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posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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Vitchilo,I told all of you that the regime would attack the infrastructure as they leave power.They don't want any kind of new government to have anything.The Murbarak's have decided to leave the nation in ruins.

They are not destroying the nation, they are doing this for propaganda purposes.

As for people on Tahrir square...

West used satellite images to estimate the size of Tahrir Square, which is actually a space with fuzzy boundaries more closely resembling a traffic circle than an actual square, at 490,000 square feet.

Thereafter, he used the calculation of the 2.5-square-foot per-person estimate to arrive at the capacity of about 250,000 people.

And people didn't say 2 million in Tahrir square alone... 1-2 million in CAIRO... Not to mention... do you count all those who came for a few hours and then left...then new people replaced them? Not to mention, I bet it was really hard for people to make it to Cairo...for several reasons. Almost no more gas, no more food, no more water, neighborhoods not safe, no more trains... Anyway.


AlArabiya_Eng Sources confirm that non-Egyptians were behind the gas pipeline blast in Sinai

Well ain't that interesting!


"We're sitting in front of their tanks after the army tried to remove the barricades we set up near the musuem. Thousands of protesters surrounding them now, making it clear the tanks will have to run them over before moving any further. #Tahrir"


20 killed in Sudan shootout, army warns of more clashes (Reuters)



RT @AJELive: The Jordan branch of the Sinai gas pipeline was attacked, not the one to Israel, Israel radio says



Egyptian auth. say foreign element behind the explosion per Eng. AJ

Yeah... might be the egyptian government themselves doing that so people rally around them.

IMO they are changing strategy... New strategy : blowing stuff up to scare people/blame it on protesters and keep saying they are foreign agents.

Will it work?

ProducerMatthew New: A fire has broken out at a refueling station in El Arish, Egypt following a gas leak


Another explosion on the pipeline network...new bomb


Writer and journalist Jon Jensen tweets: "American journalist @Theodore_May has been detained by army in Tahrir. He was filming prayers with a Flip cam at the time. #Egypt #Jan25."


Mubarak probably is the one who blew up the gas pipeline, according to eyewitness it was bombed with jets. #jan25 #egypt #tahrir #mubarak

Say what?

reports from #tahrir mohamed mahmoud entrance, taxis lining the streets, protesters buying food, atmosphere good #jan25 #egypt


Al-Jazzera reports that Egypt supplies 100% of Jordans gas

Oh boy...

bencnn: URGENT QUESTION TO JOURNALISTS IN CAIRO: HAS ANYONE RECEIVED CALL FROM STATE INFO SERVICE 2 MEET NXT TO EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AT 1215?

Wanting to arrest all journalists in one swoop?

Israel's Yam Tetis gas field is under orders to "respond accordingly" after gas supplies from Egypt were stopped as a precaution because of an explosion in the Sinai pipeline, the Israeli energy ministry said on Saturday.


#Jordan expects #Egypt gas supplies to be halted about one week after pipeline blast - energy official


LaraGibaly Crowd seems to be getting smaller in #Tahrir today. Still very quiet. Some volunteers have begun cleaning up the mess left behind.


pakinamamer A Sinai Bedouin who was present near the gas pipeline explosion thinks that "Islamists" are responsible for it. He blames Hamas.


Egyptian military are reinforcing the Suez canal at this time


RT @waelabbas: all human rights activists of hisham mubarak center have been releaseed just now


Hillary Clinton warns of 'perfect storm' in the ME, Urges broad regional reforms


Curfew now from 7pm to 6am..soldier said to me yest it will be enforced strongly from tonight onwards

Oh boy. If they really do that... BIG BIG BIG BIG TROUBLE.

(AP) — Egypt's state TV says an explosion at a natural gas compressor is the result of an attack but isn't providing details.


