Mubarak ‘I’m still standing,’ but for how long?

Egyptians out in full force united against Mubarak

So Hosni has decided to stick it out for a few months in Egypt rather than take the first flight to Tel Aviv or Riyadh. One of my friend’s wrote on Facebook “Mubarak sounds like a mosque committee member, next he’ll be telling us he is one of the bricks of Egypt.”

The entire Arab world is living in the fear of the unknown as the situation in Cairo between Mubarak and a million people can change with who blinks first.

Many people believed Hosni Mubarak was to use his speech to signal the end, but he;s decided to stay until September and preside over reforms and a transition. His speech however could be seen on many fronts:

  1. He is biding time and strengthening his position and then cracking down on all dissidents.
  2. He genuinely will preside over a transitional moment and Egypt will choose their new leader and parliament through ‘One Man, One Vote.’
  3. He’s ensuring he will stay until the end, give in to many of the demands such as rule of law and democracy. But he along with his political elite will ensure that the top man is from the army, loyal towards Arab Nationalism and Secularism, firmly in line with Israeli policy vis-a-vis Hamas and Palestine in general, and thus continue the Mubarak doctrine.

It’s all down to the young people of Egypt to determine their future, they can either fizzle away or continue their momentum. One thing for certain is that the Muslim Brotherhood who are the largest unofficial opposition in Egypt are sitting back and watching events, if Egypt is successful in ousting Mubarak then if a universal election takes place then they’ll have much to gain, but at this moment “this is not an Islamist movement but a movement of people,” as one Brotherhood member had stated.

Overall the unrest of Egypt is over the lack of food, jobs and prosperity, sadly for some they want the world to see this unrest connected to an agenda against Israel and the West and their interests

Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian makes some valid points on this futile fear of what may happen in Egypt.  The world needs to allow any nation to determine their future and it seems the Egyptians will continue to press Mubarak and his cronies to leave Egypt and quite possibly herald a new beginning created by Egyptians for Egyptians.

One thought on “Mubarak ‘I’m still standing,’ but for how long?

  1. Thought you might like to read this letter
    to the editor. Ever notice how some people
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    This one surely does!

    This was written by a Canadian woman, but oh how
    it also applies to the U.S.A. , U.K. And Australia .

    This is one ticked off lady…

    “Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was
    it or was it not, started by Islamic people who
    brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001
    and have continually threatened to do so since?

    Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered
    that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from
    the capitol of the USA and in a field in Pennsylvania ?
    Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?
    And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were
    claiming to be tortured by a justice system of a
    nation they are fighting against in a brutal Insurgency.

    I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle
    East, start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief
    of which, is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan .

    I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are
    sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head, while Berg
    screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

    I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’
    in Afghanistan , come out and fight like men,
    instead of disrespecting their own religion by
    hiding in Mosques and behind women and children.

    I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow
    themselves up in search of Nirvana, care about the
    innocent children within range of their suicide Bombs.

    I’ll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that
    their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than
    the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting
    at home, to hear about them when something happens.

    In the meantime, when I hear a story about a
    CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent
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    I don’t care.

    When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the
    head when he is told not to move because he
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    I don’t care. Shoot him again.

    When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food, that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe, in your heart of hearts:

    I don’t care.

    And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes
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    Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it.

    I don’t care!!

    If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to
    all your E-mail Friends. Sooner or later, it’ll get to
    the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

    If you don’t agree, then by all means hit the delete
    button. Should you choose the latter, then please don’t
    complain when more atrocities committed by radical
    Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add:

    Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering, if
    during their life on earth, they made a difference in
    the world. But, the Soldiers don’t have that problem.

    I have another quote that I would like to
    share AND…I hope you forward All this.

    One last thought for the day:

    Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

    1. Jesus Christ

    2. The British Soldier.

    3. The Canadian Soldier.

    4. The US Soldier, and

    5. The Australian Soldier

    One died for your soul,
    the other four, for you and your children’s Freedom.



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