Browsing All posts tagged under »Hosni Mubarak«

Amn Dawla and the Manufacture of Terrorists Attacks

March 8, 2011 by


Featured image via @AElMassry The storming of the Amn Dawla (State Security) headquarters in Alexandria by the Egyptian people is more than the beginning of the end for the secret police. It represents the incredible changes ongoing in Egypt, to be sure; changes which are noble and greatly needed. However, information arising from information recovered […]

Warning Shot in Libya: Kill-Switch Test

February 18, 2011 by


According to, the Colonel has dropped the hammer: Libya is completely offline. [EDIT} The Internet has been restored. Consider this a thought exercise, more new comments below. [/edit] Once again, we see a dictator going straight for the big red button marked ‘do not push’ and pushing it. To reiterate what I wrote about […]

The Pan-Arab Revolution: A Perfect Storm of Freedom

February 14, 2011 by


During the final days of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “the Middle East is facing a perfect storm”. Senator John McCain called the protests a “virus”. This was, to be certain, not the most complimentary of things to be said, by the self-proclaimed most free country on […]

Just to Prove a Point: Mubarak was Cold War Dinosaur

February 12, 2011 by


When I wrote that Mubarak (see here and here) was a Cold War dinosaur, I meant it. This just came over the Twitter feed, via Anonymous Quebec: But the critical moment came on the evening of 30 January when, it is now clear, Mubarak ordered the Egyptian Third Army to crush the demonstrators in Tahrir […]

The Coming Invasion of Iran

February 7, 2011 by


As the political situation in Egypt continues to spiral out of the US government’s control, there is an increasing likelihood that the US government will feel it needs ‘to do something’. This should be intuitively obvious: when events don’t happen according to the US government’s liking, it has ‘to do something’ to correct the ‘problem’. […]

Special Envoy Statement Disowned by US Gov’t

February 5, 2011 by


[The first part is before US government issued an explicit disowning of Wisner’s statement. See edit below this section for my followup comments.] According to US special envoy Frank Wisner, the US government wants popularly rejected Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to stay in power. As the BBC archly noted, “[t]he remarks appear to contradict previous […]

The Rise of Egypt, the Fall of the US

February 3, 2011 by


Day 10 of the Egyptian Revolution, and as of yet there has really been no clear stance taken by the US government. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have made statements which, in my opinion, amount to hand-wringing. Spokesman Robert Gibbs is generally unwatchable due to his odiousness, but he took the cop-out […]