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waitingtables February 3rd, 2011 02:03 PM

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Yes we can too, eh? This is a good thing. This isn't an islamic movement, this is a people's revolution and we should all be behind them and hope that they get the change that they hope for.

leighredf February 3rd, 2011 08:31 PM

You live in a dream world. I predict Egypt will end up an Islamist state when this is all said and done.

pensacola_niceman February 4th, 2011 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by leighredf (Post 315809)
You live in a dream world. I predict Egypt will end up an Islamist state when this is all said and done.





That's what the opposition Muslim Brotherhood wants. That will not be good for Tourism.

pensacola_niceman February 4th, 2011 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by waitingtables (Post 315777)
Yes we can too, eh? This is a good thing. This isn't an islamic movement, this is a people's revolution and we should all be behind them and hope that they get the change that they hope for.





Yeah, never mind the $1.5 billion we already give them in foreign aid.

waitingtables February 4th, 2011 05:30 AM

Such pessimism. The youth don't want an Islamic state at all. Egyptians are Egyptians first and Arabs at least second. The Muslim Brotherhood isn't going to steal the power, the military wouldn't allow it and the military likes all the money and weapons they get from us. This may be better for Egypt. Though I'm not certain how this would play out with the Egypt-Israel peace accord. We'll have to wait and see.

leighredf February 4th, 2011 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by pensacola_niceman (Post 315822)
That's what the opposition Muslim Brotherhood wants. That will not be good for Tourism.



Under the guise of chants for democracy (in a region with no democratic traditions), Islamists will assert more power in Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt.

waitingtables February 4th, 2011 06:40 AM

The people in Egypt will respond to who ever it is that gives them jobs and makes food less than eighty percent of what their income is spent on. 2/3 of Egypt is under 30, and not as religious as the older population. We will just have to wait and see how things are handled because nothing here is set in stone. Things are up in the air.



Edited to add: When I tried to use the eighty percent in numbers and symbols, I got a smiley that was shooting itself in the head, so I used the word form.

highway80west February 4th, 2011 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by leighredf (Post 315809)
You live in a dream world. I predict Egypt will end up an Islamist state when this is all said and done.



That would be a statement no one can argue with. The VP there blames outsiders for the violence. And Egypt could become like a Taliban state, or like an Iranian government. As that will hurt tourism, especially with seeing the Pyramids, along with Egypt's history, how would a new government be able to live on tourist dollars (or whatever currency used there)?

highway80west February 4th, 2011 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by waitingtables (Post 315848)
The people in Egypt will respond to who ever it is that gives them jobs and makes food less than eighty percent of what their income is spent on. 2/3 of Egypt is under 30, and not as religious as the older population. We will just have to wait and see how things are handled because nothing here is set in stone. Things are up in the air.



Edited to add: When I tried to use the eighty percent in numbers and symbols, I got a smiley that was shooting itself in the head, so I used the word form.



After listening to an interview with an Egyptian, he was correct. They don't make enough money. As they don't make enough money to live on, they can't get married in order to be able to support a spouse and a family.



Egypt may not be as religious, despite some of the citizens being a Coptic Christian. I hate to see a new government and ordering their citizens to become more religious, as the Taliban was in Afghanistan prior to the US invading them back in 2001.

leighredf February 4th, 2011 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by H80W (Post 315852)
That would be a statement no one can argue with. The VP there blames outsiders for the violence. And Egypt could become like a Taliban state, or like an Iranian government. As that will hurt tourism, especially with seeing the Pyramids, along with Egypt's history, how would a new government be able to live on tourist dollars (or whatever currency used there)?



Only a fool would be naive enough to believe that the Islamists aren't taking every advantage of this situation. The fools that are so willing to blame Christianity for everything are incredibly tolerant of Islamic scum.


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