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The Second Egyptian Revolution Has Been Scheduled For May 27

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To all who have studied the French revolution, the most prominent part is not the actual revolt: only a regime so in love with itself is unable to realize that when you have a massive social schism between the haves and the have nots without any well-funded government safety net would result in anything but beheadings and a popular uprising (right Tim Geithner?), but the Thermidorian Reaction imminently following the first wave of discontent. And as we wrote back in March sharing our outlook on the (first) Egyptian revolution, that very soon we would see the imminent second "revulsion" part in Cairo, as it happened in Paris over 200 years ago, so it seems that a second Egyptian revolution is now on the docket. From the Middle East Media Research Institute: "In response to reports that the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed
Forces is considering pardoning Mubarak and his family in exchange for
the transfer of all their property and fortune to the state, Facebook
pages have been launched calling for a second Egyptian revolution, on
May 27, to replace the Council with a civil presidential council
." This next time it will be different. We promise.

Full report:

"May 27, 2011 – The Second Revolution of Egyptian Rage"; "We Don't Sense [Any] Change, [So] We'll Return To Al-Tahrir [Square]"

In response to reports that the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed
Forces is considering pardoning Mubarak and his family in exchange for
the transfer of all their property and fortune to the state, Facebook
pages have been launched calling for a second Egyptian revolution, on
May 27, to replace the Council with a civil presidential council.

The pages also call for purging the state institutions of corruption and freeing those arrested during the revolution.

One of the pages has 22,000 members, and the April 6 party expressed its support for it.

In contrast, the Muslim Brotherhood has announced its support for the
military, and its opposition to another revolution – a position
expressed on other Facebook pages.

The military council itself stated that it is not interfering at all
in the question of the punishment for Mubarak or anyone else from the
previous regime.

Source: Facebook.com, Al-Ahram, Egypt, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, May 18, 2011

 

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 09:58 | 1291150 PrintingPress
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Yawn

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:03 | 1291168 bobby02
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LNKD just printed $92.99. All is well.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1291849 PrintingPress
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115.12 someone is banking. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:20 | 1291884 Ahmeexnal
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Time to short the egyptian ETF again.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 09:59 | 1291152 Herne the Hunter
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In other news... Philly Fed Survey prints 3.9 on consensus of 23.0

LOLWUT

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:00 | 1291153 BillyBoy22
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Harvey Keitel reassures Egyptian democracy:

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

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:04 | 1291158 Dr. Engali
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I'd love to watch, but I think that American Idol is on that night. I wonder if they would consider moving it to a Monday?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:01 | 1291163 hedgeless_horseman
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A Michigan man who won $2 million in a state lottery game continues to collect food stamps 11 months after striking it rich.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_localdtw/20110518/ts_yblog_localdtw/2m-michigan-lottery-winner-defends-use-of-food-stamps

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:09 | 1291184 Dr. Richard Head
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Don't expect a revolution when SNAP can get people all the complex carbs they need, unemployment payments or 3 years, and no mortgage payment for 2 plus years. 

Those on social security are getting screwed as their check ain't buying shit no more, but those walkers make it difficult to march.  They don't call it fixed income for nothing. Fixed from being able to fight back. 

More porridge please.  Please sir I want some more.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:37 | 1291352 SilverBaron
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The young people are the most likely to revolt, and they don't want snap cards.   They want decent jobs that will allow them to move out of their parents' basements.  They want the American dream that they were promised while growing up pledging allegiance to the flag.  Just like elsewhere, the revolution will be a Twitter event.  The mass is building and it is just a matter of time before it becomes critical.  You see the various flash mobs throughout the country happening.  The inner city youth are ready and willing, all they need is the right Tweet to arms.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:49 | 1291404 DOT
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For far too many the tweet is just a feel good connection. The commitee on communications run by the older cohorts will issue that call. A cat wearing a very cute bomb vest will become the new meme. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:06 | 1291166 zoomer
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As everyone here knows, we spent a lot of money and blood to stop "enthic cleansing" in the Balkins several years ago.

Now Nobama wants to give money to Islamic "cleansers" (RE: Killing Christains) in Egypt.

Hope is for Dopes!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:11 | 1291199 Dr. Richard Head
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Considering the recent sanctions on Syria on top of the Libya kerfuffle, I would assume Saudi Arabia will be next to be sanctioned for indiscriminately killing protestors right?  Perhaps Bahrain as well?  Yeah right...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:04 | 1291174 RobotTrader
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In some unrelated news, LNKD just opened at $81 and has already traded as high as $93.

