The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Awesome Google Maps mashup of Egypt's retired army generals and where they've landed

Askar Kazeboon (The Military are Liars), the Egyptian activist group that sprang up to put the lie to the claims of the SCAF and state media after the Maspero and Mohammed Mahmoud St. massacres, have put together this amazing Google Maps-powered database of where retired military officers have landed -- highlighting the common practice of senior officers being given golden parachute that land them softly into positions of influence in the civilian bureaucracy across the country.

It's hard to explain, so just explore it: [Ar]. As you zoom into the map, you get more detail as to where they are.

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