Egypt chooses its fate, rather
the fate of the Arab Spring and probably that of the entire Arab region. Will
Ahmad Shafiq revive the bygone Arab regime, or will Mohammad Mursi introduce
the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood to the heart of the Arab region? Will a third bloc boycott the vote, excluding both
these options and continuing to raise the revolution slogan? The result will be
revealed by the ballot boxes, but what is certain is that the elected president
will rule with no constitution or parliament, in a country where the Military
Council is still defending all the privileges it accumulated since 1952.
Another event that will no doubt impact
the future of the Arab region is the death of the Saudi Crown Prince Nayef Bin
Abdul Aziz that might create conflicts between the members of the royal family,
especially that Prince Salman, his successor candidate, does not seem in an
excellent health condition.
Faces are changing in the Arab
world, but the bloodshed in Syria is still ongoing as U.N. monitors suspended
their mission today in protest of the escalation of violence in the past 10
In Lebanon, the wound of Nahr el
Bared bled again when young boy Ahmad Qassem was killed and five other Palestinians
were injured due to clashes at the army’s checkpoint at the camp’s entrance.
This scene reminded the Lebanese of the tragedy that destroyed the camp and
displaced its residents.