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Post by TC » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:39 pm

This has been building up for a couple of days since things started kicking off in Tunisia. That it's spread so fast to Egypt and now Yemen makes it one to watch very closely IMHO.
The Telegraph wrote: Egyptian protests intensify, as clashes spread across the Middle East

Egyptian police have been fighting protesters in intensifying clashes, and demonstrations have reported from Yemen and Gabon – a sign that defiance against authoritarian rulers in the Middle East is spreading.

Security forces shot dead a Bedouin protester in Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, bringing the death in the three days of protests to five. Police in Suez fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators calling for an end to the 30-year-old rule of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president. Protesters chucked rocks and petrol bombs at police lines. In Ismailia, hundreds of protesters clashed with police, who dispersed the crowds with tear gas.

Like in many other countries in the region, protesters in Egypt complain about surging prices, unemployment and the authorities' reliance on heavy-handed security to keep dissenting voices quiet. The protests are inspired by Tunisia, where a democratic movement recently overthrew the government.

Egyptian Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei announced on Thursday he was returning to Egypt to join the protests. "Tomorrow is going to be, I think, a major demonstration all over Egypt and I will be there with them," he said. Mr Baradei, who won the Nobel peace prize for his work as head of the UN's nuclear agency, called on Mr Mubarak to leave office, saying "he has served the country for 30 years and it is about time for him to retire."

His arrival could spur protesters who have no figurehead, although many activists resent his absences in recent months.

"Our government is a dictatorship. A total dictatorship," said Mohamed Fahim, a 29-year-old glass factory worker, as he stood near the charred skeleton of a car.

"It's our right to choose our government ourselves. We have been living 29 years, my whole life, without being able to choose a president."

On Wednesday evening, people in Suez had tried to burn down a government building, another police post and a local office of Egypt's ruling party before police stopped them. The government has said it intervened there against what it called 'vandalism'.

One policeman has been killed in Cairo in the anti-government protests, unprecedented during Mubarak's rule of a state that is a key US ally.

Al-Arabiya television reported that Egypt's general prosecutor had charged 40 protesters with trying to "overthrow the regime".

Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif urged citizens to exercise self control on Friday, the cabinet spokesman told reporters.

A page on Facebook announcing Friday's protest gained 55,000 supporters in less than 24 hours and the call was then repeated by some opposition groups.

"Egypt's Muslims and Christians will go out to fight against corruption, unemployment and oppression and absence of freedom," wrote an activist on Facebook, which alongside sites like Twitter has been a key tools to rally people on to the streets.

Here's an article on the BBC as well: Mid-East: Will there be a domino effect?
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Post by kcor_77 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Wow the internet is down in egypt. They have there counterterror unit up and on the streets. This might not turn out good for the people of egypt. Here is the link to the full story.

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Post by kcor_77 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Opps double post sorry :oops:
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Post by raptor » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:17 pm

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son has reportedly fled with his family to London.

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Post by AKFTW » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:23 pm

raptor wrote:Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son has reportedly fled with his family to London.

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Post by WhoShotJR » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:33 pm

I sincerely hope the people get the freedom they desire without much blood shed. However I suspect this will result in both a loss of freedom and comfort for the citizens. A tighter clamp and more authoritarian control. At the very least, they're trying.

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Post by kcor_77 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:50 pm

I don't like the fact the internet is down over there and along with cell phone text messaging and BlackBerry Messenger services. Now it is going to be hard to get the facts out about what is going on. It is kinda a wait and lets see how this comes out.
WhoShotJR wrote:I sincerely hope the people get the freedom they desire without much blood shed. However I suspect this will result in both a loss of freedom and comfort for the citizens. A tighter clamp and more authoritarian control. At the very least, they're trying.
I also hope they get the freedoms they want. I do see some blood shed through all of this though. I really hope I am wrong I really hope.
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Post by coltm4 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:56 pm

RAMSESE! LET MY PEOPLE GOOOOO!
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Post by wagdhead » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:00 pm

I have a good friend living in Cairo who works for the UN. She was sent back to NYC yesterday, and we spoke today. A big concern that has risen in the past 48 hours is that the Islamic Brotherhood is raising it's head in a very public fashion in the streets. The concern is that those who are wanting democracy and/or the removal of Mubarak's regime are going to be pushed out if bedlam erupts and the IB will step in and fill the void much like in Lebanon. The other side of the coin is the worry that Mubarak's regime will use the presence of the IB to justify a very harsh crackdown on those protesting. Not good at all. :(
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BBC wrote: Egypt unrest: Alert as mass protests loom

Egyptian security forces are on high alert, with thousands of people expected to join anti-government rallies after Friday prayers.

The government says it is open to dialogue but also warned of "decisive measures" as the fourth day of violent protests loomed.

