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Press Secretary Gibbs Expected To Hold Egypt Briefing At 3:00 PM

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The outgoing press secretary of the White House is supposed to hold a press briefing at 3PM to share the White House's views on this week's events in Egypt. Earlier, Hillary Clinton already made a statement which pretty much asked Egypt's citizens to go back home and resume purchasing iPads. We are quite curious to see how the White House will spin the overthrow of one of its favorite regimes over the ages. Even more so, since this is a revolution inspired to no little part by none other than the Federal Reserve and more specifically its genocidal monetarist practices.

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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 15:58 | 914107 oh_bama
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BTFD. Sigh..

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:10 | 914161 adeptish
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clearly another pyramid scheme gone bad...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:22 | 914204 kote
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I hate you... so hard.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:38 | 914291 Sudden Debt
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you do realise that sounds so gay?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:44 | 914330 WestVillageIdiot
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Damn is that funny.  You do type some of the funniest posts.  Never stop being you.  Wait.  That sounded really gay.  Never mind.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:05 | 914397 aheady
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Sudden Debt brightens my day. Every day. Now THAT'S gay.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:29 | 914240 walcott
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clearly another pyramid scheme gone bad...

awesome!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:31 | 914252 Azannoth
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Are the Pyramids or the FED the mother of all pyramid schemes ? I am getting confused :)

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:34 | 914276 asteroids
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The FED wanted higher prices. Well, students of history will tell you this was a VERY predictable result.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:53 | 914597 william the bastard
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Gibbs has a bugger on his lip. Someone should tell him.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:52 | 914361 PenchantForHoarding
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+100.  Haaa....

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:34 | 914229 ElvisDog
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This may seem trivial and off-topic, but what the hell is Hillary doing with her hair? I swear it looks like a robo-Hillary has replaced the original and the robo-Hillary has fake, barbie-style hair.

Listening to her monotone, "support everyone" speech, must only further inspire the Egyptian people to burn the fucker down.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:02 | 914392 BigJim
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If anything is going to persuade me that David Ikke's lizard people exist, it's Hilary C.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:28 | 914238 SheepDog-One
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Yep, Bite The Fukin Dick!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:41 | 914557 pods
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I think he meant "Burn The F#cker Down"?

pods

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:30 | 914245 Azannoth
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So the USA finaly learns that you can't juggle more than 20 dictatoriships at 1nce

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:36 | 914287 william the bastard
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Hell ! He can't even forge a simple birth certificate !

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:46 | 914334 WestVillageIdiot
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No kidding.  He could go to the kitchen of any Applebees and find five guys that could turn him on to a guy that knows a guy that can get him a new birth certificate. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:57 | 914379 william the bastard
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Any strip mall parking lot within 4 miles of Alvarado and Olympic.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:46 | 914336 Rodent Freikorps
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Well you do have to make a decision once in a while to get things done. He'll appoint a blue ribbon commission to study it. They'll give the results around 2013.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:06 | 914401 Batty Koda
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A little background on Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei (the future leader of Egypt) courtesy of the International Crisis Group.

 http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/board/Mohamed%20ElBaradei.aspx

Webster Tarpley's analysis from January 16th

http://tarpley.net/2011/01/16/tunisian-wikileaks-putsch/

"Another figure worthy of mention is Robert Malley, a well-known US left-cover operative who currently heads the Middle East and North Africa program at the International Crisis Group (ICG), an organization reputed to run on money coughed up by George Soros and tactics dreamed up from Zbigniew Brzezinski. Malley was controversial during the 2008 presidential campaign because of the anti-Israeli posturing he affects, the better to dupe the Arab leaders he targets. Malley told the Washington Post of January 16, 2011 that every tree in the Arab forest could now be about to fall: “We could go through the list of Arab leaders looking in the mirror right now and very few would not be on the list.” Arab governments would be well advised to keep an eye on ICG operatives in their countries."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:21 | 914671 bankonzhongguo
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Maybe one of the worst press meetings ever.

These guys just telegraphed to the world that they were caught flat footed and have no ideas or power on the topic.  The best they can do is beg Elbaridea to rouse himself from his Vienna apartment and be a placeholder for the IMF.

Can't even say Obama talked to Mubarak.

Not even the student government at my kid's high school could ef something like that up.

Perception is reality.

The reality is Obama drunk again and everyone can only pray.

Adventures in Hail Mary Foreign Policy.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:24 | 914875 StychoKiller
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Ya really gotta quit sugar-coating the truth for us, we're adults, we can handle it! :>D

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:43 | 915191 New_Meat
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He did-much worse.  Chaos coming imho

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 15:59 | 914110 NOTW777
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what? no campaign/pep rally/memorial service with cheering

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:04 | 914127 william the bastard
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Global sociological interactions explained by a press agent from Alabama.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:13 | 914175 NOTW777
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gibbs clueless;

unarmed citizens getting mowed down by army and the pres doesnt want to jump to conclusions

this ambivalence makes things worse

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:20 | 914187 Cleanclog
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Will the "grievances" of the AMERICAN people "continue to be monitored closely?"  They better be watching our streets soon.  We have "issues and grievances" with our government and elites too!!!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:21 | 914202 william the bastard
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The more Gibbs talks the lower the S+P goes. Oh, and BTW Obama hasn't called Mubarak- annual recipient of $100 BILLON in US aid !!!!! WTF?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:25 | 914219 Cleanclog
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Yup.  At this rate, "the crisis in America will be solved by the American people", and I don't mean waiting for the next ballot vote.

Do they get it?  Interesting that the Army appears to be siding with the people in many of the Egyptian cities. Could it happen in America?  

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:32 | 914260 william the bastard
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There's a constitutional prohibition against using the US military in a domestic action. Remember Bush's dilemma in the aftermath of Katrina?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:40 | 914303 Citxmech
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Posse Comitatus was effectively repealed.  Google "Northcom" for an eye opener...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:49 | 914349 tired1
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Started in Waco with Wesley Clark.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:22 | 914460 Batty Koda
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Wesley Clark you say? This Wesley Clark?

http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/board/wesley-clark.aspx

The buddy of Dr Mohamed ElBaradei and George Soros?

http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/board/george-soros.aspx

http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/board/Mohamed%20ElBaradei.aspx

This ICG is looking friendlier by the minute. Our good friend Zbigniew is invited to their parties also.

http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/board/crisis-group-senior-advisers.aspx

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:08 | 914409 amusedobserver
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"Gibbs said that Obama hadn't contacted Mubarak, noting that Twitter had been disconnected in Egypt...."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:26 | 914885 StychoKiller
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What?  No red (or in this instance, sand-colored) phone to Cairo?  :>D

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:23 | 914210 jus_lite_reading
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Too late... it already started.R

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:27 | 914225 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We need t-shirts...

Buy ipads for Egypt

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:33 | 914273 william the bastard
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There are some leftovers from Tucson

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:00 | 914112 doomandbloom
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someone told me that the army has joined the people...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:10 | 914156 WaterWings
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Watching Al Jazeera now and still no official position. Democracy is bad for globalist foreign policy. Expect no surprises from Gibbs.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:28 | 914208 TrihumpTheInsultDog
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I poop on Gibbs! Yes, no? Bring your herpes lip to Trihump Mr. Gibbs. Bring it for pooooop!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&add...

Did u c it? Oh yes.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:12 | 914170 Sudden Debt
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No, the police joined the people after the army took over.

They armed the people as much as they could.

 

Also there have been riots in Jordania, the biggest US outpost of the region.

The US will need to step in now.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:07 | 914404 walcott
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Sudden Debt 

No, the police joined the people after the army took over.

They armed the people as much as they could.

for real?

oh and cool Icon btw. Best one here.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:12 | 914172 Rahm
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If that is true, then it's checkmate.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:01 | 914113 curbyourrisk
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The White House and State Department were scheduled to hold a press briefing but they have canceled it, waiting for Mubarek to speak first. CNN reports Mubarek is trying to avoid losing his grip on power and does to want to come across as week. The US is pressing for reforms from Mubarek rather than supporting the protesters full-on.

 

Where is this comment from?  They mis-spelled WEEK. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:13 | 914176 tmosley
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Sorry, that's the amount of time left in office.  

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:38 | 914281 Saxxon
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Which iPad-wielding Ivy League Communications Major  wrote, "does to come across as week" ?

