REUTERS PHOTO: A Jordanian demonstrator steps on a picture of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak during a protest near the Egyptian embassy in Amman January 6, 2010. The demonstrators were protesting against Wednesday’s clash at the port city of Arish, 40km (25 miles) from Egypt’s border with Gaza, between Egyptian security forces and members of a convoy trying to take relief supplies to Palestinians in the Gaza strip.
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I really don’t know what to say about this whole fiasco. To see the Egyptian government stumbling to find a justifiable reason for building a wall to cut off Gazans and their denial of entry to the Viva Palestina convoy, is just, I don’t know. There are really no words to describe it. George Galloway’s appearance on Al Jazeera last night delivering a much-deserve arse whipping to the Egyptian government was chathartic but not relieving. I really don’t know anymore. Reading headlines like “Egypt’s steel wall sparks ‘fatwa war'”, is just, I really, really do not know.
I think my favorite word these days when it comes to describing the Arab malaise comes from a January 2008 interview with Norman Finklestein where he describes this status quo perfectly with two words: it’s disgusting!
This seems to be the beginning of the end.