New New Egypt About as Free as Old New Egypt and Old Egypt

Under Mubarak: We have show trials for our political enemies.

Under Morsi: We have show trials for our political enemies.

Under whoever the hell is in charge now: We have show trials for our political enemies:

n Egyptian court handed death sentences to more than 500 people that state media said were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, on charges including murdering a police officer.

The criminal court in the southern province of Minya imposed the death penalties at the end of a trial that began on Saturday, said Osama Metwally, director of security in Minya. The court referred the sentences to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, the country’s leading authority on religious law, for ratification, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. The ruling sparked an outcry from human rights activists.

It's funny how the more things change the more they stay the same in the countries.

I guess if there's always going to be some SOB in charge, it's better that he's our SOB.

Posted by: Rusty at 02:17 PM


1 The Middle Eastern Arabs have never known anything else. Their religion is based upon the concept of the warlord or strongman. There is no preaching of peace, love, or justice; only submission and vengeance.

Against a backdrop like that, a democracy or republic is nearly impossible to sustain. Until they grow out of it, they will kill all ambition. Anyone who tries to get ahead will either be enslaved or will enslave others.

I would say these idiots deserve each other, but that's not true. This problem is cultural. It will take cultural engineering to remove the hateful vestiges of Islam. Right now, they're wallowing in it. May God have mercy on them.

Posted by: Gork at March 25, 2014 06:02 AM

2 "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"

Passing the Constitution was just the first step. Then there is enforcement of the rights in it against the people who were violating its principles in the first place.

So far, there has not been any big turnover in the people holding positions of ordinary power, such as preachers, judges, police, and bureaucrats. For most of them, business will remain as usual, until they get some new directions.

Meanwhile, this case will be appealed.

Posted by: Valerie at March 25, 2014 09:11 AM

3 As our liberal left democrats do, simply change the names, faces and flag but use the same old same old shit.

Posted by: obsidian at March 25, 2014 11:19 AM

4 It's one thing to burn the sh!thouse down, and another thing to install plumbing.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at March 25, 2014 06:54 PM

5 One wonders which side of this the Egytian military is as the power behind the old modern egyptian state. Now the Morsi governmentt tried to eliminate/overthrow the power of all the old institutions including the Judiciary and to seize power thru violence. SO these 500 (out of how many actual perps who took part in murdering political opponents?) Under Egyptian law likley deserve their sentence.

Posted by: trimotor17 at March 26, 2014 02:38 PM

6 #1 Egyptians largely are NOT 'Arabs' they are ethnically and culturally completely different.

Posted by: trimotor17 at March 26, 2014 02:39 PM

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