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Jordan Islamists Say Mubarak's Fate "Should Be A Lesson To All Arab Regimes" As Switzerland Freezes Former President's Assets

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Barely an hour has passed since Mubarak's departure, and the religious tensions in the middle east are already starting to flare up. First up: the Jordan Muslim Brotherhood has immediately taken advantage of a vacated podium and said that what happened in Egypt should be a lesson to all Arabs. While hopefully nobody will be able to hijack the success of the Egyptian people, one wonders just how heavily the various Middle Eastern regime are sweating tonight...

From Dow Jones:

Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood said Friday Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down should be a "lesson" to all Arab regimes.

"Arab regimes should learn a lesson from what happened. All Arab peoples suffer from the corruption of their regimes," Jamil Abu Baker, the movement's spokesman, told AFP. "Mubarak's departure should have happened from the start. It is natural after his oppression and corruption. Congratulations to our people in Egypt."

Abu Baker said the group is in "touch with Muslim brothers in Egypt."

"We are listening to their views although they are busy now," he said.

Many Jordanians flocked to the Egyptian embassy in Amman to celebrate.

Elsewhere, Al Arabiya reported that the Swiss foreign ministry has announced that all of Mubarak's assets have been frozen. That, of course, excludes all the gold that Mubarak has with him. Notably, however, Switzerland refuses to indicate how much money was frozen.

From Reuters:

Switzerland has frozen assets possibly belonging to Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said.

"I can confirm that Switzerland has frozen possible assets of the former Egyptian president with immediate effect," spokesman Lars Knuchel said, declining to specify how much money was involved.

In recent years, Switzerland has worked hard to improve its image as a haven for ill-gotten assets and has also frozen assets belonging to Tunisia's former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali as well as those of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo.

Where is Hosni by the way?

 

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:25 | 953226 jus_lite_reading
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I told you so... Egypt was the test bed IMO

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:46 | 953330 crazyjsmith
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Who really is the Muslim Brotherhood?

Here is a little history lesson of who they really are....this will get very interesting

http://www.danielestulin.com/en/2011/02/09/hermandad-musulmana/#more-3313

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:29 | 953521 chet
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Most of these islamist groups are better at talking than action.  Right now the new danger in Egypt is military dictatorship, not islamists.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:40 | 953568 crazyjsmith
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The Muslim Brotherhood is the most organized and cohesive group over there, now that Mubarak is out. 

In the near term, yes the Military will have control, but the winner of power will be the group who has the most organized and cohesive backing...see my first sentence.  They are largely anti-west, and have a right to be, considering the meddling we have done there for centuries.  We are about to embark on a new path of anti-west policies, where they are simply going to push to get control back of their region.  Good for them, very very bad for us.

We need cars to start running on Natural Gas, immediately.   

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:27 | 953949 whiskeyjim
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Your name says it all; your logic is impeccably inconsistent and denies reality.  Have you ever traveled anywhere in the Middle East? 

Have you ever spent any time at all in any country dominated by Muslims?  They are taught from childhood to hate the West.  Ironically, if it were not for western money, they would still be living in tents.  Stop drinking the Kool-Aid and understand their populations are waking up to the real world through the Internet for the first time in millennia.  It does not mean they are not still the product of generations of extremist / fascist / socialist / superstitious thinking.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 17:43 | 954224 crazyjsmith
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I am confused by your response, you say my logic defies reality, but then you go and agree with my post.  We are actually in agreement, if you really pay attention to what I was saying. 

And yes, I have spent time in Egypt, and have lived in Turkey for 2 years, so I am very aware.  I saw first hand the ability of Western money to lift an entire country out of their tents.  I have also seen the irrational behavior and oppressive social norms that has kept a lid on progress in that region for centuries.  I made the mistake once of just touching my girlfriends bare thigh in a public place, and a group of men came running over in a frenzy, totally irrational.  While some woman grabbed her and rushed her away for her safety and in fear of the nonsensical rage that can pop up out of nowhere.  It is very strange and very unnerving at the same time.  Critical and independant thought is both respected in some limited circles, then crushed all in the same motion.  Hard to explain unless you have seen it first hand.     

They are absolutely waking up, and it is a complex mix between the youth of that region wanting to participate and be included in the global society combined with the old world views of extremism / fascism / socialism / superstitious thinking / and radicalism,  as you mentioned.  I still don't see where we disagree.  It will be interesting to see how the youth movement leans...Secular, or Non-secular.  But there are always players in that region that have tremendous power and control, and their real intentions live in the shadows.  

