03.02.2011 29.Shevat, 5771
'Jerusalem Post' correspondent in Egypt likens Cairo streets to Yom Kippur in Israel; describes vigilante checkpoints spread throughout city.
We lost count after about the 40th vigilante checkpoint on the way into Cairo from the airport. The Egyptian army, for their part, only seemed to muster four checkpoints, each one in the form of a US-made Abrams tank and two Egyptian soldiers with AK- 47s, many of whom looked recently pubescent.
The vigilante checkpoints, which ran about every 100 meters on the main roads and blocked every side street were at the same time threatening, bizarre, and downright comical….