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January 31, 2011


Greetings...


Unless you have been living under a rock, have no TV, cable, radio,
or friends, you are aware of the demonstrations in Egypt by its citizens,
who for 30 years, have been ruled by a tyranical President that has
inflicted torture, brutality, and human rights violations via his goonish
police force...

The people finally said..."Enough" and took to the streets in numbers
previously unkown in a Middle Eastern country. People from every age
group, walk of life, religious affiliation, and social status joined
in and it became apparant early on that history was/is being made right
before our eyes...

The violence that occured was not from the demonstrators, but the police
force, and right up until the President cut off all Internet and phone
access, we witnessed it. Even so, there have been enough reports coming
out via news media and the people themselves to keep us apprised of the
situation as it occurs. The resilience of the citizens showed the
determination and I, for one, sit in admiration for what they are doing
and am saying a few prayers for the citizens of Egypt...

Among the many prayers...

I pray they are successful in getting Mubarek to quit...

I pray they are able to replace him with someone who will give them all
what they deserve, rights, respect, and democracy...

I pray religious nutcases will NOT have any impact or voice in swaying
these strong willed people into blindly following them into a life that
will be far worse than the ones they have now...

I pray the Egyptian army, who has, so far been supportive of the citizens,
continue to help and protect them against the criminal element that is
now running rampant after the police forces quit and left Egypt to "burn"...

And...Because I have been a lover of the Ancient Egyptian culture since I
was a little girl and in fact, have two rooms decorated extensively in
that theme, I pray that no harm comes to the national treasures that are
the history of a people, a culture and an intelligence of long ago...

I realize there are high stakes in what is going on, both within the United
States and Israel. That being said, I hope both countries don't turn into
hypocrites who claim democracy and human rights are important to them when
it has been proven many times that they both have failed at times in recent
and past history, and have backed someone who has not done right by the people...

Just because a country is a "friend", doesn't mean they have our best
interests at heart. If Egypt is our friend, than Egypt means the people
and the people need our support. Get off the fence Obama and speak up!
Maybe had he been more supportive of the Iranians who tried this a few
years ago, the nutjob running that country might be history today.
Not supporting this fight for democracy could put us into a worse situation
when the dust settles and the masses perceive us as supportive of "the enemy
of the people"...

It isn't easy for a nation to do what these brave people are doing and I
am not only praying for them to succeed, but I'm praying they know what
to do with it when they get their freedom and democracy...

***

Before I go, I would like to wish my darling Flyboy a happy 10th Anniversary!
Ten years ago today, I married a man who would ever change the way I feel
about love. I am truly married to the love of my life and my best friend
and the only positive thing about growing old is that he is by my side as
we age...

I realize 10 years is nothing compared to those who have been married a lot
longer, and it's my misfortune to have met Flyboy 12 years ago and not 30!

I'm a firm believer in the adage, everything happens the way it will happen
and everything happens for a reason...

I am thankful for both. Happy Anniversay honey!!!