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Die ägyptische Revolution – ein Aufstand ohne Führer


Sandmonkey hat diesen Text am Donnerstag auf seinem Blog veröffentlicht. Er ist sehr finster, aber auch sehr pathetisch (lohnt sich in toto zu lesen). Interessant die Einschätzung zur Rolle der Muslimbrüder in der Revolte:

I don’t know how to start writing this. I have been battling fatigue for not sleeping properly for the past 10 days, moving from one’s friend house to another friend’s house, almost never spending a night in my home, facing a very well funded and well organized ruthless regime that views me as nothing but an annoying bug that its time to squash will come. The situation here is bleak to say the least.

(…) Despite it all, we braved it. We believed we are doing what’s right and were encouraged by all those around us who couldn’t believe what was happening to their country. What he did galvanized the people, and on Tuesday, despite shutting down all major roads leading into Cairo, we managed to get over 2 million protesters in Cairo alone and 3 million all over Egypt to come out and demand Mubarak’s departure. Those are people who stood up to the regime’s ruthlessness and anger and declared that they were free, and were refusing to live in the Mubarak dictatorship for one more day. That night, he showed up on TV, and gave a very emotional speech about how he intends to step down at the end of his term and how he wants to die in Egypt, the country he loved and served. To me, and to everyone else at the protests this wasn’t nearly enough, for we wanted him gone now. Others started asking that we give him a chance, and that change takes time and other such poppycock. Hell, some people and family members cried when they saw his speech. People felt sorry for him for failing to be our dictator for the rest of his life and inheriting us to his Son. It was an amalgam of Stockholm syndrome coupled with slave mentality in a malevolent combination that we never saw before. And the Regime capitalized on it today.

Today, they brought back the internet, and started having people calling on TV and writing on facebook on how they support Mubarak and his call for stability and peacefull change in 8 months. They hung on to the words of the newly appointed government would never harm the protesters, whom they believe to be good patriotic youth who have a few bad apples amongst them. We started getting calls asking people to stop protesting because „we got what we wanted“ and „we need the country to start working again“. People were complaining that they miss their lives. That they miss going out at night, and ordering Home Delivery. That they need us to stop so they can resume whatever existence they had before all of this. All was forgiven, the past week never happened and it’s time for Unity under Mubarak’s rule right now.

To all of those people I say: NEVER! I am sorry that your lives and businesses are disrupted, but this wasn’t caused by the Protesters. The Protesters aren’t the ones who shut down the internet that has paralyzed your businesses and banks: The government did. (…)

Then Mubarak made his move and showed them what useful idiots they all were.

You watched on TV as „Pro-Mubarak Protesters“ – thugs who were paid money by NDP members by admission of High NDP officials- started attacking the peaceful unarmed protesters in Tahrir square. (…) The aim was clear: Use the clashes as pretext to ban such demonstrations under pretexts of concern for public safety and order, and to prevent disunity amongst the people of Egypt. But their plans ultimately failed, by those resilient brave souls who wouldn’t give up the ground they freed of Egypt, no matter how many live bullets or firebombs were hurled at them. They know, like we all do, that this regime no longer cares to put on a moderate mask. That they have shown their true nature. That Mubarak will never step down, and that he would rather burn Egypt to the ground than even contemplate that possibility.

(…)  A veiled girl with a blurred face went on Mehwer TV claiming to have received funding by Americans to go to the US and took courses on how to bring down the Egyptian government through protests which were taught by Jews. She claimed that AlJazeera is lying, and that the only people in Tahrir square now were Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. State TV started issuing statements on how the people arrested Israelis all over Cairo engaged in creating mayhem and causing chaos. For those of you who are counting this is an American-Israeli-Qatari-Muslim Brotherhood-Iranian-Hamas conspiracy. Imagine that. And MANY PEOPLE BOUGHT IT. I recall telling a friend of mine that the only good thing about what happened today was that it made clear to us who were the idiots amongst our friends. Now we know.

