U.S. envisions Egypt post-Mubarak
U.S. is constantly grappling with the overlapping Egyptian crisis. Obama administration is pushing Mubarak for greater freedom, while requesting protestors to exercise restrain.
As unrest continues in Egypt, as the Obama administration preserves a vigilant stand on the issue.
Obama called on President Hosni Mubarak for free reforms in the country, to meet the current crisis. In the interim, White House is thinking over a post-Mubarak scenario.
Obama suggested, "an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.”
The sources revealed that it can’t be denied that White House is contemplating on Egypt, without President Hosni Mubarak.
Since, U.S. is doubtful whether hard-liner Mubarak, after 30 years of autocratic rule, could survive the freedom crisis, as per the reports.
U.S.’s relations with Egypt and its allies
U.S. is playing strategic international relations, by not admitting openly the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, as the move could infuriate key U.S. allies in the region.
A former senior U.S. advisor revealed, "They don't want to push Mubarak over the cliff, but they understand that the Mubarak era is over and that the only way Mubarak could be saved now is by a ruthless suppression of the population, which would probably set the stage for a much more radical revolution down the road.”
Meantime, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke in support of the Egyptian protesters, asserting the rights of the Egyptians for the greater freedom.
He said, "I want the Egyptian people to have the chance to chart a new future. It needs to be an orderly, peaceful transition to real democracy, not faux democracy."
As for now, U.S.’s middle-east allies such as Saudi-Arabia, Jordanian and Kuwait are observing Obama’s take on Egypt.
Mubarak's Egypt has been supportive to Washington on a number of issues, for instance, combating terrorism, Arab-Israeli peace talks and restraining Iran nuclear proliferation.
Mohamed ElBaradei’s role
Public outcry in Egypt got a quick thrust when Mohamed ElBaradei, the opposition leader proclaimed that Mubarak must go.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U.N. atomic regulator chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, despite several life threats, returned to Egypt to express his stand on the issue.
"The American government cannot ask the Egyptian people to believe that a dictator who has been in power for 30 years would be the one to implement democracy," said ElBaradei.
He emphasized that Mubarak, an 80 year old autocratic ruler, could not be trusted for new freedoms.
With prolong public outcry in Egypt, it is expected that autocratic rule is winding up for good, this time.