Watching Egypt

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    At this moment angry mobs are charging camels and horses at each other. What if Starbucks and all the tea/coffee houses were banned and that became the law in our land?


    What if the mobs in Egypt were all De-Caffed; no more hyperventilating uber jacked jittery caffeine fiends sitting around the Hookah bar waiting for some despot to dis them. Un trained drowsy mobs armed only with pillows from the Hookah lounge instead of horsey's, is the antithesis of a civilized society.

    Be berry berry careful what U wish for...
     
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    Let us see what the people want. Let us see if they are willing to fight the fight or allow others to fight their fight and thus be subjugated by their more extreme believers.

    That's why I say to let it happen. Of course it will be bloody. These things must be for any such fight. Yes, there are always exceptions to a rule, but this is a rule nevertheless.

    If the secular allow the more radical the upper hand, then the cycle of control repeats with simply a different party on a different agenda, but who will control the people once again.
     
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    OK the whip wielding camel jockeys made me laugh.
     
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    Kinky. Maybe I should tune in somehow. LOL
     
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    My money is on alot of people longing for Mubarak when he leaves.
     
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    The Egyptian protesters are revolutionaries. But they are, it seems, leaderless and without a coherent plan. Although united in purpose they cannot sustain this revolution unless they evolve a leadership and very soon to put the tip on the spear, so to speak.

    The entrenched government has leadership and a military that will do the bidding of the government.

    The blood letting now is but a drop to what it will take to topple Mubarak by force. Lack of food, fuel, weapons, and other necessities will work against the revolution unless they can secure those resources through recruitment or sympathy.

    What were they expecting, a dictator of 30 years to just hand over the keys to the palace.

    The next few days will see their effort fail or they will have to attack the government in strength and that seems improbable. The new Egyptian VP has said there will be no talking unless the protesters stop demonstrating. That's an ultimatum for their surrender.

    I fear the revolution is doomed in the short run, especially if foreign troops have to secure the Suez Canal.

    However, it's aims can be achieved in the next elections if they can maintain international pressure and if the matter isn't hi-jacked in the name of national security.
     

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