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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Here is a video of Egyptian police gunning down a protester. This led to the shutting down of all internet.
AP Footage of Egyptian Protester Death




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Some very important news...

Israel conducts massive controlled blast


Israel conducted a massive controlled explosion to calibrate instruments at seismic monitoring stations worldwide, officials said.

Using 100 tons of explosives, The Geophysical Institute of Israel conducted the explosion at a site in the Negev on Wednesday.

It registered 2.7 on the Richter scale, and created a mushroom cloud that reached the height of up to 1.78 miles, or three kilometers, Haaretz reported Thursday.


Yeah it was ``to study seismic waves``... yeah sure. Sounds more like intimidation tactic... to Egypt/Hezbollah/Iran/Syria... that Israel have nukes...

I mean, they never do this kind of stuff... but they do it now, while Egypt is on the verge of being overthrown, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Iran and Syria... yeah total coincidence!



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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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here is some more news..

CAIRO Jan 28 (ReutersCAIRO Jan 28 (Reuters) - Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group a. of planned countrywide protests on Friday, a lawyer representing the detained men said.)

Link
I dont think that was a good idea



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Uh Oh maybe wikileaks can turn the world upside down. No telling what they might have,this is getting really interesting. Not to make light of the matter,many have already died for liberty,may it not be in vain.

RT @wikileaks: We will soon release numerous cables on Egypt. #egypt #jan25 #wikileaks

edit to add: www.huffingtonpost.com...
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:04 AM
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Egypt :


Egypt deploys elite special operations force a. of expected Cairo protests (AP)


At Least 1,000 Arrested in Egypt Protests as ElBaradei Plans to Return
GO EGYPTIANS!! WE ARE WITH YOU!!!!!!!

Israel :


U.S. Republican Tea Party Senator calls to halt aid to Israel (Haaretz)

Finally some balls in the Senate.


Republican Jewish Coalition senator condemns Tea Party Senator's call to cut Israel aid (Haaretz)

Of course the AIPAC goons are already angry.

Lebanon :


9:48am Caretaker Minister Butros Harb after meeting Miqati: The PM-designate should meet the Mustaqbal demands or else March 14 won’t participate in the cabinet.

Do what we want or else uh?

Hariri Demands Response from Miqati on STL before Deciding to Join New Government
If he says ``we don't support the STL``, March 14 won't join...

Miqati is in trouble...

- Side with Hezbollah = no STL = big protests.. possible Israel/US/France intervention
- Side with March 14 = STL = Hezbollah pissed = coup d'etat/civil war
- Resign = another political crisis = big trouble



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:17 AM
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Egypt should send its Defense Minister Tatawi to Israel, and ask for the Super-Mossad to help squash the protestors.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by coolieno99
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Egypt should send its Defense Minister Tatawi to Israel, and ask for the Super-Mossad to help squash the protestors.

Yeah...even if that's a joke, if they are crazy enough to do that... it would mean even worse protests... asking help from Israel to put down a revolution in Egypt? That would be something to see... at that point, you would probably see some parts of the army rebelling.


BIG UPDATE : Security forces disappear off Cairo streets

CAIRO – Egyptian security forces have all but disappeared from the streets in the heart of the country's capital a. of planned demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's rule.

Egyptians had expected a huge police presence a. of Friday's planned protests.

Instead, there is no sight of riot police on Cairo's main streets and key bridges, including areas where security forces are visible even in normal times.


But now special forces are there... and they are armed with LIVE AMMO. No regular police. That means that... lots of protesters could die.

CAIRO (AP) — Internet service in Egypt was disrupted and the government deployed an elite special operations force in Cairo on Friday, hours before an anticipated new wave of anti-government protests.

The counter-terror force, rarely seen on the streets, took up positions in strategic locations, including central Tahrir Square, site of the biggest demonstrations this week.

Violence escalated on Thursday at protests outside the capital. In the flashpoint city of Suez, along the strategic Suez Canal, protesters torched a fire station and looted weapons that they then turned on police. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that more than 90 police officers were injured in those clashes. There were no immediate figures on the number of injured protesters.

