Talking heads the world over are muttering about how governments must do this or
that to influence events.
Government leaders are either considering events for the major powers or demanding
action and withdrawing support for the minor and insignificant nations.
Every news channel is full of reporters and film of gunfire and people running and
rooms with blood soaked floors.
All of our major channels are filled with these scenes and with experts giving their views
on why this or that has happened. Spokesmen or women for various carefully selected
Egyptian groups are interviewed and roundly condemn the loss of Democracy and the
actions of the Military.
As is usual for the BBC and SKY any scene with casualties of reported army gun fire are
treated as honest reporting and as fact while the Egyptian governments release of Infra
red recordings of groups of Muslim Brotherhood fighters firing automatic weapons at the
soldiers are listed as being “Unconfirmed”or “Alleged”.
In the same way the reports that army snipers were on rooftops firing indiscriminately into
the pro Morsi crowds or deliberately shooting to kill with head and chest shots have been
widely repeated as fact.
No one on the TV news programs has asked how these snipers, alone, have made it past
thousands of Pro Morsi Supporters and climbed to the rooftops of inhabited buildings where
they can be filmed firing at the crowds.
Reports from Egyptian bloggers and local news channels are reported a very different story,
they are claiming that the snipers are Muslim Brotherhood fighters and are deliberately killing
Pro Morsi civilians as a false flag propaganda effort.
The Walid Shoebat Foundation has produced a number of posts critical of the Muslim
Brotherhood and yesterday posted a list of sources claiming that random sniper fire was from
the Brotherhood NOT the Police and Army.
A token report about Coptic Christians being threatened by the fighting last night does not
begin to cover the list of Coptic churches attacked and destroyed over the last few days.
According to the Coptic World web site the Egyptian Coptic church is reporting the following
churches attacked and burned or destroyed:
St George Church Arish, Apostles church Assuit, Holy Revival Church Assuit,
St Damiana Church Fayoum, Evangelical Church Fayoum, Church of St Joseph Fayoum,
Franciscan School Fayoum, Dioses of St Paul Ghabiya, St Damiana church Sohag,
Virgin Mary Church Sohag, Ana Abram Church Sohag, Franciscan Church and attached School Suez.
This list does not cover the attacks on Christians or the failed attacks on other Churches
Make no mistake. This is a tragedy but it is not a one sided show of violence.
For those of you calling for the West to step in, for Obama to stop US support for the army
or for European governments to provide aid to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Yes people are dying, yes people are suffering.
A Nation is fighting an internal struggle against Religious Tyranny. The Army still holds a
great deal of popular support, despite a mass of one sided Western Propaganda the
Internet is allowing the other side of this fight to speak out.
Listen to both sides; do not fall for the Pallywood school of propaganda apparently taken
to murderous new levels by the Brotherhood.
Obama and his regime may be stupid but most of the US armed forces are not. They know
Egypt is not Iraq or Afghanistan or Libya. Look at what an utter disaster US and European
intervention in those countries has been.
Yes Western aid made a small difference but as soon as the troops grew tired of constant
attacks they left and those nations afterwards are or will be worse than before the West
Reducing Egypt to the same sort of chaos and open warfare now common in Libya and Iraq
would remove the only stable base in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states
all have their own axes to grind and their own sides in this fight.
I believe that the fastest way to engulf the entire Middle East in a war on the scale and savagery
we see now in Syria would be for the West to move into Egypt in force.
There is no magic wand that can be waved to make Egypt a Western Democracy. There is no
instant way to teach the men, women and children of Egypt how to create and sustain a
The people of Egypt have no history of democracy; they need to learn from the very beginning
just as we here in Europe had to do. The European death toll over the fighting to create a
modern western democratic system is staggering. We have forgotten this.
The people of Egypt are now learning the same lessons and paying the same price.
We here in the west live in a moderately democratic system, we live in stable peaceful
nations because our ancestors fought those wars and learned those lessons and our systems
grew out of that fighting.
Egypt is not fighting for the next government or for the next few years. It is fighting for the
generations to come and for the centuries to come. That level of stability cannot be forced
from without; it can only come from within.
Will this end well, will the people of Egypt gain a peaceful and civilised society ruled by fair
and just laws after the guns have fallen silent?
Honestly I do not know. But this is their battle to achieve democracy and a nation for the twenty
first century, not ours.