While Pat was on radio this morning, the protests finally erupted into violence as pro-Mubarak forces clashed with the opposition protestors.
“So now the Mubarak, the Hosni Mubarak Egyptian supporters are clashing with the Hosni Mubarak opponents on the streets of Cairo and here is one of the scenes of chaos in bedlam and violence. And in the distance some CNN reporters are watching this and recording it with [what appears to be] a camcorder,” Pat said as he watched action unfold on the screen.
“Horses are riding into a crowd of people here. Now a camel.,” Pat described as he watched the scene.
The anchor covering the violence described, “The guy fell off his horse. There's a guy on a camel. These guys are telling the people on horseback charging in. The forces are rushing forward. In terms of weapons they have knives. There are clubs. There's a big roar now from the crowd. Oh, look at this. This is really bad. This is going to get ugly. The forces now are just absolutely rushing forward. Anti‑Mubarak forces are rushing back. There are some women, and some of them were in danger of being overrun by the masses of people who were charging back and forth. I was caught behind a burned‑out police carrier, police truck that was burned out last Friday with a screaming woman who was just terrified.”
“So they are throwing Molotov cocktails now. They are riding in on horses and camels attacking crowds. That's something you are not going to probably ever hear in America, no matter how bad things get: There's a guy on a camel rushing in. Only in Egypt,” Pat said.
“It is just an unbelievable volatile situation and what does it mean for Israel? Again according to the Muslim Brotherhood who was talking to an Iranian news agency, the Egyptian people should prepare for war with Israel. That's, at the end of all of this madness, that could be the outcome here and that is a very bad outcome,” Pat concluded.