1. kineticUk

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    Interesting and there are plenty of other ways to bring about change depending on the circumstances. Egypt has had to physically stand up to make a change because maybe that was required and there was no other way.
    When dealing with large groups of people of different backgrounds, faiths, ethnicity etc we are never all going to agree. We don't all have the same views. Maybe think about that and not just assume you are the "one" opinion and others are just wrong. Your reply came across as very ignorant and I felt it was unfair on the person who was discussing something with others here.
    So thats my view on your views.

    Back to the topic, im glad for the people of egypt. I wish them all the luck for the future and peace.
     
  2. BlueStar

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    And let's not forget apartheid rule in south africa was ended through people power, in spite of those who thought the local 'savages' weren't ready for freedom. And, oh, look a former 'criminal' and 'extremist' became their president. And let's not forget the Nazis herded their undesirables into ghettos which were very similar to those in the Gaza strip.
     
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    So, from what I gather, you seem to support apartheid and English . Am I correct?
     
  4. BlueStar

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  5. m3rox

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    Alright! Now it's our turn!

    C'mon fellow Americans. Let's march!

    j/k
     
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    I feel like if you watch the news it makes you more stupid rather than informed. Mubarak did not step down. Just last night he announced that he wasn't going anywhere and today he decided to step down and go on vacation. I don't think so. More like the military leaders knocked on his door last night and said tomorrow you're stepping down and getting out of town. The military pushed out Mubarak. That should be the headline.
     
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    Congrats to all Egyptians!!
     
  8. GundamXXX

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    Never thought to see it but Im glad it happend [​IMG]

    Good luck with the country guys!


    PS. In case people dont realize it, the army will not make this an Army State, they have the coolest army Ive seen ;p
     
  9. ManFranceGermany

    ManFranceGermany Atheist, Socialist and pro EU!
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    Let's put ur Thread into one sentence: The bad "imperial west" and the good middle east, which is just chaotic and poor because of Israel, the USA and Europe.

    And u tell me something about ur ancestors? Well, I am a german-french-swedish-arabic mix and my Girl is Turk..what i want to say with this..it doesn't matter where u come from and what a family member did 500 years ago, its today which counts.

    The Muslim Brotherhood is dangerous, like the Hamas and the Hizbollah. They all have the Goal of a united sharia arabic empire..so you mean one day we will accept this EXTREMISTS? Did you know that at least Europe had an Embargo on south-Africa? And to compare and to talk about Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest man of this century, in the same breath as people like the Muslim Brotherhood, is just a shame.
     
  10. LightyKD

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    Actually that shouldn't be a "joke". What IS a joke is our congress and the plutonomy our country has become. It's shameful and trust me, pretty soon the United States will be exactly like Egypt. The problem is, will our people stand up for our rights or will we be stupid and apathetic and sit on our asses?

    Watch this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy87kzKxkP8
     
  11. BlueStar

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    Like I say, shitting it.

    I just think it's hypocritical that for the past decade we've been banging the drum about liberating Iraq, telling people to rise up against Hussain and Ahmadinejad, extolling the values of western ideology, and then when a country decides they want it at a time that doesn't suit us suddenly it's an about turn "Oh no, that brutal dictator was oppressing people we don't like, as well as all those millions of ordinary Egyptians, no, please don't say nasty things on him on facebook and get people angry."
     
  12. Arithmatics

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    Yay but unyay at the same time.

    Mubarak gone but egypt ruled by their military is like north korea only middle eastern and not as bad. well. i guess synonymously as in meaning ruled by military. :S if that makes sense
     
  13. BlueStar

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    The military are there (I would hope) to stop anyone seizing power in the interim period between Mubarak stepping down and democratic elections. Who else would run the country in that period?
     
  14. GundamXXX

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    Read my post
    The Egyptian military is one that consists out of conscripts who mostly disagree with Mubarak anyway
     
  15. Maz7006

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    these groups are freedom fighters taht protect their respective countries

    if you had any idea, Hizbiollah was established in order to protect the South of Lebanon and brought about its freedom, it still exists today in order to maintain its reoccupied land. Hamas exists merely to protect what is actually left of the palestinians

    although you ARE right in saying that they wish to unite the arab "empire" as you call it (even though this is seldom the case today) that in fact is not true; although it is a hazy dream for such groups and most probably they know it will never happen, they are fully aware that their mere existence today is just to establish their religious and moral goals that are bound to their country

    if your talking about TERRORIST groups, then please refer next to to something like "al-qaida" or "fatih islam", which was just recently wiped out by the army here in Leabnon
     
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    It is a great thing that Mubarak stepped down, it is a promising opportunity for all Egyptians. However, they still have to repair the mangled government, constitution, and we have absolutely no idea what the acting military government will do. Right now, they are okay, but it can get dangerous very quickly if not dealt with carefully.
    I also find it interesting, when Fireballo said the military pushed out Mubarak. I don't know if I believe that, but it makes sense since he left so abruptly and that he turned over power directly to the military. It could have been the best option he could think of or that he just got fed up trying knowing that he was loaded anyway. I wonder where Egypt will head from here.
     
  17. GundamXXX

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    The Muslim Bortherhood(TMB) will impose certain laws that any non-Muslim will be unhappy with
    Also interreligious relationships will become a thing of the past

    The christian and koptic community oppose a rule by TMB as I can understand, due to the fear that they will turn the country into a muslim state, something they will most likely do.
    In this Id liek to add that no country should be ruled by anyone that bases his or her influence on religion be it christian

    Hamas and Hizbollah have the right intentions, to protect their people, but are doing the wrong actions that being the killing of innocents.

    And on that last bit about the union of Arab nations that "will never happen".. they thought a rebellion against the Egyptian would never happen either... jsut sayin
     
  18. BlueStar

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12440138
    Can we stop using the "OMG ESTREMISTZ!" argument against the peaceful protesters now, please?
     
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