WASHINGTON — The aftermath of the fall of former President Mohammed Morsi’s government continues to have far-reaching consequences. This time, pro-Morsi supporters are taking to the streets to prevent a police crackdown on their protest camps.
Reuters reports that the Egyptian police will go to two main Cairo protest camps, run by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, and force the campers to leave.
The unrest continues to grow as the Egyptian military had deposed Morsi and installed a new government for the next six months, when new elections will take place. The military and secular democrats were upset with the direction of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
The liberal mainstream media blames the military for the current developments in Egypt, but neglect to mention how the Muslim Brotherhood’s track record is far from stellar. They imprisoned bloggers, tried to push through an Islamist constitution and tried to circumvent the courts in decision-making.
U.S. President Barack Obama had waffled on how to designate the new government for weeks. The U.S. initially planned to send a couple U.S. jet fighters to the Egyptian government under the Muslim Brotherhood, but reneged on the agreement when the military deposed the Islamist government.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had to clarify remarks he made about the new interim Egyptian government, where he expressed support for the new government.