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Debussey Clidela
07:46 PM on 01/27/2011
Islam fills all power vacuums. Adios Egypt. End all US aid to Egypt by Saturday. Friday prayers will seal the deal.
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08:24 PM on 01/27/2011
Are you a raving Islmaphobe?
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ClassicalGas
Find me at Jackhole's Realm
08:27 PM on 01/27/2011
Apparently.
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DAE
12:49 PM on 01/28/2011
I think he is being a sober realist.
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07:45 PM on 01/27/2011
Israel loving news orgs (NY Times and Fox News) are reporting "Provider: Egypt's Internet suffers severe outages"

Nice outages - more like shut off by the govt with the US blessing of course.

And we all know that our government would never do such things. Ops, I forgot about faveb00k and tuitter cutting off the account of Wi__keleeaks...
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06:49 PM on 01/27/2011
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon
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07:14 PM on 01/27/2011
:-)

Just reading all the comments here and on the Yemen board just made me think of that song for some reason so went ahead and posted the lyrics.

Love that particular video by him--its visual simplicity just adds to the song itself
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07:47 PM on 01/27/2011
Thanks you - very fitting F&F.
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06:29 PM on 01/27/2011
Now that the Suez is in jeopardy the protesters will soon come to be known as insurgents.
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msbeal
Let no neo-con lie go unchallenged
06:21 PM on 01/27/2011
I am so sick of reading about America meddling in the affairs of other countries.

And, this claim we only want to help their people is so patently unbelievable.
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Enimal57
06:19 PM on 01/27/2011
The USA position is laughable: by not taking sides WE are taking side with Mubarak the dictator.
We are telling him to keep doing what he has done for 3 decades. What a shameful position.
Israel better stay clear of this conflict. Any interference in Egypt or anywhere else in the Arab world will enflame the masses and heighten the Muslim Brotherhood to come closer to Israel border and bring Iran along. The dictators are out and no l longer useful to us. The people are awakening.
Power to the people.
06:54 PM on 01/27/2011
Obama has spoken out on behalf of the demonstrations for democracy in Egypt.
07:00 PM on 01/27/2011
Thank you! I'm glad he did. I wish some posters would give President Obama some credit. The Egyptian people are fighting for their rights! What else is President Obama suppose to do.
07:04 PM on 01/27/2011
What else is President Obama suppose to do? This is the "bottom-up change" happening in real time in Egypt and elsewhere!
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tallen
panem et circenses
06:11 PM on 01/27/2011
"Muslim Brotherhood gears up for planned Friday protests "
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/muslim-brotherhood-gears-planned-friday-protests

That's who would most likely fill any power vacuum.
It would mean a change of power similar to the Iranian coup of 79...and that has not been good for Iranians or the rest of the world.
06:34 PM on 01/27/2011
Do you think with Iran, Turkey and Egypt, there will be a triangulation?
06:47 PM on 01/27/2011
"That's who would most likely fill any power vacuum."

According to who? You?

Common sense says that the Muslims Brotherhood leadership on first, second, third even fourth level not to mention others are very well known to Egyptian authority and if they were behind the protests or ever try to take over they will all be immediately arrested and disappearing from the whole scene..
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Enimal57
06:04 PM on 01/27/2011
"Egypt is an anchor of stability"? maybe at the expense of its citizens.
More power to the people. I just hope they were armed against this brutal dictator.
06:03 PM on 01/27/2011
US is trying to pre-empt the complete collapse of the Egyptian system or a military coup by promoting Mohamed ElBaradei to Egyptian military very fast. He will be involved in the demonstration tomorrow. He gave an interview in the airport complaining about the government. He may get arrested tomorrow to prove his anti-regime gravitaz. Mubarak as soon as the weekend could announce his resignation, depending on the events tomorrow. An all party with the military in the background will select ElBaradei as interim president keeping the current government in place with a schedule of new election later this year. This is what the plan seems to be. ElBaradei has made a number of contact with foreign governments before he left for Cairo from Austria.
Peabodies
We are the Many. They are the Few.
06:50 PM on 01/27/2011
ElBaradei will be a huge improvement on Mubarak. There are rumors that the Mubarak family has already left the country.
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maatpublish
writer, publisher, producer, & social commentator
07:02 PM on 01/27/2011
That rumour is something that the Egypt's ambassador to the UK categorically denied yesterday.
07:47 PM on 01/27/2011
All his immediate family left for London, excluding his wife.
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Kache
Citizens, Unite!
12:17 AM on 01/28/2011
You make it sound like ElBaradei is a US stooge. Hardly. In the scheduled presidential elections ElBaradei is arguably already the front runner. He founded a non-party coalition last April in preparation for those elections seeking to change a constitutional rule on independents being able to run.

