Egypt Shuts Down Internet And Text Messaging Ahead Of Million-Man Protests

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

...the Egyptian government has now effectively shut down the internet, text messaging and possibly land lines...

Yup, poking a stick into the hornets nest a few times always seems to calm those little bastards down. Never fails. Some tear gas and live ammo is usually the next step after what never fails always fails to stop the tsunami.

Max Hunter's picture

If they were smart, they would calculate how much it would cost to give every house in Egypt a new 42" TV and free cable w/Internet...  A bag of Doritos and walla... problem solved.   The elite in Egypt are so stupid..

Aristarchan's picture

They thought about it, but the rights to broadcast the Skank wives of Madison County cost too much.

Careless Whisper's picture

Our government bureaucrats need to be able to shut down the internet like they can do in egypt and china.

Malcolm Tucker's picture


Egypt Boiling Over-Day 3 videos. It appears the government has lost control of the city of Suez which is the gateway to the Suez canal. I wonder if this will move commodity futures...

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-boiling-over-day-3.html

hugovanderbubble's picture

and Yemen Aden´s Harbor is the key in the Red Sea.

Suez and Aden

 

Commodoties will be a casino game next days...

Shippers down

CDS up

hedgeless_horseman's picture

If Egypt's central bank would only have stopped publishing M3, then they wouldn't have this problem.  Too late now, as the cat is out of the bag.  Too bad not every country can have Time Magazine's Man of the Year running the show.

Malcolm Tucker's picture


So Egypt has shutdown the internet in advance of tomorrow's mega protest and now:

US Senate to reintroduce Internet "Kill Switch" bill...Somebody's taking notes....

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/us-senate-to-reintroduce-internet-kill.html

Careless Whisper's picture

the "kill switch" is good. too many people are criticizing the elected bureaucrats. that needs to stop. people should just stfu and take orders.

Malcolm Tucker's picture


Now hacker group Anonymous joins the fray and launches "Operation Egypt"

Here's the video of their announcement:

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/anonymous-hacker-group-joins-egypt.html

Haywood Jablowme's picture

 

Where are the "real" printing presses when you need them?  Pretty soon we'll be left with drawing pictures on cave walls of bankers, politicians, and CEO's hanging from lamp posts in order to communicate and depict the "revolution."

Typesetting and paint brushes biznitches!

 

tellsometruth's picture

http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/raw-video-man-shot-in-egypt-p...

and top of drudge in red now...

guy is shot and killed in the street...hope they are not taking notes on that part

financeguru500's picture

You know Hitler was man of the year once too. How'd that work out for him?

CH1's picture

Who cares? How did it it work out for the Russians, the Jews, the gays, the Gypsies and everyone else who happened to be in the way?

jackplata's picture

Oil is in a free fall.  You would think it would be rallying with all the turmoil in the mideast

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

So what does that tell you, that commodities are falling when it seems international turmoil might disrupt supply lines etc etc? To me it says that people intuitively understand that the game is a Ponzi and any sign of serious instability means exit stage right? People are getting while the getting is good.

Calmyourself's picture

Exactly, too busy tightening the laces on the running shoes to trade commodities.  Saudi's have to be shitting their thobe's about now..

Oh regional Indian's picture

There Jack lies the rub and the nub of this Alice in Wonderland existence we are currently experiencing. 

In the twisted linguists of this time, what should go up must actually come down.

Or something like that. Hope you weren't long oil or short the market.

And look at this ElBaradei guy. Head of the Atomic Energy wing of the UN. Probably knows who's stocking what, the truth of the iranian program, what israel has, the works. An insider's insider. Suddenly he is ready to take Interim power? From fringe to centerstage on who's call? Sure looks like the fix is in for Egyptians. They are going to get a "leader", "Dear Leader" maybe, unknown devil and all. 

Caveat Emptor.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/wisdom-for-warriors-6/

Bringin It's picture

Excactly ORI.  ElBardei, the Sara Palin of his place and time.  Imposed from above by those who know better.  Given Egypts stratgic location [Suez, Israel], you can bet the PTB are pulling out all they can to stop the Egyptian people from throwing off the yoke.

Godspeed to the Egyptian people.

God·speed  (gdspd)

n.
Success or good fortune. [From Middle English God spede (you), may God prosper (you) : God, god; see god + spede, third person sing. present subjunctive of speden, to prosper (from Old English spdan, from spd, success; see speed).]

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tonyw's picture

Mohamed ElBaradei has given an exclusive interview to the Guardian in which he says Mubarak's regime is on its last legs:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/28/egyptian-government-last-leg...

