Egypt goes berserk

Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by Anonymous, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. Anonymous Member

    because El Barradei is their free ticket into the interim government. He said that the MB should be a part of the new government. They can get rid of him later.
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  3. mojo Member

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  6. Anonymous Member

    MB: We oppose violence, but it's OK to assassinate a democratically elected Nobel Peace Prize winning leader when our religious leader tells us to.
  7. Anonymous Member

    Meanwhile in Tunisia...

  8. Anonymous Member

    Can anyone offer any evidence that the MB will take over after the revolution? So far, if you have been following the protester interviews, it really seems like the Egyptian people have no intention of letting them anywhere near taking over.

    So does anyone have anything substantive to offer to back the MB claims up? Or is this simply about repeating a content-less claim?
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  9. Paroxetine Samurai Moderator

    ... And in other news:

    [Insert tinfoil hat faggotry hear]
  10. Stickman Member

    Here's an analysis of that by STRATFOR, a fairly right wing private intelligence agency:

    "Fearing that he and his forces were being sidelined, al-Adly was rumored to have ordered the police forces to stay home and leave it to the army to deal with the crisis. Meanwhile, multiple STRATFOR sources reported that many of the plainclothes policemen were involved in a number of the jailbreaks, robberies of major banks, and the spread of attacks and break-ins into high-class neighborhoods that occurred Jan. 29, In addition to allowing the police to blow off steam, the implicit message that the Interior Ministry was sending to the army through these actions was that the cost of undermining the internal security forces was a complete breakdown of law and order in the country that would in turn break the regime."

    Not to say that the MB doesn't have a scary side, but demonizing the MB and scaring the moderate Egyptians into crawling back to his dictatorship is 100% of Mubarak's plan on how to stay in power. It isn't working in Egypt, but it does still carry weight internationally.
  11. Anonymous Member

    I was thinking there was a good chance that it was the police themselves involved in looting and rioting in order to frighten people into staying home.
    I'm glad it didn't work.

    Being wary of the MB is not the same as wanting Mubarak back in power. The point of bringing attention to the possibility of Egypt being taken over by Muslim fundamentalists is so that people are alert to the possibility and take steps to make sure this does not happen, by for example increasing security for people who are potential rivals for the MB.
  12. Sickx Member

    Good move.
    Progress is being made, but Mubarak still needs to completely remove himself.
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  14. Anonymous Member

    The MB is currently claiming they are not involved yet they are the only group commenting on anything.

    Sounds a little like their aims are hell bent on the Great Satan rather then the good of the people.

    Left out from Mojo's Wiki post, the opening sentence of the paragraph....
    This too sounds a little fundi to me. In fact I think most radical islamic groups are spawns from the MB.

    I support the idea of what is happening but removing Mubarak is the easy part. I think its foolish to assume that the MB and Iran, AQ, and other Islamic fundi groups, that are willing to strap themselves with explosives, are going to benevolently stand by during a major political power vacuum and let the people choose their own path.

    Despite what is being reported and what the majority of people may want; there are many who believe Jihad is better than secular freedoms. It's not a far stretch to see the pressures of religion being used against those who seek a more a just form of government.

    Nobody knows how this will end, and I hope it ends in favor of peace and freedom. From what I can see the cards are stacked against this ending in a more peaceful world.

  15. Anonymous Member

    The Muslim brotherhood was hesitant in the beginning to support the protests, I guess this won't be forgotten if this uprising is succesful in getting Mubarak out of government. Also, if the protesters are able to stand up to a police state that has been using lethal force, censorship and torture against them and able to do so succesfully it stands to reason they would also be able to stand up to an islamist government if it became repressive. Furthermore, it's not just Mubarak who is opposed to the islamists, but the military too and the military is popular with the people.

    Yes, things will become more complicated for Israel and the United States and one has to watch out for what Iran is doing, but these autocratic regimes were never going to last forever and IMHO their support also eroded the democratic values in the western countries. Maybe this means there will finally be less hypocrisy. There are risks, but there are chances too. Probably not everything will be good, but not all bad either. A bumpy ride is likely going to lie ahead either way.
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  16. Anonymous Member

    Lets hope you are right.

