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Egypt: History Repeating Itself

Fifty-seven years ago, March 1954, the Egyptian people, let y students rose up to resist oppression and for respect for the constitution, where marching in Cairo in 1954.

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.”


One Autocrat is Gone, The People are about to be set free, maybe

The Revolution:

The Military has stepped in to protect the country

Mubarak to speak

NDP Leader says that Mubarak must go

Military prevented Mubarak  from making speech handing over power to Vice-President Suleiman

Will Military support a civilian government or continue with regime

but does it matter to us.  Again if our interests take precedence over democracy and freedom, we will be guilty again of manipulation.

Just look at Haiti.  In 2004 the us sponsored regime change in Haiti.  It happened in the wee house of March 1, with US landing houses after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide reportedly gave in to demands from an armed opposition movement that he step down and go into exile — there were rumors on the ground maintained he was actually arrested by US forces.

This overthrow had been in the making since December 1990, when Hati’s first free election was held The winning candidate, was the populist priest Aristide. But seven months later Aristide’s government was overthrown n a military coup. No government on earth recognized the military junta, but Noam Chomsky said: “washington maintained close intelligence and military ties with the new rulers while undermining the embargo called by OAS, even authorizing illegal shipment of oil to the regime and its wealthy supports.”

The last elections took place in November 2000, Aristide won his second non-consecutive term amid allegations of irregularities by the US and the opposition.  To the surprise of Washington Aristide was president again.  The US and international donors blocked financial aid stating elections were flawed.  They just didn’t get the result they had worked to hard to achieve.  The opposition was being armed and trained.  The US government was directly involved in a new military coup attempt against Aristide and are being backed by Washington.  He has been exiled twice.

The recent trip to Haiti by Secretary Hillary Clinton to visit Haitian children was a cover, her main mission was to convince the  powers that be to keep Aristide from returning.  All this is being done so that the American government has control of “free” elections.

In Egypt now, the US government is caught east of the rock and west of the hard place.  If they lose control of the government that did their bidding, their foreign policy or the lack thereof , has been bovine scatology.  The fact that they had Wisner tell Mubarak to name Suleiman VP, shows what they want.  Interests are more important the democracy and freedom.

When a stronger stand against the regime was needed, i.e. cut off aid, they talked about the Egyptian people receiving what they want.  They were conspicuously silent about telling Mubarak and regime to go.  Simply put, they didn’t want him to go.

We will see what will happen, but regardless of what does happen, the Middle East may be changed for the good forever.  With luck, Israel will lose a friend.

 

More on Haiti can be found at: foreignpolicy.com