I am so glad to learn that President el-Sisi of Egypt has ordered three days of mourning and a full military funeral for former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
For 30 years, Mubarak walked a tight rope of “controlled” democracy, while cracking down on Islamists. His repeated warnings regarding the Muslim Brotherhood’s intent to Islamize the country were proven correct after his departure from office in 2011.
Former President Mubarak was a shrewd tactician and clever politician in his dealings with Israel. He talked peace and sought peace. And yet, he would not make any moves that would anger the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Unlike his predecessor President Sadat, who was known for his dramatics, Mubarak sought quiet and behind-the-scenes diplomacy.
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