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#336814 - 02/02/11 10:18 PM Egypt, not looking good.
fredk Offline
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I've been watching the Al Jazeera live blog on Tahrir Square.

Tanks have pulled back and there is gunfire into the square. It looks like Mubarak's goon squads may be moving in.
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#336834 - 02/03/11 12:44 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: fredk]
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Hrrmpf. Not much interest here?

Posts are sporadic, so its very hard to tell what is happening. 5 killed over night, at least two shot, reportedly by the pro-Mubarak side, not the army. The army has detained a few protesters, but their allegiance is unknown.
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#336836 - 02/03/11 01:35 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: fredk]
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Plenty of interest, I just don't have anything relevant to say that hasn't been said.

Except I hope that Zahi Hawass loses his position. Maybe. He is probably the best protector the artifacts have at this point.
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#336841 - 02/03/11 01:58 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: Ken.C]
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5 killed 800 wounded over night. Protesters are coming back to the square in the morning. Looks like the army is staying neutral and the Mubarak supporters at least some of whom must be security/police are being held in check.
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#336847 - 02/03/11 07:17 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: fredk]
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It does look like things are deteriorating rapidly over there. I pray that God will bring peace to the region, relief for the people of Queensland, and help for Midwesterners affected by the blizzard.

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#336848 - 02/03/11 07:29 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: davidsch]
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This all began as a protest over the lack of food...right?
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#336853 - 02/03/11 07:52 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: davidsch]
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I was watching BBC streaming live yesterday, and yes, it was very contentious when Mubarak's "supporters" arrived.

I hope that his son doesn't end up in power, and I also hope the U.S keeps out of it and doesn't prop up another dictator. The Egyptian government is second to Israel in military and economic aid.

The news clip used on The Daily Show that showed a teargas canister with a "Made in the U.S" sticker, was quite revealing smile . John Stewart's reaction was pretty funny.

In the words of Noam Chomsky yesterday - “This is the Most Remarkable Regional Uprising that I Can Remember”

Power to the people!
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#336856 - 02/03/11 07:56 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: Argon]
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Originally Posted By: Argon
This all began as a protest over the lack of food...right?


Here ya go Dave.
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#336867 - 02/03/11 09:41 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: Ya_basta]
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Doesn't matter either way, as far as the US is concerned....if they get involved they'll be accused of meddling, if they don't get involved they'll get blamed for not doing anything.
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#336868 - 02/03/11 09:57 AM Re: Egypt, not looking good. [Re: Adrian]
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The US only gets involved if it suits their interests.
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