Events in Egypt

Old Jan 26th 2011, 5:10 pm
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Word from a few sources is that the thing in Tunisia can be sorted out fairly quickly, but Egypt has the honchos in the District a bit more nervous.

And if "nervous" is too alarming, try "watchful" with a capital W. Either way, Mubarak will be forced to crack down, playing into the hands of folks who Washingon and London, presumably, will find a bit disturbing.

Still, Mubarak's been in there for well close to 30 years, etc. etc. I would think some localized historians in D.C. might be brushing up on the Nasser years :^).

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/mi...711053608.html
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agreed but given the scale of protests and a huge plan for a mass demonstration after friday prayers this may yet turn into another tunisia. worth following on twitter this one as some incredible news and footage coming out

aw shit, now anonymous is getting involved

http://bit.ly/fDq4Gz

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agreed but given the scale of protests and a huge plan for a mass demonstration after friday prayers this may yet turn into another tunisia. worth following on twitter this one as some incredible news and footage coming out

aw shit, now anonymous is getting involved

http://bit.ly/fDq4Gz
Egyptian president's son 'flees to London with 100 pieces of luggage as country is rocked by second day of violence'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1CCBvbj3k
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full of money perhaps ?
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full of money perhaps ?
possibly...
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Heard on the radio this morning that Mubarak has sacked his government.

Last time I was in Cairo there was a power cut--first reaction of the authorities was to start changing the lightbulbs.
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Heard on the radio this morning that Mubarak has sacked his government.

Last time I was in Cairo there was a power cut--first reaction of the authorities was to start changing the lightbulbs.
I've just been told that all UN travel to Egypt has been suspended until further notice...

Looks like I'll be in Dubai for a while.
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I've just been told that all UN travel to Egypt has been suspended until further notice...
Looks like I'll be in Dubai for a while.
You have just ruined my day.
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You have just ruined my day.
Interesting - you have just made mine.

Do you mean to say that you were actually having a good one for a change?
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Ruler of Kuwait has announced that he will donate $3,500 to every Kuwaiti citizen for each month for (I think) a year (or was it 3 years?) just mentioned on AJ. No attempt to buy off opposition there!
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Wow. I'm actually quite surprised that there has been so little said here about what's going down in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria.....

My Arab friends are a lot more vocal.

Strange.
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Wow. I'm actually quite surprised that there has been so little said here about what's going down in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria.....

My Arab friends are a lot more vocal.

Strange.
... and now Sudan.

Whats happened in Egypt was a long time coming. The corruption is more than rife/systemic plus any President that has to keep a state of emergency in place for 30 years just to remain in power just can't go on forever... I am with the masses....
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What happens after Mubarak though?

Muslim extremists moving in?
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Ruler of Kuwait has announced that he will donate $3,500 to every Kuwaiti citizen for each month for (I think) a year (or was it 3 years?) just mentioned on AJ. No attempt to buy off opposition there!

I understood there was to be a gift to each citizen because they are celebrating 20 years of Iraq being kicked out. A one off gift only.
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[QUOTE=knn;9138622]What happens after Mubarak though?

Muslim extremists moving in?[/QUOTE]


Isn't that the fear for everywhere? If there is a power vacuum it has to be a concern in some places. ElBaradei is ready to step in, but there need to be a fair election, but many think that the Muslim Brotherhood would win. Would that mean a more Islamist state? (I really don't know mch about them.)


With the upraisings in so many places we certainly live in interesting times.
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