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Supercop Escapades, part 1

Supercop Escapades, part 1

31 May, '0732 Comments

and we thought that parliamentary work, and being elected, is simple. Hah! No way José! Look at what is expected of you: You get calls at all hours of the night, even when a concerned citizen spies a drunk public sector worker and expects you to take care of the situation, as you should. So […]

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Effecting Change from the Inside

Effecting Change from the Inside

31 May, '0711 Comments

They said – as I have – that it is best to effect change from the inside rather than shout directions from the outside. This plan doesn’t seem to be working somehow: نكثت الكتل النيابية بوعدها بتمرير اقتراح تعديل 3 مواد من الدستور الذي دفعت به كتلة الوفاق، ففي الوقت الذي وقع نواب يمثلون مختلف […]

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Loving thy country

Loving thy country

29 May, '0790 Comments

I’m not sure what the Ministry of the Interior wants to achieve by its continuous excessive use of force. If this is their idea of instilling love for the country, they failed; if it is their intention to protect public and private property, they failed, their habitual use of tear gas and rubber bullets and […]

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Assad we love you!

Assad we love you!

28 May, '0714 Comments

Alright, if the first referendum to change the constitution of an independent country to allow the son of a life-long president to be “elected” to succeed his father was 97.29%, what do you think the result in this second “public referendum” is going to be to be graced by his presence for another 7 years?

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Collecting the reigns

20 May, '0713 Comments

Wasn’t it only a few years ago that the then Minister of the Interior got, erm, sidegraded because he ordered his troops to “intervene” against a public demonstration attended by high religious figures, in which one of those respected figures got injured and taken to hospital? When the new minister took the reigns and due […]

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