Your last sentence is a double negative by the way, and I am still confused what your view point really is. 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:44 | 953800 TBT or not TBT
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The military in egypt is the most progressive force in the country.    The populace is nucking futs.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:28 | 953229 TruthInSunshine
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American Patriots respond with "Mubarak's fate should be a lesson to that little, bearded, pint-sized lackey of the Squid and JPM, Benjamin S. Bernanke."

 

As to the specific topic - Realpolitik, bitches.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:31 | 953264 SRV - ES339
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What happens if a million people (lots of unemployed out there) show up on Wall Street to demand all 2009, 2010 bank profits be returned to the people, and that those involved in the theft be prosecuted... hummmm?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:33 | 953275 Azannoth
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FEMA Camps!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:35 | 953285 gorillaonyourback
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exactly, some justice in the world and switzerland is puttin down the law.  i quess this weekend im gonna start putting up signs and posters

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:46 | 953808 zaknick
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The Swiss are just after a piece of the pie. If they give that money back to Egypt, then they will be doing the right thing.

That guy Gbagbo from Ivory Coast? He's against the banksters and their lackeys in the MSM which to me means he has some redeeming qualities.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:36 | 953287 Dr. Porkchop
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What happens if a million people (lots of unemployed out there) show up on Wall Street to demand all 2009, 2010 bank profits be returned to the people, and that those involved in the theft be prosecuted... hummmm?

 

Riot police, sound cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. Mass arrests without charge, indefinite detention, DHS goons, beatings, shootings... etc., etc., ...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:37 | 953303 SRV - ES339
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No... this may be a one time opportunity... the world is watching.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:38 | 953305 jus_lite_reading
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That sounds about right. But you forgot the bonuses to the banksters!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:52 | 953353 chubbar
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Unless there is an Al Jazeera on the scene you won't hear about it in any event. The fucktards running the MSM in this country wouldn't dare cover anything so controversial and if they did it'd be completely twisted coverage conveying it as a support demonstration for the current administration.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:50 | 953345 tahoebumsmith
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Just go back and watch the president's speech yesterday and listen to how proud he was that the people of Egypt took to the streets and voiced their opinion for real change. I didn't hear him giving that kind of speech when the Tea Party movement took to the streets here in the USA. All we got from the Whitehouse was ridicule and it was portrayed as fearmongering from the right, more or less a joke in their eyes. I guess our government has more respect for the opinions of the Egyptian people then they do their own.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:22 | 953491 SRV - ES339
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Do you hear the Tea Party demanding prosecutions or freezing accounts? Of course not... they are funded by the devil (Wall Street and Corporate powers), and the goal is more corporate power through the Tea Party / GOP dynamic (they simply take anyone who resists down... they have the money to take out anyone in a GOP primary).

What's been done since November...

  • Demanding tax relief... for the top 2% (what does that do for you)
  • Abortion... three seperate bills while the economy crashes and burns
  • Eliminating any restrictions on the Wall Street Casino
  • Cutting spending... over 90% focused on Main Street and the poor (someone has to cover the bankster's losses... you didn't expect any of them to pony up did you)

You are being used... but then, aren't we all one way or another!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:49 | 953590 midtowng
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How dare you speak the obvious truth about the TeaParty on ZH! Who do you think you are?

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 05:15 | 955424 jeff montanye
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really!  the koch brothers and roger ailes don't like it either.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:48 | 953819 TBT or not TBT
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Indeed tahoebumsmith, and you didn't hear his pride at the people of Iran trying to get their vote counted way way back in 2009.

The reason there, is that in egypt the revolution against Mubarak is an opportunity for islamic socialism to take power there.   In Iran islamic socialism is already in power, so anywone opposing it is the enemy of Barack and his fellow travelers.

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 05:19 | 955425 jeff montanye
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obama may or may not be a muslim.  but he is not a socialist, except in the limited, perverted sense of "socialism for the rich".  he is a friend to the rich and powerful and has done little for the poor.  his administration and w. bush's are nearly seamlessly knitted together.  they share the same war minister!  look at events and policies not party propaganda.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:29 | 953958 whiskeyjim
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The difference is simple; in Egypt the demonstrations are viewed as a repulsion of dictatorship.

In USA, the Progressives view the Tea Party as an obstacle to Progressive socialism, the true future of the world.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:14 | 953447 MiddleMeThis
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I'm pretty sure they'll throw cake from the windows.  "Let them eat cake!"

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:49 | 954018 Tedster
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IIrc, "cake" was a poor translation of the time, it refers to the type of black, crusty nasti-ness that accumulates at the bottom of an oven over a period of time. Hm.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:27 | 953233 dryam
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Buy PM's & oil now.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:20 | 953484 william the bastard
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Oil is getting hammered in here. How bout a gold quote?

