The tweets that sum up everything wrong with Egypt after Mexican tourists' death

Published September 15th, 2015 - 12:12 GMT
After the Egyptian army's deadly blunder, Mexican families want answers they're not willing to give. (AFP/File)
After the Egyptian army's deadly blunder, Mexican families want answers they're not willing to give. (AFP/File)

After the Egyptian army's deadly blunder in the Western Desert Monday, one thing is pretty clear — despite 12 deaths and a lot of questions, the country's military doesn't really plan on blaming any part of this attack on themselves. 

Monday's statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior essentially blamed the accident on the tour group, claiming it was in a restricted zone of the nearly 300,000 square mile desert during military operations against militant cells in the area. 

By Tuesday, the families of at least two dead Mexican tourists were in Cairo searching for answers to piling unanswered questions, the Mexican government was calling for an investigation into the killings. Still, the Egyptian army is proving to be just as unapologetic as the interior ministry in the press. 

Here's an exerpt of what a military spokesperson told the New York Times.

 

Sunday's incident has raised big questions about both the military and Egypt itself. And nothing really summed up all of that than a Facebook post by Egyptian activist Mahmoud Salem, better known by his blogging name, Sandmonkey.  

Read it below.

 

A firefight takes place between IS aligned fighters and egyptian security forces in the western desert...The security...

Posted by Mahmoud Salem on Monday, September 14, 2015

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