You’ve had for years bet on both horses
Hosni was on the way out
the much-hated domestic intelligence chief
Under the surface, as a close reading of its internal cable traffic shows
“immensely corageous and a force for good”
provided a frank appraisal of his background
Never keen to back a loser
they began expanding their article to book length
They said they wanted to interview me. I agreed.
A date was set for june then
By the time June came around, there was already a lot to talk about
A capricious global system of secret loyalties, owed favors, and false consensus
“an attack on the international community” that would “tear at the fabric” of government
Set those motherfuckers down!
Threads between players snapped, leaving gaps though which decades of resentment would pour
Where the population suffered widespread poverty, unemployment and government repression, while regime favorites hosted lavish parties and looked after their friends through state department’s own internal documentation of decadence
Young fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi, driven to despair by corrupt municipal officials, set himself on fire. In death he was transformed into a symbol, and open rebellion spilled onto the highways
All the way down
Setting those motherfuckers down!
Barret Brown, a talented young freelance journalist, had begun the investigative work into this state-security axis that would eventually land him in a US prison
“US Day Of Rage” could be heard online, the early revertebrations of the popular disenchantment that would by semptember coalesce into occupying
And setting those motherfuckers down!
We could no longer choose our battles. Fronts opened up on all sides. I had to learn to think like a general. We were at war.