Monday, 7 February 2011

Tahrir revolutionaries will not give up

THE inspirational protesters occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square are refusing to leave until the hated Mubarak regime has fallen.

An up-beat video from Press TV shows people from various backgrounds and parts of Egypt united in their determination that the revolution will succeed.

Meanwhile, former Arab League Chief Clovis Maksoud told Press TV the Egyptian revolution against President Hosni Mubarak's regime is also an uprising against Israel.

"The Egypt revolution is against Israel too,” Maksoud said on Tuesday.

He further pointed out that this rebellion is also against Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.

“Part of this revolution is going to project a new foreign policy whereby Egypt will freeze its historical role and be a deterrent function against (the) Israelis' expansions, aggressions and racism,” he went on to say.

“That is why the foreign policy of the United States on the strategic power in the region is attacked by the revolution,” he noted.

According to Maksoud, what Washington wants is that “this revolution will not reverse many of the factors that have served the strategic influence of the United States and Israel.”

Commenting on some recent leaks revealing that Israel prefers Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman as Mubarak's successor, Maksoud said, “Israel cannot decide who should come after Mubarak.”