Friday was a great day for world democracy and fight for universal human rights against tyranny and dictatorship often seen as “the best model for stability” in turbulent regions as it is Middle East. Thousands and thousands of protesters gathered on Cairo, Alexandria and Suez streets in call for resignations of Egyptian government and long-term ruler Hosni Mohammad Mubarak, well known dictator and fake “democrat”. The most interesting element of whole story was message sent by US President Obama which was read between the lines of his post-Mubarak speech in the White House.
As I already tweet it Mubarak’s speech is not even worth of quoting because that was just a pile of empty words without any significance for current Egypt situation nor for future events which will probably force him to resign after 30 years of self-governing in Egypt. Removing a government and forming new from your followers is just cosmetic change who’ll lead you under new pressure from the streets and to new protests against you and your regime. Mubarak once more showed his real face, face of men who doesn’t care about his people and their situation. President who suddenly discovers his citizenship and “human face” is nothing else but dictators who care about his position. I can agree with many commentators that latest events are just start of the end of Mubarak’s era.
Largest opposition and banned group, Muslim Brotherhood, called yesterday Army to take the power in the country and to displace Hosni Mubarak’s regime. My take on this call is: Are we sure that Army will allow development of democracy and ensure clearance from Mubarak’s regime? Will Army truly work on behalf of the citizens?
Protesters in Egypt (Photo: Al Jazeera)
Why I’m asking this question? Because we already saw in so many occasions that when Army takes a power in one country that power because dictatorship in different uniform’s with probably much severe degradation of human rights. Egypt needs at this moment Army and police which will kept all citizens secured and protected and to help them on the road to democracy and rise not only of human rights but also life standards.
In this moment the best action for Egypt would be to get interim government lead by someone who’s not nor regime or opposition member, non-partisan person. This person could be Mohammad ElBaradei, Nobel laureate and one protesters group, which enlist this idea yesterday in his speech to the media. Egypt needs someone who’ll be able to ensure people’s voice will be heard and that their wishes would be fulfill in nearest future.
Not long ago after Mubarak finishes his tirade at Egyptian State TV, Barack Obama, took a stand in the White House to address current situation in Egypt. For me the most significant message send by president Obama was one referred to Egyptian people, and that one is to continue with their fight for democracy until they reach it. Second most significant element was address to Mubarak as “he” or “him” not by his name and title what is one of the Obama’s practices when he’s addressing his friends and allies. Does this mean that Obama doesn’t sees Mubarak as his friend and ally anymore? Maybe, maybe shows his anger towards Mubarak’s actions or just covered support to protesters whom are asking Mubarak to leave his position.
This whole situation probably wouldn’t finish well for Mubarak, and that’s good. People will finally get what they want, and world probably will be little bit better place with more democracy and less tyranny. Tyranny wouldn’t disappear with Mubarak’s end but it will show to others how to fight against it. Who’s next we don’t know but there is so many candidates that this anti-tyranny movement will have a lot of work to do in the future. Hope that operation “Freedom” will target all other “patients” which vital organs, their leaders will “die” on the surgery table.
Mister Mubarak accept defeat is not inhuman, please gather your “toys” and go play somewhere else, give a power to your people and give them a chance to change Egypt for it’s good sake.