Egypt – Political Stability and Economic Reform

January 28, 2013

By Padmini Arhant

Egypt unrest since the dawn of western launched Muslim Brotherhood headed by President Mohamed Morsi has led to internal turmoil.

United States military aid $1.2 billion subjugating Egyptian military and political system rather than investment for economic development while respecting Egypt sovereignty favors oppression.

President Mohamed Morsi undemocratic steps adopted prior to referendum on Egypt constitution and false promises calling for ex-President Mubarak retrial only to be retreated with contradictory release of Mubarak era members accused of torture and human rights violation on bail arouse skepticisms against government.

Furthermore, former head of military judiciary Adel El-Morsi from Mubarak regime even appointed to Shura council, the Upper House of Parliament delegated to regulate forthcoming lower house national election reflect continuation of Mubarak legacy.

Additionally the President guarantee to safeguard revolution activists apparently not translated into action like several other assurances related to political rights, economy and social issues considering Muslim Brotherhood majority in legislative and executive branch, the public concerns are legitimate.

New constitution replacing the recently approved charter meeting national requirements inclusively i.e. political freedom for all, workers rights, union and labor protection including marginalized demography is imperative.

Most relevantly there is no reference in the constitution on Egypt military being national armed forces presumably granted autonomy but only to be controlled by foreign powers with United States military funding aimed at suppressing democracy.

Accordingly, Egypt national defense as well as entire political structure to be directly governed by republic under democratically elected executive and legislative branch respectively with appropriate checks and balances for absolute transparency and accountability barring foreign interference at regional or global level in sovereign rule.

Economic reforms based on national resources, incentivized capital infusion from domestic, regional and/or overseas sources without extreme conditionality compromising sovereignty avoiding euro zone financial terms leading to dire consequences and,

Instead deals involving mutually beneficial bilateral or international trade agreements targeting job oriented growth in public and private sector is prudent for economic revival.

Given economic adversity experienced among significant population, promoting micro lending to small business and skilled work force unable to find gainful employment due to lack of opportunity emulating successful models in other developing nations would improve living standards alleviating suffering and crimes in society.

Maintaining goodwill and peaceful relations with Gaza residents and other neighbors would be fruitful for economy.

With respect to political stability – people choice candidacies as opposed to foreign powers nominees paramount for positive change across the spectrum beginning at the local to national domain.

Yet another major factor posing impediments to political overhauling is widespread corruption.

Again the problem is not characteristic to Egypt alone, it is a worldwide epidemic with variable degree.

Nonetheless addressing the issue that is draining national treasury with effective anti-corruption laws is critical for revenue.

Last but not the least, national assets and income recovery from overseas bank accounts held by previous regime for divestments in economy is equally important in the graft containment if not eradication strategy.

In Egypt the opposition leader Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour imprisoned for political dissidence from 2005 to 2009 by former dictatorship President Hosni Mubarak and hospitalized for sustaining injury during peaceful protest on January 28, 2011 is committed to human rights, constitutional reform limiting Presidential powers and opening Presidential elections to multiple candidates.

People in Egypt would enormously benefit from choosing a local resident leader like Ayman Nour for having demonstrated loyalty to the people through self-sacrifice and continue to pledge support for Egypt liberation.

Moreover there is prominent commonality between leader Ayman Nour and Egyptian main street in many aspects having suffered persecution under Mubarak regime and participated in January 2011 political struggle could possibly relate to mainstream grievances on personal accounts.

Unlike United States, Britain and Israel dispatched President Mohamed Morsi from USA and Muslim Brotherhood members abstinence throughout revolution and opportunism to take control of power per western and Wahabbhist arrangement, leader Ayman Nour fought with people in Tahrir square in January 2011.

Notwithstanding present ruling power abuse in particular reminiscent of predecessor Mubarak repressive governance.

Any other preferences for political leadership like IAEA ex-Chief Mohammed El Baradei with excess western exposure and regional power intimacy would be susceptible to speculations among wary political factions and may not sustain power leading to destabilization within a short period in semblance with incumbency.

Therefore electing young vibrant leaderships such as Ayman Nour – national university law graduate with verifiable service to country would set precedence for future political aspirants considering a vast majority likely to obtain higher education from within the country due to individual situations, financial reasons and unique identity.

Egypt will be strong and stable under democratic setting represented by leadership dedicated to national progress devoid of foreign intervention either western or regional predominantly responsible for political mayhem as witnessed in post Mubarak period until now and similarly repeat events in Iraq.

People in Egypt could realize their political dream through unity and resilience instrumental to prevail against the power hungry external sources backed government.

President Mohamed Morsi decree granting unlimited powers to self and flawed constitution approved despite two thirds majority rejection is nothing but desperate times seeking desperate measures.

The message from Egyptian patriots is clear – President Mohamed Morsi is New Pharaoh to serve hegemony and must step down for any procrastination in departure would exacerbate political crisis having already claimed many lives.

Egyptian citizens should not be disheartened from the delay tactics and political maneuvering – not uncommon for authority unwilling to surrender especially amid their sponsors crumbling empire thereby confirming self-interest over national interest.

The shadow powers decline defeat – the destiny and their denial in this regard is the irony.

The pro-democracy demonstrators determined to succeed against all odds would initially conquer fear regardless in strict adherence to peace and non-violence – a formidable challenge against any force.

Likewise mass movement in Jordan, Bahrain, Yemen, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and UAE determined to abolish monarchy prolonged in the modern twenty first century would be wise to reject global elitists political appointments to exert authority in domestic affairs for easy access to natural endowments in Middle East via colonization and geopolitical dominance.

Republic empowerment not excluding women, minority and disenfranchised groups is the foundation for meaningful democracy.

Whether it is Jordan, Palestine – besieged Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem (Al Quds), Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and UAE…or Egypt – to rise to political awakening and restore inalienable human rights.

All are born to be free and not permanently confined to globalists agenda.

Any security or armed personnel violence against peaceful dissidents evidently self-detrimental for authorities and restraining use of force is highly recommended.

Similarly looting and vandalism is unacceptable jeopardizing non-violent civilian activism seeking real democracy. Those indulging in criminal offense should be apprehended allowing due process to save lives and prevent damages to private or public property.

People power as authentic caretakers of sovereign nation is the inevitable outcome and accepting reality would enable authority to leave in dignity.

Wishing pervasive tranquility in Egypt and rest of North Africa.

Best Wishes and Good Luck to fellow citizens in Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Algeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Palestine…in their triumph over political tribulation.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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