So Mubarak just won't let go. Although his stepping down and leaving "Mubarak-2" instead - I mean Suleiman - would not have been such a drastic change either.
"Suleiman is Egypt’s former intelligence chief. He has close ties to Washington and played a key role in the U.S. extraordinary rendition program." - DemocracyNow
These events in Egypt remind me of our revolution. I remember thinking to myself "why couldn't this revolt have started in spring or summer! Ok, even autumn would do, but not this minus 10C" (or whatever those degrees were, but it was pretty damn cold).
Our 'Orange Revolution' - some say paid for, some say genuine - did not drastically change the situation. But I guess it had an impact on our self-image and self-respect and even though most people are disappointed with the results, I don't think they wish it never happenned. Well some may wish they hadn't been freezing there for 2 solid weeks, but... what's done is done )) It was a rather interesting experience.
That was not a revolution to bring Timoshenko or Yuschenko to power. For many people I know and for me. We just thought they were still much better than Yanukovich (now we think they're slightly better). And the media was showing incidents with voting bulletins being stolen, lots of forged ones thrown in etc. I thought if we let them get away with this, no reason they whould not forge the next elections, and the next ones. Noone likes living in fear and having no voice. Plus again, having a person who has done time as your president is disgusting. Actually, that's how it feels today now that he is a president. So ashamed.
I mean, Timoshenko is obviously no saint, but she is at least pretty and smart. I just think it's a lesser shame to be fooled and robbed by a smart and good-looking person :)))
Anyway, I wish Egyptian people luck. They have a beautiful language, handsome guys and the air with a nice flowey scent. Oh, and a clean blue sea too, but who cares about sea when you've got cute guys singing in Arabic?)))
P.S. Comments to the pic: I don't smoke any more :)