Saturday, March 31, 2012

Game On or Off?!

(Photo: Internet)
Inside a political Organization like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt you can find the man in charge who's usually the nice face for the media like Mohammed Badie who is the eighth General Guide (chairman) of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. , but always you will find the Rigid, tough and octopus-like man who control almost everything but from behind the closed doors like Mr.Khairat El-Shater who is an Egyptian engineer, businessman and Islamist political activist. And now He is the OFFICIAL Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for the Egyptian presidential election in 2012, From inside the the MB it's known that Khairat El-Shater is the most powerful man inside the 83 years old group, Otherwise he won't be the first MB candidate for presidency ever, which is historical!

Actually i don't understand the shock of some people specially internet activists from this announcement claiming that El-Shater himself stated before that the MB have NO any intentions for entering the presidential race earlier this year.. Anyway The idea that MB "promised" it would not run candidates not valid criticism, except internally -which is questionable because i don't trust Ikhwan Youth-. Blame those who believed them.

So this is the real start of the up coming game which appeared to the surface week ago, Nomination of El-Shater now is just the goal of the opposing statements between the MB and the SCAF which will make the MB introduce their candidate as the savior.

Despite these facts the situation in Egypt is not clear yet, specially in the presence of someone like Amr Moussa who will give SCAF the safe exit they want and the constitutional immunity for sure, and till now i can't see that Ikhwan is giving SCAF these features despite how they're acting the last months when they break up with the revolutionary side of Egypt.

So El-Shater showed up again on the Egyptian Political scene  after the revolution after he got amnesty by SCAF to get out of the prison, And directly after his release he started his project about the MB development in order to make the group stronger.

Of course the guy is amazing but after all he is amazing on the MB standards, and be sure when you hear a shocking news from the MB that he is behind that or at least he's a role in it, and it was clear specially after expelling Dr.Abo El-Fotoh from the MB when he announced about his intentions of running for presidency.

MB is not just a political reformist group at the age of 83 years old, It's developed over years to become a closed human society by the all means of the word, So a Father figure like El-Shater is not just a leader who may be left for a political dissenting opinion, for the most of Ikhwan youth it's much more deeper than that.

Talking about the gab between the MB leaders and the youth as it's something should be used against the MB is just ridiculous and it was very obvious just after few minutes of the announcement when many MB youth defected from Dr.Abo El-Fotoh campaign to El-Shater's campaign and this is because of the opacity of the guy.

A man like El-Shater is a man with a project who will do whatever it takes to make his dream real, specially after years of oppression and prison, and the project is obvious now.. MB take EVERYTHING.

How will Egyptian leftists deal with this news?
Till this moment i have no idea.. but we have to accept the fact that we have nothing to do except organizing the people not mobilizing them against the president they were waiting for since 11th of February 2011, most of Egyptians think that the Solution is the New president who will make their lives better which is not right of course.. because running the economy with the same minds "Pockets" will never change the file citizen financial status.

Do you think that it's a smart move? The announcement?
Will they break the rule saying that "An underground group like MB cannot live in real democratic atmosphere."?
Consider that they already having almost everything.. Constitution, Parliament... 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Show: The battle of the Beards and Tanks.

I'll leave the long introductions a side now because the issue is very obvious now, actually i may be the last one who started to talk about it or state an opinion which i don't have to be honest, So i'll tell you nothing but a new theory of my theories. **

As it appear to the public the underlying statement clashes between the ruling military and the Muslim Brotherhood from which Egyptian online activists started their jokes which really broke the silence and boredom of the current days in the Egyptian "Blogsphere", But all end to the same conclusion which is that they will leave MB alone to face the SCAF as a way of revenge from them as they did sold the youth many times to the regime.

Ok, enough comics!

Most of the traditional theories about how the ruling regimes work are based on the fact of if two Capital regimes faced each other none of them will lose anything but the confused people between them will be slaughtered if there is no real representative leadership for them to organize their struggle for better world, So this is simply what happened in many opinions in 1954 when the military ruling council suppressed the MBs as they asked for a share in the authority.

I can agree that the players have the same names now like they were in 1954 but there are many differences in the structure of both!

You cannot compare the Muslim Brotherhood now and 60 years ago, because Only the blind who will say that they didn't develop themselves, studied the game well and now they did get some gains from a revolution they refused to support from the beginning.. but add to this their hunger to power which blinded them and dragged them away from the people's demands to gain some demands for their minority in comparison to the masses may hit the streets looking for their share sooner or later.

What you can Compare is the state of the military regimes in 1954 and now and anyone can see that they are the same but with different names but the tools still the same: Tanks, Media, "Fake Good Intentions", etc..  

We should learn from History but we should take these changes in consideration otherwise the whole struggle will go in vain.

Here is the way i think it will go:
-The famous 1954 Scenario will not repeat itself except in one case which is the deep stupidity from the MB side.
-I believe that the the whole issue is fake blackmailing between them both in order to sweep our sights from something going on or will happen in the back scenes.

But what if the MB will have a real clash with SCAF?
This question will be answered by days, but the sure thing is none of their loses both will be compared to the people's loss in case of the Leftist Groups didn't gain the people to their side to protect their struggle.

What if the MB didn't have the people's support facing the SCAF?
What if the MB embarrassed the SCAF with the people's support?

We can state millions of "What if" questions.. but i really deeply believe that it doesn't matter!

I hope you got it.. Right.

Here's one of the most descriptive images of the relation between SCAF and MB now by an Egyptian facebookers:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Behind the picture.. Episode 6 - Semsema..

Semsema.. Click the Photo for more shots.
I was visiting a friend a mean one actually then his cat aka Semsema which is the most important creature in his house as he said to me once before, While i was watching the TV Semsema was watching too then she showed up some inspiring poses.. huh it was hilarious when i asked the cat! "plz dont move till i get my camera from the room.. The stunning thing is that the Cat freeze itself till i finished this special photo session.

Behind the picture.. Episode 5 - Cairo University - Night Shoot

Cairo University - Night
Click the Photo to view more shots on my Flickr photostream.

There is an on-going strike in the main campus of cairo uni. but when i was heading to support the students who some of them are fellow activists and friends the security personnel panned me claiming that it's not allowed for outcomers at night.. specially when they saw the camera and said specially journalists are not allowed.. Ofcourse itold them am not a Journo but they refused.. so Fuck them anyway
Long Live the Students.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Behind the picture.. Episode 4 - US Embassy

Clashes by the US embassy - اشتباكات السفارة الامريكية
Photo by Sabry Khaled. تصوير: صبري خالد.
Yesterday the 9th of March 2012, Clashes broke out between pro and anti revolution protesters with army trying to "separate" them. Suddenly, army used tanks to protect Okasha who was leading a protest by the US Embassy to leave the scene through a small ally while army soldiers fighting revolutionaries with rocks to keep them away. Clashes lasted for few hours mainly between army & pro-Okasha people on one side against revolutionaries and people coming from Tahrir on the other side. It was apparent that the army and people on Okasha's side were working together against Tahrir protesters attacking us with rocks & arresting whoever they manage to arrest.
But in the middle of these clashes i was like "What the hell is going on.." and the boy in the Photo above i think his expressions was like mine.. Lost..

Check more shots from yesterday's clashes on my photostream: