June 21, 2013

"Egypt appoints member of terror group that once massacred tourists to run tourism region."

WaPo article which I found because it was #6 on a Buzzfeed list of "100% Picture-Perfect Ironic Photos."

AND: As long as we're over here on Buzzfeed: "23 Pictures That Prove Society Is Doomed." (But it's not the terrorism.)

UPDATE: "Islamist governor of Egypt's Luxor quits after uproar."

25 comments:

chuckR said...

Are you sure you didn't go to The Onion instead of The WaPo?

Egypt is so screwed. Out of Mubarak's fry pan into God knows what.

Mitchell the Bat said...

On the plus side, he has a proven track record for getting things done.

The Drill SGT said...

Egypt is an example of throwing good money after bad. Cut our loses.

betamax3000 said...

Decree: No AKB48 Girls on the Premises!

Ann Althouse said...

I love the old man in picture #14 (at the last link ("doomed")).

Ann Althouse said...

It took me a moment to see why the Egypt item counted as an "ironic photo," which made it seem out of place with the other things on the list, but, see, it's a photo (screenshot) of a page at WaPo.

A stretch... but the out-of-placeness of that item gives it stress.

betamax3000 said...

Decree: These Infidels Come to Cat Their Western Eyes on the Pyramids! To Prove Our Might We Shall Un-Build the Pyramids, Stone by Stone! The World Will Tremble at an Undertaking of Such Magnitude!

wyo sis said...

I love Buzzfeed. The perfect irony would be if the people in the doomed photos were looking at Buzzfeed.

bgates said...

One picture that proves society is doomed.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The photos in the last link are both hilarious and sad. I have seen this absorbed looking at electronic devices while at family or friends gatherings. The adults....us....are talking, interacting and laughing together. The kids are sitting like lumps, cross eyed looking at a glowing screen and totally ignoring the people around them. NO social interaction with the people who are in your space but instead with pixels on a screen. If you CAN possibly pry them away from the screen for a moment to ask them something or get them to join into the group, it is like talking to a lump of dead meat. No words or actual conversation...just vague gruntings at those who are interrupting their love affair with the screen. Sad....they have no ability to interact with real people. How in the HELL are they going to get a job or live on their own????

Picture #19.....why is there a carton of eggs on the table?

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bpm4532 said...

The religion of peace.

Nomennovum said...

I think photo 17 from the second link wins the "We're Doomed Contest" hands down. It shows a slut posing to take a sexy iPad photo of herself reflected in a bathroom mirror. (Nice tits.) This type of digital photography is incredibly common, and it shows the decadence of young American womanhood. This photo isn't just one piece of evidence proving that we're doomed; it is, all by itself becasue of its ubiquity, the proof of it.

edutcher said...

Why don't they just put the Moslem Brotherhood in charge of the tours of the Pyramids and be done with it?

Nomennovum said...

I think we need to worry about who is heading up Egyptian airline security and that country's airlines and pilots' association.

Nomennovum said...

Why don't they just put the Moslem Brotherhood in charge of the tours of the Pyramids and be done with it?

We will see serious attempts to tear them down in our lifetimes, if Afghanistan's Taliban are any example of Muslim barbarism and hatred of civilization and its history.

Nomennovum said...

Turkey is turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Mitch H. said...

More evidence that Egypt has already passed Peak Mummy.

Turkey is turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

That story has been serially mis-reported. A better way of putting it is that they're re-opening the mosque, which was turned into a museum in the Thirties by secularists. The Hagia Sophia hasn't been a church in over five hundred years.

Nomennovum said...

A better way of putting it is that they're re-opening the mosque.

A distinction without a difference. The last time it was a mosque was in 1931. The point is that Kemalist Turkey is over. The Islamists have taken over.

How has any of this been "serially misreported"? What I have read has provided all the historical facts oconcerning that ancient church, including the article I linked to. Do you know something I don't?

Methadras said...

Well, at least it wasn't the UN that put him in charge of women's rights issues like they did Iran.

Jeff Teal said...

Really the Egyptian government is not ronic.They are just stupid.Almost as stupid as the US calling the political movement that assassinated Sadat the "opposition".That really wasn't ironic either-just dishonest.

Gahrie said...

The point is that Kemalist Turkey is over. The Islamists have taken over.

Exactly. If a NATO member, and candidate for membership in the EU can't maintain a secular state, what hope is there for reform and democracy in the Islamic world?

Sam L. said...

Might as well make things worse! Can't make them better.

Gahrie said...

We will see serious attempts to tear them down in our lifetimes,

People have been tearing down the pyramids for centuries, to reuse the stone.

However, your larger point, that Islamists seek to destroy all history prior to Mohammed is valid.