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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #285 on: February 20, 2011, 02:31:55 PM »
Good to see you too, pookie.

Thanks skdadl.  I read here frequently, but tend not to post. Mostly laziness.

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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #286 on: February 23, 2011, 07:30:06 PM »
I can't stop laughing at this. Apparently it's a series of Egyptian tv ads for a kind of cheese called Panda. Why the song is in English, I dunno. A tweep calls the panda Mubarak's alter ego. That makes it funnier.

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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #287 on: February 23, 2011, 08:20:08 PM »
Hey - that is True Love Ways, by Buddy Holly - thass an important tune.  :faint
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #288 on: February 23, 2011, 08:33:05 PM »
Thanks for the reminder. But why is an Egyptian cheese company using it? Many lulz.

I just love watching the panda pounding on the flour, or jumping on the groceries.

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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #289 on: February 23, 2011, 09:55:39 PM »
Thanks for the reminder. But why is an Egyptian cheese company using it? Many lulz.

I just love watching the panda pounding on the flour, or jumping on the groceries.

 :)) Don't fuck with a Panda. Not the rolly polly sweetums with a sprit of bamboo clutched inbetween his delicate paws.  :))
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #290 on: February 24, 2011, 01:23:43 AM »
Those are hilarious.

Hey, them A-rabs are almost like real people.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #291 on: February 24, 2011, 08:52:47 AM »
UN Uselessness

And there was political hay made because Canada withdrew itself from having a seat on the Security Council? MSM continually telling us the UN is 'prestigious'. Defund it and start again.

The Brits are sending in SAS to protect their citizens in Libya, Canada meanwhile can't get it's citizens out because of Insurance issues  Wow, what a sorry ass world we live in.
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #292 on: March 05, 2011, 05:19:41 PM »
Amazing development in Egypt: protestors have taken the security HQ and are liberating tons of files about what has gone on in the torture prisons for years. These are going to constitute a huge leak, potentially very threatening to the US. On Twitter, #AmnDawla

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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #293 on: March 05, 2011, 05:35:56 PM »
Amazing development in Egypt: protestors have taken the security HQ and are liberating tons of files about what has gone on in the torture prisons for years. These are going to constitute a huge leak, potentially very threatening to the US. On Twitter, #AmnDawla
(my bolding)
 
Assange must be chuckling.
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #294 on: March 05, 2011, 08:03:37 PM »
Whoever is tweeting from WL (and it cld be JA b/c there are those endearing typos) is obviously happy, says that what the Egyptians are about to reveal will far outrun WL, or something like that.

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« Reply #295 on: April 10, 2011, 04:41:26 PM »
The Jewish community in Winnipeg seems to be thriving. I receive the Jewish Post (billed as Western Canada's Premier Jewish Newspaper). They usually manage to have something interesting going on - last week was a scholar from Israel who's view's would probably knock Irwin Cutler over backward. This week it was a talk by Michael Bell .... former ambassador to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Canada’s representative in the Palestinian territories.
 
He knows personally many of the actors in the current mid-east drama and tell this story about Nasser and the US:
 
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In the 1950’s the CIA’s station chief in Cairo was Kermil Roosevelt, a cousin of the late president. It seems that Gamel Nasser approached Roosevelt prior to leading the coup that unseated KingFarouk, in order to sound out the Americans about their attitude toward the impending coup.
 
“Roosevelt told Nasser that he would give a green light to the coup, but we (the Americans) would have to talk about democracy and human rights (for the Egyptians), but don’t worry: We don’t mean it.”
(FWIW I believe the name was Kermit Roosevelt and he was FDR's grandson.)
 
He is often quite scathing toward movements that feel they are God directed, notably the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. "
“I have difficulty believing them when they say they believe in democracy and freedom of choice. How can you believe that whey they say: ‘God speaks to us.’ “
 
Not an unreasonable position for a diplomat - yet he fails to mention the 'Jewish settlers' in the west back who claim that God gave them that land several thousand years ago. He slips over the terrific influence that fundamentalist Christians are exerting on the US (and Canadian) governments - Mit Romney follows his Mormon creed and Gary Goodyear, here, will not even acknowledge evolution.
 
It seems an interesting talk and worth reading about.
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #296 on: April 20, 2011, 01:16:29 PM »
Egypt is going to join the ICC!

I know they're not out of the woods yet, as it were, but that is a fantastic decision. And take that, Obama!

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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #297 on: November 19, 2011, 01:28:41 PM »
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #298 on: November 19, 2011, 09:11:50 PM »
Democracy for some of the people some of the time but only when it's in the West's interests.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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Re: Regime change in Egypt, too?
« Reply #299 on: November 21, 2011, 12:28:30 AM »
What's happening in Cairo is a savage game. Is this what will come to the West? Even Gandhi knew that there was real uprising/violence in his own ranks if it came to it.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/20/extreme-violence-as-egypt-cracks-down-on-protests/


Within the last few hours, however, the military has begun responding with gunfire rather than tear gas,
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