An Egyptian government expert advised in an interview this week that Americans should stay out of the Egyptian business as it is an internal matter, Muslims versus Muslims. It only takes small numbers of radicalized Muslims to create big problems for governments.
The Egyptian military believes that most Egyptians oppose the Muslim Brotherhood as being too radical and incompetent. Therefore, its stance is zero tolerance against their protests in having removed Morsi from office via a coup.
The military argues that the coup is in the best interest of Egyptian people in the long run and they promise to restore Democracy. But, they cannot do that with the Muslim Brotherhood standing in the way.
It is the Muslim Brotherhood that is protesting,and not all of Egypt is the argument. So, whose side is America on?
- America funds the Egyptian military and government with foreign aid.
- America did a little wrist slapping by cancelling joint war practice.
- The Muslim Brotherhood is no friend of America, and never will be.
However, US foreign policy was confusing at first when the Obama administration went all-in supporting the Morsi democratically elected presidency. It should have shown more restraint and reserve.
“Many Western allies have denounced the killings, including the United States, but Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind the army-backed government on Friday, accusing its old foe the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to destabilise Egypt.”
It appears that America is on the side of the Saudis in this situation. Just watch.
“Egypt arrests over 1,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters after day of carnage
Reuters | Aug 17, 2013, 02.28 PM IST
The interior ministry said that 1,004 Muslim Brotherhood "elements" had been arrested.
CAIRO: Egyptian authorities rounded up more than 1,000 Islamists as the Muslim Brotherhood leadership defiantly called a week of nationwide protests starting on Saturday after a day of carnage.
"Egypt fighting terrorism," said a new logo plastered on state television, reflecting tougher language in the local media that was once reserved for militant groups such as al-Qaida.”