Egypt Rallies Swell Against Military

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    When Mubarak fell, that left the army as the guarantor of the state so to speak, at least until elections. I remember thinking at the time, if our worst fears ala the Muslim Brotherhood come to the fore, this would require an erosion of the confidence in the Army as this mechanism.

    What better way, than to demand something they cannot possibly deliver?


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    "What’s past is prologue"…..;)


    "People feel they are not doing enough—and if they are doing enough, it's too slow," said Ahmed Wahba, 41, referring to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which is leading Egypt's transition toward democracy. Mr. Wahba, who was protesting in the crowded square Friday, said the Egyptian public won't be satisfied until they "see Mubarak in the middle of [Tahrir] Square, locked up or executed."
    Mr. Wahba was standing in front of a mock cage containing an effigy of Mr. Mubarak that demonstrators had erected at one end of the square. People also carried signs with images of the former speaker of parliament's upper house, Safwat Al Sharif, behind bars, and chanted that Mubarak-appointed local governors and mayors should be dismissed from power.


    Egypt's attorney general has investigated and arrested some of what protesters say are the most-hated characters from the former ruling National Democratic Party. Earlier this week, prosecutors banned travel and froze the personal finances of Mr. El Sherif; Fathi Sorour, the speaker of parliament's lower house; and Zakariya Azmi, Mr. Mubarak's former chief of staff. Mr. Azmi was arrested Wednesday, according to Mena, Egypt's state news agency, along with former housing minister Ibrahim Suleiman. But several demonstrators say the effort has proceeded at a pace they say indicates the sway the old regime still holds over the military leaders who deposed them. These people say delays in the investigations give officials time to put what they say are embezzled assets in foreign accounts.

    Another former housing minister, as well as former tourism and interior ministers, have also been arrested on charges of corruption. Ahmed Ezz, a high-level party official and close confidant of the former president's son, Gamal Mubarak, is also in prison awaiting trial.

    "We need our money to come back. We will stay here until our money comes again," said protester Mohammed Garib.


    Friday's numbers were bolstered by the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful Islamist political group and a champion of democratic reforms under Mr. Mubarak's rule. The Brotherhood's official call for members to participate in the demonstrations came after two months in which the group was seen as working closely with military leaders.


    Following the violence on Friday night, the Brotherhood released a statement blaming the military's attacks on elements of the former regime who hope to cling to power by inciting chaos. The statement praised the military-led transition to democracy and called on Egyptians to continue supporting the armed forces.


    The dissatisfaction with the military seems to have spread to within the ranks. In YouTube videos posted this week, at least two Egyptian soldiers said they would participate in Friday's protests. On Thursday, Maj. Mohamed Askar, a spokesman for the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told CNN that any soldiers who participate in the demonstration will face an "immediate military tribunal."


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    "Friday's numbers were bolstered by the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful Islamist political group and a champion of democratic reforms under Mr. Mubarak's rule. The Brotherhood's official call for members to participate in the demonstrations came after two months in which the group was seen as working closely with military leaders."


    I hope all the folks who jumped on the 'democracy' bandwagon are beginning to have an epiphany about now....

    1. The Islamic Revolution that put the ayatollahs in charge in Iran.

    2. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

    3. The 'insurgents' in Libya.

    4. The savages in Afghanistan who cut heads off when that Koran was burned...


    Can't support these folks.
     
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    Who knows what will be after the dust settles.

    I hope for the best for the people.
     
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    Train is moving on, you can step out of train with your 'support' any time you want.
     
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    Yeah Egypt looks like it has "change".:cuckoo: Mubarak will be missed.

    Egypt blogger 'jailed for criticising military'

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    Granny says, "Awww, dem protestors done give dat poor man a heart attack...
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    Egypt's Mubarak Hospitalized With Heart Problems
    Apr 12, 2011 – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was abruptly hospitalized Tuesday for heart problems during an investigation over allegations of corruption and violence against protesters, reported state TV.
     
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    Yup, and those idiots are probably going to be in charge of that country soon. Mubarak will be missed.:(
     

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