Bob Higgins

Determination and Sanity Rids Egypt of Mubarak

Posted in News, Politics by Bob Higgins on February 11, 2011
Egypt Free

Egypt Free

After 30 years of dictatorial rule Mubarak is out.

The breaking news banner on MSNBC is telling me that Hosni Mubarak is stepping down after eighteen days of massive protest and demonstrations by the Egyptian People.

Who will step in is unclear but it’s doubtful that the people who sacrificed so much to rid themselves of Mubarak are likely to accept Assistant Torturer and (CIA asset) newly installed Vice President Omar Suleiman.

It’s likely that the interim government will be selected by the military which, unless profound changes are made in the corrupt military structure, in the end, leaves things in Egypt largely unchanged. The military has been in control for thirty years.

I don’t think that the people I’m watching on the streets of Cairo are likely to accept “meet the new dictator, just like the old dictator” as an answer to their weeks of passion and pain.

Something in the sound of the voices and sight of the faces of the Egyptian crowds makes me believe that this  is for real and they will continue to hold out until they are assured that they will prevail in gaining democratic government, justice and the human rights.

I hope in the days ahead to confidently offer my personal congratulations and my thanks to the Egyptian people for teaching the world how to conduct a revolution with determination and sanity.

Bob Higgins

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  1. David Arnold said, on February 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Really don’t know what to think of the situation until we see what replaces Mubarak. If the protestors are indicative of the replacement government, I’m not sure WE will be any better off, though Egyptians might.

    • BobHiggins said, on February 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      It just dawned on me, Hi Dave, thanks for stopping by.

      • David Arnold said, on February 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

        Hi Bob. Glad to stop by and share some views.

        Read an article that stated the following Pew Research Statistics:

        “Traditional Muslim practices

        54%: Believe men and women should be segregated in the workplace

        82%: Believe adulterers should be stoned

        84%: Believe apostates from Islam should face the death penalty

        77%: Believe thieves should be flogged or have their hands cut off”

        Just wanted to remind people that we aren’t going to come out of this situation with a 51st state. Arizona may have similar weather, but their laws aren’t quite this strict.

      • BobHiggins said, on February 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

        Dave,

        Send me a link to that article. I’d like to know where it was conducted, where were the respondents from, ages? etc.

        Bob

  2. BobHiggins said, on February 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I think the reason for the Egyptian protest movement had just a bit more to do with improving the living conditions and ensuring the rights and freedoms of their people, not ours.

    I hope to one day witness a similar movement here to wrest control of our government and its resources from the corporate and ruling class that now so pollute our affairs.

    Perhaps the Egyptians could help us get started on Facebook.


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