Sunday, April 04, 2010

Jamal Mubarak Rules

""The Emergency Law is pretty horrible, but it's not the only tool in the regime's toolkit. Far from it. The Constitution itself contains plenty of clauses designed to keep the ruling party in power. NGOs are kept on a tight leash. The judicial system, while it retains some residue of integrity, is full of judges who take money under the table and can be relied upon to return the "right" verdict. The security services have thoroughly penetrated all the opposition groups that matter and brilliantly play them off one another to prevent the emergence of a broad coalition for change"" (thanks "Ibn Rushd")