I'm posting this image as a small reminder of just what sort of people the opposition has chosen to rule over Egypt. Of course this is just a sample. Many have, over the years, met similar fates.
By 'the opposition' I mean every last person who had a hand in overthrowing Morsi. This includes all those who trumpet their hatred of military rule; all those who say the struggle is against both the Moslem Brotherhood and SCAF; all those who say they simply want to defend freedom or, incredibly, democracy; all those who say all sorts of nice things. In short, I mean all those who fail to acknowledge that, for whatever reason, they've chosen murderers and torturers as their rulers.
All these people, indeed every adult Egyptian, knew the army and police hadn't changed. I'm not predicting the future. For all I know, the army and police will change tomorrow and, just as some claim, step back from power, ushering in an era of freedom and democracy. Maybe all will turn out to be peace and love.
What I do know beyond any doubt is that no one has any rational grounds for believing in these rosy prospects. The opposition, the whole opposition, has made the same old bullies stronger than ever. The generals who swept Morsi aside with hardly more than a gesture have nothing to fear from a far more fragmented opposition. Its endorsement of SCAF almost certainly enhanced the military's already wide and deep popular support. The army and police have no conceivable reason for relinquishing power or changing their ways. And to believe otherwise is to be in the grip of a delusion so outlandish that it must be willfully self-induced, a device to conceal the enormity of a shameful choice.
Too bad this won't reduce the flow of 'revolutionaries', 'socialists', liberals and earnest bloggers making excuses for what they've done.