Monday, March 26, 2007

The Mubarak Farce. Independent observers report a turnout of 2 or 3% in Mubarak's referendum, and the official Al-Ahram has this headline: "Mass showing that surpassed expectations in the referendum on the constitutional amendments: citizens ignore the calls by the opposition for a boycott." But then the same newspaper reports a turnout (in different regions) of: 20%, 21%, 24%, 29%, 40%, 23%, 35%, 29%, 30%, 20%, 20%, 15%, 25%, 21%, 55.6%, 60%, 19%, 30%, and 40%. So which is which, o Mubarak's mouthpiece?
And the mouthpiece of the opposition party, Hizb Al-`Amal, got it all wrong. It claimed that the US expressed its "concern and disappointment." Let me tell you, o Hizb Al-`Amal. The US does not care about what Arab governments do to their people as long as those governments stay loyal to the US and continue to normalize with Israel. That's what matter for the US.