My Egypt Revolution’s posts: February 5


The atmosphere in Tharir square is exhilarating. It’s been almost two weeks of revolution but the people are truly spirited. it’s a real Greek agora, an open-air debate plaza, where everyone has something to say. They are very well organised and ready to resist. Bad thing is mob justice: if someone somehow thinks you are a Mubarak spy, you’re lost boy

05 February at 14:42 ·  ·  · 

    • Marga Zambrana I am so proud of you! Take care and keep writing amor. Toda la buena vibra.

      05 February at 15:01 · 
    • Doug Cronyn wow, sounds like things are getting better…if you get the chance, take a look at the website posted on my page and lemme know what you thing…amor y rabia..

      05 February at 16:37 · 
    • Mons Castillo Perches Woooow sacring! Take care

      05 February at 17:46 · 
    • Mauricio Serna I’m glad that people is organizing.

      05 February at 17:49 · 
    • Edith Pozos Me gusta tu descripción, recupera el espíritu idealista y el deseo de cambio y esperanza. Lo que me preocupa es la desconfianza hacia los que “parezcan” espías. Tienen que irse con pies de plomo para que el movimiento popular no derive en otra cosa. Un abrazo y te seguimos.

      05 February at 18:21 · 
    • Cora Coronel Gracias por compartir esta experiencia, por darnos la oportunidad de conocer esta verdad sin sesgos informativos. Cuidate!

      05 February at 19:11 · 
    • Témoris Grecko Thanks dear friends! Gracias!

      05 February at 20:08 · 

Government-run TV is repeating the lie that the revolution has been infiltrated by foreigners. Ok, no surprise. But many people in Tahrir square believe what their enemy is telling them and come to question us: what country are you from, why are you here, and so. We reply: Do you believe every lie the TV is spreading about you guys? Why do you believe this one?

05 February at 18:19 ·  ·  · 

    • Larry Roberts WE ARE ALL EGYPTIANS and that is why you are there. And you all have the courage of your convictions, risking you lives. Just remember Temoris, not all these individuals understand who you are and what you represent. You are experienced and have many friends. If you have gotten the information you are looking for, then perhaps it best to view from a distance. There is a time when caution is necessary.

      05 February at 19:03 · 
    • Témoris Grecko Thanks Larry! Believe me I’m taking all security measures. Cheers!

      05 February at 20:10 · 
    • Larry Roberts

      ‎”Inside Tahrir Square on Thursday, I met a carpenter named Mahmood whose left arm was in a sling, whose leg was in a cast and whose head was being bandaged in a small field hospital set up by the democracy movement. This was the seventh time in 24 hours that he had needed medical treatment for injuries suffered at the hands of government-backed mobs. But as soon as Mahmood was bandaged, he tottered off once again to the front lines.

      “I’ll fight as long as I can,” he told me. I was awestruck. That seemed to be an example of determination that could never be surpassed, but as I snapped Mahmood’s picture I backed into Amr’s wheelchair. It turned out that Amr had lost his legs many years ago in a train accident, but he rolled his wheelchair into Tahrir Square to show support for democracy, hurling rocks back at the mobs that President Hosni Mubarak apparently sent to besiege the square.

      Amr (I’m not using some last names to reduce the risks to people I quote) was being treated for a wound from a flying rock. I asked him as politely as I could what a double-amputee in a wheelchair was doing in a pitched battle involving Molotov cocktails, clubs, machetes, bricks and straight razors.”

      “I still have my hands,” he said firmly. “God willing, I will keep fighting.”

