I used to read the English-language blog of Big Pharaoh, an Egyptian writer who would report on developments in his country. Then some years ago he closed down the blog, and until yesterday I was unaware that he’d opened it again sometime during the Mubarak brouhaha.
He doesn’t post so very often, but when he does it’s always an interesting window into some valuable inside information on the Egyptian situation. And so, I recommend Big Pharaoh’s take on what’s transpiring there now:
A small minority of the pro-Morsi supporters were indeed armed with light weapons – which explains the number of policemen who were killed and injured during the operation – and this only made the trigger happy police go on a far bigger killing spree making the death toll of innocent unarmed protesters outrageous and unacceptable to any sensible thinking human being.
…[I]n spite of all the problems pertaining to the two sit-ins, clearing it at the expense of such a huge number of innocent lives allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to claim victimhood and that’s a position the MB feels most comfortable in.
Please read the whole thing.