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Some really serious shit is about to go down in Egypt. The protestors are planning on marching on the Presidential palace in a couple of hours, and, the implication goes, remove Mubarak from power directly. I'm going to bed, and when I wake up the Middle East is going to be a different place, no matter what happens.

For details about how Egypt's revolution is causing upheavals all over the Middle East, see:
http://yonatanzunger.com/2011/02/03/the-middle-east-heats-up/

Date: 2011-02-04 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zunger.livejournal.com
Hey, thanks for the repost!

Date: 2011-02-05 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarcazm.livejournal.com
what makes me kind of nervous is all this talk of the muslim brotherhood. thing is, i'm fine with islam as a religion, but what i'm hearing about is that only about up to 1/10-1/3 MAX of the people would support them in regards to taking power. and some people claim they're not a religious organization and yet everything i read about them suggests the exact opposite, and of course every news organization makes them sound like terrorists which is hard to believe even moreso. meanwhile, egypt already has a ton of our money and americans in general would not be very tolerant of a country having already received so much financial aid from us then being controlled by a group called 'the muslim brotherhood', considering how tolerant we as a whole are toward muslims. i wish there was a way to exclude myself from that but i can't, i'm an american, despite the fact that i don't lump islam in with terrorism like so many people do.

but man this is such a clusterfuck. thing is, it's always been a clusterfuck and i don't know why people seem so shocked by it.

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