Friday, January 28, 2011

End of Hosni Mubaraks' Regime

Chapter three: Hosni Mubarak assassinated!

The protests in Egypt rage all over the country, fueled by the declining economic situation and the political frustration in a country where one president has been governing for 30 years.
All fragments of society participate actively in the constant demonstrations to oust President Hosni Mubarak, including the highly controverted Muslim Brotherhood Party which plays the card of the people’s anger in order to exterminate the ill authoritarian Egyptian regime.

The causalities after one month of protests are quite alarming. 870 wounded civilians are reported in several hospitals, mainly because of the firing of rubber bullets and tear gas grenades by the police and the army. The death toll among civilians reached the 70, while the police forces count 12 case of death and 127 wounded officer.

 In order to prevent the situation from getting more instable, the government issues an order for all the population through the national Medias to stay at home and keep away from any kind of protests, otherwise they could face imprisonment. Curfew is announced until Saturday morning, and the president himself orders it since he is the supreme commander of the army.

Against the governments’ decision to interdict demonstrations, the 6 April youth movement announces Friday as a national anger day, calling for everybody to rally and protest right after the midday prayer of Al Jumuaâ.
More than 15.000 people gather in the Freedom square and start shouting anti-government slogans, defying by the occasion the huge police enforcement ready to intervene at any moment. A significant figure participates in the campaign against the current president, giving the human wave of protesters a huge mental support and courage to keep on demonstrating. This well-known figure is Mr. ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, who said when he arrived at Cairo airport the night before:

"[I'm]calling, and I'll continue to call on the regime, that they have to listen to the people and initiate immediately a process of change," ElBaradei said.

The peaceful march turned into a catastrophe, when, out of the blue, the armed forces launched a repressive attack against the crowd, making usage of tear gas grenades, live bullets and water canon jets. The symbolic participants are immediately detained and sent to an unknown location, such as ElBaradei and other heads of syndicates as well as Muslim Brotherhood officials.

The response of the protesters doesn’t take time to explode. Official buildings and government institutions are targeted and set on fire, police stations are raided and Molotov cocktails start raining over the armed forces’ heads. The angry crowd takes over water canon jets vehicles and burn police cars, and soon enough the streets turn into a raging battlefield where not only the army was fighting against protesters, but also the concepts of good and evil were wrestling fiercely.

The Egyptian defense minister is sent into a critical mission to the U.S in order to meet top officials and discuss the potential ways of recovering control in the Egyptian streets.  The military and intelligence services come out with a final solution cod-named “Blind targets”.
The content, classified and highly sensitive, is leaked the next day by a top official to Aljazeera channel, and immediately broadcasted all over the world.

The operation suggested by the U.S officials is basically a recreation of the failed Israeli secret mission also known as Lavon affair. The Egyptian authorities will proceed by plotting several bombs in Coptic churches around Egypt and target the Christian minority living there. The attacks would be afterwards blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood Party, and therefore a national call for Egyptians would be made by the state, calling the population to stand against the Terrorist group and unite in these hard times by joining the authorities and preventing the Muslim Brotherhood members from taking advantage of the protests to create more disorder and instability.

The news break like a lightening in the Egyptian street amid a total silence from the national authorities. After only one hour from the exposure of the operation, people start getting into the streets, Muslims and Christians, and a wide wave of violence spread around the country. The building of the national ruling party is set on fire after being invaded by hundreds of people. Members of the ruling party are taken to be prosecuted in simulated public courts in universities, and the civilians are joined by policemen who give away their weapons and official suits as a recognition of the legitimacy of the protesters’ cause.  
The military deployed in Cairo and other major cities stop clashing with protesters, and instead start helping the civilians to get armed and realize intrusions into public buildings.

Meanwhile, noticing the chaos in which Egypt was drowning, the Nil basin countries take the advantage of the situation and decide to sign a new accord about the repartition of water resources of the Nil river between Burundi, D.R of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, excluding by this way Egypt and Sudan which were the main profiteering countries so far from the Nil river.

The new accord arises international disagreement and strong Egyptian refusal of the contents of the treaty. The consequences of the unexpected development were quickly felt in the Egyptian soil, where all the prices of food and water increased by 500% in 1 day, mainly because Egyptians started stocking products, food and water in prevision of the destructive effect of potential barrages build in the future by Nil basin countries.
The living conditions became unbearable, especially that the political and economic crisis wouldn’t stop from widening and becoming chaotic.

The 13th of February, at 7pm, the national Medias broadcast the news of the death of Hosni Mubarak, assassinated by an infiltrated agent of the Muslim Brotherhood in the presidential palace. The event is confirmed by an official statement made by Aziz Mortada, head of the Muslim Brotherhood Party, where he acknowledges the role of the Party in the assassination of the president as a response to the peoples’ demand to take the president out of power.

After 30 years of presidency, Hosni Mubarak is killed in the night of the 12th February, facing the same faith as his predecessor Anwar Sadat who was assassinated as well by the Muslim Brotherhood members.


To be continued...

Mohamed Amine Belarbi

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