The social media/gaming/cloud NASDAQ mania will probably surpass all other bubbles.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:12 | 1291207 Dr. Richard Head
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Come on man, you can't eat stock certificates or digits on a screen that says you have stocks. Binary diets are rich in nutrition no?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:26 | 1291273 dracos_ghost
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Gotta love anarchists who schedule things.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:24 | 1291284 LFMayor
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no doubt.  I predict a bloodbath when they openly challenge the Egyptian armed forces.  It will correct their soaring unemployment though...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:23 | 1291274 LFMayor
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So much for their peaceful demonstrations.  What did they achieve, besides new boss same as the old boss?  Went really good in Iran, too, got lots of demands met.
Same shit happened in Lebanon a few years ago, Syria and Iran still calling the tune there, too.
And how about that Tianimen square thing?  Peaceful, worked like a charm.  Our biggest mistake was to not arm those people.

The French, they tried talking at first too.  Took the Bastille, then reverted to jawing it out.  Louis stalled,  tried to sew it back together so they had to 86 his ass.  That got some shit done afterwards.

You want things to change, you need to get violent and win. Dictate your terms, don't ask for them.  A little lesson for all of us to remember here in the near future.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:19 | 1291534 caconhma
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Just asking a master not to be so brutal and so bad doesn't do a shit. At best, one gets more promises.

One more thing, following the French revolution, the entire Europe continent went through numerous bloody wars.

The present world situation reminds me the late 1930s leading to the WWII.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:20 | 1291519 slewie the pi-rat
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"In contrast, the Muslim Brotherhood has announced its support for the military, and its opposition to another revolution – a position expressed on other Facebook pages."

the military had labelled unrest under the new order as due to mubarak counter-revolutionaries.  time to change rhetoric, right?  what will the new story be?

what will the "muslim brotherhood" + military do now?

stay tooned.  to replace the egyptian military council with one under civilian control----now that's revolutionary!

what will bilary doodoo?  when we begin to see how closely the muslim brotherhood is aligned with the defense of israel (etc.), at least so far, we can look forward to FaceBook's first, er,..., second (?) revolutionary test, coming soon to a pyramid near you!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:15 | 1291532 JR
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This highly suspicious story leads one to investigate its source, the so-called think tank MEMRI and its Board of Advisors. And its timing - just before AIPAC's big policy meeting this weekend in Washington, DC to thwart an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement. As Pogo would say, “Lo and bee hole.”

They include Ehud Barak (former Prime Minister of Israel), Elie Wiesel, John Bolton, Norman Podhoretz, and Mort Zuckerman. Last year’s advisors included Yehuda Bauer, former Director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem; Natan Sharansky, Former Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Minister without Portfolio Edgar Bronfman, former president of the World Jewish Congress, and president of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Ltd.; and Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.

As for MEMRI, these excerpts from PowerBase:

MEMRI was founded in 1998 by Meyrav Wurmser and Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence. Wurmser left MEMRI in 2002 to join the Center of Middle East Policy at the Hudson Institute. Wurmser's position as executive director was replaced by Steven Stalinsky. All of MEMRI's principal members reportedly harbor hardline pro-Israel views.[4] Analysts argue that MEMRI gained prominence and was able to enforce its legitimacy after the events of 9/11

Criticism

MEMRI is often criticized for "cherry-picking" the articles it translates...MEMRI articles follow a distinct pattern of 'reflecting badly on the character of Arabs or they in some way further the political agenda of Israel.

According to Vincent Cannistraro, a former CIA counterintelligence official, MEMRI is selective and acts as propagandists for a political point of view which follows the extreme right of Likud.[17]

US academic and Middle East scholar Juan Cole has referred to MEMRI as a "neoconservative organ"[18] due to its founders' political affiliations and links with prominent neoconservative institutions and individuals. ... In one case Cole was threatened with a lawsuit by MEMRI (which was never carried out) after Cole argued that MEMRI had misrepresented the meaning of words used by Osama Bin Laden in a video message.[18][19]

Former US ambassador in the Middle East William Rugh stated that MEMRI portrays Arabs as hating Jews and refusing any peaceful settlement of Palestine issues: ...Rugh said. "Its owners are pro-Israeli and anti-Arab. Quotes are selected to portray Arabs as preaching hatred against Jews and westerners, praising violence and refusing any peaceful settlement of the Palestinian issue."[21]

US economist Bradford DeLong writes: MEMRI Needs to Be Moved to “Unreliable”: Ah. Clearly it’s time to stop reading (and citing) MEMRI:...My point is that what they're trying to do is to pretend that the effect of the conflict is the cause of the conflict. The cause of the conflict is the fact that 4 million plus Palestinians do not have basic freedom and human rights, and no amount of spin...no attempt to pretend...that it's just media spin will take that away.[23

http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Middle_East_Media_Research_Institute

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:27 | 1291584 slewie the pi-rat
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if FaceBook egyptians eat MEMRI on toast, they'll have a nice thermidor. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:40 | 1291639 caconhma
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Thank you ZeroHedge for providing us with latest world news and analysis directly from the primary US Zionist propaganda center.

