Friday, February 04, 2011

Irhal, Mubarak ...

Things look rather quiet in Tahrir Square in Cairo right now.

At least, on the tape-delayed footage one sees on the morning news; if you want real time, check out Al Jazeera. The Qatari network has managed to scoop the planet in its wide and in-depth coverage of the crisis ever since it erupted in the wake of the uprising in Tunisia.

The 'pro-Mubarak' forces (purportedly an eclectic mix of hired thugs, plainclothes police and others employed by the Interior Ministry) are also getting ready - getting ready to charge the barricades and suppress the popular revolt against Mubarak's 29-year rule over Egypt.

Back-channel talks are going on between VPs Biden and Suleyman on how to ease Hosnni out of power gracefully. Meanwhile, people have died and more have been wounded, and the country's economy is grinding to a halt.

If Mubarak loves Egypt so much, he should leave. Move to Siwa and live in retirement.

Just leave.


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