As I watch the news and get updates from other social and media outlets, I cannot help but think that the revolution that has swept Egypt has been one of the most, if not the most peaceful revolution history has seen. Estimates are in that nearly 200 protesters have been killed in Libya in the past few days of there revolution against Muammar Gaddafi.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, an undisclosed reporter stated that the military in a blatant act of deception proclaimed to side with the protesters only in order to infiltrate the mass of protesters and open fire on innocent unarmed protesters. Also, while protesters carried 30 martyrs of the Libyan revolution to the cemetery they were met by a military barricade who opened fire on the protesters.
Hearing this makes me reflect on my experience here so far in Cairo, and what has truly been a peaceful revolution. While there have been isolated incidents of violence that has occurred here in Egypt, violence is nearly inevitable in the midst of revolution, however, the blatant deception and use of high powered artillery are a direct violation of human rights.
To all of my friends that have worried about me and my excursion here in Egypt, take heed, I am not in danger, quite frankly I am in great hands and have an amazing safety and security net. I will prevail in my pursuit of information and will be triumphant in my guarantee to bring you the most emotionally invoking images of the revolution.