Friday, February 4, 2011

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Egypt between hopes and fears

(February 4, 2011)

The risk of a bloodbath increases with the hours Tahrir Square, where for days stationed tens of thousands of demonstrators are calling for the immediate resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and elections paving the way for a new era of democracy and legality in the country. The novelty of the last days is the reaction, the tremendous backlash of the system, which is plunging the country into a civil war scenario. An outcome that nipped in the bud the possibility of a political movement and of the clergy and progressive.

tripped the time of repression, with the deployment of teams of thugs and provocateurs, the arrest of inconvenient witnesses, representatives of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and other NGOs, bloggers. Those brave young people who try to pierce the veil of silence that the regime is imposing on the media and communication in the knowledge that the web and international solidarity are two tools to strengthen the civil resistance of the opposition. It will be the case then to ask how is this possible backlash, what opportunities the Mubarak government is using to stay in power by promising reforms and a hypothetical transition smooth and controlled, and hires assassins and infiltrators to spread death among the demonstrators.

Mubarak will perhaps understand that the tentative positions taken by the international community's offer to shore groped the last card. To cause a destabilization of the total, to justify the continuation of an authoritarian system. The armed forces seem to be divided between loyalty to the president - who like his predecessors was a soldier - and the people, while police forces loyal the president try to break the umbilical cord that binds the revolutionaries to Tahrir Square to the rest of the world, hoping to break the resistance. The UN left the country, journalists are closed in hotels or suffer intimidation by the police, those Arabs invisible until a few weeks (as he calls them in his blog - - and a successful book, the journalist Italian Paola Caridi careful observer of the facts Egyptians), now in danger of disappearing again in the future equals the past suffered from too far.

more time passes the greater the chances of a hard turn, which takes riding the despot, while those who demonstrate in Cairo freedom and democracy, is likely to be gradually isolated from the rest of the population. A population that are currently present at the show down to Tahrir Square and soon you could be faced with the choice to support pro-democracy demonstrators or Mubarak, to choose between chaos and order crafted by the President imposed a sword by the same thread . In the midst of so many young people, ready to sacrifice the final, perhaps waiting for a strong signal of the international community. The ritual exhortations from the UN, European Union, the various international fora, even the International Monetary Fund (!) Appear to be tragically inadequate in the face of such a situation.

After the statements of fact the United States and European Union - measuring the balance between pragmatism and principles - have raised the level of condemnation and pressure, perhaps due to the persuasive action of Israel, or have dared to threaten the suspension of aid, up to $ 25 billion from Washington in the last 25 years into the coffers of the regime. Not to mention the paradox of EU aid to Egypt due to an association agreement came into force in June 2004 with the aim (sic) to promote political stability, economic development and regional cooperation.

The agreement as written on the European Union website encourages a regular political dialogue in bilateral and international contexts. Where was Europe since 2004, and where is it now? What is a statement condemning the violence if you do not have the courage to call for the same name who is responsible? No power that sits in the Security Council has dared to request the convening of an emergency meeting to assess developments, send a strong signal at a situation that could have repercussions at regional level, the prospect of total isolation of any government that arises from the blood of the Egyptians, drowning out the cry of despair. Meanwhile, news arrived from Yerevan in Armenia's upcoming mobilizations for democracy.

Faced with these facts, we, lovers of law and human rights, we feel lost and admired. Admired the courage, the willingness to sacrifice our peers overseas. Lost because we want to do something, give a sign of support or solidarity. This sense of a number of initiatives undertaken in recent days, from participation in a sit-in by representatives of the Egyptian community, a debate on the events in Tunisia and Egypt, to a garrison in front of the Egyptian embassy in Rome. Remain in the mind's eyes filled with tears of Rieti an Egyptian who has joined to the presidium of the Left today, Ecology and Freedom, which explained the complexity of crisis, and the tools available to Mubarak to suppress the Egyptian people, the presidential guard that is in fact an army of Praetorians willing to do anything. We

remains a possibility, to create opportunities, to help open up public spaces for the Egyptians who want to be there but are condemned to stay here, understand together how to support their progress towards democracy and freedom. We do this by opening channels through networking with migrant communities, helping to break the isolation, informing and counter, denouncing the existence of the Italian government complicit in the face of these tragic events. Because the dignity of the people is our dignity, their cry for freedom is ours, the crisis in Egypt is the crisis of a model of democracy without legitimacy.

As an observer on the website now says World Politics Review ( ) "What happens in Egypt today is a conviction that the global order so far represented by Egypt "stable" (...). In a time when state-building is central to the doctrines of security, and in which the foreign military presence in Afghanistan is based on a scientific approach to the legitimacy and systems Government, the events in Tunisia and Egypt remind us that social order and political legitimacy are more the result of unpredictable alchemy that the product formulas exact .

Francesco Martone


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