This is What Revolution Looks Like

9:35 pm in Uncategorized by Anthony Noel

You may have a hard time finding it in the mainstream American media (seeing as it’s duty-bound to continue tripping over itself in trying to convince us that our upcoming presidential erections elections have any bearing on national policy) but this weekend is shaping up as a big one for the future of – well, the world as we know it.

Tahrir Square Banner: People Demand Removal of the Regime"

Photo: Maged Helal / Flickr

Yesterday, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, which is packed with military leaders from the ousted Mubarak regime (you know, those nice men who only stopped cracking heads in Tahrir Square when the U.S. finally agreed Mubarak had to go) set the stage for a GENUINE (as opposed to Facebook/Twitter) revolution in that country. It ruled Mubarak lackey former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq could stand for president in this weekend’s runoff election.

The “court” so ruled despite a law forbidding members of the deposed government from seeking office for 10 years, a thorny little chunk of reality neatly circumvented when the (surprise! Mubarak-era) “judges” also decreed Egypt’s first freely elected parliament in decades, seated in January, be dissolved.

In case all that wasn’t enough to scare the bejesus out of Egyptians who fought so doggedly last year to rid the country of Mubarak and his cronies, the court’s rulings were accompanied by another ominous announcement. The ruling (supposedly interim) Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (sure sounds like a peace-loving, for-the-good-of-all-Egyptians kinda org to me, how about you??) says it will now oversee the drafting of the country’s new constitution.

Oh, and this: One day before its rulings annulling Parliament and boosting Shafiq toward the presidency, the court ruled Egyptian citizens could be indefinitely detained at Guantanamo by the Egyptian army.

Al Jazeera’s Evan Hill reported the sequence of events “immediately raised fears of a thinly veiled military takeover.”

Ya think?

How stupid do our DoD, Joint Chiefs, State Department, and Commander in Chief think we – let alone Egyptian citizens – are? Call me a conspiracy theorist, radical, paranoid, whatever. But if you actually have doubts of America’s involvement here, ask yourself which, in each of the following two-part scenarios, seems more plausible, based on what we know about how our government operates:

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