Homs, Syria, (guardian.co.uk)

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

I’m dry, in a crisis and depressed observing the situation in the world deteriorating and the passiveness of the powerful who are as they say in Spain looking the bulls from the barricades. Safely (for now). I re-read some of my entries and I found them valid for today.The Olympic Games have gone and in Syria the violence have multiplied so in other countries. Nobody seems to do nothing. Nobody seems to care. Refugees multiply. Deaths nobody counts already. And it’s so sad.

Only some sights of hope. one of them, in my opinion very important, the presidential actions of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, this weekend retiring the powerful head of army and defence minister Hussein Tantawi and several senior generals after the serious incidents in the border with Israel in the Sinai. The first confrontation of the president against the military, perceived by the people as a point of the democracy and as bulletproof for the egyptian spring in it’s still not so clear relationship with the power of the military in the country. Let’s hope this move is really a strong will to install in Egypt a civil power in peace without violence, changing the military power quietly from the civil power elected by the people. Let’s hope the military in power wouldn’t react with violence or political movements (They suspended the constitution don’t forget that) that prompt violence. Let’s hope for a peaceful transition in Egypt with a more presidential moves by Morsi backed by the people. They said he was green, not backed by his party, but this move was smart and it seems that it has the people with him. This is important and may make  him stay stronger in his seat.

About Olga Brajnović

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.


Dialog and diplomacy, Middle East, World and Politics


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