In Tunisia and Egypt, the military refused for the most part to fire on peaceful noncombatants, and so the dictator had to go. But in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain, the regimes showed themselves willing to use brutal methods.
“Norman Finkelstein joined some Egyptian youth activists in their most daring and adventurous attempt to breach the heavy security cordon around the Israeli embassy in Cairo, break into the embassy and take down the Israeli flag”
Before Tahrir Square happened almost nobody predicted that President Hosni Mubarak would be forced out of office by a movement that didn’t pick up a gun. Had President Barack Obama expected that outcome, he might have publicly backed Mubarak’s departure before, rather than after, Mubarak stepped down.
Is there any sane, right-minded person who supports the blatant and brutal collective punishment of the people of Gaza? So why would it carry on? There is only one reason, because we allow it. I say we carry on with what the people of Egypt started, they got rid of the dictator, let us, people of conscience, once and for all smash to pieces the abominable Egyptian blockade of Gaza.
“Simple description of observable reality does nothing more than capture the ‘accidents’ that identify the particularity of something, not convey the greater universal truths, the ideal form, that lies hidden beneath the accidental appearance.” For fifteen days and counting, the people of the world have been watching in wonder and witnessing in fascination the Egyptian […]
What strikes me most strongly is that this Tunisnian, now Egyptian event is part a bigger grander major shift on the global political techtonics. This Facebook generation of Eqyptians are nothing like the past. They speak and quote Martin Luther King and seek American style freedom and liberty. Many speak English and want to live in the global world. Yet our own US Government seems stuck between the 20th and 21st century, between what was and what is to come and it’s starting to look like we are missing the history boat. Maybe we are on the wrong side of historicial? Maybe the future is here and we can’t see it through our 20th century eyes?
Veterans Today in the Middle of the Protest in Egypt Veterans Today Senior Editor Gordon Duff interviews Staff Writer Dr. Ashraf Ezzat who’s on the ground in Alexandria Egypt. In the the middle of the protest, Dr. Ezzat speaks and tells his story. Transcript: TRANSCRIPT INSIDE EGYPT: Gordon Duff Interviews Dr. Ezzat in Egypt G.D. […]
While millions of Egyptians are in the streets, in one of the most dramatic spontaneous uprisings in recent years, in an attempt to overthrow 30 years of Mubarak rule, a regime propped up by Israel and the United States, an undercurrent of opportunist plots threaten to turn this hopeful situation into an epic disaster.