2 dead, hundreds injured in Egypt clashes
Roee Nahmias
Published: 19.11.11, 20:41
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1. Cairo police crack down
pnina ,   israel   (11.19.11)
Surprise, surprise!
2. so idiot obama
how is your democracy working in egypt? you vile idiot. you clueless dummy!
3. 80 million people
Sagi   (11.19.11)
Ruled by dictator and then by interim military regime, most of whom live in poverty, are a prescription for civil unrest. I have great pity on the Arabs and all their countries and regimes, their Monarchs and Emirs etc. They will never ever be able to enter the world of progress and extricate themselves from the dire poverty in which they exist until they divest themselves of the cloak of Islam that rules their lives. As sure as the earth is round this will happen one day just as all religion will pass on into history and will be recorded as the darkest age of Man. Man's greatest folly. Nothing has caused more human suffering throughout history than religion. This is axiomatic.
4. Embarassed
Maher Dwalih ,   Cairo, Masr   (11.19.11)
I really feel embarassed for this scenes. The revolution started ok, like a real revolution. Then, people got accostumed to be seen as heroes, as revolutionaries... So they just protest for no cause, since we already got what we had. It is simply ridiculous. I feel ashamed for my people. That's the difference from you and us. We dont have jobs or what to do so we go to Tahrir.
5. I hope
Birdi ,   Israel   (11.19.11)
Fad,in Egypt, one of our regular posters on this forum, is ok.
6. 80millions israel hater waking up to their stupidity? maybe
stephane ,   yaffo   (11.19.11)
7. To: Sagi at No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.19.11)
You should confine your comments to Islam and Christianity, both of which have caused much misery and suffering. Exclude Judaism. We've always been on the receiving end, and we have never conducted massacres in the name of G-d. Would that the same were true for Christianity and Islam, who are deeply steeped in human blood. Not to mention bodies.
8. To: No. 4
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.19.11)
I sympathize with your plight (well, not really; you are getting exactly what you deserve), but please understand that the overwhelming majority of the Arab and Moslem world has no knowledge of democracy, no history of it, no experience of it and -- as it is becoming clear -- no desire for it. You have only your miserable and tyrannical religion to blame. Israel would have helped you; all you had to do was ask. But no, you chose to invade the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and make threats. The Egyptian people are reaping what they have sown: chaos. Good luck. At least military rule is better than the ruthless and stringent religious tyranny that you would get from the Moslem Brotherhood. Too bad you can't turn back the clock, eh? The Egyptian people must live the consequences of what they have set in motion. Good luck with that one, too. Nothing's changed -- you people have always been your own worst enemy. You may well lose control of the Sinai -- and possibly the Canal -- as a result. But you have only yourselves to blame.
9. Where?
Dvora ,   NY   (11.19.11)
where in New York is Tahrir Square? Did they meant to say Times Square?
10. What is democracy
Eran ,   Singapore   (11.19.11)
The Government tells the military what to do and the Government only does what the people mandate through freedom of voting and expression . Muslim countries need to figure out what Democracy really is . A Government run by a Religious sect or a military one makes no difference ....neither are by the people , for the people ! Egypt has merely traded on tyrant for another !
11. Bright future
Eran ,   Singapore   (11.19.11)
This is going by the way of a Theocracy or another military state.......Mubarak will seem like Willy Wonka compared to what is coming to Egypt.
12. Surprise
Eran ,   Singapore   (11.19.11)
Surprise, the Islamists want to take over and start stoning adulterers.
13. #4 Maher
GOOD ,   USA/Israel   (11.20.11)
I feel sorry for you. You sound like you are one of the good people who suffer because of the power hungry and uninformed part of your country. There is nothing for you to be embarrassed about as this is not your doing. Please be safe and may God bless and protect you and your family.
14. Did Larry Derfner blame the Jews yet?
steve from raleigh   (11.20.11)
Wait for it, he will.
15. Ah, yes! The Arab "spring."
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.19.11)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or -- as we have seen in Libya and Syria and now Egypt -- things seem worse than they were. Hello, Arab winter. Welcome.
16. To: No. 9
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.20.11)
No, Times Square was last year, when only a very alert Vietnam veteran selling tee-shirts at an open air stand kept a car from blowing up on a beautiful summer day -- judging from the amount of dynamite found in the car -- the bomb was disarmed -- prevented the deaths of several hundred innocent civilians, most of them tourists. Your "clever quip" was neither clever nor particularly funny. Moreover, your entire post at No. 9 is a completely irrelevant non sequitur. Why not just shut up?
17. To Sarah B. Talk#8, To Maher #4
Billy H ,   Burlington, Canada   (11.20.11)
First! To Maher (Talk #4) You don't have to be embarrassed! You people inspired the whole world! TA demonstration not excluded. It's the norm of human history that civil unrest would take different weird turns. It's clear though that military are still under the influence of the previous regime. Revolution didn't start yet. Most observers agrees that nothing essential changed yet. But, good news it might soon! Revolution is coming no way & you've to be proud of the good start!! Sarah, I'm always following your comments & I really agree with most of what you said, but I think your talk n#8 is a real exception! It's mean, low and only expresses a dark side of you which I would never expect. You've disappointed me!
18. to #17
partialObserver   (11.20.11)
It is absolutely fair for Sarah B. to be angry and express it. After all let's be frank the Egyptians want the destruction of Israel and Jews. People are not always expect to be politically correct. Leave it to the hypocrite politicians.
19. To Sarah B #4
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (11.20.11)
Your delusions highlight much ignoranceyou spew from here Islam and Democracy do not go together, never have , never will ever How dare you put down another human from Egypt,{ if you were not ignorant, you might have known the Torah tells us to be kind to egypt as they were our hosts, } when he has correctly identified the problems of Arabs as those of poverty and he is in despair about ever being employed
20. " Et tu Mubarak ?''
Roland Seener ,   London England   (11.20.11)
21. Things were looking fine till we got Grapel back
Jacob ,   Holon   (11.20.11)
Maybe he really was there looking to promote democracy, and now they're just falling apart.
22. Military to smart to give up power, people powerless again.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (11.20.11)
23. Tahrir Sq. is the Cairo state of Mind, just put music to it
tom ,   tel aviv   (11.20.11)
24. Another Hamastan in the making.....Israel beware
Al   (11.20.11)
At a time when the super idiots in the government is cutting the defense budget the surrounding Arab regimes are turning into Iran ispired regimes. Can anyone remember 1973? ..I can as isreal was days away from being destroyed. Wake up and shore up your defences.
25. #19 Norbus at Sarah B
Iranian Jew ,   LA   (11.20.11)
Yah! It is better to close your eyes and not accept the reality as you say it on your post. We are not the reason that Egyptian are poor or jobless. They are the reason. Your sympathy is nice but not helpfull. Egyptians in general don't care what you think. Jews are their enemy. That is all they understand.
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