Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heikal's Messages To Mubarak

Heikal
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Recently, highly respect Al Masry Al Youm newspaper started publishing a few letters sent from Mohammad Hassanein Heikal (a famous journalist and a close advisor to jamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar AL Sadat in his early years of ruling Egypt in the 1970s) to Hosni Mubarak (Egypt's President).

They were personal letters directed from Heikal to Mubarak from 1982 (after Hosni Mubarak became President) and onwards.
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Hosni Mubarak
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Below are a few parts i think are very important or are things i thought of before and this confirms them:

ارجعوا من فضلكم إلي مراسلات «روتشيلد» مع اللورد «بالمرستون» سنة ١٨٤٠.

ولم يجد «روتشيلد» ما يغري به «بالمرستون» علي مساعدة هجرة اليهود إلي فلسطين غير قوله في خطاب بتاريخ ١٨ أغسطس ١٨٤١ - بما نصه:
«إن مصر وحدها تستطيع أن تقوم بدور مؤثر في توحيد العرب بعد أن تسقط الإمبراطورية العثمانية، ولهذا فإنه يتحتم حجز هذا البلد (مصر) في موقعه وعدم السماح بخروجه إلي المشرق، وإذا استطاع اليهود إنشاء مستعمرات كافية وقوية في فلسطين، فإن هذه المستعمرات تستطيع أن تقوم بمهمة حجز مصر في أفريقيا، وهذا يعطي للقوي الأوروبية يدًا طليقة في المشرق العربي».
بعد ذلك بقرن تقريبًا، أعاد «دافيد بن جوريون» - المؤسس الفعلي لإسرائيل - صياغة مطلب عزل مصر في يومياته كاتبًا ما نصه:
«إن مصر وحدها هي التي يحسب لها حساب في المنطقة، فهي التي تقدر إذا واتتها الظروف الملائمة علي توحيد العرب، لكن مصر أشبه ما تكون بزجاجة، وعنق الزجاجة سيناء، وإذا قامت إسرائيل في فلسطين، فإن إسرائيل سوف تقوم بدور «الغطاء» الذي يمكن كبسه في عنق الزجاجة، فيحكم إغلاقة وختمه ويحبس الخطر داخل قمقم لا يخرج منه
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Saying please refer to correspondence between «Rotchild» (not sure of spelling) with Lord «Palmerston» in 1840.

«Rotchild» could not think of a way to convince «Palmerston» help Jews immigration to Palestine except by saying in a speech on August 18, 1841:

«Egypt alone could play an influential role in uniting Arabs after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, so it is imperative that (Egypt) has to be cornered and enclosed in its boundaries, not to allow leave to the Orient (East Of Egypt, Palestine and other Arab countries).

If the Jews establish colonies that are strong enough in Palestine, these colonies can act as a blockage against Egypt and isolate it in Africa.

Almost century later, «David Ben-Gurion» - the actual founder of Israel - drafted "isolate Egypt" in his diary:
«Egypt alone is reckoned, it is estimated that within the right conditions, Egypt can and will unify Arabs, but Egypt is more like a bottle, and the bottleneck for it is Sinai.
If Israel stays in Palestine, Israel will act as a « cover »can button for the bottleneck, and This will lock out the danger that might come from unleashing Egypt».

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فإنني واحد من الذين يرون صلة مباشرة بين اتفاقيات «كامب ديفيد» وبين ما جري في العالم العربي وله - حتي وصل إلي مأساة - حصار
أو احتلال بيروت ولو لأسابيع أو حتي لأيام:
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I am one of those who see a direct link between the «Camp David» convention and what happened in the Arab world (Israel's invasion of Lebanon and their brutality in the west bank).

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وخرافات من نوع «مصر أولاً» (وكان غريبا أن يقال مثل ذلك لشعب عرف أكثر من غيره أن من يقول «أنا أولا» مثل من يقول «أنا وحدي»، وذلك في عصر لم يعد فيه بقاء لأحد وحده مهما كانت قوته (لم تقلها الولايات المتحدة ولم يقلها الاتحاد السوفيتي) - فضلا أن تكون خرافة «أنا وحدي» تحمل في طياتها تجاهلا لكل عناصر هوية وحياة وطن، التراث الحي لأمة وفيه المعتقد واللغة، فضلا عن الجغرافيا والتاريخ).
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And superstitions like the saying : «Egypt first»
(It was strange to say such nonsense to people who knew better than anyone else that people say «I first», is exactly like those who say «I am alone», putting in mind that we are no longer in the era where one can survive, no matter how powerful. Also, the fairy tale thoughts like: «I am alone» disregard all elements of identity, life, and heritage, as well as geography and history).

