This is maybe the quickest update I have ever done. I just read Robert's Fisk article about Egypt, Cairo, Mubarak, etc ... and I found a sentence that can serve as a very precise description of how I feel about Egypt and Cairo:
"the best thing about Cairo is an aircraft with a cedar tree painted on the tail flying to Lebanon"
yup he said that...damn it is like he knows exactly how I feel (apologies to my few Egyptian friends if you are reading this...but the months I spent in Cairo in 2006 were very far away from being enjoyable!)
Lebanese Army commander in DC: the 3rd visit
3 days ago