 

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 05:30 | 955430 jeff montanye
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ok:  "brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths."  (elizabeth I)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:27 | 953235 Just Observing
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He's probably still lugging those heavy suitcases onto the Gulfstream.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:33 | 953274 Bill D. Cat
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He's had three weeks to move whatever he needs moving .

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:22 | 953492 william the bastard
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Correction. He's had 30 years and he's amassed $70 billion. He isn't a man to be underestimated.

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:31 | 953962 whiskeyjim
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Exactly.  What he's likely doing now is trying to cement economic futures for thousands of family and friends.  He's already got billions beyond imagining.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:30 | 953251 Sean7k
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The Swiss are becoming very adept at freezing assets. Why would they jeopardize the one reason people have for using their banks? How long before no assets are safe anywhere in the world? 

Got gold?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:32 | 953268 jus_lite_reading
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If you have money, you don't put it in a swiss bank... you buy gold!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:39 | 953306 dryam
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Everyone, regardless of where they live or their walk in life, needs to ask who they trust more with their money, the government/banks or in their own possession. 

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:24 | 953499 Ratscam
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Muhhhh-barak has only non mission critical funds in Switzerland, which he doesn't care about. 

Most has been transferred to Cayman, Guernsey and Singapor.

He is friends with Ben Ali and saw it coming.

I guess he too loaded his G6 with some CB gold.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:24 | 953944 trav7777
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there are more billions of NAFTA laundered drug money sittin in banks in border cities in the USA, US branches of mexican banks than Mubarak ever had.

Moving money to "safe" places isn't all that hard if you let the bankers take a little cut

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:30 | 953253 LawsofPhysics
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Whatever, approximately 70% of the egyptian people remain on a government food program.  Let us see how the egyptians improve their quality of life with their new leadership. 

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:36 | 953295 topcallingtroll
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meanwhile huge wheat disaster in China.  Our farmers are going to do well!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:44 | 953325 Larry Darrell
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I know the farmers themselves think so.  Cattle farmer from central KY called local radio show this morning.  Told the show hostess that Americans (the sleeping ones) are going to be blindsided by food cost increases in about 6 months.

He also laughed because his father (who was in the business for 80 years before passing away) had told him he fully expected that in his son's lifetime it would be the farmers at the country clubs instead of the doctors and lawyers.

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:09 | 953494 TheSettler
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Not with the Money Changers around, most Farmers are leveraged to the hilt and ass deep in debt. Cotton Farmers in my area were more than happy to sell their crop for $.85, some even held out for $1.00...look at Cotton now $1.95 who do you think will be at the Country Club now? It's the same for all crops, the speculators and traders are the ones making all the "Money for Nothing"

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:15 | 953892 zaknick
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Isn't most farming done by the usual suspects behind the banking cartel? The "old money" like Rockefucker, Carnegie, Kellogg, and a host of "multinational" (treasonous) corporations like Monsanto, ArcherDanielsMidland etc I'll tell ya', we want some change around here, we need to make sure our country and its wealth production capacity isn't perpetually owned by some money-printing supported bastards when the rest of us grunts here on the ground have to fight for their bullshit FRN. Did you know that the fascists found a way to get around the law that ordered 85% of US oil well proceeds to go to the US Treasury? With their "financial innovation". For you Ayn Rand dupes out there (see the great Murray Rothbard), cry me a river. A country without a vision that has prosperity for all is nothing but a "war on terror, drugs, you" bringer of death to its people. Cairo calling.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:50 | 953827 TBT or not TBT
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Especially with all of that acreage used up to grow ethanol.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:31 | 953258 Shameful
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Nice so the real trick is to float money in special accounts and gold before you get overthrown.  The Swiss freezing assets of dictators after they lose power, keep that up and they will lose the dictator market share.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:34 | 953277 Cognitive Dissonance
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Where is Hosni by the way?

Loading up clips with 9 mm and .45 ammo. The question over the next few hours or days is (now that his assets are frozen) will he use the bullets on himself or others. I'm sure some frustration needs to be released.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:34 | 953281 topcallingtroll
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I will bet he has an agreement with the military to protect him and allow him to save some face.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:34 | 953280 gwar5
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I think Mubarack's kid and wife already took care of the assets when they went to Europe two weeks ago.

Mubarack clinging to power and causing confusion was just one way to buy time and leverage the situation to secure what they could.

What would you do? It's probably not more complicated than that. Mubarack is dying of cancer anyway.

