On the ride to work, I listen to WNED and they have the BBC news every half hour in the morning. Listening to the BBC news is actually fascinating because it’s an entirely different perspective than the American news will give you. What’s ‘important’ in the US may not be important to the rest of the world.
Well, today there was a piece that kind of made me go “What?”
Evidently, the Egyptian Army Chief (General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, if you want to know) made a stern statement to the population about the growing unrest in the country. He warned that the political strife could push the country to the brink of collapse.
The statement was posted on Facebook.
Now. I understand about getting a message out. And in a country where the population is unsettled and I suspect newspapers and news reporters are few and far between, it’s probably the only reliable way to get a message out to the major portion of the population.
Just that until I had a chance to think about it, it was odd…. funny-odd and thoughtful-odd.
More here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100415121