06 July 2013

A little unclear on the concept...

...of democracy, that is...

At least 35 people died and more than 1,000 were wounded in violence on Friday and Saturday, with the army struggling to maintain order in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities and towns, where pro- and anti-Mursi demonstrators fought street battles.

The most deadly clashes were in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, where 14 people died and 200 were wounded.

In central Cairo, rival protesters clashed late into the night with stones, knives, petrol bombs and clubs as armored personnel carriers rumbled among them.
We've seen it again and again. Without a brutal strongman, (a Nasser, a Gaddafi or a Mubarak) to rein in their immediate basest instincts, the denizens of the Muslim Middle East are all too willing to tear each other limb from limb.


RELATED: Tahrir Square is democracy central, right?

The devil, as they say, is in the details...
here's your arab springSo much for that "religion of piece" twaddle...
In a typical attack, lines of men push their way through the packed square, surround lone women, and start ripping at their clothes until they are naked. Some women have been violated by men using their hands.
Maybe there are places in the world that just aren't ready for democratic rule.


UPDATE: If I had a President...

...he'd look like Mohamed...
Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei has accepted the offer by Interim President Adly Mansour to form the Cabinet,” read an announcement on ElBaradei’s Facebook page. It said he would give a news conference after being sworn in.
He's the Nobel Peace Prize guy, right?

Ok... problem solved.


LAST WORD: It's not just Egypt
Saturday's attack killed 29 students and English teacher Mohammed Musa, who was shot in the chest, according to another teacher, Ibrahim Abdu. Police officers who arrived after the gunmen left and transported the bodies to the hospital confirmed at least 30 people were killed.
The capricious, unknowable "Will of Allah."