Source: Press TV
Egyptian protesters have gained a landmark success by forcing the cabinet to step down with ministries unable to protect President Hosni Mubarak or the regime.
Separating the Egyptian turmoil into a battle of classes, and throwing in the Obama factor, political analyst Mohammad Oweis gives an interview to Press TV about the troubling events that have taken place in Egypt, as well as what the future holds for its citizens and president.
Mohammad Oweis, political analyst, is joining us over the phone from Washington to discuss the issue [of Egypt]. Mohammad Oweis, the army has reportedly received orders to shoot protestors while the curfew has been extended. How far do you think the army would go to stand against the people?
You have to differentiate first between the top brass of the army, the corrupt elite of the army who are giving the orders to protect their interests and the rank and file of the army. I think they will have a mutiny sooner or later in the army. The rank and file of the Egyptian army is not going to shoot at their own people who are suffering from all kinds of discrimination, repression, [and] aggression by the regime. So, I don't think the army is going to succeed much longer than this, and the top brass will start running away like the family of Hosni Mubarak, especially [since] America has lifted the cover off of the regime. There is nowhere for them to go. I think they are on their way out and there is nothing they can do.
US President Barack Obama has started consultations with some world leaders about Egypt. What do you think are the aims his ominous nation wants to secure?
Where was he when the Egyptian government, the top brass of the government and army were pillaging and stealing the money and the economy of Egypt? Why did he not do anything then? Where was he when Egypt had blockaded Gaza, and tried to starve the people of Gaza on behalf of the Israelis? The best thing for President Obama is to keep his mouth shut and do nothing and say nothing. Let the Egyptian people take on the presidency, the people he protected. And it is up to the Egyptian people to decide how to deal with the Americans, the Israelis, and [etc].
As I'm talking to you, there are images of the uprising in Egypt. Some of the people in those images holding placards, reading, “Go Mubarak!”, or “Erhalyia” in Arabic. What stage do you think Egypt -- I can't call it revolution yet, or maybe you will -- is at this point of the uprising? Where is it now?
It is a successful revolution already. It already dissolved the government, [and] the ministries who can run the affair of the people. The ministries can't even protect him and can't protect the regime. There is nobody there to protect Hosni Mubarak, and he has no choice but to leave. [The] Prophet Musa (Moses) the man [needs] to come and to part the Red Sea for him to run to Saudi Arabia. He needs to get the hell out before the people get him and pull him like they did with the former Prime Minister of Iraq back in 1958. So if he does not leave standing up, he will leave flat away from this world.