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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Tell it to Iran. The original protesters there weren't wanting anything like what they ended up with.

    Notice how there are virtually no women in the protests, even when they were civil. Real democracy doesn't have a chance in that part of the world.
    There were plenty of woman in the protests in Egypt... Are you blind?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The protestors are becoming violent. That is their problem and their fault.
    Wow dude. Blaming the victim makes you quite the fascist. It's not the PROTESTERS who are becoming violent; they protested peacefully for over a week. Then the Mubarak supporters ATTACKED them.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe
    Even though the president has states he will not seek reelection in September they still aren't satisfied.
    Good. Why should they be satisfied? September is eight months away...plenty of time for Mubarak to beef up the security apparatus and rig the election for whoever he wants. Or if he's feeling especially bold, suddenly change his mind about reelection once the protests have died down.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe
    My information came from friends I know who are from Egypt and have family in Egypt. One of the main proponents to power is some Islamists who is supported by the muslim brotherhood. If I'm wrong then I'm wrong, I'm just going by what my Egyptian friends have unanimously told me, not by the "US Media."
    Your friends in Egypt sound like total idiots and shills for the dictator.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    There were plenty of woman in the protests in Egypt... Are you blind?
    Right, like about 1 percent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Those people weren't just intellectuals and workers. (tho they interview best and ergo get on)
    Many were from Egypt's VAST hoard of unemployed and ghetto dwellers who are of course dissatisfied... and again.. won't be helped by ant New govt.
    Looting has been Rampant with many decent people, even those who want Mubarak gone, want an end to this.

    Let's not pretend all those people who didn't make the CNN/a-j interviews were intellectual democrats.
    Without growing poverty (and population), the movement wouldn't have much ground support.
    The Shah not just because he was A shah, but because he didn't 'share the wealth'.

    Birth rate is the biggest Determinant of Poverty in the Arab World.. only sustainable in the NON-revolting Oil rich countries because they CAN afford them.. for now.

    No Riots in Saudi or Qatar. Though GDP per person is going down faster in many years than oil is going up.
    Only the spike in oil and China's huge consumption support those monarchies and the social programs that keep everyone happy.
    Egypt doesn't have 18K per person to give out-- otherwise.. it'd be much quieter in Cairo.. too.
    THAT's What birth rate "has to do with it".
    I don't care who the CNN and al Jazeera interview, this revolution has been boiling up for years through the internet networks. The intellectual youth and the students have been calling for revolt. Check out Facebook and other social networks. Talk to Egyptian intellectuals and the most educated elite, THEY have been wanting Democracy and freedom of speech. Looting happens during any crisis, for pete's sake, which year was it when there was a huge power cut in New York ? remember the looting ?
    And plus thousands of thugs and criminals were released from the prisons, by whom exactly ?



    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Unlike in the USA or Israel, the religous party would become the most dominant if not in absolute majority.
    I believe the Brotherhood Party and it's proxies make up 'only' app 1/6 of the Egyptian parlialment, but still is the largest block.
    Without the suppression of the Mubarak Regime this would easily double IMO, especially with help from outside forces.
    The Brotherhood makes up nothing in the Parliament, they are illegal in Egypt and have been rotting in jails. They are an opposition movement. Opposition to what ?

    The Islamists all put together don't even make up 20% of the Egyptian population. If anyone has been providing socila assistance to the poor, it has been the Muslim brotherhood. They gave up violence ages ago.


    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    You make light of everything you can't handle precisely beause you can't.
    Which is why you only partially responded and in the Usual childish/goofy way.

    I hardly ever read his posts, what do you want me to answer to ?
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    ...Talk to Egyptian intellectuals and the most educated elite, THEY have been wanting Democracy and freedom of speech...
    What does democracy mean to Egyptians and other Arabs? What are their expectations?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    There were plenty of woman in the protests in Egypt... Are you blind?
    Did you mean this literally or metaphorically?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    I don't care who the CNN and al Jazeera interview, this revolution has been boiling up for years through the internet networks. The intellectual youth and the students have been calling for revolt. Check out Facebook and other social networks. Talk to Egyptian intellectuals and the most educated elite, THEY have been wanting Democracy and freedom of speech.
    This is very much true of the situation in Iran, as well. Even though there are no longer active protests in the street, the young people, the tech savvy people, and the intellectuals remain committed to freedom. They are biding their time.

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

    Forlorn Hope.

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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
    This is very much true of the situation in Iran, as well. Even though there are no longer active protests in the street, the young people, the tech savvy people, and the intellectuals remain committed to freedom. They are biding their time.
    I'm really hoping that Iran will be part of this avalanche sooner or later.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    Forlorn Hope.
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