One difference between Tunisia and Egypt and the others like Libya and Syria is Tunisia and Egypt were united in ridding ourselves of the dictator.
Libya and Syria are different. Their leaders have a lot of support.
In Egypt no one guessed that 25th would bring about his downfall. NO ONE! if they say they did they are lying.
25th morning and afternoon was about police and their brutality and Khalid Said. Nothing more.
25th evening it all changed.
It then became we can rid ourselves of this regime and the slogans went from Khalid and Mahalla to Bread-Freedom-Social Justice. Freedom was the main one where we challenged the state security apparatus and we saw its weaknesses and that led to 26th - 11th February.
Libya and Syria are not from the people. Thats more about outside influences.
The outside influences in Egypt were about controlling the situation and stopping its escalation to ousting their puppet.
I can also guarantee you that Egyptians have no love for Israel. You mention that in your article. Israel has brought our lands to chaos and there is nothing our people would love more than for it to be never created. I am sure the colonial powers also now feel the same but now have to deal with it's consequences and it's nuclear capability and mad scientist leadership.
Last edited by Abu Sina; Feb 25 2012 at 02:46 AM.
"The Nazis made me afraid to be a Jew, and the Israelis make me ashamed to be a Jew."
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