February 1, 2011 | 2 Comments
The Arab world has recently undergone events that were once blasphemous to dream about; the toppling of Tunisia’s strongman Ben Ali has appeared to propagate a pandemic of revolutionary fever.
Egyptians have been marching the streets to demand the ouster of Hosni, Mubarak, who has autocratically ruled for over 30 years.
Various factions of Egyptian civic society have slowly joined the movement to chart a different path for their future; most notably is the involvement of Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.
It is uncertain if ElBaradei will be able to capture the national spirit of this movement, given he has spent a significant amount of time abroad.
While many assume this movement has been inspired by the Ikhwan – The Muslim Brotherhood, another covert hand has been busy planning the stages of this rebellion.
The prime motive was to seek the ouster of Mubarak, prior to elections that were going to be held later this year; American officials provided support to Egypt’s opposition leaders, who claimed they have formed an alliance to institute a smooth transition to parliamentary democracy.
The U.S. maintained its backing for Mubarak their ‘staunch ally’ in the Middle East, while assisting groups that sought out his demise.
The social well being of Egyptians was sold long ago for a higher calling – Israel’s security, like most Sultans/Sheikhs/Kings in the Arab world they are enticed by dangling carrots to play nice with their Semitic neighbour.
No one expects benevolent expressions of encouragement for a populist Arab revolution from Israel, but to insist the stability of the Middle East supersedes the inalienable rights that Egyptians have been denied for decades is callous.
Mohamed ElBaradei has emerged as the official spokesperson for opposition parties; his future in Egypt’s political process will only be determined by his acquiesce with American foreign policy directives.