With regards to this post, I’d like to declare a small victory as one tower has fallen, leaving one tower behind. We managed to finally get some police action going and an order was issued to have those two towers come down. Orange peacefully surrendered but Zain now refuses. Zain is pretty much insisting on holding the neighbourhood hostage until it has its way. Either one of the local buildings agrees to play host to its tower, or it will stay parked on the curbside, screwing up everyone’s transmission. Obviously since I’m an Orange subscriber, my transmission has become worse. I pretty much cannot make a phone call anymore, and anyone calling me won’t be able to speak for more than 10 seconds. The whole tilting-my-head to a certain angle is just not working anymore.
When a local corporate giant like Zain simply decides to brush off the law, what options do they leave for the victims? It’s a failure in adhering to a system designed to protect us. Imagine a policeman stopping you for driving too fast and you simply tell him that you won’t pay the fine and you’ll continue to drive the way you want. How big does your wasta (connections) have to be to give the middle finger to ‘the man’ and to ‘the people’ at the very same time?
So this saga has become a reincarnation of Lord of the Rings. The first tower has fallen, but one remains.
And the eye of Zain is watching every movement across its lands.