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Egyptian neighbors creating local militias
CNN ^ | January 30, 2011 | Ivan Watson

Posted on 01/30/2011 7:01:20 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Until recently, Seif Awad worked a day job as an account manager for Cisco.

But since Saturday he has begun volunteering at nights, protecting his neighborhood with a volunteer defense squad of young male neighbors armed with makeshift weapons. Last night he armed himself with a big stick. On Sunday, Awad bought gasoline canisters and started making Molotov cocktails.

"If anyone comes on the street we're going to throw those at them," Awad said. "And I have a friend here who has a gun."

Shortly before he spoke on the phone Sunday night with CNN, Awad says he and his comrades scared off a group of men who tried to scale the walls of his upscale gated residential neighborhood.

"They were trying to jump the walls and we ran at them," Awad recounted. "And when they saw us they fell back."

Real estate broker Karim Amer armed himself with a kitchen knife Saturday night and joined his own hastily formed neighborhood militia.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cairo; cisco; cnn; defense; egypt; militia; neighborhood; riot; riots; violence; volunteer; waronterror

1 posted on 01/30/2011 7:01:22 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Coming to a subdivision near you.


2 posted on 01/30/2011 7:03:13 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Send them janet napolitano.


3 posted on 01/30/2011 7:05:14 PM PST by pfflier
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To: MinorityRepublican

I salute them for showing initiative.


4 posted on 01/30/2011 7:05:21 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Kartographer
Coming to a subdivision near you.

Indeed. At that time the un-armed and un-prepared will finally comprehend the 2nd Amendment.

5 posted on 01/30/2011 7:11:24 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kartographer
Coming to a subdivision near you.

Working doggedly here every day to prepare for that eventuality.

6 posted on 01/30/2011 7:18:44 PM PST by The Duke
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To: MinorityRepublican
"On Sunday, Awad bought gasoline canisters and started making Molotov cocktails. "If anyone comes on the street we're going to throw those at them,"

sounds perfectly reasonable to me...

7 posted on 01/30/2011 7:20:11 PM PST by RC one (Come get some.)
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To: DTogo

Yep! I have 4 of my closest neighbors that will join me in thwarting any uprise down our block. We have nothing but woods to the river behind us. (Very Dense)


8 posted on 01/30/2011 7:27:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I see this as a sign of some good things that might come out of the whole present mess, if there are people willing to protect themselves, their families, their neighborhoods.


9 posted on 01/30/2011 7:27:45 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: MinorityRepublican

I like militias...


10 posted on 01/30/2011 7:29:12 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I prefer flamethrowers. Or pig urine could work if you know who is attacking.


11 posted on 01/30/2011 7:30:13 PM PST by Eye of Unk (What is YOUR snipe hunt?)
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To: EDINVA

Sooner or later people realize that they, themselves, are primarily responsible for their safety, even in dictatorships.


12 posted on 01/30/2011 7:31:46 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"Awad, the account manager, said on Saturday night his group detained a suspected looter with the help of patrolling Egyptian army soldiers. Awad said the troops, who are filling in the vacuum left by a police force that has largely left the streets, then made an example out of the suspected robber. "They undressed him and tied him up on top of a tank and they drove around with him.""

I applaud the Egyptian citizens and their army for this very practical approach to neighborhood policing.

13 posted on 01/30/2011 7:41:11 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: eyedigress
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
14 posted on 01/30/2011 7:44:16 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MountainDad

Militas-R-Us


15 posted on 01/30/2011 7:46:47 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: Think free or die

It is not beyond the pale that the same sort of uprising against tyranny will happen here in the USA. I am convince we are seeing the first post-islamist revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and we must respond to them as such. People want dignity and freedom. The new governments will need to provide it or also fall. I lived 3 years in Cairo and traveled to Tunisia dozens of times. The people are proud and have a deep sense of history and national identity, religion important but second to the desire to have the necessities of life and freedom from repression, a life with integrity and dignity. Mubarek has elevated corruption to its pinnacle and kept it that way for 30 years. People simply had enough. We need to encourage democratic alternatives through their parliamentary system. The army will be the institution that carries the country into the next level of order. All men serve in it and it is loved and admired. They have credibility with the people. Security police are corrupt and oppressive, disliked. The army can keep the MB at bay.


