Sentimentos contra le Statos Unite in Egypto

(Languages of this post: Interlingua, English)

Sentimentos anti-american comencia a emerger in Egypto a causa de lo que multes crede es un responsa troppo caute al demandas del rebellos qui exige le demission de Mubarak. Pro un periodo de annos tal sentimentos ha essite active ma celate in le pais. Illos deveniva de plus in plus forte a causa del appoio economic e militar american de Israel e le invasion de Iraq per le Statos Unite.

Durante que le actual nivello de antipathia remane assatis basse, insignias anti-american ha apparite in le stratas de Cairo inter simile insignias que exige le demission de Mubarak.

Multe egyptianos es convencite que le position de neutralitate del Statos Unite es hypocritic e cynic. “In iste momento, le Statos Unite non vole appoiar ulle gruppo in iste rebellion de maniera que le governamento american potera decir eventualmente que illo sempre ha appoiate le victores final”, diceva Amin Iskander, un functionario del partito El Karama, un gruppo que oppone le administration de Mubarak.

Ante duo annos, Obama seligeva iste capital arabe influente pro presentar un discurso al mundo musulman insistente que le Statos Unite non ha intentiones bellic contra le islam e exigente que le governamentos del Medie Oriente respecta le “voluntate del populo”. In annos previe mesmo le administration de Bush exigeva diverse vices un curso de evolution verso le democratia in le paises arabe.

Said Samir, 26, un residente de Cairo, se trovava inter illes qui esseva inspirate per le discurso de Obama. Ma nunc Samir ha comenciate a dubitar le sinceritate de Obama como multe altere egyptianos, qui es convencite que le Statos Unite, in despecto de lo que su governmento dice concernente le beneficios del democratia, vermente appoia dictatores como Mubarak.

“Si America vermente vole le democratia in le Medio Oriente, pro que non nos appoia activemente le administration de Obama?” diceva Samir, qui ha passate multo tempore in le Placia Tahrir con centenares de altere protestantes. “Le Statos Unite”, ille addeva, “vadeva a Iraq e Afghanistan proque su governmento insisteva que illo voleva incoragiar le disveloppamento del democratia in ille paises, ma iste me pare un pretexto hypocritic celante le politicas neocolonialiste del americanos, qui solmente vole robar le resources natural de Iraq e Afghanistan. Si le Statos Unite continua in iste curso, omne le population de Egypto essera multo irate.”

Tariq Abbas, un ingeniero, anque preveniva que le egyptianos non oblidara multo tosto que le Statos Unite nunquam ha appoiate cambios vermente democratic in le Medio Oriente. “Lo que dice le Statos Unite sur le democratia es merda absolute”, ille insista. “America va a pagar un pretio altissime pro su appoio de Mubarak.”

Mohamed El Baradel, le ancian chef del Agentia International de Energia Atomic, anque preveniva que Obama non debe esser le ultime leader mundial qui appoia le demission de Mubarak. “Le Statos Unite perde su credibilitate diariemente”, ille diceva. “De un parte le governamento american parla sur le necessitate de governar sub le controlo de un constitution democratic e advoca pro le derectos human. Ma del altere parte le Statos Unite sempre ha appoiate un dictator in Egypto qui continua a opprimer su proprie populo.”

Multe egyptianos nota que Washington sempre ha essite reluctante a abandonar dictatores como Mubarak, qui ha essite un alliato firme del governamento american in su opposition al extremismo musulman e in su appoio a Israel. E a alicun diplomates american, le actual rebellion in Egypto es simile al rebellion in Iran que resultava in un nove governamento islamiste in ille pais.

Ma alicunes inter le protestantes in Cairo exprime sympathia pro le Statos Unite. “Illes simplemente vole luctar contra le extremismo in le pais”, diceva Azza Abdulfadl, un professor de scientia al Universitate Benha. “Il debe haber un plan de transition. Si Mubarak se dimitteva hodie, le pais caderea in le anarchia.”

Totevia, multes crede que multe functionarios, al dicer que le governamento de Mubarak debe remaner stabile durante que illes advoca un transition gradual es hypocritas. Illes insiste que le risco es que le americanos va a perder multe influentia in ille parte del mundo.

