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Mohamed ElBaradei warns of 'Tunisia-style explosion' in Egypt
The Egyptian dissident Mohamed ElBaradei has warned of a "Tunisia-style explosion" in his country as self-immolation protests proliferated and anti-government activists announced plans for a nationwide "day of anger" next week.
Mohamed ElBaradei says Egyptians 'yearning for change', but draws criticism for refusing to back street-level protests
But the former UN nuclear weapons chief stopped short of calling on his supporters to take to the streets, prompting scathing criticism from opposition campaigners who believe ElBaradei is squandering a rare opportunity to bring an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three decades of autocratic rule.
Today Ahmed Hashem el-Sayed, 25, from the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, died in hospital after setting himself alight on the roof of his home. It was the latest in a series of self-immolation incidents that have spread through Egypt over the past two days, after the Tunisian vegetable trader Muhammad Bouazizi's self-immolation provided the catalyst for the toppling of his country's president last week.
"What has transpired in Tunisia is no surprise and should be very instructive both for the political elite in Egypt and those in the west that back dictatorships," ElBaradei told the Guardian. "Suppression does not equal stability, and anybody who thinks that the existence of authoritarian regimes is the best way to maintain calm is deluding themselves."
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Mr Mohamed, if you want to get rid of this old dinosaur,do what the tunisian did-call your people and go all the way.
The current Gov’t or Weyane took the measure 35 years ago and brusted 20 years ago while others going to ….to… money or"Education??". Now, it seems very hard to curve…
THE BRUSTED ONE WILL NEVER BRUST AGAIN!
By the way, the status of the people in Ethiopia are beyond the diasporas’, though not true for finance.
I recommend everybody to work hard, atleast …….
Self immolation is an act of heroism whose objective is sacrificing one’s own life in order to redeem an entire nation from corrupt and totalitarian rulers as we have witnessed it happen in Tunisia and elsewhere in the middle east.
In the case of Tunisia, this form of suicide has proved a potent method of drawing both the brutal regime and the people’s attention respectively and I think Meles Zenawi should take a good note of this events especially in light of the “99% vote” that he claimed to have a achieved during the recent election.
In reality, this seemingly “solid win” can not sustain him to proceed along the next five year unless he comes up with credible change by lifting the internet censorship that he imposed on the people of Ethiopia as a tool to keep them in the dark.
At times I found it deja vu to see him taking a seat along side some world figures who happen to be leaders, that of the most democratic nations in the world such as the United States and European countries.
He manipulated his way to secure unattainable margin of vote (99%) and in his world, this portrays himself as “one of the most cherished and democratic leaders in Africa” while he continues with his policy of press censorship and political mugging.
I think he is suffering from cognitive dissonance and it is unlikely that he is going to ease the press blockage as a direct response to what’s happening in Tunisia; and I hope the storm of change that started in Tunisia blows its way across Africa whose people are suffering at the hands of brutal rulers like Meles Zen el abdeen bin Zenawi.
It would have been a respite for Ethiopia.
Hey Mentor more or less,I like your comments.Do the math hard to get what you hopping for. That what exactly had done in Ethiopia and free forever…Yeha
Not only in Egypt ,Tunisian revolution
shall spread into the entire continent .
specially where Tyrant as the Blood Sucker Zenawi and his agazis have comitted crimes against the majority of the peoples for the sake of their own powers and their tribal Mafia groups .Knocked Out Banda (the stupid henock)keep your dirty bla blas for yourself Ignorant ,toutghless Hyena lekami
Mohamed ElBaradei, you know very well how things work. You have tried all your best to mobilize iranians in civil war but you did not scucceed. But when it comes to your mother land, you worry. But me i wish you bad luck. Due to Egypt blind back ward international politics millions in palestin, eritrea, somalia, sudan paid their dear lives. This time when it happens in Egypt may be, i doubt, you will learn, unless you blame God.
He is right on the target it’s a time for middle eastern to act their shit together starting with Egypt who love to drag their feet in every matter before they clean up their closet.
Nazret.com should better report more on what’s going in our next neighbour, Sudan than on this idiot Mohammed. Why are you silnet on Sudan, anyways?
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