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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
Remember when those in Iran rioted against tyranny and their islamic Govt?
Obama said nothing about the Govt, now today we have riots led by the muslim brotherhood and obama says the Govt should tone it down.
Just when will most American Jews wake up?
Thank you or doing this. Hopefully, it will be easier to find news now if it is all in one place.
Thank you!! I’ve been trying to follow the news.
Of course, here in the real world the effects of an Egyptian Islamic state would not be confined to Egypt... at the very least, it would shut down the Suez Canal, and probably destabilize the entire region (Jordan is also apparently experiencing unrest). The Saudis are probably beginning to shift nervously in their seats, too.
Not too sure I like the idea of the entire Middle East being in the clutches of militant Islamic rulers....
And when they begin to threaten Israel, we have to consider the likelihood that the Israelis will start popping nukes if things start looking really bad.
Shame the hell on us, if we don't have a clear-headed approach to dealing with this situation.
And shame the hell on us for electing an incompetent like Barack Obama to the presidency.
The commodity markets are reacting.
GOLD is up $40 off its morning lows.
OIL is up $4.50 off its morning lows.
Camel dung is about to hit the fan.
Fill up your gas tank and trade your paper money for gold.
Wikileaks was the first domino, I hope they’re happy when the entire Middle East goes up in flames.
Yes, it is spotty, to be expected really...
Okay, I’m starting to get freaked out...
Don’t think for one minute this is good news for us.
If this works for the rioters do you know who will take power?
The muslims brotherhood which is not good for us or Israel.
Yes I know the corrupt biased media is not telling all the story on this and obama is telling the Govt there to tone it down but funny how he never told the Iranian Govt to tone it down.
I know, I know- it’s a hell of a thing isn’t it?
This is the art of foreign policy (who many would prefer we not have at all). To stick with a brutal dictator, because after all, he’s “our” brutal dictator...or to support the uprising that appears to come from “the people”?
Though your points are very well taken, I think we should remember what happened when we encouraged “democracy” for the Palestinians. The Muslim Brotherhood that’s behind these riots and demonstrations is not now or ever going to be an ally of ours. Do we REALLY want them in control of the Suez Canal?
I don’t know- but here’s an interesting fact: when the Iranians took to the streets for freedom, this administration stayed laregely silent. Today? They tell Mubarak to turn the internet back on.
From where I sit- whoever wins this struggle- the Egyptian people will be the losers- the MB will be more ruthless and brutal than the military that’s in power now.
Your emphasis on the Muslim Brotherhood is point on. We will soon see how successful the Brotherhood has been in infiltrating the military and particularly the Officer Corps.
In the real world, you are stuck with only two choices: the bad choice, or the 'even worse' choice. We took the bad choice.
Screw it. Let’s start firing the damned nukes.
Would you mind posting those twitter links you had earlier on one of the other threads?
Hey now, he'll release the birth certificate any day now...
thank you for having open eyes as it seems some on here have forgot who will take over and that is not good for us.
While the Govt is not good it is a damn sight better than the muslims brotherhood taking over and they will if these rioters win.
I can’t believe even on here some think this is good.
Has the biased disgusting media really that strong that even on here there are some who trust them.
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
Hunter S Thompson