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Egypt’s Stasi moment 6, March 2011

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Egypt.
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After the fall of the Berlin Wall the East German secret police headquarters was ransacked, much like is happening now in Egypt. Back then people were staggered at the levels of spying that the secret police had conducted. Something like 1 in 20 Communist Party members was an informant and I even remember people’s ‘odour’ being bottled as some kind of way to track people or for some such silly reason.

The picture below, if it is what it purports to be, carries similar overtones. Who knows what’s next? Apparently there are salacious videos of Kuwaiti Princesses in hotel rooms in Alexandria…mish kways, as they say.


1. Just Trying Out The New Shredder « بنسبة لنا - 7, March 2011

[…] more than a symbol of the ancien regime. Perhaps the more valid comparison is the ransacking of East German secret police headquarters; the Stansi were notorious for torture (like Mubarak’s State Security), infiltrated all […]

2. Paul - 7, March 2011

I was thinking the storming of the Bastille, but yours is more fitting.

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