26 mars 2011

The war in Libya: The Egyptians have other tanks to fry

Outraged by the bloody repression of Qadhaffi but traumatized by the memory of the war in Iraq, Egyptian public opinion is very divided. A shrug, a sigh. Mohammed Sallam sweeps astonished Parisians comments , with a touch of arrogance, seeing the rebels in the spring of Tahrir Square, Cairo, remain deaf to the plight of their brothers in Libya. "We feel sad for Libya" admits this young professor at American University in Cairo,"but we have in mind other concerns, other emergencies, a few weeks after gaining our freedom, just days... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2011

The Democratic Republic of Tahrir

February 11th, 2011, a date that the Egyptians will never forget. This is the day where they could bring down the regime without violence and without the support of the army by showing the Tahrir Square (Liberation) for 18 days. Horns, music, fireworks ... It was like a night of a football game after a victory, except that the atmosphere is much more intense ... That day, the Democratic Republic of Tahrir has achieved its goal: overthrow Mubarak. The protesters who came out from home on January 25th to seek their freedom from a... [Lire la suite]
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