The massacres against the Islamists, their sympathizers and “terror suspects” continue, amid hysterical public support, whipped up by the state and private media. The overwhelming majority of those butchered in Rabaa, Nahda and Ramses Squares by the army soldiers and Central Security Forces troops are from the poor. Look at any names and occupations of those martyrs, released by the field hospitals.
I’m just wondering, when those army conscripts go home to their villages in the holidays, and start bragging about their “epic heroic battles” against “terrorists”, only to find out that they have slaughtered their neighbor, neighbor’s son or someone they know who did not deserve to die… how will these conscripts act in the future?
The fascist military leadership might feel confident cracking down in such a bloody manner on the Islamists now, but every soul they kill has a brother, son, cousin, uncle or aunt related to that poor miserable conscript firing at them…. The impact might not appear today or tomorrow, but I find nothing more hilarious than those who think the army is the most stable institution in Egypt. No army based on conscription is stable. And how many youths conscripted now in the ranks were recruited after the 25 January revolution? How many of them took part even in protests against the military before they were forced to perform their mandatory military service? Imagine sending battalions from those youth to a square to shoot protesters. No wonder most of the operations against the protesters are carried out by the army’s elite units in the Special Forces (Thunderbolt, 777 and 999) and Para regiments as well as of course the notorious military police. But ordinary units in the army are also taking part in the slaughter today, add to them the interior ministry’s army (the Central Security Forces which also depend on conscription).
Now new massacres are added to the list. And even when there is public support in the ongoing fascist hysteria for the slaughter, the impact on the regime’s army stability will be disastrous.
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