Egypt: 5 dead, 600 injured in overnight clashes in Cairo

It seems like Egypt is once again descending into chaos with these violent clashes between Morsi’s supporters and his detractors. According to the report below, just last night’s clashes left 5 dead and 600 injured. The military has finally moved in and ordered people to leave the presidential palace area but they are supposed to return later.

YAHOO NEWS – The Egyptian army deployed tanks and gave both supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi a deadline to leave the area outside the presidential palace Thursday following fierce street battles that left five people dead and more than 600 injured in the worst outbreak of violence between the two sides since the Islamist leader’s election.

The intensity of the overnight violence, with Morsi’s Islamist backers and largely secular protesters lobbing firebombs and rocks at each other, signaled a possible turning point in the 2-week-old crisis over the president’s assumption of near-absolute powers and the hurried adoption of a draft constitution.

Opposition activists defiantly called for another protest outside the palace later Thursday, raising the specter of more bloodshed as neither side showed willingness to back down.

But the army’s Republican Guard, an elite unit assigned to protect the president and his palaces, gave protesters on both sides until 3 p.m. (1300 GMT, 8 a.m. EDT) to clear the vicinity, according to an official statement. The statement also announced a ban on protests outside any of the nation’s presidential palaces.


Here’s a video of some of the clashes. As the video opens you’ll see the Muslim Brotherhood offices in Cairo on fire as protesters are burning whatever they can of Morsi’s party:

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  • Sandra123456

    Ideal time for Israel to invade and take over.

    • James1754

      Why would they want to?

  • 911Infidel

    Nice. Another “peaceful” outcome in the so-called Arab Spring. Islam means what again? What’s that you say? Peace. ROFLMFAO.

    Seems like some Eqyptians aren’t going to go quietly into that good night. Whatdid they expect with Morsi? Democracy? If by that they mean mob rule…then they’ve achieved their objective.

  • detectivedick

    I am trying to write a list of Obama’s foreign policy successes.

    ZERO from the empty chair.

    • Sober_Thinking

      A very concise, insightful and complete list. Thank you for taking the time to research this! 😉

      Obama is a failure in every way… but especially foreign policy! He’ll probably be elected for a third term…

      • detectivedick

        He will appoint himself to the UN and sponsor FLOTUS along with Sharpton as the Progressive ticket for 2016

        • Sober_Thinking

          Wouldn’t be surprised.

    • James1754

      He has had one success, he has pissed off our allies.

      • detectivedick

        They just laugh

  • sjmom

    It seems Mahmoud is learning an important political lesson; dictating to others is not a good idea. Let’s hope Obama and Boehner learn before anyone here resorts to these tactics.

  • anneinarkansas

    Friend of Hilllary and Obama!

  • From Churchill (verboten in USA) speech:
    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

    A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
    Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
    No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
    Sir Winston Churchill;
    (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London )

    • aposematic

      Churchill had a great mastery over both language and thought.

      • Conniption Fitz

        Churchill had Moral Clarity and Boldness to Act.

    • reason1984

      One of my favorite qoutes:

      John Quincy Adams on Islam:

      “In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, […..] Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST.- TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE…. Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant … While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.” (Caps in the original)

  • Its a no win situation. The protesters if they get in will be no better than this Morsi mob. They are all fighting to have their own version of the caliphate installed. Either Saudi or Iranian.
    These people need a dictator to cool their angry arab genes.

    Democracy is a myth in these parts of the word.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Peaceful… everything the MB touches turns to ashes.

    I hope they do eject this crud from office but we’ll have to see. This is rapidly becoming Syria 2.0.

    See what you started Obama?

    • WordsFailMe

      I’d like to see Freedom Works use some of my donations for senate finance some guns for the anti-Morisi crowd.

      • Sober_Thinking


  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Sorry, but, as much as I want to feel sorry for these folks, I’m just having a hard time doing it today. They put this guy in power, and now they’re suffering the consequences of doing so. I also stand with democracy, but anyone with a brain could’ve seen Morsi wasn’t a step in the right direction.

    • sjmom

      Yes, but look at those who gave Obama a second term. Does that mean we should have to suffer??

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Such is the nature of democracy … or, in our case, dumbocracy.

      • Don

        There is not much difference in the fools that elected Morsi and the fools who elected Obama. Sad, but both countries will get what they deserve and it won’t be pretty.

      • mark1955

        Obama’s second term was due to massive voter Fraud.