H_Eid the army has deployed soldiers, cordoning off protesters who r sleeping in front of the tanks from the rest of the square


MohammedY @3arabawy Any theories on what exactly the army are trying to do? Strange movements from them today




Al Arabiya: the North Sinai explosion didn't target the pipeline itself but the gas filtering station that supplies Jordan

Conflicting stories here... many bombs along the pipelines... or Mubarak bombing the pipeline... or the gas filtering station bombed...

evanchill There is also now a line of soldiers inside the square itself separating the interior from the protesters at the museum barricade.


mosaaberizing There are hundreds of Army soldiers here. First day to see this huge presence from them


AJELive Our producer reports "altercation" at #Tahrir Square, soldiers gathering at the main protester barricade


sarrahsworld tried to get in #tahrir from the museum's side. Army not letting anyone in.


Gov thugs attack protestors with molotovs,swords and knifes in Zakazik


sarrahsworld Army officer: u can give the meds to the ambulance, that's the most u can do, but coming in..no


AlArabiya_Eng Senior Egypt security source denies report of assassination attempt on vice president


Kasr El Nil check point moved up to the entrance of the bridge itself, increase in army presence



BBC: Abdel Wahab Mabrouk, the governor of North Sinai, told BBC Arabic TV that the Sinai explosion took place at a station where two gas pipelines branch out, one to Jordan and the other to Israel. "Thank God we have achieved control by stopping any gas leaks to the station. The fire is more or less completely under control


blakehounshell Emerging regime strategy: Smear protesters as foreign agents, isolate most committed/rock throwers, infiltrate square, keep journalists out


Still some tension in the streets around Tahrir Square. The BBC's Ian Pannell says small crowds have gathered asking the protesters to leave with suspected state-security infiltrators being carried away by the anti-Mubarak crowd.


Egypt stops pumping gas to Israel and Jordan


Al Jazzera English: Reporter writes about "15 snipers on top of Egyptian museum, mostly facing October 6th bridge" in Cairo, Egypt.


3arabawy The army has allowed a group of 100 Mubarak's thugs into Qasr el-Nil bridge now


AJELive #Egypt security forces arrest an Al Jazeera journalist at #Cairo airport


"At this stage, the gas supply to Israel was stopped according to procedure in emergency scenarios" - Chen Ben Lulu - Infrastructure Ministry Cairo, `'this is purely a precautionary measure"


BBC: Looks like things may not be getting back to normal as quickly as the authorities would like. We've just heard the stock exchange will not be reopening on Monday, as previously announced. "A decision has yet to be taken on when it will resume business," AFP quoted the state news agency as saying.


NahlahAyed- Egyptian government to compensate those affected by the crisis: 5000 egp (900$US) for the dead, 1000 for the injured.


Al-J : Egypt's PM says the opposition is divided and weaker than before.


(Bloomberg) -- Egyptian authorities and opposition leaders began talks on ending President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years in power before September elections as unprecedented protests demanding his exit entered a 12th day.




Fact is, about 30% of the Egyptian people is illeterate... so their only source of news is the TV... so if all real news channels are blocked but state tv...

Bets on US$250 oil rise as traders see Saudi, Suez risk

Democracy is our revenge

Key military, intelligence assets imperiled in Egypt


The U.S. armed forces are entwined with Egypt's military more than with any other Arab country’s. But if Islamists seize Cairo, as the mullahs captured Tehran, this complex relationship unravels.

“Let me count the ways,” said Ken Allard, a retired Army colonel and military analyst. “They are our biggest strategic partner in the Middle East. At that point, you’ve lost your biggest Arab partner. Geostrategically, the mind boggles.”

The U.S. Navy would not be able to use the Egyptian-run Suez Canal. The 150-year-old waterway sharply reduces sailing time for Atlantic-based carriers and other warships going from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, and to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Air Force likely would lose overflight rights into the Middle East, and the Army would lose a partner in building the M1A1 tank.

Indeed. The US MUST, by all means, have a pro-US regime in Egypt... or they will have to invade... no way they will accept to lose that much.
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posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Latest news :


glcarlstrom Group of about 20 soldiers is negotiating with the pro-democracy protesters near the museum barricade.


lots of military in riot gear in the streets, some trying to remove barricades from around the museum, some areas they have withdrawn, in some areas they are increasing their presence


benwedeman bencnn -Soldiers at checkpoint in front of Foreign Minister insist on seeing the "movie" in the camera

Army turning against the protesters?

bencnn -Crew that went to mysterious press meeting behind Egyptian museum is well. It was a waste of time. Not surprised.


