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

    Opposition Planning
    Opposition Planning ‘Something Big’ for Friday, Says Egyptian Journalist
    Cecily Hilleary January 26, 2011

    Sourced above is Wael Abbas. Google him for his Blog, Twitter, etc.
    Many recent videos as well.


    Meeting where they can
    Egypt has the largest and most active blogosphere in the Arab world, and their work is done at great personal risk, facing arrest, prison, torture -- and even death, in some cases, says British photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind, who is based in the Middle East. In this photo, the 'godfather' of Egyptian bloggers Wael Abbas, right, with fellow activists Kareem El Behiry, center, and Ahmed El Sayad, left, at Al Borsah Cafe in downtown Cairo, Egypt in 2010. Many bloggers are the children of Cairo’s intellectuals, radicals and activists and they gather late into the night in the shabby downtown street cafes their parents inhabited in the 1960s and 70s. (Anastasia Taylor-Lind / VII Mentor
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41285248...h_and_gadgets/

    Also looks like my previous posts pointing to ElBaradei - are getting more likely.
    He has offered himself as interim leader.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Tomorrow could be make or break for the movement.

    ElBaradei back home as Egyptians brace for Friday protests - CNN.com
    1/27/11
    Cairo, Egypt -- On the eve of massive displays of anti-government ferment across the world's most populous Arab nation, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei arrived in Cairo and said "there is no going back" on change.

    ElBaradei, the Egyptian Nobel laureate, said people have taken to the streets because they "realize the regime is not listening, not acting."

    "The barrier of fear is broken," ElBaradei said after he arrived in Egypt from Europe on Thursday. "And it will not come back."

    The county has been bracing for a huge outpouring of protests after Friday prayers.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has called for its followers to demonstrate after the weekly Muslim prayers, the first time in the current round of unrest that the largest opposition bloc has told supporters to take to the streets.

    Now ElBaradei has said he will take part in the protests and passed along "advice to the regime: It's now the time to listen to the people. Make an innocent collective change."

    He called for demonstrations to be peaceful...
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    WHERE IS MUBARRAK?
    No TV speeches, nada.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Egypt's ElBaradei ready for interim power



    ElBaradei ready to 'lead the transition' in Egypt if asked

    Not quite the Islamist people feared but there is still time.
    This is a positive development should it come to pass. If anyone can steer Egypt to having legitimate elections, it is he...
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Yemen is also having problems with more people in the streets daily

    Egyptians brace for Friday protests as internet, messaging disrupted - CNN.com

    Cairo, Egypt -- Hours ahead of what are expected to be Massive displays of anti-government ferment across the world's most populous Arab nation, the internet went dark in parts of Egypt early Friday, and text messaging appeared to be blocked.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has called for its followers to demonstrate after weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, the first time in the current round of unrest that the largest opposition bloc has told supporters to take to the streets.

    Egyptian authorities arrested a prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader in Friday pre-dawn hours, detaining the party's main speaker, Issam al-Aryan, according to his son-in-law....
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    This is not gonna end in the way we want it.. The Muslim Brotherhood have seen their chance and are going to seize if they can and that will be very very bad for everyone.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Egypt has shut off all internet and phone to the country
    Even Al Jazeera's feed has been cut off by the regime.

    The Police are beating up/attacking the protesters

    Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters clashed Friday with police in Cairo, who fired rubber bullets into the crowds and used tear gas and water cannons to disperse them. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

    Police also used water cannons against Egypt's pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei and his supporters as they joined the latest wave of protests after noon prayers. Police also used batons to beat some of ElBaradei's supporters, who surrounded him to protect him.
    Egypt protesters clash with police after prayers - Yahoo! News


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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    This is not gonna end in the way we want it.. The Muslim Brotherhood have seen their chance and are going to seize if they can and that will be very very bad for everyone.
    No.
    It is bad for US and Western Interests.

    If Egypt wants a Muslim brotherhood led Government. They damn well should have that right and it is not for us to intrude on that right. If the Islamists were brought to the table years ago, I doubt it would have been half as bad. This is the result of oppression.
    I have no idea what it is about democracy the West hates so much, it seems to oppose it when it doesn't have the results they like. Almost as if saying democracy is good for us but bad for you. So you can have a dictatorship.


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

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) fears that Egypt's police may use live ammunition on protesters during demonstrations planned for Friday, the head of the New-York based group said on Thursday.

    Police in Cairo have already fought thousands of Egyptians who defied a government ban on Wednesday to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowds and dragging away demonstrators.
    Human Rights Watch fears Egypt police may open fire | News by Country | Reuters


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    No.
    It is bad for US and Western Interests.

    If Egypt wants a Muslim brotherhood led Government. They damn well should have that right and it is not for us to intrude on that right. If the Islamists were brought to the table years ago, I doubt it would have been half as bad. This is the result of oppression.
    I have no idea what it is about democracy the West hates so much, it seems to oppose it when it doesn't have the results they like. Almost as if saying democracy is good for us but bad for you. So you can have a dictatorship.
    Until they do something stupid--which is inevitable--and then when going to intrude like a big dog, which is our right as well.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    No.
    It is bad for US and Western Interests.

    If Egypt wants a Muslim brotherhood led Government. They damn well should have that right and it is not for us to intrude on that right. If the Islamists were brought to the table years ago, I doubt it would have been half as bad. This is the result of oppression.
    I have no idea what it is about democracy the West hates so much, it seems to oppose it when it doesn't have the results they like. Almost as if saying democracy is good for us but bad for you. So you can have a dictatorship.
    Well, I normally think that human rights are more important than democracy. Usually the two align, but not always. In this case, Mubarak has given up any claim to being less brutal than the Muslim Brotherhood so it is difficult for him to wrap himself in the human rights mantle. But I am skeptical if the Muslim Brotherhood will be any better for human rights in Egypt, whether they're democratically chosen or not. I also fear that this might be a classic example of "one man, one vote, one time." The Muslim Brotherhood might hold an election to gain power, then refuse to hold elections (or hold rigged elections) in the future.

    There really isn't anything else we can do, besides hope for the best though.
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