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Skip to comments.Breaking News & LIVE THREAD- Egypt and Middle East
Posted on 01/28/2011 9:14:48 AM PST by SE Mom
DEVELOPING: Loud explosions and gunfire were heard in the Egyptian capital of Cairo Friday, as protesters demanding the removal of President Hosni Mubarak defied a curfew, Al Jazeera reported. Egyptian television reports the ruling party headquarters in Cairo are on fire.
WashingtonPost: Clinton: We urge #Egypt authorities to allow peaceful protest, reverse unprecedented steps it has taken to cut off communications less than 20 seconds ago
Biden said there’s nothing to be concerned about, and Clintoon is up there saying that Mubarak should let them protest. Make up your damn minds!
Our leaders, both here and abroad, are quaking in their boots. Popular uprising is coming, and it’s starting in the Mideast.
Hiya SE...I posted thebelow on another thread but I’ll paste here for more thought.
Ive read up a bit on this and just listened to John Bolton, who I respect.
Lookit, I seriously understand that the alternative to Muburak, as it is currently being alleged, would be a more draconian regime called the Muslim Brotherhood.
However....Muburaks been dictator of Egypt for 19 years now. He hasnt done the country much good at all.
Maybe its the American in me, but I truly believe that all people just want to be free. Humans, no matter the religion, race or creed, want to live their lives, be with and raise their families, pursue their happiness, without some damn dictator/despot running their lives. Yes, I believe this.
Not long ago the poor Iranian people were out rioting as they too wanted freedom from the oppression by those sons of camels who so often take over these countries controlled by that oppressive religion, Islam.
Im on the side of the Egyptian public on this one. I think a guy thats been so corrupt, nasty and mean as Muburak for nineteen years, well I think its time for him to go.
And never mind, for just a minute here, that America might be better served with Muburak still in charge in that hes secular and friendly with Israel. I dont like dictators and the thought of being ruled by one for so many years just rubs me wrong.
If these Egyptians are sucessful at throwing over Muburak and they put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge, effectly replacing one form of oppression with another, well then shame the hell on them.
But I cant get beyond that this Muburak guys been around so long and its time for him to step down. Who wants to spend their lives dominated by some a**hole whose credentials are what, exactly?
Please post your links here so we can keep up..
Also- if anyone has Bahbah’s old Long War ping list- please freepmail me or Uncle Ike with it- I misplaced it.
this is hugh and about to become series
Let’s hope this spreads througout the middle east. This is what happens when one follows Obama’s lead and cozies up to Islamic nutjobs and moderates.
If we can see all middle eastern islamic majority countries begin to unravel we can see real chaos for the next several years.
Time for Obama the Messiah to step up and calm the world.
peaceful protests dont work in the middle east, they get squashed, the protestors get blackbagged and disappear, unfortunately against dictators you have to be violent and typical this all kicks off when we have the biggest pansy ass in the white house ever.
Live stream via al Jazeera English
Egypt is the second biggest recipient of US aid money. Geneva bankers are on alert.
I didn’t know that Egypt had a Tea Party.....
Mondoweiss: RT @SherineT: Military arrives in Alexandria reports Rawya Rageh who is there on the scene #Egypt #Jan25
less than 10 seconds ago via Nambu brankobrkic: RT @BreakingNews: Thousands of protesters try to storm foreign ministry, state TV building in Cairo, defying curfew - AP #Egypt #Jan25
less than 20 seconds ago via TweetDeck
A “Live Thread” is just what we need - it’s ridiculous to have at least three separate threads started for each ‘breaking development’.....
In Iran in 1979 most people were truly against the Shah and thought that overthrowing him would result in freedom and democracy. They were naive. Yes Mubarak is a pig, but those who are leading the overthrow are fooling the public into thinking they will bring freedom to Egypt.
Actually, Obama’s first two years were defined by domestic mismanagement, his next two could be defined by international problems stemming from his weak foreign policy...just like Jimmy carter!
but Obama tried to calm them yesterday, and said “violence is never answer”.... ( our violence in WWII sure was the correct answer to Germany) ... but never mind..
if only those rioters in Egypt would just listen to Obama.
They have good reason to be. After all, THEY are the ones responisble for the economic collapse around the world. Ignoring the will of the people, trampling on human rights, etc,etc,etc.
But then again, every country deserves the government they have. Including us.
Good thinking. Pass the popcorn
I am glad you posted this thread. This whole thing is freaking me out.