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

    I have many close Egyptian friends and I pray they're all safe. From what I understand, Israelis are leaving the Taba sector as a precaution.

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

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    Ha. I love it. By all means, lets pretend that an Iraqi population voting on their laws and governance in the central of Arab HQ has nothing to do with populations elsewhere in the region finding their unified voice for something better than oppression.
    So you're saying that Tunisians, located 2000 miles away from Baghdad, looked at Iraq and decided that THAT was what they wanted to emulate?
    Maybe they got tired of oppression all on their own. Believe it or not, the whole world does not revolve around the United States.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    I know. Unless they can point out something negative then they deny Iraq's regional role.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So you're saying that Tunisians, located 2000 miles away from Baghdad, looked at Iraq and decided that THAT was what they wanted to emulate?
    Maybe they got tired of oppression all on their own. Believe it or not, the whole world does not revolve around the United States.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    you fund terrorism. are you an evil islamist?
    Where and when did we fund terrorism?

    I agree MSgt, that Iraq must be influencing some of this. We know that it will take a long time to get it right in Iraq but Egypt may be able to do it quicker, once they get rid of the current government.

    In any case Saudi is in danger and with it our way of life. Even a rational democratic style government wouldn’t send us the last of their oil at current prices.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Ha. I love it. By all means, lets pretend that an Iraqi population voting on their laws and governance in the central of Arab HQ has nothing to do with populations elsewhere in the region finding their unified voice for something better than oppression. Maybe along the way a religioius region that has the opportunity to express its grievances healthily will be slower to turn towards extremism and blame. Throw in the exponential rumblings in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan and it's always been about our long term security dip****s.
    Stop trying to justify the illegality of Iraq by using other countries rising up as a shield.

    Tunisia was more of a spark than Iraq. Contrary to many Americans belief, not everything revolves around the US

    OT: I hope the Egyptian people continue and I hope my friends are safe. Lynch your President!


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

    FLASH: CNN: Obama to speak in Next 5 Minutes on Egypt.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So you're saying that Tunisians, located 2000 miles away from Baghdad, looked at Iraq and decided that THAT was what they wanted to emulate?

    Um...yes western thinker. And before you shut down and behave simply, pay attention.

    You are welcome to read a book or two on the subject. They have all been unified under a religion for over a thousand years and all have surrendered to a certain Arab theme of governance and prescription. Of course, we could all pretend that history is absolutely wrong and that these unnatural borders actually mean something to the local people. Or we could choose to open our eyes and witness the region's behaviors since the most significant event in their recent history occurred. For you, Iraq was just a local war. For them, it was a civilizational awakening. But maybe all these social stresses and pressures under these oppressive governments throughout the region since 2003 have been about nothing at all.

    Iraq is not exactly what they are showing to want to emulate. Speaking out and demanding something better is. The better Iraq gets the more the regions populations want for themselves. "If they can do it, then we can do it." And this is why Arab governments were and are so quick to want to see Iraq fail. Iraq's success is a threat to every single oppressive Arab (and Muslim) government throughout the region. All dictators, pharaohs, and religious regimes were put on notice in 2003. It was up to Iraqis to lead the region and the region has been responding.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Stop trying to justify the illegality of Iraq by using other countries rising up as a shield.

    Sure....the entire Middle East is screaming out not because of the most significant change in their history, but because they coincidentally all decided at once to have had enough. You people are so lost in your denials and protests. This region will swing towards the favorable despite your denials. And the more this region moves, the more venomous people like you will get towards the "illegality" of the Iraq War because it means that you were wrong in your near sightedness the whole time. Move on. The bumper sticker protests doesn't work anymore.

    It's always been tragically fascinating how people like you could easily point out every negative aspect of this effort and deny all positive intended and unintended consequences of it. It's not me that's desperately clinging to 2003 rhetoric.
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