16 posted on 01/30/2011 7:56:55 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: DTogo

You forgot something.

The unarmed and unprepared will be coming to you looking for you to take care of them and bitch about how you do it the entire time.


17 posted on 01/30/2011 7:56:55 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks MinorityRepublican.


18 posted on 01/30/2011 8:03:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: IMR 4350
The unarmed and unprepared will be coming to you looking for you to take care of them and bitch about how you do it the entire time.

That's when you just shoot them.

19 posted on 01/30/2011 8:04:15 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: IMR 4350

They will be sent packing and told not to come back.


20 posted on 01/30/2011 8:05:37 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: eyedigress

Here in Montana, if the need arises to organize, we could hold off a battalion.


21 posted on 01/30/2011 8:09:55 PM PST by Rennes Templar ( Reagan: " When I was young we were poor, but the gov't didn't have to tell us we were poor")
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To: Eye of Unk
Best thing about a flamethrower, it you go to the pawn shops for the tanks, you can build a really good one for about a $100.
22 posted on 01/30/2011 8:09:55 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: MinorityRepublican

Lowlifes taking advantage of the unrest to do some looting. It’s the same everywhere.


23 posted on 01/30/2011 8:11:03 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: Rennes Templar

I’ve been up to the river country via Great Falls a number of years ago and I was very impressed. It was colder than heck and 7ft of snow was piled up but that was some beautiful country.


24 posted on 01/30/2011 8:15:51 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: going hot
Sooner or later people realize that they, themselves, are primarily responsible for their safety, even in dictatorships.

You are correct! The police react to crime and violence. They do not know where and when it will happen. When violence occurs you and only you can save yourself and family from harm.

Be humble but firm, retreat if possible but be calculating and shrewed with you plans and actions. If violence is unfortunately necessary, be ruthless, cold, and violent to the extreme, least the same be exacted on you and your family.

25 posted on 01/30/2011 8:19:20 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: IMR 4350

I can get a small at home pressure washer from Lowes, give me some filtered hot bacon grease and a little home brew ethanol added to it and I can make it stream out 50’ or more, with a high pressure Hotsy I can get even more. I have one at work that will spray over 50’, instead of water just use a flammable fuel.


26 posted on 01/30/2011 8:19:58 PM PST by Eye of Unk (What is YOUR snipe hunt?)
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To: FlyingEagle

Interesting points about both Egypt and the US. Many people all over the world are fed up with greedy and corrupt leaders.


27 posted on 01/30/2011 8:28:11 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: MountainDad; Secret Agent Man

Gives me the thought for the title of of a book

“When the compassion runs out”


28 posted on 01/30/2011 8:28:45 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: MinorityRepublican

A big stick and a kitchen knife?
And he knows one guy who has a gun?
(wonder if he has bullets)

These people are unarmed cattle!!!


29 posted on 01/30/2011 8:29:19 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Eye of Unk

Got to be careful with those kind, they can diesel with you and blow up.

Old propane tanks work good, and use propane as a pressurizer instead of air.


30 posted on 01/30/2011 8:38:28 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: MinorityRepublican
Thousands of inmates escaped prisons across Egypt on Sunday, including at least one jail that housed Muslim militants northwest of Cairo, adding to the chaos engulfing the country...

Security officials said the prisoners escaped overnight from four jails after starting fires and clashing with guards. The inmates were helped by gangs of armed men who attacked the prisons, firing at guards in gun battles that lasted hours.

Looting and arson continued overnight as the police totally disappeared from the streets of the capital and several major Egyptian cities. There has been no explanation for why the police have vanished.

The vacuum left by the police has prompted residents to form neighborhood protection groups, armed with firearms, sticks and clubs to set up self-styled checkpoints and barricades to ward off looting gangs roaming Cairo and other cities. The groups set up barricades, using bricks and metal traffic barriers.

31 posted on 01/30/2011 8:46:40 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: Eye of Unk

They should soak the entrance area of their neighborhood in petrol and then torch it if people try ot enter.


32 posted on 01/30/2011 9:22:21 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: FlyingEagle

In Egypt they’re also invading the neighborhoods of the wealthy, something that never used to happen except in the French and Russian revolutions. If there is a new set of riots here, I bet it’ll end up wiht the rioters going into the neighborhoods of the wealthy in LA and New York, which may well not be a bad thing.

