When was the last time we've seen a successful bottom-up revolution? Lots of fake ones bought by the Americans - easily distinguished from the real thing - but no real ones.
This is a serious precedent, not only for the Middle East. People around the world can see what is possible even in the face of what seems like overwhelming forces of evil. Many have pointed out that the United States itself has more inequality in income than Egypt. Anybody who even entertains the notion that the Americans had the slightest thing to do with this real revolution should immediately check him- or herself into the local loony bin for a quick, or not-so-quick, tuneup. Seriously. Obsessive love of a dying empire is a severe form of mental illness.
Although the year is still young, Hosni wins the Most Humiliating Departure of the Year Award.
Now to get rid of the rule by the army.
Bob from Brockley on Ben Gidley and Jackie Walker: Charity for he but not for she - I had some correspondence with a chap called Ben Gidley on the weekend. It was regarding a post on the *Bob from Brockley* blog which is run by Ben Gidley ...
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