Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A Look At The Anti-Morsi Protests In Video and Photos

An aerial view shows the actual scope of the anti-Mohammed Morsi protests in Egypt. It's truly quite incredible how many have taken to the streets. Millions and millions.

And there is also a plethora of anti-Obama (and therefore anti-US) sentiment out there in response to Obama's stance on the Egyptian people's attempts to wrestle back the fledgling democracy they had initially fought for, until so many foolishly voted the Islamists in. And much anger towards the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, for criticizing their protests, and telling them to stand down.

In fact, Obama is going to piss them off even more when the Administration's threat of possibly cutting aid to Egypt if there is a coup becomes common knowledge. They will see this as siding with Morsi once again. Not that they care about our money, they just want Morsi out.

Obama needs to stay out of it.

I wish the Egyptian people much luck, though they have a hell of a lot of work to do on themselves, especially the male population: starting with the abysmal attitude towards women, including rampant sexual harassment of females. Sadly, in Tahrir Square this go round, many women, including a Dutch reporter, a grandmother and 7-year-old child have been sexually assaulted.  No word of whether it was anti-Morsi or pro-Morsi Islamists who were the culprits.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few days.  I had given up on Egypt, but it's looking promising since they have the backing of the military, and the police are trying to not take sides.

H/T Policymic

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