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Crisis in Egypt

Original post made by Cindy Cross on Aug 1, 2011

Crisis in Egypt by Cindy Cross
How many months of fighting for democracy have gone by since the Egyptian revolution? How have things been going for the fight for democracy in one of the oldest civilizations in the history of the world?
With Hosni Mubarak, the dictator who governed Egypt for the last 3 decades after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, overthrown, and facing the possibility of death, is currently awaiting trial. What is the status of the country in limbo?
The future looked dire for the fledgling Middle East 'democracy' with the Muslim brotherhood flexing its political might in Tarihir Square in the last few days before Ramadan. Banners extolling the principals of sharia law waved in the wind as thousands gathered to protest the continued military rule in Egypt.
Today the military forced the protesters to vacate Tarihir square in central Cairo to create calm in the capital.
Time will tell who wins the tug-of-war for power in this ancient country.
Let's hope cooler heads and calculated reason take hold of this tumultuous group of revolutionaries above the din of post-revolution posturing.
We, as Americans, are so focused on the financial crisis in our own country to notice what's happening in other regions.
For those of us who have dreamed of visiting the pyramids, let's hope that the good guys prevail.

Comments (9)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 2, 2011 at 12:55 am

There are no "good guys" involved in the civil strife unless of course you're referring to the CIA.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

The way I see it shaping up is that Sharia law will eventually rule. When that happens, Americans will not be allowed to to step on Egyptian land.

Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Aug 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Cholo, I'm afraid you're probably right about Sharia law, and the backwards culture it espouses, taking over. As far as the CIA goes, I hear they are training former canel herders to fly those govt issued black helicopters.

Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Aug 2, 2011 at 8:13 am

SteveP is a registered user.

ooppps---camel herders...(or were they camel jockeys?)

Posted by Sherry, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Aug 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

Camel jockies ... Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Boy, what a card SteveP is!!!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm

you may find it funny that "camel jockies" in Egypt will be trained to fly may not be so tickled if a few of those jockies agree to fly their planes into a site where thousands of Americans are gathered...won't be so funny when tons of explosives kill innocent Americans...

incidentally, Egyptians are not ignorant people, they have a history of great intellectual and creative achievements...

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Sherry Law = Shariah Law

Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:32 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Cholo, you're right about Egypt's past accomplishments. Unfortunately, their country is being controlled (or is about to be governed by) the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood, which promotes a backwards, Islamic fundamentalist society. Between them and the groups promoting wahabi-ism, the good peole left in Egypt will be oppressed and/or driven out to other countries that do not support a regressive 3rd world existence.

Posted by John Douglas, a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

The situation in Egypt mirrors our own here in America; the people rally around the prospect of change (Obama election), only to be disappointed by the realities of who is really in charge: the military in Egypt and big business here in America. How many people will have to lose their jobs, homes and faith in the system before they too hit the streets in protest?

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