Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Egypt Down the Hole

Are we heading to another 444 days of shame? It does seem so. Obama sends a former ambassador of Egypt to privately talk with Hosni and today Hosni gets on the TV and says he has no plans to run in September but is staying on until then. And this is followed by President Obama giving a live non-specific speech that does not support in any way Mubarak.

It does seem we are repeating Iran, the Shah, and 1979 again. Wait until the Suez Canal is closed to traffic until increased 'transit fees' are paid. Check your supplies, see what debts are paid off, and in general be prepared. There are major potholes in our collective future.

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Ozymandius
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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