Currently I am sick , my blood pressure is low and strangely it does not want to be raised with all these provoking news since the start of day especially with El Rawoiny’s TV statements or even with the on going Camel battle that took place at Abasseya square.
Strangely El Rawoiny’s prediction was right and there were Molotov cocktails thrown but not at the ministry of defense but rather at Abassaya square by the thugs along with the angry Abassaya dwellers. The protesters did not throw anything unlike what he predicted !!
Not less than231 protesters are injured according to the official estimations while the unofficial estimations speak about more than 600 injured and 4 dead with no confirmation. Many protesters are allegedly detained while People are trying to escape from the besieged area through safe exists from hospitals in the area. There are reports that some protesters including injured have been arrested from hospitals in the area.
According to the protesters the attack started when the protesters reached to the Abassaya to find the army creating a cordon in front of them , the CSF and police forces are in their back while the thugs as well as the angry Abassaya dwellers were attacking them from the surrounding buildings on both sides with rocks and Molotov cocktails.The Noor Mosque’s Emam has a great role today praying with the protesters. He kept praying for the protesters and later he he asked to return to Tahrir square , already some protesters have arrived safely to Tahrir square while other activists are being trapped at Noor Mosque and other areas.
I do not know why the Cathedral does not open its door for the protesters but may be the protesters could not go there because of the thugs attack.
Now for SCAF , well for weeks now there are strange indications , strange rumors and movements that puzzles concerning their future moves : Are we heading an old Turkish scenario or are we heading to a coup or what !? I did not want to write about SCAF lately because honestly of the amount of rumors I have heard and read but what happened today or rather in the past 48 hours are forcing me to re-connect the dots.
I have expected this attack since the morning and unfortunately when I shared my concerns and asked the people to cancel the march , I was being attacked and accused of being Mubarak’s regime and being a coward…etc. Already I did not like the idea of the march and going to the ministry of defense , again the army is not the police and the majority of Egyptian like the army and do not like the police , if you claim otherwise then you do not know the real Egyptian people and live in illusions.
We should have new strategy and tactics , one of the major generals in SCAF once said that they do not act except if they see millions in Tahrir Square and other squares then this should be our primary focus. We have to be united again , we are divided now and no longer united . Already I do not know how some wonder that the revolutionaries do not rule ,how they will rule and they do not have leadership or even united.
Back to unity and common goals for real , realistic common goals like having elections as soon as possible.
I am tough on the protesters because now it is up to us to make this revolution either succeed wisely or fail foolishly thanks to us.
We are losing the Egyptian street more and more , anyone tells you that other that or says that we do not need the Egyptian street , please remind him that the revolution , real revolution in those 18 days would not see the light the Egyptian street. Revolutionary arrogance is a deadly sin along with revolutionary romanticism.
I know that SCAF will depend as always on the popularity of Egyptians among the people , the normal Egyptians despised by many activists and are being labeled the unneeded couch party , which is clever move. Mubarak despised the silent majority and thought that they would not revolt against him but they did and you only have to search in the YouTube videos from January 28th to see across Egypt. We need the silent majority in our side more than ever now.
By the way most of the martyrs who were killed in the revolution were actually from the silent majority as usual and as expected.
There is a big question now who were those thugs attacking the protesters !? Aside from those old thugs hired by the police and the Mubarak’ bastards who called the old dictator’s supporters today at their Facebook page to attack the protesters the people of Abassaya joined the attack according to many eye witnesses and this is dangerous by all measures and shows you the result of neglecting the normal Egyptians.
I will not say what some would like to hear because I am speaking here about my country and the future of this great country. I will not keep what I believe it is right when hundreds are being injured and face death along with military trials that threat their entire future. I will not just do that.
I do not think there will be a million man protest next Friday organized by the Islamists’ powers after what happened today.
Today everybody loses , today no one won and unfortunately Egypt was the biggest loser.
Happy f*cking 23rd of July for real.