One again the empire strikes back.
Egypt, like most of the third-world countries, has been suffering because of the neoliberal capitalist policies thrust upon them by the West over the past century.
Two years ago, the Egyptian people rose up, threw out their Western-propped dictator and elected Islamically oriented Mohamed Morsi. Morsi turned out to be a huge disappointed as he continued existing capitalist policies (but added an Islamic flavor to them) that still oppressed the Egyptian people while enriching multi-national corporations.
If democracy had been allowed to work its evolutionary course, the Egyptian people would have eventually replaced their foreign-imposed capitalist system with one that works for its people. But before that could happen the Egyptian military, beholden to the United States through the $1.5 billion in foreign aid it receives annually, seized power in a violent coup d'etat this month, butchering thousands of Egyptians in the process and ensuring the continuation of neoliberal capitalism in the largest Arab country in the resource-rich Middle East.
As Brian Becker of the Answer Coalition recently said: "It may be Egyptian soldiers that are pulling the trigger but the guns, the bullets and the bombs are paid for by the Washington government and our tax dollars."
It's a shame that U.S. politicans and gullible Americans are always accusing Muslims in America of "imposing Shariah law" here when in fact it is our government using our tax dollars that is violently imposing neoliberal capitalist law and disorder around the world to further American Empire.