More US Taxpayer money needed in Egypt for the spread of freedom and democracy. The placing of the military as new heads of State in the countries under revolution is an extension of the post WW 2 US policy of, "They may be a sonuvabitch, but they're our sonuvabitch." The generals are enriched by US taxpayer money and military aid flows from the US taxpayers to these nations. Theses nations then turn around and purchase weapons from the US defense industry using US taxpayer money. Behind Wall St., the US defense industry is the second largest campaign donators to US elected officials. Freedom and democracy for these citizens is not the goal of the US governnment. Control through brute force and death is the goal.
The blowback that will soon come to the doorsteps of the US from their blatantly hypocritical rhetoric will be epic. On a scale never seen. Democracy is dead. What follows?
CAIRO — A blogger was jailed recently for “insulting the military.” Human rights advocates say that thousands of people have been arrested and tried before military courts in the last two months. Protesters have been tortured and female activists subjected to so-called virginity tests.
Fed up and angry with Egypt’s military rulers, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out on Friday in Tahrir Square here for one of the largest demonstrations since the former president, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down on Feb. 11. The protest was being called the Friday of Warning.
Even the new protest was met with violence. Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, soldiers swept into Tahrir Square, beating hundreds of protesters with clubs and firing heavy volleys of gunfire to break up the demonstration, The Associated Press reported. The Health Ministry said that one person had been killed, according to the news agency.
The troops dragged an unknown number of protesters away, throwing them into police trucks, witnesses told The A.P.
A force of around 300 soldiers swept into the square around 3 a.m. and waded into a tent camp in the center where protesters had formed a human cordon to protect several army officers who had joined their demonstration in defiance of their superiors.
The troops dragged an unknown number of protesters away, throwing them into police trucks, eyewitnesses said.
"I saw women being slapped in the face, women being kicked," cried one female protester, who took refuge in a nearby mosque. Troops surrounded the mosque and heavy gunfire was heard for hours. Protesters in the mosque reported large numbers of injured, including several wounded by gunfire.
"I saw them detain a bunch at the museum. They were beating some pretty badly," said one protester, Loai Nagati.
Troops surrounded the mosque and heavy gunfire was heard for hours. Protesters in the mosque reported large numbers of injured, including several wounded by gunfire