Brotherhood head, 682 others tried in Egypt after mass death sentence

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The Egyptian military receives a billion and a half from the US Treasury every year, as a result of Camp David.

This aid is enabling this massive miscarriage of justice in Egypt; America is financing, arming and defending the murderous junta that seized power from the democratically elected government.

The US is a big fan of self-determination and democracy, so long as the results benefit our national interests. When election results produce an unfavorable outcome, we back the military juntas that annul the election results.

We are world-class hypocrites, still, some Americans wonder why so many people, especially Muslims, seem to hate our guts.

Mar 25, 2014 6:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nodeficit wrote:

Mursi was right to distrust the military.
Finally a fairly elected president.
Only lasted one year.

Mar 25, 2014 7:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chuck890 wrote:

This is genocide. All aid should be cut immediately.

Mar 25, 2014 7:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
be0rn55 wrote:

As is usual these days, America will continue to back this sick anti-democratic government with financial aid and military assistance until out of outrage and frustration another Muslim theocracy is created just like we did in Iran. Its sad to say that I am ashamed of my countries actions around the world. Rather then a peace keeper and sponsor of individual rights we are a country that sees the interests of its elite ahead of the interest of its people and the people of the world.

Mar 25, 2014 8:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
digressor wrote:

BUsiness as usual in Egypt. Trains anti-American terrorists on the one side, then kills of the Brotherhood on the other. Takes our money for their oil and then takes our money for aid. Whata racket. Can’t wait for electric and solar cars. Let the Middle East turn back into a dust bowl with wandering nomads.

Mar 25, 2014 9:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SR37212 wrote:

One wishes there was as much concern when the Brotherhood was busy killing Coptic’s.

Mar 25, 2014 9:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

“This is genocide. All aid should be cut immediately.” – Chuck890

Do you even know what that word means? We water down the meaning of words like that when we use them so inappropriately.

Mar 25, 2014 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nikos_Retsos wrote:

I can’t really believe that hundreds of people are sentenced to death in skimpy trials under martial law, as I cannot believe that the U.S. that engineered the ouster of Mohammed Morsi looks the other way. Obviously, the U.S. would pretend to let this wholesale slaughter go on as a legal matter, but this is unprecedented in history -as the New York Times reports today. Even during the age of human cannibalism, cannibals didn’t consume hundreds of other humans in one day. Shame on the U.S, and Saudi Arabia that prop-up General Sissi that has turn out to be worse than Ivan The Terrible and Pol Pot. Ivan The Terrible and Pol Pot didn’t try to masquerade the mass slaughter of their opponents as a legal court proceeding.
Nikos Retsos, retired professor, USA

Mar 25, 2014 11:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dahodi wrote:

General Sisi, who has toppled the elected Egypt President and the Government and imposing his own uncivilized and barbaric will on millions of Egyptians taking help of the autocratic Saudi and U A E goons, and blind and deaf approach of the Obama administration is the worst than Saddam and Gadhafi combined. He is committing genocide, massacres and inhumane killings day and nights using his dictatorial powers. It is time for the West including Obama to stand up to this blood thirsty dictator and his supporters to keep civility, democracy, freedom and HUMANITY alive.

Mar 25, 2014 12:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Actually, I thought that the U.S. supported the ouster of Morsi’s predecessor, Hosni Mubarak., not Morsi.

Mar 25, 2014 12:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
searider wrote:

Seems to me that the extremist portion of Islam is beginning to get its just rewards. Muslim extremism has tarnished the reputation of Muslims all over the world and, while this “solution” may be extreme, it is somehow …..poetic.