      05 February at 20:35 ·  ·  1 person
    • Larry Roberts

      CAIRO – The top leadership body of Egypt’s ruling party resigned Saturday, including the president’s son, but the regime appeared to be digging in its heels, calculating that it can ride out street demonstrations and keep President Hosni Mubarak in office.
      The ruling party leaders who resigned included the country’s most powerful political figures — and its most unpopular among many Egyptians. The move may have been aimed at convincing protesters in the streets that the regime is sincere in implementing democratic reforms they demand.
      But State TV, announcing the resignations, still identified head of state Mubarak as president of the ruling party in a sign he would remain in authority. And Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said Saturday that stability was returning to the country, appearing confident that a deal on future reforms can be reached with the multiple opposition movements to defuse protests without the 82-year-old Mubarak necessarily leaving power immediately.
      Protesters have refused to end their mass rallies in downtown Tahrir Square until Mubarak quits. Tens of thousands gathered Saturday in Tahrir, waving flags and chanting a day after some 100,000 massed there in an intensified demonstration labeled “the day of departure,” in hopes it would be the day Mubarak leaves.
      Their unprecedented 12-day movement has entered a delicate new phase. Organizers fear that without the pressure of protesters on the street, Mubarak’s regime will enact only cosmetic reforms and try to preserve its grip on power. So they are reluctant to lift their demonstrations without the concrete gain of Mubarak’s ouster and a transition mechanism that guarantees a real move to democracy afterward.
      Mubarak has insisted he will remain in his post until the end of his term in his autum
      05 February at 20:59 · 

 

What’s happening in the ruling elite? There’s a lot of infighting, for sure, and the police’s and army’s behavior depend on that. The generals pretend to “understand” the people’s revolution, but they do dirty things too. Three hours ago, this general with a escort went across Tahrir square, causing anger among the demonstrators.
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Same action. The army staged several provocations like this one. Meanwhile, people trying to come to Tahrir square was attacked by plain-clothes police and even soldiers, and other protesters would rescue them and carry them to an improvised medical point, operated and protected by volunteers. A lot of activists have ugly wounds
Added 05 February ·  · 

    • Mary Zuñiga-Chavez Stay safe Témoris! You are doing a great job! (as usual) so proud of you!

      05 February at 19:31 · 
    • Rosaleen Palmer Above all stay safe Temoris, but tanx for doing what you’re doing – I look forward to your commentaries and pictures.

      05 February at 19:41 · 
    • Marga Zambrana As a good friend says, dictatorships are cancers. Thanks for keeping us updated Témoris. I hope you can witness this time a more positive and definitive process of civilian revolution compared to Iran. But this is just a hope, and we are just witness. Meanwhile, take care, we all love you.

      05 February at 20:15 ·  ·  2 people
    • Témoris Grecko besos besos!

      06 February at 00:10 · 
    • Alejandro Jiménez dónde andas

      06 February at 01:06 · 
    • Témoris Grecko en El Cairo…

      06 February at 01:22 · 
    • Alejandro Jiménez para quien estas reportando???????

      06 February at 01:26 · 
    • Témoris Grecko Proceso…

      06 February at 01:26 ·  ·  5 people
    • Pere Vera Temoris, gracias por ir informando (no esperábamos meno! JEJEJE!!). Sigue en ello, pero ten cuidado. Que no te toquen un pelo, que vamos para allá!

      Un abrazo desde “Ses Illes”.

      06 February at 13:21 · 
    • Jorge Barranco Sanchez Estimado Témoris, muchas gracias por mantenernos informados, slaudos…

      06 February at 15:43 · 
    • Ulises Escamilla Haro Pinche Temoris, un gran abrazo.

      07 February at 06:23 · 
    • Témoris Grecko Yo les digo, Pere!
      Saludos Jorge! Y un abrazote, Ules!

      07 February at 08:58 · 
    • Mónica Ramón Alonso Hola!¿ Témoris estás en El Cairo? definitivamente es un proceso muy interesante, entiendo que los protagonistas son los jóvenes. Y esta relación con su ejercito es impensable acá en México, ojalá no se equivoque el consejo que formaron, ¿algunos quieren una transición “gradual”? Saludos

      07 February at 19:24 · 
    • Témoris Grecko Pues no entre los manifestantes de la plaza Tahrir, pero hay muchos grupos de poder interesados en controlar la transición para su beneficio. Y no queda claro tampoco que la transición sea inevitable… muchos temen que sea cambio de figuras y no de fondo. Besos Moniquita!