In annos recente, le prestsigio del Statos Unite ha deteriorate a causa del tortura de prisioneros iraqi per le Statos Unite e le mortes de milles de civiles per le Statos Unite in Iraq e Afghanistan.

Multe tourists american se precipita a quitar Egypto. Steve e Roxanne Peterson de Coal Valley, Illinois, sta a preparar a abandonar le pais ben que illes non ha potite vider le pyramides in Ghiza. “Pro multe annos nos voleva visitar iste pyramides, e pro nos il es un tragedia personal non poter vider los,” diceva Roxanne. “Ma nostre vitas es plus importante que le pyramides del egyptianos, e vermente nos time que nos facilemente poterea devenir victimas del violentia a causa de iste rebellion.”

Anti-American sentiments in Egypt

Anti-American sentiments are starting to emerge in Egypt because of what many believe is an overly cautious response to rebel demands for Mubarak’s resignation. For a period of years such feelings have been active but hidden in the country. They became increasingly stronger because of American economic and military support of Israel and the invasion of Iraq by the United States.

While the current level of antipathy remains rather low, anti-American posters have appeared in the streets of Cairo among similar signs demanding Mubarak’s resignation.

Many Egyptians believe that the U.S. position of neutrality reflects hypocrisy and cynicism. “Right now, the United States does not want to support any group in this rebellion so that the American government can eventually say that it has always supported the final victors,” said Amin Iskander, an official of the El Karama party, a group that opposes Mubarak’s administration.

Two years ago, Obama selected this influential Arab capital to present a speech to the world insisting that the United States does not have warlike intentions against Islam and demanding that the governments of the Middle East respect the “will of the people.” In previous years even the Bush administration demanded on several occasions a course of democratic evolution in the Arab countries.

Said Samir, 26, a resident of Cairo, was among those who were inspired by Obama’s speech. But now Samir has started to doubt Obama’s sincerity like many other Egyptians, who are convinced that the United States, despite what its government says about the benefits of democracy, really supports dictators like Mubarak.

“If America really wants democracy in the Middle East, why doesn’t the Obama administration actively support us?” said Samir, who has spent a lot of time in Tahrir Square with hundreds of other protesters. “The United States,” he added, “went to Iraq and Afghanistan because its government insisted that they wanted to encourage the development of democracy in those countries, but this seems to me to be a hypocritical pretext hiding the neocolonialist policy of the Americans, who only want to steal the natural resources of Iraq and Afghanistan. If the United States continues on this course, all the population of Egypt will be very angry.”

Tariq Abbas, an engineer, also warned that the Egyptians will not forget very soon that the United States never has supported true democratic changes in the Middle East. “What the United States says about democracy is absolute shit,” he insists. “America is going to pay a very high price for its support of Mubarak.”

Mohamed El Baradel, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, also warned that Obama should not be the last world leader who supports the resignation of Mubarak. “The United States is losing more its credibility each day,” he said. “On the one hand the American government talks about the need to govern under the control of a democratic constitution and advocates for human rights. But on the other hand the United States has always supported a dictator in Egypt who continues to oppress his own people.”

Many Egyptians note Washington has always been reluctant to abandon dictators like Mubarak, who has been a firm ally of the American government in its opposition to Muslim extremism and in its support of Israel. And to some American diplomats, the current rebellion in Egypt is similar to the rebellion in Iran that resulted in a new Islamic government in that country.

But some of the protesters in Cairo express sympathy for the United States. “They simply want to fight against extremism in the country,” said Azza Abdulfadl, a science professor at Benha University. “There should be a transition plan. If Mubarak resigned today, the country would fall into anarchy.”

Still, many believe that many officials, on saying that the Mubarak government should remain stable while they advocate a gradual transition, are hypocritical. They insist that the risk is that Americans will be losing a lot of influence in that part of the world.

In recent years, the prestige of the United States has deteriorated because of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by the United States and the deaths of thousands of civilians by the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many American tourists are hurrying to leave Egypt. Steve and Roxanne Peterson of Coal Valley, Illinois, are getting ready to leave the country even though they have not been able to visit the pyramids in Ghiza. “For many years we wanted to visit these pyramids, and for us not being able to see them is a personal tragedy,” Roxanne said. “But our lives are more important than the pyramids of the Egyptians, and we are really afraid that we could easily become victims of violence because of this revolt.”

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