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Egypt: Story Arcs

By on Feb 1, 2014 in Politics | 0 comments

Obligatory recap It’s difficult to know how far back to go – but let’s just say this; it’s January 2014, the Post-Morsi constitution has passed, with a (ridiculously) high approval, but a relatively low turnout. Now a Field Marshall (just promoted a few days ago, and active today), El-Sisi, the man who was instrumental in removing Morsi from power on July 3rd, is expected to become the new president. Plot Points To Consider El-Sisi had initially stated that there would be no military candidate, and that having one would imply that the army had performed the coup for personal interests, and not as a means for fulfilling the popular demands of June 30th. Despite having obtained a popular mandate on July 26th to wipe out terrorism, Egyptian today feel less secure than they ever have since the revolution began. It has not been reassuring for them to see that the response of the security...

English Translation of El-Sisi’s Alleged Leak

By on Dec 11, 2013 in Politics | 4 comments

Yesterday, this video came out on YouTube, posted by the now mostly defunct Freedom & Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s supposedly a leaked (and unused) portion of an interview previously conducted with Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah El Sisi. It’s been making the rounds for two reasons; first it appears, that like the MB members at Rabaa, he puts quite a bit of stock in ‘dream visions’ and the other is that it appears to show that he does, indeed, have presidential ambitions. Here is a transcript of the video, translated into English: Interviewer: Had you expected to take on the leadership of the Egyptian Army? El-Sisi: The leadership of the Egyptian army, or something greater than that? Interviewer: Fullstop. El-Sisi: I am of the people who’ve had a long history of visions. This is only for you. Interviewer: Okay,...

Egypt: Links for the Perplexed

By on Jul 11, 2013 in Politics | 0 comments

Here are some completely biased articles, written by what must be a whole gaggle of Coptic Mubarak-Era Nazi’s, that attempt to explain and justify the incredibly complicated situation in Egypt, otherwise known to the layman as Egypt’s Military Coup. Enjoy. Murder on the Democracy Express – By Clifford D. May, President of, of all things, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies. In which he describes President Morsi as, essentially, democracidal. Here is a post written by some guy called Ian, Ian is a friend – and he had this to write: https://www.facebook.com/notes/omar-kamel/post-by-a-friend/10151738089594905 It’s an interesting post, and he makes a few good points, certainly, but, of course, he discredits himself absolutely by daring to utter what some of us only refer to as the ‘f’ bomb. Also, he is wrong about everything, I don’t...

The Crisis of Mind & Morality in Egypt

By on Jul 10, 2013 in Featured, Politics | 7 comments

The Great Divide Recent events in Egypt have led to deep intellectual and moral fractures; Egyptians are both shocked and offended at the way media is handling things, and the media is shocked, and by turns disgusted and simply dumbfounded by how Egyptians are seeing things. The divides have been brutal; creating what appears to be vast moral and intellectual divides between people who, just two weeks ago, had considered themselves aligned. There are several things to consider, so I will try to proceed in some rational order. The Democratic Coup Paradox or Ceci N’est Pas Un Coup This issue has received the greatest deal of attention both locally and internationally. There are some facts; Mohamed Morsi got 5.7 million votes in the first round of elections in 2012, a number far outsized by those who protested to remove him on the 30th of June, 2013 – and in the days leading up to...

My Version of Sultan’s Speech.

By on Jun 24, 2012 in Politics | 0 comments

To avoid all suspense – The last page reads: Superman is actually Clark Kent. Now, onwards: We sailed the storms, and we defeated fire breathing hell-spawn! We battled mythical monsters and corrupt politicians! We got wet. Twice. We endured thunder, rain, sleet, and hail. We grew cold in winter, smelly in summer. We had a cough, we sneezed. I myself had a cold. Nasty. We endured boredom, we had to suck Tantawi’s cock. We masturbated without porn, and we had to eat corned beef. Our underwear was tight. We put on weight, lost weight. We picked our noses, then we picked each others noses. There were buggers all around. We endured. Survived. We laughed, we cried. Then we got drunk. Somebody told a dirty joke. We laughed. Then we cried. Then we got drunk again. It was horrible. Our souls were overwrought with responsibility. Our backs burdened by accountability. Our dandruff came...

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