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Egypt: Internet down, police counterterror unit up

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Triztheone
have you ever thought that it's quite funny that in all international cases everyone just has to know what 'USA' thinks about it... What USA say about it..


I mean does their oppinion matter more than others????


yeah ... its matter because of military budget greater than rest of the world combined ...

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by exile1981
The down side is that I seriously doubt Egypt will transform into a democracy. At best they will exchange one dictator for another... at worst they will become a theocracy like Iran. We all know how Islamic states deal with historic artifacts, look at what they did to the buddha statue in Afganastan.


Look what US forces done in Babylon.

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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um, what happens if the muslim brotherhood is in complete control of egypt? i mean, does anyone know if they are wahabi driven or any taliban connections? cause the taliban were blowing up 2000 year old buddha statues in a country that wasn't initially muslim. just worried about ancient history.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Sorry to have to tell you democracy will never lead to peace and prosperity! Those in power do not, and will not, give up the power they have over the masses! They have fooled you into believing that by embracing their technologies that you'll be free. Truth is, you'll become slaves in their system, dependent on it for everything!



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by Steam
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.



Agree with your hopes, but it was just a few weeks ago we were hearing about Mossad Agents being in Egypt.

I doubt they would have started this sort of thing because this is very bad situation for Israel now if things go to extreme, but perhaps they knew something was going on and were in there trying to get a handle on it.

Either that or even with Mubarak in charge Israel felt the need to send spies in, so even with a 'friendly' neighbour they felt threatened. What do they feel now


Obviously nothing is going to happen anytime soon about Israel but once the new regime gets installed, and even if it's the same old one, things are going to change dramatically.

It's going to be interesting to see what USA does about this. The reason we are bombing Afghanistan is to install democracy, so i don't see how they can support anything except a democratic Egypt .... and if they vote for Hammas or some similar organisation like what happened in Gaza, all hell is going to break loose in that area.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by marinesniper0351
reply to post by IsraeliGuy
 


I agree never heard about Isreal hitting the kill switch...?


Everything is for first time:
Telegraph.co.uk

Yeah, it is hearsay but plausible.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Do counterterror units use snipers to pick off the more aggressive protestors?



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by zeddissad2

Originally posted by marinesniper0351
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I agree never heard about Isreal hitting the kill switch...?


Everything is for first time:
Telegraph.co.uk

Yeah, it is hearsay but plausible.


I inadvertently lumped media blackouts in with the internet. I will now revised that to say media blackouts via the internet, most specifically referring to the flotilla incident and going back as far as the lst war on Lebanon.I should have clarified that earlier in a reply but forgot..



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by LanMan54
Do counterterror units use snipers to pick off the more aggressive protestors?


In America counter terror units FUND and CREATE the protests. You don't need snipers when you're orchestrating the whole event. Much easier that way.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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CNN just announced last flight out of Cairo to the west is a Delta flight leaving in their morning.

After that they are closing the airport due to "civil unrest."



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Hope the US doesn't get too involved by supporting the dictating government there. It will only create "blowback" and produce anti US groups in Egypt.

History has shown our involvement in the Middle East usually creates terrorism. Let's not make the same mistake in Egypt.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Military in streets in Cairo. Fear of death, not 'respect' for the military, calms the situation so they say. It is just simply incredible to listen to the bull on the MS news. Now we have on FOX news two individuals, women, claiming that we have free, fair, and open elections in America! What lies! There are many smarter-than-I-am people that have openly talked of, and shown, how congress people in this nation are bought and paid for by the global corporations and their lobbyists! Other reports exist to prove that electronic voting can be 'rigged', and it gets even more complicated than this when it comes to how electronic technologies can be used to influence thoughts! These same female reporters continue to say that the protestors are seeking true 'democracy' and 'universal rights', yet the truth is they are in the streets because the present economic system is failing! This is about SURVIVAL! The Pentagon released a report not long ago saying that future wars would be fought for SURVIVAL! Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom, just as the prophets foretold!



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
Haha.

They are so pathetic they have to shut down free communication.

What a joke the Egyptian gov't is.

I hope they collapse tomorrow.

Better get those private jet's prepped and ready to go.

Anyone who censors truth has no place in a position of "authority". They need to be kicked out.


This will apply to all governments across the world



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Looks like Al Jazeera Livestream is cutted...

- Does anyone have link to stream / live from Cairo / Alexandria or Suez?



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Democracy...you don't want that. You want a democratic republic..mob rule democracy sucks because the common person knows jack snip about whats going on politically...elected representitives is the only way to go currently.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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All eyes on Al Jazeera folks, they are there, on the inside as usual, and critical of the Muslim Brotherhood taking power.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:07 PM
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Protesters at the Information Ministry in Cairo are chanting, "The people and the army, we are one," CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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update.. now the presidential guard is on its way to the tv station location.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by freedish
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counterTERROR unit? Rioters -aren't- terrorists.
i guess it goes to show you how the country views its citizens.
and why take down the internet...what good does that do?



The protestors cannot contact one another to mass plan for one.
The rest of the world doesn't get to see the dirty tricks the governments will use next against those they demonize as 'terrorists'.
Next stop - America, where people obviously don't know when someone has taken over.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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Im shocked to say the least that a select few people in this thread are defending the actions of a nation that silences its people and hides its brutality within the smoke screens of tyranny. Do not tell me Egypt is a Democracy when they shut down the communication with the outside world, I highly doubt the people voted for that. A democracy listens to the people - It does not militarize the streets and ensure that they are not heard!

What have they learned of democracy? You can't brag about its benefits if they've only had it for 4 years - Laughable at best when you look at their present situation.

Humanity cries up from the depths of oppression to be heard, to be fed, to be cared for and respected as a group of sentient beings who seek prosperity in a world large enough for all of us.

If the UN or global power players had any credibility at all, it should be pressuring Egypt to reopen its internet and allow the people the right to communicate with the outside world.

But we know they arent really interested in that - are they?



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