Leaders across the Mideast are looking to escape Mubarak’s fate

13.04.2011                      09.Nisan, 5771


Leaders across the Mideast are looking to escape Mubarak's fate

Mubarak's investigation, as well as that of two of his sons, is one of the most important measures undertaken by the new regime to calm an anxious Egyptian public.

Three leaders, Muammar Gadhafi, Bashar Assad, and Ali Abdullah Saleh, are certain they can still escape the fate of Hosni Mubarak and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Each of them decided to violently repress popular unrest; all of them are promising reforms without committing to a timetable; and each and every one of them has decided to ignore both international pressure and Arab attempts to compromise.
The most intense battle is being waged in Libya, where 300 people were reportedly killed in the city of Misrata, with gunfights also reported in the rebel-controlled city of Ajdabiya. However, at the same time, NATO forces have cut back on their attacks on ground targets, thus taking away much of the military backing they provided to the rebels, who were subsequently forced to withdraw from their western advance….