Protests continue in Egypt today as president Mubarak is still refusing to step down. Mubarak did however, in addressing the situation, fire his cabinet and nominate one of his top security agents for vice president. Egyptian troops have replaced the police in the streets in all but one sector wherein they are guarding the Interior Ministry in downtown Cairo where several people were shot when the crowd tried to advance. It is reported that 68 people have been killed and 2000 wounded to date.
When the riots first began it was believed that they would have little or no impact on the U.S. economy. However this scenario seems to have changed dramatically as it is now being reported that we will be seeing price increases literally across the board. The crisis is also now being blamed for the sudden drop in the U.S. stock market on Friday.
What the future holds for Egypt is still up in the air as President Mubarak seems determined to stay in power. Some are speculating that if free elections go forth the anti-Western Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s biggest and best-organized political group, may highjack the revolt.
Further Egyptian protests broke out in Washington D.C. in front of the Egyptian Embassy. We never realize just how infiltrated the U.S. is until one of these crisis breaks out and all the nationals from these foreign countries come out onto our streets to shout their dissent. Egyptians filled the streets in front of the office of the Consulate General of Egypt in Chicago shouting their support for the protesters back home. Also at the United Nations in New York there was a large rally. The people were carrying signs that said, “Down with Mubarak”, “Down with the Camp David Regime”, ‘Egypt is Free”, and “Egyptian Blood is our Blood”.
Just who in the hell do these people think they are? I support the Egyptian people’s quest for freedom in Egypt, but if the Egyptians who are here in America want to participate they need to go home and stay there. This country has become one big whore wherein any citizen of another country can come in, plant the seed, and what comes out is decidedly not American.
It used to be, in this country, that when you emigrated here you denounced your former citizenship and became an American. Quite frankly, trying to put another country’s welfare before that of the United States is a wanton act of treason. I bear no grudge against any person in the world in reference to race, creed, color, religion, or gender, but if you think you want to walk our streets shouting down with America and up with the country you came here from, I tell you to get out, go back to the country you love and leave the country I love alone.
God bless united States of America.