I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been watching the news on Egypt with quickened breath, sometimes with tears in my eyes.
I’m not an expert in Middle East politics by any means but from my perspective it seemed to come out of nowhere. Enboldened by the Tunisian revolution, Egyptians just exploded in protest. Everything was okay. Until it wasn’t.
All my thoughts and prayers are with the Egyptians now. People who are willing to starve, to sacrifice safety, even to die, in order to taste freedom and democracy.
And shame on you America. Shame on you for being, as usual, the hypocrites. Espousing democracy in the Middle East but ONLY when it suits you and your allies aka Israel. I’ve watched with bitter amusement as Obama, Clinton and others have tried to walk the tightrope of words, supporting their old friend and dictator, all for “strategic” reasons. How about standing up for the principles we’re supposed to represent?
Godspeed Egypt. May all your dreams come true.