Sunday :: Jan 30, 2011

Military in Egypt is Fraternizing with the Protesters


by Oly Mike

The NYT has a good article by David Kirkpatrick and photos of the "chaos" in Egypt.

Strike chaos, make that an uprising.

CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt struggled to maintain a tenuous hold on power on Saturday as the police withdrew from the major cities and the military did nothing to hold back tens of thousands of demonstrators defying a curfew to call for an end to his nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule.

Wow. When the military was streaming toward Tiannanmen Square in China, the protesters pleaded with the military to join instead of squashing the uprising. The Chinese troops followed their orders.

Speaking of uprisings. Some folks out there are asking the media to refer to the events in Egypt as an uprising, not chaos.

Al Jazeera is reported to have been told to leave Egypt. Will they leave?

The most important political events on this small blue planet are happening in Egypt right now. Hope this will continue to develop toward the military joining the protests and leading to a political change instead of a military crackdown.

Mr. Mubarak - Resign now. President Obama, call on Mubarak to step down.

The most important political events on this small blue planet are happening in Egypt right now.

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