Can Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak be trusted by anyone from this point in Egypt's revolution? There has now been bloodshed in Egypt's revolution.
Why should any independent observer expect anything other otherwise? President Hosni Mubarak, after orchestrating a massive and brutal pro-government rally to intimidate, beat and even kill anti-government protestors, has now decided not to step down.
Let us paraphrase President Mubarak's unbelievable excuse and comment: "( He) cannot step down because it might bring CHAOS to Egypt. "
Has total lunacy set in? Does anyone actually believe that highly questionable assessment of the unstable status quo?
Surely the existing deaths and total CHAOS are already the product of his deceit and orchestration.
No fewer than 10 people were shot dead, and as many as 300 people may have been killed and 800 wounded in the violent conflict between pro-Mubarak thugs and anti-government demonstrators that had, been, at least up to the time the loyalists attacked them, been patiently demonstrating in a relatively peaceful manner.
Mubarak has also ordered the roundup of western and other foreign journalists, some of whom had already been attacked, stabbed and beaten, undoubtedly to prevent them from observing what his thugs are doing. How better to stifle the voice of democracy and free speech, than under the "GUISE OF PROTECTION"?
He will now conveniently extend his tenure to the end of his term to "prevent CHAOS" and his son Gamal "will not" take his place. Do his empty words mean anything at all? Anti-government protesters think not. The governments of Spain, Italy, Great Britain, France, Germany and the United States of America think not.
Why should the reader at Incoming BYTES imagine otherwise?
Clearly Mubarak's unbelievable method of choice is to use blunt force if necessary, and pretend innocence while conveniently "allocating" the blame and brutality necessary to murderous thugs, camel-riding, whip-wielding lunatics and Molotov cocktail-rock-throwing loyalists do his bidding.
Proof of his method lies in the fact that his paid military army stood by doing NOTHING while loyalists viciously attacked, wounded and killed anti-government demonstrators.This brutality and murder of innocent people is unacceptable by any civilized standard. Mr. Mubarak.
If you wish to continue to run a brutal, corrupt dictatorship, at the very least be HONEST enough to say so.
Mr. Mubarak, perhaps you are right, the west may not "understand" your culture, but we do understand murder, deception, dishonesty, and lies.