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So, it's all gone to shit in Tunisia. The question is, will it spill over into the wider region... Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon?

My view is that people can live with crappy regimes or a miserable economy but not both. So my bet is that Syria will be ok (good economy) but Egypt and Yemen may crumble.

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I haven't read the papers in ages. Summarise what's happening in Tunisia in six words or less.

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So, it's all gone to shit in Tunisia. The question is, will it spill over into the wider region... Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon?

My view is that people can live with crappy regimes or a miserable economy but not both. So my bet is that Syria will be ok (good economy) but Egypt and Yemen may crumble.
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I haven't read the papers in ages. Summarise what's happening in Tunisia in six words or less.

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it's all gone to shit.
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it's all gone to shit.
all I know is the president has gone?
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So, it's all gone to shit in Tunisia. The question is, will it spill over into the wider region... Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon?

My view is that people can live with crappy regimes or a miserable economy but not both. So my bet is that Syria will be ok (good economy) but Egypt and Yemen may crumble.
Indeed...they have forgotten the golden rule of the Arab world....Bread and Circuses. Keep the plebs fat and entertained - oh and blame Israel & the USA for everything.

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Indeed...they have forgotten the golden rule of the Arab world....Bread and Circuses. Keep the plebs fat and entertained - oh and blame Israel & the USA for everything.

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... and look at food inflation.
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... and look at food inflation.
Indeed, and food prices are still not too bad but when your leaders live in palaces and you can't even afford to buy your daily bread it really leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
So, it's all gone to shit in Tunisia. The question is, will it spill over into the wider region... Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon?

My view is that people can live with crappy regimes or a miserable economy but not both. So my bet is that Syria will be ok (good economy) but Egypt and Yemen may crumble.
we got drugs here, the rebellion will be postponed indefinitely
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Indeed, and food prices are still not too bad but when your leaders live in palaces and you can't even afford to buy your daily bread it really leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

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...missed opportunity for the President's wife..."Let them eat cake !"
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all I know is the president has gone?
Big time rioting and looting taking place.
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
So, it's all gone to shit in Tunisia. The question is, will it spill over into the wider region... Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon?

My view is that people can live with crappy regimes or a miserable economy but not both. So my bet is that Syria will be ok (good economy) but Egypt and Yemen may crumble.
Egyptian state apparatus is too powerfull.They routinely squash any challenge to the Mubarak regime. With the support of the US and Israel, the Egyptian regime is here to stay.
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Big time rioting and looting taking place.
I wonder if Emirate will be reducing their package deal prices? ...
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I wonder if Emirate will be reducing their package deal prices? ...
haha, I doubt they will be selling any. All the UK tour operators are trying to get people out.
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Egyptian state apparatus is too powerfull.They routinely squash any challenge to the Mubarak regime. With the support of the US and Israel, the Egyptian regime is here to stay.
I would agree but the old boy isn't getting any younger and there isn't a handover plan.
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...missed opportunity for the President's wife..."Let them eat cake !"
"Let them eat Halwa" would be more appropriate!

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