Egypt Revolution: Take 2

Tyler Durden's picture

Remember how happy the Egyptain population was to depose one dictator only to have him replaced with a ruling military junta, and how prosaic, not to mention cynical, our assumption was that the newly "democratic" country has three months before the country experiences another post-Thermiodrian revolution? Well, our estimate was three weeks off. As the video shows, Tahrir Square (remember it? the second black swan of 2011 after that whole Tunisia thing...) is once again the latest and greatest place to go, be seen, and occasionally, shot at.

And from Reuters, here's why Suez Canal concerns, so promptly put to bed, will likely reemerge within a month:

Egypt's ruling military council said on Saturday it would clear protesters from a central Cairo square with "firmness and force" to allow life to return to normal.

Speaking at a news conference, a senior military officer blamed trouble in Tahrir Square on "elements that backed the counter-revolution", a reference to people loyal to the administration of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

At least they did not blame the snow. In the meantime inquiring minds want to know: just how many of the CIA boots on the ground currently in Libya were positioned there after "completing" their job in neighboring Egypt...

Some more from Al Jazeera:

Hundreds of protesters demanding that Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, be put on trial for alleged corruption, have retaken Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, hours after security forces attempted to disperse them, in a clash that killed at least one person.

By 7am (local time) on Saturday morning, army and central security troops appeared to have withdrawn, leaving the square to protesters who set vehicles on fire and began setting up barricades made of furniture and left-behind barbed wire.

"The number of protesters remaining in the square is swelling, as news [of the clashes] spreads through the city," reported Mike Hanna, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo.

Hundreds of army and security forces troops had stormed the square earlier, in an attempt to disperse the thousands of protesters.

In scenes reminiscent of the violent 18-day uprising that ousted longtime President Mubarak in February, protesters and riot police threw rocks at each other, and security forces responded by firing tear gas, witnesses said.

Egypt's health ministry said that one person was killed and 71 injured after those clashes. The military had earlier denied that anyone was hurt or killed in the raid of the square.

Groups of protesters rallying around the southeast corner of the square threw bottles and possibly petrol firebombs at riot police, Michelle May, a freelance journalist, told Al Jazeera.

One of the main roads running east from Tahrir Square towards Talaat Harb Square was virtually empty, and gunfire seemed to have subsided, a witness said.

The military in a statement released through the state MENA news agency, said that security forces were attempting to enforce a 2am to 5am (local time) curfew.

"Elements from the interior ministry along with some noble citizens confronted the riotous actions and enforced the curfew without any losses," the statement read. "The armed forces stress that they will not tolerate any acts of rioting or any act that harms the interest of the country and the people."

A separate statement carried on the military's Facebook page blamed "remnants" of Mubarak's National Democratic Party for the clashes, and ordered the arrest of four party members it accused of "thuggery" during the sit-in.

Guns fired, rocks thrown

Most of the protesters retreated after the army entered the square, witnesses said. Bassiouny ran to the west side of the square, which leads to Kasr el-Nil Bridge, and found more troops entering from that direction.

On the road leading east into the central business district around Talaat Harb Square, protesters tore down the roof of a bus stop and dragged it down the road to protect themselves from gunfire and rocks, said Drew Storey, a neighbourhood resident.

Protesters and army soldiers threw rocks at each other, and at least four injured protesters had to be carried away, he said. Soldiers fired their guns into metal shopfronts, sending sparks flying and bullets ricocheting, apparently to scare away the protesters, Storey said.

At one point, he said, security forces clad in riot gear chanted, cheered and shook each others' hands after driving the protesters away.

Other central security and army forces had been stationed to the north of Tahrir Square next to the Egyptian Museum, which military police have turned into a makeshift detention centre.

For those interested in what will likely be headline news again very soon, here is a live feed from Al Jazeera:

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Conrad Murray's picture


But don't worry folks. Everything heating up in the ME is all good. Gaza? Awesome. Yemen? What does that have to do with radical Islamic prophecy? It's ALL G.O.O.D.

I'll just leave this here:

Ahmeexnal's picture

You can't eat "democracy".

Arkadaba's picture

Troll alert for any newbies!

Arkadaba's picture

Holy smokes - the post I was replying to did get disappeared! 

Not towards you Ahmeexnal - was something posted by that McGoldDick person

BorisTheBlade's picture

It happens every time post hits 50 junks threshold.

Ahmeexnal's picture


That's ok, I did read that troll's post. Matter of fact, I junked him too.


Hephasteus's picture

Ya he should act like a legitimate power that be. Countefeit billions and bribe people to make nasty fucking microwave weapons for crowd control. Pay soldiers to muder anybody you want under your thumb and bribe stupid shitheads to build crappy technology and make stupid fuckig movies.

Have yahoo put out story after story after story about what the IRS won't allow while people say fuck you and don't pay taxe anyway.

Personally I think if someone were to hook everyone in every private college, middle school and high school on heroine and then get the kids to steal from their parents for the heroine it would be heroic karmic payback. I'd suggest a similar strategy for various other captured business realms but they appear to be on drugs already.

I know for a fact that professional internet trolls are definitely all a bunch of moronic tweakers.

Arkadaba's picture

Maybe you should get a new job because you are really bad at what you do.

