Big brothers in the West decide for Egyptians in Tahrir Square!

From the comfort of their retreats in their  glamorous capitals, Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, and other leaders of Western democracy are speaking for the embattled  pro democracy protesters in the now dangerous streets of Egypt. Never mind that all of these Western nations have supported Mubarak and his recently named vice president, the brutal Omar Suleiman,  for the past thirty years.  And Mubarak and Suleiman and their henchmen are exactly who  the Egyptian people are protesting against.

“There will be a change in Egypt,” Mrs. Merkel said, “but clearly, the change has to be shaped in a way that it is a peaceful, a sensible way forward”, said Merkel, the German Chancellor.

“Revolutions have overthrown dictators in the name of democracy, only to see the process hijacked by new autocrats who use violence, deception and rigged elections to stay in power,” Hillary Clinton said. She emphasized the need for Egypt to reform its Constitution to make a vote credible. “That is what the government has said it is trying to do,” she said. NOTE: The government has been saying this for the past thirty years, as Hillary very well knows.

“You need to get a national consensus around the preconditions of the next step forward, and the president must stay in office in order to steer those changes through,” Mr. Wisner, Mr. Obama’s special envoy to Egypt, said.

The intermediaries , like Wisner, whose efforts have received the tacit encouragement of Western governments, have forwarded a plan that would see Mr. Mubarak transfer his powers to Mr. Suleiman.

So what are those being beaten and brutalized in Tahrir Square really thinking?

“Mubarak needs to go; it has become an emotional issue. They need to see his back, there’s no question about it.” ElBaradei, an opposition leader said.

“We don’t want Omar Suleiman to take Mubarak’s place. We are not O.K. with this regime at all,” said Omar el-Shawy, a young online activist.

“We want a president who is a civilian.” Mr. Mubarak and Mr. Suleiman “are trying to kill what has happened and to contain and abort the revolution,” said Hassan Nafaa, a political science professor at Cairo University. “They want to continue to manage the country like they did while making some concessions.”

“America doesn’t understand,” said Ibrahim Mustafa, 42, who was waiting to enter Tahrir Square. “The people know it is supporting an illegitimate regime.”

 “… [W]e’re not going to walk away from here until Hosni Mubarak leaves!”,  a protester shouted.

That is the voice of Egypt; not those self-serving hypocrites in the West.

Note. The quotes are from this New York Times  article.


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