You are gone.
When thousands of peaceful protesters call you an evil Dictator who exploited the country for 30 years to build your own wealth and when the history of how you gradually let corruption spread through all levels of your government starts becoming everyday coffee table news for families around the globe, then you should really be afraid of your life, when you start seeing images of Tahrir square being superimposed with Tiananmen square . No matter, even if the country in question is Egypt and you happen to be Hosni Mubarak.
The writing becomes more and more imminently clear on the wall. Listen, 18 days of world media coverage, 1 Google martyr executive, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck starting to talk about Egyptian politics and what is good for your country – you know how bad a combination all of the above is? But you just couldn’t read the sign on the wall and couldn’t comprehend the reality of the situation. Could you? May be because you are 82. Even when the whole world waited with bated breath on Feb 10 expecting you to step down, you appeared on National TV, not an oz. of your ego deflated, spoke with the same control you have always had and did what? You patronized the protesters and tried to give them some patriotic lesson, thus giving a long winded speech with no end, pretty much saying everything that the protesters didn’t want to hear from you and the world was hoping not to witness live on satellite TV. What were you thinking? The conspiracy theorists formulated many theories including a theory claiming that your speech was actually a bait – a bait for the protesters. The theory claims that with that speech on Feb 10, You were actually hoping to cause chaos and bloodshed , which you could use to turn the whole world against the protesters, giving you a freehand in launching a wide massacre…eventually leaving you, your power and your money in tact.
Not even 24 hours. Not enough time for 1000 conspiracy theories to come out and to get dissected.
And then, today, they say you quit. Your VP says say you are gone. Even my son asked me if you stepped down. And I even heard someone from your military say that you have gone to get a tan. Really?
That I am sure is the first of its kind “mankind milestone” for Egyptians and also for us, the modern day world citizens.
As a side note, unfortunately, the Obama administration is not going to get as much credit as it deserves for handling the Egyptian situation. The conservative politicians in America will look for reasons to link Hussein (middle name of the President) with the Muslim brotherhood and fabricate stories to scare the dirty matter out of mostly single track and simple minded Americans. Of course, Fox News will chip in and add fuel to this dangerous fire. The Obama administration just has to hope that there is some new news that takes over the Egyptian crisis soon. Preferably some “new good news”…