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-Updated- Open and Urgent Letter to Obama February 3, 2011

Posted by aboosh in Egypt, Jan25, Obama.


Dear Mr. President,

This is your moment.

That was your moment. You blinked.

As the whole world is witnessing the tragic and disheartening events in Egypt unfold, the conscience of the world is still looking up to your leadership to take a solid stance to quill the massacre the peaceful protesters are subjected to in front of our eyes.

The protesters in Egypt have very concise and clear demands: For Mubarak and his regime to be decimated now, not in nine months; for the constitution to be changed to allow for legitimate and transparent presidential and parliamentary elections; to protect the basic rights of freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. The Brave People of Egypt deserve the liberty, dignity and equal human rights their fellow human beings enjoy all around the world.

Mr. President,

We are clinging to the last strings of faith in your leadership. We have seen the wrath of what heavy handed policies did to this troubled region. We realize that there are enough good and level-headed people in America and all over the world that are looking for peaceful and immediate conclusion to the tragedy in Egypt. We have looked up to the moment you became the President and shed tears of joy and relief when you took the reins of reversing the unbalanced tone and policies of your predecessor. We believed and bought into your calls for that all people can stand up for their rights of freedom and to achieve their aspirations.

Mr. President, the belief in your message is now crumbling and wavering. It is being held hostage in the name of a balance of interest that sounds a déjà vu to this troubled region. We are afraid our understanding of your message was wrong and afraid that the people you have addressed before have been abandoned. We are afraid for another generation of young people to be wasted and consumed by the tyrant few, in the name of strategic interest.

Mr President, do not throw a lifeline for an autocratic totalitarianism that will cease no chance but to take revenge against the free will of the people, and to grow even deeper roots in an angry soil that has said enough already.

Mr President, this is the moment of truth. This is the moment of test. What are words if they translate to nothing. In tough times like these, actions speak louder than words.We call on you to call for Mr. Mubarak to step down now and immediately, and to return power back to the people who have long looked for it.

Dear Mr. President, the eyes in Egypt and the whole world are looking towards you, and want a moment of truth. Do not let them turn down, then turn away.


Youth of the World


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2. MrAmerican - February 3, 2011

The whole human race does not want to witness the massacre that is begining to unfold in Egypt. It is hard to believe that the leader of a country would unleash paid murders on his citizens, but that is exactly what he’s doing. This needs to stop and stop now. I hope you are kind enough to respnd to their letter and pleas for help, Mr. Obama.

3. Lana - February 3, 2011

thinking like an American :what is there for me in it ? !
I do agree that Egyptian demands must be heard,however it is not the first time for egyptians to protest , and I do beelive when they protested they were not looking for international interfeirance ..
So there voice is heard , they are 85 million against 1 person with his less than 1 million guard ! they can do it inhouse ! though it will require them some compromises.
Freedom never given , Always earned !

aboosh - February 3, 2011

The people of Egypt deserve nothing less than utmost respect and pride. They will grab on to their freedom and fight for it with blood, nails and teeth.
I am not in Egypt now, and I wish I were, like millions of Arab youth. However, that’s the one thing we can do at this stage. The revolution requires eventual political and diplomatic legitimacy in the near future to preserve what it is fighting for now. The US is putting its strategic interest ahead of its own message of freedom and democracy. What we are aiming with this letter is to remind the US President and the American people of their international obligations towards peace and human rights.
This is the least we can do in this voletile and multi-fauceted revolution.

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