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
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
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.
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Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University.
Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him.
In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him, it’s as relevant and vibrant as the current moment.
In his research and writings, Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered.
Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is the author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites.
In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary “Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites”.