Imagine if Palestine and Iran fall victim to revolts
A new paperback thumped out of my mail from London this week. 'Tweets from Tahrir' it is called, and I sighed with distaste. As a hater of Twitters and tweeters and Facebooks -- in fact, the whole bloody internet culture that is unlearning the world and teaching everyone to misspell the simplest words -- it was a natural reaction. But I was wrong.
A selection of the thousands of tweets sent from Cairo's Tahrir Square, it is deeply moving, a record of great courage, mostly by young people, facing Mubarak's legion of goons and regime thugs. Let me give you a taste of it, misspellings and all.
"Now that's a really big pro-Mubarak protest almost reaching Tahrir. From Galaa Street. Worrying" (from Amr Garbeia).