Now, just in case this isn’t clear: This protest is not one made or sustained by the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s one that had people from all social classes and religious background in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood only showed up on Tuesday, and even then they were not the majority of people there by a long shot. We tolerated them there since we won’t say no to fellow Egyptians who wanted to stand with us, but neither the Muslims Brotherhood nor any of the opposition leaders have the ability to turn out one tenth of the numbers of protesters that were in Tahrir on Tuesday. This is a revolution without leaders. Three million individuals choosing hope instead of fear and braving death on hourly basis to keep their dream of freedom alive. Imagine that.

The End is near. I have no illusions about this regime or its leader, and how he will pluck us and hunt us down one by one till we are over and done with and 8 months from now will pay people to stage fake protests urging him not to leave power, and he will stay „because he has to acquiesce to the voice of the people“. This is a losing battle and they have all the weapons, but we will continue fighting until we can’t. I am heading to Tahrir right now with supplies for the hundreds injured, knowing that today the attacks will intensify, because they can’t allow us to stay there come Friday, which is supposed to be the game changer. We are bringing everybody out, and we will refuse to be anything else than peaceful. If you are in Egypt, I am calling on all of you to head down to Tahrir today and Friday. It is imperative to show them that the battle for the soul of Egypt isn’t over and done with. I am calling you to bring your friends, to bring medical supplies, to go and see what Mubarak’s gurantees look like in real life. Egypt needs you. Be Heroes.

25 Kommentare

  1.   Suchowlansky

    „Ein echter Mann zeigt keine Schwäche“

    Mubaraks Worte haben ihre Wirkung nicht verfehlt, war klar.

    Im Nahen Osten zählt eben nur Stärke (zeigen).

    An Mubarak werden sich Obama und die verschwulten EU Politiker (zusammen plant man ja angeblich den „Übergang“) die Zähnchen ausbeissen, da können sie ihm noch so viel Angebote machen (Er darf all sein geklautes Geld behalten und sich in Deutschland zur Ruhe setzten)

    Mabarak hat es gesagt, die Geschichte wird über ihn richen.

  2.   marriex


    Heißt so Pups auf Polnisch.

  3. ein eindrückliches Dokument – bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass Sandmonkey in seinen düsteren Prognosen nicht recht behält. Es ist auch am Westen, Mubarak definitiv klar zu machen, dass seine Tage gezählt sind. Obama scheint das begriffen zu haben, aber das Lavieren der Europäer ist eine Schande.
    Vielleicht kann Mubarak ja zusammen mit Berlusconi eine Senioren-WG aufmachen. Berlusconi hat sicher noch eine passende Villa.

  4.   marriex

    @ atemhaus

    Dann würde ich Pfizer-Aktien kaufen.

  5.   docaffi

    Angeblich hat sich heute Amr Mussa bereit erklärt, eine wichtige Rolle, in der Post-Mubarak Zeit zu übernehmen.

  6.   Suchowlansky

    A failed assassination attempt on Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, Fox News reported Saturday.

    According to Fox News, a senior Obama administration official confirmed that the attack occurred soon after Suleiman was appointed on Jan. 29 as part of the effort to quell the anti-government protests. The official described it as an organized attack on Suleiman’s motorcade.

  7. Für Mubarak gibt es laut NYT Pläne, ihn zum medizinischen Check-Up nach Deutschland auszufliegen und halt etwas länger dazubehalten.
    Quellen: http://www.evangelisch.de/themen/politik/zeitung-pl%C3%A4ne-f%C3%BCr-mubaraks-ausreise-nach-deutschland33279

  8.   Jörg Lau

    @ all: Sandmonkey heißt Mahmoud Salem, ist 29 Jahre alt. Auf CNN erzählt er, was vorgestern mit ihm und anderen Demonstranten geschah. Seine Anonymität ist jetzt Geschichte. Sehr gefährlich. Das Interview hier:

  9.   Jörg Lau

    @ all: John McCain in München: I think President Mubarak has to go. (Er ist der einzige, der das hier so sagt.)

  10.   marriex

    @ JL # 9

    Told you so.


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