Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Reporting from Egypt; Free And Proud at Last

It is so inspiring and invigorating a scene to watch, you don’t have to be Egyptian to feel related to the roaring and jubilant people in Tahrir square, you only have to be alive.

By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat / from Alexandria, Egypt for Veterans Today

Dr. Ashraf Ezzat at the huge demonstrations in Egypt calling for power to the people

What is happening now in Tahrir square is a revolution in the making with people from all around the world watching every minute.

People are often used to following and watching live on their TV screens football games, UN meetings, royal weddings, catastrophic quakes and floodings but no one is used to watching a popular revolution unfolds.

It’s not an every day event, years and years would go by before any similar uprising could take place. Years and years would go by before any group of people could get together in thousands and act united as one.

It is so inspiring and invigorating a scene to watch, you don’t have to be Egyptian to feel related to the roaring and jubilant people in Thrir square you only have to be alive.

It has been almost three weeks now since this whole thing erupted, and it is escalating in huge numbers and enthusiasm.

The Mubarak regime has tried everything in their power to control and abort this uprising; they tried rubber bullets, tear gas, night curfew, police vanishing, looting and widespread panic, conspiracy theory, jail breaks and even thugs riding horses and camels. Nothing seemed to have worked nothing seemed to have managed to abort this green revolt and the people kept growing in numbers.

During the last weeks Tahrir Square in the center of Cairo has turned into the Mecca for activists, revolutionary young generation and thousands of Egyptians from all walks of life  crying out their frustration and dissatisfaction of decades of dictatorship and corruption and demanding that the dictator steps down.

Yesterday and after the supreme council of Egyptian military forces had issued out an announcement saying that they were convening a constant meeting and that they were in control of the current state of affairs and with the president to speak later in the evening everybody thought that the moment millions of Egyptians had been waiting for was just minutes away.

The speech turned out to be another disappointment and to a lot of Egyptians it was a slap on the face.

Mubarak said that he would delegate some of his authorities to his vice president Omar Suleiman – a figure detested by all Egyptians for his arrogance and long and loyal history to Mubarak- but made no indication to his stepping down at the moment.

In his speech he was insinuating that this uprising has more to do with enthusiastic and tactless young people steered by foreign agenda to drive the country into chaos and he added that there was no way he would succumb to those foreign agendas.

The president’s speech besides being a big disappointment has revealed insights into how this already exposed dictatorship is irresponsibly handling the situation in hand.

The gap here is not only this piecemeal response on behalf of the Egyptian regime but the catastrophic state of denial Mubarak and his vice-president has been clearly showing how much This corrupt regime is detached from the people and how so blinded by self-grandeur that it hasn’t yet been able to indentify that what the millions on the streets are doing is not sporadic riots but rather a genuine and spontaneous REVOLUTION … that demand another and totally different response on their behalf.

Those civilized people who aspire for a freer Egypt and more dignified Egypt … would not abandon the streets before they were granted their legitimate demands.

The dictator has finally stepped down

Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak could have saved himself the humiliation and contempt by everybody in Egypt who exposed his collaboration with the Zionist regime of Israel the one nation in the middle east along with the puppet royalties of Saudi Arabia who in a desperate last attempt have tried to show solidarity with this collapsing regime and called on Washington to not to abandon their corrupt friend.

This glorious uprising has proved beyond any doubt that nothing and no one could stand in the way of people united for the noble and legitimate rights of self-determination.

…History will never forget this glorious moment in the human struggle for freedom and dignity.

… Mubarak as I was finishing this post has finally yielded to the will of the people.

He has finally stepped down from office.

Egypt is free and the revolution has come to its fruition.

The Tahrir Square as the Tiananmen square in china will be memorial places for the noble and courageous struggle of young generation for FREEDOM.

For more articles by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat visit his website :http://ashraf62.wordpress.com/

Power to the people - Tahrir Square in Cairo

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63 Responses to "Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Reporting from Egypt; Free And Proud at Last"

  1. Ken Rechtstein  February 14, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I found this commentary in the Guardian…

    “Thank you for reminding us that 11 February, when Mubarak resigned, was also the date Thatcher succeeded Heath and Sarah Palin was born. It’s a pity you didn’t mention it was also the birthday of King Farouk, the last king of Egypt”.

