'Disrespectful to the People'?
...after 16 days, Omar Suleiman had this to say? Is this Egypt's Vice President's idea of a joke, expressing self-denial or just a desperate attempt at reverse psychology?
Apparently, "departure" is an insulting word and if this is an attempt to appease the angry mob, the VP is in for a shock. There can only be two things or outcomes:-
One, Hosni Mubarak steps down and the Muslim Brotherhood takes over or decrees a coalition with the opposition to form the interim government, possibly with help from the US and Iran; or two, the Egyptian constitution is amended before September and again, the Muslim Brotherhood takes over and the same order of things will come to past.
The MB, was just an outreach which have since become an influential organization and a powerful catalyst for change, which incidentally does not sit well with the country's laws against having religious based political parties.
The reality of warfare in any form, the aggressive will subdue the weak or the outnumbered. Look at so many Middle Eastern states which were once thriving Christian states and later overrun by the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empire, not to mention the many Caliphs who let slip dogs of war in the name of religion.
Then the Palestinians will ally with MB... Tel Aviv is uneasy. The Israelis will be thinking, who will be their new tenants (the current one has been given more than mere easements and estates) and whether Iran will march in from the south which have for some time been deceptively quiet. Benjamin Netanyahu has express these fears in public.
Oh but wait...the Russians are now behind closed doors with the Egyptian premier...of what is discussed, no one knows.
My friends, or some of them at least observed that no one is keeping their eyes on Israel who is said to be capable of taking over Gaza. I humbly beg to differ...
The Palestinian presence since the 6th Day War is a mark of compromise for the Israelis. Israel displays a copious amount of attention, waiting for the outcome of the revolution happening in Egypt now.
Mubarak has always kept his distance from Israel a contrast to his predecessor Anwar Sadat who paid a visit to Yizhak Rabin to discuss efforts for peace in both lands.
Mubarak and his police state were barriers to chaos that, if removed, would likely be succeeded by an Iranian-style Islamic Republic, one directly neighboring Israel and armed with U.S. weaponry.
Arab nations have been hostile toward Israel with Egypt and Jordan mostly ignoring the peace treaties signed with the Jewish state. Most Israelis viewed the peace process as a means for bettering relations with Europe and the United States and not as a channel to regional forced acceptance of the Arabic language and Islamic values. Revolting prospect.
Israeli clerics and priets will have to remain steadfast and keep the prayer chains going for deliverance out of this dark and sinister religious threat.
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