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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Chicken protests

Egyptians are taking the streets in protest against the government...over its policies to contain the "birdflu epidemic". The protesters are poultery breeders and merchants, who got really hit hard by the mass slaughter of all live chickens in the country and the closing of their shops. They protested on Sunday as Freedom reports, and they protested again yesterday. It doesn;t help of course the rumors that the reason behind the governments violent "containment" policies are linked to tankers filled with frozen imported chicken- which can be sold with no problem- that belong to croneys of the government's ministers. The whole situation is depressing, because no one took the streets to protest the government's bungeling of the rescue efforts to the Ferry which killed more than 1000 egyptians, but they are doing it over the death of their chickens. Further proof that we- as egyptian- don't value each other's lives and have no respect for it, and are only motivated to act when our own liveliehood and comfort are threatend. Whatever....


At 3/02/2006 09:25:00 AM, Blogger waterdragon52 said...

Yes, either it's immediate self-interest or insults to Islam that are worthy of a huge public outpouring, but gross negligence resulting in hundreds or thousands of lost lives (e.g.: Hadj stoning and ferry fire)is another matter.

There are those who suggest that the Saudis were only too happy to support the Danish comics protest because it drew attention away from the Hadj-related deaths.

At 3/02/2006 03:15:00 PM, Blogger Ron Larson said...

If I recall, there were large protests about the ferry sinking.

What is going on with that anyhow? I heard they got the black box.


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