Egyptian Bloggers Ask: WHY?

It seems that most posts from the Egyptian blogosphere are attempts at finding answers to the many whys and hows in their heads.

asked why blame Egypt and answered:

Blame Egypt: All the cool kids are doing it

The rationale being that somehow, Egypt is not doing enough to support the palestinian cause, and is to blame for the Ghaza blockade. The rationale completely skips that 1) Egypt tends to honor it's international agreements, even if we don't like it, 2) The coordination for opening the border happens between us and the Palestinian authority, which was overthrown by a nice bloody coup exacted by Hamas, and 3) Hamas is the kind of islamist terrorist organization that we don't really wish to legitimize or support, let alone give access to a part of our country that witnessed 3 seperate terrorist attacks in the last 4 years, 2 of which targeting Israeli tourists. Also, in a great twist of irony, all of those people blaming us have a sordid history of letting down (and sometimes killing, in thousands I might add) the palestinians themselves: Jordanians with Black september, Lebanese with Sabra and Shatila, the syrians by stoking the fires and never actually doing anything to support them except getting beaten at wars, and the gulfies by being totally passive and never actually doing anything, ever. But yes, blame Egypt. We are clearly at fault here.

Sandmonkey also states here why Egypt should not be in charge of Gaza as a reaction to Drima‘s post:

1) It's not anybody's to give anyway!

2) Sure, it used to be our protectorate, until the Israelis took it over in 1967, a nice place where lefty seculars live. Now, they want to return it to us, with islamist militants running the show? Oh, thank you. Do you wanna give us blankets with chickenpox in them as well?

3) If we did end up taking over Ghaza, we will have to clean it from Hamas's presence and disarm the population, which means that we will kill and or arrest at least about 30,000 people , just in the initial sweep, and we really don;t want palestinian blood on our hands, or like anywhere near us to begin with. So, again, pass.

4) Do you really want the palestinians to enjoy the same “rights and freedoms” that Egyptians have under the blessed Mubarak regime? Really?

Egypt has always been everybody's surrogate Homeland, the place everyone can go to and make their temporary home, as the 4 million sudanese refugees (Hey drima, you wanna take them back?), the 2 million somalian refugees and the half million iraqi refugees we took in the past 5 years will tell you. But that's it. We are a stop on the way at best. We are to a homecountry for others what Tofu is to chicken. We don't give passports and we don't give rights, and honestly, the Ghazan's probably deserve better than this.

lists here , here and here a few more reasons why people blame Egypt and one more time why he thinks Egypt should not get involved.

Perwin Ali also has a few more questions:

If the Hamas powers-that-be don't like Egypt so much, and have been screaming foul play since the beginning, why are they coming over for their Gaza Resolution meeting? Why of all the places in the world have they picked Egypt to meet their arch rival Fat-h (yes, the crazy irony of the Hamas- Fat-h situation isn't lost on me either)?

I really need someone to explain this… logically… to me.

As a footnote I have a couple more questions bugging me

1) If to this day Fat-h, Hamas, and the ever-forgotten Palestinian Authority (yeah, the one that supposedly rules/leads/whatever… their big tomato there (not cheese, tomato -squishy and messy), can't unite and get over their grudges and personal agendas, how do they plan on winning their war against Israel?
2) Where's Iran gone to, now that the fight has been taken to the ground and they have to either put up or shut up? What happened to all the slurs and supposed weapons that allegedly started this whole fiasco?

And as a bonus combined question (last one, I promise)… Where are all the other wagging tongues and mud slingers? Which holes did they crawl into now that it doesn't pay to talk, since the situation reeeeeeally needs actions? Who is left in the picture now? Who's picking up the proverbial pieces?… say it with me…. EGYPT!

I sooooooooo rest my case, people.

As I was saying before… “Yes I'm Egyptian, proud of it, and I will GLADLY gouge out the eyes of anyone who so much as thinks of looking funny at Egypt…أيوة فخورة اني مصرية واللي عنده مشكلة يوريني نفسه كده


  • Hosni Mubaruk gets a lot of money from US and Isreal and he does beleive in democracy?

    Did u he will he son will inherit the Presidency?

    The quicker they get rid of him the better.

    Hamaz won the election in Palestian? Since when is it when Hamaz fights for freedom of its people they are called terrorist

    Who are the real terrorist? US and Isreal, they invade other people lands and the UN, IMF, World Bank are all part of them. They were all created to protect Isreal.

    Genocide in Palestian continues.

    What goes around comes around and dont be fooled by western media?

  • Egypt is involved not because Hosni Mubarak chose to but because of the geography and his people. The Egyptian regime has a symbiotic relation with Israel. One cannot prosper without the other in this Hegelian dialectic. The fact stays and remains that the Ideology of “Redeemed” land is so engraved in the ‘Jewish Ideology’ that the feasibility of a Palestinian state is nearly impossible . Israel has an ideologically motivated pursuit of territorial expansion and the inevitable series of wars resulting from this aim. A number of discrepant versions of Biblical borders of the Land of Israel, which rabbinical authorities interpret as ideally belonging to the Jewish state, are in circulation since the inception of Israel. What we see today is just what Golda Meir and Menuhin Begin promised many decades ago. In other words, Israel aims at imposing hegemony on other Middle Eastern states, by protecting the stability of some Arab regimes and guaranteeing the stability of the Middle East. In another words, Israel performs a vital service to “The industrially advanced states”. Political regimes like Hosni Mubarak are one of the main beneficiaries of this state of affairs, as without Israel the existing regimes would have collapsed long ago and that they remain in existence only because the Israeli treats.

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  • John

    Manus, you are full of bull.

  • Thank you John. Though, I would have preferred to hear your opinion.

  • John

    Are you really willing to hear it?
    I am sure you heard it before, thus there is no point in debunking your usual diatribes.

  • I absolutely agree with you for once, there is no point in having an open dialogue with individuals that are in self-denial. If you call denouncing a genocide “debunking your usual diatribes”, so be it.

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