Fire on the Nile
Once again, power is in the hands of the Egyptian military; and once again, the military has distinguished itself by its brutal ruthlessness against Egyptian citizens.
They, the armed mainstay of the now fallen dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, have never accepted nor adjusted to the political rise of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Now we see the hand of their awful vengeance.
According to Western news accounts relayed from the military dictatorship, hundreds of Egyptians have been slain by the so-called “security forces.”
In truth, few outside of Egypt know the real number: it may be in the thousands.
Months ago, when Tahrir Square was the epicenter of the Arab Spring, I called the situation “Mubarakism without Mubarak.”
It looks clearer now.
Tanks, automatic weapons, snipers and secret police unleashed on Egyptians! A government trying to use state terror to silence legitimate dissent.
We’ve seen this before when Islamic political parties won elections in Algeria several years ago. They too, were silenced by Western-supporter military forces, determined to use anti-democratic means to form farcical pseudo-governments.
Democracy is a sham in Egypt—and beyond.
It was trampled under the boots and tank treads of the Egyptian military.
—Via Email, August 16, 2013