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Asked whether Mubarak should step down, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said, "No, I think the time has come for President Mubarak to move in the direction to be more responsive to some of the needs of the people out there." He further said that he felt Mubarak would respond to the "legitimate concerns that are being raised" and that many of the protesters were middle-class people simply looking for more opportunity.
Ahmed, the protester, said Egypt wants democracy, after the American model, and he was disappointed by the United States' reaction to the protests and its support for Mubarak.
"We can't understand how come this leader of the free world is looking the other way when it comes to our rights or freedom," he said. "The despotic regime that (the U.S.) supports always demonizes the image of United States ... always putting blame on the United States for everything."
Originally posted by Secularist
Cant wait for Egypt to join us in the free world.
Originally posted by MMPI2
Right, someone challenges your opinions - so they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about? Wow. That's some kind of perverse logic at play.
I don't deal in opinion. I deal in fact.
And yes, you are absolutely right. The person to whom you are referring has absolutely no idea what they are talking about. No idea at all.
Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by MMPI2
If you've been following anything, the Egypt Police force are the most hated by the people, because of their brutality. They also have plain clothes cops all around that they call thugs.
Its widely known that Egypt gets 1.3 billion a year in MILITARY aid.
The people are rioting because they are poor. You have to be pretty desperate to go out with the possibility of getting killed every day.
By the second term of the Bush administration, CIA documents show there were efforts to cultivate Muslim Brotherhood groups in Europe for U.S foreign policy aims.
Originally posted by masqua
Ever hear of anyone able to herd cats? Let me know if you do, because that's the kind of leadership required to unite all of Islam under the banner of religious radicalism.
It happened once that Islam spread around the Mediteranian all the way into Spain. Lasted 50 years and failed due to inner strife. Truth be told, factions upon factions (have been and) are continually at each other's throats.
Sound familiar? It should, because it's the same notion as thinking Southern Baptists, Catholics and Calvinists could get behind each other to unite into a single Christian faith. Hasn't happened in 1700 years. There's just as much division within Islam as there is within Christianity.
Roll Islam and Christianity into one group and then call them all Jews... think it's hopeless? Well, they ALL worship the same God and OT Bible, so why not?
About the same chance the Brotherhood has, imho.edit on 31/1/11 by masqua because: Added (have been and)