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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Not only that.
    BBC Reporter has been attacked and injured. Journalists and media equipment including a CNN one have been destroyed and/or detained.

    Police state indeed.
    The entire country has internet that has been down with only very few working and cell network.


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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    "We strongly support the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people and unequivocally condemn violence against them. We urge President Mubarak to step down immediately, and for Mohammed ElBaradei to lead a transition government in the lead up to elections."

    - What Hillary Clinton should say on national television. Right now. This may be Mubarak's last day in power.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    I am surprised this has not happened sooner. The US has been urging Mubarak for years now to undergo reforms to deal with the poverty, rising unemployment, and rising food prices that are hitting the Egyptian people hard. So we should definitely come-out on the side of the protesters. It says water cannons and rubber bullets are all the police have utilized so far.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Mubarak has been an ally of the United States and has upheld the peace with Israel...

    Do you think the US is gonna risk Egypt electing officials and ending up with another Gamul Abdel Nasser?

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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Mubarak has been an ally of the United States and has upheld the peace with Israel...

    Do you think the US is gonna risk Egypt electing officials and ending up with another Gamul Abdel Nasser?
    They'd better get firmly behind the democratic movement and fast (like, within the next couple hours), or they'll assuredly end up with a very hostile Egyptian government. It's difficult for me to see how Mubarak survives this, with or without US support.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Mubarak has been an ally of the United States and has upheld the peace with Israel...

    Do you think the US is gonna risk Egypt electing officials and ending up with another Gamul Abdel Nasser?
    Egyptians are not going to accept this indefinitely. Nor will others in the Arab world.
    All US has done is put off the inevitable and US most certainly will not be called an ally when that time comes but the enemy who has fought against people getting their freedom.

    Egyptians on Al Jazeera are also aiming their anger at the US. Blaming it for the dictatorship they have .... and I don't blame them, they should aim some of that anger at US
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Mubarak has been an ally of the United States and has upheld the peace with Israel...

    Do you think the US is gonna risk Egypt electing officials and ending up with another Gamul Abdel Nasser?
    He has been a good ally to the US, however he has let his people suffer for years, thus the best way for the US to proceed is to ensure that another pro-West president comes to power there. Mubarak has reached the point where the US can no longer maintain him.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    They'd better get behind the democratic movement and fast, or they'll assuredly end up with a very hostile government. It's difficult for me to see how Mubarak survives this, with or without US support.
    They'll end up with a hostile government either way.

    It's far too late, they've thrown their support behind Mubarak, people aren't gonna forget that.

    I hope that pompous prick steps down though. The democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people outweigh America's need for a friendly Egypt.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    He has been a good ally to the US, however he has let his people suffer for years, thus the best way for the US to proceed is to ensure that another pro-West president comes to power there. Mubarak has reached the point where the US can no longer maintain him.
    And how exactly do you intend to do that? Rigging a foreign election.

    There's no garuntee of this outcome if there's an election...

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