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    And now this is something I should share with more audience and readers than the usual Facebook members arena.

    Omdurman in 1948

    Here is an extremely rare video clip showing footage from Sudan in year 1948 in color. It is very rare. It shows the market in Omdurman , Khartoum. 

    “Old times in color” Facebook page published this video. This FB page is specialized in post old and rare colored reel clips and video clips as well photos. Of course I wish they would share the sources of those clips and more info about them.


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    In Abrahamic Holy Books we know that River Nile turned in to blood in the story of Moses and the Pharaoh , well now in 2014 without Moses but with a regime of Pharaohs we found out the River Nile has turned in to sand !!

    Oh yes in the past 48 hours the Nile has turned in to sand in Upper Egypt governorates especially in Sohag and some parts in Qena. There are no prophets now in Egypt despite the injustice is still still but there is huge turbidity in the Nile causing the water to look like a River of Sand.

    The turbidity is caused from the displacement of sand from the mounts and hills on the banks of the Nile in Upper Egypt during the heavy rain.

    Qena : Yellow Sandy Nile

    Now the Water Company in Sohag decided to shut down not less than 15 water stations in several cities and villages including the city of Sohag itself for not less than 48 hours till this turbidity level decreases. The company will depend upon the water reservoirs. Of course in major cities in Upper Egypt , shops began to sell bottled water for the people. 

    It is worth to say that since the huge rainstorm we had complete villages in Assuit, Sohag and Qena cut of the world with no water or power access. It it worth to mention that Upper Egypt suffers from extremely bad infrastructure. Whole villages were destroyed in the last heavy rains and floods wave.

    Floods destroying villages in Qena

    Here are photos and videos , hope journalists do their job.


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    This video is shared widely today on both Facebook an twitter in Egypt. It raises indeed a lot of questions. These questions are needed to be answered immediately by both Egypt’s ministry of Interior , Coca Cola Egypt and its mother company.
    Coca Cola CSF vehicle !?
    As you can see this is a CSF vehicle painted as if it were a Coca cola truck. Is Coca Cola sponsoring the MOI and the CSF !?
    Updated @12:35 AM 
    Ok Coca Cola Egypt issued a statement on twitter and Facebook regarding this matter.


    This vehicle is not owned by Coca Cola and the company did not give this the permission to this vehicle to use its trademark. Coca Cola will take a legal action against the one who did this. In other words Coca Cola may sue the MOI :)
    This video is uploaded in Pro-Islamist Nabd El Nehda Facebook page.
    Of course it is unclear where that video was taken or when it was filmed exactly.

    I think Coca Cola and the ministry of interior need to answer this immediately. 

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    For the second week in row MBC Misr TV channel on Nile sat is jammed during the time of Bassem Youssef’s TV show “Al Bernmag” and its re-run. Yup it was jammed during the re-run on MBC Misr channel.
    By the way Egyptians in Dubai reported that it was jammed there as well.
    Last week the same thing happened and tonight it happened again and here are photos showing photos from different areas in Egypt , in Cairo reporting that that the channel was facing trouble during the broadcast of the renowned  political satire show.





    The renowned Satirist commented on twitter with few words Egyptians will relate to.

    This is a vulgar move.
    Indeed it is.
    In this week’s episode Bassem Youssef spoke about the new government , KoftaGate and the attack on Essam Heggy and the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam fiasco. In the third part of the show he interviewed Dr. Hala Shukrallah , the leader of Constitution Party.
    Here is the full episode.
    Now who is standing behind this jamming move !?
    Well we got a Pro-Military anonymous hacking group  called “Egyptian Cyber army” claimed responsibility for jamming MBC Misr last week and this week.

