Egypt – Rejecting Political Opportunism As Leadership Key To Defend Sovereignty

July 6, 2013

By Padmini Arhant

The clashes between pro Morsi supporters and security forces as well as anti-Morsi groups having claimed many lives need to end enabling the nation to resolve political crisis in a peaceful environment.

Egypt is a mature nation with well-informed and fairly tolerant members in society.

Hence, deadly protests amongst various factions only exacerbate turmoil.

Egypt population use of weapons and likewise security personnel shooting is not helpful and contrarily flaring internal conflict.

There is an urgent requirement to renounce violence on all sides and return to civil engagement otherwise the unrest would only lead to more casualties depriving nation in addressing the current political situation.

Besides, unnecessary confrontation and chaos provides fodder for exploitation by entities within and outside the country affecting the entire nation at large.

Certain members having remained away from the country during former President Hosni Mubarak regime leaving people under tyranny promptly arrived on the scene after their long residency overseas upon seeing glimpses of hope in overthrowing western staunch ally Mubarak administration.

When Egypt revolution in January 2011 appeared promising in achieving Mubarak government ouster, some western favored personalities viz. Dr. Mohammad ElBaradei returned to Egypt posing to be strong opponent of Mubarak rule or recently against deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Unfortunately, the reality is such figures prioritize their political ambition over national and public interest.

They seemingly aspire to clinch power as President of Egypt with preparedness to compromise national sovereignty, territorial integrity and self-determination rights of the people.

The newly emerged and rather selective group chosen opposition leader with strong western alliance evidently sworn allegiance to Tel Aviv and Washington – the former International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohammed ElBaradei behind the scenes political maneuver with eyes set on the mantle of power in the aftermath of national volatility cannot possibly be ignored considering the former UN official submission to satisfy Israel and United States demands in every respect essentially repeat national betrayal reminiscent of Mubarak and Morsi performance.

According to the latest article from American International lawyer Franklin Lamb in Beirut –titled
Obama Backing ElBaradei? published in almanar – Lebanese official news agency deserves Egypt and world attention – Thank you.

The previous IAEA Chief Mohammad ElBaradei hired Patton Boggs, the K Street, NW Washington DC law firm.

“Patton Boggs, the K Street, NW Washington DC law firm, which last year had 550 lawyers and 120 lobbyists and is arguably the firm closest to the White House and most likely to secure for its clients what they want from the approximately 5000 key decision makers in the US Capitol.

The other nearly 11,800 federally registered lobbyists in Washington (there were only 300 as recently as when Lyndon Johnson was US President) lag far behind Patton Boggs in terms of political influence.

Patton Boggs new client wants the Pentagon and the White House to squeeze Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) who deposed President Morsi and arrange for himself to be appointed the interim President of Egypt pending early elections.

What ElBaradei’s representatives are reportedly offering the White House in exchange for Obama’s discrete assistance, is that –

The 1979 Camp David Accord, including all its elements, will be observed.

In addition, Egypt under ElBaradei can be expected to toughen its stance on Iran’s nuclear program 
including publicly adjusting some of his pre-2012 comments on Iran that the White House and Israel criticized as being “soft on the Islamic Republic.”

Also being promised by ElBaradei’s agents is that security cooperation between Egypt and Israel will grow stronger. ElBaradei’s objective is to secure Barack Obama’s personal support during his jockeying for the expected forthcoming Egyptian presidential election.

Meanwhile, as of today, it appears that President Barack Obama may well help usher Mohammad ElBaradei into Egypt’s Presidential Palace.

If the Obama administration has success there will be joy in Tel Aviv, and at Patton Boggs’ victory party, where a good number of the invited guests will almost certainly be carefully vetted by AIPAC.”

These revelations and other scenario being Saudi backed al-Nour Salafist party as the second largest Islamist group replacing the recent Muslim Brotherhood led by former President Mohammed Morsi are the compelling reasons for Egyptian solidarity to thwart foreign and regional intervention aimed at indefinitely prolonging the status quo.

Regrettably those yearning for power do not seem to care for human suffering whether they are citizens in Egypt, Palestine or for that matter across the Middle East.

The concept of forming al-Nour Salafist party post Mubarak era in 2011 is interesting.

Hegemony with regional ally Saudi regime manufactured al-Nour political party set up to confuse Egypt electorate in 2011.

The recommendation on this website to consider Egypt then opposition leader Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour for representation in 2011 election subsequent to Mubarak power collapse misused by Saudi introduction of al-Nour faction in 2011 to mislead voters in the national electoral process allowing Salafists fundamentalism to gain second highest votes in 2011 amid violent military crackdown at that time.

Egypt citizens are urged to focus on domestic representative and real opposition leader Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour profile.

The formidable opponent Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour to former dictatorship President Hosni Mubarak was imprisoned for political dissidence from 2005 to 2009 and hospitalized for sustaining injury during peaceful protest in January 28, 2011.

The leader Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour committed to human rights, secularism and constitutional reform limiting Presidential powers including opening Presidential elections to multiple candidates.

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

Moreover there is distinctive commonality between leader Ayman Nour and Egyptian main street in several dimensions having been persecuted under Mubarak regime and participated in January 2011 political struggle could possibly relate to mainstream grievances on personal accounts.

Any other preferences for political leadership like ex-IAEA Chief Mohammed El Baradei with excess western exposure and regional power intimacy may not retain power based on personal guarantee to U.S. and Israel agenda resulting in destabilization within a short period in semblance with Muslim Brotherhood departure.

Whereas electing young vibrant leaderships such as Ayman Nour – national university law graduate with verifiable service to people would set precedence for future political aspirants considering significant youths likely to obtain higher education from within the country due to individual circumstances, financial factor and unique identity.

Egypt is at the crossroads having to rise to the occasion once again to choose real patriots and sincere leaderships from local to national level rejecting candidacies of political opportunism willing to surrender national independence to imperial power or fundamental ideology.

Wishing citizens in Egypt tranquility and smooth political transition in accordance with republic will.

Peace to Egypt!

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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