Yawn. This convenient branding will be used to further degrade and destabilize Egypt.
But, Egypt is not going to be alone in this campaign of destruction. The labelling or branding/rebrand of Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terror' group bodes very ominously for Erdogan and the Turkish people.
As I had mentioned way, way back in this July post: Rebranding the Arab Spring to Reorder the Middle East/Africa
Brief digression for background-
Didn't the people of Egypt demand the military intervention? So we are told.Changing the mascot for the Arab Spring in Egypt was enough to do when one considers the real power in Egypt. The real power is the military. The Egyptian Army is the real power.
"What makes it simpler is that as long as the army has the dominant role in foreign and security policy, it doesn't matter so much who controls parliament or the president's office," Mark Heller, an Egypt expert at Tel Aviv's Institute for National Security Studies.
Morsi was figure head B. Mubarak figure head A. El Baradei figure head C. Interchangeable depending on the face needed for public presentation.
This act of rebranding, (the coup that wasn't) will guarantee the divide is widened amongst the people. Without it appearing to be tied to any western backed manipulations. On the surface. The discord will come straight from the people. Who because of the way they have been manipulated will very naturally feel cheated and resentful.
Therefore they were led to believe the had got the change they wanted.....
Discord straight from the people without it appearing to have had western encouragement?
And wasn't it clear enough that the narrative was changing from Arab spring to one of fighting terror?
I had mentioned the changing narrative on several previous occasions here at the blog.
And isn't it correct that when one makes laws labelling groups, individuals, substances as something that needs to be fought inevitably a war on something follows?
Terrorism is the same meme mind control as drugs, poverty... and all other things wars must be fought against. These are wars that are never won for the simple reason that is not the intention. It is the catchy/feel good/buzz phrase.
Therefore when the announcement was made out of Egypt, yesterday, that MB was now a terrorist group- the next war was announced to all of us with that new branding.
Analysts said the designation opened the door to the most severe crackdown on the movement in decades, requiring hundreds of thousands of Brotherhood members to abandon the group or face prison, and granting the military and the police new authority to suppress protests.Those new restriction will be expanded to every Egyptian. See how that works?
Khalil al-Anani, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington who studies the Brotherhood, called the designation “a turning point” and said it could lead Egypt to a civil conflict like the one in Algeria in the 1990s.
“This is a big miscalculation from the government,” he said. “It is a massive social movement, whose supporters might retaliate or fight back.”This ain't no miscalculation. This is calculated. Obvious. And not even that clever.
Suddenly, my 'Cue the civil war comment was not so 'out there' was it?
Promptly after we get the declaration of war of terror, ooops on terror....
A bus bomb explodes in Cairo.
|Riot police and investigators surround a damaged bus after a bomb blast near the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo's Nasr City district December 26, 2013.|
A bomb blast in a Cairo suburb wounded five people - the second attack this week after a suicide bomber killed 16 people north of the capital on Tuesday. Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi in July, said Egypt would be "steadfast" in the face of terrorism.
The Cairo blast, which blew windows out of a bus, appeared to be the first aimed at civilians in a recent wave of attacks. But there was no claim of responsibility to say what had been targeted.
What does this terror label mean for Erdogan and Turkey?
Erdogan being very heavily affiliated with/supportive of/supported by MB...
Let me put it this way? The terror branding should now be seen by Erdogan with a sense of foreboding. Unless Erdogan has a sudden 'change of heart' his days in office are numbered.
Then he, like Morsi, will end up imprisoned or meet some other fate.
EU socialist group head suggests that Turkey ‘needs new prime minister’
Turkey needs a new prime minister. And Fettulah Gulen is there to help
Flashback * Turkish PM Erdogan threatened/challenged by Fethullah Gulen?
The head of the European Parliament’s Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Hannes Swoboda suggested that Turkey needs a new prime minister
“Erdogan is in trouble after the resignations. Perhaps Turkey needs a new prime minister: less autocratic and more ready for dialogue
Dialogue? Dialogue, with who? This is not about dialogue with the Turkish people, of course.
Since it is a fascist EU mouthpiece talking, it only makes sense the dialogue needed is concerning the acquiescence to the EU.