    Here is a statement published last week claiming responsibility for jamming Youssef's show as well Pro-MB TV channels. The statement also made it clear that the group is not affiliated to any official or security apparatuses. Yeah This is what they said !!
    They claim that they jammed Bassem Youssef because of his sexual innuendos !! 
    Interesting this group got a spokesperson called Khaled Abu Bakr who is the admin of unofficial police Facebook page called “Egyptian Police

    The clown scaring everybody "Graffiti by Nemo in Mansoura"
    According to my knowledge , this is illegal. Some accuse the regime because after all you do not buy jamming equipment so easily from Abdel Aziz Street , Downtown Cairo. Also if you remember Al Jazeera channel once reported that it was jammed by Egyptian regime before.
    Rival TV channel ONTV’s own News TV agency ONA claimed that unnamed experts in satellites that MBC itself was behind the jamming !! All the Pro-Regime media is copy pasting the news without doing their proper homework and get us the name of those experts.
    On the other hand another anonymous yet an official source in Nile Sat company told Al Masry Al Youm newspaper that there was deliberate jamming on MBC Misr during Youssef’s show.


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    Earlier Saturday we woke on another terrible news , another 6 Egyptian conscripts from Military Police were killed in a military checkpoint in the city of Mostord , Qaliubyia gveronorate .

    The 6 young men were killed in cold blood. According to the first Armed forces’ official spokesperson’s first statement they were killed while they were praying but now according to shocking photos published in the news websites with no respect to the families of those martyrs , it seemed that some of them were shot in their beds. This was even more alarming by all measures.

    No words can express the sadness and anger , after all another 6 young Egyptian young men from Sohag , from the working class that suffers a lot already and pays the price of politics once again getting killed in every possible way whether in terrorism or torture or in work or in sea or in another country. May Allah bless their souls and bring patience to their families

    Of course I want to comment about the photos of the late soldiers in the crime scene. Who allowed this to happen and why !?  This is a crime scene and according to to my knowledge such photos should not be accessible to press like in the first 24 hours not to mention such photos actually can affect the morale of other soldiers.

    If you think that those photos will make the conscripts determinant and angry , well I have to tell you humans are not one and some may receive it in a negative way. The attack is horrifying yet it forces me to ask many questions as a citizen.

    • When will there be full transparency and accountability to Egypt’s war on terrorism policy in the past 6 months !?

    Clearly there is something wrong because so far the attacks have not stopped. It is worth to mention that the Deputy prime minister for security in Egypt is none other the minister of defense and Presidential hopeful who asked for some kind of mandate to erase terrorism

    In any respectable democratic country both the ministers of defense and interior would be sitting right now in front of the National security committee in a real elected parliament to discuss the development of that war they declared on terrorism.

    • Why were not there enough security precautions when a terrorist group like Ansar Beit Al Maqids released a video 48 hours prior to the operation ??

    Ansar Beit Al Maqids released a very alarming video last Thursday which deserves a whole post, hopefully I will write it this week.

    I am not a security expert but this attack reminds so much with the first attack against our soldiers in Sinai in August 2012 when they were killed while they were eating their Ramadan breakfast. That horrifying attack should have taught us something .

    I know I sound crazy to ask these questions but someone has to ask them. I think we got huge intelligence problem , big intelligence problem with both meanings whether “intelligence” as a gift of God to humans or “intelligence” as in a security concept.

    Amazingly we found security experts from ex-police and army generals who realized suddenly that that operation was an extension of Ansar Beit Al Maqids’ operations in Sinai and that their operations are reaching now to the Nile valley !! Interesting those experts forget that in the past 4 months Ansar Beit Al Maqids claimed responsibility for 3 big terrorist attacks including

    Another thing I can not ignore now is how the murder of these soldiers is being used by the Pro-Military supporters online to attack their political opponents from the Pro-democracy camp. For no real reason we found a comparison on how the bad Pro-democracy camp cared for the victims of Saint Catherine mount tragedy or how we spoke about Bassem Youssef’s show last Friday. I do not know what the relation can be.

    Very cheap political blackmail that actually insults those young men.

    On the other hand now I am reading in Muslim Brotherhood websites that these young men were killed not in terrorist attack but rather in some of criminal attack in a war between criminal gangs and police. Well even if this were true , I am afraid then we are having a huge security problem.

    I feel angry and sad. I feel that way because I know that blood is another river in Egypt and unfortunately blood is being used by all sides for the sake of power.


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    This video is produced by No for military trials for civilians Campaign in the anniversary of its launch from 3 years ago.

    No for Military trials : 3 years and it goes on ….

