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Where'd Egypts huge police force go?

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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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They've been rioting and looting of course. I've seen tons and tons of reports of this on Twitter, BBC and Al Jazeera. Most civillian people in egypt dont have guns, but there are lots of armed gangs roaming the streets.

I would probably use this tactic if I was a dictator with nothing to lose.

Here's an article that mentions it .

www.smh.com.au...


I've heard that they will be back in uniform tomorrow. I guess we'll see what happens.




posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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Some of the officers that were caught are now in the custody of the army if we were to trust several reports.
Even though it was a good tactic to spread confusion, it pretty much failed.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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I ask this, where are all the protestors?

I ask because in live picture we can see just maybe 2000 in Tahir Square at this moment... and all without organizations and in open ground!

Easy task to fight this uprising for police tonight... just jail them all. I Hope not, but without any fortress and number so low - People will lose this fight. Soon. Possibly tonight



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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I think they are all home guarding their houses. I don't think this revolution will be squashed. I've never used twitter before really, but now I see how powerful it can be to get up to the minute updates.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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From all I heard the police were pretty much hated in Egypt. Whereas (if reports are to be believed) the army was more well liked.

I heard early reports of some police getting out of their uniforms and joining the protests. I would guess those that are not part of the protests, rioting and looting are now hiding.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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I heard early reports of some police getting out of their uniforms and joining the protests. I would guess those that are not part of the protests, rioting and looting are now hiding.


Reportedly, a lot of police officers have quit when the protests began.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Well some news sources are reporting snipers shooting protesters from buildings.

Maybe they're laying low and taking pot shots?



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
Well some news sources are reporting snipers shooting protesters from buildings.

Maybe they're laying low and taking pot shots?


Which news sources?? Please provide links as id like to check it out



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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If I was in the police force there right now Id be figuring how to get out of there. Lets face it, if this revolution occurs, those police esp. the mid level leadership will be up against a wall and being offered a cigarette. The high ups have the means to get out quick the rest are screwed.

You do not want to be the one without a chair when this music stops unless you have a death wish



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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Snipers taking out all leaders first. Very possible happening now or soon.

In my trained eyes - without moving all the time place to place, attacking threats, not taking any great building or homebase for ruling operations, but just staying in Tahir at open ground like sheeps, is a great tactical mistake from protesters. and reason for possibly loosing this uprising.

Police will come back, with snipers and tanks, reloaded guns. and new strenght - and I quess they will demolish Tahir with lightning strike, very soon.

Why protestors dont prepare for worst ??? !!! - Mubarak is still there and he will hit back.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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Police made tactical pull back after chaos in friday - and now people thinks they have win something... But I rather see they are regrouping, investigating situation, making plan - refueling... And because people are just staying in Tahir, without making preparations for worst, they will loose this battle. Tonight - is my quess.

I would order counter operations to full steam tonight 04-05 am.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

2nd page - there's some links.

Also rumours all over other forums and twitter of two planes dropping Israeli snipers and ammo in abandoned buildings.

Scary stuff if true.

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EDIT: Also rumours of the Presidential guard arriving, protesters begging the military to not abandon them.

forums.somethingawful.com...

twitter.com...
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
www.abovetopsecret.com...

2nd page - there's some links.

Also rumours all over other forums and twitter of two planes dropping Israeli snipers and ammo in abandoned buildings.

Scary stuff if true.

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EDIT: Also rumours of the Presidential guard arriving, protesters begging the military to not abandon them.

forums.somethingawful.com...

twitter.com...
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Cheers dude much appreciated

I saw the fighter jets on the news earlier....seems weird to call in fighter jets for people on the ground....unless they wanted to scare them indoors or wanted to blow them all up? What goods a plane in a riot??

I would put nothing past their evil dictator.....if true...yes truely worrying


EDIT: Just to add this video of someone being sniped.....walking away!!!! SCUM!!!


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