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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Your article is dated 1/27. The situation has evolved considerably since that point in time.
    LOL!

    you mean last friday mubarak wasn't a dictator and shouldn't step down

    but things have changed since?

    stick to smut

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Score one for Obama.
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    A scene of violent chaos in Cairo - CNN.com

    FT.com / Middle East / Politics & Society - Egypt divided by violence

    Demonstrations turn violent as pro-Mubarak crowd clashes with protesters

    gibbs---"if any of the violence was instigated by the govt, it should stop immediately"

    pathetic

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think the splintering is largely occurring between those conservatives who consider Israel our primary ally in the region versus those who are more pragmatic and believe that we are best served by being true to our principles, regardless of the short term outcome.

    I guess I'm in the latter camp. Israel is an ally, but Israel routinely acts in their perceived best interest without consideration for how their actions will impact us. In some ways, Israel has been extremely detrimental to our national interests.
    Your post presumes that the USA/USA Conservatives have no reason for opposing the revolution and possible Muslim Brotherhood control other than Israel.

    I would disagree with that presumption.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Seeing as people are dying and protests are becoming violent, I think the fault is with the people. The president already said he would not seek reelection. I have friends in my school who are from Egypt, and I was asking them what they think and what is really going on. They are all Egyptian Coptic Christians, they said the man the rioters want to appoint is a Muslim man backed by the Muslim brotherhood. They want to make Egypt into an Islamic nation with Sharia law. This I cannot support, nor can I support the violence and irrational behavior of many of these protesters.
    How absolutely insulting. "The fault of the people." FOR WHAT? Protesting?
    You know nothing about Muslim/Arab dictators.
    2 key things Mubarak speech did not confirm. 8 Months to let things calm down to then instate his own son like some of King and secondly constitutional changes will then be facing the Parliament from the last election which was rigged! All Mubarak will say is that constitutional changes got rejected by Parliament so nothing they can do.

    Ignoring the fact that it is the security forces that have infiltrated the Pro Mubarak side, their ID cards found on the attacks bodies. The fact that for a week the Anti Government has been peaceful

    And do not attempt to speak for all Egyptian Coptic's nor does your friend. A Muslim will sit in presidency no matter what because Egypt is a MUSLIM MAJORITY COUNTRY. That is akin to asking for a Muslim to sit and lead Poland

    This is not a religious revolution but one for all Egyptians.

    Egyptian Christians forming a ring to protect the Muslims whilst they were praying from the police. The same way Muslims formed a human shield around the Church to protect it from a terrorist attack.

    The majority of Egyptians do not want an Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood’s popularity was, and remains to not be from the result of widespread support for its ideology rather it's moral principles and its extensive social services network, and the aid it provides to the needy Egyptians. THAT is where it's popularity is based on and last election the Muslim Brotherhood had alot of Christian support as well. The misinformation pouring out of US makes me so angry. Your media is ****ed up.

    Mubarak has blood on his hands and all I hope now is for his death. He deserves no less for attempting to cause these clashes. Now there is a shift in an opinion to the Army. They were once seen as protectors, now they stood back and let the police men shoot the Anti Government Protesters. ****ing disgusting
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Yes, because, God knows, not talking to people is super effective.
    Opening dialogue with the Brotherhood would be like opening dialogue with al Qaeda.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    Opening dialogue with the Brotherhood would be like opening dialogue with al Qaeda.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Opening dialogue with the Brotherhood would be like opening dialogue with al Qaeda.
    you people may laugh but apdst is pretty close to the mark here. both are groups empowered by western intelligence agencies to foster fear for the expansion of state power. you'd look pretty silly trying to 'dialogue' with a sock-puppet armed with a plastic knife.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this yet because this thread is big as hell but--does anyone else think that Bush's "Spread democracy in the middle east" is indirectly working now in a totally ****ed up way?
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    I have to say that I'm kind of shocked to see that Americans would decry the people uprising to obtain freedom and democracy for themselves. This country has always had a foreign policy that freedom and democracy should spread throughout the Middle East and around the world in countries where the people are oppressed by tyrants and dictators. We as a nation cheered for the Iranian demonstrators and hoped they would succeed. We're thrilled to see Tunisian reforms, forced by the people themselves.

    And yet we don't want these things for the people of Egypt, who have shed blood for the opportunity to be free? Come on. That position itself offends me, frankly. We do not have a right to keep people poor and oppressed just because we are allied with their personal dictator. We just don't. It's immoral, dang it.

    I think Mubarak will never give up power, and will sic the military on the demonstrations. I think they will fail to force him from power and grab their own freedom. But it makes me very, very sad for them. All people deserve freedom and free elections. All. People. It's extraordinary to see Americans saying, in effect, "No freedom for them. It's not in our best interest." Bah.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    How absolutely insulting. "The fault of the people." FOR WHAT? Protesting?
    You know nothing about Muslim/Arab dictators.
    2 key things Mubarak speech did not confirm. 8 Months to let things calm down to then instate his own son like some of King and secondly constitutional changes will then be facing the Parliament from the last election which was rigged! All Mubarak will say is that constitutional changes got rejected by Parliament so nothing they can do.

    Ignoring the fact that it is the security forces that have infiltrated the Pro Mubarak side, their ID cards found on the attacks bodies. The fact that for a week the Anti Government has been peaceful

    And do not attempt to speak for all Egyptian Coptic's nor does your friend. A Muslim will sit in presidency no matter what because Egypt is a MUSLIM MAJORITY COUNTRY. That is akin to asking for a Muslim to sit and lead Poland

    This is not a religious revolution but one for all Egyptians.

    Egyptian Christians forming a ring to protect the Muslims whilst they were praying from the police. The same way Muslims formed a human shield around the Church to protect it from a terrorist attack.

    The majority of Egyptians do not want an Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood’s popularity was, and remains to not be from the result of widespread support for its ideology rather it's moral principles and its extensive social services network, and the aid it provides to the needy Egyptians. THAT is where it's popularity is based on and last election the Muslim Brotherhood had alot of Christian support as well. The misinformation pouring out of US makes me so angry. Your media is ****ed up.

    Mubarak has blood on his hands and all I hope now is for his death. He deserves no less for attempting to cause these clashes. Now there is a shift in an opinion to the Army. They were once seen as protectors, now they stood back and let the police men shoot the Anti Government Protesters. ****ing disgusting
    Laila, they will try as hard as they can to interpret what's going on to fit their politics. What is happening in the Arab world changes all of the misconceptions about the Arab people.

    The truth on the ground is that the Arab world is demanding Democracy and the irony is that the countries that are rising up are those goverened by pro-Western leaders or rather dictators. Both the Democracy that the West has been promoting and the Western-invented tools such as the Internet are backfiring against the West's interests.
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