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  •  It sounds a lot like you've been watching Fox (0+ / 0-)

    News and ignoring NPR and Democracy Now.

    The Egyptian Military has ruled Egypt for 60 years.

    If you seriously think they're going to "restore" a democracy that has never in fact existed, you know absolutely nothing about the situation.

    You're repeating propaganda that's identical to Mubarak's or Ahmadinejad's or the Bahrani Royals.

    Their supporters also tried to pretend that people resisting being beaten by cops were violent, and that such "violence" justified mowing them down with live ammunition.

    This place stinks a lot like Red State some days.

    Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

    by JesseCW on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 04:15:46 AM PDT

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    •  Watch your peaceful protesters pushing an occupied (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      kickass, Lawrence

      armored car off an overpass.

      http://www.slate.com/...

      Their supporters also tried to pretend that people resisting being beaten by cops were violent
      Were they resisting being beaten by cops by attacking Coptic churches? http://en.wikipedia.org/...
    •  Or maybe he's watching Egyptian television? (0+ / 0-)

      You know, it's ironic that the military that you like to accuse of mass murder is the only thing preventing the 100s of pro-Morsi people holed up in the mosque at Ramsi Square from being killed.

      Because, if the military weren't there and shielding them, the mass of anti-MB civilians/residents currently surrounding the mosque very well might kill most of the pro-Morsi people holed up in that mosque.  Contrary to what you may believe, the MB isn't exactly popular in Egypt right now.

      And all of this despite the fact that there are people with guns in the mosque.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 05:39:50 AM PDT

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      •  You mean the military controlled Egyptian (0+ / 0-)

        TV?

        •  I don't think Egyptian television is necessarily (0+ / 0-)

          controlled by the military, although they are obviously pro-coup and/or anti MB.

          The MB managed to make itself very unpopular in Egypt.

          And the Egyptian television currently is the only one with a live feed.  Even Al Jazeera English uses that live feed.

          And you know what's clearly visible on that live feed right now?

          A scene at Al Fatah Mosque where groups of police and army are acting as human shields to prevent islamists that were holed up at the mosque from being ripped apart as they leave the mosque.

          "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

          by Lawrence on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 09:51:17 AM PDT

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