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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby wrveres » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:22 am

thedude wrote:
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Mookie4ever wrote:
That is pretty amazing. The internet age is incredible.
I question how anyone can be a pro-Mubarak demonstrator. How do young kids go out there and throw stones and fight in support of him? Boggles the mind.


they were bussed in, and they have the square surrounded. we are only seeing one small corner of the battle ..


Actually I think the rode in on horses and camals.
some people did. they road through the center of the square a couple of hours ago, but they were brought down fairly quickly. They were apparently police in plain clothes. go figure.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby thedude » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:25 am

wrveres wrote:
thedude wrote:
wrveres wrote:they were bussed in, and they have the square surrounded. we are only seeing one small corner of the battle ..


Actually I think the rode in on horses and camals.
some people did. they road through the center of the square a couple of hours ago, but they were brought down fairly quickly. They were apparently police in plain clothes. go figure.


My understanding is that the government is denying that any police are involved, and are claiming that any police IDs carried are fake. For what's thats worth.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby wrveres » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:33 am

well, of course they are going to deny it.
besides, how do they know there is no police in that crowd.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:41 am

I kept reading on various twitter accounts from people in Cairo that the public was not pushing El Baradei at all and that it was a creation of the MSM
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:42 am

thedude wrote:
wrveres wrote:
thedude wrote:
Actually I think the rode in on horses and camals.
some people did. they road through the center of the square a couple of hours ago, but they were brought down fairly quickly. They were apparently police in plain clothes. go figure.


My understanding is that the government is denying that any police are involved, and are claiming that any police IDs carried are fake. For what's thats worth.

These claims are an absolute joke. At least they appear to be from my perspective, thousands of miles away. Al-Jazeera's coverage of this this morning is top-notch.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby wrveres » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:46 am

there is a building on fire behind all of this. One of Al Jazeera's reporters was live when she started describing pro government people lighting it ..
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby Metroid » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:05 pm

This is amazing stuff...watching history being made is always cool. I'm not going to school today, I wasn't going to go anyway, but now I kinda have a reason. Doubt any of my professors will give me a pass. haha.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:26 pm

wrveres wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
That is pretty amazing. The internet age is incredible.
I question how anyone can be a pro-Mubarak demonstrator. How do young kids go out there and throw stones and fight in support of him? Boggles the mind.


they were bussed in, and they have the square surrounded. we are only seeing one small corner of the battle ..


Bussed in from where? I'm surprised that there are any people who support him of their own free will (I mean aside from those who benefit directly from the corruption but that has to be a small number don't you think?).
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby thedude » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:37 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
wrveres wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
That is pretty amazing. The internet age is incredible.
I question how anyone can be a pro-Mubarak demonstrator. How do young kids go out there and throw stones and fight in support of him? Boggles the mind.


they were bussed in, and they have the square surrounded. we are only seeing one small corner of the battle ..


Bussed in from where? I'm surprised that there are any people who support him of their own free will (I mean aside from those who benefit directly from the corruption but that has to be a small number don't you think?).


Reportedly the work for government agencies, like the state owned oil company.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:52 pm

You gotta wonder if Libya is next.....if Egypt has a reason for revolution, the Libyans are probably salivating at the thought.
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