It seems the uprising in Egypt is subsiding, or at least going into a slower pace than it was billed by some. This is a great development for number of reasons.
1- Haste makes waste. The slowed down pace of change allows time for a more thought-out outcome.
2- Egypt is arguably the soul of Arabic speaking world. If they get it right in Egypt, the reverberation will be welcome news for many, many truly huddled masses yearning to breathe free in other countries in the region. The end of suffering under the yoke of the never ending tyrannies will not only alleviate many intractable regional problems, it will also solve a big chunk of international difficulties.
3- Given the millenniums of historical connections between the two, a democratic Egypt will be an ideal outcome for the enslaved Iranians chafing under the rule of IRR, the Islamist Rapist Republic.
In the few months remaining of his time in office, President Mubarak has the unique chance to break the cycle of tyranny and leave the stage with his head held up high.
He must not do what the Islamist Rapists did and are continuing to do to the Iranian democracy activists after their peaceful demonstrations were brutally suppressed.
He must abolish all state control over media, formation of political parties, peaceful gatherings and above all, not only muzzle state thugs, prosecute them in open and fair trials.
If he does it, long live Mubarak, if he does not, there goes another chance for making a lasting difference.
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