Misspellings and gibberish are more common now than when they invented spellcheck.  Yahoo! comes up with them frequently in their 'headlines'.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:59 | 914387 SheepDog-One
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Id pick 20 people at random from the phone book to replace this current JOKE of an administration chock full of retards!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:23 | 914676 Agent P
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Navin R. Johnson

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:28 | 914888 StychoKiller
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Jack Mehoff!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:03 | 914119 SDRII
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Opportune time to do some foreign aid cost cutting. Will not be fielding Keyna questions

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:21 | 914201 godgunsandgold
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+10 LOL

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:02 | 914120 subqtaneous
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C'mon already Mubarek!  There's only 55 min left to give us time to say something to get this sucker to melt up to GREEN!

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:05 | 914134 Ahmeexnal
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China will send in it's army to take control of it's newly acquired asset.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:11 | 914167 bingaling
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That is a scary thought . Can you imagine they take the revolutionaries side and the US sides with Mubarek ?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:16 | 914188 CPL
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They will, too much oil flows through that resource to fuck around with it.

Bet not only China throws it's weight in there, I'll guess the Indian government will lend a hand in keeping the rebels in their place.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:20 | 914199 Sudden Debt
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They can go against a government.

Not against a population.

Even the US doesn't has enough soldiers left to take control of north Africa.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:07 | 914406 oogs66
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Not sure they can invade Egypt but wait til one of the countries they bought farm land I'm riots? They will send troops to protect the food supply they purchased. I thought this was years in the future but might b closer than I realized.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:06 | 914136 Bubbles...bubbl...
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Go long tear gas canisters.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:40 | 914304 tonyw
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Tear gas made in the US - I'm told that's what it says on the cannisters, sure will help win hearts and minds!!

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:06 | 914137 Miramanee
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At the risk of being redundant.....CHAOS, COURTESY OF LOOSE MONETARY POLICIES: THANKS TO THE BEN BERNANK!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbMq1WWUXc8

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:06 | 914140 The Pierogi King
Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:07 | 914142 Cleanclog
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Mubarak's silence has been deafening!  Screams problems to come.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:00 | 914143 hedgeless_horseman
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Let them eat entrepreneurship seminars....

On economic development, we will create a new corps of business volunteers to partner with counterparts in Muslim-majority countries. And I will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship this year to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.

 

On science and technology, we will launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries, and to help transfer ideas to the marketplace so they can create jobs. We will open centers of scientific excellence in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and appoint new Science Envoys to collaborate on programs that develop new sources of energy, create green jobs, digitize records, clean water, and grow new crops. And today I am announcing a new global effort with the Organization of the Islamic Conference to eradicate polio. And we will also expand partnerships with Muslim communities to promote child and maternal health.

From H. The President, in Egypt, a couple years ago.  I see nothing in here regarding the US exporting inflation, affordable food, or providing reliable bandwidth. It does, however, sound a little like the SOTU a few days ago.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/04/obama-egypt-speech-video_n_211216.html

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:07 | 914144 MyKillK
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I bet he's already left the country. It's not even clear whose side the military is on at this point.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:10 | 914158 Sudden Debt
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The money side.

 

If riots where ever to happen in America. Soldiers would be all to happy to shoot on the citizens if their pockets are filled with dollars.

 

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:15 | 914183 CPL
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Even if the dollars don't buy anything saddly enough...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:40 | 914302 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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The US is not the Belgian Congo, my friend.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:41 | 914313 tonyw
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Are you saying soldiers wouldn't shoot civilians?  You do know it's happened before don't you?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:49 | 914348 WestVillageIdiot
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Kent State.

Tin soldiers and Obama coming.  We're finally on our own.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:45 | 914571 gmrpeabody
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That kind of started this whole fricking right, left, stickittotheman, redneck, pinko commie stuff. If they would have just pressed for a little investigation and justice, even if just a court marshal, we could have avoided a lot of pent up hate and discontent in this country. I still get pissed when I think about it, and I'm a little to the right of Attila the Hun.

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 17:13 | 918528 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Yes, I am aware of Kent State and earlier situations against striking rail workers and  miners. And yes, it certainly is possible.

I do not think it probable and most certainly disagree that soldiers (or in the only legal sense the National Guard, since the Armed forces have no jurisdiction within US borders), would gladly fire on civilians. The armed forces are composed of middle America, not Wall Street Bankers.

I think that one would also have to factor in the current state of a civilian population which is by all accounts well armed and is backed by a Supreme Court that has further enabled this process.  This is a powerful counterbalance.