Mar 25, 2014 12:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Makwa wrote:

Wether procedures were followed or not, it is only fare that terrorists get served with the death sentence and swiftly. After all, when the brotherhood was in power what procedures or human rights did they deliver or even think of?-NONE. They wanted to kill everyone around them and sell off the country. This sentence does the same as what the drones, rightfull and justifiable, do to terrorists.
The US or the West do not really know how to deal with terrorists-You can not read terrorists their rights because once you do that, you have already lost the battlebecause they will immediately get it in their heads that they are the strong and you are weak. They interviewd once this commoner in Egypt, and the man said it right: You either get them to follow the laws and respect others’ freedoms or you finish them off. I hope nobody feels any sorry for them, for they have tentacles and connections abroad. Al-Qaieda, Hamas, Chechnyan rebels, the Syrian rebels: ALL these are really members of the same group-just like a ganag with different clicks.
Egypt has proven to have a very sophisticated and strong political system, because in no where nor any time in history has the will of the people to change governments been carried out so swiftly. Thanks ofcourse to a very brilliant and dedicated military-well, it was only the big guns of the military that would have been to get the brotherhood terrorist ideology out of the Egyptian government.
GOD Bless Egypt.

Mar 25, 2014 12:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
h_b wrote:

Wow, how can people even be tried as a group? Looks more like summary executions. I don’t doubt The Brotherhood needs to be dealt with but this destroys the government’s credibility and makes them look no better if not worse.

Mar 25, 2014 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zymbat wrote:

To be honest, as bad as it is, what do you do with these 500 men? Let them back out?? They are nutcases, they’ve gone crazy, they are brainwashed thinking that they are carrying out ‘God’s plan’, and they wouldn’t hesitate to kill other people who they deem as infidels (or Muslims they consider not-so-Muslim). Mass executions, not good, but in this case… errrmmmmm, put it this way, let’s just look the other way, the planet is better off without such ignorant men.

Mar 25, 2014 12:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Alaskan1 wrote:

This was bound to happen when a US President financially supports and arms known terrorist organizations, like the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, al Qaeda, etc.

I am glad to see Egypt is defying the US. Had it been anything other President, this would never have happen. I suppose that is what you get when one “fundamentally transforms America” from an anti-terrorist nation to a pro-terrorist nation.

Mar 25, 2014 12:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IslamBlows wrote:

This is good to see.
A government that kills Christians would never survive, and a people that elect such a government don’t deserve the right to vote.

Muslims need to decide whether they are willing to accept the world in which they live, or be eliminated from it.

Mar 25, 2014 12:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Syria. With the possible exception of Tunisia where it all began (time will tell) the “Arab Spring” which brought so much hope for freedom, democracy and a humane Middle-East, has not worked out well for the people of that region.

Hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children dead. Mass murders committed at the direction of the powerful. Chemical weapons used against women and children.

And now a military dictatorship, while creating a cult of personality around its leader using the hollow pretense of “an independent judiciary” to not only jail the opposition, but hand down summary mass death sentences without even allowing the defense attorneys to present their case on behalf of the accused.

When all is said and done the Middle-East seems destined to be a much more authoritarian and dangerous place for all but the powerful, than before the dawn of the Arab Spring.

What a sad chapter in human history.

Mar 25, 2014 1:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
heidicakess11 wrote:

I can’t believe there are only 13 comments so far…. Maybe this article needs to talk about kanye and kim to get the attention this subject deserves….as for the Brotherhood…don’t do the crime unless prepared to do the time.

Mar 25, 2014 1:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RonRaygun wrote:

They were elected weren’t they? This is a coup d’├ętat. Say it and close all relations with Egypt’s military. Oh wait, backed by Israel! Big surprise there.

Mar 25, 2014 1:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Beyond ridiculous. This is military coup and killing of political prisoners. One can not criminalize someone for political beliefs – that goes against basic human rights. When 500 of them are being sentenced to death, that’s a grave mistake and a very good reason for the rest of the world to interfere.

There should be immediate sanctions on Gen Sisi and other powergrabbers.

West might not agree with Mursi’s government or ideology. But it was a democratically elected government. Process was followed, people spoke. Military and west should not step of fledgling democratic movement in the country.

Muslim brotherhood had the courage to stand in the elections unlike its radical counterparts in other parts of the world – killing them should not be how the world rewards them.

Mar 25, 2014 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Wow. Swift mass execution trials. Is this to squash any crazy nuts from joining the brotherhood are the Egyptians in power now as crazy as the brothers?

Either way – it appears democracy is a long long way from coming into play in Egypt.

