Disintegration

Do you know what's the first sign of your country slowly descending into anarchy is? Me neither, but I am guessing the story I am about to tell you probably qualifies for the first position, or at least the top 5.

The Egyptian Police, in all of its brutal stupidity, decided to fuck with a regular young man walking down the street. They asked him for his ID, and when he told them he couldn't give it to them, they took him to the police station, where they tortured him and then his dad later on. Unbeknown to them the kid was a student at the egyptian military academy, whose members are instructed not to show or handover their ID's to anyone who isn't military. So when the news of what happened to him reached his fellow cadets, they..ehh..declared bloody war on the police station in which he was detained. They pelted the station with stones, used tazers on the police officers, set 2 cars (one belonging to the station, the other to the sherif) and one police motorcycle on fire, and they tore down the sign post on the station, while singing and chanting military academy chants. The police couldn;t open fire on them without direct orders, which they couldn't get, because the army would've fuckin moved on anyone who would've made such an order, so the police could only fire his ammo in the air, hoping the military cadets would get scared. They knew the deal, so they didn't get scared and started to really taunt the  police and insult them, which attacking them. This incident, which got banned from being published in any newspaper or newschannel in egypt, is now referred to by the military cadets as "the battle of dignity". Oh, and it's on video(s), and you could find the videos here.

More of this please. 

Comments

  1. While I can relate to your satisfaction at seeing a corrupted and brutal policeforce get a taste of their own medicine, I don’t think “More of this please” is what you would actually want – a civil war is a nasty thing!

    Could I ask you to please wait with the anarchy and disintegration for another month + 1 week? :)

  2. It would normally be nice to see the Egyptian police get put in their place except that your armed forces look a little amateurish here.

  3. typ tell us the top 5 b2a!

  4. A military coup would probably be bad. They usually end up being worse than what they replaced. However, I’d rather the military take over than the Muslim Brotherhood! Or would it? So confusing…

  5. Why were they harassing this young man to begin with? Does this happen often? Very scary.

  6. CarpetCaptain says:

    Craig in case you haven’t noticed the last 4 Egyptian presidents were all “ex” military. More than half of the Governors are either retired army or police generals. The perks between resorts and hotels for the army account for a large chunk of the military spending.

    So to answer your question a military coup has been a bad thing and its been ongoing for the last 56 years! The only thing worse than the military being in power is a bunch of rag headed brain dead mullahs. Egypt unfortunately has the worst of both worlds. A police state with the mullahs having too much influece in the day to day operations. Everything from being able to ban books to the mufti approving who gets to be executed.

  7. In terms of corruption and governmental mismanagement, almost anything would be better than the current regime.

    Monkey gets it right this time.

  8. I do believe we will have a period of unrest. I keep on wondering how could the country have turned if only Mohamed Naguib remained the leader of the army movement and did what he promised when they first took over to simply take out Farouk and return back to their military life. The worst thing is that these days there is plenty of discussion on why it wouldnt be a bad idea if Jamal Mubarak took over. And I am afraid of the possibility that ppl would just give in and Western governments would accpet him. The US doesnt seem to mind having him over for official visits. I’m not against him per se Im against having someone with a resume of being the presidents son and a banker. If only he took a different approach and clearly set himself apart from his father’s power and history then may be we could deserve the chance to run like any other citizen.
    CarpetCaptain Im not a fan of the MBH or any form of religious role in the political life but as an Egyptian I have to disagree with you on mulla’s having too much influence. Its not a secret that the current regime has been using both the Christian and Muslim religious figures to advance its own interests. Also, its not only the sheikh of Al Azhar who has been fussing over books, movies etc only recently the Church objected to a movie written by a christian lady and discussing the painful issue of divorce for Egyptian orthodox christians. Not only that the church officially asked the Al-Azhar to join its call to ban the movie. As for the “mufti approving who gets executed” its done after trial and it never happened that the mufti decided against the court decision. So, what is you point here?
    If religious figures seem to have a lot to say on daily tiny details of life its because ppl are giving them that role. Especially for Muslims we do not have to follow every single thing a mufti or sheikh decides and they do not enjoy any form of devine status. So, its thanks to the general level of ignorance that religious figures could enjoy such a power.

  9. “only recently the Church objected to a movie written by a christian lady and discussing the painful issue of divorce for Egyptian orthodox christians. Not only that the church officially asked the Al-Azhar to join its call to ban the movie.”

    Freaks the whole bunch, and best ignored!

    “As for the “mufti approving who gets executed” its done after trial and it never happened that the mufti decided against the court decision. So, what is you point here?”

    His point is that the fact that they’re even asked is pure sickness.

    “If religious figures seem to have a lot to say on daily tiny details of life its because ppl are giving them that role”

    Too true! If only more people had the brainpower to realize this and act on it.

    “Especially for Muslims we do not have to follow every single thing a mufti or sheikh decides”

    Why is this specially muslim? Looking at the world in general, it’s obvious that muslims follow the lead of their clerical figures much closer than any other religious group…

  10. Well, did they release the young man and his father?

  11. That’s just awesome…

  12. thats wild

  13. Bill Brascoe says:

    Do you people…read?

    Anything?

    Or do you just like the sound of your own voice?

  14. “His point is that the fact that they’re even asked is pure sickness.”

    Exactly! In addition the final sentence is not issued until the Mufti grants his aproval. In fact the initial courts’ rulings always say we will “transfer his papers (the convicted) to the Grand Mufti” and they set another court session to hand down the final ruling (Dad was a judge for 25 years)

    Anon I disagree with the The Pope having any input as I do with the roaming Azhar gangs runing aorund confiscating books from bookstores and issuing banings based on any reason they see fit. Back to the mullahs and their influence how many times have we heard of a mob go out and do whatever destruction they have to after getting charged up on some riduculous Friday sermon.

    There is no question to anyone who isnt blind that religion has become a huge focus of the Egyptian street and the rise of MBH has been fueled by the government. All you have to do is take a look at most campuses and you’ll see the vast control that the MBH plays. This happened because of the political vaccum that existed when the NDP and gv’t crushed all the other political parties in the 70s and 80s.

    BTW if you have any doubt of the influence of religion on publc and political life in Egypt, take a look at how many other countries have put a religious label on themselves or made the second amendment of the constitution about religion and it (Sharia) being the source of all legislation. Profuckingposterous!

  15. BTW incase you had any doubt that the mullahs have too much influence here’s two pieces of news from TODAY ALONE:

    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/03/16/68568.html
    This clown apparently wants people executed because their beliefs are not identical to his and are thus threatening enough to warrant their execution

    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/03/16/68571.html
    A court ruling that says Bahai’s can finally not have to put either Mulsim, Christian or Jew in their ID cards. You see apparenly the Egyptian government and its mullahs only approve of 3!

    Apparently everyone needs a label. Buddhism, Hinduismor just being good old agnostic are not approved, its too confusing for their little minds.

  16. CarpetCaptain says:

    “its done after trial and it never happened that the mufti decided against the court decision”

    Check your facts……Mohammad Ibrahim Al Wardani was convicted of killing Boutros Ghali Sr. the former Egyptian PM. The mufti refused to approve his execution ……. You come to your own conclusions as to why.