In the northern Sinai area of Sheik Zuweid, several hundred Bedouins and police exchanged gunfire, killing a 17-year-old. About 300 protesters surrounded a police station from rooftops of nearby buildings and fired two rocket-propelled grenades at it, damaging the walls.


Thing is.... this kind of uprising will happen in the US, sooner or later, because of the financial situation. When medicare/medicaid/social security is crushed to bits and hyperinflation hits at the same time, riots will ensue... and Americans are ARMED...


The Brotherhood has sought to depict itself as a force pushing for democratic change in Egypt's authoritarian system, and is trying to shed an image among critics that it aims to seize power and impose Islamic law. The group was involved in political violence for decades until it renounced violence in the 1970s.

The Brotherhood's support and the return of ElBaradei were likely to energize a largely youth-led protest movement that, by sustaining unrest over days, has shaken assumptions that Mubarak's security apparatus can keep a tight lid on popular unrest.

Maybe if they really changed...


Update 2 : Right now, huge riots going on in Suez... police are firing tear gas.

Update 3 : Morning prayers going on, Imams asking their followers to go protest... in Algeria, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan... lots of muslim countries... we might see big protests in Saudi Arabia/Syria/Iran... who knows?

Big action today!
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 03:48 AM
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# Will be extremely difficult to relay news from the field. No freedom of press to cover NO freedom of expression and assembly. #Jan25 #Egypt less than a minute ago via web

# Cairo in COMPLETE lockdown. Security everywhere, including special forces. Government once again warning protests BANNED. #Jan25 #Egypt 4 minutes ago via web


Phones services down too. Internet still down.



YEMEN - 16000 on the streets currently, calling for the president to step down and democratic elections

+1



TV news in Egypt have been warned not to cover any event or even to mention it or face being unplugged.

Duh.

El Baradei, probably next leader of Egypt, will join the protests today.... BYE BYE MUBARAK.

If this is true.... WOW :

Foreign journalists prohibited from leaving their hotels.


In Jordan :
Arab world unrest has Jordan's king under pressure

Unrest ripping across the Arab world is putting pressure on Jordan's King Abdullah II, a key U.S. ally who has been making promises of reform in recent days in an apparent attempt to quell domestic discontent over economic degradation and lack of political freedoms.

After two weeks of widespread protests inspired by the revolt that overthrew Tunisia's autocratic president, Abdullah has promised reforms in meetings with members of parliament, former prime ministers, civil society institutions and even Jordan's largest opposition group, the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood Movement.

But his promises appear unlikely to quash the opposition's daring calls to elect their prime minister and Cabinet officials, traditionally appointed by the king.

The Muslim Brotherhood called for fresh demonstrations on Friday to press its demand for political and economic reforms.


If Egypt and Jordan puppets fall... good for the people.



Aljazeera is reporting that roads between Suez and Ismailia are completely cut off now to prevent protesters in Ismailia from going to Suez to join them and Support.

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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Unconfirmed so far :

Police are pouring petrol on all main squares to light them up during protests!


If this is true... people need to stop being all peaceful... UPDATE : THIS IS CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!!

COPS ARE ACTUALLY PUTTING OIL IN THE MAIN SQUARES TO KILL PROTESTERS.....

Egyptians need to go armed this time and blow those scumbags .s off. The Egyptian army needs to revolt.


Update 2 : they have lit the petrol in the main square in Cairo.


Attempted rally at Egyptian consulate in Dubai. 20 ppl dispersed by police. Cop tells me to write about stormy weather instead #Jan25


Aw.



Egyptian Christians said they will guard Muslims from the police while they on Friday Pray.

+10000000000000000
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Omar Makram Mosque (in Cairo) closed, police trucks surround the mosque

Asking for trouble there.
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Britain supports return of Golan Heights to Syria: FM

DAMASCUS, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday his country supports the return of Golan Heights to Syria as well as Israel's right to live in peace and security.


FINALLY A GOOD MOVE BY THE UK!!

