‘US, EU accomplice in Egypt carnage’

Egyptian riot police point their guns towards pro-Morsi demonstrators in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo on August 14, 2013.

A political commentator says the United States and its European allies are accomplice in the Egyptian armyâ„¢s deadly crackdown on protesters demanding reinstatement of their ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

In an article published on Press TV website on Wednesday, Finian Cunningham accused Washington and the European Union of being Å“complicit in fostering a free hand for the Egyptian military to embark on mass murder” of the Egyptian people.

Å“The notion that democracy – even an incipient form of democracy – would be permitted by the US in Egypt is delusional, as is being proven by the Westâ„¢s complicity in that countryâ„¢s onslaught against civilians,” Cunningham said.

Egypt has plunged into a fresh wave of unrelenting violence since July 3 when the army unseated Morsi, the first democratically elected Egyptian head of state.

On August 14, the Egyptian army launched a bloody crackdown on two camps erected by pro-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo, killing nearly 600 people in a single day, the bloodiest in the North African countryâ„¢s recent history.

Cunningham noted that Washington and the EU verbally censured the August 14 massacre in Egypt; however they will Å“never” take any Å“meaningful” action to avoid such incidents and continue to support the Egyptian military.

Å“Words are cheap. Where is the more meaningful action from the US and EU in response to the carnage?” asked the analyst.

The analyst further pointed to recent reports about the possible release of former Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarak, describing the move as Å“a clear indicator of the Western-backed regression in Egypt.”

Earlier in the day, a court in Egypt ordered the release of Mubarak, amid simmering tensions in the country.

Mubarak is also facing a retrial for complicity in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 revolution that toppled him. The former longtime ruler was sentenced to life in prison in June 2012, but an appeals court later overturned the sentence and ordered a retrial.


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Republished from: Press TV