Violence erupted here Friday as supporters of Mohamed Morsy turned out en masse, calling for his restoration to the presidency two days after his ouster in a military coup.
Five Morsy supporters were shot dead by the army in front of the headquarters of the Republican Guard headquarters, where the ousted president was reported to be detained, the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing -- the Freedom and Justice Party -- said Friday night.
What a mockery of the Democratic process. First, there is a coup of the first democratically elected leader Egypt. Then two days later, after claiming the person that they ousted from power was oppressive and bad for the Egyptian people, they go and gun down people that oppose them. Extremely hypocritical of them, what are the chances the next leader is not going to oppress the people too? Obviously it is ok to kill political enemies. The Obama Administration needs to make a point that no matter how bad the leader is (Morsy) coups are not condoned. Take for example this: Obama's ratings are down and he is certainly not the savoir the Country envisioned, let's just have the military go in, take him out of power then shoot anybody that disagrees. We are sending the message that this is acceptable behavior if we don't stop the aid to the new Egyptian government. My disappointment with the Obama Administration has hit an all time high. It is astonishing that people fighting oppression are okay with killing opposition. What a messed up world.