16 February 2011

on the edges of history

part of me has always wantd to be a historian. I'm fascinatd by the stories behind the stories. & there always seems so much to learn & try to understand.

there was a great deal of joy in the revolution in Egypt. I watchd its coverage for days & often wept.

but now we learn at least 2 disturbing back stories. in the unfortunate attack on the Egyptian Museum perhaps as many as a dozen items were stolen   inc a piece from the Tut collection.

& during the celebration on the square following Mubarak's resignation there was at least one brutal attack. reporter Lara Logan was beaten & sexually assualtd.

these 2 incidents are disgusting footnotes which must always be part of this story.

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