Archive for the ‘Egypt’

  • Mubarak, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in Egypt
    Mubarak being wheeled into courtroom. This is day he really died. This is day the world saw him in a cage. Mubarak lives. He doesn’t live. What is living? Heart beats while brain is dead. Machines keep his body functioning. At best, he’s in a coma. Is there a parallel here with democracy in Egypt? Maybe I don’t have any right to weigh in. I’m not...
    by at June 20th, 2012 at 05:06 pm
  • Ancient Egyptian novels in Red Mirror Series 4 Kindle & iPad
    Red Mirror Series Isis cover for Kindle & iPad Red Mirror Series Athena Kindle & iPad Elektra of Red Mirror Series Kindle & iPad After a several month hiatus from writing as I supported the Libyan Revolution and Arab Spring through twitter, I’ve finally gotten back to editing my ancient Egyptian novels for the Red Mirror Series in preparation for Kindle...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 10:01 am
  • Blog Rantings of a Sandmonkey from Egypt
    I’ve followed @Sandmonkey faithfully since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution. He’s feisty and opinionated and takes no prisoners. Check out his new article “The Free Republic of Egypt” on his Rantings of a Sandmonkey blog. http://www.sandmonkey.org/2011/03/13/the-free-republic-of-egypt/
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • OmarKaBoo video recap of Egyptian 2011 Revolution
    Here’s an excellent and moving video summary made by Omar KaBoo of the events leading up to and culminating in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution that forced the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaxepUuCFFM&feature=player_embedded website source: www.AhlyRDL.net follow me on TWITTER @LVview
    by at February 26th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Why the Army can’t save Libya like in Egypt
    Gaddafi came to power in a coup against the former King Said Mohummad al-Senussi. Gaddafi understood well how to fragment Libya to maintain power. He has kept the airforce under the control of his own tribe. He has kept the army weak in relation to his own brigade system which answers to his Revolutionary Committees. His sons each seem to have a brigade of their own. The...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 06:02 pm
  • Egyptian flag links mosque and church
    This clip was tweeted by Wael Ghonim showing Egyptians using a giant flag to link a mosque with the church across the street. There are about 10 million Coptic Christians in Egypt who are reported to make up 10-15% of the population. http://www.youtube.com The Egyptian government has always guaranteed the Copts right to worship, but there have been many conflicts between...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Relative number of deaths in Bahrain and Libya compared to Egypt
    To put in perspective the numbers of people in the streets and the number of protesters, it’s important to think in percentages of population and not raw numbers. Egypt has 80+ million. Libya has 6.5 million. Bahrain has less than 800,000. Think of the relative number of deaths compared to Egypt: 100 deaths in Libya is like 1200 in Egypt. 10 deaths in Manama is like...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal family and police are Sunni. About 80% of the Bahraini population is Shi’a, which we call Shiite...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain police are mercenaries imported from Pakistan
    According to Abdul Khalil Ibrahim of the Bahraini opposition party, Bahrain security police are not Bahraini, but imported from Pakistan and other countries. We are looking at a mercenary police that is not killing its own people. This is substantially different from Egypt. In Libya, the word is that French-speaking black Africans are being used to shot down Libyans.
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Egyptian Army still holds 100 protesters, 50 missing
    I got the news from BBC – not Al Jazeera – which shows you got to follow multiple news sources. The Egyptian Army, according to BBC sources, is still holding 100 pro-democracy protesters in prisoner camps and 50 more people are flat out missing – including Ziad Bakir, a graphic designer. Shadows of doubt about the military government’s intentions...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Sandmonkey retweeting for Middle East revolutions
    Sandmonkey is carrying the torch for fellow democracy protesters in the hotbed of brewing revolutions in the Middle East: 2 hours ago: “Dear Iran, Algeria and Bahrain revolution tweets, please let me know who u r, so I can follow u and retweet u.” He got lots of replies:”Don’t forget Libya!!!” By the way – although I like Sandmonkey...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Egypt should become Silicon Valley
    Wael Gohnim tweeted: Egypt has what it takes to become the 2nd Silicon Valley. Talents in Technology, infinite passion and soon real democracy. I’ve been sending out that vibe myself for days. I see Silicon Valley, Mombai (I don’t think the Indians are going to quit and go home) and Cairo Egypt as incubation centers for new technology. I see Wael Gohnim as...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Wael Ghonim and Egypt’s New Age Revolution
    Watch CBS video of Wael Ghonim and his role in Egypt’s New Age Revolution: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7346812n&tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel. sorry for the ads!
