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 http://bit.ly/fmILlS 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.