"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." Thomas Jefferson
Leaders of this planet, the whole world despise you. You have supported dictators for decades, providing weapons and means knowing they were not at war. So, who would they turn these weapons against ? Their people… You have brandished the threat of chaos without ever leaving once his luck to the « diplomacy of trust » and never tryed to bet on the collective intelligence of people and their aspirations. Today, even the American people, which has been told for years that Egypt is the shield against fundamentalist in the Mahgreb, multiplies the messages of support for insurgents in Tahrir Square. Women and children who are killed, harassed by the thugs in power. Worldwide, the messages of support flow via Twitter, Facebook, blogs. While you, remain silent. Do you let a despicable power act like he does. The time when your people will question your acts is not so far. Because your behavior is unconscionable.
It is obviously easier and faster to put in running order, an international coalition and the whole army of the United States when it comes to search for nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq than to force a tyrant, who sends thugs fire on women and children, to leave power. And yet, there are many levers to force him to leave. The annual U.S. aid, which amounts to 1.3 billion is of course the first one. But words are the first weapon against a dictator. What are you waiting for, to publicly demand the departure of Hosni Mubarak, the involvement of the army to protect peaceful protesters and restore order?
Al Jazeera, CNN and reporters from all over the planet, in the crowd, described the Tahrir Square 2 million manifetsants tuesday as festive and peaceful. One of them even mentioned Woodstock. Is it not strange that the pro-Mubarak protesters were armed, that they physically attacked the anti-Mubarak demonstrators ? That they suddenly appear a few minutes after President Mubarak has finished a speech in which he said clearly: it’s me or chaos? What about the fact that the army withdraw from the vicinity of the Cairo Museum, one hour before the arrival of the pro-government demonstrators ? And that leaded to degradations affecting the heritage of humanity ? That the army leaves the Egyptians kill each other without interference ?
It would only take to anounce prosecutions by international criminal court in The Hague, the freezing of foreign accounts from people within the government and from President Hosni Mubarak, some strong statements from the UN, a Security Council meating, whatever… So that Hosni Mubarak releases the pressure on peaceful demonstrators. It would only take tough talk from U.S. counterparts of the Egyptian army so that it finally takes action to protect the peacefull demostrators. You’re doing anything like that and meanwhile, people are dying, by stones, knives and swords or Molotov cocktails.
It is not enough to claim you condemn « those who use or promote violence » without naming them. To say that the transition process should begin « immediately ». You must demand the immediate departure of Hosni Mubarak and his government. Chaos is a poor excuse that the example tunisia discredits. By your guilty inaction, you discourage people from politics. In the future we will all pay the price of your inaction. You first.