    by at February 15th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Google will take Wael Ghonim back
    If you have seen the Egyptian State TV interview with Wael Ghonim, you’ll know that he admitted to the world on TV that he had lied to his boss at Google to get time off to go back to Cairo and stage a revolution. Here’ s the tweet Google sent Waed Ghonim a couple of days ago. @google A Googler We’re incredibly proud of you, @Ghonim, & of course...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey’s thoughts on Egyptian democracy
    In case you don’t tweet and aren’t following @Sandmonkey in Cairo, this is a compilation of his tweets today for about half an hour. He has about 25,000 followers so far. I’d watch those numbers climb. He isn’t as well known as Wael Gohnim, but is just as strong as player. There were lots of replies in between, but I’m just giving his point...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Egyptian Army stops filming at Tahrir Square
    The Egyptian Military has met with Wael Gohnim and blogger Amr Salama and promised them to rewrite the Constitution in ten days and put it to a referendum within two months. That sounds good. Problem is, the Army has also ordered Al Jazeera and other international media outlets to stop filming in Tahrir Square where demonstrations continue. Isn’t that a Mubarak strategy?...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • MasrLeaks to track money stolen from Egyptian people
    A group of Egyptian activists, including Sandmonkey, have started a WikiLeaks type truth website called MasrLeaks to collect information that will track down the properties and wealth of the Mubarak family. “Masr” is Arabic for Egypt. A tweet from Sandmonkey asks for documents with sources to be emailed to masrleaks@gmail.com.
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Faces of Egyptian Revolution martyrs
    The website below is just going up and a lot of photos are still missing. This really puts a face on the courage and dedication of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 with a posting of photos and names of the martyrs. Thanks to tweet from Sharif Kouddous. http://1000memories.com/egypt
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Mubarak Mummy
    Mubarak New York Post
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Army meeting with Wael Ghonim and others
    According to tweets from Wael Ghonim, two high generals from the Egyptian Military have met with “8 young guys” to exchange opinions. Wael tweets, “Got approval from the army to start the 100 Billion Pounds campaign to reconstruct Egypt and help the families of martyrs & injured.”
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey invites Mark Zuckerberg to Egypt
    Sandmonkey has tweeted “Guys, if any of you can reach Mark Zuckerberg, tell him the people of Egypt extend him an invitation to visit us anytime.” This could be the start of a Ministry of Technology which would turn Cairo into the new Mumbai or Silicon Valley. Zuckerberg  is the founder of Facebook,  just in case you’ve been asleep the last five years. Forget...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Ahmed Mohar and the April 6th Movement
    You can’t point to one person who changed Egypt. It took millions to take down Mubarak. But you can identify some stars and one is the man who could reasonably be said to have started the revolutionary movement. Ahmed Mohar and Israa Abdel Fatah and their small core group started in 2008 with a textile strike on April 6th promoted by Facebook. They have been working...
    by at February 12th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • CONGRATULATIONS EGYPT!
    Mubarak steps down and turns over control of the government to the Supreme Military Council.
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Danes first to tell Mubarak to step down
    “Mubarak is history. Mubarak must step down.” Those are the words of the Danish prime minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, just hours after father Mubarak’s surreal speech to his children last night. Rasmussen said Mubarak made a big blunder. At last, someone willing to speak the straight truth. It’s just one leader from the European Union. Let’s...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Egyptian Army doesn’t move to break impasse
    If the world is looking for the Egyptian Army to break the impasse between father Mubarak and his children, they are disappointed today. In their second statement to the nation, the military promised in non-concrete terms to lift emergency law if people go home. Doesn’t seem like anyone in the street is buying it. More and more are demonstrating and in more places,...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Is Egyptian Army waiting for invite for a coup?
    Has anyone else been thinking that the Egyptian Army is letting Mubarak enrage the population to such a point that the anti-Mubarak forces actually invite the Army to take over? El Baradei has already made such a plea in a Tweet. If the Army had seized power (staged on open coup) before Mubarak’s speech tonight, the world would have been up in arms. Their strategy...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Mubarak refuses to leave
    Who knows what hell is going to break out now?  Has not enough blood been spilled? Mubarak hasn’t fooled anyone with his pretense of giving power over to VP Suleiman. It’s like believing that Putin is no longer ruling Russia.
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Fox blocks out Al Jazeera logo on live feed from Tahrir Square
    All the news networks are showing the same live feed from Tahrir Square in Cairo – Al Jazeera. But Fox News blocks out the Al Jazeera logo. Do they not want to admit it as a news source? What’s that about “fair and balanced?” How about “honest”?
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Sandmonkey, Ahmed Mohar and Wael Gohnim bring down Mubarak
    The April 6th Movement leader Ahmed Mohar, a tweeter @Sandmonkey (just one name out of hundreds) and a Google exec Wael Gohnim used Facebook, Twitter and TV and old-fashioned legwork to organize and perpetuate a national revolt that started with the youth and spread to the labor unions. Of course they didn’t do it alone, but they have emerged as rock stars –...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 10:02 am