- The US is not against June 30 (the army’s collusion with liberals to depose of Morsi).
- There is no Giant Global Conspiracy against Egypt.
- The international media isn’t in the Muslim Brotherhood’s pocket.
He further observes that the army and its supporters seem to think that the Muslim Brotherhood can be effectively removed from Egypt’s public life through violence and intimidation alone. He wants people to start thinking realistically about what this actually means:
If people tell you the strategy is to eradicate them, please remind them that…the MB are…80,000 people. Not only will it take a genocide to kill them all, you will also have to kill their friends and relatives, which is a whole lot of killing, and that is if we discount that there is the internet, where ideas can live forever. So, while its prudent to face those who use violence against you with violence, it is imperative not to help them recruit or win supporters.
There are reports that dozens of Muslim Brotherhood captives were killed by government forces as they tried to escape over the weekend, and others claim that more than two dozen police officers were killed in Sinai today. The state of play in Egypt remains volatile. As the maelstrom spins on, it is well worth your time to take a step back to consider a smart Egyptian perspective.[Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi gather in Cairo’s Abbassiya neighbourhood on August 16, 2013. Photo courtesy Getty Images.]