 

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:08 | 914147 Sudden Debt
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FELLOW AMERICANS!

AFTER THE RIOTS CAUSED BY TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

WE FEEL OBLIGED TO SHUT DOWN ALL EVIL INTERNET BULLIES THAT GO AGAINST THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE.

EVIL THEY ARE!

THANK YOU! ALL HEILL OBAMA!

 

PS: TAXES WILL GO UP.

 

GOODNIGHT!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:14 | 914180 CPL
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I heard the same thing as well...lol

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:09 | 914155 SDRII
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GS pitching an EGYPT / Ivory Coast Swap

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:22 | 914159 Sophist Economicus
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I heard they are putting up a mural with Sputnik in the Briefing Room and Gibbs will speak, donned with complete 60's style Soviet space regalia

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:36 | 914289 ElvisDog
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Oh, that was funny. I'm thinking the "sputnik" thing will become Obama's "Mission accomplished".

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:09 | 914160 bingaling
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Mubarek has been in power for thirty years . In my book that qualifies as a dictatorship .Power in someones hands for that long can only corrupt .

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:15 | 914181 Sudden Debt
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And his family owns 72% of the country.

In my book that qualifies as a thief.

 

No wonder those Muslims are against us!! OUR GOVERNMENTS SUPPORTED THOSE GUYS!!!!

 

NO WORD ABOUT THAT?!!!

 

FUCK THAT!!!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:24 | 914213 bingaling
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what are the alternatives ? The Taliban ?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:26 | 914223 Sudden Debt
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Other race, 9000 miles in the other direction :)

 

Egypt are very nice people. Because you call somebody a terrorist you must know more of them.

Hollywood and CNBC often don't show it all.

 

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:33 | 914271 bingaling
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What I meant was a faction like the taliban . Egyptians are extremely nice . Crime is very low even in large cities . People respect other peoples property .It must have taken a lot to get them in the streets .

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:28 | 914231 Sudden Debt
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And a few taliban is no excuse for Americans to kill inocent people. That makes them all murders and rapists.

 

What will they call it when Americans riot? Will any reason for you do so they can shoot them?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:40 | 914300 bingaling
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Hey man , I am not trying to pick a fight here I didn't get here yesterday . All I am saying is Egyptians are relatively peaceful people and it would be horrible that as a result of their efforts to remove corruption from power they end up even worse off . Revolutions are messy and sometimes some real nasty shit floats up from the bottom of the toilet it creates and manages to get into power .The French revolution is an excellent example of this .

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:02 | 914391 Sudden Debt
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I overdid it, sorry.

 

I just wanted to say that I've been over there already a few times and not all those people are bad.

Their skin is a bit different but for the rest they are just like us.

They don't care about politics.

They just want to live in a good way.

They want freedom like the rest of us.

And those people are some of the most relaxed people there are.

These are nice people.

 

But if your family and kids grow hungry. What would you do?

Me? = I would kill for food to, I wouldn't let them go hungry.

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:24 | 914471 walcott
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absolutely! who hates muslims? who runs America's police state?

Just have to look at all the television screens over at wal-mart and see.

 

What was so awesome was when they paused and prayed in between

the chaos. And their police were still firing tear gas at them.

They never flinched. One the most

incredible displays of the spirit I've ever seen.

Their prayers for freedom must be answered.

 

Hopefully the world will follow.

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:25 | 914476 bingaling
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It's all good you crazy marching loaf of shit . Now go beat the crap out of someone else.

Oh yeah, I wasn't the one who junked you -you make me laugh to much around here to do that .

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:10 | 914164 LehmanRefugee
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the US should stay out of this. There are no good options here. if you prop up the current regime it will strengthen the hands of the protestors and add to the david vs. goliath narrative. If they support the protestors they are risking encouraging a potentially hostile regime in the region. Let's learn our lesson from the last 10 years. We can pretend to be the traffic cop of the whole world and act like it but that doesn't mean we can necessarily control or influence things.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:27 | 914191 bingaling
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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:47 | 914337 pan-the-ist
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That.can.never.happen.  If we don't find a pretext to invade it's because we co-opted the revolution.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:13 | 914169 CPL
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Not a single fuck was given that day what the US government thought about a completely autonmous rebelion against an asshole government

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:32 | 914263 Sophist Economicus
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Hopefully, we'll take the advice of George Washington and not give a fock about anybody elses opinion either ...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:16 | 914179 LehmanRefugee
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it's a pity that no one told Bush about the power of the Bernank's printing press in support of his bringing freedom to the muslim world agenda. Could have saved us the trouble of 2 wars, thousands dead and a few trillion dollars on the national credit card.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:43 | 914320 AnAnonymous
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he did not get the memo. Or he might have left office less rich than he did.

