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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the only thing the MB does is run for office, you're right. If the MB ends up running the whole show, then there won't be democracy.
    Read the article I posted. Fear of the MB is a poor excuse for not supporting the Egyptian awakening and helping them transition to a real democracy, if we can be allowed to play a role. The Danish PM has the right idea.

    From my perspective, the way the Iranian protesters lost the ring in '79, is that the only ones who were armed were the Islamists. The murdered the **** out of the opposition. It is time for the 2nd Amendment to be exported and the secular youth should arm themselves to protect their freedom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Read the article I posted. Fear of the MB is a poor excuse for not supporting the Egyptian awakening and helping them transition to a real democracy, if we can be allowed to play a role. The Danish PM has the right idea.
    I don't not support the Egyptian awakening. All I've been saying, is that I'm not convinced that 1) it's an actual, "Egyptian awakening", or 2) that they're going to have something better if the awakening is real. The history of the region makes me pesimistic. Sorry.

    From my perspective, the way the Iranian protesters lost the ring in '79, is that the only ones who were armed were the Islamists. The murdered the **** out of the opposition. It is time for the 2nd Amendment to be exported and the secular youth should arm themselves to protect their freedom.
    I'm not convinced that that won't be the case this time. Only time will tell. Hey, I hope I'm wrong.

    But, it's **** like this that doesn't boost my confidence,

    The Egyptian military issued a communiqué pledging to carry out a variety of constitutional reforms in a statement notable for its commanding tone. The military’s statement alludes to the delegation of power to Vice President Omar Suleiman and it suggests that the military will supervise implementation of the reforms.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/wo...t/12egypt.html
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Step 1 accomplished: Mubarak just stepped down.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Step 1 accomplished: Mubarak just stepped down.
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: PROFIT!
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: PROFIT!
    Step 2: Rescind Emergency Laws
    Step 3: Negotiate Constitutional Amendments

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Step 2: Rescind Emergency Laws
    Step 3: Negotiate Constitutional Amendments
    Personally, I like the underpants gnomes reference better. But I'm an idiot, so this would be expected.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Personally, I like the underpants gnomes reference better. But I'm an idiot, so this would be expected.
    Silly me, I thought it a reference to the Ferengi.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Personally, I like the underpants gnomes reference better. But I'm an idiot, so this would be expected.
    Underpants gnomes? I missed that, but I'm sure the Egyptians will continue fighting for reform and for gnomes and jobs for all!
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Poll: No constituency for Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt

    "This 
is
 not 
an 
Islamic 
uprising. 
The 
Muslim 
Brotherhood 
is 
"approved"
by
 just 
15%, 
and 
its 
leaders 
get
 barely 1%
 in
 a 
presidential 
straw
 vote.

    
Asked 
to
 pick
 national
 priorities, 
just
 12% 
choose 
shariah 
over
 national 
power, democracy,
or
 economic 
development. 
Asked
 to 
explain
 the 
uprising, 
economic
 conditions,
corruption,
and unemployment 
(30‐40% 
each) 
far
 outpace 
"regime
 not 
Islamic 
enough" 
(7%).

    Surprisingly, 
asked 
two
 different 
ways
 about 
the
 peace 
treaty 
with 
Israel,
 more
 support
 it 
(37%)
 than
 oppose it 
(22%). 
Only 
18% 
approve
 of
 either 
Hamas 
or 
Iran. 
And 
a
 mere 
5% 
say 
the 
uprising
 occurred 
because
 the regime 
is 
"too
 pro-Israel."
    Addressed previously in the string by me.
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    However, the Muslim Brotherhood/Islamists will almost certainly be an even larger party (already the largest despite suppression) and depending on the new structure of the Egyptian govt, it's PM will probably be a Brotherhood-er.

    Quote Originally Posted by me::: NY Times::: Abdel Halim Qandil, the general coordinator of Kifaya, a secular opposition movement.

    "...Mr. Qandil nonetheless estimated that in a free election, the Brotherhood would win about a Third of seats in parliament, support that he suggested might ebb as competing parties gain attention.
    1/3 Looms Large in a country of 10% parties.
    About twice their current 1/6. (88/512)
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Step 5: The army voided the constitution and disbanded the goverrnment.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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