Congratulations to the people of Egypt for enduring in their peaceful revolution to overthrow the crooked regime of Hosni Mubarak and his cronies!
Commiserations to the people of Egypt for accidentally ending up with a military government, made up - in the main - of Hosni Mubarak's cronies.
To be sure, there are probably military governments out there that haven't resorted to deadly force for the heinous crime of dropping McDonald's wrappers in the street, but I have yet to met one, for military governments only know two ways to rule. For eg: Painful death; and 'drop and give me twenty'. Wihch are essentially the same thing.
You know you are in trouble just minutes after the glorious revolution to rid the nation of its despotic leader, when all the TV and radio channels air Supreme Military Council Statement No.1, which tells a tremulous nation who is going to be in charge for the foreseeable.
Then, as sure as eggs, Supreme Military Council Statement No.2 emerges ("We're still in charge, suckers"), then another and another, and before you know it it's sixteen years down the line, elections are a distant memory of a distant promise and Supreme Military Council Statement No.27,092 reads as follows:
"The Supreme Generalissimo decrees that:The lucky bastards. Swap you that for The Big Society.
all personalised car number plates to be written in Comic Sans;
State TV to air repeats of Terry and June at 8pm, 8.30pm and 9.00pm;
please report to your local police station for your forehead identity tattoo;
Two Minutes' Hate postponed until tomorrow, which will be a special Four Minutes' Hate.
PS We mean it about the Comic Sans."