Dictatorship....Fossilizing Our Future
This is an interview that was published today by Al-ahram weekly in English for President Mubarak's electoral propaganda. Words like FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY WERE NOT MENTIONED ONE SINGLE TIME in the whole interview.
The balance of power is making Egypt one of the exporters of terrorism…mmm what kind of balance are we now? Solutions mean toppling Mubarak, that’s why they are unrealistic and impossible to implement. Ah ..I knew it…
On Egypt’s budget: “Subsidies on food commodities, petroleum products and electricity increased in the current budget in order to alleviate the burdens on the limited income sector. Of course, there are still problems in education, health care, transportation and housing, and we will do our utmost in the coming phase to remedy them.”
I would like to know what is the budget of Egypt?. Does anybody here know? I want to be treated with respect like many other countries that respect its citizens by being transparent and accountable. I would like to know how much is spent on your travels, presidential palaces and employees.
“Naturally, I refuse to be pressured by anyone. Egypt refuses to be pressured by anyone.”
All dictators refuse to be pressured. Say something new…
On stability “The world is eager for Egypt to remain stable because stability here is intrinsically bound up with the stability of this delicate region and, hence, international stability.”
And do you think you are the stability? Please continue to make sure that weapons are smuggled to Gaza and keep receiving orders from the Baathist regime of Syria. And do not forget to flare up terrorist fatwas at every mosque in Egypt and leave ignorant clerics rule our life. Our stability …good one! He did not listen to Dr. Rice carefully.
“As for our reform programme, it is inspired by a purely Egyptian vision and is a response to the legitimate aspirations of our people. Reform cannot be dictated from abroad. Our international partners realise this and realise that we will not tolerate such pressures or any form of intervention in our affairs.”
How come you were not inspired by purely Egyptian vision in 24 years? Reform is only dictated from abroad especially for cases that want to spend their lifetime sucking the oxygen from around their people depriving them from any freedom to live with dignity.
“Citizens must exercise their right to have their say and casting their vote is the way forward at this phase. I have this to say to the people: go to the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice”
So that we can doctor your votes because may be we will need to count this time instead of filling it for you.