A letter from a woman in Cairo.
I have been in correspondence with a thirty-something college-educated woman who lives in Cairo with her family.
I've had her identity independently verified. Until now, she was reluctant to have her story published, and still asks we not use her name.
But things are getting bad over there and she wants American to know.
Here's a letter from Egypt:
I'm very frustrated. I'm angry. We're seeing total security vacuum in some places in Cairo - total absence of security forces (police); non-stop clashes and deaths spilling out from Portstaid to at least 2 more governorates.
Too many deaths — protesters and policemen and military. The police are cracking down on protesters and in other places they're absent and thugs are controlling the streets in downtown and in front of Semiramis Hotel. And we're seeing severe shortage of solar, which is causing awful traffic jams almost everywhere and strikes by taxi and truck drivers.
Muslim Brotherhood (MB) students are losing in student university union elections — they won in two universities but lost in several other places.
Why is the USA giving any money to Egypt? Why does Obama Administration still support the MB?
The government is ignoring the events and protests; the Interior Ministry is heavily involved in what's happening and they too are angry because of casualties among them.
Something wrong is going on. Why is the USA silent?
Do they want another Syria? Obama doesn't know that this atmosphere helps homegrown extremists to do what they want inside and outside the country?
Some newspapers criticize Morsi and his government and policies, but that's not enough. Why did the US use harsh language with Mubarak and not doing the same with Morsi?
What kind of experience do the MB have to run the country? Did you hear about the "Powers of Attorney" by tens of citizens in Portsaid and other places for General Al-Sisi to run the country?
It is all too much to bear, believing that nobody, anywhere, really cares.
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