Egypt’s Uncertain Future

As what would be called rioting and insurrection or protests, depending upon one’s views, continues to escalate and grow even more violent in Egypt it becomes obvious that Egypt’s President, Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak is not going to be in office much longer.

Egypt's Uncertain FutureHope For The Best But Plan For The Worst

The Civilized World now has to focus on what Egypt will become once the current government is removed.

Egypt could become a solid democracy, at least for a while, and continue as a respected ally of America and the West; it could become a Islamist Theocracy, either overtly or effectively despite whatever trappings of democracy remain; or it could descend into anarchy for years as one failed single party or coalition government after another implodes.

Sadly, two out of three of those options, and the two most probable ones, turn Egypt into just another failed Muslim quasi-State that is a hotbed and safe haven for Islamic Terrorism.

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3 Responses to “Egypt’s Uncertain Future”

  1. Alfie Says:

    People fail to champion the most likely transition imo. A pseudo democracy/military junta “transitional” government.

    That has potential secondary to the military being reported as respected and supported by the majority. It allows stability. It prevents theocracy which is something most Egyptians seem to want to do anyway. Can be sold using a Sadat/Turkey model and lastly allow Mubarek to leave without losing face totally.

  2. jonolan Says:

    I don’t see the Egyptians going for that since it’s essentially the same as the current government, which has operated under “emergency powers” since Sadat’s assassination.

    Note though, there were only eight years when Egypt wasn’t under “emergency powers” since it became a republic in 1953. That brief span of “normalcy” ended with Sadat’s death.

    Of course, given the media bias, we really have no way of telling how many Egyptians, even just those in Cairo, really want Mubarek ousted.

  3. Mariam Morrissette Says:

    The people of Egypt are pursuing the long well-known process that a society does when the general public feels helpless, impoverished, and helpless. The arrogance of Mubarak is unbelievable. He now talks about caring about the people that he has kept close to hunger, with no rights, or even the ability to pursue a future. Given the appropriate leadership, this country was located in an environment that may have been has financially and socially successful as any EU country.

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