Egyptian army made a grievous error to oust democratically elected Mohammed Morsi, but with about 100 killed and 1000 wounded in recent clashes, and the political stalemate moving from bad to worse the solution without a choice is to reinstate Morsi.
It was less pressure for the generals to take the pretext that the popular street protest wanted Morsi out, but from the mayhem across Egypt today, these high military ranked officers were short sighted about the consequences of the drastic move.
Almost three weeks since Morsi was forced out of power, the unrest under Adli Mansour, the interim president, who is more of a dummy ruler as the military control everything, is daunting.
More and more street violence and protests continue to hit hard on the struggling Egyptian economy, especially the tourism industry as pro-Morsi supporters clash with the interim administration and the military.
Without doubt, the idea to depose Morsi to satisfy the protesting masses and to readdress the problems of everyday life of Egyptians was poorly perceived and executed.
First the military leaders and others that masterminded the presumed coup or hijack of power, never had any concrete plan in case the situation went out of hand.
Next, they underestimated the trouble the ousting could provoke with the disgruntle millions of Mors’s supporter and sympathisers.
Finally, the military again thought that with the guns they have in possessions they could easily silence or crush any pro-Morsi rivalry or confrontation.
Unfortunately, Morsi supporters and his Brotherhood members would hardly give in or throw in the towel as long as Morsi is not back at the helm and control of Egypt.
Morsi, problem and solution
In a true democracy, the people always have the power and the right to choose who should govern them or not.
However, the people might make a wrong choice, and want a change, which is but normal provided another election is organised or the person in power decides to resign creating a vacancy for a fresh election and leader.
In the case of Egypt, although Morsi had lost popularity during his one year sojourn in power; it was undemocratic to brusquely terminate his rule without reaching an amicable compromise with his Brotherhood party.
Keeping Morsi in hiding or under house arrest from his family, party and supporters has even aggravated the situation.
For the military now to fire live bullets at the protesting Morsi’s supporters and Brotherhood militants is even uncultured in modern politics or military rule.
If Libyan former leader Muhammad Gaddafi was deposed and later killed for using brunt forces against his own people, what about the generals and interim administration pretending to be controlling Egypt at the moment?
Should former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak‘s case of ordering the military to fire at protesters during the Arab spring uprising, be thrown out at now?
It is a disgrace that the whole world is watching as about 100 militants were massacred and over 1000 wounded because they are demanding their leader, democratically elected but has been deposed and kept under captivity.
For the Interior Minister to be trying to defend that the military were being fired at by some Brotherhood militants armed before they returned fire is even betraying on the interim government, if not a sign of weakness.
How many of the militants were armed, and did the military actually used proportional force against those armed?
Why did the military choose to fire at the protesting militants instead of withdrawal, if truly some of them had weapons as claimed?
Someone would need to answer these questions and more now or in the future, if those killed did not die in vain, but for a justified cause.
So long as Morsi is not back in power, and the military continue to intrude in Egyptian political affairs not military affairs, the blood baths on the streets are far from over.