Monday, July 1, 2013

Egypt -- Sticky Diplomacy In Real Time

I grabbed this Tweet yesterday and saw it coming... 

Sign says "Secretary Kerry: Why you are opposing all 

the Egyptians and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood."

President Morsi Tweets...

Google Tranlate -- "It hurts me the suffering of the 
citizens of gasoline and diesel crisis these days 
# President"

Mona Eltahawy in The Atlantic.  Read all she has to say. 
She's my go-to person for all matters Egyptian or feminism. 
She's THE sharpest knife in the drawer. 

"I think one of the best ways to summarize it is through one of the banners being held through the streets of Cairo as people marched on Heliopolis Palace," Eltahawy said at the Aspen Ideas Festival yesterday. "And that banner said, 'With Islam, Against the Muslim Brotherhood.' Of course, Eltahawy doesn't presume that fidelity to Islam would ever be the basis for political solidarity among a liberal Egyptian opposition. To the contrary -- particularly given Egypt's massive Coptic Christian population, and particularly given that the object of political solidarity among the Egyptian political opposition is, as she sees it, ultimately not just the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood but the establishment of a secular political culture and a genuine transition to democracy.
==► Read all she has to say. It will make your heart glad.

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