What is happening in Cairo is endemic in countries where regimes are supported by the USA. Mr. Hosni Mubarak and his cronies have systematically raped Egyptians metamorphicaly and literally in terms of human rights, civil rights and financially i.e. by stealing the nation’s wealth.
Incidentally, Hosni Mubarak, his wife Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak and his two sons, (Gamal and Alaa), have amassed over 40 billion dollars in assets/cash in the USA, and banks in Switzerland and Britain.
Now where has this money come from and why have USA, Switzerland and Britain remained silent on this issue even as blood is spilled on the streets of Cairo ?
The ordinary working class citizens of this ancient land have been repressed by the machinations of a semi-benign police state supported by USA, a country that has historically fiddled in the affairs of other countries while ironically priding itself on freedom of speech and the first amendment; and, strangely enough by Israel, a Jewish State. In fact it is rumored that Israel does not want to see Mubarak go and further has been surreptitiously protecting him for they apparently prefer to support this malignancy because it suits their Machiavellian strategy i.e. dividing the Arab nations. Obviously this is a hangover from the Yom Kippur war of 1973 (Arab-Israeli War/Ramadan War/ October War).
The sudden surge in demonstrations and the proceeding violence is a long delayed backlash that should have come much earlier. And this is fuelled by sentiments stirred up by the Brotherhood and other vested interests. Mr. Karl Marx was right when he said that religion is the opium of the masses. What we are witnessing is the volatile concoction of culture spiced by religion which will predictably free citizens from State control but enslave them to the prevailing religious leaders’ bidding.
Many Arab rulers are known to ‘run’ their countries reminiscent of medieval feudal States. A quick reference to the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, Haile Selassie and the aftermath of their inglorious exit is ample proof of the path Egyptians will inevitably tread in the coming months. Finally when the dust settles the Brotherhood will settle in and as time ticks on one despot will be replaced by another in a form probably palatable to the ordinary people for they cannot argue with their self appointed religious leaders whose sole agenda is to use Islam as a tool to subjugate the people by perverted representation of this Great religion.
We have no one to blame but the USA and its allies for deliberately supporting Hosni Mubarak even though he and his accomplices have looted their own country.
The emotive images of blood, sweat and tears of ordinary unarmed, innocent Egyptians displayed on TV screens worldwide will finally come to naught for in the grand scheme of things, freedom will be but a fleeting glimpse of truth till organized religion takes the reins.
May God bless and protect the unfortunate people of Egypt.