    This video , simple produced video shows the members of the campaign recounting in Arabic the cases of civilians , normal civilians who found themselves standing military trials in 3 years under 3 different regime.

    I do no think no one can had imagined how important this campaign would and how it would make a huge difference not to mention how much we need this campaign especially now.

    By the way I do not know if you know the news or not but Morocco is adopting a law to ban military trials for civilians. I hope I would write such news soon in Egypt.

    It is worth to mention that since Constitution 2012 civilians in Egypt can stand military trials according to the Constitution.


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    Shoft T7rosh “I saw Sexual Harassment” reported a very alarming mob sexual harassment incident  on Monday.
    The grassroots group fighting sexual harassment problem in Egypt issued a statement on the incident that took place in Cairo University. Yes a mob sexual harassment incident took place from two days in my university , the biggest State owned University Egypt ; Cairo University.
    Here is the statement :
    “I saw sexual harassment” campaign followed a mess harassment incident involving one of the girls inside Cairo University’s campus , specifically in Faculty of law.Tens of students gathered around one of the girls near the faculty of law on Sunday 16 March 2014 where they sexually harassed in different way starting with verbal harassment and physical harassment till the attempt to rip her off her clothes.
    The girl then hided at ladies room. The incident did not end except when the administrative security of the university interfered and led the girl out where as the mob continued to gather around her harassing her verbally and filming her. This is not the first
    By Makhlof
    case of its kind as Egyptian female students face sexual harassment as well sexual abuses in the campus.
    “I saw harassment” demanded the ministry of higher education as well Egyptian universities to facilitate the work of its volunteers in protecting the girls from sexual harassments. The Campaign also published two testimonies from eye witnesses about the incident. They mentioned on a how blond girl wearing provoking colors turn the Campus outside down.
    Few hours ONTV discussed the incident in one of its shows “a girls related show” where they spoke with the Dean of Cairo University Dr. Gabar Nassar. They also showed a clip from the incident showing the girl walking away from the Campus.
    ONTV : Mob sexual harassment inside Cairo University campus
    Interestingly the Dean announced the girl was wearing out of the ordinary attire “extremely bright color” and that she was wearing a black Abbaya and changed it when she arrived the campus provoking the male students. He also announced that both the girl and boys would be referred to a disciplinary committee !!
    Yup the educated Dean of Cairo University blames the girl , the victim.
    As a Cairo university graduate I feel that Dr. Gabar Nassar has not walked in the Campus for a long time to see the “Out of ordinary attire” for real !!!Amazingly the ONTV host agreed with Dr. Nassar.
    Knowing how bad he looked like after meeting a storm of angry comments online , Nassar backtracked his statements on Twitter. He said that the girl was not referred to disciplinary committee. He also added that he was misunderstood and he did not justify the sexual harassment.
    Couple of hours later we found on Rotana Masriya TV channel TV host Tamer Amin unleashed a disgusting attack against girl blaming her and her family for wearing such “inappropriate” outfits.
    Tamer Amin and the inappropriate outfit
    According to Mr. Amin , university student should wear different outfits than belly dancers and prostitutes  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
    Excuse me !?
    Following angry twitter campaigns “Boycott Rotana Masriya” and “Tamer Amin is a sexual harasser” on Sunday , the TV channel issued a statement.
    We followed the reactions regarding what TV host Tamer Amin said angrily last night regarding the sexual harassment incident in Cairo university. It should be noticed that what Amin said last night was misunderstood and inaccurate that he would never justify sexual harassment in any way.
    Later Tamer Amin also backtracked from what he said and claimed that he did not justify sexual harassment but he only meant that there are certain outfits for certain places !!
    Youm 7 website also showed a clip for the incident under this title “The Cairo University Barbie’s sexual harassment” !! Ahram’s Women magazine “Nisf El Donia” website called the victim as “Barbie” too !!
    I do not know what to say about “Barbie !!”
    Moving to the TV host/Comedian Ibrahim El Garhy and his amazing view about the incident.
     
