Friday, February 11, 2011


By Nicholas Contompasis

As the children of the Pharaohs dance with joy in the shadows of their ancestors' monolithic achievements, the world watches and waits for the final outcome of this eighteen day near, bloodless revolution. The dictator of thirty years is now gone, leaving the youth of this ancient land leaderless and with a future full of unanswered questions and dangers. But, the promise of hope was there, and for most, it was worth the risk of demonstrating day and night, through pro-government attackers and the intimidation of a modern army waiting in the wings. This is the first time in Egypt’s long painful history that the people could finally see real freedom and human rights, but like a desert mirage, I doubt it……..

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