Tag Archives: arab spring

Howdy Saudi

John Kerry is visiting Saudi/Essentially just to say howdy/And mull with the King/The old Arab Spring/And how not to let it get rowdy./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24799662 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/397360328284971008

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A Morsiless Coup

There was an old Islamist who/ Was toppled one day in a coup/ The folks in Tahrir/ All gave a big cheer/ But what will the generals do? ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/03/uk-egypt-protests-idUKBRE96101L20130703 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/352547518921457667

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No Damascene Conversion

President Bashar Assad/ Said serious talks must be had/ But not with the haters/ And western-backed traitors/ Or anyone he says is bad. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20924452 President Bashar #Assad/Said serious talks must be had/But not with the haters/And western-backed traitors/Or anyone he … Continue reading

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Tip Your Hat to the New Constitution

There once was a spring revolution/ That led to a draft constitution/ But Tahrir square/ Appeared not to care/ For Egypt’s new top-down solution. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20636420 There once was a spring revolution/That led to a draft constitution/But Tahrir square/Appeared not to … Continue reading

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Systems of Mursi

There once was a leading Egyptian/ Who broadened his own job description/ Increasing his sway/ And opponents now say/ He followed Mubarak’s prescription. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20458148

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Man Without a Mission

Syria’s man in Baghdad/ Abandoned his leader Assad/ He’s quitting his mission/ His party position/ And ambassadorial pad. //// http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/07/2012711205055855.html

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Springtime for Qaeda (+ link to radio item)

This one was read out at the end of the World at One – 44.30 minutes in:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01k1n24 There once was an Arabic Spring/ Which most people thought a good thing/ Now MI5’s leader/ Says more Al Qaeda/ Is one … Continue reading

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Systems of Mursi

There is an old fellow named Mursi/ Who after a long contro-versy/ Has won an election/ & yet on reflection/ Perhaps he won’t hold power per se.  

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There was an Old Man of the Nile pt 2

There was an Egyptian dictator/ Who fell, and then 16 months later/ Received a life term/ But most of his firm/ Got off, making people irater.

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Diplo Ruckus

The Syrian envoys’ expulsion/ Conveys international revulsion/ At killings in Houla/ But swaying a ruler/ Does tend to take stronger compulsion.  /// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9297992/Syrian-diplomats-expelled-in-coordinated-Western-action.html

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