Outrage in Egypt Continues
Two days ago, reports began to surge out of Egypt about protesters surrounding the buildings of the Egyptian State Security apparatus. This came as a bit of a shock to me as the media has portrayed the events there as calming down. It would appear that those reports in the media have been less than truthful.
Twitter out of Egypt has been full of reports that the protestors broke into the headquarters in Alexandria after reports surfaced that state security members were busy destroying evidence of wrong doing by the Mubarak regime. Initially, the reports on Twitter said that the secret police were shooting at the protesters as they surrounded the building. The reports then said the Egyptian Army moved in to assist the protestors who then took over the building.
Inside, huge piles of shredded documents were found, along with documents that had not yet been destroyed. To say that some of the documents are damning would be an understatement. I would even go so far as to say that the information released by Wikileaks is tame by comparison. If this can be verified, it implicates many Western governments as well as others in acts of torture and deprivation of basic human rights.
This story continued to unfold on twitter as other state security buildings were taken over by protestors across Egypt and corroborating paperwork was found in these locations. It appears from the initial reports that the various governments around the world used the Egyptian Security Service to do their torturing for them, so their hands could remain clean and not violate basic “rights.” If this turns out to be correct and it appears from the initial release of data that it is, the persons involved in all governments should be prosecuted. We should not be saying we support human rights, yet allow outlaw governments to do our dirty work for us.
As this story is unfolding, I’ll be doing updates. I recommend that you read this for the latest news on the subject as they have been getting updates far faster than others in the media. As always, I recommend that you use discretion as you read, but understand that this story will not receive the coverage that it deserves until the public demands the truth.
March 7, 2011 @ 10:05 am
I don’t understand Egypt? They fight so hard for their independence and when they finally get it, then they let the military take over the government? Why even fight for your freedom then and then just give it to a branch of power you were fighting it from? I also love how they think the military is just going to give all their full-power of Egypt to an elected government in one day after controlling it for 6 months. Rule #1 of history. Men like power and will not give it up when they have it, especially after a long time.
And to help anyone that doesn’t understand this. Imagine after the US won their independence from England. Instead of immediately forming the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation to form our own country and government, we gave all the power we just won to the British military.
This is the shot heard around the world in Lexington version 2, except the people are losing.