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:36 AM
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They are just making it worse,dont they? If this News goes out to other Nations,he will be #ed forever. And it will go out,the People arent that stupid.

Egyptian government on last legs, says ElBaradei

Seems the Guardian is trying to report on the Situation...for now.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by Shenon
They are just making it worse,dont they? If this News goes out to other Nations,he will be #ed forever. And it will go out,the People arent that stupid.

Yes they are... those sick bastards. Soldiers and cops in Egypt should rebel en masse, if they don't they have no conscience.


Lots of police cars and Ambulances all over alexandria



Remember this from 1956...
1956: Egypt seizes Suez Canal

As well as nationalising the Suez Canal Company, Nasser also blockaded the Straits of Tiran - Israel's only outlet to the Red Sea.

Britain and France joined forces with Israel, although this alliance was denied for years afterwards.

On 29 October, 1956, Israeli troops invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Two days later, British and French military forces attacked and invaded Egypt's canal zone after President Nasser had refused their offer of creating a buffer zone between Israel and Egypt.

The Soviet Union threatened to intervene on Egypt's behalf.

President Eisenhower of the United States and the UN, fearing the USSR would use the crisis as a way of gaining power in the Middle East, pressured Britain, France and Israel into agreeing to a cease-fire and eventual withdrawal from Egypt in November 1956.


And the whole ``national security`` BS :


more WARNINGS on tv that people BETTER NOT protest, and that they are THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY if they do!

Ridiculous.


Police increase security near Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem over fear of violence (Israel Radio)



Fatwa from Islamic scholar Al Qaradawi "Forbidden in Islam to shoot protesters"

Interesting. Except totalitarian never believe in religion for real.


El Baradei turned up in the centre of Cairo and will not "cower into submission"

+1


Woman reporter on Aljazeera TV is asking if the Egyptian internet being down could be an accident?

Mwahahahahaha she could work for CNN!


#Egypt: Central Security forces are surrounding mosques waiting for the prayers to end, LIVE AMMUNITION suspected




Sound of sirens are louder than the call for Friday prayer



Urgent| via RNN: Kafr el Dawwar march has started, pray to your brothers

+1

Pic of today's protest in Amman, Jordan
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:55 AM
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Message to all kings and dictators of the world:

You're fired.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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Originally posted by Eliad
Message to all kings and dictators of the world:

You're fired.

Indeed. Time for all the scum, including the Royal Families, the Bankers, the presidents and prime minister who call themselves ``elected`` to get the hell out.


Al Jazeera breaking: @ElBaradei performs Friday prayers in public space in Cairo alongside 2,000 worshipers



After closing mosques, people are praying in public places before starting the protests

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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The Way i see this atm:

If those Pro-American Dicators fall,the USA and Israel will lose influence in the Middle East...if they intervene (sp?)...other Nations will probably stop that from happening and threaten America and/or Israel.

Many dont seem to realize that this could very well mean something very,very bad for everyone on the Globe if it escalates...



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:02 AM
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Totally. Hopefully El Baradei takes control in Egypt, so it wouldn't be that bad.

I hope this is not true :

20,000 body bags are leaving Cairo via trucks.

Estimated to be between 100-5000 Casualties tomorrow by Egyptian Foreign Minister.



SOS: Police are setting cars in streets on fire. No one knows why. Everyone sure there'll be a massacre tmr #Jan25 #Egypt (via @Heba_S09)


Special forces in Egypt getting more and more in force in the country, all carrying live ammo.

The poo is about to hit the fan in Egypt. And those not armed will be slaughtered.


Security Are RUNNING AWAY from protestors in Monofeyah


HEAVY CLASHES REPORTED IN CAIRO.



DailyNewsEgypt Police fire rubber bullets, used tear gas & water cannons against protesters in central Cairo after Friday prayer attended by ElBaradei: AFP

Breaking: Al Arabiya reporter: Protestors throwing rocks at Egyptian police. Raise banners of "Down with dictatorship" "End Corruption"

Al Jazeera Breaking: Thousands protest in front of main mosque at Minya Governorate in Upper Egyp

Tim Marshall on Sky News is reporting all Mosques are packed and situation is now very tense.