Widespread disruption has been reported to the internet and mobile phone messaging services.

There are also reports of arrests of opposition figures overnight.

The reported crackdown on the largest opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, came after it said it would back the Friday protests... (continued at linked article)


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Jeremy Bowen BBC Middle East editor, Cairo

This is going to be a test for the demonstrators - and the authorities. The government is expected to deploy thousands of police and plainclothes security men. If the day passes relatively quietly, they will claim a victory.

But if big demonstrations materialise - in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt - and if the security forces struggle to control them - then the protest movement will gain a lot of momentum.

Arabs across the region are looking closely at what is happening here - as are big foreign powers and Israel. Egypt is the traditional leader of the Arab Middle East - and despite an unpopular peace with Israel, is still highly influential.

Protesters in other Arab countries will feel bolder if enough Egyptians decide to defy the power of the state.
BBC wrote: Yemen: Tens of thousands call on president to leave

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have demonstrated in the capital Sanaa, calling on Ali Abdullah Saleh, president for 30 years, to step down.

This comes after mass protests in Egypt and a popular uprising in Tunisia that ousted its long-time leader.

Yemeni opposition members and youth activists gathered in four parts of the city, including Sanaa University, chanting anti-government slogans.

They also called for economic reforms and an end to corruption.

Yemenis complain of mounting poverty among a growing young population and frustration with a lack of political freedoms.

The country has also been plagued by a range of security issues, including a separatist movement in the south and an uprising of Shia Houthi rebels in the north... (continued at linked article)
BBC wrote: Tunisia announces major cabinet reshuffle after protest

Tunisian PM Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced a major reshuffle of the interim government.

He has kept his job but many allies of ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali have left.

Mr Ghannouchi said in a TV address that 12 ministers had been replaced. He insisted the government was "transitional" and would "take the country to democracy".

Protests are continuing, demanding a purge of Mr Ben Ali's allies.

On Wednesday, Tunisia issued an international arrest warrant for Mr Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia on 14 January.

Mr Ben Ali is accused of illegally acquiring property and assets and transferring funds abroad during his presidency... (continued at linked article)
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Post by phil_in_cs » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:43 am

raptor wrote:Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son has reportedly fled with his family to London.

http://www.alternet.org/world/149664/up ... _dictator/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'd seen that on Debka Wednesday, but hesitated to post it since Debka sometimes has scoops and sometimes has falsehoods.
wagdhead wrote: A big concern that has risen in the past 48 hours is that the Islamic Brotherhood is raising it's head in a very public fashion in the streets. The concern is that those who are wanting democracy and/or the removal of Mubarak's regime are going to be pushed out if bedlam erupts and the IB will step in and fill the void much like in Lebanon
That's a real and legit concern.

On the subject of the internet being down in Egypt, what they've done technically is to disable their prefixes. http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egy ... rnet.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Telephones are still up, so if you have a POTS modem you can still get online (albeit at 14.4 or something) if you dial out of country. Anyone still have a POTS modem? Might be a good thing to keep around, just like it is a good idea to keep a basic telephone around for power outages.
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Post by raptor » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:40 am

phil_in_cs wrote: Anyone still have a POTS modem? Might be a good thing to keep around, just like it is a good idea to keep a basic telephone around for power outages.
My laptop does and I think most laptops that have a fax built in can configure it to be a modem. What I do not have is dial in internet provider though and I have not configured the modem to dial out. Shoot I do not even have a dial in number for internet service.


Also the official Egyptian press is denying the story about Mubarak's son so I think my post was premature and possibly rumor.

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Post by TC » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:45 am

The Telegraph has a live feed for its coverage of the protests.

Here are some of the photos from the page at the moment. Looks pretty intense:

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Post by KentsOkay » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:50 am

On another note, this rather sucks for a buddy of mine. He and his girlfriend have paid for a vacation there mid February. Needless to say they are trying to reschedule it.
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Post by phil_in_cs » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:51 am

Getting close to the point of "How much violence are the security forces willing to do to stop it?"

In Iran, that level was very high, and apparently sufficient. In Tunisia, it was not.
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Post by Old_Man » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:26 am

Apparently now Syria has cut internet service.
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/next-d ... et-service

Also Kuwait has approved free food for it's citizens in an attempt to prevent riots and battle inflation.
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.a ... 1093390459

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Post by TC » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:58 am

Things look like they're getting really heavy. Army deployed (with tanks according to the current BBC flash) and curfew in effect from 1800 to 0700 local time. Reuters is also reporting shots fired near Egyptian government offices.
BBC wrote: Egypt protests: Curfew in cities as army deployed

Cairo, Alexandria and Suez have been placed under curfew as the Egyptian government battles to restore control after the biggest protests so far.

