Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Letters from Egypt:Blame the US, Everyone Else Does

Screen capture from Egypt Independent
Some independent Egyptian papers are joining the anti-Morsi fight as part of the planned campaign of civil disobedience, and other industries may join in addition to the ongoing strikes by the judicial members.


And the chatter on FB is really what has me more interested.

As this screen capture was posted, I trolled through the responses.

Mariova El Gammal discussed how although she was not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) she voted for Morsi thinking he would be “democratic and fair.” She continued to say – which I think was a rhetorical statement to Morsi – “I hope that you [Morsi?] know that you are losing credit in one of the biggest and most influential nations in the Arab world and we regard you as a caretaker of terrorists and dictators who steal away our (first amendment) rights. Be sure that we are looking down at you and the US government in disgrace.”

First of all, please let me know when Egypt has a constitution that includes the Bill of Rights – which is what the Gammal discusses when she mentions “our (first amendment) rights.” Funny coming from someone that says the US should be ashamed of itself for allowing this to happen. What amazes me is the blame this person has placed on the US. She continued, “We will not allow another Mubarak to be made and the US should be ashamed that they are allowing this to happen and supporting this too!!!”

Ummm – how did the US allow this to happen? Did everyone else read what I did? This person voted FOR Morsi. She exercised HER RIGHT to VOTE and now is casting blame at the US?

Finally, Gammal said: “Our children will be destroyed. Our future will be IRAN! You want to turn Egypt into another IRAN!!!! Shame on the USA.”

Listen buddy, I think it’s time you re-evaluate your stance. The US didn’t pay you to support Morsi, you did it willingly. YOU VOTED, which was YOUR RIGHT. You don't like the outcome, change it yourself. If you wait around on others to help you, you might be waiting around for a long time - and you should use that piece of advice in all facets of life.

However, Mohamed El Ghareib posted in response to Gammal (as did I) saying: “The US has nothing to do with our current situation. WE as Egyptians should be able to obtain our rights regardless if the US sanctions Morsi and his mob. It’s our fight and our fight alone. We should have what it takes to establish our rights otherwise we will always wait for the US or KSA (Saudi Arabia) to determine the course of our future. Just my two cents.” Very well said.

Again, while there might be strikes and other protests going on, where I am – it’s business-as-usual. Nothing to see here folks, keep it moving.

Gammal's full post:
am an egyptian citizen andI have elected president morsi thinking he will be democratic and fair.. I am not from the muslim brotherhood group who are trying to take over egypt appalled as an egyptian citizen of your support to an dictatorial decree and opression of the egyptian people. I hope you know that you are losing credit in one of the biggest and most influential nations in the arab world.. and that we regard you as a caretaker of terrorists and dictators who steal away our (first amendment) rights.. be sure that we are looking down at you and the USA government in disgrace.. the egyptian people are marching for their freedom and rights alone.. with no support from your government to their real needs.. your government is a disgrace to the USA.. you should support egypt in a way not to be over ruled by a group of militant fanatics!

USA should look to egypt away from the benefit of the muslim brotherhood group who are a group of militant ...fanatics using president morsi to over rule egyptians and robb them of their constitutional rights
Egyptians are appalled by the negative position of the USA concerning the peaceful marches conducted by egyptians everywhere in egypt today to stop the take over of the fanatics to our country.. I am a moderate muslim who is appalled that USA will allow the fanatics to destroy our blood earned democracy after toppling mubarak.. shame on the USA!!


Egyptians are marching tomorrow Tuesday the 4th of december all over egypt to protest the dictatorial authorities taken by our elected president morsii.. we will not allow another mubarak to be made and USA should be ashamed that they are allowing this to happen and supporting this too !!!! Our children will be destroyed.. our future will be IRAN! you want to turn egypt into another IRAN!!!! Shame on the USA
Mariam el gammal .. Egyptian citizen
  

Disclaimer: I posted the names of the Facebook comments as those were publicly made on a public page.



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