The title of a Yahoo! article released on February 22, 2013 is “Egypt opposition: Election will ADD TO tensions” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-opposition-election-add-tensions-202126756.html).
“Egypt’s president (Mohamed Morsy) set parliamentary elections to begin in April (2013) — a decision that an opposition leader denounced Friday (February 22, 2013) as “a recipe for DISASTER” because of the ongoing political turmoil in the country”, as if we need ANY MORE “disasters” in the world today.
“About 15,000 people took to the streets in the Suez Canal city of Port Said to demonstrate against President Mohammed Morsi (Morsy), hanging effigies of him in the main square. Residents have been on a general strike for six days, demanding punishment for what they considered A HEAVY-HANDED POLICE CRACKDOWN during unrest in the city“. This is the latest “heavy-handed police crackdown”, which in turn is the latest example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Port Said commentator Sayid Azab said the city OPPOSES Morsi’s timetable for the parliamentary vote”. “Everyone is REJECTING the elections and asking how they can take place in THE ABSENCE OF STABILITY“. Well said.
“Civil disobedience in Port Said (MONA ELTAHAWY‘s hometown) has stopped work at the foreign-run Suez Canal Container Terminal. Managing director Klaus Hol Laursan said 2,000 workers have been unable to reach the terminal for four days due to PROTESTERS BLOCKING THE STREET and the army has been UNABLE (or UNWILLING?) to help“. We are, as a business, NOT part of the conflict. We are BYSTANDERS (who have been) hurt by (these) circumstances” and we know how PROBLEMATIC that is. “In order to be able to ATTRACT BUSINESS (investment), we need STABLE (?) PRODUCTIVITY so we can help Egypt grow and recover its economy“. Unfortunately, Egypt is very UNSTABLE at the moment. Also KLAUS HOL LAURSON sounds like a DUTCH name.
“Abdullah Shehata, an economic expert with the Brotherhood, declined comment on when austerity measures could be implemented, but said the elections will HELP (?) the country’s ailing economy“. “The elections will be POSITIVE (?) because it will be the final institution to FALL INTO PLACE (?) after the presidency and the constitution”, WILL “the elections” be POSITIVE? Will ANY OF THIS “fall into place” on time? “The coming parliament will be ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE and will HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE in Egypt again“. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, with all the fighting that’s been going on in that country, “confidence” WILL TAKE A WHILE to return to Egypt.
“The Brotherhood’s FREEDOM and JUSTICE Party (?) was undeterred by criticism of Morsi’s election announcement. The party’s deputy, Essam el-Erian, was quoted on the group’s Facebook page as saying that he hopes the upcoming parliament will be “DIVERSE (?)” and include ISLAMISTS, liberals and leftists. He also warned AGAINST a boycott” because we’ve had TOO MANY of those in Egypt already, to last A LIFETIME. “Everyone understands the importance of this stage and that the absence of their voice is a big mistake and will mean a LENGTHY absence from parliament, its parties and its politics during this stage of building Egypt”. Of course we know all about “lengthy absences” from ROBIN ROBERTS’ most recent absence from “Good Morning America” (GMA).
“The founder of the opposition April 6 movement (Ahmed Maher) said if the election law is not agreed upon, they WILL NOT support participation in elections”. “The election laws HAVE NOT been agreed upon and this is an essential problem“.
Finally, “Port Said protester Mohammed Manae signaled that a parliamentary election could mean MORE violence”. “We not only object to these elections, WE WILL NOT LET THEM HAPPEN” obviously. Again this sounds like something GIGI IBRAHIM (gsquare86) would say.
To conclude, let’s return once again to the title: “Egypt opposition: Election will ADD TO tensions” obviously. Again, we’ve had enough “tension” to last A LIFETIME