    Bassem Abdallah


  2. Ken Rechtstein  February 14, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Too much enthusiasm folks and time for reflexion about facts:

    1) Mubarak gone (good riddance) but the military (his FIRST family!)in charge but the world powers in control,

    2) The growth rate of Egypt has been the highest in Africa (6%) but 90% of the young Egyptians, many of them graduates are without jobs and inflation hits 2 digists,

    3) Egypt had $34Bn in International Reserves and another $21Bn that could be converted in liquid assets: Most of it gone because of the social unrest, speculation-capital flight (IMF imposed on Egypt not to have currency control or limit of transfer abroad). Egypt imports 70% of what it eats. Food prices gone up and the Egyptian Pound bound to be DEVALUATED as soon as things in Tahrir Square calm down and an “Official” Govt is in place. Thus more inflation, more hardship for the People…

    4) In a populous country like Egypt liberal economy would NEVER work, because all foreign investments seeks to take out of the country MORE than they bring in, because those in power will necessarily become corrupt-nepotists-tycoons and the people their slaves and slaves of the big corporations, because wealth will never be shared equally. Most of ALL, the structure of the International Financial Power in the hands of the Zion Talmudic Mafia, through the Federal Reserve-Bank of England-EU Central Bank-BIS and their affiliated banks (IMF-WB-ADB-BID, etc.) will never allow it!

    5) Therefore, I am deeply concerned about this FARCE of REGIME CHANGE allegedly for better democracy (???) but which in reality is a RUSE to get a strong man/strong and experienced men-crooks out of the way and replace them with GREENS more docile and malleable, more easily blackmailed-controlled (withdrawing of foreign help-dictates of the IMF/WB-More debt and impoverishment of the country).

    6) Forget about it: History is to tell us that it is IMPOSSIBLE that the same powers that in the past colonized the “third world” and later held/hold a firm grip on its resources-monetary-financial-foreign/domestic policies, WOULD EVER CHANGE THE STATUS QUO. What the Zion Talmudic Mafia and its Agents-Sayanim do is ALWAYS devise NEW WAYS to ENSLAVE the PEOPLE to the benefit of the very FEW at the top of the PYRAMID. Period!

    Egypt’s woes are just BEGINNING, I am sorry to say, my background does not allow for false hopes. The consequences of ANY destabilization-abrupt break, without clear and well thought of measures to be implemented as solution for known problems will be CATASTROPHIC for the people and the Arab-Muslim countries. Just look at the FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY that has been brought to IRAQ and compare with the standard of living of the Iraqi people under the “dictator” Saddam Hussein, a faithful ALLY of the USA, tricked to attack Kuwait and that opened the door for Iraq to be destroyed-occupied-hijacked-returned to stone age and its resources mortgaged.

  3. Parvez  February 14, 2011 at 2:45 am

    You had your revolution, now go home.

  4. Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Unfortunately for the Egyptian people. Celebrations were premature.

    Army in control MARTIAL LAW until elections in 6 months, this is not much change from when Mubarak was in power.

    Actually the only thing different was : AT LEAST people were allowed to demonstrate at TAHRIR Square under Mubarak.


  5. kelli  February 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Hey, I can dream can’t I? Don’t be a Debbie Downer!

  6. johng  February 13, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Also, Ron Paul 2012 TJ has appointed himself “comment mediator” for VT, in case you haven’t noticed.

  7. johng  February 13, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Ron Paul 2012 let’s put it nicely here, TJ is Craig Pepe’s replacement, always looking for attention.

  8. Ron Paul 2012  February 13, 2011 at 5:46 am

    You are going to love it when the United States figures out what you pathetic Zionist trash did to us and then we are going to nuke the shit out of you.

    Understand, hasbrat?
    You’re not fooling anyone.
    Maybe god choose the wrong people, huh?

  9. Zitawi  February 13, 2011 at 4:32 am


    that revolution is yet to come. don’t expect that type of revolution to come from generation “facebook”, at least not yet. for now the people of Egypt will be more then content with farce democracy. The motto of these type of revolutions “is I want to eat too” and it is not a revolution which will bring about a greater equity into the systems of the world. Pen what do you think, is better to live in the Matrix or out of it? are we truly willing to fight for true freedom? do we even know what it is?

  10. Zitawi  February 13, 2011 at 4:19 am

    to all quote from above link:

    The aim is not to promote an organic Arab democracy ‘of the people, and for the people,’ but rather to promote an evolutionary “democratization” in which the old despots of American strategic support are removed in favour of a neoliberal democratic system, in which the outward visible institutions of democracy are present (multi-party elections, private media, parliaments, constitutions, active civil society, etc); yet, the power-holders within that domestic political system remain subservient to U.S. economic and strategic interests, continuing to follow the dictates of the IMF and World Bank, supporting America’s military hegemony in the region, and “opening up” the Arab economies to be “integrated” into the world economy. Thus, “democratization” becomes an incredibly valuable strategy for maintaining hegemony; a modern re-hash of “Let them eat cake!” Give the people the ‘image’ of democracy and establish and maintain a co-dependent relationship with the new elite. Thus, democracy for the people becomes an exercise in futility, where people’s ‘participation’ becomes about voting between rival factions of elites, who all ultimately follow the orders of Washington.

    this is what remains to be seen. replace the oppression from above to an oppression from within.

