Nobel Defiled

Originally posted on Archer Burrows' Egypt:
A diary entry written in January 2015. As ridiculous as it may sound, it is actually true. ? I just heard the darnest thing. So we’re at this gig to honour [a G7] Foreign Minister who was visiting Cairo on the 15th, and a friend of a friend of someone’s cousin…

A reality check on the New Suez Canal | Mada Masr

At the end of this page is the link to the Mada Masr piece on the Suez Canal. It is factual and contains numbers. It should have been disallowed by our friends in Mada. Nothing should have been allowed to tarnish the country’s “Farha”. So what happens after the inauguration? Where to now? Perhaps the…

Egypt’s Bloody Sunday

Lest we forget. The many crimes of military rule, now all but forgotten, the memories of which suppressed by a media and a regime wishing to rewrite reality, and create a narrative that starts and ends solely on June 30th 2013. Egypt’s Bloody Sunday (9 October, 2011) Egyptians and Irishmen have much in common. Both…

Optimistic

It’s not easy picking up after more than four months of silence. But that was the appeal of blogging under a pseudonym to begin with. There were no pressures to maintain the grasp of an audience. I could write, stop, and resume at will. I wrote for a sense of freedom; shackles, I already had…

Dear Presidential Candidate

It goes without saying that not everyone in the country is happy with the prospects of a military president. Here’s a discarded note from a dissenter written before a certain candidate officially announced his desire to partake in the elections, and before he resigned his highly decorated office. Easily detected are the references to religious…