Today is the anniversary of the 1973 War in the lunar year , the glorious 10th of Ramadan when our soldiers crossed the Suez Canal while they were fasting full of faith in victory they and this land really deserved.
From couple of days ago Marshal Abd El-Halim Abu Ghazala had passed away after a long struggle with disease in Cairo.He had a military funeral that suited him as a minister of defense for one of the greatest armies in the region.Some people mourned him in the media,of course his death came along with another more tragic accident that was the Al-Doweiqa and the big media circus of Hisham and Suzanne.
Some people did not like what I had written about the late Marshal in the past and I felt that despite I do not have to explain myself here ,I have to say few things. Tom Hanks did not produce that film which the Egyptian State totally ignored despite it is more insulting than the Sadat’s documentary;to attack Abu Ghazla on propose , the Universe is not about us for God sake.All what I demanded was an investigation and I think it is our right , it is Egypt’s right.
Marshal Abd El-Halim Abu Ghazala was among who those fought in this war and I can’t deny his role otherwise I will be a liar , he did his role bravely in that war just like Mubarak. Yes he did some improvements in the army but as not as something extra with my all respect , it was his duty to improve the army to be better and independent.
Yes he was fine man and he died in a holy Month after a long disease ,for us Muslims this means God forgave him for what he had done in his life , the disease takes from the humans’ sins in our belief still this does not mean we should not speak the truth , yes May Allah bless his soul and believe I wish that I will die in Ramadan too still 50 years from now they will speak the truth and will judge as just we are now doing with the historians of the revolution.
Abu Ghazla got fans just like Nasser and Sadat and even King Farouk who do not like and do not want to admit that the man was a human being who made mistakes and we should discuss these mistakes because they are about the country , so we can learn from them and avoid them.
By the way Dr.Yasser Thabat is publishing a nice series about him in his informative interesting blog.
I said it before and I will say it again
Egypt deserves better than Mubarak and Abu Ghazla