  11. Ron Paul 2012  February 13, 2011 at 3:56 am

    You are a pathetic Zio-shill hijacking TJBronocs name.
    Do you think people don’t see it.

    Are you a 14 year old child?

    You are busted you pathetic zio-shill.

  12. Ron Paul 2012  February 13, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I was thinking that.
    Shirin has a long history of pro-zionist rhetoric here.
    But all of a sudden if I disagree with her I am a Mossad agent.
    Apparently mini bronco doesn’t realize that me and BIG Bronco get along.

    I find it amusing that their new tactic is to claim everyone who doesn’t agree with them is a zionist/mossad shill.

    Another reverse psychology fail by the pathetic Zio-shills.

  13. Penumbra  February 13, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Ron, this idiot is an unoriginal TJ wannabe. Notice the small print name. another hasbarah fake vouching for his hasbarah buddy.

  14. Ron Paul 2012  February 13, 2011 at 2:36 am

    @tjbronco: Possible idiot?

  15. Ron Paul 2012  February 13, 2011 at 1:15 am

    In other news, Ron Paul wins the CPAC convention by a landslide and Palin got her DINGBAT ass whooped. ( of course Ron Paul can’t win becuase GOrdon says so )


  16. Ron Paul 2012  February 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Egyptians didn’t follow U.S. protesting regulation codes did they?

  17. Ann  February 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Congratulations to the Egyptians–admirable self-control through a dangerous phase and an astonishing transformation for all the world to see.

  18. Soap Box  February 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Proud, honorable Egyptian triumph!
    Freedom flames will spread across the globe.
    Thank you Egypt! You did it for the world as well.

  19. DR.NUR  February 12, 2011 at 11:53 am


  20. Derek  February 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Good on you. You have taken a truly moral & ethical stand. Right over wrong. A true patriot!

  21. Derek  February 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Bravo. Good on Switzerland.

  22. Ron Paul 2012  February 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Shirin is either naive or a shill folks, watch this documentary.

    “Creature From Jekyll Island A Second Look at the Federal Reserve”


    And as for Shirins hopelessly naive comment about marching peacefully on Capitol Hill, Naomi Wolf explains exactly why protests in America don’t work.


  23. Greg Bacon  February 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Egypt is still not free, not as long as Israel and her colony, the USSA, is saying one thing, but doing another, like sending troops to the Sinai and stationing warships off the Egyptian coast.

    It still remains to be seen if the majority of Egyptian generals will be bought off by boatloads of cash from Israel and the USSA.

    If that happens, the revolution will implode and one Israeli arse-kissing Zionist stooge will be replaced by another Israeli arse-kissing Zionist stooge.

    For if REAL democracy breaks out in Egypt, then how will Israel keep Gaza perpetually on the edge of starvation?

    That said, I am in awe of the Egyptians courage and integrity in trying to take back their nation from the thieves, liars, torturers, murderers and Zionist stooges ruining their beautiful country.

    Now if only Americans had a fraction of that courage.

  24. Shirin  February 12, 2011 at 6:17 am

    You really think you know everything. You couldn’t follow your own rationale a few lines down if your life depended on it.

    Stop dampening the enthusiasm of victory for the Egyptians.

  25. Shirin  February 12, 2011 at 6:08 am

    “Tyranny”? You have no clue what you are talking about. You don’t know what heaven you live in. You have the right to criticize the government. Do so. But, don’t talk about “throwing off tyranny” because you are ticked off at “international banksters”.

    The government is shredding our Constitution? March peacefully on Capitol Hill and demand cease and desist. They are looting the treasury? The same. Except it appears that everyone feels more entitled to what funds there are.

    There are those who want us to react violently to our problems only to throw us into chaos. But, we are Americans. We should know, and be able to act, better.

  26. Parvez  February 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Revolution is a long struggle. Celebrations are in order for fall of Pharaoh symbol. True freedom is based on building institution of democracy dedicated to serving people.
    Good luck to Egyptians.

  27. Genie  February 12, 2011 at 3:01 am

    I figure that every possible evil force left in US/Israel is unleashed at this moment. The devil is desperate, hates to lose a client. Even so…the people paid for freedom from tyranny with their blood and treasure…they won’t let anyone rob them again. Some generations down the road when everyone becomes complacent. We in the US are falling into what they just crawled out of.

