Wednesday, July 03, 2013

On Egypt

Contents:  Sexual violence

I have no special knowledge about what's going on, but it's beginning to look more and more like a military coup.  The argument that Morsi had no understanding of how a democratically elected president acts has some merits.  Democracy doesn't mean that the winner can then ignore the other side or try to destroy it completely.  Though the US politics has some of that same flavor.

I feel very bad for the Egyptians, even the ones who would like to see people like me without much rights.  The economic situation in the country is horrible, tourism is pretty close to dead and the current government doesn't seem to be equipped to run the country.

Or those are my fairly uninformed opinions.

On the other hand, the gang rape of a journalist at Tahrir Square demonstrates that Egyptian women face problems which will not disappear whoever ends up on top in these fights.