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Egyptian Army Ordered to use live ammunition

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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:23 AM
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Egyptian Army Ordered to use live ammunition


english.aljazeera.net

Al Jazeera is reporting that the army has been ordered to use live ammunition on the protesters.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:23 AM
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Which is disgusting if it is true. The people of Egypt are demanding change, and because of that they get shot? This is the 21st centuary, not the middle ages.

Is this always going to be the situation when people demand change? Furthermore, the governments of this world absolutely must come out and demand that Mubarak stand down.

english.aljazeera.net
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Been following this all morning watching multiple feeds. Have not heard this anywhere. Been watching Al Jazeera for hours.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:30 AM
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The military has already REFUSED so don't worry. Cudios to Egypt's military!!!



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Same, watched since 10pm last night until 6am then had to work all day until 8pm and back to it LOL



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Keep in mind who ever controls the military controls the country and Mubarak does NOT have control of the Military who has continued to support the protestors.

Mubarak will have to eventually step down, he will have no choice but Egyptians can NOT afford to see Mubarak leave the country.....or they loose billions (see below)

www.politicolnews.com...



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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That would be unwise of Mubarak. He would certainly lose any support he has left in the world. If this is true it will probably prompt the U.S. to take a definitive stand against him, and not just the middle ground. Mubarak has been a loyal ally of the U.S. up to this point but I don't see how we can take his side in this situation.

The last I heard on the tv was that the army and the protesters were pretty sympatico.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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It flashed up on Al Jazeera for about five minutes, but it is not there at the moment. Clearly this has not happened yet, which is absolutely a good thing, but if true, it a terrible thing to order.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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They say 150 killed ..
its game over for the mubarak government ... nobody will support him now

HES FINISH
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edit on 1/30/2011 by Ben81 because: S&F



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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Mubarek fiddles while Egypt burns !!!

sound familiar ???

the longer Mubarek waits to resign and leave,
the more of Egypt that will be destroyed.

It would be in the best interest of Egyptians
that he step down.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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In Romania 1989, our dictator Ceausescu also ordered the usage of LIVE ammunition , but the army refused. The purpose of the army is to defend a nation, hopefully the Egyptian army will act wise as the population of a country is made up of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers of the soldiers. I hope all the best for the Egyptian population!

If the Egyptian dictator will not give up soon, he could have the same end our dictator Ceausescu had in 89 - executed with LIVE ammunition, by the army he hoped to turn against the population..

Edited to add: The execution of Ceausescu was necessary in 89 , as the only way to stop dedicated militia killing the people..
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by Ben81
They say 150 killed ..
its game over for the mubarak government ... nobody will support him now

HES FINISH

so is 150 people dead the magic number
that gets Revolution in a country ???

(Note to self) remember this number
when these protests come to America.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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Egyptian Airforce fighter pilots flying VERY LOW over Cairo........



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:53 AM
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Whats the bet Mubarak will step down? he has no choice now



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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The Egyptian Army won't follow these orders. I've seen plenty of pictures of them siding with, or at the very least stopping the police and secret service types from causing any more harm. The Egyptians respect their Army, unlike the Police and Government, so hopefully they will reciprocate.

Don't forget, the Tunisian Army was orderd to do the same, the next day their President fled the country and the Army openly promised to support the people.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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You have to take your hat off to the Egyptian Military......I'm so amazed they have held their own



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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This is what will happen:

Army and Police ordered to use live amunition

Police Agree

Army Refuse

Army protect the people from the Police

Possibility: Army join the protestors, Police/Government v Army/Protestors.
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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Fighter jets are now flying over the square, at ever lower levels



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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Who's watching on the live feed here?



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

"Hearing UNCONFIRMED info that the Egyptian Army getting ready to announce President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down."

All over twitter...


Army ordered to use live fire on protesters! Aljazeera English News Channel



Azhar people (highest religious authority) is joining judges and people on tharir square demanding mubarak to step down!

+1


RT @shadihamid: Apparently, these captured documents say that authorization of shoot-to-kill orders will come at 12 am tonight



AlJaz and Arabeya reporting: Muslim Brotherhood demand #Mubarak to resign or to face criminal trial in Egypt.

+1


AlJaz and Arabeya reporting: Muslim Brotherhood agreeing with parties for Baradei to lead the transition government



Pro-people army just arrived at Mubarak's hideout... so far no shooting

Hopefully they ask him to surrender or else.


Opposition figure tells me regime shutting down all TV (al jazeera, etc.) so it can take harsh action against protestors in the dark



Brotherhood figure tells me: "tonight is the night" & fears major bloodshed



Muslim Brotherhood figure tells me on phone this new govt is a "war government" & that MB is preparing for the worst



El Baradei may make a statement later today and take the lead for a transitional government

MUBARAK IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!


Cairo tense as curfew approaches. Begins in 25 min. Men, boys on almost every corner with sticks and knives.



Egyptian government tv : "Stop watching Al jazeera, we have the only real news"


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I had to quote this. It pretty much encompasses everything up to this point.
Also, as previously said, the army has already refused to fire at civilians and they have searched everyone that entered Tahrir Square so no undercover cops get in.

@Romanian: Indeed, the situation is fairly similar to what happened here in '89. Let's just hope that Mubarak is not allowed to flee in Israel as speculated by some.


ETA: The egyptian army also arrested any cops and plain clothes cops that were looting and kept them under arrest to deal with them later.
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