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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son, who has been widely seen as his successor, has fled the country, according to US-based Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab.
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    I was of the opinion that there was no way the Tunisian unrest had the ability to spread to the rest of the Arab world. It now appears I was wrong. But an Egyptian revolution is far less likely to turn into a heartening success story than Tunisia, and far more likely to mirror what happened in Iran in 1979.
    Your story appears wrong.

    Source: Mubarak Family Hasn't Fled Egypt - World Watch - CBS News
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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Wild rumours fly at times like these.

    Egypt is a stronger state compared to Tunisia.

    While it may be difficult, the regime shall whether this storm, for how long is anyone guess, but they're not going down any time soon.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Wild rumours fly at times like these.

    Egypt is a stronger state compared to Tunisia.

    While it may be difficult, the regime shall whether this storm, for how long is anyone guess, but they're not going down any time soon.
    I agree.
    Although I support the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people, I don't think these demos will succeed in toppling Mubarak.
    Another few days/week will tell. Altho even if they fail it could come back at any time/the result of any catalyst.
    This has been brewing for a LONG time.

    If they do succeed this could be a dangerous change for the USA and it's allies- with Islamists/The 'hood', getting at Least a bigger say- if not control of the govt.
    Right now Mubarak is all over them, Like-white-on-Rice.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Good for them
    I hope Mubarak is overthrown and they get the Government they choose and one which is not chosen for them --- Islamic or not.

    Thoughts and solidarity are with the Egyptians

    They say facebook has been blocked in its entirety and the police are now appearing to use metal pellets and live ammunition on the protesters. Smfh
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Good for them
    I hope Mubarak is overthrown and they get the Government they choose and one which is not chosen for them --- Islamic or not.

    Thoughts and solidarity are with the Egyptians

    They say facebook has been blocked in its entirety and the police are now appearing to use metal pellets and live ammunition on the protesters. Smfh
    I agree.
    I posted earlier facebook was blocked..
    and yesterday even cell phone communication was near impossible according to a few reports.

    If they succeed this a HUGE story.
    Most don't seem that interested -yet- but this could be 'earth-shattering' for the Arab Middle East and elsewhere.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I agree.
    I posted earlier facebook was blocked..
    and yesterday even cell phone communication was near impossible according to a few reports.

    If they succeed this a HUGE story.
    Most don't seem that interested -yet- but this could be 'earth-shattering' for the Arab Middle East and elsewhere.
    Most will not want to make it seem like a big deal -- add fuel. Especially Western media, as it would mean a fall of a second ally of the West.

    Lebanon is also having protests and Tunisia is still at it


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Most will not want to make it seem like a big deal -- add fuel. Especially Western media, as it would mean a fall of a second ally of the West.

    Lebanon is also having protests and Tunisia is still at it
    I've been on al-jazeera English (AJE) http://english.aljazeera.net/ and the Egypt protests seem Over.
    At least for now.
    Video reports show Traffic etc, Normal in Cairo, as opposed to complete standstill Tuesday.

    So it doesn't look like it has enough staying power to topple Mubarak in the short term.
    But I don't think he has any illusions any more about installing his son as successor.

    Let's see what the next few days/weeks/months bring.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    It's happening again tomorrow (with even more expected to turn up) but I agree, no chance of the Son being the next leader.



    From the protest.


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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Wild rumours fly at times like these.

    Egypt is a stronger state compared to Tunisia.

    While it may be difficult, the regime shall whether this storm, for how long is anyone guess, but they're not going down any time soon.
    That's what people were saying about Iran in 1979.
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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I agree.
    Although I support the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people, I don't think these demos will succeed in toppling Mubarak.
    Another few days/week will tell. Altho even if they fail it could come back at any time/the result of any catalyst.
    This has been brewing for a LONG time.
    I wonder. Where is the evidence that the unrest has anything to do with the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people? The basis of the appeal of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organisations has nothing to do with democratic aspitrations. I suspect that economic factors are playing a far, far greater part in the unrest and that the demands of the leaders and the majority of the protesters will fall very far from demands for greater western-style democratic reforms. It's very worrying indeed.

    The West's reaction could be quite significant. Seeing the increasing weakness of the Mubarak regime they can either pressure that regime to improve the social environment of Egypt and encourage reforms that will attack the endemic corruption and iniquities of his regime, or they can sit back, sell him more arms and tools of repression and reap the whirlwind if and when the regime goes the route of Tunisia. In such circumstances they'll only have themselves (and Mubarak's oligarchy) to blame.
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