Mubaraks people have issued a statement saying that he is currently meeting with ministers on economic matters to return Egypt to normality on Monday

Ridiculous.

ProducerMatthew AP: Egypt's natural gas company says this morning's explosion near Port Sinai caused by a gas leak, not terrorist attack.

Nobody believes this..

We've just heard the army is trying to enter Tahrir Square. BBC Arabic correspondent in Cairo Mustafa Menshawy says dozens of soldiers have attempted to remove barriers set up by the protestors at one of the entrances to the square. He says a senior army official tried to negotiate the army's entrance to parts of the square which led to arguments with the protesters, who accused the army of attempting to retake control of the square.


Egypts christian will make Sunday mass in Tahrir square

+1!

Al Arabiya: Egypt Vice President Omar Suleiman met with representatives of Wafd & Tagammu' (National Progressive Unionist Party)


AJELive 3:12pm A few thousand people have gathered today at the Qa'I'd Ibrahim Mosque in down town Alexandria. #Egypt


protestors call for million man demonstrations on Sunday and called it "Sunday of Martyrs" or "Martyrs Sunday"


Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that Turkey and the United States share "100 percent identical views" about Egypt.

However, Turkey believes that it is not the time to discuss pushing forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Davutoglu told reporters ahead of his talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Indeed.



bencnn : Standoff. Egyptian Army tanks trying to push thru barricade into Tahrir Square. Opposition form human chain to stop them


CNN - There was an attempt on the vice presidents life and 7 people were killed


AJE Huge protest in Serbia. Call for early elections.

Serbia now! Crazy!


Army reconfirming that THEY WILL IMPOSE THE CURFEW TONIGHT.

Big big big big trouble heading our way then... if they REALLY do it...

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posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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Not really, it's not supplied directly to houses, it's stored in big tanks by Israeli gas companies, so it won't be running out very soon.

What it does mean is millions of Egyptian dollars being burnt up into the air, and millions more are lost due to the cessation of gas supply for months, maybe even years until and if they manage to fix it.

This is a real blow to the already weakened Egyptian economy.

Not to mention that this is a hostile act against the already paranoid Israel... Yeah.. REAL SMART.

But hey, as long as you figure out there's no more BBQ's in Israel you're happy, right? As if hurting Israel's okay..
Such strong, honest, unequivocal morals you have, a real humanitarian you are.
Also I'm *loving* your disrespectful disregarding tone and colorful use of smilies.. Really adds a sense of maturity and balance to your posts.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Why thank you..



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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Hm? Military surounding the Palace? One can hope...

That are pro-Mubarak military


The Miltary are pro constitution

They're doing their job, protecting state buildings etc

The Miltary have been at the Presidential Palace since Friday 31 January, with the Egyptian people cheering them on

Whoever the Egyptian people vote in as their next leader with the upcoming elections, the new leader, new President would reside at the Presidential Palace



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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Al-Jazzera reports that Egypt supplies 100% of Jordans gas



I was watching Al Jazzera and they said Egypt supplies 80% of gas to Jordan for electricity



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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What it does mean is millions of Egyptian dollars being burnt up into the air, and millions more are lost due to the cessation of gas supply for months, maybe even years until and if they manage to fix it.
This is a real blow to the already weakened Egyptian economy.


I'd say it's better off left in the ground for later Egyptian use than being given away to Israel..
Though there's probably a backhanded deal with Government officials..
Ya know, big brown envelopes full of cash.....

But energy expert Ibrahim Zahran, member of the campaign against gas exports, says the gas "was under-priced in the first deal, and continues to be under-priced in the new agreement as well.

"The first deal laid down a price of 1.25 dollars per million British thermal units (BTUs), compared to global prices of about 15 dollars per million BTUs," Zahran told IPS. "Under the new agreement, the price was raised to 1.75 dollars per million BTUs, although international prices remain the same: Russia, for example, currently sells gas to next-door Ukraine at 15 dollars per million BTUs.

"At such vastly reduced prices, Egypt is effectively subsidising Israel," he added.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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Another explosion on the pipeline network...new bomb

And it goes on and on and on and on and on...