  28. Lem G.  February 12, 2011 at 2:00 am

    DR. E –
    The quiet revolutions are actually EVOLUTION for a democracy to take hold in a nation that has known only dictatorship since the English left. What SOME of us worry about ( not just Americans ) is the threat of a theocracy with stiff Sharia Law or another repressive regime taking over in the interim before the elections. Hopefully, the Egyptian military will be the stabilizing force and use
    quiet restraint during this critical period.
    As for other Arab nations following in the footsteps of our friends in Cairo,
    Im shallah.

  29. Ron Paul 2012  February 12, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Read this article Ashraf, this is what’s happening.

    It’s a classic western engineered “transition”.
    I’m afraid the Egyptian people are being duped, unless they are smart enough to see through it of course.

    “America’s Strategic Repression of the ‘Arab Awakening’
    North Africa and the Global Political Awakening, Part 2”

    by Andrew Gavin Marshall


  30. Ron Paul 2012  February 12, 2011 at 1:51 am

    No, he just took his meds.

  31. Ingrid B  February 12, 2011 at 12:13 am

    THIS is the worry, probably why Obama sounded relaxed and happy..

  32. Ingrid B  February 12, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Let`s hope that no ONE person rules again and that every decision made on behalf of the Egyptian people, is approved by the Egyptian people..

  33. Ingrid B  February 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

    glad you cleared that up, it was my worry. Obama was rambling on last night and sounded so damned pleased, that made me suspicious. Mubarak was a corrupt dictator, no question but I think he was a puppet of darker forces, Suleiman and his Zionist masters.. Zionism loves the corrupt..

  34. Ed Kendrick  February 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Citizens in the U.S. would do well to take this lesson in how to throw off tyranny.

    We, like the good people in Germany, have let our Constitution be shredded and our treasury looted.

    Humanity must confront the international banksters and throw them off.

    A catalyst to this awakening is to http://ReDiscover911.com Get to know the real terrorists of the world–and overcome the conditioning not to criticize our controllers.

  35. TYLER KENT  February 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Patriots of Earth & the Human Race,for a better & the best 21st Century!!

  36. TYLER KENT  February 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This is magnificent! Congratulations Egypt!


  37. Rehmat  February 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Celebrations are pre-mature as nothing has changed expect the face of USraeli poodle. The new military strongman, Gen. Omar is a welknown CIA-Mossad agent.

  38. Moha  February 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulation Egypt, but this is never over and you have to keep alert, democracy need brave citizens to defend it against corrupt politicians and external influences.

  39. S. Johnson  February 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Can we see Mubarak on trial for the worlds media? Allowing years of torture and state Abuses to be heard in court. Are we ever going to see him in handcuffs and brought before a court of LAW Similar to what the US did to Saddam?

    -I don’t think so.

    That’s because he’s one of the “boys” who has helped to maintain israels dominance in the region for decades… Mubarak will be sipping Blueberry Daquiri cocktails on a banana lounge next to Kenneth Lay and Arial Sharon in an undisclosed Caribbean beach location before the end of the week.

    The “Change” wont be celebrated in my neighbourhood just yet until it is obvious things have actually changed.

    Removing Mubarak for Sulieman or even El Baradei is the equal of removing Bush and placing Obama in power. One just smells a bit better than the last. However we all should already know from experience that real effective change is not within the scope of these lying pollichickens. Only perhaps at a surface level.

    Be warned – People of earth have just had a taste of “people power” and considering there’s a lot more oppressed citizens on earth than lying pollichickens… Time has come when they had seriously better watch their step. *(See a Bugs life analogy)

    In other news.. Possibly not related: US ambassadors worldwide have been re-called to USA for confidential urgent discussions. hmmmm to be a fly on the wall in those cones of silence.

  40. Nicole  February 11, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    A huge BRAVO to all Egyptians.

  41. Texas Vet  February 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Well said about the banking system, Pen. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you and yours, Dr. E. This is the next step in a long journey.


  42. hareli  February 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm


    Here’s hoping the next guy (Egypt Prez) goes on Meet The Press, and says, “Yes, Egypt kept the Peace treaty 30 years ago. We kept our side of the deal at great hardship to our people. Israel did zip. And is still refusing to fulfill it’s half of the agreement.”

  43. hareli  February 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Just happened in Switzerland. Banks froze HM’s assets.

  44. Brian  February 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I’m wondering when the Mossad is going to unleash, vicious false flags on the Egyptian people. Israel will probably blame the Muslims Brotherhood. Israel doesn’t want a united Egyptian population.

