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This is why we fight

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with the golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams…

« He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven », William Butler Yeats

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Publié par le 31 mai 2012 dans Miscellaneous, Politique


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Updates on #EgyPresElex: irregularities, #SabahiPresser

Updates added as news come out, so check out regularly.

Things unfold really quickly in Egypt. Yesterday, I was writing about the possible options of getting out of the current presidential stranglehold. Things go into the most reasonable and secure direction, IMHO, which is: show how much Shafik does the things wrongly, not only when he was Mubarak’s buddy — because apparently being felool doesn’t prevent Egyptians to vote for him, — but also and more importantly how thirsty for power he is and eager to re-impose the old dictatorship. How? By proving he has cheated during the election process.

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Publié par le 27 mai 2012 dans Politique


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#EgyPresElex: a suggestion for a way out of schizophrenic best evil/least pest

The illusion of free choice Egypt, the country of my heart, held its first presidential elections on May 23-24. I’ll skip the frenzy before, during and after the elections, there are tons of articles, tweets, Storify-curations, Facebook reports and pictures. What is interesting for me to address here is the possibility of having to choose between Morsi and Shafik, the « spare tyre » as dubbed by the Times for the former and the felool and former Mubarak best buddy for the latter.

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Publié par le 26 mai 2012 dans Politique


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