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Anderson Cooper Attacked by Mob in Egypt

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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To be fair, I'm sure that was more cynical sarcasm than a true desire to see Anderson killed. But, once backed into a corner he's probably too proud to admit that he didn't mean it that way.

On topic, it's pretty ominous to me how the government thugs are trying so hard to get journalists out, as I said before. They want all the cameras off, anybody's guess as to why, but I'm sure it's not to peacefully negotiate with the demonstrators...




posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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anybody who contributes to mass confusion in our society deserves to be punished much less stripped of their ability to continue brainwashing our country to a more degree that is irreversible. there are countless things these people are responsible for that we as a whole are suffering for.

there is NO freedom of speech on the mainstream news, everything is filtered and everything is screened before even coming onto the air.

i would continue but i would just end up flipping my lid..



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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I have been keeping up as best I can on these events via the internet. I don't do corporate TV so can't honestly comment from that point of view.

My main source has been AlJazeeraLive on their youtube channel, blogs and independant websites. Their reporting is broad and contains many different perspectives including views on the actual reporting and reporters by all sides.

They are reporting about arrests and detaining of reporters, few mentions of violence involved although I'm sure it was evident in some cases. TPTB in Egypt are working hard to keep news from the outside world. AlJazeera interviewed the Vice controller (I think that was her title) of the Egyptian state TV who walked out last night protesting that she should be allowed to show BOTH sides of the story and broadcast information concerning the anti government protesters too and not just the pro government supporters. Kudos to her, and she was having to work under threats of death!

Arrest of Egyptian bloggers has also been reported along with international news crews.

I have respect for ANYONE who would place themselves in danger to provide the outside world with information.

I must also say I am disgusted with the pathetic reporting of most of the mainsteam media and their out of date statistics and lack of updates on this whole event, something that some of them seem to be playing down in favour of the normal rubbish on the front page.

I still feel distaste for some of the humorous comments earlier in this thread but also accept that we are all just human too and that responsible thought can sometimes take a while.

I hope the people in Liberation square are safe tonight and that tommorrow brings the dawn of a new era for Egypt without the bloodshed we have seen in the last few days.

I have learned much from the events in Egypt. The biggest tug on my heartstrings is the passion and the bravery from everyday people standing up for what they truly believe in. They are willing to die for these beliefs. They put most of us to shame but offer something to be proud of in our human race and something to stand up for everywhere.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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I have learned much from the events in Egypt. The biggest tug on my heartstrings is the passion and the bravery from everyday people standing up for what they truly believe in. They are willing to die for these beliefs. They put most of us to shame but offer something to be proud of in our human race and something to stand up for everywhere.


I couldn't agree with you more: Most of us will never have to make such choices.... Look at their faces-tells it all.








posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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anderson said

.suddenly a young man would look at you and punch you in the face."

quoted from the story ...I dont know why that is so funny to me but i about fell off my chair, for real
lmfao



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by nerbot
I hope the people in Liberation square are safe tonight and that tommorrow brings the dawn of a new era for Egypt without the bloodshed we have seen in the last few days.


I have worries about what may be coming for the people in the square, the government there has effectively shut down the media, there are no more live feeds at the moment. I believe they had already started sniping demonstrators when the last live feeds were being brought down. Reporters were hiding out in hotels and filming from high vantage points, but apparently the government thugs were going into the hotels and rounding them up violently. Now that the reporters are shut down, who knows what this day will bring...



I have learned much from the events in Egypt. The biggest tug on my heartstrings is the passion and the bravery from everyday people standing up for what they truly believe in. They are willing to die for these beliefs. They put most of us to shame but offer something to be proud of in our human race and something to stand up for everywhere.


I feel the same. But I think the military has a vested interest in keeping the status quo, which is probably why they are letting the pro-Mubarak thugs have free reign. They can outlast the people, who are going to need to feed themselves and their families soon. The pro-Mubarak thugs will be provided food, water, and pay. The military is pretending to be neutral, but they're pretending badly.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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That is funny when singled out I guess...we've all been a few places like that. They were definitely half-assing it, or they just don't know how to hit...Anderson's face looked no different last night than it did the night before. After being punched about the head and ears so many times, you'd expect to see some swelling. I want to go there and rule that place, lol...



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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“It was either me or that little Third World urchin.”

Where was that kid when Anderson needed him this time?



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd
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That is funny when singled out I guess...we've all been a few places like that. They were definitely half-assing it, or they just don't know how to hit...Anderson's face looked no different last night than it did the night before. After being punched about the head and ears so many times, you'd expect to see some swelling. I want to go there and rule that place, lol...