Mar 25, 2014 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

As in Iraq, Libya, extra judicially execute and hang the former government, intellectuals, everybody who opposes the new puppet government, ban opposition. Then the IMF moves in, gold reserves stolen, Monsanto moves in, Corporations move in, NGOs move in, US crowd control and US military equipment sent to them (back door military aid designed to make huge profits for the Military Industrial Complex), austerity, social programs cut, poverty, brought to you by Israel and USA.

Next country…

Mar 25, 2014 2:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jossmithson wrote:

people should look at those 500 people are our very brothers

Mar 25, 2014 2:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

Please remember, that the Egyptian military is filled with tyrants and dictators. But they are our dictators and tyrants. That’s the difference between Egypt and Russia. The former are bought and paid for by our military, the latter are not. Such is global politics for the last century with regard to the United States.

Mar 25, 2014 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

In the world of today, there is little choice for the Egyptian Army AND our security, such as it is in that part of the world. The extremist wing of Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood is a front for the Jihadists. That’s why Assad butchered over 25,000 in the 1980s. For those who weep at this trial, please remember that this same MB is responsible for the deaths of Christians in Egypt and Syria. Do not look at Egyptian or any mid-Eastern “democracy” with western eyes. They give a false image of reality. Totally different meaning in that part of the world. Total difference meaning in India. Totally different meaning in Russia. Only understandable meaning is in NorthWest Europe.

Mar 25, 2014 2:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Judicial terrorism.

Mar 25, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

No sign of an Obama or Nato or Gulf oil monarchies protest to this pending mass murder of people who dared to protest against in a military coup that overthrew a government the West didn’t like.
The obvious question: Does Obama and Nato support this mass murder and military coup? The answer, so far, is an obvious “yes”.

Mar 25, 2014 3:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

No sign of an Obama or Nato or Gulf oil monarchies protest to this pending mass murder of people who dared to protest against in a military coup that overthrew a government the West didn’t like.
The obvious question: Does Obama and Nato support this mass murder and military coup? The answer, so far, is an obvious “yes”.

Mar 25, 2014 3:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mickymanatiso wrote:

these people aren’t just Muslin they are radical and should be dealt with in every country. They just kill, far from being democracy

Mar 25, 2014 3:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
saharadweller wrote:

Its quite amazing how many posters here support the execution for those 500+ men whose only guilt is protesting against the current Egyptian government that deposed a democratically elected figure.

Are Muslim Brotherhood members, which is purely a political movement in Egypt that advocates peaceful change, criminals worthy of capital punishment ?

Blind hatred of Islam and Muslims has reached new levels.

Mar 25, 2014 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
westernshame wrote:

if the election doesn’t go our way, overthrow the government and kill the opposition. this is the de”mock”racy our western governments support….

Mar 25, 2014 4:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DavidPun wrote:

Its only a matter of time before Egypt dissolves into outright civil war and this General will be seen swinging from a rope round his neck.However, I’m not sure any of this is particularly unusual for Egypt. I’m not sure that country has ever had a stable Govt….perhaps under the Pharaohs or something.

Mar 25, 2014 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ayman_ib wrote:

For all the comments that seem to think the 529 were protesters or something like that. The 529 were on trial in a civilian court for attacking a police station, attempting to kill all officers inside, they succeeded in killing a police officer and mutilating his corpse, burnt the police station, cars and attacked civilians that were trying to help the police officers. Before blindly singing in the chorus of human rights know what the case is and look closely who are you standing in line with! The brotherhood has always been and still is a terrorist organization. Most of them are on the run so they had no defense and the ones that were present, their lawyers walked out on them. I believe there was no defense as 17 eyewitnesses who were injured in the event testified against them. Basically, in my opinion given the evidence this was the sensible and expected sentence for these criminals. However, the Brotherhood keeps trying to play the role of the victim in this ignorant and biased media circus depending on Qatar and the west’s support which they know would love to see these countries, especially Egypt, fail.

Mar 26, 2014 4:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
alibaba7 wrote:

Muslim brotherhood had committed many serious crimes. they are behind of killing protesters, attacked jail and released serious offenders. they burnt churches, kidnapping Christian girl. sentencing member of Muslim brotherhood to death is justified for the serious crimes they committed

Mar 26, 2014 9:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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