In Britain, Prince Charles’ car was attacked nad the Duchess assaulted and it’s mainly because the Conservative government is as useless as the Labor government. Govenrments around the world are failing and not bothering to even listen. Only a matter of time until it spreads.


33 posted on 01/30/2011 9:25:45 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: cpdiii

“If violence is unfortunately necessary, be ruthless, cold, and violent to the extreme,”

Poeple need to stop shrinking from getting their hands dirty.


34 posted on 01/30/2011 9:27:02 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: EDINVA

Yeah, no more relying on the government.


35 posted on 01/30/2011 9:29:14 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Kartographer
Coming to a subdivision near you.

______________________________________

Armed militia protects its New Orleans neighborhood

September 10, 2005

NEW ORLEANS -- The Algiers Point militia put away its weapons Friday as Army soldiers patrolled the historic neighborhood across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter.

But the band of neighbors who survived Hurricane Katrina and then fought off looters has not disarmed.

-snip-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1482060/posts

36 posted on 01/30/2011 9:56:12 PM PST by Ken H
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To: MinorityRepublican

Misleading Headline - probably stupidity.


37 posted on 01/30/2011 10:15:11 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: IMR 4350

The problem is, you can’t stockpile enough to prepare for everyone.

It also is not moral to assume others will give you items you yourself did not set aside while you hadthe chance, but now they need to survive.

The caveat is that not all people would be turned away. If some people have needed skills that would benefit such groups, there would probably be some kind of arrangements worked out. But many of the people probably will not have any skills or abilities that will be needed in the immediate or long-term futures.


38 posted on 01/30/2011 11:03:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog

It is an easy explanation. It’s the same reason why much of the police would disappear in our own country if that happened.

Some will be targets and taken for their weapons.

Most will be trying to get to their own homes and families and trying to protect their own.


39 posted on 01/30/2011 11:05:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s one thing to take people in short term for protection, say for example during riots where law will return in a short period of time.

It’s another thing to take people in long term.

Question people need to start asking themselves,Can I turn someone away and can I put someone out?

I don’t think there are too many people on this sight that would turn someone away and leave them to face a mob by themselves.

If there is, they are not someone I would want to depend on to cover my back because they’ll do the same to me to protect themselves.

That being said, the question then becomes when do you turn someone out?

Having a set of rules to go with the emergency supplies is just as important as the supplies themselves.


40 posted on 01/31/2011 6:56:28 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

It’s one reason why people start planning for this now. Start figuring out who else around you you will help/want around with you, and why. IF you plan with some others, they will prepare and have relevant supplies and will not be a burden on you and you will not be a burden on them.

Preparedness in general needs to be rewarded because being prepared and having useful things shows those people A) plan ahead and B) are trying actively not to be someone else’s problem. Actually people who prepare are trying to be nice to the rest of society because they are trying not to be a drain on the rest of us.


41 posted on 01/31/2011 10:11:09 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: IMR 4350

You also have to watch out for the ‘innocents’ that show up at the door.

In many cases gangs and such will use young folks or women to get access to your house. The bottom line is that unless you know them probably should let them go by. There will be too much talk about your house being a place that gives people water or food. Better bet is to know where your emergency shelters and church pantries are and tell them to go to those places.

Best bet is to have your home boarded up and locked and appearing uninhabited.


42 posted on 01/31/2011 10:16:31 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I'll try to explain myself a little better.

I do not want to surround myself with people that would stand by and leave someone else to the mercy of the mob. If you surround yourself with those kind of people you'll always be wondering if they will do the same to you. You can never trust them when push comes to shove. I've know more than my share of those kind of people and I don't associate with them anymore.

When you're talking about the possibility of facing mass mobs, it's always better to have more on you side than fewer. Paying for those numbers with a little food and water is better than trying to face a mass mob by yourself or with just a few people.

At the same time, you can't take care of everybody.

When the mass mobs die down, which they will, you will have to put people out. When the time comes to put people out, it's better for the friendlies to form smaller groups and go out but try and stay in contact with each other. There's power in numbers you try and keep your numbers as high as you can.

43 posted on 01/31/2011 11:58:48 AM PST by IMR 4350
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