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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So what is Obama saying about that Islamic Brotherhood?
    He ain't saying nothing.

    His people met with them. He doesn't want the Brothas to become a topic of conversation.

    U.S. 'held secret meeting with Muslim Brotherhood'
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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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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Elections take longer than a week to organise, no?
    How do you propose a shadow Parliament is elected?

    And yes, the food situation is worrying. It needs to be sorted out
    I would say that i-net elections could elect a parliament for the protesters, who could then vote on resolutions and provide spontaneous leadership, not necessarily tied to pre-existing organizations, who seem to be untrusted by a wide swath of the protesters. Not a parliament for all of Egypt, but a negotiating body for the protesters. Use of drivers license numbers could be used to eliminate duplicate voting. Pro-Mubarak forces could skew the results, though.

    It is. Food and fuel and money. They need to organize for long term protesting. Food, water, medical, transportation, fuel, communications, .... It would be really nice to see cooperation between urban protesters and rural communities in a ad-hoc barter-based economy to sustain the effort.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    LOL
    I'm impressed and highly flattered Somalia is being used a litmus tool to judge what countries are great.
    Every country is great then using that logic. So then US is not special or unique. Just one out of many

    You so fail at trying to insult. You've given me an ego boost.
    You mad Pirates are running rings around the world's navies to steal more? heh
    Somalia isn't being used as a litmus tool of greatness. It's a barometer of suck. Somalia is a ****hole. It's been 20 years since the US left and it's still a ****hole and always will be, a ****hole.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

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    Somalia isn't being used as a litmus tool of greatness. It's a barometer of suck. Somalia is a ****hole. It's been 20 years since the US left and it's still a ****hole and always will be, a ****hole.
    Still not working.

    You said compared to Somalia. Yes, it was being used as a litmus tool and I'm flattered US is being compared to Somalia to then justify why it is so great.

    Haiti is also great I have heard next to Somalia and thus equal to US. Flattering Apdst. You shouldn't have given me such an ego boost


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Still not working.

    You said compared to Somalia. Yes, it was being used as a litmus tool and I'm flattered US is being compared to Somalia to then justify why it is so great.

    Haiti is also great I have heard next to Somalia and thus equal to US. Flattering Apdst. You shouldn't have given me such an ego boost
    I'm not trying to insult you, hun. Just stating a fact, Somalia is a ****hole. The United States is great. I ate more for supper tonight than most Somalians eat in a week.
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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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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm not trying to insult you, hun. Just stating a fact, Somalia is a ****hole. The United States is great. I ate more for supper tonight than most Somalians eat in a week.
    US is not Great. That is your opinion and not surprising coming from an American either.
    Tendency to be a biased and overly patriotic

    You still can't take it back. US is great compared to Somalia but then so is every country in the world. What an achievement. Great next to a country that has been in a civil war for 20 years. Brilliant
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Allowing the army, the MB and the Mubarackbots monitor elections would have been like allowing the Wermacht, the National Socialists the German Communist Party and Karl Doenitz moniter elections in post-WW2 germany. It would have been a goat ****.
    You failed to recognize that I mentioned secular organizations. That would be the balance needed to keep it honest. Also, I am not convinced that the army, the MB and the Mubarackbots would collaborate. Nor would the Wermacht, the National Socialists, the German Communist Party and Karl Doenitz, depending on what year they held the election. Early on, the Wehrmacht was not necessarily indoctrinated by the National Socialists, a political party. In addition, the National Socialists had eradicated the Communists by 1940.


    Saying that a majority of Egyptians are in favor of Mubarack's ousting, is equally groundless.
    Agreed. Need a real election to find out.


    Whose been organizing them? Whose been inciting them? I believe that to say this is a 100% grassroots uprising is groundless.
    The protest organizers

    2. Internet-savvy 20-somethings
    The April 6 Youth Movement, made up of Internet-fluent Egyptians under 30, organized the first mass protest on Jan. 25 via social media sites. "The public here mocked those young people who had taken to Twitter and Facebook to post calls for protest," says Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin in The New York Times. But the "cynics — myself included" — aren't laughing anymore. Even after ElBaradei's group and other established opposition leaders joined in the protests, "the same handful of young online organizers were still calling the shots," say David D. Kirkpatrick and Mona El-Naggar in The Times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    US is not Great. That is your opinion and not surprising coming from an American either.
    Tendency to be a biased and overly patriotic
    You're not offending me, because I know better.

    You still can't take it back. US is great compared to Somalia but then so is every country in the world. What an achievement. Great next to a country that has been in a civil war for 20 years. Brilliant
    Did you even notice that I said, "compared what? Somalia???"? Do you understand what I wrote? No, really, do you? Do you know what, "?", means?

    You the one that started this, sweetheart.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So what is Obama saying about that Islamic Brotherhood?
    I don't know, but they did have 20% representation in the Egyptian parliament until the last rigged election. Similar to Iraq's Shiite coalition, presumably the MB will have to share power with other conservatives to form a coalition themselves. That's democracy....

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

    The 11 Countries At Risk of Becoming The Next Egypt

    Egypt has been embroiled in political turmoil since protests, inspired by those that overthrew the regime in Tunisia, started last week.
    While Egypt, and its Suez Canal, have been worry one for investors world wide since last week, the next big question is whether this dissent could spread to other countries around the region, and world.
    Morroco
    Jordan
    Syria
    Saudi Arabia
    Iran
    Libya
    Yemen
    Pakistan
    Vietnam
    Venezuela
    China (?)
    The 11 Countries At Risk of Becoming The Next Egypt

    Saudi Arabia and China. Never
    Pakistan maybe. Yemen maybe


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