  17. Anonymous Member

    Seems the answer to my question is no, despite the bluster and bullshit being offered.
  18. Anonymous Member

    Let me jump into my time machine and help you out.

    Can you offer any evidence that the MB will not take over after the revolution?
  19. Anonymous Member

    Religion is the cancer.
  20. Herro Member

    MB = Milton Bradley, right?
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  21. Anonymous Member

    Ah, so ALL Muslims are bad people? Bigot.

    Religion should never be a government platform. I suppose you hate all Christians too?
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  22. Anonymous Member

    The opinion of the Egyptian people in countless interviews conducted during the protests. The fact that the interim candidate being endorsed by all the opposition parties is secular.
  23. Anonymous Member

    Are you the one posting all the ZOMFG!!111!
    "Great Satan"
    "MB and Iran, AQ, and other Islamic fundi groups"
    ITT, because this is exactly the kind of paranoid Islamophobia that brought us
    Iraq and Afghanistan
    Patriot Act
    Enhanced interrogations
    Invasion & occupation of Lebanon
    Threat of MOAR war with Iran, Pakistan, etc.

    Also, these events will play themselves out, regardless of how the Americans or Israelis try to game them, to produce a result to their liking.
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  24. Anonymous Member

    Israel says:

    "I want mubarak in the presidence..."
    ¿What says obama?
  25. Anonymous Member

    Can you offer any evidence that the Marcabian Confederacy will not take over after the revolution?
  26. Anonymous Member

    I have this book that will change your life. It was written by PhD, explorer, aviator, war hero and generally great guy. Have you heard of L.Ron Hubbard?

    ....but do you have real proof?
  27. Sickx Member

    That's not what he/she said. Don't assume the person's a racist because they have outright views on religion.
    After all, the bad that religion has brought on the world far outweighs the good, so it's perfectly understandable for this to be believed.
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  28. Anonymous Member

    The cancer are the thiefs of petrol.
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  29. Anonymous Member

    You should give decaff a try.
  30. Anonymous Member

    I said nothing about racism genius.

    I think you have been hornswaggled by haters.
  31. Well, except for all those other Egyptians who are commenting.
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  32. Anonymous Member

    ¿Outright views of religion?

    Like american genocide or cruzadas or etc,etc,etc...???
  33. Sickx Member

    'Thinking that all Muslims are bad' is racism.

    And I do NOT hate Muslims, I do NOT wish ill of anyone for their beliefs, nor am I, in any way, ever going to form an opinion on such a vast, generally peace-loving group of people based on what a few 'haters' say.

    Thankyou, sir.

    I don't follow you?
  34. Herro Member

    Wait a minute, are you suggesting that there are different points of view and different agendas within the Egyptian populace!?
  35. Anonymous Member

    Try spell checking before posting.
  36. Anonymous Member

    So I offer evidence against the likelihood of the MB taking over, and so far no one has been able to offer any evidence to the contrary - and you go for the absolute proof line? Seems inconsistent somehow.
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  37. anonsoldier Member

    THIS^^^ That is what I've been saying, that this is a prime opportunity for a religious fundie group to try and make a move. Did I ever say that the MB (or any group) WILL seize power? No, merely that they will try. Did I ever say that because of that the revolution should stop and Mubarak should remain in power? Fuck no. This isn't an either/or situation, people, and anyone who's trying to make it seem so is denser than a block of lead. Do I think the MB can or will seize power? I dunno, but I bet it'll make for one interesting as shit civil war.

    And I for one think the MB are a bunch of religious nuts trying to masquerade as a political group. I remain highly suspicious of them.

    In my opinion, no. They've made a move, but it isn't them openly going full jihad. Give them time to build a fresh support base, and then we'll see the message start to change.
  38. Anonymous Member

    Welcome to the internets. They don't call it shitposting for nothing.
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  39. Anonymous Member

    *thinking of all the organizations that statement could apply to*
  40. Anonymous Member

    Never go full Jihad.
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