    I watched the video of the sexual harassment of that student in Cairo university and regardless anything I believe those boys who harassed her should be inspected and studied as well to be interrogated in order to know how on earth they would be sane and harass a girl who dyed her blonde wearing a phosphoric pink sweater.
    I do not know how this can be funny for Mr. El Garhy or his fans.
    What Nassar , Amin and Youm 7 or Garhy said and did was actually a bitter reality for how many people if not the majority in Egypt regard women and sexual harassment. It is just disgusting and frustrating. We live in misogynist sexist society , it is a fact we have to deal with it. This incident proves this like hundreds one before
    I am extremely angry. I am angry from the incident itself , angry that it happened in my university and angry from those men speaking in the media about objects called women.
    A bitter reality indeed.










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    Ok this is a bit little. Today dear readers and friends is the International Happiness Day. Oh yes it turns out that there is an international Happiness Day after and it is on 20 March every year , the first day of Spring.
    And on this occasion I would like to share with you this video from Egypt , our Egyptian version from Happy by Pharrell Williams.
    Happy Egypt
    I do not want to sound dramatic but a piece of advice ; If you find a little piece of true happiness in that mad time of ours now, hang to it and do not let it go.
    From Happiness is "Facebook Page"

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    And I have posted that we must hang on moments of happiness in this difficult time moments before reading Manal Hassan's tweets about her husband activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fatah.


     Do you know how does it feel to have someone you know detained at the Ministry of interior !? It means that you can not be assured that he is fine for moment. Alaa was taken from from his cell yesterday and since then we do not know his whereabouts. 
     According to Alaa's family online they can not get an answer on where he was taken. He was taken yesterday from his cell to somewhere , where is that somewhere nobody knows officially.
    It is worth to mention that Alaa has been detained illegally since last November 2013 and only last week he was referred along other 26 protesters to court for illegal protesting next March 23,2014.
    This is extremely alarming by all measures especially with the reports of activists and detainees like Khaled El Sayid and Nagi Ali that they were tortured and beaten.








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    Happy Mother’s Day to all Egyptian and Arab mothers all over the globe celebrating this day today , even if it was late.
    Happy Mother Day to all the martyrs’ mothers from all parties who lost their children especially in last year because of a disgusting fight over power. Happy Mother Day to the Mothers of the detainees who are waiting for the return of their children back home safe.
    Happy Mother Day to all the fantastic women and mothers working hardly to provide their children a better life.
    Happy Mother Day to all mothers in the world.
    Now some Egyptian Chronicles’ historical posts , Do you know who was the first Egyptian woman to be crown as the Role Model Mother when Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Egypt on 21 March 2014  was Mrs. Zeinab El Rafai. This scan is from “Misr Zaman” Facebook page. 
    The first Role Model Mom in Egypt "Misr Zaman FB"

    Oh yes there was some sort of competition to choose the Role Model Mother every year then and Mrs. El Rafai was chosen after her family applied to the competition. Mrs. Zeinab El Rafai was a housewife who could not read or write but raised all her 12 children “3 boys and 9 girls” to be educated.

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    The family of Australian journalist Peter Greste received a letter from Egyptian presidency signed by the interim President Adly Mansour.
    The Grestes sent a letter to Mansour asking him to release their son and they got an answer.
    As a father I’d love to convey my understanding of the prevailing emotions of distress and anguish amongst both Peter and the whole family
    Notwithstanding the independence of the judiciary authority and foremost all the rights guaranteed by the law, I would like to assure you in my capacity as president of Egypt that I will spare no effort to work towards the speedy resolution of the case in a fashion consistent with the law and that guarantees the resumption of the family in the near future.
    What about the rest of Egyptian journalists detained in the case !? Would Adly Mansour consider them as his children as well !?

     Already will Adly Mansour continue in his position as president till the end of this case considering the possible fact that we may have a new president within at least three months !?
    Anyhow I wish someone reminds the media that there are other people , other journalists from Egypt facing the same charges like  Mohamed Fadel Fahmy , Baher Mohamed , Abdullah Shamy and Sohip Saad.
    Abdullah Shamy has been for a food strike more than a month now and yet no one is helping him.
    Now we know from Mohamd Fadel Fahmy that he needs a surgery now for his shoulder.
    I wish that Peter and the rest of the journalists are released this moment before tomorrow.
    Sometimes I believe that Peter’s arrest actually helped the other Egyptian journalists. I am truly sorry to say that if he were not there in Marriott hotel , I doubt that anyone would care about Fadel , Baher , Sohip , El Shamy and others. The world would have forgotten them I am afraid. This is a bitter reality.
    I am not asking a lot but I hope when the international media speaks about Peter Greste , it should mention other Egyptian journalists in the case with him.

