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Military backing down on ElBaradei as Egypt PM worrisome

Still from video appears to show anti-Morsi supporters trapped, knocked from rooftop, beaten

Still from video appears to show anti-Morsi supporters trapped, knocked from rooftop, beaten

Things are coming unhinged in Egypt. Their usually iron-fisted military backed down on appointing liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister after serious street fighting between pro- and anti- Morsi factions and splits in their own ranks. Dozens have been killed.

Meanwhile, the US mouths platitudes about how everyone should work for peace, pretending they back no particular side. But really, would the Egyptian military have organized a coup with at least tacit backing from the US? Instead of calming things down, the coup appears to have made things much worse.

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