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

    Police driven out.
    The military has been called in







    Now it is a question of whether the military sympathise with the protesters. Al Jazeera reports that the military are not fighting against the protesters and were infact greeted with cheers


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Well, Saudis protesting for more social and political rights off and on also don't mention Iraq. Neither do Syrian political parties who speak on more social and political rights for their people. It's just a big coincidence that all of this has been ramped up across the region since the "purple finger." They will all focus on local grievances, but they all have televisions. Of course, before when Saddam Hussein's government was firmly in place and "contained" by the democratically free loving Western world, none of this was going on to this degree. You protestors have been losing your steam for years. Give it up. None of you had the vision or knowledge necessary to appreciate the bigger picture as you blasted away via sensational temporary headlines.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    I suppose it must feel good to be in your deluded bubble where US gets no responsibility or blame for propping up dictators
    You are right, History and reality must be wrong. US hasn't had a hand in the Middle East for decades


    So...we are back to blaming America for the tyrants that were facilitated by Europeans and were there before we emerged from the worrld to do business with them? .....but denying America's role in removing one and trying to fix what your people screwed up decades and centures ago? You protestors/pundits can't figure out your own grievances. Centuries of European meddling and destruction doesn't go away because you can place an American boot after the fact in the last few decades. We dealt with what you all provided. In the end, we are the one's facing the problem and dragging you all along in your age old obligations.

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

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    There are buncha anti-war heads that are fixing to explode...
    Yeah. I like to encourage the frustrated into confusion.

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

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    So...we are back to blaming America for the tyrants that were facilitated by Europeans and were there before we emerged from the worrld to do business with them? .....but denying America's role in removing one and trying to fix what your people screwed up decades and centures ago? You protestors/pundits can't figure out your own grievances. Centuries of European meddling and destruction doesn't go away because you can place an American boot after the fact in the last few decades. We dealt with what you all provided. In the end, we are the one's facing the problem and dragging you all along in your age old obligations.
    I don't blame US in its entirety. Europe had a big role as well.

    But it's not Europe with the hand of power now in many of those countries. But it's not for me anyway. The Egyptians will be the judge and jury for how they view the United States and the West.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    If they provide aid, comfort and sactuary to AQ, then they are the enemy, as well.
    so the money, and training that the US government has given them makes us an enemy too?
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    Now it is a question of whether the military sympathise with the protesters. Al Jazeera reports that the military are not fighting against the protesters and were infact greeted with cheers
    It hinges on the military. Are they better than a third world military and loyal to their civilian leaders or are they just a second rate military that will coup at the drop of a dime? Of course, the last time the Egyptian military removed the power they merely "elected" Nasr, which started the current "pharaoh" monarchy. My guess is that the protestors will lose steam for one reason or another eventually. But this will facilitate political power towards the people and against the current authority.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I don't blame US in its entirety. Europe had a big role as well.

    But it's not Europe with the hand of power now in many of those countries. But it's not for me anyway. The Egyptians will be the judge and jury for how they view the United States and the West.
    Yet, all we've heard from you is how the United States is at fault.

    You gotta source proving all thos tear gas canisters are American made, or are you speaking from an orafice not to be named? Prolly not. Yes?

    No, I think instead, all we're seeing is anti-American bigotry, rather an honest and objective point of view on the current events.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    It hinges on the military. Of course, the last time the Egyptian military removed the power they merely "elected" Nasr, which started the current "pharaoh" monarchy. My guess is that the protestors will lose steam for one reason or another eventually. But this will facilitate political power towards the people and against the current authority.
    I don't believe the Military will stand against the people. They aren't doing anything from what we can see on Al Jazeera to disperse the crowd.

    That is one guess.
    The other is that it picks up steam, like it did in Tunisia. The second the President of Tunisia started discussing reform, the people pushed for more because they sensed weakness.

    And even more crucially, the Army has not come out in support of Mubarak or the Generals


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    It hinges on the military. Of course, the last time the Egyptian military removed the power they merely "elected" Nasr, which started the current "pharaoh" monarchy. My guess is that the protestors will lose steam for one reason or another eventually. But this will facilitate political power towards the people and against the current authority.
    Actually, the last time the military removed the power, Mubarack became prez.
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    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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