posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:01 AM
The situation is very unfortunate at the moment, to say the very least of the matter.
On the one hand, the Muslim Brotherhood were a damned poor choice, politically speaking, and everyone who voted for them knew that, or bloody well
should have done. They implimented draconian policies which run counter to the freedom and democracy which the initial uprising which put them in
place, sought to install in the nation. Frankly speaking, its a wonder Morsi hasnt had his guts pulled out and been garrotted with his own intestines.
On the other hand, you have the reported hundreds of protestor deaths at the hands of the security forces.
However, I think it is worth mentioning, that at the very second that a protestor takes up a gun, or a bat, or a rock he stops being a protestor, and
becomes a rioter, and rioting is criminal behavior, not peaceful and democractically acceptable protest. You do not damage goods and property as a
protest, nor do you cast stones at people in protest. You protest in protest, and everything which falls outside a non-aggressive and non violent
protest is not, and should not, be protected by law.
Now, its plain that a number of the dead must have been totally innocent of any actual crime, because that is what always happens when there is such
a mass of people in front of a gun. It is never pretty, and rarely fair. On the other hand, I find it very difficult to feel sorry for a bunch of
people who came out in support of a regieme which was institutionally racist, discriminatory against alternative faiths, and was basically a fascism
in the offing. Learn some history, realise what you get no matter who you are, and where you are, when you try to play the xenophobic card. It never
ends well, because its a bum hand to play.
That said, I think Egypts archaeologist community has every right to voice this opinion, and make this request of the authorities. Every nations
people have the right to decide for themselves how they are going to vote, who they are going to support, without being concerned about the opinions
of people outside thier nation. That said, if Morsi had been allowed to have more than the short time he did on the hot seat, we would have had to
have GLASSED Egypt from orbit, site of international scientific and archaeological interest or not. The dude is psychotic, and megalomaniacal if some
of his prattle is anything to go by.