Sunday, 4 January 2009

The rotten state of Egypt

Robert Fisk summarises bluntly the situation in Egypt (and its Gaza connections). He speaks the way Egyptians speak to each other. Fisk is a little too sweeping (he is more of a Lebanon expert than an Egypt one), but he hits the nail on the head. His closing paragraph says it all:

Egypt's malaise is in many ways as dark as that of the Palestinians. Its impotence in the face of Gaza's suffering is a symbol of its own political sickness.

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