Crisis in Egypt
Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on Aug 1, 2011
How many months of fighting for democracy have gone by since the Egyptian revolution? How have things been going for the fight for democracy in one of the oldest civilizations in the history of the world?
With Hosni Mubarak, the dictator who governed Egypt for the last 3 decades after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, overthrown, and facing the possibility of death, is currently awaiting trial. What is the status of the country in limbo?
The future looked dire for the fledgling Middle East 'democracy' with the Muslim brotherhood flexing its political might in Tarihir Square in the last few days before Ramadan. Banners extolling the principals of sharia law waved in the wind as thousands gathered to protest the continued military rule in Egypt.
Today the military forced the protesters to vacate Tarihir square in central Cairo to create calm in the capital.
Time will tell who wins the tug-of-war for power in this ancient country.
Let's hope cooler heads and calculated reason take hold of this tumultuous group of revolutionaries above the din of post-revolution posturing.
We, as Americans, are so focused on the financial crisis in our own country to notice what's happening in other regions.
For those of us who have dreamed of visiting the pyramids, let's hope that the good guys prevail.