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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You can't place every culture on earth into generalized catagories. In this case, I think your mistaken.
    They are all mammals and they will always have the same instinctual reactions that mammals have.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The US has not "kept the hell out of it" for the past 30 years. Anything other than full-throated support for the protesters will and should be interpreted as American support for the tyrant.
    The can of tear gas with "Made in USA" clearly displayed on it on TV, erased all doubts, especially since our obliging reporter showed it twice during one interview.

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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
    For one thing, we have an iranian who posts on this board who's still involved. It's underground, not in the streets, but the desire of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy continues to exist.
    If you can't identify him or her, he or she doesn't exist.

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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
    Actually, no. I supported it initially. I'm not anti-war and I felt there were legitimate reasons to remove Hussein from power. However, i feel that the aftermath was poorly executed and planned, and I'm not a fan of Bush's position on torture.
    Are you a fan of Obama's policy of indirect torture through extraordinary rendition? What is the difference between torture performed by Americans and torture performed at the request of Americans?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    If you can't identify him or her, he or she doesn't exist.
    That's just silly. Why don't you do some research and see if you can figure it out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    The can of tear gas with "Made in USA" clearly displayed on it on TV, erased all doubts, especially since our obliging reporter showed it twice during one interview.

    ricksfolly
    Those M1A1 Abrams Tanks in the streets and F-16s buzzing the crowds are kind of a giveaway too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Are you a fan of Obama's policy of indirect torture through extraordinary rendition? What is the difference between torture performed by Americans and torture performed at the request of Americans?
    I am not a fan of torture under any circumstances.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    In a straight up/one-on-one battle with Egypt's current military, I agree.

    But the longer term and larger term, wider, geo=strategic situation for Israel is not good, abd defsnsibel only in a retalaitory/MAD sense.

    While Egypt won't become part of the 'Shia crescent', this could 'close the circle'on Israel. With Iran to the West, Syria and Iran-backed Hezbollah to the North, and now a possibly Egypt and Egypt-supported Hamas to the West.

    Even without Egypt Israel was/is vulnerble to a large and sumultaneous [even] non-nuclear missile attack. Raining thousand of high-explosive or other damaging payloads on it with Minutes. Staring with only a few minutes warning in the case of Syria, and over with 20-30 with missles from Iran. Add in a motivated Egypt and Arabs could destroy most of tiny Israel that counts quickly.
    Coventional warafre you speak of would only be a remnant in this case.

    I see the above scenario possible and within 2-3 years. There really is no defense except 'MAD'.

    More later -posting with with weal travelling mobile onnection.
    Israel faced the same situation in 1967. It struck first by surprise.

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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
    That's just silly. Why don't you do some research and see if you can figure it out.
    That's not an answer and you know it. I know that many Iranians would like to change their regime. So what? They don't have the power. Their hopes and dreams are inchoate. Many American Indians would like to return to an earlier era. That won't happen because the correlation of forces in the world will not permit it. Reality is a hard edged thing.

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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 am not a fan of torture under any circumstances.
    Well, indirect torture is the Obama method. No one on the right complains because they don't have a problem with torture. No one on the left complains because they are hypocrites only interested in supporting Obama over principle.

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