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The five noes

I strongly reject the way the government rules the country. I refuse to see all officials belittle the minds of the Egyptians and cover up for their mistakes by directing attention towards the wrong things. They refuse to strain the military and burden it with all infrastructure projects. We even call them to solve our …


I strongly reject the way the government rules the country. I refuse to see all officials belittle the minds of the Egyptians and cover up for their mistakes by directing attention towards the wrong things.

They refuse to strain the military and burden it with all infrastructure projects. We even call them to solve our crises, following suit what Mubarak used to do. The military has a clear role that should not be revisited. It is responsible for the country’s independence and freedom. It is responsible for our own security. They should not mind what happens inside the country of economic problems. It can offer help if possible, but nothing more. What would be the role of the government then?

I refuse keeping any government in power without establishing a clear vision of running the country and penning social and economic plans to raise the standard of living of citizens. I refuse to be ruled by a government that does not know how to run its internal affairs.

I refuse these apologies that have become more abundant than the rosy pointless statements that raise my expectations for tomorrow, only to awake and find nothing but darkness.

Those apologies are not acceptable. I refuse them as much as I reject the behaviour that led to them. Those apologies are like sedatives to keep the street quiet until the next shot. It ends with a new case raised by the government’s affiliates.

I reject attempts to underestimate the Egyptian mind and divert the attention of the street to pointless issues. It is getting worse. What you do accumulates over time. This is neither in the favour of the government nor the regime.

There is a lesson in the case of the low-ranking police officers. Diverting attention away from this case to the uncontrolled parliament and its poor performance will not work.

I reject the undisciplined vision of some MPs and the parliament’s overall poor performance.

The regime has duties; if the government is unable to run the state, it should leave. The regime should look for capable experts who can act based on vision and insight.

The regime should put a clear vision of how to use the armed forces and their ability so they can focus on securing our borders.

The regime should draw its future map to comprehend where the country stands and what priorities are and then move accordingly. It can use the help of whoever it wants but cannot have to failed governments. If the regime has a vision, then declare it, so we can understand how Egypt will rise again.

Emad El-Sayed is an Egyptian journalist and the Editor of Daily News Egypt.

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