Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hawass Buys Off Protesters with 1000 New Jobs

National Geographic reports that Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass has responded to the complaints against him on his blog.

Hawass claims that the protests against his leadership were prompted by misunderstandings, and that now the protesters have apologized to him and have even offered him flowers! See

On the other hand, more cynical observers might point to his announcement of 1000 new jobs in his Ministry as the real reason that calm has now prevailed for the moment, at least.

I wonder if these jobs will really come through assuming Hawass' own job becomes secure.

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