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

    Looks like Egypt is heading towards anarchy.
    Now that the army and security forces are being kept busy by the riots, people are engaging in theft and robbery, breaking into apartments and robbing citizens on the streets. Meanwhile vandals are destroying everything from cars to whole stores, setting buildings on fire and destroying the entire country.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The factual innacuracies here are vast, and overwhelming.

    The biggest losers in this are Israel and the United States?

    Well Boo Hoo. I don't really give a flying ****.

    This is about the Egyptian people, if they choose that form of government (which is not likely) then that is their choice, not yours.

    A foreign people are not subject to the whims of the United States. They have a right to self determination.

    Yes an aggresive Egypt is not good news for Israel, but even if Egypt was taken over by an Islamist Regime, they lack the money, recourses and political will for a war with Israel they will certainly lose...

    Israel would smash Egypt, again, and again, and again.

    Nice to throw in your own personal hackery too with the liberal/minority thing. Doesn't have anything to do with this, but please continue...

    I wouldn't have supported the Shah, or the Islamic revolution...

    The ultimate plan is to overthrow Mubarek by islamists? Do you think all Egyptians in the streets, and on the ground are in on this plot? That's not what they're chanting, doesn't seem like that's what they want...

    Should a brutal islamist regime take over, protests would begin all over again, and I cannot see the army supporting such a regime...

    But continue, you know OH SO MUCH about this subject...
    Your jealousy of this country is quite telling. The United States isn't a threat to world peace and properity, radical Islam is and people like you who serve as a proxy. Keep that head buried in the sand then expect the U.S. to bail you out when ignorance leads to the kind of govt. that Iran got after the Shah.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Looks like Egypt is heading towards anarchy.
    Now that the army and security forces are being kept busy by the riots, people are engaging in theft and robbery, breaking into apartments and robbing citizens on the streets. Meanwhile vandals are destroying everything from cars to whole stores, setting buildings on fire and destroying the entire country.
    Here is what is coming in Egypt, IMO.

    The people of Iran wanted a duly elected, civil government, and still do. The vast majority of rioters and protestors in Iran were not Islamic radicals. All it takes are a few well placed radical leaders blending in with the populace to take control when the void occurs. They claim power in the name of the people. They swear to have immediate elections as soon as possible and things calm down. They take control of the military and the police and before the people know it, the extremists are running the country.

    That happened in Iran and will happen in Egypt as HUGE amounts of money and support from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Iran and other Arab Muslim nations will pour in.

    That money will go to the religious leaders who will prop up the econmomy and look like heroes. They will remain in power and be convert Egypt into another religious Islamic state.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Your jealousy of this country is quite telling. The United States isn't a threat to world peace and properity,
    What a twist.

    Didn't answer my earlier question by the way.

    You support an anti-democratic dictator Muberak, maybe it's people like you we should be worried about.

    I don't hate the United States, I actually quite like it, but what is happening in Egypt should be none of your concern, the people will decide. The people always decide.

    radical Islam is and people like you who serve as a proxy.
    So you can't defeat my argument, so you accuse me basically of being a terrorist sympathizer...

    And then you'll say something along the lines of...

    "Well, if that's the way you interpret it, I can't help you".

    Keep that head buried in the sand then expect the U.S. to bail you out when ignorance leads to the kind of govt. that Iran got after the Shah.
    Bail me out? Who's gonna bail me out, and why? I'm not Egyptian. This entire sentence is meaningless to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    What a twist.

    Didn't answer my earlier question by the way.

    You support an anti-democratic dictator Muberak, maybe it's people like you we should be worried about.

    I don't hate the United States, I actually quite like it, but what is happening in Egypt should be none of your concern, the people will decide. The people always decide.



    So you can't defeat my argument, so you accuse me basically of being a terrorist sympathizer...

    And then you'll say something along the lines of...

    "Well, if that's the way you interpret it, I can't help you".



    Bail me out? Who's gonna bail me out, and why? I'm not Egyptian. This entire sentence is meaningless to me.
    Here is what is going to happen in Iraq, IMO, regardless of your rants and attempts at diversion. You really do have an obsession with me.

    The people of Iran wanted a duly elected, civil government, and still do. The vast majority of rioters and protestors in Iran were not Islamic radicals. All it takes are a few well placed radical leaders blending in with the populace to take control when the void occurs. They claim power in the name of the people. They swear to have immediate elections as soon as possible and things calm down. They take control of the military and the police and before the people know it, the extremists are running the country.

    That happened in Iran and will happen in Egypt as HUGE amounts of money and support from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Iran and other Arab Muslim nations will pour in.

    That money will go to the religious leaders who will prop up the econmomy and look like heroes. They will remain in power and be convert Egypt into another religious Islamic state.

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

    Egyptians rush to save Tut's riches

    As the fire raged, would-be thieves started entering the grounds surrounding the museum, The Associated Press reported. But other young men, some armed with truncheons taken from the police, formed a protective human chain outside the museum's main gates. "I'm standing here to defend and to protect our national

    treasure," one of the men, a 40-year-old engineer named Farid Saad, told AP.
    AP quoted 26-year-old Ahmed Ibrahim as saying that it was important to guard the museum because it has "5,000 years of our history. If they steal it, we'll never find it again."
    Cosmic Log - Egyptians rush to save Tut's riches

    Egyptians form human shield to protect museum | euronews, world news

    One Cairo building that has been spared so far in the anti-government protests is the Egyptian Museum, despite a fire raging at the ruling National Democratic Party office nearby.

    Locals were determined to protect national treasures.

    “We are Egyptians and this is the Egyptian Museum,” said one man.

    “We are standing here and calling for the army to come as soon as possible and we will not leave until the army arrives.”

    The museum houses pharaonic treasures including the death mask of Tutankhamun.

    The walls of the building were daubed with grafitti reading “down with the dog Mubarak.”
    For the love of god. Do not end up like Iraq and Baghad where the national treasures were stolen - Many not even returned. They are priceless.


    Human shield formed to protect Museum


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Are you then saying that the protests in Iran had nothing to do with what happened in Iraq then, since they're not Arab? I don't think events like this are as tribalistic as you assume.

    Leading to the conclusion that you don't know what you are talking about. Very little in the Middle East goes without affecting the region somehow. Their entire history is absolutely telling. Funny how you people are so quick to point out negativity throughout the region due to local events, but so very desperate to deny all things positive and pretend that borders without windows is the Middle East experience.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Who are the leaders of this revolt and who fills the void when the govt. falls?
    It doesn't matter. These kinds of activities are exactly what this entire region has to start going through. It's this temporary "instability" or the Cold War prescription of "stability" people pretend to scoff at only when convenient to blast on America. Eventually, the same global Left who criticize our support of twisted out regimes will move to criticize the instability the EGyptian people have created. When oil gets rediculous, these same pretenders will finda reaason to bitch about America's inability to maintain the status quo.

    Let them uprise, coup, rebel, and revolt. It's their choice and as long as they seek everything that the West hypocritically has had a hand in denying them, then we should accept our post Cold War path. The Muburaks, Shahs, Husseins, House of Sauds, etc. are in the past. Even "greater" Europe began recognizing this circa 2005 (though certain individuals here will mention all things as influence -even willing to go as far back as 1979 Iran- to avoid Iraq's role, which sparked it all.)
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Looks like Egypt is heading towards anarchy.

    It would be temporary. If this were the Cold War, we would be stuck rushing towards them to beat the Soviets so that we could prop up our own "stability." But this is not the Cold War. Even the mighty French took 70 years or so to get Democracy right and they elected an rampaging Emperor along the way (coencidentally invading Egypt too).

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