Now that Hosni Mubarak has been ousted by the Egyptians what should happen to the former dictator? His three decades of corruption, brutality, and repression are well known, but it doesn’t appear he is likely to stand trial for his crimes against the Egyptian people. The Egyptian revolutionaries were merciful towards their former tyrant, and are happy to just see him leave. But even if the Egyptians are content with him relinquishing power and getting out of their lives, there are others in the Arab world who might also want to put him on trial.
Mubarak’s list of crimes extends beyond the borders of the country he ruled. He collaborated with the Zionist entity against the Arab world for his entire tenure. His intelligence services were enlisted as sub-contractors for the CIA in a rendition to torture program for young men from various Arab countries. In the last few years his collaboration with the rulers of the Zionist state to impose a siege on the Palestinians of Gaza amounts to complicity in crimes against humanity. And he has spent the last year of his rule building, with the help of the American military, an underground steel wall to snuff out whatever life was left in Gaza. He also found time to help stir sectarian strife in Lebanon.
And then there is Iraq. Mubarak played a key role in the 1991 war on Iraq. After Iraqi troops entered the Kuwaiti province altering the regional balance of power and igniting a “crisis” for the Western imperialist powers there was an opportunity to resolve the situation and bring the incident to a quick resolution. It was Mubarak, acting on instructions from the American administration that scuttled all diplomatic efforts to prevent the internationalization of an inter-Arab issue, and then sent his army to join the Western military coalition that invaded the Arabian Peninsula and systematically destroyed Iraq. His thugs and business partners were rewarded handsomely for their political prostitution. The US and the American oil-colonies in the gulf erased about $20 Billion worth of debt.
Mubarak’s role in the US war on Iraq was part of his slavish subservience to all US diktats, and one of the reasons that saw Egypt’s formerly prominent role in the region diminish to that of a vassal state. The Egyptian people never understood why their country would be allied with the US against Iraq, just as they couldn’t understand why Egypt should be allied with Israel against the Palestinians. We know that in the 1991 war the Egyptian soldiers who were forced to participate were cheering on the Iraqi forces as they launched missiles on occupied Palestine 48. This disconnect between popular opinion and official policy increased the alienation of the regime from its own people, and was a contributing factor to the decades of built up resentment which culminated in the popular revolution. During the uprising it was evident that the Camp David regime’s regional role was one of the factors that contributed to the Egyptian people’s alienation from the regime.
It’s only natural that the toppling of the Egyptian dictator be celebrated across the Arab world. The celebratory Arab mood from Morocco to Bahrain is not only an affirmation of Arab Nationalism, but also a reaction of an entire nation that has been impacted by the tyranny and treason of Mubarak. Nowhere has this impact been more devastating than in Iraq. The Iraqi people have yet to wake from an over 20-year nightmare for which the Mubarak regime bears some responsibility along with the other Arab traitors and tyrants that will inevitably, sooner or later, meet the same fate as that of Mubarak.
Since the Egyptian revolutionaries are content with letting Mubarak leave the country, and Iraq remains occupied and administered by a US installed puppet regime, let’s start a new rendition-to-resistance program that leads to Mubarak being handed over to the Iraqi resistance fighters so they can exercise their own right to put him on trial for his crimes against the Iraqi people.