Too Little, Too Late

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Protesters march through Cairo, with police forming a line behind them.

Omar Suleiman today offered to negotiate directly with protesters. Too little, too late. This uprising has gained so much momentum, that a concession, even a notable one such as this, cannot satisfy the appetites of a population that craves liberty and freedom. This ploy is another desperate attempt to come to a solution that will allow Mubarak to remain in power. You have to hand it to Suleiman though, at least he’s trying.

The timing of the announcement wasn’t exactly clever on his part though, as protester were too busy organising what should be the largest demonstration yet tomorrow, to pay attention. Had the government acted on the first or second day of the uprising they could have had a chance, but now the chance is gone. Egypt is on a one-way road towards change, and reshuffling the cabinet and naming a VP for the first time in 30 years isn’t enough change for us.



Written by BraveNewEgypt

February 1, 2011 at 4:14 am

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  1. […] that we enjoyed with our countrymen was unprecedented. But then the speeches came, and the the offers came, and then the apology, and all the while they tried to seduce us with offers of safety and […]

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