Mubarak probably is the one who blew up the gas pipeline, according to eyewitness it was bombed with jets. #jan25 #egypt #tahrir #mubarak

Could be, I mean, those pipes aren't exactly built to explode easily, and are buried underground, I'd assume.
If it wasn't Mubarak it was anti government radicals backed up by an outside source like Hamas or Iran, and if it wasn't that it was Israel in cooperation with Mubarak.


Israel's Yam Tetis gas field is under orders to "respond accordingly" after gas supplies from Egypt were stopped as a precaution because of an explosion in the Sinai pipeline, the Israeli energy ministry said on Saturday.

+1 for Israel doing it.


pakinamamer A Sinai Bedouin who was present near the gas pipeline explosion thinks that "Islamists" are responsible for it. He blames Hamas.

+1 for Hamas doing it.


BBC: Abdel Wahab Mabrouk, the governor of North Sinai, told BBC Arabic TV that the Sinai explosion took place at a station where two gas pipelines branch out, one to Jordan and the other to Israel. "Thank God we have achieved control by stopping any gas leaks to the station. The fire is more or less completely under control

+1 for Hamas or MB doing it.


Egypt stops pumping gas to Israel and Jordan

+1 for Mubarak doing it- Money down the drain for the new Egyptian government.


NahlahAyed- Egyptian government to compensate those affected by the crisis: 5000 egp (900$US) for the dead, 1000 for the injured.

Yeah right... Like that's anything close to enough, and like that's really going to happen...


Al-J : Egypt's PM says the opposition is divided and weaker than before.

Probably divided on matters of religion, and how to treat the West and Israel.


Indeed. The US MUST, by all means, have a pro-US regime in Egypt... or they will have to invade... no way they will accept to lose that much.

And the Egyptians can't lose the American aid, having not many other natural resources..


ProducerMatthew AP: Egypt's natural gas company says this morning's explosion near Port Sinai caused by a gas leak, not terrorist attack.

+1 for... Mother nature?.. Yeah right, +1 for Mubarak...


CNN - There was an attempt on the vice presidents life and 7 people were killed

This has Muslim Brotherhood written all over it...



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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I get the Feeling Mubarak is getting pretty pissed with the West for betraying him...and maybe Israel too (State TV blaming Israeli Spys for the Violence? Blowing up a Pipeline for an excuse to stop the Gas for Israel? Just to name two examples...)

Hmmmm



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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At the end of the day Egypt is sitting on a mammoth supply of gas and Israel is right across the border form the gas well, so it's easy money for Egypt whether it's at low or high price (If we are getting all the info on this deal then I agree, the price is low, but there's no sense in just keeping it).

What ever the case is- This explosion is costing the Egyptians a lot of money, money they can't spare.

But I have a feeling we're getting only half the story from the guy who's opposed to gas exporting to Israel...

For example-

With prices ranging between 70 cents and $1.50 for a million thermal units, the production cost reaches $ 2.65. According to contract provisions, the Egyptian government is committed to provide what has been agreed upon even if it has to buy at market prices the volume of gas exported to their foreign partners.

Okay, so it's $1.50



The study was headed by economic expert Omer Hmuda and confirmed that the contracts oblige Egypt to provide 40% of Israel’s domestic gas consumption. Through buying the foreign partner's share of the gas, the price rises to $9. Eventually, Israel will save up to $4.9 billion, representing the cost of producing electricity using alternative sources.

Wait, so the price is actually $9 if you don't just look at price per BTU?

According to oil expert Amr Hammouda, Israeli partners in EMG signed three new contracts in October to export additional quantities of Egyptian gas to Israel for a period of 18 years at $3 per million British thermal units, compared with $12 at world market prices.

So it's $3 compares to $12, not $15?

We really know nothing about Gas exporting, about prices, production prices, what Egypt is getting out of the deal outside the price per million BTU, and this guy's using that.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by Eliad


CNN - There was an attempt on the vice presidents life and 7 people were killed

This has Muslim Brotherhood written all over it...


How do you figure that? The Muslim Brotherhood hasn't been explicitly linked to any violent act for decades.