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    The Trial of Alaa Abdel Fatah will start today along other 24 protesters arrested during the dispersal of the No For military trials protest last November 2013 in what is known the Shura Council Clashes Trial.
    Alaa Abdel Fatah and Ahmed Abdel Rahman have been referred to court after nearly 100 days in illegal detention.
    Here is a live update for the trial.

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    We got the highest number of HCV patients in the world , we got the highest rate of sexual harassment in the world and today we broke a record in a mass-death sentence by a court in one single case !!
    By Ternz
    I am speaking about the historical court rule of Minya criminal court against 529 defendants , yup the one which the whole world is speaking about right now.
    I will speak about facts here : 
    • 529 defendants were sentenced to death and 15 were acquitted in the Rabaa dispersal aftermath in Minya trial. 
    • 139 were detained in the case while the rest were either released on bail or on the run. 
    • Only 51 defendants attended the trial because the space could not hold more defendants.
    • The trial started on Saturday and ended on Monday. 
    • The lawyers of the defendants demanded to replace the Judges panel but their request was rejected.
    • Updated : Now the head of Minya investigation is saying that all the defenders are in jail and not on the run. He also 
    • The lawyers of the defendants "not in absentia" were not allowed to defend their defendants !! 
    • The 529 defendants are accused of killing deputy Sheriff  Mostafa El Attar of Matay Police Station !! 
    • According to the Egyptian laws such big number of suspects you cannot prove that all of them are implicated 
    • One of the lawyers in the case revealed only 22 out of the 529 defendants are Muslim Brotherhood members. Of course there are no official ID membership for the brotherhood yet concerning this point , I believe he meant the famous leading members in the area as well the members of Freedom and Justice Party. 
    • A father and a son "from Pro-MB supporters" are convicted in the case !!
    • This is the biggest mass death sentence in the history of Egyptian judiciary.  
    • According to Amnesty International this is the biggest mass death sentence not only in the history of Egypt  but in the world !!
    • The Egyptian embassy in London sent an email to journalists , the foreign journalists of course explaining the independence of judiciary as well emphasizing the fact that there will be appeal naturally in death sentences. 
    • Back to Cairo the official spokesperson of ministry of foreign affairs Ambassador Badr Abdel Atti said the judiciary in Egypt was independent and that they could not comment on the court rulings...etc. 

    I know very well the hell erupted in Minya following the the dispersal of Rabaa sit in , I know it very well . I know what happened to the Churches there. I know also there is something called justice I care for more than anything. What happened earlier today is not Justice.

    I know very well that this sentence will be overturned but till it does , it will unleash real hell in Minya. We are speaking about tribal armed society in Upper Egypt. 
    The story is developing as usual. 

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    As if we do not have enough madness in Egypt already , we got this crazy photo spreading online.
    Omar Suleiman is back somehow "Al Watan"
    A group of people wearing the masks of Omar Suleiman showed up suddenly in Al Nahda square ,  Giza Monday’s afternoon.
    It is not unclear why.
    Here is the news from Al Watan that covered this scary event.
    I wonder if they got a permit for this public gathering or not according to the new Protest law !!
    It reminds with the masks of Edger Allan Poe in The Following TV series“Season One” !!
    By the way there are some people for real who believe that General Omar Suleiman will come back and save the day !!

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    This is an infograph showing the number of death sentences handed out in Egypt in the past 5 years including yesterday's shocking sentence. By the way this infograph about the death sentences ruled out in courts and not the actual number of death sentences carried out. Egypt is from 40 countries worldwide that have not abolished the death sentence from its penalty code. Backed by Islamic Sharia as well huge public mindset , this sentence is not going to be cancelled anytime soon.


