

At least 51 people were killed on Monday when the Egyptian army opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi, in the deadliest incident since the elected Islamist leader was toppled by the military five days ago.

Protesters said shooting started as they performed morning prayers outside the Cairo barracks where Mursi is believed to be held.

But military spokesman Ahmed Ali said that at 4 a.m. (0200 GMT) armed men attacked troops in the area around the Republican Guard compound in the northeast of the city.

Let me also reiterate that my pointing out a problem in another country should not be read to mean that I believe that it's our problem.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:51 PM | Comments |