Sunday, August 22, 2010

Arabs suffering power outages, water shortages. No flotillas coming.

Some Egyptian areas are suffering from power outages, and as a result there are also water shortages. These are mostly affecting the governorates of Fayoum and Damietta.

The minister of iand energy is pleading with citizens to cut back their electricity usage during the current heat wave.

Affected citizens are starting to hold protests.

Not only that, but basic food staples are in short supply as well.

Of course, this is not news. There are no pictures in the wire services of little Egyptian kids eating their Iftar dinners in candlelight or of people queueing up to get clean drinking water. Because this is not Gaza and no one can possibly blame the Jews for the problems - so they might as well be invisible.