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    Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    On Sunday - the one-year anniversary of Morsi's election to power - mass protests are set to begin in Tahrir square. The protestors are demanding Morsi's resignation. It's only 4:00am there now but thousands have already filled the square. It's not clear at this point how large the protests will be, but the US State Dept has issued warnings against traveling to Egypt and has already evacuated many personnel in anticipation. Hold on to your butts...

    Egypt protests set for showdown, violence feared | Reuters

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    On Sunday - the one-year anniversary of Morsi's election to power - mass protests are set to begin in Tahrir square. The protestors are demanding Morsi's resignation. It's only 4:00am there now but thousands have already filled the square. It's not clear at this point how large the protests will be, but the US State Dept has issued warnings against traveling to Egypt and has already evacuated many personnel in anticipation. Hold on to your butts...

    Egypt protests set for showdown, violence feared | Reuters
    They're even more dysfunctional than we are. I think there is WAY too much division among the people in Egypt.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Temperatures in Cairo are edging steadily toward triple digits.

    Egyptians are largely dependent on the government. They ousted the people who were responsible and experienced at providing for the people such as it was and as corrupt as they were, who were replaced with a whole brand new set of inept, corrupt people who had no idea what the heck they are doing. This does not surprise me at all--people want their MorsiCare and their Morsiphones. The only thing that surprises me is that it has not happened in Libya yet.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Temperatures in Cairo are edging steadily toward triple digits.

    Egyptians are largely dependent on the government. They ousted the people who were responsible and experienced at providing for the people such as it was and as corrupt as they were, who were replaced with a whole brand new set of inept, corrupt people who had no idea what the heck they are doing. This does not surprise me at all--people want their MorsiCare and their Morsiphones. The only thing that surprises me is that it has not happened in Libya yet.
    Makes you wonder about what's going to happen in Syria too.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

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    Makes you wonder about what's going to happen in Syria too.
    Yep. It is also what happened in Iraq with De-Ba'athification.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

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    Wash, rinse, repeat.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Temperatures in Cairo are edging steadily toward triple digits.

    Egyptians are largely dependent on the government. They ousted the people who were responsible and experienced at providing for the people such as it was and as corrupt as they were, who were replaced with a whole brand new set of inept, corrupt people who had no idea what the heck they are doing. This does not surprise me at all--people want their MorsiCare and their Morsiphones. The only thing that surprises me is that it has not happened in Libya yet.
    Did you just paraphrase they're a bunch of lazy liberals demanding government handouts?

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Did you just paraphrase they're a bunch of lazy liberals demanding government handouts?
    No. They are a bunch of poor people who need the government because they live in a a desert, or would but for the government. I don't think one can compare the economic politics of the US with the economic politics places like that.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Corrupt people are corrupt whether you elect them or they seize power. No surprises there.

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    Re: Massive protests to begin in Egypt against Morsi

    Egypt erupts with protests demanding Morsi ouster - World - CBC News

    Hundreds of thousands thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around the country Sunday and marched on the presidential palace, filling a broad avenue for blocks, in an attempt to force out the Islamist president with the most massive protests Egypt has seen in two-and-a-half years of turmoil.

    In a sign of the explosive volatility of the country's divisions, a hard core of young opponents broke away from the rallies and attacked the main headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, pelting it with stones and firebombs until a raging fire erupted in the walled villa. During clashes, Brotherhood supporters opened fire on the attackers, and activists said three protesters were killed.
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