Thanks for the Erekat one at least. It will be interesting to watch.
So friendly favours in the BBC too. Sounds like a form of corruption to be honest. I did think it was odd material is only available for 1 year online. Guess it's due to these special agreements you mention.
Been glued to the screen today, hoping, like all Egyptians, that Mubarak would step down. He basically showed Egyptians the middle finger instead. Though now I hear he may have handed over a lot of powers to Suleiman, so he is the de facto president. Doubt that, but interesting if true. The US and Israel would then get exactly what they have wanted, and surely what they have been manoeuvring to make happen. Obama offers boilerplate after boilerplate, but we know rhetoric does not fit actions very well and that they do want the system Mubarak has instituted to remain in place. If Suleiman has taken over most powers and sends in the Army to break up the demonstrations, the US will get what they want, the oppressive system in place and "our kinda guy" on top.
Fisk had a very relevant comment, referring to Obama's speech in Cairo. Obama said he stretched out his hand, and hoped people would not clench their fist in return. Now the Egyptian people reached out to Obama, and HE clenched his fist in response by supporting Mubarak and then moving to support Suleiman with their comments of "orderly transition" and so forth (and lots of in the scenes meetings and contact of course).
Disgusting. But not in the least surprising.
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." -Mahatma Gandhi
"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it." -Noam Chomsky