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Egypt's Ahmed Said: My Message for Obama

Friday, 07 Dec 2012 09:37 PM

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If Egyptian business and political leader Ahmed Said could speak with President Barack Obama and to Congress, he tells Newsmax TV that he would point out the true goal of the unrest in his country right now.

“What we are looking for is democracy. What we are looking for is stability,” Said, chairman of the pro-Western opposition Free Egyptians Party, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “I would tell President Obama to overcome the narrow interests of the US, with respect to the conflict of Israel and Palestine, and to look at Egypt as a country with a lot of potential in the future — not only for Egypt, but also for the area.

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“If Egypt is stable, you will have an area that is stable — and if Egypt has democracy, you will have a democratic Middle East, unless the United States is not interested in democracy in the Middle East,” Said added. “But I am certain that they are, so I would tell him to focus on having human rights in Egypt, always encouraging whoever is in power to support democracy and to respect the people’s will.”

He vowed that Egyptians removed one dictator, Hosni Mubarak, and they’ll soon depose another: President Mohammed Morsi.

“Nations win their freedom with their own struggles, so I don’t think any sort of experiment intervention would do anything to my country,” Said noted. “We have overthrown Mubarak by our people — and I don’t think the United States ever expected that the Egyptian people would overthrow Mubarak with all of his might and all of his security guards.

“The Egyptian people are unpredictable. They have done it once; they can do it again.”

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