Egyptian military junta, step down

When emperor Wilhelm II fled Germany after World War I, it was said the problem was that “the emperor went away; his generals stayed”. Which contributed to helping Adolf Hitler seize power in 1933.

In Egypt, the pro-democracy mass movement of the people managed to drive away dictator Hosni Mubarak. Unfortunately, they have not managed yet to drive away Mubarak’s generals.

This video from Egypt says about itself:

How Kamal Ganzouri & The Egyptian Military (SCAF) Treat Egyptians

17 December 2011

Egyptians want basic human rights! SCAF needs to step down immediately. SCAF is an army that has tortured, intimidated and imprisoned civilians and has put 15000 people on military trial since Mubarak stepped down. The international governments that are complicit and who have replenished the stocks of tear gas and bullets that are being shot at people need to condemn the police and the army’s brutality.

From Aswat Masriya (Cairo, Egypt):

Egypt: Elbaradei Calls for Scaf and Govt to Step Down

2 May 2012

Former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, called upon the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Egyptian government to step down, citing their corrosion or failure to protect citizens.

This comes while the Abbasseya square near the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence was witnessing confrontations between protesters and thugs.

“SCAF & Government unable to protect civilians or in cahoots with thugs. Egypt going down the drain.” ElBaradei said.

From Sky News:

At least 11 people have been killed in Cairo and more than 100 wounded after being attacked by “armed thugs” during a demonstration outside the Egyptian defence ministry.

Hospital officials said nine of the 11 killed died of gunshot wounds to the head. The other two were stabbed to death.

At least 20 killed as attackers target Cairo protest: here.

Cairo on a knife-edge as 20 killed in election clashes. The Military Council is accused of orchestrating the violence in a bid to have the poll postponed: here.

Video of the Security Crackdown in Cairo: here.

9 thoughts on “Egyptian military junta, step down

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  2. Junta repeats promises after deaths

    Friday 04 May 2012

    Egypt’s junta said again on Thursday that it would hand power to civilians by July, a day after deadly clashes that it was accused of provoking.

    Major General Mohammed al-Assar said it would end its rule on June 30.

    “We don’t desire power. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is not a substitute for legitimacy in Egypt,” he claimed.

    But the generals also warned that they would kill protesters who approached the Defence Ministry.

    At least 11 people were killed in clashes on Wednesday when supporters of the military attacked a sit-down protest outside the ministry that called for an end to the junta’s rule.


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