Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Current Situation in Egypt
Just thought i would share what I've learned about the situation in Egypt and let the people comment what they think about it. The Egyptian people have been demonstrating(heavily in Cairo) politically and recently these protests have turned violent. So violent in fact that the U.S. Embassy there has decided that all non government Americans need to leave the country immediately. Communications like the internet and cell phones may have been disabled due to these demonstrations so contact with people has broken down in recent days. The people have been demanding for the resignation of president Mubarak and the situation is precarious. He has technically announced his resignation but still does have some power. Since he has announced his resignation the military which is currently in control of the government requested the people go back to work for the sake of the economy. The vast number of people demonstrating has actually caused their economy to begin to crumble. I certainly don't know where the country is going, but my personal thoughts is that this could be very similar to the Iranian revolutions that took place in 1979 where radical leaders dethroned the shah and took power which effectively turned Iran around from the industrialized track it was on. I think that sometimes the evil you have is better than the evil you don't know. If things are truly bad enough to restructure their economy over there they need to remember what went wrong so that something worse won't take power and cause the country to collapse completely.