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    From couple of days ago we found out that Pope Tawadros II of Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church told Kuwaiti TV channel and newspaper Al Watan that the ‘Arab sprig’ was actually ‘Winter’
    He also added that the Arab spring revolutions were actually plots and conspiracies made to divide the Arab countries in to 40 countries !!
    The Arab Spring is actually Arab winter
    This was not the first shock from his holiness this month. Earlier this month the Pope shocked us and said that “now is not the perfect time for human rights” in Egypt !!
    Excuse me !!?? Well I do not think Jesus Christ would approve what his pontiff said. He also added that human rights organizations were misunderstanding the situation of Egyptian Christians in the country !!
    Really !! Misunderstanding the situation !! What misunderstanding !!?? For God’s sake Christians are being abducted in Upper Egypt for ransoms and nobody is reporting this except human rights organizations !!
    Misunderstanding the situation !!?? Does the Pope mean the situation in Minya where the governor told the Christians there that it was better not to walk in the street for fear they would be abducted !?
    With my all due respect the Pope should be wiser enough , he should understand that his views would be regarded as the official stance of the Church. Not to mention the more he speaks in that way , the more the radical Islamists find it a good opportunity to spread their spread rhetoric that the Egyptian Church were behind the “Coup” to fight “Islam” to the end of that talk.
    Many simple Egyptian Christians just like many simple Egyptian Muslims look to religion men like the Pope,  his words are holier than holy and thus it is dangerous to manipulate their well according to the wants and calculations of religious men.
    Moving to the Islamic Religious clerics and Sheikhs things are even worse. You got a man like Saad El-Helaly who is regarded as an example of open-minded moderate Muslim Cleric !!
    El-Helaly : A Salute to our judiciary in Egypt !!
    Sheikh El-Helaly was so happy with Monday’s shameful Minya’s court rule and wished that the 529 death sentences would be carried out without an appeal !!
    Of course I can not forget the fact that this man once described Field Marshal Abdel Fatah El Sisi and minister of interior Mohamed Ibrahim as PROPHETS sent by God to save the country and Islam !! Oh yes prophets !!
    El Helaly : El Sisi and Ibrahim are prophets
    I recall both the Pope and El-Helay were saying over and over during Mors’s rule that religion should not get involved in politics !! Of course I wonder what both of them are doing now !!
    Dear Sheikhs , Clerics and Priests STFU when it comes to politics.

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    And here I am waiting in front of the National TV Ch.1 at 8.18 PM for the upcoming Field Marshal Abdel Fatah El Sisi’s Televised speech which was supposed to be aired at 6 PM. It seems that it is a habit for Egypt’s rulers and future rulers as it seems.

    What we know today was the only day for El Sisi to leave the army in order to run for presidency and so he technically resigned for his position as the minister of defense in a SCAF meeting  “not a a real resignation but some sort of request to retire to SCAF”

    Already Abdel Fatah El Sisi had no other day to do it except because next Sunday the Presidential elections committee will open the so-called  Presidential elections candidacy 2014.

    El Sisi had to leave the army tonight because his name will be registered as a civilian in the voters records tomorrow.

    The army and police officers do not vote in the elections, they do not have that right according to the Constitution.

    The meeting of SCAF headed by Adly Mansour is still going on. He promoted Major General Sobhi Sedky to General Rank. Sedky is the new minister defense now.

    Already I do not understand why a former minister of defense is going to address the nation in a Televised speech when he already resigned from his position hours ago !? Not to mention that this former minister of defense.

    Anyhow here is a live blog for this historical event as some Pro-El Sisi tweep said earlier on twitter , after all the man is next president !!


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    Ok I was waiting all the time , all those weeks if not months to write this post about the upcoming presidential elections.

    I was waiting till the moment Field Marshal El Sisi would become Mr. El Sisi and would announce. Despite I knew that he would do it , some people were insisting to give him the man a chance till the last moment , may be he would use his mind and stick to his military suit but what you know. I won the bet and he turned to be not that smart after all.

