August 14th, 2013
03:04 AM ET

Egypt forces clear camps

Egyptian security forces moved in on two massive makeshift camps that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy had set up, bulldozing tents, lobbing tear gas, and escorting away protesters Wednesday morning.

The Muslim Brotherhood said 120 Morsy supporters were killed in the first 40 minutes of the operation, and that police were throwing Molotov cocktails at the clinics inside the camps.

The government claimed casualties on its side as well. State-run Nile TV said two security officials were killed and six injured. In the chaos of the raid, it was impossible to verify either sides' claims.

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  1. chrissy

    Kill first, ask questions later?? ? And we, the American people are financing this? Absolutely unacceptable! I want my tax dollars spent in the US and ONLY in the US! We have no business f unding this beiaviour, nor were we asked if we objected! All foreign financial aid must stop unless it is voted on by the American people!

    August 14, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • what?

      Trolls who post their anti-American messages ALL DAY do not have a steady job.
      People who do not have a job are on welfare.
      People on welfare do not pay taxes.
      So, find some other argument or some other alias (since you are good at using so many alias and talking to yourself).

      August 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Projecting your behavior on others again? What... ... one of those who gunners who brush their teeth with gunpowder – so they can shoot off their mouths.

      August 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good morning @chrissy
    according to intl media 93 protesters were killed in this brutal crack down by the military Junta. They have also finally removed all civilians from key posts and appointed military governors.

    August 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    being on the wrong side of history has become the American hall mark during the past decade. Where this nation once stood for Truth, Liberty and justice for all, the best among the nations, we have been sliding down in credibility, prestige, moral convictions and courage to stand above bigotry and hypocricy.

    August 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mars

      That is because America had to deal with a country like Pakistan over the past decade. Moral decline in America has been completely because of association with and resultant osmosis from a morally bankrupt country like the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This was expected - what else could possibly have come out of it?

      August 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. reader

    These efforts by secular Egyptians to uproot this right wing theocracy are commendable. This is a good step toward democracy.

    August 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    befuddled policy makers with dual loyalties have no clue to the dynamics in regions vital to our national interests.
    Oppressive regimes in bahrain,S.arabia. Jordan,Egypt and Israel continue to have our unconditional support. Our drones are spawning more terrorism and violence mostly against innocent local population.
    Our leverage is diminishing.
    A total mess.

    August 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    As an American i feel deeply saddened.

    August 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • what?

      I'm deeply saddened that anti-American trolls like you even call themselves Americans.

      August 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And you fancy yourself a "real American"? I'm saddened that your education is so lacking you haven't a clue as to what that means.

      August 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    see you folks perhaps later in the day.

    August 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    my response was blocked.

    August 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    If these folks are unfortunately Americans, then this is the mind set or rather the mindless set that has contributed largely to the problems this country is facing today both geopolitically and socially.

    August 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    to respond to @Mars one would have to wait for the time that the blogger reads up on the history of our relationship with Pakistan. Particularly the periods when we renegaded on our defense pact with them during the 1971 India-pakistan war, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, leaving them in the lurch to face the onsluaght of millions of refugees and our revered 'freedom fighters( when they fought the soviets) who turned 'terrorists', invasion by us of Afghanistan & the consequences Pakistan is facing and so on.

    August 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    my response to@Mars was blocked.

    August 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    I did not post at all yesterday.

    August 16, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |