The are all terrorists now

The are all terrorists now

by digby

It was only a matter of time. They had been using the "T" word to justify their crackdown for a while. (It makes everything so much more efficient for the government, don't you know, to just call everything terrorism.)  Now they've taken the next logical step:
Having crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian authorities have begun cracking down on other dissenters, sometimes labeling even liberal activists or labor organizers as dangerous Islamists.

Ten days ago, the police arrested two left-leaning Canadians — one of them a filmmaker specializing in highly un-Islamic movies about sexual politics — and implausibly announced that they were members of the Brotherhood, the conservative Islamist group backing the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi. In Suez this month, police and military forces breaking up a steelworkers strike charged that its organizers were part of a Brotherhood plot to destabilize Egypt.

On Saturday, the chief prosecutor ordered an investigation into charges of spying against two prominent activists associated with the progressive April 6 group.

I think the great American war president George W. Bush said it best: "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists."