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Almost totally peaceful and successful revolution in Egypt?

Props to them.

Al-Jazeera English's live feed is just staggering, incidentally. If you aren't watching it, take a look.
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Now the interesting part begins.
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MWChapel wrote:
Now the interesting part begins.


Yeah. Turning things over to the military has worked out so well for other countries in the past. Hope it works out for Egypt, but I remain skeptical and cautiously optimistic.
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mightygodking wrote:
Almost totally peaceful


300 dead so far.
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col_w wrote:
mightygodking wrote:
Almost totally peaceful


300 dead so far.


I'm not up to date on my government overthrows, but that doesn't seem like a whole lot in the grand scheme of things.
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And the violence was instigated by the dictator himself.
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Much lamentation here in the right wing media, the Muslim Brotherhood name being dropped ad nauseum. Lot's of BO is "whatever" talk. Reality is the same people who were saying WHOA NELLY are the same ones who were pushing the POTUS to go to the mat for the Iranian protesters. The duplicity is annoying…. When Egypt doesn’t become radicalized I hope the left wing media jams it in their faces.
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mightygodking wrote:
Almost totally peaceful and successful revolution in Egypt?


I hope you'll pardon me if I wait a while to see what "successful" means.

It's very good that democratic reforms appear to be on their way. But given the history of the nation and the fact that the military basically forced the president out, I'll withhold judgment on success for a while.

Props to the people for sticking to their guns. I hope that the reforms are real.
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perfalbion wrote:
mightygodking wrote:
Almost totally peaceful and successful revolution in Egypt?


I hope you'll pardon me if I wait a while to see what "successful" means.

It's very good that democratic reforms appear to be on their way. But given the history of the nation and the fact that the military basically forced the president out, I'll withhold judgment on success for a while.

Props to the people for sticking to their guns. I hope that the reforms are real.


The new regime will be just as susceptible to the new found ‘power of the protest’. It seems that from now on the only regimes that will survive are the ones where the members of the military are willing to shoot their own neighbors to stay in power.

THIS IS FABULOUS NEWS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD>
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MWChapel wrote:
Now the interesting part begins.


Oh, come now. The other part was interesting, too.

Also: I hope this begins (or continues) Al Jazeera English's ascent into the mainstream consciousness. There coverage throughout the entire affair has been incredible, and they've made no attempt to conceal the fact that their sympathy lies squarely with the protesters. I hope CNN and CNBC were taking notes. Hell, I hope the rest of the world was watching Egypt and taking notes.
 
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