Thursday, February 03, 2011

Live feed as violence amid Cairo protests continues: There is a method to this madness

Egypt unrest Live feed from the BBC

Egyptian protesters find themselves on the front lines of violence as the old guard has begun to put up a fight. Many say they are thugs doing Mubarak's dirty work. To me it is reminiscent of Iran and the military has had vehicles overturned. Otherwise they are merely sitting and watching this. The old line brutal dictators are not going to give up easy but the total middle East breakdown has begun.

Fighting breaks out in Cairo's main square between supporters and opponents of Egypt's President Mubarak, as a backlash against the protests gathers pace. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen: "There is a lot of violence, I've seen people with some really ugly wounds"

Israel anxiously watches unrest

An Arab spring?

In pictures: Cairo clashes

 Bush's intention in attacking Iraq was to get our military back in the Middle East to help Israel establish a safety zone, create a new middle east (dis)order as God told him to, and to establish a permanent middle east presence. I was very concerned that this entire mess in the middle east would take on a life of its own and our military would be left in the middle of it. Well it has happened. Are we smart enough to stay out of it? Or will we be dragged even deeper into it?

The middle east is exploding as we long said it would and anti Israeli anti US forces are trying to use it to their advantage. Israel is nervous as they should be with all their hedging at a real 2 state solution.

Across the Arab world, people living under the thumb of repressive leaders are rising up against the rulers who once seemed omnipotent. It is no coincidence these were all American allies! They are not quite sure what they want. But from North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, they know they want change. And their wrath and their courage are creating a new form of Arab unity. Fearless protesters challenge regimes around Middle East

In closing: You do not need me to tell you the entire world is in major disarray. Much of the world is running out of water, food, or both. The entire world is facing financial breakdown except for China who is fortifying her military. We all remember the lessons of the Great depression and the fact that when all is said and done world war two is what ultimately brought America and much of the world back to prosperity/ I do not like what I see ahead for us!

 This all boils down in all interests to something I learned as a kid and that is "be careful what you ask for" You know what you have but you do not know what you're going to get"

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


TomCat said...

Sadly, we may reap what we have sown. I think it best that we not get too involved there. Even support for the protesters could evoke an anti-American response, given our track record in the region.

Demeur said...

As I see it this is all about desperation. When a person is not making enough to survive and has no future what else is left? The people are desperate to survive and the powers are desperate to hold power and wealth.
The difference between now and the years after WWII was that the bulk of Europe was destroyed and needed to be rebuilt. Back then however it was the wealthy who had their taxes raised to pay for it all. That's not so today. Those in power are squeezing the middle and the bottom of their last economic life blood. They'll throw scraps to the masses on occasion and call it anything that makes one feel all warm and fuzzy as long as it keeps them in power.

an average patriot said...

Tom I can't believe we think we can tell them what to do. We should just stop the money flow.

an average patriot said...

Yeah the people are desperate but those that do not want to see there gravy train end are starting to show how desperate they are.What a future!