Friday, February 4, 2011

The turmoil in Egypt

It has now been the seventh day since the Egyptian protestors have been demanding the resignation of their President who has been ruling them since 1981 under emergency decree. The United States here is being careful not to antagonize either side of the protest for fear of more unrest. Foreigners have been trying to flee Egypt as the situation continues to deteriorate. It all started with Tunisia and now it has spread to the largest Arab Country with no letting up. The United States is as usual trying to buy time in Egypt amid fears that anything new will not be as accommodating to the U.S. in terms of relationship with Israel and crucial support among other Arab countries.

My question here is that if that same situation happens in the U.S. for example like the current of former President is ruling the country for the last 20 to 25 years, would the American public get fed up with the same rulers or not. I believe that now the Arab people are really fed up with all the corruption and lack of jobs and high prices for their staple goods and they real want change and want somebody who can listen to their problems. Even getting more than a billion dollars a year for the last 30 or so years have not improved the lives of the Egyptian people and it won’t be for the next 30 years if the same old policies are followed. Now is the time for people to elect their own people without fear and intimidation who can listen to their problems and try to solve them.

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