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The Bin Laden Question

Well, the Intelligence community is looking for the answer. And no, no, it's not the question of where he is hiding. We all know he is hiding in wazirstan, and that he is alive and well, so well he married last year Hala el shobohsky from the saudi shobokshy family, so that question is no longer valid. The real question of the hour in the intelligence community, it seems, is that concerning OBL's new black beard.

Questions over the elusive Saudi extremist's beard cropped up at a
Congressional hearing Monday featuring top US security experts,
including Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell.

"First, is this his beard?" Republican Senator Norm Coleman asked the spy chief. "Do we expect that — is it a signal?"

McConnell swiftly rejected any possibility that the hair in his chin was intended to send any signal to his Al-Qaeda members.

"So far, we do not think there's been a signal. He's done this
periodically, as has (Ayman al-) Zawahiri (the group's
second-in-command), and there has not been a correlation necessarily
between one of these tapes or a public statement and a particular
event," McConnell said.

But he wondered whether Bin Laden's beard was genuine.

"The big question in the community this morning, 'Is that beard real,'
because as you know, just a few years ago, the last time he appeared,
it was very different," he said.

"So we don't know if it's dyed and trimmed or real, but that's one of the things we're looking at. But no specific message."

Hehehehehe…. 

I really can't improve on that with a joke. No comment is the best policy here. 

Key Witness in Ayman Nour's case found hanged

..in his cell.

One of the key
witnesses and defendants in the trial of Egyptian opposition leader
Ayman Nour was found hanged in his prison cell in central Cairo
yesterday morning, security sources said.

Ayman Esmail Hassan,
who during Nour's trial retracted his testimony against the politician,
hanged himself with a sheet in the prison where he was serving a
five-year sentence on a charge of forging documents, they added.

Hassan said he had made up his testimony under pressure from state security police, who had threatened members of his family.

"I confessed to
forgery under pressure from officers from state security," Hassan told
reporters on June 30, 2005, after his lawyer told the court he had
changed his plea to not guilty.

The court disregarded his retraction and went on to sentence both Ayman Nour and Ayman Hassan to five years in prison.

[...]

Amir Salem, the lawyer
who defended Nour in the trial and who has been trying to secure his
release on health grounds, said: "He [Hassan] was the only person taken
alone and put in the Appeals prison [in central Cairo], and according
to his family he complained constantly of ill treatment."

"He was the only
person in the Ayman Nour case who insisted on retracting his statements
against Ayman Nour, and he admitted twice in front of court that all
his statements were contrived," Salem said. "[The judge] refused to pay
attention."

You kind of get the feeling that the Egyptian government isn't even trying to pretend or save face anymore. 

 Sigh…

The Egyptian government wants to watch you

The Egyptian government wants to create a new ID card- called the "Contact-less card" -for its citizens- that's you and me, Bub- to complement the other 6 forms of ID we have (Personal ID, driver's license, Voting Card, Passport, Military service ID card and Family ID card- the last one to keep track of your wives and children. Nope, not kidding!), because u know, 6 is not enough. The new card is going to have the citizen's full financial information and bank dealings, criminal record, health record, and all dealings with the government. The new ID is suppsoed to provide a "leap in civic service".

Ok, all togetehr now in 3. 1,2, 3: FUCK THAT SHIT! Not doing it. Not gonna happen. The government has no business knowing my bank dealings, my health or what I go to the different governmental agencies for. Isn;t it bad enough they list you marital status, job and religion on your ID card?

Nope. Not Playing. Let them arrest me, but I ain't doing it! 

Hallal Russian Meat

A married Emerati Prince sees a cute young russian girl, 11 years his junior, working as a waitress in a resturant in the hotel he was staying in. It took a week to "woo her" and now they are married. While such news would usually prompt "russian whore" jokes (The Guy is a UAE prince, the country is rolling in them, talk about buying the cow..), I would like to bring your attention to a very important detail: The girl is Muslim. Her last name is even…wait for it…Muslimorova. Oh Baby!

The story has captivated Belarus's tabloids. Natasha is from
Azerbaijan and a Muslim. She told the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda
that she had married her new husband for love.