 War can be profitable.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:16 | 914186 donkeydog
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Quick get Gasparino over to Europe for Stick save version 1.01 operation Egyptian pyramid scheme.  Markets must rally now!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:29 | 914242 nevadan
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The recent unrest in Iran comes to mind....

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:17 | 914192 shushup
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Looks like the Bernank will have to print more money to send aide to fix the mess he's made......as if we can aford it.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:38 | 914294 ElvisDog
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Except that printing money is what caused this mess. Printing more money = higher food prices = more unrest.  No solution there.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:18 | 914195 Overpowered By Funk
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Question for the press secretary: How does the Egyptian Internet kill switch compare with ours?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:28 | 914237 Wynn
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followup: now what country will the cia outsource its torture needs to?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:18 | 914196 NOTW777
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market will tank on silence by "leaders"

barry doesnt have time to "monitor" things

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:24 | 914214 adeptish
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Mubarak is too busy supervising the looting of the treasury...

Hello London...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:24 | 914215 Misean
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Funny, seems the leaders are trying to silence the market by tanks...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:19 | 914197 gpsnodgrass@cox.net
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Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid. 
Rodney Dangerfield 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:21 | 914200 Sad Sufi
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Love the hypocracy:

Gibbs: "Concerns about violence." (recall the video of we handle people in the street in Bagdad from a helicopter)

Gibbs:"We urge Freedom of speech, internet freedom" (but we'll try to shut down Wikileaks in a heartbeat and send the organizer to prison)

Gibbs: "This is an opportunity to address the concerns of the People" (while we pass legislation that keeps people poorer, gives more money to Banks, or do nothing at all)

Fascinating to see the double speak live.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:23 | 914206 faustian bargain
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"Why isn't the president standing where you are right now?"

"Uh...uh...it's a fluid, dynamic situation..."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:34 | 914277 John McCloy
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Because he is the king of rear view politics. He watches to see what occurs then gauges reaction and then attempts to lead. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:23 | 914207 papaswamp
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"we uhhhhh...had uhhhh....meeting...uhhh and uhhhh..."

Gosh I feel better already...

 

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:01 | 914390 SheepDog-One
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When I hear Gibbs or Obama speak I add on 'D's' for example- "We DUHHHHH....had a DUHHHHHH.....meeting.....DUHHHHH and DUHHHHH...."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:24 | 914212 bob_dabolina
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It is in my opinion that Obama has lost much credibility in the handling(or lack thereof) of this situation.

It seems to me like the US is dazed on confused.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:27 | 914226 LehmanRefugee
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umm...what would you like him to do short of telling printer ben to stop?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:40 | 914306 bob_dabolina
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There isn't anything in particular I want him to say. But Gibbs just looked so dumbfounded..."I uhm, its uhm a situation uhm, thats fluid, and uhhhh yea the president is monitoring it"

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:41 | 914315 earnyermoney
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Take an extended family vacation on his dime.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:30 | 914249 Dr. Porkchop
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I don't know why they need to 'handle' the situation, it's between the Egyptians and it's corrupt leaders. It's true, they are dazed and confused, because they have to pretend to care about democracy for Egyptians while figuring out how they are going to secure their interests in the whole region, which has clearly spiralled out of their control. They're all going apeshit at the state dept. , no doubt.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:30 | 914250 Sad Sufi
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Yes, as per comments above by many: this whole thing shakes the US more than Gibbs will ever say, and brings into question massive puppeteering by USA Corp.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:33 | 914270 LehmanRefugee
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agreed. US should keep the hell out of this and Gibbs should continue making bland statements that don't mean anything. Aside from our immense hypocricy there are no good policy options.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:24 | 914217 iDealMeat
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He's self conscious about the burning herpes on his upper lip..

