Growing chaos: World powers condemn Egypt bloodshed, as death toll rises to 525

The Extinction Protocol

August 15, 2013CAIROEgypt’s military rulers on Thursday faced international condemnation over the bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters, with France warning of the threat of “civil war” and Turkey demanding UN action. At least 525 people were killed in Wednesday’s assaults on two Cairo protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in the worst violence the country has seen in decades. The United States led global condemnations overnight against the “deplorable” violence, while Paris, London and Berlin have summoned Egypt’s ambassadors to voice their strong concern. Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting over Egypt’s “massacre” of Morsi supporters. China was characteristically muted, calling for “maximum restraint” from all parties, while fellow security council permanent member Russia only urged tourists to avoid trips to Egypt.  Only two Gulf States that have cracked down on Islamist groups…

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