Tweets from the Egyptian front lines

In keeping with my last posts here are some tweets from those trying to create change in Egypt: The Big Pharaoh Its police and MB militias vs the revolutionaries now. Just as during Mubarak days, police always assisted the regime's thugs.— The Big Pharaoh (@TheBigPharaoh) December 6, 2012 Sandmonkey: All of the MB media and … Continue reading Tweets from the Egyptian front lines

Building a false narrative in Egypt

Because of personal issues I haven't given the events in Egypt any coverage, that couldn't really been helped but for all the fuss about fiscal cliffs and pregnant princesses the protests of the last few days might in fact be the most consequential events of the 21st century, for the entire world. On Thanksgiving day … Continue reading Building a false narrative in Egypt

A ray of hope in Arabia

My previous post on Afghanistan was rather depressing but in case you missed it earlier this week I saw one of the most hopeful signs from the Arab world that I've seen in year in the form of this article in the Arab news. The common thing among all what I saw is that the … Continue reading A ray of hope in Arabia

Jimmy Carter Redux: US Embassy stormed in Egypt

Let's see what can be more symbolic than the US Embassy being stormed and the US flag torn down on 9/11 Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad. Update at 2:07 p.m. … Continue reading Jimmy Carter Redux: US Embassy stormed in Egypt

One other thought on the Arab Spring…

Mark Steyn's brilliant piece on the Arab spring contains a paragraph that is likely oft passed over but deserving to be highlighted. Whatever one feels about the sharia-enforcing, Jew-hating, genital-mutilating enthusiasts of the Muslim Brotherhood, they do accurately reflect a significant slice — and perhaps a majority — of the Egyptian people. The problem with … Continue reading One other thought on the Arab Spring…

“Well that makes all the difference in the world of course.”

General John Burgoyne: "...You will understand Sir, I hope, since you seem to be a gentleman and a man of some spirit in spite of your calling. If we do have the misfortune to hang you, we shall do so as a mere matter of political necessity and military duty without any personal ill feeling." … Continue reading “Well that makes all the difference in the world of course.”

Jewishness as an accusation

Via Glenn, Legal Insurrection and Andrew Sullivan (who still has some scruples as this link indicates) comes a story that will likely shock the vast majority of readers who don't pay attention to the realities of the Arab world: While walking in the street someone pushed me from behind with such force that I nearly … Continue reading Jewishness as an accusation

Arab American group shows themselves for what they are

Can we now stop the pretense that the Arab American Anti-Discrimination group cares about actual Arabs: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, a longtime Washington civil rights group, repeatedly asked the German-born Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali to reconsider his piece choice, Jandali told POLITICO. When he refused, Jandali was told today that he couldn't perform … Continue reading Arab American group shows themselves for what they are