Speaking from the 7th floor of the State Department, Secretary John Kerry addressed the nation about the ongoing crisis in Syria.
As syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer sees it, there were two -- and only two -- plausible outcomes in Egypt: either the Egyptian people would tolerate and accept the Muslim Brotherhood’s increasingly imperious and autocratic reign. Or they wouldn’t.
The persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt has become so bad and so violent in recent weeks that churches in the northern part of the country have cancelled Sunday masses and prayer services for the first time in nearly two millennium.
More than 500 people have reportedly been killed in Egypt since Wednesday morning after a peaceful encampment of pro-Morsi actives was raided by pro-government forces.
After two days of huge anti-government demonstrations, the Minister of Defense on behalf of the armed forces issued an ultimatum to President Mursi and the opposition to settle the unrest in 48 hours.