Saturday, 12 February 2011
A new dawn in Egypt that would change the whole of the Arab world had just started, the spark began a few weeks ago in Tunisia which led its despot dictator Bin Ali fleeing the country, the power of the people removed yet again another Tyrant; Mubarak who was in power since 1981, two weeks of popular uprising got rid of him. It’s a new era for Egypt, in few months time we will witness a civilian democratically elected government chosen by the Egyptian people after nearly 60 years of military dictatorship. While the Egyptians and the Arab nations jubilant with this great victory, Arab rulers watching with fears these shockwaves would reach their doorstep, they are already trying to quench their people frustration and anger by bribing them with some sweeteners, like promising not to stand for new election or giving cash to everyone, houses and jobs for the young unemployed removing emergency laws etc., all these are an old tactics to try and absorb the anger and buying time it won’t work, because people are much smarter to fall into this old trap.
The change in the Middle East had to happen sooner or later, and with the help of new communications from mobile phones to internet i.e. social networking and blogging , the young people started a new age of protest using these tools they managed to organise themselves in a peaceful manner admired by the whole world. Today Algeria is in the news about few protesters demonstrating and they quickly arrested by the security forces, this sounds like the same scenario that occurred first in Tunisia and later on in Egypt. Arab regimes they never learn from past lessons they think oppressing people is the only way to rule them to keep them in power for as long as it takes. The longer they are in power the more defiant and arrogant they become, time of change is coming whether they like or not, either they step down or they will be swept away into the trash can of History