“One thing leads to another”, the military coup leaders in Egypt have been hoping that this motto will fall into place since they ended the era of ‘coup free Africa’; decades earlier poorer countries in Africa had spent decades following coups with more coups.
The first time this motto was put into place was during the targeting of a group of jihadists in the Al-Arja village in Sinai last week. The operation was in fact, carried out by an Israeli drone aircraft that had violated Egypt’s airspace, this was confirmed by unbiased and independent, international news sources. A spokesperson for the Egyptian military then made a statement confirming that the explosion had occurred in the area and that they were combing the area to determine the cause. 24 hours later, the same spokesperson announced that the operation had been carried out by the Egyptian army with an Egyptian apache. To cover up the contradictions and confusions they sank deeper into this swamp of lies and announced that subsequent operations had been carried out by the Egyptian army in the Al-Toma area.
Events in Egypt are being explained away by this motto and are glossing over the crime of the century that is being carried out by the coup forces against the Egyptian people. As they killed thousands of martyrs and wound thousands in a massacre that puts the Karadzic and Silajdzic massacres against Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s to shame. As the operators of the media and intelligence machines behind the soup are stuck in their old and tired ways of fabricating events, a series of fires throughout the country targeting establishments and churches have distracted the Egyptians from counting the bodies and calculating the amount of blood spilled by weapons.
The saying “one thing leads to another” applies again here to cover up the cultural and moral shame spread by the coup across Egypt. The burning of churches draws attention to two contradicting statements; the first was made by the Islamic group in Egypt when they warned against targeting Christian places of worship and called on its members to protect the Copts. The second was made by the secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Church of Saint Raphael in Egypt during an appearance on one of the pro-coup television channels, in which he said “If the price of saving Egypt from the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood is burning our churches, we will bear it.”
After this statement was made, churches and police stations were increasingly targeted, echoing events by Mubarak and Adly’s police during the “Friday of rage” on January 28, 2011 during, Egypt’s one and only truly popular revolution.
In light of the madness of the coup, which has tarnished the Egyptian character so badly that there is no condemnation of the murder and organised terrorism carried out by the state (except for those who God has saved from moral corruption), it is not unlikely that the media could air such a story as “Isolated president commits suicide in prison”. Neither is it far-fetched that they could fabricate the reasons behind his suicide and could attribute it to his sense of guilt over the numerous casualties he has caused. I have already mentioned this diabolical scenario in an earlier article published in the Egyptian newspaper, “Al-Shorouk”. In this article, I said that “if you carefully observe the situation, you will find that the only evidence of January (2011 revolution) was the free election of a president for the first time in Egyptian history. However, it has been necessary to hide him politically, and perhaps even ontologically, so we should not rule out the possibility of waking up to a weekend news article reporting “isolated president commits suicide in his cell”, as something of the sort cannot be ruled out given the fact that we live in a state of militarised hysteria.
Those who kill thousands of their innocent people, then frame their bodies with weapons would not hesitate from diving deeper into the swamp of lies.
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