    • WordsFailMe

      I think the anti-Morsi folks are feeling pretty good now that they’ve got the Sharia Dung Worshipers out in the streets where you can get at them and level the vote.

    • Don

      “anyone with a brain could’ve seen Morsi wasn’t a step in the right direction.” Are you suggesting that our leader, Obama, might not have a brain? Hundreds of millions of American taxpayer money put Morsi in office. Even Time magazine has a picture of Morsi on the cover calling him the most important man in the Middle East. I know Time is nothing but a piece of trash, but it is representive of a large percentage of the American new media. Time is selling out the victims in the Middle East just like they are selling out the Ameican people

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Yes. I am suggesting that Showbama doesn’t have a brain.

  • stage9

    You know what they say about paybacks…lol!

    In the words of William Wallace from Braveheart….

  • mikeinidaho

    Ahh, the smell of the “Arab Spring” is in the air! Oh wait, that’s the stench of dead bodies and burning buildings as Obama’s buddies, the muslim Brotherhood, lays waste to Egypt on their way to establishing the New Caliphate! Gee, where is Bill Kristol and the other loser pundits to tell us all how wonderful Arab democracy will be and how dumb Glenn Beck was for predicting this very scenario? Hmm, Where are ya’ Billy?

  • You mean to tell me the Egyptians are “shocked, shocked mind you,” that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to take over Egypt and install an illegal Sharia Law state and make Morsi a dictator? They should have thought about that BEFORE they put the Muslim Brotherhood in power. I hope they choke on the decision. The Egyptians basically had nothing good to say about the United States during the whole Mubarak fiasco, so now let them have fun with their choice of having the Muslim Brotherhood run the country. Hope the Egyptians who grew accustomed to Western attitudes and Western ideas have fun living under Sharia Law. If they want freedom, real freedom, the Egyptians, as well as the rest of the world, have to understand that you not only have to fight to get your freedom, but you also have to fight, and fight hard, to keep it. THAT is the lesson all these people never seem to understand. It’s about time they learned the hard way that if you elect a dictator to power, don’t be surprised when he decides to act like a dictator and take over.

  • James1754

    I can understand why the Egyptians wanted to get rid of Mubarak. What I do not understand is why, if they wanted a democratically elected government that would protect their rights they would vote in the Islamic Brotherhood. What they have done is give the camel access to the tent and now they are trying to keep camel from taking over.
    So, does Egypt end up with a democratically elected republic that will protect and honor everyone’s rights or do the get an Islamic Republic(which is where the Islamic Brotherhood wants to take them).

    • Egyptians were swindled into that caca by the “leader of the Free World”… 😉

      • James1754

        The Egyptians voted these fools in all by them selves. You cannot blame this one on Obama.

    • aposematic

      The MB enlisted Egyptians to help get rid of Mubarak so the MB could take power. Apparently, the Egyptian people are as dumb as the American people.

  • WordsFailMe

    I don’t know if these are patriots or not but burning Muslim Brotherhood property sound like a damned good start. They don’t seem to be afraid to mix it up, bash some heads and spill a little blood in the process–a very good sign, one you don’t see much among modern, fair weather pats.

    Wouldn’t be the first time brothers settled their differences with rocks, bottles and clubs. The Tree of Liberty can get mighty thirsty.

  • aposematic

    I guess Obuma thinks some Despots better than others; some Arab Springs better than others…

  • Conniption Fitz

    Obama plans the same fate for Syria. Replacing dictatorships and US-friendly governments with Islamic theocrazies (sic) is his and the MoBroHoodlum* ™ goal.

    Look out Jordan, you are next.

    *Muslim Brotherhood=Hamas=AlQueda=CAIR=every other terrorist group listed by the US State Department. Islamic groups comprise 95% of that list.

    • Gtrjag

      Except the regime in Syria is not friendly to the US. They are a sponsor of terrorism and an ally of Iran. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a good option in Syria.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Islamic governments, and those nations that have the misfortune of bordering Islamic countries, change more frequently by assassination, military coup and mob riots than by ballot box.

  • stage9
  • sDee

    Daniel Greenfield speculates on why the State Media is staring to talk about the fact that ……”Obama Administration Oversaw Arms Shipments to Al Qaeda in Libya”

  • reason1984

    The Middle East is imploding, and Hillary is attending a save the elephants conference…or something. I thought that was Susan Rice’s job?