“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mansour and el-Sissi - the two men running Egypt

Deutsche Welle, 5 July 2013

Judge Adly Mansour has been sworn in as interim president in Egypt after Mohammed Morsi's outing, but the real powerhouse is the military, which is led by General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

"I swear by God to honor the law and the constitution and to serve justice." Barely 24 hours after President Mohammed Morsi had been ousted, Adly Mansour was sworn in as interim president.

Army head Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi had announced Morsi's ouster in a televised address the previous evening. After days of mass protests against Morsi, the general had set the first democratically elected president in Egypt a 48-hour ultimatum to respond to the will of the people. Until fresh elections are called, Mansour is to serve as interim president along with a technocrat government.

Mansour served under Morsi, Mubarak

"Mansour is relatively unknown in Egypt's political scene," says Christian Achrainer, political scientist at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

The 67-year-old Mansour, who has been working for the country's constitutional court since 1992, had been in office as president of the court for just two days when the military pushed Morsi out. Morsi had appointed Mansour to the post after his predecessor, Maher al-Behairis retired at the end of June.

A new law which came into force after Hosni Mubarak was toppled forces the president to appoint one of the three longest-serving vice presidents as president of the court.

Mansour will serve as interim president
During the row between Morsi's government and the judiciary Mansour kept a low profile, according to Achrainer. Morsi had suspended amendments to the constitution and stripped the constitutional court of its right to rule on the legitimacy of the constitutional committee, which was dominated by Morsi's Islamists.

In June, the Supreme Constitutional Court had ruled the upper house of parliament, which was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, unlawful.

Despite his low profile, Mansour was involved in some key decisions after Mubarak's fall. "Before the last presidential elections, he was one of the people who fought for supporters of the old regime to be allowed to take part in the vote," says Achrainer, which will not work in his favor. Neither will his long career in the judiciary under Mubarak.

'Young' general in key role

But the military is the most powerful force in the country - now as much as after the coup of 1952 and after the fall of Mubarak in 2011.

"Without the armed forces Mansour would not be president, they are in the driving seat," says Ronald Meinardus of the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation's bureau in Cairo.

Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is the head of the armed forces. He succeeded Hussein Tantawi as defense minister in August 2012 and is a practicing Muslim. But he was also "educated in the tradition of Nasserism," says Meinardus. "The Egyptian military comes from that tradition. The officers are actually secular." Former president Abdel Nasser was known as a vehement critic of the Muslim Brotherhood.

El-Sissi is one of the youngest army
Aged 58, El-Sissi is one of the youngest generals and didn't serve in the wars against Israel in 1967 and 1973. After the fall of Mubarak he became the youngest member of the ruling Supreme Military Council and head of the military intelligence service.

After Mubarak stepped down, el-Sissi came under fire for trying to justify the sexual harassment of Egyptian women by soldiers as virginity tests. After fierce international criticism he revised his stance and announced the end of such "examinations" as he called them.

"The military's dictatorship after the fall of Mubarak wasn't exactly a glorious phase in Egyptian history," Meinardus says of the time when Tantawi headed the military council for 17 months and gave it sweeping political powers.

New constitution, old interests

By appointing Mansour as interim president the army is not taking center stage this time. El-Sissi told the media that the military would "steer well clear of politics."

The Islamic constitution that Morsi had put in place has already been suspended and a new committee has been set up to work on a new constitution, which will be put to a referendum.

But the interests of the military are always in the background, according to Achrainer. "The economic empire of the military must not be put in jeopardy, and the country's leaders must not get involved in military matters," he says.

Under Morsi, the military felt threatened and decided to act.

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