CAIRO - Egypt's security services killed 72 protesters early Saturday, reasserting its dominance in the wake of President Mohammed Morsi's ouster. Civilians joined police officers in firing live ammunition at the Morsi supporters protesting in Tahrir Square. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim stated, however, that "his officers have never and will never shoot a bullet on any Egyptian so who knows how they got bullets in their heads."
"The people have just gone crazy, like drunken frat boys in America. They gather in groups and yell things and ogle women. We elected Morsi and then we changed our minds. Who knows why? I don't know why. It's hot and loud and the diesel fumes and flies are everywhere. I need a drink," Ibrahim said.
In a televised news conference yesterday, Ibrahim blamed the recent deaths of Morsi supporters on the Muslim Brotherhood, referring to its leaders as "those who preach and incite violence." Ibrahim claimed that "the Egyptian peoples were not unhappy with the heat and unemployment" before Morsi gave them that false hope that they could affect change in the government.
"Actually, we were happier under Mubarak when we had no hope at all. When you have no hope, you have no disappointment," he said. "Forget democracy. What we need are fun activities, like mini-golf, to reduce the violence. And maybe some jobs, too."