I see today Egypt through peaceful, public, demonstration, and technology, stopped being a dictatorship and entered an uncertain grey area between the tyranny of the past and whatever may come of the future. Many countries have entered this state; let’s hope it starts a peaceful movement towards harmony in the Middle East. As one news correspondent said tonight, “I bet Gaddafi of Libya, Assad of Syria and Ahmadinejad of Iran are quaking in their respective boots, having nightmares about what is surely about to come to their tyrannical regimes”.
The problem is always what happens next, we always have this wave of optimism after such events and many times we have been blessed with positive change, but will it be that easy in the Middle East with the giant thorn in any long term peace, namely Israel.
I think the words of the late great John Lennon are appropriate here.
Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion too,
Imagine all the people,
Living life in peace.
I never realised until recently the beauty and incredible foresight of those words, and as he also says, he is a dreamer but he is definitely not the only one. I also hope that the world can live as one.
Good Luck Egypt, you are going to need it.