Sunday, January 30, 2011

Canada to Egypt - "Don't beat up your protesters!"

From David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary:

Laugh-out-loud ironies dot Cannon’s sanctimonious sermon to Mubarak

In the mean time, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon’s office issued a statement advising the world that Canadians “urge all parties to refrain from using violence and the Egyptian authorities to respond to these protests peacefully."

After all, he presumably meant, Cairo’s no Toronto, where the protesters are really dangerous!


  1. Absolutely amazing.
    Some of the comments that are coming from the Western leaders when it comes to Egypt.
    It only goes to show how corrupt they have all been.
    This house of cards is falling and falling fast.
    The M/E will never ever be the same after this.

    A lot of B.S. and crimes will now be exposed.
    Mubarak had better make his reservations for the South of France where most dictator puppets go to retire.
    I am sure his Swiss bank accounts are full.
    This is so huge.
    IMO this is/could be bigger than the fall of the Soviet Union.

  2. I think you're right, RZ. As each one goes up, it sets of the next one. The worry now is what will replace it.

  3. RE: "what will replace it"
    This is a part of the fear card that Mubarak has been doing with the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Every regime needs a shadow enemy.
    We have all existed under one for centuries.

    As long as people are willing to talk openly. It will not matter who sits at the table.

    IMO if the West has to actually deal with the true leadership of the people. We will then be able to get things done.

    Dealing with puppets is like talking to your self in the mirror. LOL

  4. I was thinking about what might happen in the short term if there's a government "vacuum" - Mubarak not wanting to leave or appointing a successor who is more of the same as his newly named vice-president seems to be. There were videos of election officials marking stacks of ballots and stuffing the ballot boxes. It was like Afghanistan all over again.

    The fear, apart from the entire Middle East going up in smoke, is that it may be something like the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution.

    Apparently Jordan's king has sacked his government and appointed a prime minister. (I don't even pretend to know how Jordan's government works.)

    I wonder if people really didn't see this coming at all or if they did and ignored it, hoping it would go away.

    I think it was in "Stranger in a Strange Land" that anybody who showed eagerness to run the country was never allowed near the position. A qualified candidate was chosen for four years. If he did a wonderful job, he was rewarded by being able to leave after that term. If not, he had to stay for another four years and fix what he'd messed up.

  5. And I thought the US reaction was feeble.