Sir-- It's 4-0 -- Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Who's next? for the New World Order agenda? Those who control oil, strategic locations and the economy control the world.
Sir-- Neither Mubarak nor his interior minister ordered the killings. Any security force in the world will shoot back at demonstrators if it is shot at.
Sir-- Egypt's income per capita and level of education for the average of its citizen is better than most Arab countries because of Mubarak ('Mubarak's trial to shift into high gear' Al-Ahram Weekly 18-24 August). It is actually considered one of the most secular Arab countries which is a good thing for its people and foreign investments. He could have done better for Egypt in terms of curbing corruption and nepotism, but most Arab leaders tend to rule that way (it's in their DNA). Also the peace he maintained with Israel should never be taken for granted. Put an Islamist in that spot, and Egypt would never have been successful as it is right now. This is no way to treat someone that stuck his neck out for the country even though he had some wrongs.
Sir-- Perfect picture now for world leaders to see what happens when they ally with the US: we stab them in the back. And why would any dictator step aside now that he sees what will happen if he does?
Sir-- The trial is very important ('Mubarak's trial to shift into high gear' Al-Ahram Weekly 18-24 August). Many people were killed during the demonstrations and Mubarak must be held accountable. Any leader who has no qualms about killing people is a mass murderer. Showing up on a gurney is a farce. It is a play for sympathy. The man has no shame.
Sir-- Being a war hero is no excuse for killing his own people or stealing from them.
Leave him alone
Sir-- I say leave this man as he is. His health is in poor condition, he has no more power over his people, and he is in emotional distress. Let God take care of his destiny.
Not on TV
Sir-- The trial of Hosni Mubarak should have never been televised. The images conjure up sentiments and feelings about being tried on his deathbed. I think it's less disturbing not to televise these proceedings.
Now they're sick
Sir-- Why is it that these dictators and regime leaders are quite healthy while in power and then, when ousted or charged with crimes against the state, have health issues all of a sudden? If the revolution hadn't happened you'd be sure this "sick, disabled" tyrant would be waltzing around his palace.
Could have been worse
Sir-- This man deserves better than this. I am not saying he is innocent; far from it. But he could have done like the Syrian or Libyan leaders when people called for them to leave. Instead of sending tanks to kill his people he stepped down. Besides, I am pretty sure that he was sacrificed as the scapegoat to pacify the mob.
Don't count on it
Sir-- All of you who are well acquainted with the geopolitical history of the Middle Eastern region will recognise the fact that it would be wishful thinking to assume that Egypt will now be led by people who believe in true democracy. This vacuum will most likely be filled by another dictatorial form of authority and in all likelihood, the new rulers would be most inimical to the Western world.
Sir-- Egypt is just not ready for democracy and the protesters do not have the patience to wait it out. This in turn will just cause the Egyptian economy to falter even more.
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