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لكن الذين كان بيدهم الحل والعقد في العالم العربي تلك الأوقات سارعوا إلي الحركة.
ـ كان أول ما فعلوه هو أن الصور والأفلام القادمة من بيروت أخضعت لرقابة صارمة، بحيث لا تحول موادها إلي شحنات متفجرة بعيداً عن بيروت (وهكذا فإن الرأي العام العربي - معظمه علي الأقل - جري عزله عن المشاهد الحقيقية لما جري ويجري، حتي لا تستثار أو تثور مشاعره بما تصعب السيطرة عليه، وكان كثيرون - ومازالوا - يتعجبون لأن الرأي العام العالمي انفعل بمأساة لبنان أكثر مما انفعل بها الرأي العام العربي، وكان السبب في الواقع أن الصورة الكاملة لم تظهر أمام الناس إلا للقلة القادرة علي المتابعة عن طريق الوسائل الخارجية، بينما الجموع الغفيرة ظلت معزولة عنها بالكامل).
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During the 1980s when Israel invaded Lebanon:
The first thing the Arab rulers (fearing public outrage towards them for not doing anything) did was that the pictures and visual coverage of that war coming from Beirut were subject to strict control.
Thus, the Arab public opinion - at least mostly - has been isolated from the real scenes of what happened .
Many people realized that the world public opinion was agitated because of the tragedy in Lebanon more than agitation by the Arab public opinion. Obviously, the reason was that the full picture did not appear before the Arab people. Only for the few (Arabs) able to follow the news through external means knew the truth).

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ليس هناك مستقبل لمصر بدون أمة عربية، بمقدار ما أنه ليس هناك مستقبل للأمة العربية بدون مصر

There is no future for Egypt without the Arab nation, much as there is no future for the Arab nation without Egypt.
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Mood: :\

9 comments:

Om Luji said...

Hey, Fadfadation, I'm back :)
Hitler is here, beware people.
We're following Heikal's articles in Al Masry Al Youm (Abu Luji and I), but we're wondering why Heikal chose that time to publish them. Have you thought about that?

dr.zizo said...

ًWell, I don't like Heikal at all. I believe he is one of the main causes of the situation we reached these days. He was one of the main thinker of the rotten Socialist system and was decorating the ugly face of Abdelnasr and his entourage.

Where was this patriotism in his early days ??!!

embee said...

It's Rothschild.

And I love Al Masry Al Youm's for publishing those articles. I have to agree with Dr. Zizo for a bit. Heikal is seriously far from being a saint, and I hate his "know it all" attitude. But he's been around & he knows people & stuff, so it's inevitable that one listens to him.

Thanks for sharing :)

Fadfadation said...

Om El Luj :)

Welcome back..wala zaman...it's been almost 3 months.

I hope your domestic problems have been solved ISA.

To answer your question, yes... i too thought of that question.
I have to say that after reading till the 5 th letter i think i got the answer.

1- the message that Heikal was trying to give to Mubarak was not listened to.

2- The challenges that exsisted than still are vaild.

3- he predicted a few things in it and i think he sees them ahppening now (i.e. leader listening to entourage...then he losses people, leaders staying in power for many years do loose touch with facts and loose direction, ...etc.).

In other words, i think he lost hope in Mubarak's regime, things he said in that letter are happening all over again, he seems sure that a change in regime is emminent (whether good or bad).

that's my guess walaho a3lam

Fadfadation said...

Dr.Zizo,

Tab3an there is a big question mark on him being around during all these mistakes happening (Abdel Nasser era specifically).

But, i for one like to give people the benifit of the doubt, maybe he did try and comment during those times but couldn't do much.

Another thing, within his letters that are being posted in al masri al youm he did mention reservations on Nasser's era.

Also in his book Sanawat el 3'adab and Al 3'alayan, he did the same.

Some might argue that he does that after people die... i guess he is the only one who can answer to that.

In all cases (for me), this man is a kenz of information... he uses official documents.

Of course, not all official documents mean they are right.

Fadfadation said...

Wembee :p (always wanted to say that),

Being here in Doha i do not have access to the newspaper except via Internet...they don't post all of the letters.

Regardless i am more than please to read what the post.

I understand you and Dr.Zizo's point. We seem to agree that the man is to be listened to for the massive info bank he has.

embee said...

Keeping up with the prevailing spirit of football, you should've gone with "enppi".. :P

I have the articles in hard copies. Let me know if you want them scanned.

Fadfadation said...

lol.

kolek zo2 ya Wembee :)

if they don't post the last one online, i might ask for it from you :)

thanks

hend...hanady said...

فيه الى الان حاجات فى اتفاقية كامب ديفيد لم يكشف عنها