Monday, May 14, 2012

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200, But Do Watch This Video

There is a video that I think everyone who has an interest in the Egyptian political scene in either the short run or in the long run should spend an hour and a half to watch. Mahmoud Salem, a blogger also known as Sandmonkey (see his blog at, spoke at the Washington Institute for Middle Eastern Affairs a few days ago. Aside from being an extremely astute and acute observer of our political scene, Mahmoud is a highly entertaining speaker. His description of Am Moussa as "that sandwich that you find in your fridge at 3:30 AM when you are hungry but you can't remember where it came from or what it's made from; but you eat it anyway" is priceless. This is one young man who, in my opinion, is a national treasure and should be watched closely. Please click on the link to see the YouTube video. It's worth every minute. copyright 2012 Maryanne Stroud Gabbani


Gabriella Kadar said...

Maryanne, the click on link does not connect. Could you post the URL to the YouTube video instead? That way at least we could cut and paste. But without a title, I can't find it on YouTube either.



Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

You can try the YouTube link at

Likewise, if you click on the text in bold in the post it should take you to the web page for the talk with the video embedded in it.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

Washington Institute For Near East Policy is actually the name of the organisation.

ian in hamburg said...

This link works:

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