After ousted President Mubarak appeared smiling and waving behind the bars, more than one writer has explored the court rulings and the possibility of a counter-revolution. Several commentators believe that those supportive of the 25 January revolution were busy with minor cases and were not concerned with the death of protesters.
Mubarak has ended and part of his regime will continue
Emad Al-Din Hussein
Hussein completely disagrees with theories that predict Mubarak’s return to power after seeing him smiling behind bars last Saturday. He states that Mubarak fans or supporters who think that he might regain power are thinking in an odd way. Mubarak’s smile has definitely proved that the 25 January revolution has fallen apart. However, this does not denote any signals of reviving the pre-revolution phase. Hussein believes that Mubarak’s court sessions are gradually drawing the curtains on his presence in Egypt’s politics.
If his supporters cannot swallow the fact that he is actually gone, the writer advises them to attend the court rulings and pray for mercy to Mubarak. The debate around whether or not his regime will persist is well worth of considering. Of course Mubarak’s phase has ended, but there is a high probability that his style of rule will continue, believes Hussein. If Mubarak’s fellows are still politically active, the writer asks if the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi are ready to deal with them. Is it possible that the Islamist group would cut ties with the thousands of businessmen who are known to be members of the ousted National Democratic Party amid the current economic crisis? The coming period will answer this question, states Hussein.
When will they feel embarrassed and stop the chaos?
Qandil looks into Mubarak’s smile behind the bars during his court session stating that he has successfully managed to prove the theory of counter-revolution. The main problem, according to the writer, lies in the fact that the revolution was more concerned with issues like the abuse of Hamada Saber, who was seen in a video clip being beaten and dragged by police officers in front of the presidential palace, and the ex-prosecutor general Abdel Maguid Mahmoud.
It is Mubarak’s right to appear smiling and expressing his utter happiness when he finds hundreds of his fans proclaiming his innocence and hoping that he could return to power. The revolution was busy defending minor issues that have nothing to do with the ousted president and his corrupted regime. In Qandil’s viewpoint, it was expected that the famous case of the ex-prosecutor general would reach the judge full of fake evidence. The writer concludes his piece by stating that the recent developments in the Mubarak case show people that the trial is nothing but a meaningless political play that is expected to end with the court proclaiming Mubarak’s innocence on all charges filed against him and his sons.