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Violent Protests Begin Again in Egypt
« on: November 20, 2011, 09:00:32 AM »


CAIRO A police action to roust a few hundred protesters out of Tahrir Square on Saturday instead drew thousands of people from across Egyptian society into the streets, where the violence continued on Sunday. The confrontations were the most violent manifestation so far of growing anger at the military-led interim government.

In a battle reminiscent of the clashes that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak nine months ago, a mass of protesters converged on Tahrir Square, fled before an onslaught of riot police officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets, and then surged back to retake and hold the square through the early hours of Sunday.

State media reported Saturday night that more than 700 people had been injured, including 40 riot police, and at least one civilian died of a gunshot wound. Protesters operated a makeshift field hospital in small mosque near the square, where doctors said Sunday morning that they had treated at least 400 people for serious injuries and hundreds more who suffered from tear gas. The smell of gas was still heavy around the square.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/world/middleeast/clashes-in-cairo-continue-into-a-second-day.html?_r=1&hp

This is why 'change' isn't always good and our government should know what the outcome might be before choosing a side to support.
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Re: Violent Protests Begin Again in Egypt
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 09:47:40 AM »
If Islamists get control over Egypt Obama will look a lot like Carter..... 

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Re: Violent Protests Begin Again in Egypt
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 09:57:30 AM »
If Islamists get control over Egypt Obama will look a lot like Carter.....

Disturbing doesn't even begin to cover this idea.  :-[
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Re: Violent Protests Begin Again in Egypt
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 10:48:55 AM »
Maybe we'll send troops there since the oil is in danger.
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Re: Violent Protests Begin Again in Egypt
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 12:03:18 PM »
Maybe we'll send troops there since the oil is in danger.

Not sure. Obama seems to prefer dropping bombs on people with no apparent state interest.
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Re: Violent Protests Begin Again in Egypt
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 12:06:03 PM »
Maybe we'll send troops there since the oil is in danger.

Not sure. Obama seems to prefer dropping bombs on people with no apparent state interest.

:rofl: I laughed but now I'm sad reflecting on how true that statement was.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. -Eisenhower

 


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