By all means let's trash Anderson Copper some more for doing his job. This whole thread isn't about the Egyptians and their quest for freedom...It's about bashing a gay lib. Is it because he's rich, homosexual, what? What is the fascination with trashing someone just trying to do their job. If you don't like his political stance don't watch him. shees!!!
Adolescent macho posing is my guess.
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Um, go back a couple pages and read my posts, then come back and say I'm trashing AC. I was referring to that particular quote, and the lack of physical damage to AC's face after being punched 10 times. Not sure why whatever crawled up your butt did, but it's got it all wrong.

From my first post in this thread, on page 10...


Exactly right, for being the rich, elitist sissie many here behind their computers are declaring him to be, he sure puts himself right in the middle of the most extreme situations on earth, consistently.


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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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Our hero, Anderson Cooper...risking life and limb to provide his braindead viewers with more lies, propaganda and corporate grandstanding. I wouldn't be surprised if this entire story was staged for ratings, since CNN is getting their butts kick by actual somewhat legitimate news sources. As if people are really interested in what happens to this guy's pretty face.
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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I noticed these two pictures and thought I would post them.

Pepsi Cola Molotov Cocktails.



Made in the USA tear gas.



Isn't it nice to see we are exporting things to other countries. "Sarcasm."

No wonder why they hate us. Everything looks like this after the use of Made in the USA items.



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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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Um, go back a couple pages and read my posts, then come back and say I'm trashing AC.


He's a piece of garbage who is a puppet for insidious corporate scum, so he more than deserves to be trashed.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
Fox News team severly beaten

For all of the bandwagon jumpers, flipfloppers, and hip dudes, there is an equally interesting story in another of Anon's threads at the link above.

I wonder how many people's opinions will change from one thread to the other?


You really seem to be polarizing this attack, and certainly have little faith in the members here.
I can't stand FOX news, but don't expect me to wish their reporters dead.

"PC" has nothing to do with acting like a mature adult, no matter how many times people try to use it to excuse childish behavior.

- Lee
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Be that as it may, he has some big nads to put himself in the situations he does. This thread is a discussion about that, not about insiduous corporations.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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My bad, I obviously need to do a bit more research into this event. You don't think its got anything to do with a smokescreen being used to cover up the magnetic fluctuations and seismic events which are occurring over there at the moment do you? It couldn't possibly be an "orchestrated by the powers that be" riot to throw everyone off the land movements, could it? Wash my mouth out with soap for thinking such devious thoughts about the powers that be, they're all real good people for sure, with only the people of the country's best interests at heart.


Why are Egyptian government forces protecting the pyramids? who and what are they protecting them from?



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by kiwitina948
My bad, I obviously need to do a bit more research into this event.


No worries, I've been bored the past couple days cuz my offroad truck is being fixed, so I've been watching this all unfold live. Everything was peaceful until the government paid thugs rode in on camels. A much less effective version of Iran's Basij militia, they're the ones who attacked reporters, but since the government doesn't want to bring any outside forces into the mix, they aren't killing foreigners. That's why it's not about luck in this case.



You don't think its got anything to do with a smokescreen being used to cover up the magnetic fluctuations and seismic events which are occurring over there at the moment do you?


Hmmmm. No, probably not. I think this would be epic overkill as far as smokescreens are concerned.



Wash my mouth out with soap for thinking such devious thoughts about the powers that be, they're all real good people for sure, with only the people of the country's best interests at heart.


If the "people of the country" means the PTB themselves, then yes. They're great people who care about those people very much.




Why are Egyptian government forces protecting the pyramids? who and what are they protecting them from?


I believe there are alot of very valuable artifacts in the pyramids, they're probably trying to avoid what happened in Iraq after the fall of Saddam. Alot of very valuable artifacts were looted....



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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CNN is reporting that AC was attacked again today, apparently in a vehicle, the government thugs smashed the windows and tried to get them out of the car. The driver was able to get through the roadblock though...



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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The non state news media there are being oppressed and silenced.

There isn't near a loud enough outcry over this, which is very odd.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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The news stations are now reporting what I've been saying all day, that they're most likely silencing the media for a reason. They can't unleash the brutality they want to on the demonstrators with the eyes of the world on them. The vice president Mubarak appointed basically told government supporters to target foreigners today by flat out saying that foreign news organizations are behind the protests. They've effectively stopped all live feeds from the square now, today is going to be bloody in Egypt...
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