Monday, January 31, 2011

Heard Through the Grapevine in Cairo

I was e-mailed this video by a friend. It appears on Jihad Watch.


Anonymous said...

Let the cherry-picking of anecdotal "evidence" begin!

Gary Fouse said...

Hopefully, it's a minority opinion.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I have the same question here that I had about Serbian nationalists speaking in English to Serbian rallies in Serbia.

Why are they speaking in English? Why did they just happen to be speaking English when an American camera showed up?

I smell a contrivance.

Yes, hopefully it is a minority opinion, because something is shaking loose, as it should. Hopefully we haven't blown the potential for it to be something better.

Gary Fouse said...

Glad you are an optimist.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Optomist schmoptomist.

Nobody in Egypt is asking for MY opinion, or yours, or President Obama's, or Fox News's. We can go into gloom-and-doom-mode immediately, or we can graciously hope "The People of Egypt" have some good sense and virtue, and by virtue, I don't mean Kutbist ideology.

Gary Fouse said...


Like everyone else, I will be thrilled if a genuine and lasting democracy takes over in Egypt. However, I live in the real world. My money is on Qutb.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

This reminds me of the bet between two soldiers in a tank as to whether the best way to avoid enemy artillery would be to pause before approaching a bridge, or to race quickly across it.

As the winner exulted over being proved right, the loser asked "Do you think I WANTED to win?" (He would have been up $5 and out two lives).

You're the first man I've seen in a while who puts his money on catastrophe. In any case, the President of the United States doesn't have that luxury. He has to TRY to get a better outcome -- and as you have observed, it is a very delicate path. He can't play to the sound byte hounds.