    Personally I do not know if I should cover these presidential elections in the blog as the old ones or not considering the fact that they are just so fake and here I mean by the word fake that all know its results from now : Abdel Fatah El Sisi is groomed to be the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

    It is not even a surprise or shock or something we or rather the whole do not know. For months since July 26 , 2013 we knew that Abdel Fatah El Sisi was going to be Egypt’s next President especially with the huge systematic media campaign and growing presidential cult going on for months. For months there has been a systematic campaign to implant the idea that El Sisi was not only the savior or Egypt or the Arab world but also the whole world against the American Western Zionist Muslim Brotherhood control.

    Despite his failure in Sinai , despite his failure to win that war he unleashed , many people still believe in him thanks to that constant systematic brainwash in the media especially in TV channels.

    It is a farce when you see the army supporting explicitly a specific candidate not to mention that that candidate used to lead the army. It is a farce when you see regional powers supporting El Sisi’s candidacy explicitly.

    It is enough said that the TV channels and Pro-military columnists only considered Hamdeen Sabbahi important just “ to show the world we got a democracy” despite “ El Sisi is going to be a president”.

    Already I do understand up till now why Hamdeen Sabbahi would accept to be part of this silly farce when he knows the results in advance. For god sake he is not given a fair chance that like idol praised 24/7 in the media , let alone he is not backed up by an army or Rich Arab states. The news of El Sisi and his campaign are on the Front page of Ahram and you want me to believe that there will be a fair competition !!

    By the way interesting the Pro-Military supporters and journalists are calling the people to vote in the elections in order to give it some sort of legitimacy. They know that empty polling  stations would look so bad and would give him less power , less legitimacy than Morsi. Yes they care now for the Polls and ballot boxes legitimacy.

    Anyhow despite I am sure that El Sisi will win , again for months many people look to him and the army as the real God of Egypt that would save the whole universe. 

    Sorry for wasting your time.


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    Last Friday the weather was amazing in the morning so I took off with my camera , headed to Zamalek where I could find nice scenes whether in gardens or the Nile. Instead I found out that Ahly Sports Club is having elections to choose its board members.  So I went there to take some snap shots for the big event. After all we are speaking about the Club of the century in Africa.
    I am not a member so I did not go inside , it was enough to see that red carnival outside.

    I have got a question. According to my knowledge half million Egyptian pounds were the maximum limit of budget spent supposedly in the clubs’ elections according to the ministry of Youth and sports and how much was really spent in the elections’ campaign of Ahly club !?
    Judging only by the billboards and banners used through out the streets of Zamalek only I would say more than one million pound from each rival group !!
    You must know just as money played an important role politics also played even more important and more dangerous role when it comes to the two rival groups competing on Ahly board : Ibrahim El Mollaem’s team and Mahmoud Taher’s team.
    For weeks rumors spread like first that Ibrahim El Mollaem was in closet Muslim Brotherhood member !! Oh yes Egypt’s biggest publisher was accused of being MB because of writers he deals with like Fahmy Howaidy , Rabab El Mahdy, Amr Hamzawy, Belal Fadl and Bassem Youssef !! It is just ironic because before the revolution he was accused of being close to Suzanne Mubarak.
    The mother of all ironies is that the most important writer in El Mollaem’s publishing kingdom is Mohamed Hassanein Heikal who is said to be the main adviser for Presidential Candidate and future President of Egypt Abdel Fatah El Sissi !! Heikal’s sons are actually El Mollaem’s business partners !!
    It is worth to mention that El Mollaem’s long time ally in Ahly Club , its former Chairman Hassan Hamdy was arrested last week because of a corruption case related to Ahram Institution.
    At the same time I heard from three sources “Two Ahly fans and one Zamalek fan” that Mahmoud Taher was close to the intelligence and that he had connections in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Already we know very little about Taher and so this theory found its believer in no time. For God’s sake his wikipedia page is just made of one line only !!
    Taher won in the end of the day. It was not a surprise.
    Here are my favorite shots.
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    The UA07 Martyrs and above them the assholes running for positions

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    Young Voter !!

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    We will not forget you "to 72 or rather 74 UA07 Ultras martyrs"

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    Conscripts happy after receiving pens as a gift from the candidates' representatives 

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