Zero Hedge, as usual, cuts through the bullshit and babble about the horrific events today in Egypt, with the US managing to alienate most everyone as our nonentity Secretary of State babbles platitudes.
With the US denouncing actions left, right, and center, it is tough to know what they stand for (or against) as the coup-less coup appears to have turned into a bloody civil war. Casualty reports vary; from 278 people dead (health ministry) to 2,000 dead (Muslim Brotherhood) including 43 policemen and from 2,001 injured (health ministry) to 10,000 (Muslim Brotherhood). As the dreadful images below suggest, the Egyptian people have grown divided beyond the point of no return, and despite the jingoist platitudes and rhetoric of John Kerry describing the “deplorable” situation on the ground, the reality of a civil war now seem inevitable. So with the US still stuck in denial (and for the CIA – phonetically so), pro-Mursi protesters clash with police, military, and one another as all hell breaks loose.