Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cairo, the New Normal

Cairo, the New « Normal »

Heavy traffic and about twenty armored tanks lining the Corniche along the Radio and Television Building, some say to prevent a coup within the army itself. People scanning the newspapers to gage who is dictating the headlines now. Speculation: one of two Nobel Prize winners, Baradei or Zuweil, Arab League chief Amre Moussa, or a military man in civilian clothes, as it has been since 1952? Taxi driver wisdom turns out to be near ubiquitous but breathtakingly wrong: that Baradei is an American agent (the man who stood up to Bush-Cheney pressure to declare weapons of mass destruction in Iraq!)and that although Mubarak and Sadat made billions, Nasser died with 65 LE in the safe!
Meantime, the January 25th movement vow to keep the pressure up till there is a time frame for lifting emergency laws and dissolving the fraudulent parliament. It’s not over yet. 


  1. Heard a long interview with Nawal El Saadawi today. I had not even heard of her before, which seems shocking in retrospect. What a courageous woman, even at 80! I'll want to hear more about her when you return.
    Meanwhile, please continue your blog, when you are able. I look daily to see if you've written anything.

    Love, Judy

  2. Hello Samia,

    I'm writing from "The State of Things" with Frank Stasio on WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. Is there a chance we could speak to you on the radio about what's going on in Egypt? Can you send me your email address and phone number?

    Thank you.
    Susan Davis
    Senior Producer


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