Could it be that you're just fear mongering?



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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I'm not sure of that..
They were the ones that killed Sadat in 81', weren't they?

Yeah but you're right, this is pure assumption, and a bit paranoid...



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Good news, he's resigned from the party..
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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No, he hasn't.



blogs.aljazeera.net... 5-egypt-protests
8:01pm Al Arabiya television retracts its earlier report that Hosni Mubarak resigned as head of Egypt's ruling party.


And:



8:07pm Hosni Mubarak must stay in power for the time being, says Frank Wisner, Barack Obama's special envoy for Egypt.


Hypocrites.

Curiously:



blogs.news.com.au... aldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/report_assassination_attempt_on_egypts_vp
There are reports of an assassination attempt on the new vice president of Egypt, intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, that left two of his bodyguards dead. The White House’s response to a question about it seems to confirm something of that kind did happen:


Tech central:



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Eliad
I'm not sure of that..
They were the ones that killed Sadat in 81', weren't they?

Yeah but you're right, this is pure assumption, and a bit paranoid...


The only connections I've seen linking the Muslim Brotherhood to the assassination of Sadat are of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" variety.

The group most commonly linked to that assassination is al-Jihad (now Egyptian Islamc Jihad) - which formed as a reaction to the Muslim Brotherhood not being willing to use violence.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Ah..
I stand corrected.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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Netanyahu assures Israel will not suffer electric cuts due to Sinai explosion (Haaretz)


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Government responsible for violence (DPA)

Probably.

Egypt ministers say country has been losing over $300 million a day during unrest (DPA)


Egypt's banks to reopen for business on Sunday after week-long closure (Reuters)

+1

Russia's FM opposes further sanctions on Iran (AP)

+1

Mideast quartet to discuss Egypt implications as high priority in upcoming meetings (Reuters)

Scared?

Barak expected to announce Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz for new IDF chief (Haaretz)

From his Wiki profile, he looks quite alright, unlike the previous nomination, who was a war criminal.

Witnesses: Blast in Egypt church near Gaza border (Reuters)

Not good... quite a surprise since christians were protecting muslims and muslims were protecting christians earlier in the protests and in the church bombing around new years eve.

Egypt army commander tells crowd in Tahrir to stop protesting (Reuters)

Yeah... Army working for the government now?

Syria president boasts his country immune to upheaval sweeping Arab world (AP)

LIAR. There were HEAVY CLASHES between the protesters and the secret police earlier today in Syria.

Egypt trade minister: Exports down 6 percent due to unrest (Reuters)


U.S. Egypt envoy: There are signs that Egypt moving towards peaceful resolution (Reuters)

Yeah right. Suleiman/Mubarak still in power. The army is stopping the protests. Hundreds of deads and thousands of wounded isn't what a call a peaceful ``resolution``...which it ain't.

Al Arabiya television retracts its report that Mubarak resigned as ruling party head (Reuters)


U.S. welcomes Gamal Mubarak's resignation from Egypt ruling party (Reuters)

One of Mubarak's sons.

U.S.: Mubarak must stay in power to steer reform in Egypt (Reuters)

ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS?

U.S.: World support crucial to prevent extremists from hijacking Egypt's political transition (AP)

And ``extremists`` means anyone who doesn't want to hand over Egypt to foreign interests.

France suspends sale of arms, tear gas to Egypt (AP)

After protests are almost over? This is BS!

PA: Mideast Quartet failed to take strong stance against settlement building (DPA)

Indeed.

Egypt army seeks to free Tahrir Square for traffic (Reuters)

Yeah for traffic uh?

Amnesty International: Several dozen activists detained by Egypt army have been released (AP)

+1

Two dead after Tunisian police fire at protesters (Reuters)



Peres lauds Mubarak for 'contribution to peace' (AP)

For peace? Really?

Obama speaks to world leaders about protecting human rights groups in Egypt (Haaretz)

This is a freaking joke. Obama tells this while the US is still sending prisoners there to get tortured to death. So PLEASE!

Hundreds protest Egypt leader in several U.S. cities (AP)

+1

Mubarak must stay during transition, says US envoy
Seriously? You people sicken me.