WOW. Did MEMRI also provide sizable contributions to ZH?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:27 | 1291595 New American Re...
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Yes, here we go.   Now comes the split in the coalition, just as we saw in not only the French, but the Russian Revolution.    The fact that we never did get to see a coalition government however is not so important in of itself, but the fact a care taker government did exist, and now is about to lose, or at least its authority be brought into question certainly qualifies for entering the 3rd Stage of Brinton's text book Revolution.

However, given the fact that the military Junta is supported by the Arian...opps!,...Muslim Brotherhood, I just don't see where the remaining Nation is in any position to oppose this governmental decision by the Junta, over Mubarek.   In fact it may well become a non-event and still allow the Junta to establish free elections in the future.

If this is the case, Egypt will still have not ended the termination of Stage 3 of a Revolution, and still has a remote chance of avoiding its violence.   I can see no saving grace for the Egyptian, or any other Revolution, until or unless America leads the way with its own Revolution and by doing so, leads the way to Peace, provided we are civilized enough to conduct ours at the next ballot box.

PS. Tyler.   The Thermidor you are referring to came after Robspierre's rein of terror (parts I & II) but did not precede it, though there were many shifts of power in the Revolution prior to this great terror.   Remember, the "Turning of the Intellectuals" occurred in 1789, and Robspierre's rein of terror began in 1793 with the first marked violence occurring in 1791.   With the end of Robspierre in 1794, the Revolution teettered back and forth until Napolean returned from Egypt (of all places), and put an end to the Revolution in the 18 Burmaire.   In between you may recall occurred the Year III counter-Revolution, which was preceded by 13 Vende'miarie and a host of other clashes.    

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1291847 JR
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The Egyptian Revolution was extremely broad based and one of the most dynamic events ever to have occurred in the Middle East. To suggest that events taking place in Egypt now have any resemblance to the aftermath of the French Revolution has a suspicious motive, IMO. 

Unless I’m mistaken, the hope for a counter-revolution or a moderation of the original revolution rests squarely with the agenda of the Irsraeli government. From the beginning of the revolution, the Israelis, with the best solution for them being a retention of the superpower puppet Mubarak, have used propaganda to label the Egyptian people as inspired in their efforts by religious fanatics.

Perhaps in France, in the 1800s, one could mischaracterize a revolution and get away with it but in the age of Al Jazeera not so much.  Because we all watched - day by day – the popular countrywide uprising motivated so obviously by the thirst for freedom.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:20 | 1293628 StychoKiller
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Go long bread-helmets and baguette vests!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 11:38 | 1291631 New American Re...
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Correction: Third paragraph, line one, Stage '3', should read Stage '2'.  

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:20 | 1291904 PulauHantu29
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So when are the Balloon Boy reruns?

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:54 | 1292065 AldoHux_IV
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The military council is nothing different so it's not surprising that there would be more protests as the reason for them have not been addressed nor satisfied.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:14 | 1292216 silberblick
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YouTube's Harisebon7777777 should be commended for his work on measuring the radiation levels in Tokyo. The device he uses costs about $1000, which I am sure he has paid out of his own pocket to provide us with the truth of what is really going on in Japan.

It is eerie to watch his videos. Typically, his hand is shown holding a geiger counter in some public place with people walking all around him as if there was nothing of importance going on; while all along, the geiger counter in his hand reveals what is really happening. Harisebon is documenting the slow irradiation of the Japanese archipelago. A visual unfolding of a tragedy.

While watching these videos. it is hard not to wonder how many of the folks one sees walking down the street will come down with cancer in 10, 20 or 30 years.

Go to Harisebon's YouTube channel and give him a shout-out. He deserves it.

http://fukushimadisaster.blogspot.com/2011/05/radiation-harajiku-omotesa...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:18 | 1292823 VyseLegendaire
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Heads will roll. 

 

When they do, BTFD. 

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