If 1% of the Egyptian population supports Mubarak and wants this revolution to fail , then expect a lot of trouble from those 850,000 enough to create chaos in the country .
Egyptian journalist Saad Hagras
All people including the Mubarak orphans in the mainstream media “and God they are so many” are blaming the revolution for the bad economic situation and how the revolution is dragging the country to bankruptcy. The people are extremely worried especially after that press conference of the SCAF members with the media we found a very dark image of our economy and that we are entering a dangerous zone now.
We do not have a great economic situation currently for sure but we have to ask ourselves : When did we have a great economic situation before in time of Mubarak ?
We do not have a great economic situation and our economy is on the verge of catastrophe for sure but since when it was not on the verge of catastrophe during the time of Mubarak. It is a normal thing if we consider the fact that the Mubarak regime used to hide facts from us and used to divert our attention to things that do not matter but this is the results of Mubarak’s regime corruption and wrong economic policies.
The SCAF members spoke about tourism sector and how it is being destroyed and clearly that those economic experts they sat with did not tell them that the tourism sector is not being destroyed by the revolution or by the protests or by the strikes . Tourism is being destroyed by the lack of security in Egypt. Greece has got a lot of protests and strikes yet tourism is not harmed there because there is security in Greece. The lack of security is not the responsibility of the revolution or strikes or the protests , it is the responsibility of the ministry of interior. I do not understand how the police task force still get salaries from our taxes when they are not doing their job as they should.
People are blaming the revolution for new oil crises despite this is not the first time it happens , in fact some people tend to forget in the past few years of Mubarak we have even more worse crises. Where was the revolution when people were actually killing each other to get a loaf of bread during the time of Mubarak !?
The terrible economic situation during the Mubarak era results of corruption and wrong economic policies were among the reasons of the
Already I would like to tell you that Sharm El-Sheikh is completely paralyzed because Hosni Mubarak is there in the hospital. “Another good reason to transfer him to Tora prison hospital”
I also want to tell you that Suez canal’s revenues reached to LE 7.8 billion in the last 3 months.
I admit that some of our revolutionaries have ignored the woes of Egyptian street and did not represent practical solutions for our economy nor did they deliver the people’s economic demands to the SCAF with practical solutions through the media. Needless to say most of the mainstream media is part of this counter revolution term.The unsurprisingly true orphans of Mubarak who can not stomach the revolution are doing their stupid to turn the public against the revolution , you can’t blame them because they used to live from that regime.
Amr Adeeb is scaring the people and is telling them that there will be no food in next Ramadan day and night , this is just an example. There are other journalists like Adel Hammouda are insisting that the SCAF should reconcile with the corrupted businessmen especially from the Gulf so that the FDI would not escape !!?
Let me get this straight , this revolution is not against businessmen or FDI or the Gulf investment but it is against corruption. We want the state of law , We want transparency and I believe true economic development needs these two important factors to flourish.
We must show to the people our economic solutions to get out of this trouble , we also must make them understand that the true fruits of revolution especially the economic and social fruits take time , it can take couple of years actually. If we take an example of the 1952 coup turned in to revolution , we will find that the drastic changes in the economy regardless of what you think about it took years till 1960 when we have turned in to a true centralized economy.
You must know things are not that dark and that all what you hear and read is another attempt to scare you from the revolution. Listen to Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed El-Naggar clarifying to Ibrahim Eissa the myth and realty of our economy now.
Now I will go back to the quote I started with my post , the quote of journalist Saad Hagras about Mubarak regime’s supporters . This quote describes what we see currently happening. The Mubarak regime’s supporters who used to benefit from its dictatorship are creating that chaos we see. Whether it is security or economy , search for those behind and you will find someone who used to have influence and power in time of Mubarak.
In our situation here I find the NDP corrupted businessmen are playing a dirty role along with the Gulf countries , yes the Gulf countries that only care for their corrupted businessmen. Our brothers in the Gulf threatened us and pressed the SCAF to accept reconciliation with their tycoons , the corrupted tycoons.The SCAF unfortunately accepted the reconciliation with the Gulf and Egypt tycoons but these tycoons should not be happy with this for too long. The Gulf tycoons also should act like men and stop threatening us by very international courts because we will not forget this and once we will have an elected parliament and government , we will have new economic policies that will correct everything in the right direction.
I want those who understand economy and care for the country to start talking to the public and tell them the truth. If couple of economists start to blog in easy Arabic , it will be more than great.
One thing I will ask to do now is to buy Egyptian products and support our industry, I swear we can live without unneeded imports like cat food and orange juice.
I am calling all the real honorable Egyptian national businessmen to help us now , we should not give up to the blackmail from the Gulf countries and from the corrupted Mubarak businessmen.