      07 February at 20:13 · 
    • عمرو فكرى That was (Hussien Tantawy) the Egyptian Field Marshal minister of Defense and the second man in the Egyptian Army after president Mubarak himself

      07 February at 22:12 ·  ·  1 person
    • Rosi Morales Amr, you mean the guy in the middle of the picture?

      Tuesday at 21:34 · 
    • عمرو فكرى Yup
      with yellow eagle and swords on his left shoulder

      Tuesday at 23:14 ·  ·  1 person
    • Rosi Morales thanks Amr!

      Tuesday at 23:15 ·  ·  1 person
    • عمرو فكرى ‎:)

      Tuesday at 23:16 ·  ·  1 person

 

What’s wrong with these people? What does this have to do with Obama’s previous statements? Do they really expect Egyptians to obey and go home?

www.bbc.co.uk

US special envoy says Egyptian President Mubarak should remain in power to steer through the country’s transition, as protesters demand his resignation.

05 February at 21:57 ·  ·  ·  · Share
  • Miguel Acosta likes this.
    • Mauricio Serna The U.S. government is afraid that a radical Islamic government taking power after Mubarak, even so they must respect the wishes of the Egyptian people.

      05 February at 22:31 · 
    • Témoris Grecko I must agree with Noam Chomsky in this one: “It’s not radical Islam that worries the US – it’s independence”
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/feb/04/radical-islam-united-states-independence

      05 February at 22:49 ·  ·  2 people
    • Mauricio Serna

      That’s a good point. The U.S. government supports governments according to their interests no matter if they are absolutists like Mubarak or dictatorial like Zia ul-Haq. Just a double moral.
      However we can’t deny that a radical Islamic government might eventually bring destabilization to the region, especially if they desided to cancel the peace treaty with Israel… but these are only assumptions lightly…
      05 February at 23:04 ·  ·  1 person
    • Témoris Grecko

      That’s if the Muslim Brotherhood is radical… and if they are strong enough as to rise to power… and if they want to destroy or oversee or somehow control democracy… and if they can actually do it. Too many assumptions.

      And it’s not what I see here: there are no Islamic demands in the movement, the Brotherhood doesn’t have a leading role, and since the 70’s they’ve rather been a moderate Islamic group, harshly criticized by Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda and fellows of this sort.

      05 February at 23:26 ·  ·  3 people
    • Mauricio Serna That you say is very good. I didn’t know that. So it is always good to have contact with media professionals like you. Thanks for offering a clean and clear panorama about the true situation in Egypt.🙂 Take care.

      05 February at 23:36 ·  ·  2 people
    • Rosi Morales Hi Mauricio! I’ve been following Temoris’ posts and I liked very much this conversation you had… I found today a very good article in El País (guess you speak Spanish right?) and thought it had to do with what you were talking, since it gives some examples of western democracies in which religion has a main role, but without radicalism… hope you like it: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/internet/le/llamamos/revolucion/elpeputec/20110208elpepunet_1/Tes

      Wednesday at 03:24 ·  ·  1 person
    • Mauricio Serna

      Hola Rosi, leí el artículo de Javier Valenzuela y me encantó. Deja un buen sabor de boca al dar a conocer, cómo lo hizo nuestro amigo Témoris, acerca de la verdadera naturaleza de ésta revolución árabe. Las voces que coinciden en señalar que este levantamiendo del pueblo árabe nada tiene que ver con el radicalismo islámico son muchas y cada vez son más. Todo pueblo sobre la faz de la tierra tiene derecho vivir libre y a buscar lo mejor para ellos. Si éste “despertar” árabe trae consigo el desarrollo de una democracia limpia, un crecimiento económico sostenible y mejor calidad de vida, bienvenida sea ésta revolución. Esperemos que el pueblo egipcio consiga lo que busca, y por sobre todo, que el ideal que hoy convoca a un pueblo en la plaza Tahir no se vea en un futuro, permeado por los anhelos destructivos y asficciantes de un radicalismo religioso. Gracias por compartirlo Rosi!
      Wednesday at 15:32 ·  ·  1 person
    • Rosi Morales Coincido contigo Mauricio… esperemos que el pueblo egipcio consiga lo que busca!… saludos!

      Wednesday at 17:30 ·  ·  1 person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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