Thursday, 3 February 2011

Obama misjudged Egypt

Timing is of utmost importance in a crisis. I am afraid that Obama - and also the Europeans - missed the opportunity by not early enough loudly and clearly demanding the immediate resignation of dictator Mubarak. I hope I am wrong, but by sending its thugs to attack peaceful demonstrators the corrupt regime may very well have succeeded in intimadating people enough to be able to cling to power. Part of the Mubarak tactics is that they pretend to "understand" the grievances of the "youth". The only way the pro-democracy side can regain the initiative, is to bring huge numbers of supporters out on the streets again, as soon as possible.

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