Read his scathing attack on the US position, especially aimed at Secretary Clinton, upon his arrival in Cairo today. http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/27/mohamed-elbaradei-the-return-of-the-challenger.html
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Yaxchibonam
Learn a second language.
05:56 PM on 01/27/2011
See also:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12300282
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PerotVentuSheehCarte
gravel kucinich paul nader
05:52 PM on 01/27/2011
RAGE
"corrupt governments and media fall
The People know 9/11 is full of lies"
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Json
Cynical dreamer, sarcastic idealist...
05:41 PM on 01/27/2011
"Raising the stakes, the Muslim Brotherhood, long the country’s largest organized opposition group, intends to end days of official inaction to enter fully into protests on Friday."

This is about to get a whole lot messier.
05:44 PM on 01/27/2011
The Brotherhood hated Nasser - arguably the Arab world's most charismatic leader - because he wasn't religious enough.
05:40 PM on 01/27/2011
If Suez falls into unfriendly hands it will change shipping routes globally. San Fran. might be the next New Orleans for oil tankers.
Peabodies
We are the Many. They are the Few.
06:51 PM on 01/27/2011
Good point, wm.
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greg abbott
Anti-Apartheid and Pro-Democracy
05:37 PM on 01/27/2011
Word coming from Israel that fall of Mubarak would be 'bad for Israel and bad for the U.S. and the West in general". They think and hope Mubarak prevails -

All Israel cares about is that a Egyptian dictator helps Netanyahu maintain his dictatorship over the Palestinians. Sorry Israel - it ain't gonna happen

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Israeli Minister: Mubarak regime will prevail in Egypt, despite protests
Egyptian security apparatus will use required force to retain control, says a minister in the Netanyahu government who insists on maintaining anonymity.

Israel expects the Egyptian government to weather the protests roiling the country and to remain in power, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Thursday, providing Israel's first official assessment of the crisis affecting its powerful southern neighbor.

"I am very much afraid that that they wouldn't be as committed to peace with Israel, and that would be bad for Egypt, bad for Israel and bad for the U.S. and the West in general," he said.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-minister-mubarak-regime-will-prevail-in-egypt-despite-protests-1.339571
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05:52 PM on 01/27/2011
The real reason, Israel is pro-Mubarak, is because Elbaradei is pro-Iran.

If Egyptian government become pro-Iranian, then, that will speed up the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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greg abbott
Anti-Apartheid and Pro-Democracy
05:58 PM on 01/27/2011
that's right - I forgot to stick that in there.

It's probably kind of two-fer, right? Help with Israel's incarceration of the Pals as well as Mubarak's hatred for Iran? Israel will lose out of both if El Baradei comes in
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Enimal57
06:10 PM on 01/27/2011
Elbaradei is not the dictator. Where do you get your information thet ANY Arab country could be an ally to Iran? My thinking is the Arab masses would not exchange their current dictators with and orthodox muslim regime.
06:12 PM on 01/27/2011
So the only democracy in the ME is hoping that Mubarak's security forces act in an increasingly oppressive manner to quell the protests and keep control.
And sends a menacing warning that whoever takes over after the fall of Mubarak had better be committed to a peace that suits Israel's interests or else.
Duplicitous and deluded.
05:32 PM on 01/27/2011
Once Egypt was the world's most powerful civilization, now it is an economic basket case, and like much of the Arab world getting poorer by the minute.Getting rid of thugs like Mubarak, or phony royals or backward theocrats isn't going to change the economic reality one bit. Egyptians are arguably the friendliest and most generous people in the region, I wish them well, but their future looks clouded.
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Eric Shun
Pro-kids (adopted, foster, born and unborn)
05:52 PM on 01/27/2011
Unfortunately - the US is headed down the same path - unless we do something to change our trajectory
06:03 PM on 01/27/2011
Well, the US (like everywhere) is a Darwinian economic paradise or nightmare, depending on quickly one can adapt. America's saving grace may be its adaptability.
06:04 PM on 01/27/2011
Egypt is an African country occupied by Arab invaders. African, not Arab.
06:58 PM on 01/27/2011
Jeepers. Not that old racist slur against Sadat raising its ugly head again.