posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 12:46 AM
Originally posted by Vikus
The attacks on the media are the precursor to a crackdown.
Mubarak or some ally of his will call the Egyptian military away from the city so that the Egyptian police can do a Chinese style crackdown on
And the pesky media won't be there to witness it.
The crackdown started days ago when government employed thugs were sent in to confront the peaceful protesters, police, convicts and who knows who
else have apparently been assured money if they did a good job.
The press are supported internationally and trying to eliminate all but the state reporters from the scene would be a hypothetically suicidal move by
the government knowing the outrage the incidents so far have caused.
Remember that the military in Egypt are supported to the tune of about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars every year and after the recent warnings,
announcements and reports concerning the need to protect the peaceful protesters not only by U.S. spokespersons but international leaders in general,
I cannot see the military leaving. They may not be acting much at the moment but in the last couple of days they have done a little more in the way of
keeping opposing sides apart, detaining people taken to them for saftey and removal and placing vehicle barriers to cordon off certain areas and
Whoever is in charge of the Egyptian military involved knows full well who funds them and removal of the forces would put that funding in jepordy for
Power of the people will always win eventually when so many with such passion and the willingness to die for it are determined to make a change after
so much oppression. Egyptians are smart, they have a dumb government, I think and hope I know who will win.
The only bad side to this may be what the U.S. government will do to get what they want when it comes to electing a new government. Democracy
edit on 4/2/2011 by nerbot because: spellig mistale