Friday, February 11, 2011

Battle Lines Drawn In Egyptian Sand

The little people are not ready for something as sophisticated as real freedom from oppression - "they couldn't handle it."

So says the Egyptian military, in what seems like talking out of the other side of their mouth, in that they now say they support Mubarak's plan to stay in office until "free and fair elections" can take place.

Which is a time and place on the cosmic time scale that exists probably about two days before hell freezes over.

Any elections which that rat pack can imagine will be like U.S.A. elections: the dullard parties choose a line up of criminals, wackos, and clueless lames for the primaries, thereafter the people choose from the remaining two which dullard or phony they will vote for to solve their chronic problems these dullards and phonies brought on in the first place.

Lackeys who have not a dime's worth of difference between them once they get into office, behind the tanks and behind the barbed wire demarcation lines, safe in their propaganda colored ivory towers.

Which also means that most folks in the world vote for only the flavor of the ice cream they require us to buy, after they make it out of the ingredients only they may choose.

It is the business as usual election cycle, or as Dredd Blog likes to put it, elections in the W direction with candidates from the Circle W Cowboys.

The world of gun barrel diplomacy, gun barrel democracy, gun barrel elections, all in support of gun barrel factories and financiers of MOMCOM international.

This is the product MOMCOM sells to the world, "MOMCOM freedom", which is the product the world's peoples resist, and this is the product that destroys the wealth and sanity of all nations who buy into it, including the U.S.A.

Who "wudda thunk" we would be watching "ourselves" on TV, the "ourselves" that existed once upon a time when we still protested oppression?

UPDATE: Zig Zag Zig Zag: Mubarak leaves Dodge City along with Suleiman.

The long and winding road leads to ... well where she stops no one seems to know, as President Obama declares "Egypt will never be the same."

Ah yes, reminds me of some song lyrics:
There was music in the cafés at night
And revolution in the air
(Tangled Up In Blue, Bob Dylan).


  1. Some expect Egypt to 'explode' if they try to kill out the protests.

  2. I think the powers that be finally woke up and realized they've got a chance to set an example for "peoples' revolutions" in Egypt. As in, appear to be calm, rational, and restrained while actually stone-walling, and then, after a suitable period of "calm deliberation," "reluctantly" impose a brutal crackdown "for the good of the people."

    But have no fear. NoBama will seamlessly change his rhetoric to match the events as they unfold, and we will all be reassured that the crackdown was "unavoidable and necessary" for "democratic interests," aka American corporate crony-capitalist, to prevail in the region. The tell was when Suleiman was brought in as the "alternative."

    This should definitely be an object lesson for our near-term future, as any prospective US revolution will likely play out the same way. The only way to overhaul a completely corrupted system is to DISSOLVE it completely and start anew, possibly creating several/many governments where there was just one, and all organized and based on fundamentally different principles than the original.

    That's where the Egyptians really have their work cut out for them in my opinion. Should they actually get rid of Mubarak and all his cronies - a tall order that! - they still have to buck a global US fascist economic system that will not go quietly either, and a seething cauldron of unrest in the region due past colonial rule and the plain fact that the region is overpopulated and under resourced, especially when you ignore oil, which is the only reason fascist interests even give a damn about the region in the first place.

    I think everyone is simply waiting for the inevitable now, and it ain't gonna be pretty.

  3. Looks like Mubarak left Cairo for a town nearer to the border.

    The CIA toad Suleiman will be worse if he is allowed to stay.

  4. Suleiman the magnate says "He [Mubarak] has decided that the higher council of the armed forces will lead the nation."

    In with a lie and out with a lie.

    He did not decide any such thing and everyone knows it except the MOMCOM propagandists taking off their clothes in the cold so they don't freeze to death.


  5. Surely not even Ahmadinejad could be this naive.

    Hosni Mubarak resigns: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hails 'a new Middle East

    Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday claimed the uprising in Egypt and removal of Hosni Mubarak heralded a new Middle East without the "satanic" influence of the West and that will doom Israel.

    It's going to be very interesting to see how all this plays out over the coming weeks and months. I still wouldn't be surprised if it was just a Mubarak/Suleiman head fake to quiet the crowds before getting back to business as usual. We'll see, but I definitely think there's more going on here than meets the eye.

  6. All that glitters is not gold.

    Indeed, I have updated my blog, the cynic in me cannot resist questioning...
    After 30 years of rule, and 17 days of a peaceful people's protest, Egypt's president Mubarak abdicates to Miitary's Supreme Council on the 32nd Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution.

    Pretty unbelievable, is it not? By all means, let's examine this remarkable history in the making!

    take care, all!

  7. Iran is censoring everything about Egypt ... news blackout in desperation.

    Iran's leaders ought to be as afraid as Saudi Arabia about this.

  8. Kathy,

    Power to the people for sure!

    The military will now be tempted with the toxins of power, the people will continue to help the military not get sick with those toxins, and we will watch and hope for the Egyptian people to be "free at last ... free at last" ...

  9. Certainly good while it lasts. And that's assuming that it DOES last, and that there's not nefarious plots underfoot already to undermine it. So far, so good anyway. Let's hope in earnest that nascent democracy can still take root and thrive, even in such rocky soil as "the cradle of civilization."

  10. Thanks, Dredd. Stories out now explaining how the military coup went down. This story is also big in both Iran and Gaza. Many Egyptians "went" to Gaza thru the tunnels during the "unrest."

    Algeria planning protests Saturday. Jordanians have openly criticized the Queen, which is against the law. In Pakistan, Musharrif will be named in Bhutto's assisination.

    But, tonight belongs to Egypt's people who have realized their dreams for the moment!