Sunday, January 30, 2011

Angry Arabs want an Angry Egyptian Govt

"One more note to the Zionists who are weeping--and all Zionists are weeping as Mubarak is tottering: there are names being discussed for forming a transitional council. I have received many of those lists and read many of those names. I can assure you that every one of those names is a bitter foe of Israel. Let me put it this way: the name of Hamdi Qandil is on every one of those lists and may emerge as the spokesperson of the new movement. Qandil is as Angry an Arab as I am. (He is married to Najla' Fathi, famed Egyptian actress on whom I had a strong crush as an adolescent). Oh, one more thing: ha ha ha and ha." --Angry Arab

13 comments :

Jon Claerbout said...

I fear anger turns on -- brain turns off.

I wish better for you.

Ayrab Jayrab said...

fuckin rights we want an anti-zionist government.

Mojo, time and time again you show your true zionist colors.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Zionist colors? Please explain.

C.H. said...

I think that Angry Arab is most angry about how these protests in Tunisia and Egypt have had no focus whatsoever on Israel.

Maury said...

I doubt the Egyptians give a flying fuck what Ayrab Jayrab and his Palestinian sidekick Angry Arab want.

How about the Egyptians decide what THEY want for a change?

C.H. said...

They don't give a damn at all, Maury...have you seen even one Israeli flag burned yet? lol

Iraqi Mojo said...

The protests have nothing to do with Israel, but a democratically elected Egyptian govt will not be a friend of Israel.

C.H. said...

In the long run, that will hurt Egypt more than it will hurt Israel. Israel has survived with no allies in the region and it will continue to do so even if Mubarak is thrown out. If anti-Israel sentiment takes a prominent role in the next Egyptian government, it will be a perfect opportunity for another dictator to step in. Many of the Mideast's most evil dictators and regimes use Israel as a way of convincing the masses to support them.

Luckily, I think people in the Arab world are realizing this as we speak.

Maury said...

"but a democratically elected Egyptian govt will not be a friend of Israel."

No more, or less, than the current regime imo. Egypt kept the peace treaty, but you can hardly call the two countries friends. For Egypt, it was the pragmatic thing to do. It got them $50 billion in US dollars since 1979. What did the other Arab regimes get for not attacking Israel?

Back in 2002, Egyptian courts banned an Egyptian-Israeli Friendship Society. Not something you'd expect from a friend.....LOL.

K said...

Even the concept of "Egypt will do this" and "Israel will do that" is dictatorial thinking, Mojo. Truly free democracies may have millions of complex opinions.

In a new Egypt millions of will go on hating Jews, and millions more will want to make peace with Israel unconditionally. Millions more will step up and express their disapproval with their neighbors - some with the vitriol of bitter enemies - others in the spirit of constructive friendship.

The point is that in a democratic society all of those voices will be heard. So I don't think you can decide right now how the opinions and priorities pan out. There is time for dealing with neighbors later. Right now the protest are rightly focused like a laser on one goal - to remove Mubarak from power. The minutia of foreign policy can come later.

kellie said...

I see a lot of speculation around about on how a democratic Egypt will be bad for Israel, but little or no thought to how it will affect Palestinian politics. What would it mean for Hamas and Fatah? What would it mean for the political aspirations of the Palestinian people?

If Egypt succeeds in building a strong diverse democracy, this should only be good for both Palestinian and Israeli politics.

Iraqi Mojo said...

A democratic Egypt may not be bad for Israel. I guess it depends on what the Egyptian govt does with regard to Israel-Palestine and how Israel reacts. But I predict that democracy in Egypt will be good for Israeli and Palestinian politics.

Iraqi Mojo said...

It is disheartening to see Arabs still calling for the "destruction" of Israel.