Daily Archives: February 13, 2011
What do you think?
There is discouraging news about Egypt in the Guardian today:
The ruling military council said it intends to retain power for six months or longer while elections are scheduled and will rule by decree. It suspended the constitution and said a committee will draw up amendments that will be put to a referendum. It also dissolved the widely discredited parliament, elected in a tainted ballot last year.In a sign that the army will only tolerate a limited challenge to its power, it is expected to issue a communique on Monday saying that it will crack down on those creating “chaos and disorder” as well as effectively banning strikes.
That definitely sounds like the begining of martial law. The protesters may be in worse trouble than they think, as what could easily come next is a military dictator who could well be worse than Mubarak ever was. Those who celebrate the “victory” of the protesters had better watch and wait. People power had best be ready to return to protest. The army has not invited any to become part of its new “government” and many of the former corrupt and dictatorial members of Mubarak’s regime are still in place. Also watch how the influence of wealthy is deployed behind the scenes to the disadvantage of the people.