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The Egyptian Mirror - Glenn Greenwald

"How many American politicians with a national platform over the last thirty years have failed to convert their political standing into great personal wealth? Perhaps only those who began their political careers with great wealth. Ex-Presidents and their wives and top aides are routinely lavished with many millions of dollars from media companies and other corporations for books, speeches and other services (Obama didn't even wait to become President to capitalize on his political celebrity), while a large portion of ex-members of Congress and administration officials with any real power feed at the trough of corporate largesse in exchange for peddling their influence."

http://www.salon.com/news/egyptian_protests/index.html?story...



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The more things change...

'The State is that great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else'

Fredric Bastiat

Truer words were never spoken! Mubarak (horrible as he is) is merely the symptom. The disease-government and the resulting politics--runs much deeper, and is much less amenable to immediate solution. Getting rid of M, and his government, is only the FIRST step toward liberty and prosperity, not the last.

PEACE AND FREEDOM!!
David K. Meller

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

Oh so true! Imagine the Egyptian Times Headlines about Wash. DC.

View from NY: The New York Times newspaper deals the dirt on Egypt head-of-state.

Summarized by Mark Twain, 2011:
That miserable "other country" leader, Mubarak! Shame on him. He copies us, w/o copyright. Our people... sweat, blood & tears... that we may gift this "other country" leader, Mubarak our cash. We send our peoples's cash & equivalents under the euphemistic funding, "Foreign Aid" only to find out that rascally "other country" leader, Mubarak cannot live up to all the compliments & cash we shower upon him. Aw shucks!

Our heads-of-state wax eloquent about Mubarak & all his wonders:

  • Joe Biden, [sitting US Vice President] was first when he decreed that Mubarak, Egyptian Ruler was "not a dictator" because "has been an ally of ours in a number of things" (as always in the American Foreign Policy world, whether someone is a democrat or a dictator is determined by how much they serve or defy America's will, not by how they acquired or use power...
  • Then Hillary Clinton, US Sec.-of-State [of make-believe] -- who said in March, 2009 that "I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family": [Bill & Hillary Klingon friends of the family of Mubarak.] her very politically enriched family, that is -- appeared to defend Mubarak's ongoing rule. Then, it was claimed that a State Department envoy, Frank Wisner, went off-script when he said Mubarak "must stay in office in order to steer those changes through."
  • And Dick Cheney, US XXX Vice President just praised Mubarak as a good friend and ally. [ Personally speaking. ]

Beyond reality show: Coming to a theater near you! Beware of ticket prices.

View from Egypt:

Egyptian Times Are a Changing
a "Changed" Newspaper

'We are so disappointed in the New York Times muckraking about our beloved Egypt. Our country & its leadership is maligned. Whilst the NY Times fans the flames of war, we shall bow our heads in disgust. How could they! American leaders shower our Egyptian ruler, Mr Mubarak, with cash & compliments... only to wake up to cold insults splashed across the NY Times morning edition front page. We are disrespected.' - مارك توين-مصر - Mark Twain, editing Egyptian views

Fine Print Disclaimer:
كل هذه الشتائم في المستقبلية & ملكا للقارئ. - بكل احترام-مارك توين

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Any insults are the prospective & property of the reader.
Respectfully, Mark Twain

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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Very funny, Mark Twain.

Thanks for the good laugh.

I can't have enough of Glenn Greenwald. He MUST be preparing some super-scathing article for REPEAL Patriot Act. No???

Super-scathing article for REPEAL Patriot Act? Hopeful for it.

You are welcome. Glenn Greenwald did fine work writing. I imagined what in the world folk thought about it. As folks see the folly, things may get better.

Thank your for your interest. It is a difficult topic. Many will be hurt. I endeavor to alert folks that we may make wise choices.

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Every one we deal with

Everyone we deal with seems to become "corrupted", despite our good intentions to spread peace and democracy all over the world. We simply aren't allowed to ask how and why they become this way.

In spite of all evidence, I am ever optimistic.

Thx.

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