Hard to hear his words. Can't get past looking at it...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:26 | 914224 Tsunami Effect
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they have no clue and no idea what is happening or what will happen.

obama is playing basketball.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:28 | 914233 bunkermeatheadp...
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The longer he speaks, the longer the market goes down

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:28 | 914235 Misean
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Don't pursue non-essential travel to Egypt.

Our rulers, great advice...we need people like this.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:30 | 914244 faustian bargain
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"This is not a solution that will be solved by violence." lololol. oh that's rich.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:52 | 914358 Sudden Debt
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the stuttering makes it even more funny...

 

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:53 | 914363 Sudden Debt
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and his ty :)

 

Blue

 

UN Blue

 

UN = We do shit, we just look wile people get shot and get the tourists out.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:30 | 914246 SheepDog-One
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Die Gibbs DIE!!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:30 | 914247 walcott
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free and fair elections? They haven't had an election in 60 years.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:32 | 914261 Sad Sufi
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And no doubt we'll prevent a real election if it goes against anything we want.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:41 | 914310 ElvisDog
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yeah, no fucking kidding. Mubarak has been president for, what, 30 years, and is planning to install his son on the throne when he retires/dies. He should just call himself the Sultan and be done with it.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:31 | 914251 THE DORK OF CORK
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All he wants is more efficient pontius pilate's - the US adminstration is probably pissed off that Mubarak has washed his hands of the issue.

I suppose the banks have that former UN weapan inspector guy in postion to steer Egyptian foregin policey into a pro western sphere.

Mohammed better be shit hot - quelling the savage beast may be too much for one man to handle.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:31 | 914253 Misean
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This will not be solved by violence...

Oh, I think it will.

Remeber, this idiot is being paid with the loot the Feral Gov't steals from you every payday!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:31 | 914254 bunkermeatheadp...
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This would be a good day to stock up on food supplies, never know what Sunday night may bring.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:44 | 914325 Bill DeBurgh
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Sunday the 6th is the date to hoard for. Beer, chips, and various meat products.

 

You've been warned, by umm uhh the Forehead.

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 00:45 | 915487 Hephasteus
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I want a prosthetic forehead like this one to wear on my real forehead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amUowhHVBM4

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:31 | 914255 Horatio Beanblower
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The empire is crumbling. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:32 | 914267 walcott
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act on the concerns of it's people? so says potato head mouthpiece. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:35 | 914268 walcott
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we have a host of ways to lock down that shit hole prison.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:33 | 914272 Bill DeBurgh
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Uh... Umm...Protesters... Uh... Umm... Rights... Uh... Freedom... Umm... Uh...

 

When does the FOREHEAD finally step down?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:38 | 914292 Sad Sufi
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FORHEAD RULES ALL (he hopes)

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:34 | 914279 amarshall
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I just stole that one for my facebook status

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:35 | 914286 Sad Sufi
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Gibbs: "Grievences should be addressed" (the way we do with indefinite detention and courts chosen based on pre-determined outcomes, or like the way we treat Bradly Manning)

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:41 | 914297 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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What about Egyptian cotton? Those boxer shorts are already getting out of hand ...

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:10 | 914416 tickhound
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Not one question to "um-boy" by our "informed"press regarding the fed fueling food inflation. All questions assumed "rights to assemble" etc. A complete joke.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:39 | 914299 walcott
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Nice herpes on the lip. I guess all he can afford is a $5 whore on his modest salary.

No wonder he's leaving for Goldman Sachs.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:41 | 914308 Common_Cents22
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Not one word about muslim brotherhood, whom Obama met with not long ago.   Why was bill ayers in egypt organizing the flotillas?

 

the people who are protesting a dictator are being coopted by a much more sinister radical islam group.   

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:41 | 914311 Sudden Debt
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I WILL NOT SAY ANOTHING ABOUT THAT IN PUBLIC....

 

HA!!!!!

 

AND NOW THEY TALK ABOUT CHINA???!!!!????

 

Deu deu  deu , euh euh euh, ... WHAT A MORON!!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:42 | 914314 rubearish10
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Obama's eye off the ball with Foreign Policy (ref SOTU) but on the Spalding indoor basketball. Hey d'ya see that shot?? Swoosh!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:03 | 914394 SheepDog-One
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Also Obama now busy creatin jobs like a mothafucka!!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:42 | 914316 toros
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Is this the straw to break the camel's back?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 16:42 | 914318 walcott
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we have several puppets to choose from.

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