100s and probably 1000s of plain clothes police walking around in gangs.

Al Arabiya breaking: Egyptian authorities shut down mosques at Tahrir Square to prevent protests. Now using water canons against protestors

tear gas and rubber bullets - Alexandria

water cannon - Central Cairo

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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arzugeybulla: RT @nSquib: Al Jazeera reporter in Alexandria is being tear gassed live on air; security forces shot tear gas moment mosques emptied #Egypt #Jan25
half a minute ago via web · Reply · View Tweet

20,000 people are .ing from Al-Azhar to the streets

Riots erupt in Ismailiya (governorate close to suez)

AL Jazeera reporter in Suez says thousands of protestors emerged from mosques in Suez & nearby towns including Al Arbaeen




El Qa2ed ibrahim mosque is surrounded by soldiers . It is a war

Al Jazeera reporter in Suez: Protests in Martyrs Street, Army Street & Hamza mosque. All trying to get to al Arbaeen area

German TV: Egy Gov't ordered to shoot protestors in Cairo

People running from tear gas in downtown #Cairo old town, riot police reinforcing Freedom Square

Aljazeera reporter in Cairo: plainclothes police obvious, start fights, hit people and identify them to security forces.

RNN News reporting outbreak of protests in Ismailia, Menoufia and Fayoum among other places



Al Jazeera is confirming use of rubber bullets in Cairo

Egypt Aljazeera: Thousands in Dumyat (North of Egypt) are chanting " Mubarak must leave!

Guardian Jack Shenker reports from Cairo. He says the city is like a "war zone".#jan25 #egypt

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:34 AM
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6 thousand protesters in Mansoura, in Champilion Street in Cairo, Heliopolis are going together towards City Council building



CNN's Nick Robertson: Situation is not under control..Police is lost

Good. Freaking dictators enablers is what cops are.



RT @avinunu: Pics: Protest now in Amman #JO Ppl calling for elected govt , end to Israel peace treaty



BREAKING Al Arabiya: Protesters . to the Presidential Palace in Cairo

Good.



up to 10,000 protestors now trying to storm the presidential palace!

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET


military mobilising towards defence of the palace

Oh boy.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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BIG NEWS : EL BARADEI ARRESTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh boy... and now for more violence.


3:20am Cairo time: Many known activists have just been arrested in the past hour from their homes



AlArabiya: AlArabiya crew has been beaten in Cairo




news that @ElBaradei is hold in his place by police

So not ``really`` arrested... but yeah.

Aljazeera breaking said arrested, but they later changed it to forced to stay in a mosque by police and they won't let him out....


House arrest in the mosque for his "own safety" says govt

Of course....


BBC Arabic reporter Asadullah Al Sawi was injured by an undercover policeman in civilian clothing in Cairo

Aljazeera: 4 france journalist arrested in Cairo

Serious clashes at the Presidential palace

Alexandria now out of control

+1

Finally some news out of Saudi Arabia :


Saudi Arabia - Situation is escalating - In addition to protests at the Egypt embassy, some demonstrators now calling for democracy for Saudi

+1000000000000000


UN considering emergency meeting over instability in the quote "entire arab world"

Yeah this is gonna end well.



JORDAN - protests spread beyond Amman to cities of Irbid and Karak

+1

Now that's funny :

Top Iran cleric: Protests sweeping Mideast a replay of 1979 Islamic Revolution (AP)



Apparently Miqati and Hezbollah are forming the new government WITHOUT March 14... yeah that's gonna end well.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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Good work mate, as always very up to date..


Looks like it's heating up in a few places..



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:58 AM
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More like EVERYWHERE... the western puppet dictatorships are gonna fall. And that's gonna cause big big big troubles.

Now protests in Qatar and Kuwait are being reported.... thousands of protesters in Saudi Arabia...growing in numbers..


Iranian regime said to be "concerned and preparing for protests"

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CNN is now doing live reports from Cairo, talking about police taking away their cameras. Similar action against German TV

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