Muslim Brothers say no Islamic revolution in Egypt
Good.

Iraq PM pledges not to seek third term
Good. Especially when your government is a joke and has met only 2-3 times in 2010.

Sakr: March 14 will soon announce its boycott of the cabinet
More trouble in Lebanon...

Nahhas: US Ship Jamming Lebanon Internet
Maybe...but I doubt it.

Geagea Accuses March 8 of Seeking to Form a 'Hizbullah-Syria' Government in Lebanon
Again....

Israel wants to hire PR firms in 10 countries to improve its reputation, according to Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth. Norwegian PR firms have refused.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Government denies orders to stop reporters from covering events in Tahrir square.#egypt about 5 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Yeah right.

Central Cairo's new normal: tanks and soldiers on the streets, helicopters in the sky, and protesters holding Tahrir square.#egypt about 6 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


SultanAlQassemi An activist spoke on @AJArabic of a proposal where Mubarak leaves to Germany for months to continue his treatment until his presidency ends about 12 hours ago via web


Just in: Al Jazeera - The Central Bank in Egypt will open at 10am Sunday and close at 1:30pm. about 13 hours ago via web


#Tahrir is distracting attention from systematic govt campaign against human rights civil society activists #Egypt #Jan25 about 3 hours ago via Mobile Web


DailyNewsEgypt Hossam Badrawy replaces both Safwat El-Sherif and President Mubarak's son, Gamal in their NDP positions. #jan25 about 4 hours ago via web


Cairo stock market to remain closed til further notice, or til they can dig a deeper basement into which the stocks can fall. #Egypt #Jan25 about 5 hours ago via web



mtawfeeqCNN The German diplomat who said there was an assassination attempt against Egypt's new vice president has retracted his comments. about 6 hours ago via web


SultanAlQassemi Ahmad Shafik to BBC Arabic "Some people opened the Tunisian 'catalogue' (used that word) will not succeed in implementing it in Egypt" about 6 hours ago via web


ronhaviv Army trying to push into part of square-people passively resisting-standoff at moment about 8 hours ago via Echofon


SultanAlQassemi Ahmad Shafik to BBC Arabic "I guarantee that Baltagiya (thugs) will not touch the protesters, I will leave this interview & order it again" about 6 hours ago via web


IvanCNN Photojournalist Ron Haviv says scuffles broke out when army officer took down some of the barricades. Now officer negotiating with medics. about 6 hours ago via web


3arabawy Tension between army & protesters is on the rise. I'm told an officer shouted to protesters: Do u think u bought this square with ur money?! about 7 hours ago via Echofon


IvanCNN Standoff. Egyptian Army tanks trying to push thru barricade into Tahrir Square. Opposition form human chain to stop them #Tahrir about 7 hours ago via web


norashalaby Speaker now telling ppl that we should not worry that ppl will start going to work tomorrow. We will continue to occupy the square #Jan25 about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck


estr4ng3d Eye witness: 50-60 pro-Mubarak protesters chanting in the middle of Kasr Elnil bridge, no clashes with others walking on to sq. #Tahrir about 7 hours ago via web


@andersoncooper: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave #Egypt ... It was a hard decision to leave. 9 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Things are getting calmer and you're leaving? Really?

Hearing gunfire as I prepare to sleep! Ugh, not the thugs again! Anyway, glad army is patrolling my street & keeping several tanks on it. 33 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


Plus, I'm tired of leaders using the "Muslim Brotherhood" card to scare, & protect dictators. It's a cheap shot, really. So spare us #Jan25 about 5 hours ago via web

+1

Hilary Clinton is sounding more and more like those pro-Mubarak talking heads on state-controlled TV channels. #Jan25 #Tahrir #Egypt about 5 hours ago via web

+1

There will be a Christian mass tomorrow in #Tahrir in support of the #Jan25 revolution. Please spread! #Egypt about 5 hours ago via web

+1

@3arabawy there was rally for egypt this saturday in Tokyo about 3 hours ago via web


@3arabawy demonstrations all over downtown Geneva for 3 hours today too! about 3 hours ago via web


