The battle for Tahrir Square

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    I've been following the Egyptian people's revolt and watched a peaceful and popular protest turned into a pitched battle with the future of Egypt at stake.

    I was relieved to see President Mubarak announce he wouldn't seek a new term, appointed a VP and fired his cabinet.

    I was concerned when the protesters rejected these actions and clung to their mantra that Mubarak must go and now.

    Then the battle began, at first I didn't give the protesters much of a chance. But they developed a makeshift fighting style, battled back and it seems they carried the day.

    I've gained a newand profound respect for Egyptians and hope they can carve out a new nation as a result of this revolt. The "Battle of Tahrir Square" will be a memorial event in their history.

    I few the US role in this as supportive not interventionist. \

    Could this be their "Bunker Hill"?

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    The battle for Tahrir Square

    Horses 6- 1 over the Camels...but the Camels will get their game together in the second half I bet...if not the police will just shoot the horses.


    anyway today and tomorrow are the days......make or break imho.
     
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    What if the police are riding the horses AND camels?
     
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    what if angels danced in pinheads?

    or better what if you actually posted a balanced, nuanced message?
     
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    What if you stop apologizing for rich terrorists?
     
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    where have I done that George? and please remember the topic. thx.
     
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    Since Mubarak like virtually all politicians lies with every breath, I don't think the protesters can afford to leave the square until the dictator is arrested, deposed or dead.

    Juan Cole's 2/4/11 Post:

    "I have a deep fear that the breaking of cameras, the closure of Aljazeera’s offices, the attacks on and threats against international journalists, were intended to blind the world to a planned atrocity against innocent, peaceful protesters on Friday.

    "It may be that the strong condemnation of these moves by the US, Europe and others has made the Interior Ministry rethink any such plan.

    "The Mubarak regime on Thursday had also continued its attacks on the protesters at Tahrir Square downtown, deploying plainsclothes police, covert agents, and hired thugs in an attempt to take the square away from the dissidents. Although they attacked over and over again, they were unable to dislodge the demonstrators.

    "Iason Athanasiades,interviewed on Aljazeera, is reporting that the failure of the Interior Minister goons to chase the demonstrators from Tahrir Square despite brutal violence against them on Thursday has created increasing doubts in the military about the wisdom of attempting a bloody crackdown.

    "Recently appointed prime minister, Air Force Gen. Ahmad Shafiq, expressed regret for the violence on Thursday and seemed to blame it on partisans in the Interior Ministry of ousted domestic surveillance czar Habib El Adly."

    Maybe the "Battle for Tahrir Square" is Bunker Hill 2.0?
     
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    Set sarcasm detector to "ON."
    You're welcome.
    Pinhead.
     
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    Oh *uc that gasbag..........can't you speak for yourself George? You're a bright guy. you need to ride his dishonest and dilapidated coattails?

    is any of this really a surprise?

    I mean tactically he surprised me, I admit, I was wrong , I thought he would goad the MB into making the first move, if he tried, but he jumped the gun ( pun intended) he blew it, its generally accepted his thugs started it, BUT in the end?

    You a history guy george? how many people did Assad kill when one city in particular Hama decided they would hit the streets? 20,000? 30,000? How many Palis did Jordan off when Arafat went postal ala Black September?

    just because its now in the moment doesn't mean this won't or cannot happen...
     
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    George? why are you getting personal? Have I ever insulted you?
     

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