The sheikh, 30,
already has a wife and five children, the paper reported. "I can't say
anything without my husband's permission… But for me life has become
a fairytale," Natasha told the tabloid: "I really love this man."

Can't say anything without her husband's permission, ehh? Well-trained already I see. Good for him them!

Yep, that one is a winner! 

Announcements

1) All the detainees were released today, who then decided to go join the Press syndicate protest/sit in, which the police surrounded and refused to let people out since the morning. This basically meant that they left police custody in order to go to a place where the police would stop them from getting out from. Hmmm…. anyway, the police, after houres and houres, finally released them and they are ok. I had 3 american friends who couldn;t get out, and who called the US embassy, which hung up in their faces. It was a canadian girl who managed to get them out by calling the canadian embassy, which sent a car and got them out. I repeat, the Canadian embassy helped them out and the american embassy acted the way the egyptian embassy acts towards egyptians in trouble abroad- just like punk-ass bitches. Fantastic!

2) For a milli-second yesterday, I was so depressed and angry I actually flirted with the idea of joining the NDP and becoming one of its people because egyptians needed to be punished. But then I realized that I was being retarded and snapped out of it. I would like to thank Alia, Inanities, Forsooth and M. for helping me with that. You guys rock! 

3) My Phone got fixed today. YAY!

4) The DC protest has been a success, it seems. Nora's post here, and her pictures here . Thanks for everyone who showed up, especially Solomon, whose post is here!

5) Tomorrow is the start of the civil lawsuit filed against the 21 websites and blogs . It will be at Magles el dawlah @9. If you are a blogger, please show up.

6) It seems that even the press is on to the sham that was this referendum, which is sweet. However, it seems like Pope Shinoda is continuing his role as the regimes whore (no offense intended towards either copts or whores by the way) by full-heartedly supporting the ammendments and demanding the participation of the egyptian coptic population to go and vote yes. Coptic christians of Egypt, I think it's time you told this man to fuck off. That's my opinion, but that's your business, so you figure it out.

7) I am never, ever, ever, going on World Have your Say again. I am sick and tired of its retarded format. So, BBC guys, next time don't call me, or do and I will give you numebrs of people you can call instead. I just won;t be on your show anymore, ok? 

The feast at the Pyramids

Upperclass egyptians and faux intellectiuals at parties always like to bring up the topic of the "revolution of the hungry egyptian masses". They always detail the ways it's inevtiable, all alongside anecdotes and stories they've heard from their maids and drivers about the lives and hardships of "za boor beoble", and spend time in speculation on when it will actually happen, while agreeing on one thing: It will be very soon!

I, on the other hand, know exactly when it will happen. December 12, 2008! Mark your calenders, people!

Why?

Cause if this shit doesn't make them revolt, I just don't know what will! 

Breaking News: 21 websites, including blogs, sued

This is going to be a tough year for a lot of people.

I have no confirmation of this yet, but I was informed by Amr Gharbeia that the blogging Judge is suing the government to get them to block 21 websites, some of which include the blogs of Gharbeia and Bent Masreya and the websites of HRInfo and Kefaya. The official reason behind his lawsuit is that those websites defame Egypt, but the real reason might be a bit different. Amr had discoverd that the man had plagarized almost 1/3 of his book's content from his website and others, which, surprise surprise, include Bent Masreya and HR Info. Here is HR Info's campaign against the man for plagarizing. The man seems to be taregting websites that exposed his plagarism. There is nothing so far about this alleged law suit. However, the moment I get confirmation I will let you know.

Update: Confirmation was obtained from the head of HR Info. The story goes something like this: Judge Mourad didn't like the websites exposing his plagarism, so in order to sielnec or bargain with them, he filed a lawsuit accusing them of extorting him by spreading false claims about his plagarism. He did that thinking that the websites and blogs would budge, but they didn't, so now , as a back up plan, he is filing a lawsuit demanding that the government shuts them down because they "defame Egypt". This is why he added a bunch of websites like Kefaya and Yehia Megahed's blog to the list. I have no idea who the other 16 websites are and neither does anyone else at the moment. But once we get them, it will be clear who else he is targeting. I don't think this blog is on that list, but I am still waiting for confirmation!

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