Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fangary speech

Mohsen al Fangary has been my favourite "love to hate" personality in the post-Mubarak era, but today,s speech, if that's what you want to call it.. (It was more like a barking dog, telling the nation, von oben what the SCAF had in mind.

The SCAF communication skills leaves much to ask for , and the tone in which they chose to convey their message this time should come as surprise to no one.

It has been clear from the time of Field Marshal Tantawi's so called speech at the graduation cermony of the new police officers that he dosent have a clue about whttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhat the revolution was all about, or that he dosent care. If that is the case for all on SCAF is perhaps premature to judge, at least i can't.

I had very low expectations on SCAF from the outset, and nothing during the five months since has changed my opinion. The sooner they leave, the better. If roumers on Firgany becoming the new Interior Minister turns true , nothing will be better. The focus on PM Sharaf and what he can do or not is misplaced. The power is in the hands of SCAF , and their priorities is not the same, and has never been the same as the Jan25 revolution. They want to change as little as possible, while claiming to be the ones safeguarding the revolution and it´s goals.

It's really ironic that the same man captured saluting the 847 martyrs of the revolution in one of it's most iconic moments is the same man barking to the nation today.


This is the brilliant brazilian cartoonist @CarlosLatuff's take on the relationship between Fangary and the Jan25ers.

A little bit more on the cartoonist can be found here.

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