ITEL Radio 8-17-2012 – Egypt Takes on the Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian carries a poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi among debris from a protest camp in Nahda Square, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

An Egyptian carries a poster of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi among debris from a protest camp in Nahda Square, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Inside the Eye – Live! for Saturday, August 17, 2013 was somewhat of a flawed production riddled show with a shaky audio quality at the start due to a faulty codec setting and a later loss of some 35-40 minutes of the show due to a drop from the network server.

What remains, however, was a pretty good show with many insights regarding events in Egypt and the nature of how the “elite” are using particular organized political elements within a democratic framework with the express (as postured) purpose of destroying the quality of life for the educated and relatively more affluent middle classes.

A Fisherman’s Tale

German angler Marco Liebenow with a 513-pound Atlantic halibut caught off Norway. source - unknown

German angler Marco Liebenow with a 513-pound Atlantic halibut caught off Norway. source – unknown

As is typical of Inside the Eye – Live!, the first hour spent some time with some global stories of interest within the sport and recreation realm, and this weeks show did not disappoint. Fishing was in the spotlight with two stories of interest,

The first story was about Steve Wozniak, an avid fisherman who has traveled the world in search of hooking 1000 species, a feat he finalized in 2010. His has since taken time away from fishing to pen his exploits. You can read of his experiences directly from Steve at 1000fishes Blog.

This was all brought about by the hooking of a 519 Atlantic halibut by German angler Marco Liebenow. All in all, a good story followed by a news round-up that included insights on Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon, among others.

Egyptians Under Siege from Muslim Brotherhood

Police vehicle pushed off Oct 6 Bridge, Cairo, Wed., Aug 14.  Photo: Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk Newspaper

Police vehicle pushed off Oct 6 Bridge, Cairo, Wed., Aug 14. Photo: Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk Newspaper

The main storyline for Inside the Eye – Live! for Saturday, August 17, 2013, revolved around the civil crisis in Egypt. Many insights regarding the crisis in Egypt was raised, including the use of crisis actors by the Muslim Brotherhood at the initial onset of the confrontation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian government.

Strategies as the use of crisis actors is straight out of American government strategies for the use of social media as a “force multiplier” in the initial framing of public opinion. “Shaping” events rather than “reacting” to events is a primary American strategy.

Additional insights including voter intimidation, the deaths of 43 police and security personnel at the outset of the confrontation, the low level and subsequent open air assault on Egypt’s Christian community by the Muslim brotherhood were all brought into the discussion.

Unidentified Coptic church burns in Egypt

Unidentified Coptic church burns in Egypt

The prevailing opinion is that what the Muslim Brotherhood was trying to do by stealth while in power has now been fully brought out into the open with their subsequent assaults on Christian facilities across Egypt. 27 Christian churches and counting, as well as destruction of Christian property and businesses seems to be a preferred target of the Muslim Brotherhood as they act out a Talmudic fantasy.

World opinion is mixed as to support or lack of the Egyptian government’s actions, and it is clear that the government in Egypt also has a broad base of support from the Egyptian people as to the nature of their dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Too much to list here. Catch the show here:

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