Turmoil in Egypt

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Vulkyn, Feb 5, 2011.

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  1. troy2000
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    Wish you had better news, Vulkyn. But it's good to hear from you anyway, and find out you're still in one piece.
     
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    Good to hear from you Vulkyn! Hope things can be worked out.
     
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    Hello Vulture :D
    Glad to hear you are ok. What baffles me is that "governments" (people from the people) get so much power that they rule over people and not serve their people. I really hope things will work out for you there !
     
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    Ditto! (except you spelled the name wrong)
     
  5. Leo Lazauskas
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    As with the results of many other elections there was no clear
    winner with an over-whelming majority. And trying to institute
    radical reforms without great support is likely to antagonise
    the majority. What a mess! Just be happy that Tony Blair, or
    the CIA, or the KGB, haven't come over to try to sort it out ;)

    Good luck, Vulkyn, and stay safe!
     
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  7. Leo Lazauskas
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    I'd say anyone who has an interest in the safety and security of the Suez
    canal has spies and other "observers" in Egypt. The USA is just one of many
    such interests in Egypt.

    The article you linked to is interesting, but I'd like to see other opinions from
    other sources. (And whatever happened to the bases where the US
    conducted torture in extraordinary rendition exercises? Are they still active?)
     
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    That poop wont flush. NGO or Gov outside influence is insignificant. Unrest is homegrown. Its termed the FACEBOOK revolution . FACEBOOK and social media have allowed groups to communicate worldwide, organise locally, then resist Government control.

    Boatdesign net is social media...as a result you should be careful and discreet when discussing events with VULK because authorities may be listening.
     
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    Loose lips sink ships; friend- or otherwise.
     
  10. Vulkyn
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    “Neither peace, development nor human rights can flourish in an atmosphere of corruption.”

    – Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations
     
  11. El_Guero

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    No - they would rather know what I talked with their State Department employees about today ....

    :)

    PS - who do you think taught them to use Facebook? Why do you think the Chinese govt turned off many social tools?
     
  12. El_Guero

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    Renditions would be classified.

    I would assume the current peace loving president closed all those down when he closed Guantanamo.

    Didn't he?

    Google .... I get a lot that way.

    I also talk to Govt employees .....

    And gave you a link.
     
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    Of course, the fact that Congressional budgets have been specifically forbidding the use of federal funds to move its prisoners to any other location might have something to do with the fact that the President hasn't closed down the prison at Guantanamo. You think? ;)
     
  14. Leo Lazauskas
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    I think Obama has been hamstrung by his opposition on that one, so he
    shouldn't have to shoulder the blame on his own.

    What the US say they did, or didn't do, or aren't doing any longer, is only
    one side of the story. :)
    I'd like to hear reports from others in Egypt. Maybe we will just have to wait
    for Wikileaks or similar organisations to release better data.
     

  15. Vulkyn
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    Violence, violence and more violence ... I can not in all of Egyptian history recall such blatant disregard to common sense by the government and president.
    This is just sad .... still we are better than other countries i guess ...
     
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