Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Obliterated Brushstrokes

Hannah Allam | McClatchy Newspapers “Egyptians race to save fleeting mementos of their revolution” 

glimpse at :

  & all the while: 

The *“godawful” **“diehard” *“zombie” continues to loom, embedding its tentacles deeper and deeper, suffocating its own.

"For many in Egypt, revolution incomplete"From Shahira Amin, For CNN

"Nothing has changed," said Ahmed Sherif, a news editor with the main Arabic channel. "In fact, there is greater control now than there was during the Mubarak era. All scripts are revised by senior editorial staff, and any news item related to the armed forces has to be approved by the Morale Affairs Department before it is aired or published."

As the elections draw nearer, many are left wondering whether the military rulers will be willing to cede power to a civil

Ambassador Mohamed Rifaah, former official spokesman for the Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Egypt's highest religious authority, is one of the skeptics.

"Egypt has been ruled by the military for 60 years," he said. "Convincing the **diehard dictators to loosen their grip on power won't be easy."

"The Egyptian army's mask has slipped"Austin Mackell ends his article with:
"Like some *godawful zombie, Egypt's oppressive system refuses to die. The head may be gone, but the heart is still beating."

George Orwell's 1984: Winston, released to live out his final days as a broken man knowing that soon, the Thought Police will execute him can do no other than submit ..

Perhaps the cries of ‘Enough is enough’ can still be heard, 
but who is listening?



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