Monday, February 07, 2011

Tahrir Square Today February 6, 2011

10:31am Tahrir Square this morning.

11:19am In a sign of unity, crowds in Tahrir Square are chanting "We are one, we are one" ahead of the prayers to be held at noon for those killed over the past 13 days of protest. "Muslims and Copts hand in hand for a new dawn to rise" is another chant and NadiaE wrote on Twitter: "Off to Tahrir to attend Christian mass. My father - a 73-yr-old ill, bearded conservative Muslim - is with me."
Today, in Tahrir Square, Egyptians from all walks of life crowded into Tahrir Square to commemorate the almost 500 deaths and 5,000 people injured. Coptic Christian Mass was celebrated and Moslem prayer services alternated.

 One of the biggest reasons that Mubarak is clinging to power and claims he wants to die on Egyptian soil is because life for a brutal dictator like him out side of his country isn't the cushy retirement plan it once was. He owns houses in London and could hang out on the French Riviera if it wasn't for the pesky International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Meanwhile, in the Guardian Friday, it was revealed that President Hosni Mubarak's family fortune could be as much as $70bn (£43.5bn) according to analysis by Middle East experts, with much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast. His sons are billionaires.  Tyrannic despotism seems to be pretty good growth industry, if you can get in on the bottom floor.
And even though Ben Gleck doesn't believe a word they say, The Muslim Brotherhood reiterated their statements that this is not an Islamic Religious Revolution, it is a revolution to depose a tyrannic despot and want to participate in a truly representational government. 
Don't accept the half assed reporting that you are fed by American Network News!
You owe it to yourself and the Egyptian people to get the truth. Real reporters have been brutalized and arrested to get the real story out.
The Mid east marketing director for Google, Wael Ghonim was arrested for participating in demonstrations on January 27th. He had totally disappeared into the secret police maze, but due to international pressure and out cry, the Egyptian government will release him tomorrow.
He should have an interesting tale.


mud_rake said...

CNN this morning has a scary headline, Mubarak takes step to reform constitution

Supposedly, the changes were suggested by the opposition leaders, but, knowing the Mubarack history, the result will not favor the revolutionaries.

microdot said...

I have some ideas which I have been trying not to be obsessed with, but I will post something this evening regarding what I think is really happening between Egypt, Israel and the USA....there's an elephant in the room, and no one wants to notice it....