Egypt's leaders have been helping in talks regarding the current surge of missile and rocket attacks between Gaza and Israel. The leaders have been attempting to broker a deal which will end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. It has been all hands to the deck as a flurry of activity has led to Hillary Clinton for the US, UN Director General Ban ki-Moon and others heading to the region. President Morsi for Egypt as well as his Prime Minster have been attempting to calm the situation down.
It is therefore yet another cause for concern to read reports of violence in Egypt. Tonight, November 20, 2012, Reuters has reported on the violence. In a report it said:
At least 61 people have been injured in skirmishes in central Cairo that extended into Tuesday after police and protesters clashed during the anniversary of lethal street violence between activists and security forces.
A year on from the Arab Spring the Middle East is in ruins. Egypt may have rid itself of Mubarak and his Generals but the current government is far from ideal. Many Egyptians would say it is just another political puppet of the West.
Former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by a member of Egypt's armed forces in 1981 after he attempted to bring peace between Israel and Egypt. An Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty was signed in 1979. The demise of Sadat led to the rule of Mubarak. He took over declaring martial law and the people of Egypt were left living under a regime.
The current violence between Israel and Gaza has led to other protests in Egypt.
Many Egyptians gave their all in the hope that their country could secure a better future. Young people were committed to change. How much better off any of these people are is hard to determine. This latest news of violence shows that Egypt has yet to acquire a fair government. It has yet to restore law and order. It is still a long way from a recovered country.
In spite of the fact that the whole ME region is a mess the West are lining up behind the rebels in Syria prepared to assist another foreign conflict. Another civil war. Another country where they have no clear idea of who will really take over should the Assad regime topple. Madness.