When I saw this, I thought it looked like flames engulfing glory.
I moved to the Central and Eastern Europe region in 1997. Since then I have taken pleasure in watching society transform from a totalitarian state to an open society. Much remains to be done and there have been and will continue to be moments of doubt, but progress nonetheless.
Then six years ago I began to travel to Egypt fairly regularly on business. I recall meeting peers sharing the same exact aims and concerns as anyone would. I recall hospitality. My wife wandered the city and as her usual made friends.
Egypt’s brief rise post Mubarak and then quick decent into chaos therefore greatly saddens me. It saddens me that this society went the other way. I hope in time this will prove to be blip, albeit a terrible one. My thoughts are with the people of Egypt.