    The combination of violent, surreptitious plans of the Israeli government along with the Jewish Zionist media, AIPAC controlled Whitehouse and congress, the admiration the American people have for Egyptian Muslims will unfortunately not last long.

  45. Ron Paul 2012  February 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Right on, Pen.

    Rising food prices was the final straw on the camels back that triggered this revolution ( no pun intended ).

    Rising the food prices due to hyperinflation of the dollar are not going away, it is just going to get worse.

    Also, Egypt is currently 100% reliant on the West for food imports.
    This is not going to be as easy as it seems.

  46. kelli  February 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Yes!! I was hoping that would be done! Yes yes yes!

  47. Penumbra  February 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to the Egyptian people for ousting the last Zionist stooge from palatial reign of terror.

    Nevertheless, bear in mind that the Egyptian “central Bank” is still wholly owned by and for the Rothschild global banking syndicate and as such the Egyptians must be reminded of the proclamation of Nathan Rothschild so long ago, who said:

    “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes their laws.”

    This principle is the cornerstone of the entire global mafia system, which has merely received a minor nosebleed by the Egyptian uprising, nothing more. Be sure they even now have numerous contingencies in the works to ensure that their ultimate control of the economics of that and all other nations, which might be harboring similar ideas of revolt, will continue as is it has for centuries.

    For Egyptians to be truly free, they must dismantle entirely all foreign control of their lives, not just the front men placed on the public stage to keep their attention diverted from the real powerbrokers behind the scenes.

    If Egypt can establish its own sovereign national money supply, not based on debt, they will force the hand of the real monsters in this world and expose them for the vicious self serving enemies of all mankind that they are and have always been, generation after generation.

    That would be a true revolution indeed, and one with far greater domino effect than present events.

  48. Friday  February 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I was in Tahrir square when the news hit that Mubarak is out! This is truly one of the greatest days for this country and my fellow Egyptians! And honestly, I’m very proud of our military. For the first time in my life, I feel good about being an Egyptian. Mabrook to everyone!

  49. Gary Walker  February 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    This is magnificent! Congratulations Egypt!


  50. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  February 11, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    The military is going to lead a few months transitionl period till the demcratic election.
    …The last thing Egyptians would want is a military regime.
    …The millions have made it obvious that they will only accept civilian and secular government.

  51. LYNETTE  February 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Congratulations to the Egyptian people!!

  52. Ron Paul 2012  February 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    “Switzerland freezes Mubarak’s assets”


  53. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi  February 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    corrupt governments and media fall

    ‘And the armies ceased advancing
    Because the people had their ear’

    People Have The Power
    Fred Sonic Smith
    Dream of Life
    Patti Smith


  54. Alan  February 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Good luck. I hope it turns out well.

  55. Ron Paul 2012  February 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations, but this is far from over.
    There is still the chance of another Western puppet taking his place not to mention now Egypt is officially a military dictatorship. ( backed by Western money )

  56. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  February 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    There is a national compaign underway now calling for freezing all Mubarak& family assets abroad.

  57. AS  February 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations to all the brothers and sisters in Egypt

    Allahu Akbar wal Ezzatu lillahi

  58. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  February 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    If you didn’t leave Egypt earlier would have been with us at Tahrir Square.
    My regards and keep in touch.

  59. Democracydiva  February 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Now the people of Egypt must guard against the use of electronic voting machines and electronic vote tallying machines…The votes must be recorded on paper and (video taped) hand counted in full view by representatives from the various political factions… They should also also have exit polls and be overseen by organizations such as Amnesty International.

  60. Mr. Misr Sweden  February 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Congratulations Ashraf! This is a truly historic moment! I am very proud of the Egyptian people and I wish I was there. Christoffer

  61. kelli  February 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Let it be so, let this be the spark that ignites the people all over the Arab world to oust their puppet dictators who succumb to U.S. and Israeli threats and bribery. Then, let it come here to the shores of the U.S. and the UK so that we oust our traitorous Congress and President who do not work for the people but succumb to Israeli threats, blackmail and bribery. Then, Israel will be surrounded with no where to go.

  62. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  February 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    My dear Ghulam,

    I have been discussing this with a Pakistani friend of mine.
    .. The domino effect is bound to keep rolling.
    Pakistan deserves better than to carry on under dictatorship and corruption.
    Best of luck my friend.

  63. Ghulam Hussain  February 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Congratulations to Dr Ashraf Ezzat and also to the victorious Egyptian people. Hopefully the march of the oppressed and deprived masses will not stop and people in other Islamic countries, particularly Pakistan, will follow the suit.

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