Is Egypt Next?

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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Is Egypt Next?


www.newsweek.com

Opposition to Mubarak has been brewing for some time, but only disjointedly. Protests have come and gone, and plans for large-scale demonstrations often fizzle. The Egyptian police state, meanwhile, can be brutally effective at crushing dissent. And in the aftermath of Tunisia, the government is paying close attention; it has unleashed a wave of positive propaganda and released political prisoners.

But following November’s especially contentious parliamentary elections—where the ruling party won an improbable 97 percent of the seats amid accusations of massive vote-rigging—the forces
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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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Is a Tunisian style citizen-based overthrow of the Egyptian government taking hold?

Is a similar internet-based networking system of tens of thousands of angry civilians amassing?

This seemed to be hinted at immediately following the aftermath of the Tunisian events, and does not appear to be going away...

Civil unrest has been brewing for some time in this region, along with police-state-like crushing of dissent or disapproval of the gov, and it appears the masses are beginning to rise up in number, and in intensity...

Things could get interesting here, real soon folks...

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Egypt? Maybe...
My money was on Saudi Arabia but who knows...



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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good info thanks for posting I have been wondering how the people who were protesting there have been quelled it seemed they were destined to overthrow the Gov after that ridiculous election.

it seems the main problem this year will be food and when the people get hungry there will be no pro-Gov propaganda that will save the idiots we call leaders these days...



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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it is spreading...

kc



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Depends on where most of our CIA guys have been setting up the opposition.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Because Egypt imports almost 50% of its wheat, you need to watch what how it handles a food shortage scare.

The price of wheat is going to go through the roof because of the flooding in Australia.

abcnews.go.com...

But some say this massive rain is helping to end the drount and should boost wheat production next year to possible record highs.

www.businessweek.com...

So what is person to believe? Overall, the world is in a wheat deficit and will be for the foreseeable future. Aussie flooding is going to affect this spring's crop and export quotas placed on the Ukraine's wheat crop is causing farmers to plant less since they can't sell outside of their domestic market.

www.agrimoney.com...

A lack of wheat for Egypt has meant riots in the past and it will mean riots in the future. Egypt can absorb the 40% jump in trade deficit for now, but if it continues, look for rioting and possible political destabilization.

Say what you will about the following source being a socialist site, the info contained in the article is solid. You have to look past the socialist rhetoric to see the importance of Egypt to US policy in the Middle East. Tuesday should be interesting in Egypt.

www.wsws.org...


Since the beginning of the revolutionary turmoil in Tunisia, there have been continuous warnings in the media and by politicians of the danger that the protests could spread to other countries in the region or the entire Arab world. Above all, Egypt stands at the centre of such fears.



It is the most important ally of US imperialism in the region and the most populous country, with some 80 million inhabitants. The fear is that were the Egyptian masses to begin to move, the entire imperialist strategy and all of the bourgeois regimes in the region would be at risk.



The fear of action by the Egyptian population can also be seen in a separate statement from the Muslim Brotherhood issued last Wednesday. It declares that the conditions which led to the revolt in Tunisia exist as well in many other countries in the region.



Social conditions for the broad mass of the population are even worse in Egypt than in Tunisia, as documented in statistics recently disclosed at the national symposium of the Arab Labour Organisation (ALO). While in Tunisia 6.6 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, in Egypt the figure is over 40 percent.



According to press reports, at least five people in Egypt have set themselves on fire in recent days in order to draw attention to their desperate situation. In Tunisia, it was just such an incident that triggered the protests that forced the dictator Ben Ali to flee to Saudi Arabia.


Yes Egypt has had self-immolation protests. And they have media disinformation agents at work as well as can be seen in this article.

www.almasryalyoum.com...

- mike



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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Unlike Tunisia, which doens't have much of a military, Egypt and Saudi Arabia do have large militaries and they are not afraid of crushing opposition.

If opposition movements try to do in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, what happened in Tunisia, there will be a bloodbath. It will be another Tiananmen Square or Hungarian Uprising.
edit on 24/1/11 by MikeboydUS because: r



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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Oh shoot! This may be going down now people! The chain reaction may be set into place. Is Egyptian overthrow underway?

In todays related news:


Cairo erupts as Egyptian protesters demand Mubarak resign

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Egypt Tuesday, facing down a massive police presence to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in protests inspired by Tunisia's popular uprising.

Gamal Mubarak, son of President Hosni Mubarak, had fled the country along with his family, according to the Adnkronos International news service.

Demonstrators calling for economic and political reforms broke through police barriers and began marching in Cairo's streets.

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court in downtown Cairo and held large signs that read "Tunisia is the solution" amid massive police deployment, an AFP correspondent said.


Full story:

www.rawstory.com...




posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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Hi DD,

good thread saw this with you and it is erupting fast.

I made a new thread about this raw story article from yesterday I didnt notice you had already posted it until I came to get the link to this thread.

the scary thing is how TPTB can just shut people out of these networking sites, seems more like war than protest.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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No worries brother!

Yes, the fact that gov's are now shutting down networking sites to PREVENT the masses from networking and having access to data and information shows just what a threat they view the net as, in terms of these worldwide uprisings of the populace. It is spawning a global uprising of people tired of being trampled on by 'leaders'.

This is HUGE.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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Like I said in other threads, lets just hope that if the Egyptian government is toppled then it will be replaced by a "true" democratic republic with freedom of speech, freedom of and from religion (desperately needed in the Middle East), etc.

It will be a sad day in history if the new government turns out to be an Islamic Sharia state like that of Iran and Saudi Arabia that is disadvantages to non-muslims and women.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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Heh-heh, and after learning of the Egyptian gov's blocking of Twitter, the cyber-warrior hacker group "Anonymous" has stepped into the foray, yet again.

This whole development, on a global scale, is becoming very, very interesting. I hope people are paying attention here...


‘Anonymous’ calls for attacks on Egyptian government websites

After reports said that social media websites Twitter and Facebook had been restricted in the country, the "Anonymous" Facebook page "Operation Egypt" issued a dire warning to the Egyptian government.

"To the Egyptian Govt : Anonymous challenges all those who are involved in censorship," the group wrote. "Anonymous wants you to offer free access to uncensored media in your entire country. When you ignore this message, not only will we attack your govt websites, we will also make sure that the international media see the horrid reality you impose on your people!"

A graphic on the Facebook page gave instructions for participating in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.


Full Story:

www.rawstory.com...



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 01:46 AM
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The revolution in Tunisia (2011) and Iran (1978) were possible after the military joined protesters. That is not happening in Egypt



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Wishful thinking. The last thing our government wants is the Egyptian people thinking and voting for their own best interests. Egypt is the second or third largest recepient of US military aid for a reason. We keep the current regime in power so they do our bidding.

www.vaughns-1-pagers.com...

- mike





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