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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The Egyptian military deposed a dictator.
    Erm, no. The military has taken control of the government at the behest of the anti-Mubarak population, pressure from the protests and global support forced Mubarak to quit.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, but this hasn't played out yet. There were people that said the Iranian revoltion of 79 was awesome, too. Khomeni was hailed as the savior of Iran. What about the Bolshevic revolution? That was a popular uprising. The Egyptian revolution in 1952 was a popular uprising. That's what got us to where we are.

    There's more evidence to suggest that this won't have a happy ending than there is that it will, so I'll wait until this all comes out in the wash, before I get excited.

    I trully apologize for having an opinion based on reality, rather than fantascy, but there it is. It in no way excuses the insults.

    Question: if this goes to hell in a handbag, are you going to blame the Egyptian people?
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    When asked what kind of government Egypt will have, perhaps a wise leader there will reply, as Benjamin Franklin once did, "A Republic, if we can keep it". In the end, it is ultimately up to the people of Egypt to decide.
    There is no such thing as the "people of egypt" as a political force.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    There is no such thing as the "people of egypt" as a political force.
    You're right. Mubarak is still in office.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    You're right. Mubarak is still in office.
    If you think that this was an action taken by the entire "people of Egypt" then you are sorely mistaken. If that were the case then it would not have dragged out for so long. It is even more absurd to think that the "people of Egypt" as a whole are going to come together to discuss and collectively decide the formation of their new government. That is not how politics works, especially revolutions, even democratic ones.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    There is no such thing as the "people of egypt" as a political force.
    There has been for the last 3 weeks.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Erm, no. The military has taken control of the government at the behest of the anti-Mubarak population, pressure from the protests and global support forced Mubarak to quit.
    One of us is a sophist.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    When asked what kind of government Egypt will have, perhaps a wise leader there will reply, as Benjamin Franklin once did, "A Republic, if we can keep it". In the end, it is ultimately up to the people of Egypt to decide.
    We'll see if the people get to actually decide.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    There has been for the last 3 weeks.
    The "people of Egypt" would include Mubarak's supporters.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

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