Revolution in Egypt -- What's next?

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Revolution in Egypt -- What's next?
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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 12:48am

Wow, just watched riveting coverage of the unrest in Egypt on MSNBC with Brian Williams and Richard Engel, NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent, reporting on clashes between demonstrators and what appear to be pro-government forces, while gun shots could be heard in the background.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 10:30am

I hope the US helps but doesn't impose it's will on any future leader/s. The US's track record for the manipulation of other countries' leaders doesn't generally have a positive outcome.

Egyptians Defy Crackdown With New Mass Protests

Complete article at link.........

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/world/middleeast/05egypt.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all

CAIRO — With signs of fracturing within Egypt’s ruling elite, hundreds of thousands of people packed Cairo’s central Tahrir Square on Friday, chanting slogans, bowing in prayer and waving Egyptian flags to press a largely peaceful campaign for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.

As the uprising entered its 11th day, there was no sign of the violent Mubarak supporters who the protesters said were organized and dispatched by the Mubarak government over the last two days in an effort to capture the initiative. Lurking fears among the opposition that their movement may have lost momentum were banished by the sheer numbers of the protesters and their passion.

Some carried baskets of bread, food and water for those who camped out in the central square overnight after days of running battles, urging the president to depart and seeking to maintain the momentum of their protests at one of the most decisive moments in Egypt since the 1952 revolution against the monarchy. “Leave, leave, leave,” protesters chanted.

Tens of thousands of jubilant protesters turned out in the port city of Alexandria, the site of bitter and deadly clashes in the last week.

Amr Moussa, the secretary general of the Arab League and a former foreign minister serving Mr. Mubarak, appeared among the crowds, seeming to align himself with the protest. Twice he sought to address the crowd, but both times he was drowned out by roars of approval at what seemed a tacit endorsement of their cause.

 


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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 1:50pm

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 11:20am

Wishing Hillary

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 12:06pm

Why is it that our country is giving a billion dollars a year

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 11:30am
" feel for the people of Egypt and I hope they are able to overthrow the government there."

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It looks like they willl...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_egypt