What's going on in Egypt?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MacGyver1968, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    As many of you know...I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. I have heard about some revolution in Egypt...but I'm not understanding why.

    I was hoping some of the smarter members of the board could explain to me what's going on.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Security officials said a total of 860 protesters have been rounded up nationwide since Tuesday, when tens of thousands turned out for the largest protests in Egypt in years — inspired by the uprising in Tunisia. They demanded Mubarak's ouster and a solution to grinding poverty, rising prices and high unemployment.

    "What happened yesterday was a red light to the regime. This is a warning," businessman Said Abdel- Motalib said on Wednesday.

    Though Wednesday's demonstrations were much smaller, it was significant that protesters were able to sustain the movement over two days given the heavy handedness police have shown and the Interior Ministry's warning that there would be zero tolerance for any more unrest.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41267995/ns/world_news-mideast/n_africa/
     
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  5. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks cosmic
     
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  7. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Freedom?

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    Either that or people trying to get freedom because they saw others get it and are trying to replicate how the others got it, but because of different circumstances are likely to fail horribly.
     
  8. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    What's going on in Egypt? Iran, cira 1979, ala Jimmy Carter, only now it's Obummer.
     
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    Somebody get Mubarak some jet tickets to Riyadh ready. He's trying to shut down the Egyptian internet.

    Good luck with that.
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Hi Mac, we've been sorta discussing the events happening in Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Tunisia, Libya etc, over here

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=106061


    In short, there is a popular uprising in Egypt, following the one in Tunisia, and the Egyptian people are attempting to throw off the 30 year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak

    Hosni Mubarak has reacted by shutting down, one by one, twitter, facebook, the cell phone service and is now trying to shut down the internet. Opposition leaders have been arrested and thousands of protestors jailed

    You can follow the real time news at The Arabist [a blog run by freelance Arab journalists - currently blocked by the Egyptian government], Mondoweiss [a blog run by freelance American journalists] and on the BBC

    Pictures here
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/01/protest_spreads_in_the_middle.html

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  11. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    The Internet can't be stopped, the Internet is deathless!

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    ... Shhhiiiittt!
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Ahahahaha! Joe Biden on Egypt: open mouth, insert foot, rinse and repeat!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3twWTFF0hQ

    After that "what not to do" here is a more rational and realistic outlook:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_MTDWdsr40&feature=channel
     
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  13. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Christ we can't have that! When are the US going to send in troops to stop this nonsense!

    Biden = Dumbass.
     
  14. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    Oh my God! Protesters! They're ALWAYS angry about SOMETHING! Sheesh...

    Whenever I saw those people protesting the Holy War in the Holy Land under Jesus' right hand man George W. Bush, or those even worse 9/11 Truth hippies, I was just like: Shut up, guys! We have minimum wage, beer, internet porn, and football. Why the hell are you going out of your way to complain about stuff?

    Egypt is second largest recipient of US foreign (military) aid after Israel. I don't think, therefore, that any protesters or oppositions will be kindly received by the US. The government of the US that is. A government that seems increasingly distant from either end of the political spectrum. Of the citizenry.
     
  15. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    I think it's easily simplified: they've had the same President for 30 years? That's reason enough to overthrow him.
     
  16. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Bring back the Pharoahs!
     
  17. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    Science is working on that.
     
  18. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    King Tut would never stand for this.
     
  19. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    King Tut WILL stand. He'll also talk.
    Just give us a while...
     
  20. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    It have been infected by Tunisia. and it's still goone be their more, Mubarak, cencored facebook, google, and twitter, also stoppe al jazeera news channel in egypte, and cuted the communications, but, it wan't work, it seems it's getting more and more tuff everyday

    Jordan, on the way! (already protestations, big ones)
    yeman, on the way! (already protestations, big ones)
     
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    Mubarak, is 82 years old

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    oh, ben ali is waiting for him in saudi arabia, and i can insure, ben ali is cursed! lol, when he went to saudi arabia, they have lost in asia cup in qatar, 5-0, 5 to japan, the first time in their history in asia cup, also floods, a dam destruction, unusual cold,

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    wtf! he's cursed! no wonder no country accepted him!
     
  22. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    Geez, what a turn around from someone who was doggedly defending the Arab states.
     
  23. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    What will the United States do without Mubarak? Replace him with someone else?

    This is the nagging thing in my mind. All these protests and impending regime changes, I keep asking myself whether someone is secretly driving this to take advantage of it somehow.
     

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