April 1, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – The
sentencing of over 500 Muslim Brotherhood members to death in Cairo –
many in absentia – for their role in the attack, torture, and murder of
an Egyptian policeman is the culmination of an all encompassing security
crackdown across Egypt. The move has created a chilling effect that
has left the otherwise violent mobs of the Muslim Brotherhood silent
and the streets they generally terrorize, peaceful and empty.
move by the Egyptian courts has attracted the predictable condemnation
of the US State Department. The Washington Post’s article, “Egyptian court sentences 529 people to death,”
quoted US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as claiming the US
was “deeply concerned,” and “shocked.” She also claimed that the move
The move was, however, exceptionally logical.
While the US continues to feign support for the government in Cairo, it was fully behind the so-called “Arab Spring,”
the Muslim Brotherhood-led regime of Mohamed Morsi that came to power
in its wake, its mobs in the streets, and the networks of NGOs inside
Egypt supporting and defending their activities.
How Egypt Got Here
Egypt’s current turmoil is a direct
result of the 2011 so-called “Arab Spring.” While nations like Libya lie
in ruins with the “revolution” a “success” and the Libyan people now
subjugated by pro-Western proxies, and Syria as it continues to fight on
in a costly 3 year conflict that has cost tens of thousands of lives,
Egypt has taken a different path.
When violent mobs began inching Egypt
toward violence of Libyan and Syrian proportions, the Egyptian military,
who has been the primary brokers of power in Egypt for decades, bent
with the winds of change. Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power and the
military tolerated the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood itself into power.
However, before they did so, they laid the groundwork for its eventual
The military leadership bid its time
patiently, waiting for the right moment to unseat the Brotherhood and
swiftly shatter its networks politically and militarily. It was a
masterstroke that has so far saved Egypt from the same fate suffered by
other nations still burning in the chaos unleashed by the “Arab Spring.”
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Resurrection