“The culture of democracy is still far away,” he said.
A rather telling comment about the dictators who’ve run Egypt for decades. Funny how when they were in power, they claimed Egypt was a democracy. And now that their dictatorship is threatened, they say Egyptians aren’t ready for democracy. Given this attitude, the protesters are right to be concerned that Mubarak and his cronies have no intention of making any concessions to protesters nor allow genuine democracy to come to fruition in Egypt. Suleiman further undermines he and his fellow autocrats believability (what little remains of it) with vague threats of martial law and cracking down on the protesters who, in turn, become more determined in the face of threats.