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

    The Muslim Brotherhood has told Sky News it is in talks with other opposition groups and the army about the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.

    Egypt Protests: Muslim Brotherhood In Talks With The Army To Remove President Mubarak | World News | Sky News
    I see a power struggle developing out of this between the Brotherhood and the Army. It's starting to look not so democratic, anymore.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Egypt has a powerful military thanks to us. Whoever they support will rule the country as long as it remains united.

    Good thing Egypt has strict gun laws or it would be a blood bath right now.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Where do you get that from?
    It's wrong. Wiki contradicts itself on the numbers, but estimates that there are around 16,000,000 Coptic Christians in Egypt. That would be 20% of the population. Elsewhere it says that Christians make up between 5 and 10% of the population, i.e. 4 - 8,000,000.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    It's wrong. Wiki contradicts itself on the numbers, but estimates that there are around 16,000,000 Coptic Christians in Egypt. That would be 20% of the population. Elsewhere it says that Christians make up between 5 and 10% of the population, i.e. 4 - 8,000,000.
    Not half, either way.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Think we should have gotten involved with Germany in the 30's?
    I think we got involved at the proper time. Is Egypt invading other countries yet?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What you are ignoring is that the calls and protests for democracy in the region have led to Islamic radicals to take over and defy the will of the people. Then what? How far are you willing to go to assure that the will of the people for a democracy is realized? Radical islam is always a step ahead of most people, step one, remove the existing govt, step two elect a weak leader, step three remove that leader and install a well funded Islamic fundmentalist that implements a real dictatorship.
    I'm not willing to take any steps to either 1) prop up Mubarak or 2) circumvent the will of the Egyptian people.

    What is it you think we should do? Send in paratroopers?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Think we should have gotten involved with Germany in the 30's?
    Only if we had a crystal ball and could see the future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Egypt has a powerful military thanks to us. Whoever they support will rule the country as long as it remains united.

    Good thing Egypt has strict gun laws or it would be a blood bath right now.
    Looks like Egypt's gun laws aren't all that strict.

    The estimated total number of guns held by civilians in Egypt is 1.9 million

    The rate of private gun ownership in Egypt is 3.52 firearms per 100 people

    http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/egypt
    It could be argued that private gun ownership in Egypt is keeping this from becoming a blood bath.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think we got involved at the proper time. Is Egypt invading other countries yet?
    Is that the proper time? Seems like we tried that apporach once and 40 million people died.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Looks like Egypt's gun laws aren't all that strict.



    It could be argued that private gun ownership in Egypt is keeping this from becoming a blood bath.
    1.9 million total guns in a country of 80+ million seems pretty strict to me.

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