Across the country tens of thousands of protesters turned out after Friday prayers and clashed with police.

President Hosni Mubarak, facing the biggest challenge to his authority of his 31 years in power, has ordered the army onto the streets of Cairo.

Mr Mubarak is expected to make a statement shortly.

The curfew is now in effect, but live television pictures from Cairo continue to show large crowds on the streets.

Flames have been seen from the area around the headquarters of the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) in Cairo... (continued at linked article)
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http://www.zerohedge.com/article/next-d ... et-service
Anyone have another link for this? I'm having a hard time finding it elsewhere. Very troubling if true.
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Post by andygates » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:33 pm

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phil_in_cs wrote: Anyone still have a POTS modem? Might be a good thing to keep around, just like it is a good idea to keep a basic telephone around for power outages.
My laptop does and I think most laptops that have a fax built in can configure it to be a modem. What I do not have is dial in internet provider though and I have not configured the modem to dial out. Shoot I do not even have a dial in number for internet service.
Makes no difference if the ISP isn't talking to the world. A pull like this isn't done at the phone exchanges. Weirdly, some connections remain up -- earlier today it was the high-class hotels. Some people are using Tor, too, which suggests to me that this shutdown is a DNS/routing kind of thing.

Interesting "how to protest" document translated on The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/internationa ... lan/70388/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Old_Man » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:52 pm

TC wrote: Anyone have another link for this? I'm having a hard time finding it elsewhere. Very troubling if true.
http://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng/status ... 816167936#

I can't find the story any more on their site. So either it is back up or blacked out.

Same report from Lebanon (scroll down on their latest news banner) linking to the same source...so don't know what to tell you.
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Post by phil_in_cs » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:00 pm

AJ reporting protests in Jordon now too, demanding the PM step down.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middl ... 09196.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thousands of people in Jordan have taken to the streets in protests, demanding the country's prime minister step down, and the government curb rising prices, inflation and unemployment.

In the third consecutive Friday of protests, about 3,500 opposition activists from Jordan's main Islamist opposition group, trade unions and leftist organisations gathered in the capital, waving colourful banners reading: "Send the corrupt guys to court".

The crowd denounced Samir Rifai's, the prime minister, and his unpopular policies.

Many shouted: "Rifai go away, prices are on fire and so are the Jordanians.''

Another 2,500 people also took to the streets in six other cities across the country after the noon prayers. Those protests also called for Rifai's ouster.

Members of the Islamic Action Front, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and Jordan's largest opposition party, swelled the ranks of the demonstrators, massing outside the al-Husseini mosque in Amman and filling the downtown streets with their prayer lines.

King Abdullah has promised some reforms, particularly on a controversial election law. But many believe it is unlikely he will bow to demands for the election of the prime minister and Cabinet officials, traditionally appointed by the king.

Rifai also announced a $550 million package of new subsidies in the last two weeks for fuel and staple products like rice, sugar, livestock and liquefied gas used for heating and cooking. It also includes a raise for civil servants and security personnel.

Record deficit

However, Jordan's economy continues to struggle, weighed down by a record deficit of $2bn this year.

Inflation has also risen by 1.5 per cent to 6.1 per cent just last month, unemployment and poverty are rampant - estimated at 12 and 25 per cent respectively.

Ibrahim Alloush, a university professor, told the Associated Press that it was not a question of changing faces or replacing one prime minister with another.

"We're demanding changes on how the country is now run," he said.

He also accused the government of impoverishing the working class with regressive tax codes which forced the poor to pay a higher proportion of their income as tax.

He also accused parliament as serving as a "rubber stamp'' to the executive branch.

"This is what has led people to protest in the streets because they don't have venues for venting how they feel through legal means," Alloush said.
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Post by phil_in_cs » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:01 pm

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TC wrote: Anyone have another link for this? I'm having a hard time finding it elsewhere. Very troubling if true.
http://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng/status ... 816167936#

I can't find the story any more on their site. So either it is back up or blacked out.

Same report from Lebanon (scroll down on their latest news banner) linking to the same source...so don't know what to tell you.
http://www.nowlebanon.com/Default.aspx
Nothing on Al Jazeera about this.
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Post by CaptBrainFreeze » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:26 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/2 ... view=print" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Report on Syria (small one anyway) and a twitter link with Syria denying internet access is down.
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CaptBrainFreeze wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/2 ... view=print

Report on Syria (small one anyway) and a twitter link with Syria denying internet access is down.
Thanks for the link. I wouldn't be surprised if it had been true, nor will I be if it becomes so in the near future.

Here's another good live page for news on Egypt: BBC News - Egypt Unrest.

Latest is that military helicopters are in the air and just arriving at an Egyptian TV station that has been taken by the protesters.
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