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:35 | 953288 topcallingtroll
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That is great for the Swiss to finally own up to being part of the problem.  Unfortunately now the corrupt money will flow to Asia.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:36 | 953294 surfwon
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we have Barak....... Egypt had Mubarak....... is there a difference?????

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:12 | 953443 Jadr
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Great contribution.  Extremely insightful and enlightening.  I must almost question whether such original thought could be developed by one man alone.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:21 | 953489 Cash_is_Trash
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There is a difference, Mubarak actually brought the change: he stepped aside.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:37 | 953296 Hammurabi
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this is the worth event happened to Egypt since the 6 days war, Nazis (The Brothers) well take the power in a year

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:40 | 953316 SRV - ES339
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Is it true all of Glenn's fans have to pass an illiteracy test?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:52 | 953598 midtowng
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++ROTFL

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 19:57 | 954595 Calmyourself
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Yep they all have to spell; progresiv, proggeriss, proggerissiv, ahh forget it idiot communist will do..

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:55 | 953606 Bob
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Hell, it ain't just Beck--the entire network (the most-watched on cable) has been constantly beating this drum for the past week.

I'm terrified that sharia law is in my future.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 19:58 | 954598 Calmyourself
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Write  a letter quick tell Cameron, Sarkozy , Merkel and every other consequential head of state in Europe that multiculturism works and they are dead wrong.  Hurry along now.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:39 | 953313 Ned Zeppelin
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Full quote

"I can confirm that Switzerland has frozen possible assets of the former Egyptian president with immediate effect," spokesman Lars Knuchel said, declining to specify how much money was involved, but, he added "we also got a wire withdrawal request yesterday for 'umpteen zillion dollars' which we of course immediately honored." He speculated that amounts remaining in Mubarek's accounts might total $1.37 or more.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:40 | 953314 AnAnonymous
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Not a surprise.

As explained earlier, Mubarak got punished for failing his mission in Egypt.

Frozen assets.

Deal is clear: help us to transfer wealth from your corner of the Earth to ours. As you do so, you are led to invest in our corner as the extracted wealth of your side of universe is used to better our corner.

 Do well and you will be allowed to live among us.

Fail your mission, well, you know the punishment.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:52 | 953354 Dr. Porkchop
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Like milk, these expired dictators tend to get smelly really fast.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:52 | 953601 1223pm
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I think dictators are considered as toilet paper.

 

(If you are not loyal to your country or nation, no one is your friend.)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:52 | 953355 Yen Cross
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Did they freeze his stable of Gulfstreams, loaded with bullion?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:54 | 953358 Hephasteus
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This should be a very clear lesson that the muslim brotherhood isn't teaching anybody any damn lessons and should shut the fuck up.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:55 | 953368 earnulf
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Compared to Eqypt we still have a ways to go.   Less than 20% of americans are on government subsidies for food right now.   Of course the food prices haven't come home to roost yet.    Wonder about our own "summer" of discontent.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:17 | 953464 Just Observing
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Your numbers are off.  Include social security receipents, public pension fund receipents, along with food stamps receipents, and you'll find the total is nearer 50%

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:55 | 953369 ILikeBoats
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They will focus on the puppet dictator but not the system of fraud and usury, which is what really keeps them enslaved.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:57 | 953377 TruthInSunshine
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There was an ad just placed in the Dubai Times seeking a tea tester for deposed Arab leader.

Compensation = room and board in Paris, London and UAE, plus stipend of 500 euros weekly. Extensive background check mandatory.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:02 | 953400 TBT or not TBT
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"While hopefully nobody will be able to hijack the success of the Egyptian people,...."

The egyptian people are pre-hijacked by a psychotic death cult, which is why they are very much unsuccessful.  The place is a shithole because of Islam, and will not improve as long as the latter is on the rise.

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 06:43 | 955455 bluemaster
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TBT Who paying you to shit on Islam all day on every fucking post .

People here are not stupid don't waste your time .

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:02 | 953402 downrodeo
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HAHA, what a tool.

So much for dying in Egypt, eh Hoss?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:23 | 953495 Pure Evil
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Ya know, if you can't trust Switzerland as a place to store your stash, where can a Dictator go to hide his ill gotten booty.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:58 | 953866 Implicit simplicit
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Alls he had left was in a Swiss safety deposit box : a pack of camels, a swiss army knife,  and a camel hair sweater.  They just put it outside the Swiss bank, and his assets froze immediately.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:38 | 953563 crosey
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Muslim Brotherhood my ass.  Just saw a picture of a home boy saggin' with Versace undies.  Can't put the genie back in the bottle.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:59 | 953617 Bob
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Could it be more obvious? 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:46 | 953581 1223pm
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Muslim Brotherhood is not as popular in Egypt as is being advertised. But the name is good to scare the public like Al-qaida. Now see the propaganda machine in full force to memorize this name to every ignorant American.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:53 | 953846 TBT or not TBT
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Uh huh, and the mullahs were not that popular in Iran back in 79, they were just the best organised single block.    Oh, and the population was just about entirely muslim.     Sort of exactly like in Egypt.     We should pray that the military keep control of the place, because the population is certifiable.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:55 | 953609 asteroids
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When you have billions you BUY the bank or put up your own. How hard is it to buy a building, put in a vault, and hire security.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:23 | 953639 NotApplicable
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While hopefully nobody will be able to hijack the success of the Egyptian people...

