Gallup says 82% of Americans are sympathetic to demonstrators in Egypt. 66% believe change in Egypt will be good. (Source)
Ha, ha. The people are smarter than the politicans.
Egypt’s push toward democracy continues. Yes, I said “Democracy” without a caveat for religious nutjobs seizing power. After reading a metric shit ton about Egypt this morning, I’m convinced this is the direction the nation is taking.
First of all…the Google executive Wael Ghonim who was imprisoned for a nearly two weeks is the reluctant hero who inspired Egypt’s “revolution of the youth of the Internet.”
Utilizing Facebook, Ghonim took up the cause of Khaled Said, a 28 year old, brutally murdered by Egyptian police in the Summer of 2010. The Washington Post article quotes a man saying everyone in Egypt is connected to a story like Said’s. The people will not back down. They obviously have too much to lose.
Ghonim was released yesterday, and his own harrowing story has gone out around the world.
Everybody knows what’s up with torture boys Mubarak and Suleiman.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper (beaten twice by pro-Mubarak thugs) is back at the anchor desk and giving hell to the powers that be:
The Mubarak regime still claims 11 people have died even though human rights activists have officially documented close to 300 victims. Wael Ghonim refuses to let those deaths be trivialized by the regime’s lying:
We are hoping that the ‘Friday of Martyrs’ will be the world’s largest funeral to bid farewell to 300 Egyptians,” tweets Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive who has become one of the symbols of the opposition since being released after 12 days in custody.” –NPR
The momentum is in favor of a Democratic Egypt even if Mubarak and Suleiman believe Egypt is “not ready.”