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So, yeah, Egypt finished voting yesterday, and that's all great, democracy's awesome, whatevs, BUT HOLLLLLLLLD UP, because in a classic example of bait and switch, the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces decided to release its new single, "Here's A Constitutional Amendment In Which We Seize All The Power, Sucks To Be YOUUUUUUUUUUUU." So, basically, everything is farkatke*, and nobody knows which of the seventy things to be mad about they should pick.

Here's what I've read so far today; feel free to drop links if you find other things:

A summary of the new amendments: http://tabulasara.blogspot.be/2012/06/new-constitutional-declaration-of-17.html
Marc Lynch, Calvinball in Cairo: http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/18/calvinball_in_cairo
Nathan Brown, An Instant Analysis of Egypt's New Constitution: http://www.arabist.net/blog/2012/6/18/an-instant-analysis-of-egypts-new-constitution.html
Egypt Independent (published on Jadaliyya), SCAF extends its power with constitutional amendment: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/6047/scaf-expands-its-power-with-constitutional-amendme
Sandmonkey, Chapter's End (the pessimistic revolutionary analysis): http://www.sandmonkey.org/2012/06/18/chapters-end/




*I should note I had to look up how to spell that, since I'd only ever said it. You learn a lot of Yiddish living in New York.

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Date: 2012-06-18 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loveanddisdain.blogspot.com
Ahem. That's "farkakte." See?

פֿֿאַרקאַקטע

Plain as day, amirite?

And yeah, the word is appropriate: the whole SCAF coup is a total shitstorm. At least Egyptians haven't lost their sense of humor about the whole miserable business:

http://elkoshary.com/features/scaf-declares-itself-creator-and-maintainer-universe

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