Sonntag, 6. März 2011

Drug Addicts

... the shocking behaviour of Mubarak's plainclothes battagi – the word does literally mean "thugs" in Arabic – who beat, bashed and assaulted demonstrators while the cops watched and did nothing, was a disgrace. These men, many of them ex-policemen who are drug addicts, were last night the front line of the Egyptian state. The true representatives of Hosni Mubarak as uniformed cops showered gas on to the crowds.

Robert Fisk: A people defies its dictator, and a nation's future is in the balance. The Independent, 29 January 2011.

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