There were some initial reports that said almost 5,000 were injured and hundreds dead. Those have been taken back and the latest reports say dozens killed and hundreds injured. At this point no one really knows. Morsi's supporters, the Muslim Brotherhood, give one report while the other side gives another. How many times have we seen the same headline coming out of Egypt, or most any other place in the Middle East? Blood Bath in _____.
Egyptian security forces shoot dead dozens of pro-Mursi supporters
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, witnesses said, days after the army chief called for a popular mandate to wipe out "violence and terrorism".
Men in helmets and black police fatigues fired on crowds gathered before dawn on the fringes of a round-the-clock sit-in near a mosque in northeast Cairo, Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood said.
"They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill," said Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad. "The bullet wounds are in the head and chest."
A Muslim Brotherhood website said 120 people had been killed and some 4,500 injured. A Reuters reporter counted 36 bodies at one morgue, while health officials said there were a further 21 corspes in two nearby hospitals.
Activists rushed blood-spattered casualties into a makeshift hospital, some were carried in on planks or blankets. One ashen teenager was laid out on the floor, a bullet hole in his head.
Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters only 21 had
died and denied police had opened fire, accusing the Brotherhood of
exaggerating for political ends. (read more of the he-said, he-said at Yahoo News)
Egyptians frustrated with United States:
Egyptians have long been frustrated with President Obama and his administration for backing Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood as they’ve protested the once-banned group’s abuses and negative impact on their country.
Now Egyptians are employing the petition system that the White House set up to air grievances and request policy changes.
A petition to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization needs many more signatures to hit the 100,000 threshold to require an automatic response from the administration: (continue at P.J. Tatler)
Charles Payne: "President Obama would love to see civil unrest in this country very much like the Arab Spring"