Monday, March 3, 2008

A Royal Wasta!!!

Dear British Royal Family, the British Government, & the British Ministry of Defense,

Although as an Egyptian I do know a lot about wasta (favoritism), I have a couple question for you regarding the Royal British wasta. I just read that Prince Harry's war game was cut short when his deployment in Afghanistan (which was initially subject to a news blackout in a deal struck between the MoD and newspapers and broadcasters in the UK and abroad) was leaked by an Australian magazine and a German newspaper.

So to help me understand how wasta works in the UK, please answer the following questions:
  • How do you decide on who is too valuable to die and who is not?
  • Why did Harry go into the military in the first place if he was not to be allowed to see "regular" action?
  • If it is taboo to allow a royalty to be shot at, why isn't it also a taboo to allow a royalty to shoot and kill others?
  • How is the morale of the other (disposable) members of his regiment and their families?
  • Do families of the other British soldiers and more importantly the families of all the Afghans your troops killed (intentionally or as "collateral damage") in your war in Afghanistan love & cherish their kids any less than Harry is loved & cherished by his family??
  • What the heck are your troops doing in Afghanistan anyways???????
Please note that I do not wish Prince Harry any harm, and I am glad that he is safe and sound. It's just that I do wish the same to all other humans regardless of their religion, nationality, color, or social status.

Best regards

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah blogger, what the hell are they doing in Afghanistan to begin with? I am very interested in a reply from them too to your questions,one thing I am sure of is that it won't be an honest answer.