Nothing continually amazes me more than politics and life in the middle east. A place so burdened with history that even crossing a street without paying homage to the past can create a heated debate.
Now that Cairo's streets are in turmoil, replacing the 3 decades long calm, there is a sudden need to blame "America" for much of which is wrong.
But within a few blocks of Al Tahrir Square to the west on the banks of the Nile you'll find the Ramses Hilton and on the 36th floor a five star restaurant named "Windows on the World", sound familiar? A few blocks north one of a dozen nearby McDonald's and in the middle of all the protesters are young men wearing Oakley sunglasses, Nikes and Polo shirts while videoing chants of "We Hate America" via their BlackBerrys and iPhones.
Cedar's message to pro Mubarak and pro Democracy protesters; instead of pummeling each other with stones and sticks how about going back to work. All this riot in the streets shit is really pretty lame and think about it do you really hate all things American? Do you seriously want to give up your iPhones and iPads? Hummm I didn't think so.