Mubarak on the Potomac, some views

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Last week friend and old Cairo confidante Adam Makary filed this story for Al Jazeera English, on all that was expected from Mubarak’s recent entourage-heavy visit to Washington. Or rather, about how little was expected. He asked for my two cents, so somehow I was one of a half dozen Egyptian and American youth pooh-poohing the sick man of the Middle East‘s overdue visit to America. It’s a little late, but I thought to post it anyway. 

“Little expected from Mubarak visit,” Al Jazzera English.

From Tehran

This was forwarded by a friend. The photo mentioned is from this YouTube video:

a political coup is happening in Iran

the person in white shirt is my friend,***, student of sculpture at Tehran University, School of fine arts. I was chatting with him hour ago on yahoo messenger, he was inside Tehran University Dormitory. he said he had hid himself under the bed but he could hear screams and shouts. he told me there is blood everywhere and police are finally gone. the students had taken some of the militia’s captive and they were holding them inside the library. the police storms the library and arrests everyone. the number of injuries and arrests is unknown. this happened at the night of june 14 2009 after midnight. earlier in the evening, this video was recorded inside tehran university school of fine arts. in this video Rahnavard urges student to non violent protest and promise them that her husband would not give up. hours later the police attack univeristy too. some of the people you see in the video incuding girls are missing at the moment. People inside Iran are in media boycott and reporters of westeren media are unfortunately being deported from Iran because their visa’s have expired. please spread the word and let the world know what is happening in Iran these days.