By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Egyptians shed no tears yesterday on hearing of the death of Hosni Mubarak who had terrorized them for thirty long years before being forced to leave the presidency in August 2011 due to 18 continuous days of protests by millions of people in Cairo, whom his brutal forces could not disperse despite gunning to death over a thousand of them.
The Egyptians, however, aren’t able to celebrate his death with public festivities since there is nothing to rejoice in a country which after a brief 2-year period of freedom that Mubarak’s protégés in the military ended in 2013 is again groaning under the jackboots of generals clad in civilian clothes, subservient to the US and over-friendly with the illegal Zionist entity.
Who can dare celebrate the death of a Pharaoh for whom a state funeral has been planned and three-days of mourning declared by those who have imprisoned tens of thousands of Egyptian Muslims and last June poisoned to death in the courtroom the country’s only democratically elected president. Mohamed Morsi.
Although so far no senior American official has feigned grief on the death of one of Washington’s dearest dictators, the racist child-killer Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed "deep sorrow” and called Mubarak a "personal friend”.
Tyrants mourn tyrants, and this is yet another proof of the brutal nature of Hosni Mubarak, who for the overwhelming majority of Egyptians was the symbol of all that was wrong with their country, which during his nearly three-decade rule was rife with political repression, widespread corruption and economic stagnation for everyone, but a few elites.
He kept Egypt backward, while his two sons, Alaa and Jamal prospered, becoming multimillionaires. Among their crimes was illegal profiting from the selling the Al-Watany Bank of Egypt to the National Bank of Kuwait in 2007, for which they were convicted and jailed following their father’s downfall, but freed by General Abdel-Fattah as-Sisi’s regime in 2015.
Rigged elections were Mubarak’s hallmark and for five consecutive terms he got himself elected as president by polling over 95 percent of the total votes cast each time during his reign of terror, when for every 40 Egyptians there was one secret serviceman to watch their activities, in addition to the 450,000 state security forces, and the 850,000 strong army.
The 91-year old Mubarak was lucky to escape alive with a hand injury on 6th October 1981, when his predecessor, Anwar Sadat, whose treason including the signing of the scandalous Camp David Accord with Israwl, was executed in a revolutionary manner during a parade by Khalid al-Islamboli who sprayed the reviewing stand with bullets.
Convicted and sentenced to life in prison in June 2012, Mubarak was acquitted when General as-Sisi took the reins of government through a military coup backed by the US and Israel, and financed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The acquittal stunned Egyptians, and tens of thousands of them had poured into the streets of Cairo to show their anger against the dubious court, but were brutally suppressed.
The Kangaroo courts of Cairo may have absolved Mubarak of treason against Egypt and crimes against Islam, but now the modern day Pharaoh is standing in the Divine Court where his unpardonable sins deserve lasting punishment.