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The Situation in Egypt

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by croak, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. croak

    croak Trickster

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    It sounds like the Egyptians are following Tunisia's footsteps and they are not about to back down. I am hoping the violence won't escalate, but that seems exactly what is about to him.

    I know there are a fair number of Egyptians on RF, so how are you all holding up? Any of you taking part in the protests? Do you feel safe? I decided to leave out news articles in favour of hearing it right from you all.
     
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  2. xkatz

    xkatz Well-Known Member

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    Lebanon is next...
     
  3. croak

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    Aren't you chipper? Lebanon has its own issues, which aren't that affected by what's happening in Tunisia. It's a long story, as always.
     
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    xkatz Well-Known Member

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    Well it's going to be interesting if Egyptian revolts do eventually put Mubarak out of power; after all, he is an important asset to American interests in the region.
     
  5. Rakhel

    Rakhel Honey badger.

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    This may explain why some of our Egyptian RF members haven't been able to visit

    Protests in Egypt and unrest in Middle East
     
  6. Bismillah

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    Lebanaon doesn't even have a government to overthrow
     
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    I hope all the Egyptian RF members are safe. And I hope Egypt attains a democratic government and peace.

    I read the article about the Tunisian government on the CIA and the U.S. State Dept. websites. I was disgusted that they described Tunisia under it's former dictator as a "republic" and how the articles praised and celebrated Tunisia's pro-Western, pro-business attitude. Apparently that is more important than a pro-democracy attitude.
     
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  8. Rainbow Mage

    Rainbow Mage Lib Democrat/Agnostic/Epicurean-ish/Buddhist-ish

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    I hope Egypt is next. It's high time the land of Egypt knew greatness and prosperity once more, rather then oppression and rigidness. May the ancestors of the land of Egypt smile down on their native country once more, and may the gods of that land assist Egypt to freedom.
     
  9. EiNsTeiN

    EiNsTeiN Boo-h!

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    I was there yesterday.
    There wasn't any violence from our side, it was all from the police.
    We tried to keep the place as clean as possible by collecting empty bottles and cans.
    I never thought we would arrange such a civilized protest!
    I believe we were more than 30,000 protesters in Cairo only. And certainly over 90,000 all across the country.

    What breaks the heart is the official responses. National newspapers and official Representatives described us as "violent Islamists aiming at disturbing the stability of the country" and that we only few hundreds!

    No one responded to our screams for change, no one cared about what we "want".

    It really feels bad to see all the great efforts go in vein.

    Twitter is blocked indeed, and rumors has it that Facebook is also going to be blocked soon.
     
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  10. Bismillah

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    EiNsTeiN Boo-h!

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    Totally expected.
     
  12. xkatz

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    I totally agree. Even though our gov't doesn't want Egypt to be democratic, I think it is in the best interests of Americans to support a revolution that replaces a dictator with a coherent and democratic gov't.
     
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    I hope you stay safe my friend.

    Can you tell us more about what it is that you want, specifically? What are the demands of the protesters? The general idea I get from the newspapers is you want Mubarak to leave, you want free and fair elections, and you want clean water and affordable food.
     
  14. Sunstone

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    Amen. Our government is so corrupt it would not, if given a chance, even support the Buddha in his quest for enlightenment -- but nevertheless the American people should support the Egyptian people in their struggle against oppression.
     
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  15. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    I watched it on the News,the Police were way over the top,i hope the Egyptian RF ers are ok,lets hope for the right outcome.
     
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    I wish there was a "I Support the Egyptian Revolts" group or fan page on Facebook.
     
  17. Rakhel

    Rakhel Honey badger.

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    Start one.
     
  18. Wannabe Yogi

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    Is that what the protesters want a democratic goverment? I am not so sure about that,
     
  19. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Heres a thought,what if the Muslim Brotherhood gained power,how would that affect the Israel Palestine issue
     
  20. Rakhel

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    LOL I don't even use facebook
     
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