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    Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    How glorious is the revolution in Egypt and the Arab spring now?


    Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution
    By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY

    CAIRO – Nineteen Americans are among 43 foreigners working for groups that promote democratic activities that will be prosecuted for operating illegally in the country, Egyptian officials said Monday
    Among the Americans is Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Sam LaHood and five other Americans are in Egypt while the others have left, according to a statement from the Egyptian prosecutor's office.

    Altogether, 43 people face trials over illegally operating in Egypt and receiving funds from abroad without permission from Egyptian authorities for their human rights and pro-democracy groups. Egypt charges that they fund and support anti-government protests. The groups deny that.
    Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    How glorious is the revolution in Egypt and the Arab spring now?




    Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution
    What revolution? The military, which has been running the country since independance, has simply reasserted its control. To paraphrase Mr Gandhi 'A revolution in Egypt would be a great idea" Tunisia and Libya appear to be doing ok though.
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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Grimm you do realize the revolution isnt over in Egypt yet....


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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Grimm you do realize the revolution isnt over in Egypt yet....
    Wonder what Lahood is doing mucking about in Egyptian politics?

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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Why do you want the world to suck so much? Why do you gloat over people suffering?
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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Grimm you do realize the revolution isnt over in Egypt yet....
    The revolution most likely won't be over until there is a new dictator in place.
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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    As if being a US citizen offers legal immunity around the world...
    They are idiots, they should have sensed that the military already has taken power.
    Their work in a sense, IS anti-governmental, though that itself is not justified for any arrest
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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The revolution most likely won't be over until there is a new dictator in place.
    Or the revolution continues on....


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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The revolution most likely won't be over until there is a new dictator in place.
    Because you say so?

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    Re: Egypt: 19 Americans among 43 foreigners facing prosecution

    How glorious is the revolution? I don't know yet, the revolution is still in progress; and like any revolution, it's likely to be the kind of chaos that tourists and other visitors to Egypt should avoid.

    I have never visited a country that was in a state of civil unrest or war. I'm not a soldier and I have no intention of suffering or dying horribly.

    That Egypt took some of our people does not change the balance of the situation.

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