As a million Egyptians take to the streets of Cairo, America & Israel are still pondering how to contain the situation, appoint another pro zionist strongman dictator or allow a full and transparent election risking that the people would elect a government that would serve the interests of the Egyptian people before kowtowing to Tel-Aviv.
“If there is anyone who is more cooperative with Israel than Mubarak, it’s Omar Suleiman. He knows us and he’s worked with us for years. The best scenario for Israel is that Suleiman succeeds in restoring order.”
The words of former senior Mossad official Joseph Alpher in a recent interview. Alpher of course has an excellent working relationship with Suleiman who was the head of the much feared Mukhabarat (secret police) who would summarily torture and execute anyone who would oppose Mubarak’s regime.
In exporting democracy to the world, America and Israel or for that matter any other foreign state has no right to dictate terms to Egypt. You either accept democracy in its original form and don’t cry when the result goes against you, like it did in Algeria in the early 1990’s and more recently in Palestine when the people elected Hamas.
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Transpose the founding father of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln to Egypt today.
Would those very same words have him labelled as a wild man?
As a radical?
As an Islamist?
Self-determination is a must, a government of the people, by the people, for the people of Egypt and all across the Middle East.