Egypt: Hobbes Turned Upside Down

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Looters and Leviathan

    The false flag claims may seem absurd and time may bare that out but for now it seems that on the Egyptian street, this belief has a presence.

    source

    Did Mubarak use Saddam Hussein's playbook and empty jails in order to change public perception or feed the chaos to his benefit? Or did the prisoners just take advantage of the situation and just free themselves? Time will tell I guess but interesting in what the Egyptian street thinks!

    Also take note that a gov't may come down not because of force of arms but because of mass non-compliance by the public. Is there a lesson to be learned there?
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    B.O. says he's gonna get tough with Mubarak....what, only send him half a billion ??? !!!
     
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    If O is smart he will publicly announce to Mubarak that he should let the people decide and hold elections as soon as possible, with the promise he'll step down as soon as a government is elected.
    That he should only act as a President in transfer period.

    Obama really needs to get the Egyptian people on his side. The US doesn't need, yet, another country of citizens to dislike them.
    He really needs to give those demostrating people some courage.

    I hope he is wise enough to do so, very soon !
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Interesting piece Jones. Thanks for posting.

    It's a given we know a whole lot less than we know more about this situation. As to who emerges with the ruling power, hard to say but just watching the average folk on the Egyptian street I sure do see a whole lot of normal typical folk not unlike what I see around America. Oh they may have different beliefs and customs but when it comes to everyday livin', they have the same ideals and concerns as we do. For them I hope all the best.

    :peaceful:
     
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Tensions rise on surging food prices


    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Food prices have been rising worldwide, as the cost of raw materials and agricultural products surge, contributing to political unrest around the globe.
    In December, international food prices broke an all-time high when they rose 25% for the year, led by rising costs for staples like rice, wheat, and maize, the United Nations reported.

    Food inflation in China was recently at 9.6%, while in India it surged a staggering 18%.

    "What has happened in Tunisia, is happening right now in Egypt, but also riots in Morocco, Algeria and Pakistan, are related not only to high unemployment rates and to income and wealth inequality, but also to this very sharp rise in food and commodity prices," Roubini said.
    In Egypt alone, food prices soared 17% -- in part because of the worldwide surge in commodities prices but also because of local supply imbalances.
     
  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Had the news on and I heard one woman screaming that "we suffer" and "Obama should do something". WTH, lady....it's your country....you do something. I think the US needs to keep its nose out of everybody's business .

    All $$$$ being sent to foreign countries should be directed to the deficit and help pay it down. Let some other country play Daddy Warbucks for a change.

    Where's all that money that Bush & Clinton were soliciting for Haiti?? No one know anything now.:sad-little:
     
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    And where does the MSNBC Statist Snarkies fall on the situation in Egypt? Well of course they'd oppose a brutal dictator and torturer Right? I mean they opposed Bush with all their might didn't they? Really?

    Well consider old "tingle legs!"

    Chris Matthews "Mubarak is the George Washington on peace over there!"



    And what about the other voice at MSNBC or let's call it what it is, GE propaganda central in one Rachal Maddow?

    What hypocrites, they trashed Bush for torture yet when confronted with the hard facts they still back and defend a villian. Just goes to show how some people will support the worst when it's "their man" who holds the gun in the room!
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    What they need to straighten things out in Egypt is a good Cairo-Practor.
     
  13. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Did you watch them demostrate yesterday ? Some were holding up signs : "Yes we can, TOO !"

     
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

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    wkmac Well-Known Member

  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Something's awry in Egypt.

    This better not effect the thread count of my sheets.


     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If, by chance, the Muslim Brotherhood becomes the ruling power in Egypt, how do we stop the U.S. from sending them the 1.3 billion yearly payment???
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There's nothing we can do, we're locked in until we can renegotiate the payment plan, which won't be until 2016.
     
  19. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I believe the Muslim Brotherhood has been an American asset rather than an opposing enemy!
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member