The reality of revolution – people die

As the revolution in Egypt moves into its 11th day, the flood of media images are being sorted and verified, published, retweeted or cast aside.

They say war is hell, well revolution is no different, especially in a state that will do whatever it takes to protect the powerful and their wealthy benefactors.

Whilst those in Tahrir Square have been protesting peacefully, they have been attacked on a daily basis by those agents of the state, in this case the police, and those they have paid for a little as EGY£100 to act as thugs, counter demonstrators, lynchmen and murderers.

We have seen the questionable actions of the Met police over the past few years against those who dare to protest against the government and its activities to be verging on a police state. However the move from an arrogant protector of the state, which is what the Met has become, into a state of internal war against its own people is only a minimal one in action, but a huge one in consequence.

Today a video has appeared out of Cairo, which sums up the reality of revolution, people die. I picked it as just one of the many hundreds of tweets that I receive on the situation in Egypt every day.

@Dima_Khatib: Video coldblooded killing, supposedly of a civilian protester, by whom? Can’t check veracity. But horrible ! #jan25

Warning, this graphic video will be disturbing to some viewers.

At first look at the black clad men with weapons suggest that they are well trained, their stance, the kneel on one knee to take aim, would appear to indicate that they are what many suspect, the feared Interior Ministry police, but we may perhaps never know.

To those who would want to move from peaceful to more direct forms of protest in the UK, I would remind them that the Met police are well trained, they are well armed, they have enough military equipment to move to that second stage and some of their masters would no doubt relish trying it out.

We are all angry, we are all fed up, but we are not yet starving as many are in Egypt, and we would like to think that OUR police would never enter into matters in this way, even if provoked, but the reality is probably different.

Our time will come, just not yet.




About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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  2. Nick Green says:

    Ian, you are perhaps assuming that those heading the revolution will be civilians, poorly trained with little or no true tactical awareness or skill in combat.

    In fact nothing is further from the truth. Our political elite are very aware of what they will have to face up to and I know they are concerned, to say the least. There will be a fundamental difference here. Those fronting will be highly trained, highly skilled and very well armed.

    The one question remains answered. Which country/ies will back the current traitors? We think we know, but time will tell.

    Further, how many will actually support the current regime. We believe huge numbers will abdicate their positions. but time will tell.

    Bloody, yes. But we hold all the Aces, of that I can assure you!

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