More protests in Calgary, Bahrain, Armsterdam, Detroit, Seattle, France, Las Vegas and several other cities around the world!


adamakary state media says traffic police to reappear on cairo streets in full force except near tahrir area protests about 5 hours ago via web


Protesters not convinced with NDP resignations, plan mass protests on Sunday #alarabiya #egypt #cairo #jan25 #FREEEGYPT #Internet #25jan about 6 hours ago via web

+1

Coptic church to hold Sunday sermon in Cairo's Tahrir square #alarabiya #egypt #cairo #jan25 #Internet #25jan about 6 hours ago via web


RT "@noornet: Tomorrow at 9 a.m. in #Tahrir , a mass will be held for all #Egypt Christians followed by prayers to all martyrs. #Jan25" about 6 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


Met a Lithuanian man who participated in the Baltic states' revolution 20 yrs ago. Said #Jan25 "the most civilised protest I've ever seen." about 8 hours ago via Tweets60

Indeed.

More tents set up in the square as weather might be chilly/rainy tonight. Tahrir feels more like home everyday. #Tahrir about 8 hours ago via Tweets60


Sarahngb This revolution is teaching me about things I hope to teach my children one day, things I hoped my parents would have taught me. about 9 hours ago via YoruFukurou

+1

Back in room. Took a colleague to the barricade and was given a hard time by civilian checkpoint on re-entry. Army officer saw, kept me out about 1 hour ago via HootSuite


# People are bringing lots of food for folks in the square, others are praying in the line about 6 hours ago via Seesmic for BlackBerry


TravellerW Ppl sitting in front of tanks to make sure they don't enter #Tahrir. Concerned at rapidly souring protestor-army relationship. #egypt #jan25 about 10 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone


Nasserite,Muslim Brotherhood, opposition, or politically unaffiliated, youth band together to defend #Tahrir, and to wait out Mubarak regime about 4 hours ago via web


Spent the past few hours with anti-gov youth on the roof of one of the buildings they now control. Very diverse political opinions #Egypt about 5 hours ago via web



The injured in Tahrir won't leave!

A wedding on Tahrir square
Nice!

And a quote from Mark Twain:


"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned... When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

+1
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw her weight behind the reform effort launched by Mubarak's handpicked Vice President, Omar Suleiman, saying the government's fragile dialogue with the opposition must be given time to unfold or risk being derailed by radical forces.
Which is very sick. Suleiman is total scum. Probably worse than Mubarak.

Gee the US government siding with dictators once again... what a surprise!



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Clinton's comments show us all just how frightened TPTB are they see that the Movement is spreading from Tunis to Serbia and it makes them crap bricks.Mubarak is necessary to the process? no, he's not he and Suliemann should be awaiting trail for crimes against humanity.
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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

@andersoncooper: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave #Egypt ... It was a hard decision to leave. 9 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Things are getting calmer and you're leaving? Really?


I just gotta defend my boy A-Coop here. To be fair, when he arrived there it was mostly peaceful, and he could do his job. The next day he left his hotel and got beaten for doing his job by dangerous government forces in desperate acts. There was no clear warning that this change would happen so quickly and harshly; people were (and still are?) suddenly paying huge sums of money just to enter the airport. So just because it's peaceful right now doesn't mean it can't turn into a holocaust for journalists and foreigners at the drop of a hat, with no warning time to get out. I wouldn't stick around there, either, with such a huge target on my chest. It's not as if he's some unknown reporter from Iowa who wouldn't make for good ransom. AC has Vanderbilt money. They would snatch his @ss up in a heartbeat. The Egyptian people are too busy fighting for their freedom to play bodyguards to journalists, and I don't think AC underestimates the lengths Mubarak will go to (all under the guise of his thugs, of course). He's no wimp, either---he was one of the few who stayed in downtown Port Au Prince overnight to broadcast and helped drag an injured kid out of the middle of a riot; he was on the streets after Katrina despite the terrifying rumors that were going around; he has covered countless war zones and conflicts. He's no wuss about danger, and the fact that he's dipping out while he can is telling, to me anyways, of the reality of the situation on the ground.




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