Tuesday, 20 August 2013

"Egypt strife may last several centuries, warns Hague"

From The Daily Mail:

William Hague has warned that the turmoil in Egypt could continue for 'up to a millenium' as it emerged that the former dictator Hosni Mubarak is soon to be freed.

The Foreign Secretary branded the situation in Cairo "very bleak. As per usual" and said the drift towards civil war in most populated Arab nations was one of the greatest crises of the 21st century, just as it had been in the 20th century and 19th century and so on, going pretty much all the way back to AD 610.

Violence flared again yesterday with details of two new atrocities emerging. At least 24 policemen loyal to the military regime were gunned down execution-style by Islamist militants in the Sinai desert. So far, the ongoing state of civil and external wars in the region have led to tens of millions of fatalities in the past fourteen centuries, with no sign of letting up any time soon.

Further violence is likely when the disgraced dictator is released from prison by the military regime, which ousted the Islamist government of Mohammad Morsi elected in 2011. But you might as well say "further violence in the Middle East is likely on Monday 7th February 2033" or "there will probably be violent clashes in the Middle East on the day that your grand-daughter gets married".

Egypt's acting head of state called for unity and harmony: "We Arabs are all brothers and must learn to put our differences aside.

"Instead of killing each other, we must agree on a common enemy - like the Jews or the Americans or somebody else picked at random - and wage a losing war on him instead."