America loves a dictator or two, Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Abdullah II, they are all sons of bitches, but they’re America’s sons of bitches.
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Mubarak’s Mukhabarat (secret police) rode in on camels and horses, with the police backing them armed with sticks and knives, to enter Tahrir square.
Al Jazeera report the army seemed to be standing by and facilitating the clashes.
Read the following twitter posts to give you some idea of whats happening:
The Million Masri March (“Masri” is Arabic for an Egyptian) is in full swing, with more than a million protesters flooding into central Cairo, turning Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital, into a sea of humanity in a massive show of protest against Hosni Mubarak.
Packed shoulder to shoulder in and around the famed Tahrir Square, the masses held aloft posters denouncing the president, and chanted slogans “Go Mubarak Go” and “Leave! Leave! Leave!”
It is only a matter of time and perseverance that this tyrant will be forced to flee the country.
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.
The zionist inspired narrative since Friday night has been that the popular revolt against the Mubarak regime in Egypt has been orchestrated by the Muslim Brotherhood or some other spectral radical or Islamist group.
The truth is that the Muslim Brotherhood refused to initially support the anti-Mubarak movement, instructing their members not to join street protests.
The zionist lobby in all its shapes and forms, from politicians, media analysts and commentators have been falling over themselves to decry that a “Khomeni” style Islamist regime is poised to take over Egypt.
The worry for the Israelis is that it’s chief ally in the region, Jordan, is in itself in a precarious state and that a successful overthrow in Egypt could spread there.
The zionists persecution complex dictates that if (and it’s a big if) the ineffectual Muslim Brotherhood gain power in Egypt it would likely mean not only a stronger Hamas in Gaza but also in the West Bank, currently run by the zionist sponsored Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, as well as in Jordan, meaning Israel would feel surrounded in a way it has not in decades.
Let’s stay sane for just a second, CNN’s Egypt correspondent Ben Wedeman nailed it on the head, with a simple tweet, there is no Islamist threat, so move on from this lame conspiracy theory.
The message coming out of Obama’s administration says democracy is OK for Tunisia but not Egypt because of Israel.
Do you remember Barack Obama’s speech at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, to the Muslim world?
The above interview with State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley by Shihab Rattansi of Al Jazeera shows why Obama talked about Tunisian democracy in the State of the Union but said nothing about democracy in Egypt.
At about 5:40 Rattansi asks Crowley why the U.S. with all its leverage over Egypt doesn’t pressure it to call off the dogs and let the society move toward democracy?
“We respect what Egypt contributes to the region, it is a stabilizing force, it has made its own peace with Israel, and is pursuing normal relations with Israel, we think that’s important, we think that’s a model that the region should adopt broadly speaking. at the same time, we recognize that Egypt, Tunisia other countries do need to reform, they do need to respond to the needs of their people, and we encourage that reform and are contributing across the region to that reform.”
Rattansi: [paraphrased] but if Egypt can’t guarantee stability, what’s the point of all your financial support.
Crowley: “We rely on Egypt as an ally to be a stabilizing force in the region… that has benefits across the region.”
Rattansi: “Democracy would be destabilizing to the region generally, wouldn’t it?”
In terms of denial of political participation, internal repression, use of secret police, torture, and summary punishment and execution, it is difficult to distinguish Hosni Mubarak from Saddam Hussein.
But what a difference in the political narrative.
Neocon war plotters, up to and including the president, said Saddam Hussein was a Hitler-like figure who threatened humanity; so regime change was urgent.
By contrast, the brutal, kleptocratic thug Mubarak is lauded as ‘a stabilizing force.’ We’d hate to see him go, really.
And the sole reason for the difference?
As Crowley makes clear with his repetitions, it’s because Mubarak is solid on Israel.
“Enough of this regime, enough of this corrupt regime” is the battlecry throughout Egypt tonight. The popular peaceful protests currently taking place in Egypt are massive.
Al Jazeera English has reported that they are at least twice as big as those that took place on January 25.
You can watch their live coverage from Egypt on the station’s website. So much better then BBC, CNN & Sky, with their “analysts” who are a “Who’s Who” of hypocrites. Ex-US officials that aided, armed & funded Mubarak’s thuggery.
You can also still follow #jan25 and #jan28 on Twitter where people are tweeting reports that are getting out.
As the video clearly shows, unarmed civilians protesters are being gunned down by Mubarak’s thugs.
The internet has been shut down in Egypt before the big demonstration after Jumma (Friday) prayers.
In the video Mohammed El-Baradei states:
“The right of peaceful demonstration is an absolute right of every human being. I wish that we didn’t have to go to the streets to impress on the regime that it has to change.”
The Akh has no idea how this will turn out for the people of Egypt but I do know that I will make my sincerest duah’s that you don’t suffer many causalities and that you will be victorious in your struggle for your basic freedoms and dignity.
Tens of thousands of people in Yemen have taken to the streets in the country’s capital, calling for an end to the government of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president.
Inspired by the recent revolution in Tunisia, opposition members and youth activists are rallying at four different locations in Sanaa on Thursday, chanting for Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years, to step down.
“Enough being in power for [over] 30 years,” protesters shouted during the demonstrations.
They also referred to the ouster of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, saying he was “gone in just [over] 20 years”.
“No to extending [presidential tenure]. No to bequeathing [the presidency],” they chanted.
Meanwhile Saleh’s ruling General People’s Congress, meanwhile, held counter marches attended by thousands of the government’s backers.
“No to toppling democracy and the constitution,” the president’s supporters said in their banners.
Yemen, an impoverished nation, is grappling with al-Qaeda, a northern rebellion and a secessionist movement in the south.
Saleh has tried to defuse simmering tensions by denying opponents’ claims he plans to install his son as his successor and by raising salaries for the army.