I find this comment to be truly bizarre. Since when does ZH not support the idea of self-determination?

edit: Oh wait, I understand now. Highjack the resulting vacuum, not the method.

 

(reading comprehension is your friend)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:44 | 953798 squexx
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The Rothschilds and the rest of the joo parasites in Israel have got to get their cut!!!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:18 | 953924 MolotovCockhead
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Muslim Brotherhood are the lackeys of the CIA. George Soros is their paymaster!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:35 | 954695 Buck Johnson
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The other countries are shaking in their boots, why else would the King of Saudi Arabia call Obama last night in a rage by reports.  He wanted us to still back Mubarak because he's good friends with him.  But also if he falls they know that they will be on the world chopping block too.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:38 | 954703 Kina
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It is pretty sad to see the mindless hatred and bigotry sometimes displayed here and the extreme ignorance.

 

Like this BS.

 

Have you ever spent any time at all in any country dominated by Muslims?  They are taught from childhood to hate the West.  Ironically, if it were not for western money, they would still be living in tents.  Stop drinking the Kool-Aid and understand their populations are waking up to the real world through the Internet for the first time in millennia.  It does not mean they are not still the product of generations of extremist / fascist / socialist / superstitious thinking.

Sometime people just use ZH as a place let lose their racism, bigotry and hatred for anything.

Firstly I have over 250 million Muslims living one hours flight for where I live. They are a peaceful progressive society bearing zero relationship to the opinions expressed above.

 

Secondly, governments to remain in power and to be able extend their power need to create a common enemy that plays on emotions. 9/11 bought us Bush's war on terror and the subsequent extensive campaign of equating all muslims as being terrorists at heart. So successful was this exercise that  now the mention of muslims anywhere has people talking terrorism and theocracies and evil. This is BS.

Bush did the extremists and radicals in the muslim world a great favour, he gave them power by telling the world that muslims are the enemy. Well thank god that is bs because the 250 million of them near here would be a massive worry to Australia, instead Indonesia is not thought of as any sort of threat to anybody.

The Egyptians have proved the point that Muslims are not evil, violent etc... they held peaceful protests that included Christians as part of the whole....this is the true reflection of the nature of the country and its people, and is probably reflected in many of those countries. They are moderate and they want a moderate future.

 

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:56 | 954755 Praetor
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Kina, I wan't to agree with you but even Indonesia has its nutcases. This article is about Muslims attacking other Muslims due to their slight differences in faith.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/world/indonesias-ahmadis-are-exiled-in-their-ow...

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 00:06 | 955117 savagegoose
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WTF i thought swiss accounts where numbered not named.

well where the hell is my account number im outa there.

 

   - obama

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 04:34 | 955403 walcott
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the culling will begin within a year.

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 04:38 | 955407 walcott
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Hey jew boy leave those muslims alone.

all in all its just another BRIC in the wall.

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 05:24 | 955412 walcott
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Mubarak (Barack) Hussein (Hussein) Osama (Obama)

AC no.3 for WW3

probably three distinct 6's too if you look into it.

coincidence? I don't think so. 

He grotesquely placates anybody and anything.

 

 

 

 

His birth name was Barry Soetoro.- No birth certificate!

And then there's his NWO name. 

Mubarak (Barack) Hussein (Hussein) Osama (Obama)-No birth certificate!

he plays for Israel and he plays for the Arabs. Like 2 Hitlers in one!

 

 

 

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 13:57 | 955858 Schwantz
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The Tea Party movement was the ORIGINAL movement that called for prosecutions of the financial crimes.  In fact, that's how it was born.  It has now been co-opted financial interests constantly planting bullshit right wing issues into the forefront, and the people are too stupid to recognize the difference.  It's fine to criticize the Tea Party, but the truth is that there are no left-wing people's movements, aside from blogs, that get off their lazy fucking asses to do ANYTHING AT ALL.  To me, that kind of complicity is WORSE than being stupid (aka Tea Partier).  Cheers.

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