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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Egypt. by Ellerd on 3 February 2011 5:02am
Syria could be next:

Re: Egypt. by Loretto on 3 February 2011 12:34pm
Anderson Cooper of CNN, Christiane Amanpour of ABC, Katie Couric of CBS and Hala Gorani of CNN have all been caught up in angry mobs. Syria, maybe.
Re: Egypt. by Ellerd on 3 February 2011 2:38pm
Not happy in Yemen, either. Or the Sudan. Really starting to spread now.
Re: Egypt. by Loretto on 3 February 2011 11:42pm
Brian Williams on NBC nightly news reporting that journalists are now being targeted in Cairo!

My "crush" Lester Holt is there!!!!!!! Get home safe to your family Lester darlin'.

Ten dead and eight hundred injured and these numbers are considered to be conservative!!!

Secret police and Mubarak supporters are being blamed for the beating and harassment of journalists. The current regime does not want the world watching these protests.

Just watching Nightly News, Lester is trying to help 76 year old Mary Thornberry, a US citizen living in Cairo and trapped inside her home afraid to leave because of street violence.

She's a feisty little woman ready to take on any intruder with her rolling pin! God help her!
Re: Egypt. by kazzzz on 4 February 2011 2:16am
The current regime can't really stop us watching, there's endless footage everywhere. It's very disturbing.
Re: Egypt. by bIG bLOGGER on 4 February 2011 3:15pm
As in all hated dictatorships, Mubarak (or Mubarek) has his propaganda machine and his state security service to enforce it.
There are welcome stories today of a news anchor and also a news reporter who have both resigned their jobs at Nile TV,either because they were threatened if they reported what is really happening,or they felt they simply could not report the truth.


Re: Egypt. by Loretto on 11 February 2011 2:27am
New York Times reporting that ousted? Egyptian president Mubarack is out of sync with his people's wishes and is still going to be at the reigns. I think the people were shouting....
"it is a shoe! No! It is a sandal!"

"Mr. Mubarak seemed oblivious. “It’s not about me,” he said in his address. When he was done, crowds in Cairo waved the bottoms of their shoes in the air, a gesture intended to convey disgust, and shouted, “Leave! Leave!”
Re: Egypt. by perfectbitch on 11 February 2011 1:15pm
BBC 1 o'clock news:- unconfirmed reports that Mubarak has left Cairo. Speculation that he has gone to his retreat which would mean that he is still in Egypt. The army have announced that they now support the president's speech from last night.

Some of the protesters are moving towards the presidential palace.

Good luck protesters.

Re: Egypt. by bIG bLOGGER on 11 February 2011 2:45pm
It really is rather alarming to see such a huge crowd in Tahrir Square still who are evidently feeling so angry and disenfranchised. Some protesters had been there all night long. It's a stalemate,a stand-off; an impasse.

Why doesn't Mubarek just come down out of his ivory tower Palace and do a meet-and-greet and shake hands with the protesters?? Is he afraid of a few shoes?? I think he said last night that he planned to stay in power until the next rigged Elections in September.

The US has given so many different reactions to the crisis, one suspects they need to get their act together. Could the US cut off Aid to Egypt,or would that be interpreted as an act of sabotage or political blackmail?
Maybe Barack Obama wants Hosni Mubarak to step down but Hillary Clinton wants him to stay put.
..In which case Barack and Hillary need to "call the whole thing off"....!
Re: Egypt. by perfectbitch on 11 February 2011 4:00pm
With the army's last announcement, I fear for the safety of the protesters. One of those interviewed said that because some had already died, they were prepared to die for freedom.

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