A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Few Quick Takes . . .

. . . to start the day.
  • I can no longer rant about the fact that Egypt is killing all its pigs despite having no cases of swine flu (which isn't caused by pigs anyway); it has found its first case. A 12-year old American girl arriving at Cairo airport. It's the first case on the African continent, but hardly suggests a pandemic in Egypt. Sorry about that, pigs.

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