SpeakerFTD's picture

Correction:  WTI is in free fall.  Most of other oil/products are holding up.   Brent and HO made rebound highs today.   I think a game is being played with WTI to keep consumer confidence up, but the fact is energy prices are higher.

Bringin It's picture

I think a game is being played with WTI to keep consumer confidence up,

Most likely true, but I also think Brent/Europe has more difficult access to fewer alternative sources.

bruinjoe93's picture

It tells me that the market is rigged.  Oil should be going up to the sky.  The bankers and government can only keep the lid down for so long.  Once oil supply is disrupted every thing will explode in price.

Dave's picture

Is that a real show? I haven't had a TV for 35 years so I'm a little behind on the programming. But from what I've seen at other people's houses it wouldn't suprise me.

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

"If they were smart, they would calculate how much it would cost to give every house in Egypt a new 42" TV and free cable w/Internet...  A bag of Doritos and walla... problem solved.   The elite in Egypt are so stupid.."

Interesting, do you know that's what Castro has been doing for a very long time? He's a sharp witted dictator I say. He literally will drive into a city with trucks and distribute beer and food to quell the masses. I've got a load of Cuban friends...from Cuba, and they all have these stories.

johnnynaps's picture

I'd be quiet if I received a daily dose of alcohol in a Carribean paradise!

Bringin It's picture

How's the new 42" widescreen working out?

At least the effects of the booze dissipate over time.

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No offence intended.  I just sometimes need to take a shot at widescreens.

CH1's picture

You might think so, but after the first week or three, that DOES get old. Trust me on this.

ColonelCooper's picture

That's when you find a reliable supplier of weed, blow and female companionship.  How long does that take to get old?

Dave's picture

I was working in Venezuela pre Chavez. The cheapest things you could buy there were booze and cigaretts. Keep 'em drunk and kill 'em off young. Works every time. For awhile anyway.

knukles's picture

Oh come on...
The land of the free and the home of the brave encouraged "reform" yesterday.
Hadn't said squat for 30 years, but getting around to it. 
What's the problem?

Dolar in a vortex's picture

Hillary implored them not to shut down Facebook and other social sites, all while Obama wants a law giving him the right to shut down the internet here.

Filthy hypocrite pigs.

CH1's picture

Amen. Filthy hypocrite pigs.

Why, again, do we obey them?

sushi's picture

Obama wants a law giving him the right to shut down the internet here.

Filthy hypocrite pigs.

Not true.

Obummer knows that the kill switch is the only way to get a decent days work out of the SEC and the rest of the government.

You may object that you are a private citizen. Remember that in WTF America we will all go to work for the state feeling each other's junk.

financeguru500's picture

If your talking about "Winning the future", that is about as vague as the promises of savings offered by Hulk Hogan and Troy Aikman if you shop at Rent-a-Center. Lol, if people are that f-tarded to shop at rent a center no wonder they will buy the slogan "winning the future".

OldPhart's picture

Someday soon we'll see that slogan all over America, in Walmart and other gathering places.  Of course, it will be bureaucratized from "Winning the Future" to "WTF, America"

 

In Fed We Trust's picture

I kind of fell for "Yes we can!."

In retospect it has some double meanings,

like "Yes we can, walk out the back door with whats left in vault."

OldPhart's picture

Someday soon we'll see that slogan all over America, in Walmart and other gathering places.  Of course, it will be bureaucratized from "Winning the Future" to "WTF, America"

 

Dick Buttkiss's picture

"Winning the Future" = What the Fuck."

Oooooooo, that's good, OP, very good.  

Let's everyone pass the word.

SilverRhino's picture

2011 is getting REALLY interesting.  Good time to be alive :-)

Mad Max's picture

Sure beats being dead.

So far.

Bastiat's picture

Sure beats being dead

As my mother-in-law said the other day:  maybe not.   LOL!

Id fight Gandhi's picture

I hope that we some real changes.

Cutting off communications is a big sign of fear on the government. I heard they are cutting power and water too. The more they take away the more it will encourage them to go to the streets.

minus dog's picture

You know the White House is taking notes here, but I don't think they'll learn anything useful.  Shut down communications or utilities, and it's quite obviously time to hit the streets and loot.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

I hope that we some real changes.

Cutting off communications is a big sign of fear on the government. I heard they are cutting power and water too. The more they take away the more it will encourage them to go to the streets.

Bob's picture

CNN has had better coverage than Fox, an activist on the phone from Egypt said he's gotten reports that police are setting things afire now (pre-protest), perhaps to justify martial law.

Miles Kendig's picture

I've been hearing some reporting that Army units in the Suez district may not be responding to central authority.  Getting interesting

OldPhart's picture

"May you live in interesting times." [chinese curse]