Amr Edib, one (if not the most) of the most popular Egyptian anchors, who hosts “Cairo today” a 14-16 year old TV talk-show, call all Egyptians including himself “Failures”.
The talk-show provides a platform to criticize that which goes wrong in Egypt. Yesterday in the wake of the horrific collision accident of a school bus with a train in Asyuut, Upper Egypt, Amr denounced all officials and called all Egyptians including himself “Failures”.
The collision occurred because of negligence and a rotten infrastructure of which the new system is aware of and instead of starting to improve it, it occupied itself with other petty things, like spending substantial amount of money to close down pornographic sites.
The whole FaceBook is asking the Prime Minister “Qandil” to step down. They even want Morsi to step down. Such negative sentiments never have been seen towards one president except towards the previous one during the 18 days of 25 Jan revolution. The president to this minute (more than 24 hours passed after the collision) did not call for an official mourning yet. He is busy with foreign prime ministers and royal dignitaries.
A lot is going on in Egypt and yet nothing changed in the Gaza show and parade; to many’s surprise it is still on. Government people and sympathizers with the government, instead of going to Asyuut to show compassion and love or help with medical supplies to hospitals in Asyuut which were found empty of the basics medical supplies in case of emergencies, they journey to Gaza with medical supplies and more. This is in spite of the fact that the number of children slain in the collision (65) is more than those killed by cruel bombardment in Gaza in four days.
Slain children could not be identified because of the atrocity of the collision. Their families identified them through their birthmarks, shoes, clothes or textbooks. The scene looked like a war zone. But it was a war zone the perpetrators are: corruption, negligence, favoritism, hypocrisy, and holding on to political power, the most dangerous.
The question is: will the authorities still have some face value to face up to all that is going on in Egypt? Or will they have some honor, step down and save Egypt.
- A call to the free world, innocent children slain in Egypt (treasurewomen.com)
- Assiut Train Disaster: 51 Egyptian Children Killed (egyptianstreets.wordpress.com)
- Hipocrisy at large (treasurewomen.com)
- Egyptian PM Visits Gaza, Does Nothing (blogs.the-american-interest.com)
- Morsy and the Brotherhood: one failure after the other (dailynewsegypt.com)
- Morsi: Egypt won’t leave Gaza to face Israeli onslaught ‘on its own’ (windowintopalestine.blogspot.com)
- Egypt’s President vows to stand by Gaza (thehindu.com)
- As Morsy Deals with Gaza, Egypt is Slammed with a Tragic Domestic Disaster (world.time.com)
- Morsi says Israel’s Gaza attacks are ‘unacceptable’ (thejc.com)