Thursday, February 10, 2011
Egypt: The Old Dictator Hangs On
I guess we should have known. The old toad will not be moved.
To the horror of Egyptians and the world, President Hosni Mubarak – haggard and apparently disoriented – appeared on state television last night to refuse every demand of his opponents by staying in power for at least another five months.
But sooner or later he will. He will.
Too many have been murdered, firebombed, and bloodied...
For them to give up now.
But how much will their freedom cost them?
History may later decide that the army's lack of faith in Mubarak effectively lost his presidency after three decades of dictatorship, secret police torture and government corruption. Confronted by even greater demonstrations on the streets of Egypt today, even the army could not guarantee the safety of the nation. Yet for Mubarak's opponents, today will not be a day of joy and rejoicing and victory but a potential bloodbath.
Which is why now more than ever we are ALL Egyptians.
Innaharda, ehna kullina Misryeen!
Down with the tyrant !
Long live this Revolution !!!
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