“The majority in Egypt are opposed to terror. That's what the MB are, terrorists. They had their chance and blew it. Millions came out (much more than came out against Mubarak) on June 30 asking for the incompetent Morsi, who only cared about his group's agenda rather than the Egypt or the Egyptian people, to be removed from office.
If you believe the security forces are ultra violent, then what does that make the terrorists slaughtering Christians, police and army soldiers?
If my country is facing a terrorist threat, I would definitely want and expect my security forces to be ultra violent in facing this threat.
The MB being removed from power and the terrorists they released from prison and collaborated with being rounded up is simply a much welcomed restoring of order.
Good riddance MB, back in the garbage of history with their swisted ideology..”
“Sensational headline.... CRACKDOWN. What bs..
The law makes perfect sense to me given that the country has been in a perpetual state of protest and unrest for the past 3 years. What's a government to do..
Once again we should not be expecting Egypt to grant the same freedoms available in the United States, specially when Egypt is facing a terrorist insurgency.. Baton wielding and swinging riot police are common place in europe against people seeking to protect their pensions and what not, so why the disbelief over Egypt's attempt to fight terror?”
“So, Secretary of State John Kerry referenced this photograph when making his speech today, trying to drive home how awful the Syrian chemical attack was as he t...ried to convince us why we should go to war. One problem. The picture isn't even from Syria. It's from Iraq in 2003. The photographer, Marco di Lauro, said he nearly "fell off his chair" when he saw it was being used to promote a war in Syria. It's getting pretty disturbing to see how far our politicians, both Republican and Democrat, are willing to go to drum up support for a war nobody wants.
“First of all Isner is a class act. Second, it's really unusual for a crowd to cheer against one of their own. Never heard of it happening before, so nothing wrong with him being surprised and disappointed. Who wouldn't want their home crowd behind them during a slam like the us open?”
jessicadevyn on Sep 1, 2013 at 12:46:54
“It happened to Serena and Venus all the time. Monfils is a likable guy and he gets love wherever he goes. At least the crowd wasn't booing Isner unlike what the Williams sisters have experienced.”
“Sorry but nothing gives us the right. If we really want to do it right according to our values and principles, then we put up the issue of whether America should be the global police to an international vote and see what we the people of the world, not just here because we don't own this planet, really want. But we the people of the world are supposed to be represented at the UN which is why such conflicts should be approved. But once we decide to go it alone, we violate the international laws and norms we claim to be defending. Obama is a liar and we don't mention enough that bombing Assad is straight up helping Al Qaeda. How come no one is asking what's gonna happen when these chemical weapons stockpiles fall into the hands of these al Qaeda affiliated rebel groups once Assad is bombed out of power? Unbelievable..”
kbuffler42 on Sep 1, 2013 at 06:53:30
“You make a good point about the UN vote, or some way of quantifying the will of the world, not just the US and it's Allies. As to the President being a liar: I think I will pass on that comment.”
“The right thing to do? The right thing to do is cure cancer, Aids and heart disease. Not stick our noses in conflicts we have nothing to do with and kill thousands more in the process. Who gave us the right to decide what's right, who is legitimate and who is not, who lives and who dies?”
kbuffler42 on Aug 31, 2013 at 20:28:56
“I wish I could offer you an answer to a heartfelt question. I cannot. As to who gave s the right ...I think I would have to say we gave ourselves the right, when we opted to emancipate ourselves an be We the People. With that right, however, comes the enormous responsibility to not infringe on another's right to exercise their "we the people" rights. I would ask you, are there conflicts, as humans, we have nothing to do with? I wish it was that simple. I hope the fact that we may not agree on every point doesn't stop us from talking.”