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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    The Egyptian army, no less than the USA, was caught out by Mubarak's not giving his leaving speech as expected. The Army issued "Communique No1" outlining again their support of the people and of the peoples' wishes before the speech, then afterward would not comment on it until they had "had a meeting to discuss it" Why would they need to discuss their response to a statement if they were expecting it? The Army in Egypt has supplied their leadership for sixty years or more. They are the main political actor, and always have been.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    do you think they wanna be put on trial for killing protestors when this is all over with?
    put on trial?

    LOL!

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The Egyptian army, no less than the USA, was caught out by Mubarak's not giving his leaving speech as expected. The Army issued "Communique No1" outlining again their support of the people and of the peoples' wishes before the speech, then afterward would not comment on it until they had "had a meeting to discuss it" Why would they need to discuss their response to a statement if they were expecting it? The Army in Egypt has supplied their leadership for sixty years or more. They are the main political actor, and always have been.
    Please give me a break. The U.S. says one thing to the media but does another, virtually all the time. Mubarak will say anything to try and keep himself in power, even claiming that his power will be temporary until September. He will say anything to get the crowd to disperse, and once it does the whole country will be locked down.

    Obama absolutely must publicly state that it supports the Egyptian people because it is they who will determine the next leadership and whether or not the U.S. gets any remote level of support from it. The whole spiel about the Muslim Brotherhood is just a distraction from the real issue, which is whether or not the new leadership will make changes to the Suez Canal to spite the U.S. That's what this is about, and nothing else. So while Obama is busy promoting democracy and all that good stuff, you know that the CIA will be trying to work its magic to keep Mubarak in power for as long as possible.

    The whole cabinet has already resigned, so what is being promised to Mubarak that he is holding onto so dearly right now? Ask yourselves this.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    According to the BBC, there is a small crowd gathering outside the Presidential Palace (10:40 AM in Cairo ATM) and the army is not doing anything to remove them. Lots of rumors that the military council will make a statement and oust Mubarak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Obama absolutely must publicly state that it supports the Egyptian people
    he can't, king abdullah ordered him not to

    The whole spiel about the Muslim Brotherhood is just a distraction from the real issue, which is whether or not the new leadership will make changes to the Suez Canal to spite the U.S. That's what this is about, and nothing else.
    tell it to bibi

    and anthony weiner and chuckie schumer

    and aipac

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    There wasn't any noticeable "Death to the USA" type chanting before the US seemed briefly to support Mubarak's plan to stay on. Once they firmed up the line that he needed to bow to the democratic will of his people, not so much. The new government may not be so compliant as Mubarak, but they might be better for the Egyptians.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    ...The new government may not be so compliant as Mubarak, but they might be better for the Egyptians.
    Virtually all revolutions go through several stages. And what is good for the Egyptian people is not necessarily in the interests of the American people.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Virtually all revolutions go through several stages. And what is good for the Egyptian people is not necessarily in the interests of the American people.
    boo-hoo for us.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    boo-hoo for us.
    Indeed! Boo Hoo is coming like a Choo Choo.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

    Take a good look people at what "DEMOCRACY" in action really looks like, take for instance the "MOB" mentality in EGYPT....can anyone demonstrate how this out of control lunacy is any different than the ideology rejected by our founders, who instead chose to establish a Republican format of representative government? Shall we see how many "evil" entities around the globe attempt to take advantage of the out of control chaos these LEFT WING protesters have wrought? First and foremost will be the center of power in that nation.....THE MILITARY.

    Regardless of what opinion people may or may not hold....as of right now, the people of Egypt are under the thumb nail of that power....here's to hoping the leadership thereof has a soft spot in their heart for WESTERN CULTURE. If not....Welcome to World War III, as the Military attempts to reign in the protesters with force and the Chaos spreads across the Middle East, as we hear the Battle Cry from the Pretentious Left..."they can't do that to innocent people", and from the hard line ISLAMO FASCIST THEOLOGIANS, "...its time, Down with Israel, the KHILAFAT (common ISLAMIC community, a gathering)is upon us, Jihad...our people, Jihad (struggle), and of course when the price of middle eastern energy sky rockets and the supplies dwindle down to a trickle....here comes Europe, the ChiComs, and Russia, leaving the US to stand behind a tiny democratic nation surrounded by a sea of theological despots and world thugs (Israel)....and the Great Satan will be the primary target and central aiming point of the anger and hate generated by this apparent display of DEMOCRACY in action. Careful what you wish for.....LEFT WING NUT JOBS, Spain or France could be next......

    "Democracies have have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." -- {Quote, James Madison, Federalist no. 10}
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