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Unrest in Cairo, CNN Arabic feed

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by plexus
reply to post by MissSmartypants
 


Could you imagine a million uncontrollable people in a small part of a large city?

When the people take control, anything is possible.


Last night Press Tv said there were 2 million in the square, and Sky News said there was 200,000

No difference eh


Which should we believe ?




posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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just wanted to throw something out there. clearly, the demonstrators in egypt have valid claims and concerns. but could the impetus have come from a completely outside entity (us or other large nation) in order to keep the watching world distracted? are more conspiratorial events happening just abit away from the demonstration hotspots? its hard to believe that all of a sudden this huge mass of people show up and take center stage in the media. methinks some other type of ets coverup is happening right under egypt's nose. something is being put in, taken out, or making contact in the egyptian desert. what better way to deploy security and military forces because there is actually unrest going on.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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sorry when i posted the veiw must have changed



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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I know this will probably get little to know sympathy or respect, but I am quite frankly sick of hearing about all this. It's high time the military actually steps in and does something before that country falls into a all out civil war. Then you can forget about all the politics because at that point it is all out the window. They made there point. The man is leaving just because he isn't leaving right this second, and honestly gotta give them man credit for that. They achieved there goal. As stated in an earlier post the president is not absolute power he re-appointed his entire cabinet.

As for our turn will come well I respectfully disagree. This country has already gone down that road before and I highly doubt it will happen again. The Civil War was probably one of the most shameful moments in American History. If you want change then make change. Violence, Anarchy, and Revolution are not the only way to make change, and in fact normally does not make any changes at all. The only result is death, injury etc.

I know that a lot of you will not agree with any of this but that is my opinion. Regardless of what you believe there are innocent men and women stuck in the middle of all that crap in Egypt and no one is doing anyone any good.

As for the Pro-Mubarak protesters. I read earlier that the majority of them are people who are just fed up of the rioting and all and need food, water and other supplies. Thanks to the rioting they are unable to get said supplies. So yea I might be a little ticked off as well especially if I needed to feed my family and friends. I think the point of it all has been lost. Whether you agree or not the time to stop has come and gone and someone needs to stand up and do something about it. Did they just sit aside and report on LA during the riots there? No they stopped it.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Aren't some of the dead sea scrolls in egypt?



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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I believe there are, but one thing is for sure there is a lot of world history there and it would be a true shame for it to get lost forever. Especially if it was beyond an accident. It is almost enough to make me wanna go crack a few rioters in the ..



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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I think we can calm down www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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I'd be willing to bet that if any museums are to be torched, its to cover the fact that they are already empty.
Be it civilian, military, or exiting regime. Perhaps even the MB to further stir the pot.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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So while those guys are fighting for their life and freedom you are asking them to take care of antiquities ? You don't have a clue do you ?

You know, during the French Revolution, people were burning and destroying every piece of art that came to their hands, demolishing churches and ripping paintings.

And what first comes to your mind when you're talking about France ? Painting or Revolution ?

That what it takes.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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Thanks for the link - good to hear the museums are alright and I certainly hope they stay that. There is absolutely no need for either side to destroy antiqities! I am beginning to change my thoughts on this due to the violence. What started out as a protest has become a reason for violence in the streest and with violence no one wins.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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So while those guys are fighting for their life and freedom you are asking them to take care of antiquities ? You don't have a clue do you ?


Considering I've studied the impacts of war in middle eastern societal hierarchies I would say I have somewhat of a clue.

Do you?

I'm not sure where you get the idea that people are fighting, other people are also making it sound like Egypt has already erupted into Civil War, which is completely untrue. You are also comparing a large war proliferated by numerous factions, to a political and socialist uprising which is completely incomparable.

People are making a stand, considering tourism counts for a vast majority of revenue for the Egyptian government I would think preserving their social heritage and antiquities would be very high on the priority list.

What's the point of fighting if you have nothing to come back to?



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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I bet he moved them all out to his privet collection.
then burnt it down.

god I hope so. hate to lose all that!



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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It has already been confirmed that nothing associated with the Museum of Cairo has been set on fire or is currently burning, please discontinue perpetuating disinformation.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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CAIRO – More than 700 people have been injured, and one soldier has been killed, after thousands of anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak supporters clashed in the streets of Cairo Wednesday, hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks at each other.


www.liveleak.com...

there are several other links. I have a hard time seeing how you can say


Originally posted by plexus

I'm not sure where you get the idea that people are fighting, other people are also making it sound like Egypt has already erupted into Civil War, which is completely untrue. You are also comparing a large war proliferated by numerous factions, to a political and socialist uprising which is completely incomparable.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Since the conflict will continue and will be bigger right now, I still fear the museum is not yet safe.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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I don't understand, you've studied the impacts of war in middle eastern societal hierarchies yet you said there is no war, if so how is your opinion more relevant here ? (I'm not even asking for a scan of your diploma but eh, here's my qualification : I've got a doctorate in 'impacts of war in middle eastern societal hierarchies').

When people are fighting the police to end 30 years of tiranny by putting down their dictator, with 150~ deaths and thousands of wounded in a week I call it a fight, if not a revolution. I don't know where you got that idea that it was a fight between factions (if by factions you mean something else that 'Moubarak&police' and 'people').

And who gives a damn about tourists when it comes to your liberty/life ?
They are looking for a better life, not a wealthier country, wealth will come after freedom.
edit on 2-2-2011 by BobbyTarass because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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You really should take a watch at what's going on over there.

Al Jazeera LIVE feed



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Garbage. Change the title of this thread. Not happening. Not burning. B.S. Change it before people start believing the lie you are perpetuating is truth.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Looks like i'm eating my words anyway..

CNN's Ivan Watson is reporting new intense gunfire just moments ago in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Anderson has the live breaking news details on the crisis in Egypt.

ac360.blogs.cnn.com...

A few people throwing molotov cocktails doesn't usually constitute a war, but people arming themselves with guns to take on the army does.

I'll happily admit i was probably a bit behind in the news and therefore wrong.

EDIT: I also never said I had a doctorate in anything, I said i had studied relevant subjects which were part of module material for another course I was doing at the time.
edit on 2-2-2011 by plexus because: additional information added



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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any updates?>



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