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  • RetardStrong 29 Jan 2011 17:36:54 3,229 posts
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    ZING!
  • Deleted user 29 January 2011 19:10:26
    biden
  • RetardStrong 29 Jan 2011 19:24:59 3,229 posts
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    /facepalm
  • Deleted user 29 January 2011 19:30:33
    as with obama's waffling statement - I have trouble really faulting people who (regardless of how they feel about the situation) are required to act as if the interests of US foreign policy in noted regional clusterfuck "the arab world" are /morally sound/.

    I suspect biden was dispatched specifically to blurt out "mubarak is not a dictator" so that the idea could enter the discussion from a Known Loose Cannon and obama's p. non-scolding speech could look slightly more scolding by comparison. but yup, obv mubarak is a dictator.
  • Deleted user 29 January 2011 20:50:44
    what the hell is the best case scenario here anyway? coalition govt w/ the brohood and elbaradei? it's sorta unclear what kind of support elbaradei actually has beyond um... western journalists. not sure I want the MB anywhere near power. interim govt of technocrats until there's time for parties to coalesce, then elections?
  • Metalfish 29 Jan 2011 21:08:55 8,688 posts
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    I've seen a general opinion is that the MB aren't nearly as powerful as they think they are and are unlikely to be able to a seize power because a)they have limited support from the populace b) the army want nothing to do with them.
  • dnbuk 29 Jan 2011 21:10:11 4,924 posts
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    http://i53.tinypic.com/epq7g2.jpg

    wut....
  • Deleted user 29 January 2011 21:18:18
    http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/.a/6a00d83451c45669e20147e2198006970b-550wi
  • Deleted user 29 January 2011 21:24:32
    ;_;
    http://hyperallergic.com/17815/egyptian-museum-damage
  • dnbuk 29 Jan 2011 21:29:59 4,924 posts
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    >Syrians inspired by both tunisia and Egypt are planning a collective protest against their corrupt Government on #Feb5

    >Calls for anti-regime protests in #Algeria on 12 February

    >The Syrian and Sudanese have set their revolution dates already?! Four down, eighteen more to go! #ArabRevolutions

    >Spanish TV TVE just reported troops in #Morocco were mobilised from Sahara to #Rabat & #Casablanca.
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Jan 2011 21:45:03 38,853 posts
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    Saudi please.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • RetardStrong 30 Jan 2011 00:49:30 3,229 posts
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    dnbuk wrote:
    http://i53.tinypic.com/epq7g2.jpg

    wut....

    :D
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 30 Jan 2011 00:57:30 36,266 posts
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    RetardStrong wrote:
    dnbuk wrote:
    http://i53.tinypic.com/epq7g2.jpg

    wut....

    :D
    No, that's that OTHER middle-eastern country where there's been a lot of fighting :-D

    I totally called it.
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  • Deleted user 30 January 2011 02:37:01
    dnbuk wrote:
    http://i53.tinypic.com/epq7g2.jpg

    wut....

    That's got to be a photoshop.....hasn't it? :-S
  • dnbuk 30 Jan 2011 09:07:21 4,924 posts
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    evanchill State TV announces Al Jazeera's broadcasting license and press cards are being revoked. Our bureau is packing up. #jan25
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  • dnbuk 30 Jan 2011 09:12:24 4,924 posts
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    Also relationship between military & protesters not looking as good as it did yesterday....that's not good.
  • Red-Moose 30 Jan 2011 10:17:36 5,345 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Saudi please.

    How? The Harkonnen family that run Arrakis have immense support, as long as the spice keeps flowing. And as long as we need the spice to travel, nothing will change there because they do a good job at maintaining the status quo.
  • Deleted user 30 January 2011 11:35:32
    worms

    /tapssideofnose
  • NBZ 30 Jan 2011 16:13:05 2,347 posts
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    People are criticising the US for fence sitting. It better stay fence sitting IMO - best and bravest thing for it to do.
  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 06:56:49
    Just like the American M1 Tanks 'sitting on the fence' in Cairo?
  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 08:45:44
    Not American if Egypt bought them idiot!
  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 09:28:44
    US gives billions in military aid to Egypt, that aid must come as part of a deal to use large parts of it to buy US military hardware.

    The United States and other Western powers are using our taxes to buy hardware and train soliders in order for dictators to remain in power.
  • NBZ 1 Feb 2011 00:37:57 2,347 posts
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    Vertical Stand wrote:
    Just like the American M1 Tanks 'sitting on the fence' in Cairo?

    Well, they are also sitting on the fence. They could turn on the protesters at anytime, but they probably won't.

    If those tanks and the rest of the military decide to back Mubarak, the protesters will only be an inconvenience.

  • mcmonkeyplc 1 Feb 2011 11:14:54 38,853 posts
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    Just received an amusing email at work. Amusing cause it's totally retarded.

    One of our operations team emailing us complaining they can't get an answer out of anyone in the offices of one of our Egyption suppliers.

    I wonder why.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • sport 1 Feb 2011 11:51:53 12,043 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Just received an amusing email at work. Amusing cause it's totally retarded.

    One of our operations team emailing us complaining they can't get an answer out of anyone in the offices of one of our Egyption suppliers.

    I wonder why.

    Surely they have a homing pigeon backup plan.
  • DaM 1 Feb 2011 11:58:40 12,603 posts
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    Maybe they were running a pyramid scheme and have scarpered?

    /coat
  • X201 1 Feb 2011 12:02:56 14,692 posts
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    Tweet from CNN

    Protester in #Tahrir square says 'Mubarak may have thick skin but we have sharper nails'"

    :)
  • Tom_Servo 1 Feb 2011 12:04:28 15,505 posts
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    Amazing scenes in Tahrir Square.
  • urban 1 Feb 2011 12:05:54 10,892 posts
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    They're even cleaning up after themselves!
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