King Farouk had been removed in a military coup, led by Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1952. This coup was first met with support and hope, but soon dissolved as the Egyptian people watched the new leadership move toward oppression. The constitution was suspended and members of the opposition arrested.
They had no cellphone or internet, but the word spread quickly. Thousands marched Soldiers opened fire and wounded students. The determination of the students was immediate. The government had to be brought down.
Nasser said he would hope open and free elections that summer and promised to spend the intervening months implementing an array of political reforms. Abd al-Quadir Audeh, one of the leaders of the demonstrations, took Nasser at his word and asked the protesters to go home. Audeh was arrested house later and executed, along with other protest leaders the following year. Egypt‘s current protesters are well aware of their country’s bloody political history. The question is whether Mubarak‘s incoherent message to his people means that both sides are bound to repeat it.
The protesters will not be tricked again. The same promises are being made again, now. Suleiman has offered token concessions to the protesters while rejecting real subtantive changes. Suleiman is reading from the same script Mubarak has used for decades. The same talk Nasser used. Suleiman said,”Oh, young men of Egypt…go back to your homes, go back to your jobs.” Nasser told them the same thing and the protesters were hunted down and shot.
Breaking News: Mubarak along with his family has left Cairo. Unconfirmed reports from Israel that he has gone to the Red Sea Resort of Sharim el-Sheikh. He has a villa there. Bought with money stolen from his people.
In an interview Nawal El Saadawi said:
We are in the streets every day, people, children, old people, including myself. I am no 80 years old, suffering of this regime for half a century. You remember, Mubarak is the continuation of Sadat. Both Sadat and Mubarak , their regime worked against the people. They created this gap between the poor and rich. They brought the so-called business class to govern us. Egypt became an American colony. We are dominated by the U.S. and Israel. And 80 Million people have no say in the country. But what I would like to tell you, the US. government, with Israel and Saudi Arabia and some other powers outside the country and inside the country, they want to abort this revolution. They create rumors that Egypt is going to be ruined, to be robbed. So they try to frighten us. They have two strategies: to frighten us, so we say we need security, we need Mubarak because people are living in fear. What we want to tell the U.S. and others, keep away from us. End your false democracy and neo-colonialsim.
The Caliphate guru’s need to shut up. They just perpetuate lies for their own benefit and profit.
In stead of just sitting around and believing all the trash, what we need is a “truth test.” All bloggers should begin to deconstruct everything they claim as fact. The media enables them, also enables views to being manipulated. Beck will tell you he is going to tell you the truth. Well, isn’t it time to tell the truth about, Beck, Palin and all those other Right-Wing liars.
Be brave. Start the “truth test” movement. Democracy is ours, the Egyptian people deserve it with no assistance from us. Truth be told, the Mubarak regime is an American creation.
“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.”