To the Editor:
Egypt, It’s all your fault.
Mainstream media never discusses the cause of the Egyptian bloodbath because it would prove embarrassing to the U.S. government, but you should know the havoc the U.S. government has caused.
For 30 years, the U.S. backed Hosni Mubarak, a brutal dictator, with $1.3 billion of military aid each year, and Mr. Mubarak, with that money, built a powerful army and used it to subjugate his people. He was finally overthrown in the culmination of the Arab Spring when millions came out against him in the streets. Mubarak, supported by the U.S. until the very end, was finally gone, and an election was scheduled. Mr. Morsi, who represented the moderate (but not if you listen to U.S. mainstream media) Muslim Brotherhood party, was elected in a close victory. The U.S., not happy with Mr. Morsi’s victory, began immediately to fund opposition groups and foment resistance and violence. Because of the unrest, paid for by the U.S., Mr. Morsi was overthrown in a military coup when the army came in, arrested Mr. Morsi and placed in him in jail, where he is today, and began to appoint members of the military to head the new government. The U.S. government said nothing and refused to call the coup a coup, fearing if it was called a coup, they could no longer legally continue to fund the military government with the $1.3 billion annual gift.
The new military dictator, General al-Sissi, was trained in the U.S., and had, and still has, the support of the Obama administration.
Mr. Morsi represented the Muslim Brotherhood, and despite the fact they won a majority of votes, the U.S. government, in its narrow way of thinking, could not tolerate a democratic victory by a Muslim, so we funded the opposition. When the military took over, we gave them a wink and a nod, and have not backed away from the annual military gift of $1.3 billion to the military.
So democracy in Egypt was prevented for 30 years by the U.S., and when it finally came, the U.S. was appalled at the choice of the people in their first democratic election, and plotted and supported the end of Mr. Morsi. Now, we are seeing a return to the days of Mr. Mubarak, with the military in firm control, supported by American money. Morsi supporters feel since they were the majority party and won the election, they cannot allow victory to be stolen by the military. Tragically, a major civil war will follow. Americans must be asked, “Is this what you want for Egypt?” If not, and you have done nothing, we are all guilty for letting our government kill democracy in Egypt. Our hands are stained with innocent Egyptian blood, which explains the burning American flags in Egypt’s streets.