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Middle East Mayhem: Region descends into violence as White House sits on hands

Violence in the Middle East reached new heights in recent days as both Syria and Egypt descended into greater unrest, sparking fears that political dynamics in the region are spiraling out of control.

Protesters in Egypt angrily marched towards the president’s palace early Friday afternoon to express dissatisfaction with Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohammed Morsi’s increasingly authoritarian rule.

Morsi issued a decree last month that granted him broad governing powers and placed him above legal reproach.

Thousands poured into the streets and marched towards the presidential compound in Cairo in a scene closely resembling the mass protests that brought down former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.

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