Zero Govt's picture

libertarians have the most complete joined-up thinking in society

the alternative is the Tea Party who think replacing Big Govt with small govt is a 'solution' to the problem of Govt. Bring on the retards who never learn  

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Seems Big Government and Liberty are mutually exclusive.

At least that his the history lesson taught by Every. Single. Government. in the history of mankind.

New_Meat's picture

u b replyin' to 1/(zero government)

don'tcha' know.

- Ned

Rodent Freikorps's picture

After a while, you gotta wonder what percentage of the posters here are nothing but paid whores of various propaganda machines.

Who is actually a real, honest human?

gall batter's picture

am i a real, honest human if i answer that i'm a paid whore of various propaganda machines?

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Only if you are a hawt female, with verifiable pics and references.

Otherwise, you are just a disturbance in the phosphorous on my screen.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

It is Internetian. Second Kingdom.

Google it.

akak's picture

am i a real, honest human if i answer that i'm a paid whore of various propaganda machines?

i suspect that you are merely t. s. elliot

psychobilly's picture

Aside from the intentional sprinkling of a few pro-liberty buzzwords to gain your creds, you are one of the most relentless cheerleaders for the US government and big government in general on this site. It's not like the US military is some separate entity. It IS the government; the largest government bureaucracy and socialist make-work program on earth.

If you aren't getting paid for all of your idiotic, fear the latest bogeyman "war on terror" posts, then you should really look into it. You obviously have nothing better to do than to spend your days parroting pro-government propaganda on message boards.

"War is the health of the state."

- Randolph Bourne



AnAnonymous's picture

It's not like the US military is some separate entity. It IS the government; the largest government bureaucracy and socialist make-work program on earth.


Straightforward and real.  Yet the mass of posters in here prefer to ignore this simple fact. A big military is certainly not big government for them.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

You wrong me. While I support soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines....and the brown water sailors of the coast guard...I guess, I would never ever defend the bureaucracy they have to toil under.

Other than the military, which Big Government program have I ever expressed any support for?

My history of opposing the creeping nanny state is not hard to find.

The military is a socialist make-work program?

Bitch, please.

johnnynaps's picture

Well, as long as all that adversely affects government, big bank and corporate revenues.....then he kind of is a patriot!

nkktwotwozero's picture

1. Make it a JPM credit product.

2. And buy shit tons of silver.

3. Comex Default


Haulin' Ass Getting Paid  - That's What I'M Talking About! - 10,000K

msjimmied's picture

How many junks does a post have to accumulate before Tyler does his thing? I may not agree with everything Chumba says, but his tactics are commendable. Millions of home squatters and IPad buyers give him a two thumbs up. I wait with bated breath for the warrior to show up and smack this gnat into the dirt....

akak's picture

It used to take only 20 "junks" to consign a post into oblivion (just ask Leo Kolivakis, he is quite familiar with the process), but now the number has been upped to either 50 or 51 --- but it still does happen.

sun tzu's picture

This can't be true. I remember our very own George Washington writing a diatribe telling us how wonderful it was that Egypt had a full blown democracy that was envied by the West and didn't require any intervention from the bad ole imperialist YOU ESS of Ay

nkktwotwozero's picture

Notice all this has happened AFTER Hillary landed her SUPERBIGASS on Egypt.


We seem to be experimenting some technological differences....

steve from virginia's picture



Ha ha hahaha!

Arkadaba's picture

Kudos to the people for not accepting "same as the old boss"

Bearster's picture

While it is pleasant to assume they want freedom (i.e. the individual rights of life, liberty, and property), they don't.  What they want is altruism, mysticism, and collectivism enforced by a gun.

The new boss will be totally different from the old one: his name won't be Mubarek.

Arkadaba's picture

Curious - why do you say they want altruism, mysticism and collectivism? 

I have never been to Eygpt but it is on the list of places I want to visit - you know cradle of civilization and all that.

Long-John-Silver's picture

They are still mired in tribalism. You've never lived it so you can't understand it.

Arkadaba's picture

Stationed there or actually lived there?

Long-John-Silver's picture

If I told you what I did there I would be forced to hunt you down and kill you.

Arkadaba's picture

Cat with gun versus ... dog with a hat - lol. I actually can't make out what your avater is - dog or penguin?

Arkadaba's picture

+ got the joke and very funny

Unix doesn't have a mascot unfortunately. If I had to chose one - might look like this:

nkktwotwozero's picture

>Unix doesn't have a mascot unfortunately.

Macs dont count.


Joe was about to learn, that in the future, justice was not only blind, it was also quite retarded.


falak pema's picture

He's been to treasure island and backkkk! That in itself is a reference.

Long-John-Silver's picture

I spent a day on the USS Buttercup on Treasure Island before they closed it. I hatted every minute of it.

MSimon's picture

I spent six months on Treasure Island on the way to Mare Island. Some how I wound up in Idaho working on an aircraft carrier (sort of).

Pchelar's picture

Because to the rachet-jawed ideologues of Objectivism, all of humanity's ills are the result of altruism, mysticism, and collectivism...

TBT or not TBT's picture

Let's clear up where mysticism comes from, in a tribal context:

It comes from being DUMB as a result of a zillion generations of cousin marriage.  Not surprisingly, the family traditions hold that doing your cousin is the ultimate mystical experience, and so it carries on....