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so much for predicted containment and the "one or two day event" suggestion
Egypt is so rich with history, I've always wanted to go and see. I suppose it's too late now.
It is quite a country. I went twice, last time was 27 years ago.
I doubt that I will go back, which is of course a real pity, the country is extremely interesting.
I understand that looters have attacked the Museums
After clicking on the map you go to the NYT page. At the top right of that is a link to "Latest Updates".
Check it out.
Hey, I went there 27 years ago too! A great place except for the first night when I stayed in a hotel w/o AC! Then lost my money in a damn casino...had to hit my cousin up for a loan if I remember correctly...damn, I sure hope he doesn't remember I never paid him back, te he he!
Send him an email, see if he remembers!
Of course you could always just go and hide somewhere really far away...
Oh yeah, I remember you didn't pay me back, you piker. With compounded 50% interest, I figger you now owe me a Three Goldmanillion US$. Email me a check.
Egypt is a very dangerous place for Americans, and has been for a awhile.
compared to say, Camden? or Detroit?? or even St. Louis or Baltimore??
Israel is a very dangerous place for Americans, and has been for a awhile.
you can still go. coming back might be a problem
double post - sorry
Could the crisis in Egypt be a distraction for something far greater happening elsewhere?
Is that what you are implying?
Without looking at these highlight points, I hope everyone realizes, if not pointed out, that the major ones are the central bank brances!!!! Which they are burning.
Why do the Egyptians understand the problem with central banks, and Americans just twiddle along, happy and content?
Noticed the reporting of this was dropped off of the English language covering of the crises. Wonder why???
Oh, don't you worry. When it comes time for our turn, hardcore gold bugs will be leading a contingent of torch bearers to the nearest TBTF banks for a good old fashioned community bonfire.
I am Chumbawamba.
Unfortunately the burning of the banks may well play out to the benefit of the corrupt, both egyptian and those compliant with them, as the paper trail disappears up in smoke. Somewhat similar to how the evidence of other previous financial scandals, of a different nation, have been obliterated under demolished buildings.
Just read this off of a cnn link, and couldn't help but think of the Bernank and Tiny Turbo Tax Timmy. Needs a William Banzai touch...
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could be a profile of George Soros
Damn, this descibes our entire Government!!
...and my ex-wife!
Interesting that the drumbeat is now "we need order" "too much anarchy" the Cairo Museum is looted".
Interesting that Elbaradei is a board member of International Crisis Group who hasn't been in Egypt in 30 years.
So, Egypt's future is in the hands of Bill & Melinda Gates, Ford Foundation and George Soros?
"We'll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song
I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I'll get on my knees and pray We don't get fooled again Don't get fooled again
Change it had to come We knew it all along We were liberated from the fall that's all But the world looks just the same And history ain't changed 'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war
I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I'll get on my knees and pray We don't get fooled again Don't get fooled again No, no!
I'll move myself and my family aside If we happen to be left half alive I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky For I know that the hypnotized never lie
There's nothing in the street Looks any different to me And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye And the parting on the left Is now the parting on the right And the beards have all grown longer overnight
I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday Then I'll get on my knees and pray We don't get fooled again Don't get fooled again No, no!
Meet the new boss Same as the old boss"
Won't Get Fooled Again
- The Who
The revolution will not be Americanized!
Oops, too late.
Just remember to rent a bulldozer or forklift before they start here
Reuters Live feed (http://live.reuters.com/Event/Unrest_in_Egypt) says:
10:30pm in Egypt. Witnesses tell Reuters that protesters have set the Egyptian Tax Authority building in central Cairo on fire.
They got their priorities right. Better check their central bank, too.
The only real answer is for real elections to be held.. Not for outsiders to come in and form transitional governments.. Real democracy.
If they burn all the puppets eventually they'll find someone real
Real Democracy in the ME, is Radical Islam.
Real Democracy in Israel, is Radical Zionisn.
SOCIOPATHS RUIN LIVES
Rotate the map image 90 degrees, and Cairo looks a lot like Paris.
I didn't start hearing anything about Egypt in the Canadian media til Thursday night. (I assume all the "news" outlets got angry emails and phone calls from muslims wondering why the revolutions weren't being televised by whitey.)
And the guy who works beside me is from Kuwait and was born in Syria, yet the first he heard of Syria flicking their internet killswitch was when I showed him the story here on Zerohedge.
The traditional media is already completely obsolete. They're "circling the drain". They long ago turned their back on "journalism" in favour of pro-government propaganda and paid advertising, and now when important things happen nobody turns to them for "news". Only mouth-breathing welfare peasants watch TV now. So even their economic model has been permanently destroyed: who wants to advertise to an audience of welfare bums and incarcerated petty criminals?
The internet is the new media. The only media. Well, except for Jon Stewart....
Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!
The internet is the new media. The only media.
Exactly why they want a "kill switch"!
Good. I want to go back to News That Can Use You.
ya im sellin sds and thinkin about charlies 5 hookers and what a better time it would have been if he didnt do the blow
If Egypt succeeds then I think this is going to spread to the entire middle east. Get ready for oil to shoot up in price...
looking for the correlation between the cameras and the 'action"
thinking of '68 DNC riots in Chicago at the cameras.
Chicago? ... h'mm ...
Can we get a map of the best areas to turn to glass?
Just asking......so tired of polishing these neutron thingies....
American media is a joke, Al Jazeera has awesome coverage of the events in Egypt. CNN is making an effort, I guess they could not ignore it completely even if they initially tried.
Internet is making OLD TV /NEWS PRINT media outlets IRRELEVANT.
Thx God for ZH and others...
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The developments in Egypt are remarkable. A number of threads: the police presence has been withdrawn, the prisons have been overwhelmed and the jail doors opened, allowing both common criminals and a number of jailed Muslim Brotherhood activists to escape to loot and seed mayhem (as to the former) and plot to take advantage of the opportunity (as to the latter.) The military seems sympathetic to the protesters.
The military is the only force that matters, and what they decide will probably be what happens next, as long as it involves Mubarak being thrown out. But what happens then is anyone's guess - a Pakistan situation like with Musharef, or do we go Islamist ala Iran? Either way, the tenuous peace (really, a freeze in a war) with Israel is in question, and one must then consider what occurs after that.
we have heard - for how long? - that the Mideast is a powderkeg. It appears the fuse has been lit.
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