Sunday, February 27, 2011

Middle East: Winds of change or a false dawn

The Western lobby including the Americans and Israelis are trying to manipulate pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. As usual the propaganda is their weapon of choice. However, the pro-democracy movement is not willing to be fooled or give up its demands for the democratic change in the Middle East.

In the beginning of the pro-democracy movement in Egypt, Americans were trying to support former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Frank Wisner, US special envoy to Egypt said, “I believe that President Mubarak's continued leadership is critical - it's his chance to write his own legacy.”

Wisner works with the litigation firm Patton Boggs which has links with “the Egyptian military, the Egyptian Economic Development Agency, and has handled arbitrations and litigation on the [Mubarak] government's behalf in Europe and the US”.

Wisner business links with Mubarak explains why he supported his presidency. But, the question is why he was appointed as the US special envoy to Egypt? This appointment shows the contempt of the Americans towards the pro-democracy movement in Egypt and in the Middle East.

The Western lobby is trying to convenience the people of Middle East that they should be happy with symbolic changes. However, people are still protesting in Tunisia and Egypt for a democratic change even after the resignations of presidents in their countries. The current regimes in Tunisia and Egypt are continuation of the old regimes.

It is too early to predict the exact direction of democratic changes in the Middle East. However, it is clear that America and its allies are losing the political, economic and military battles around the world. The days of American hegemony are numbered.


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