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Egypt's Military FTW

BBC News: Egypt's army has vowed it will not use force against the tens of thousands of people protesting for the removal of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

I haven't said much about Egypt because I am keenly aware of my ignorance in the matter. I will say, however, that this can only be good news. :)

Well done!

-The Gneech

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dhlawrence
Feb. 1st, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
My favourite story out of Egypt is the bands of civilians forming human chains around the museums. There has been some looting, but there are enough young people who take their history seriously, which gives me hope for the future!
hossblacksilver
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Headline: PUBLIC PRESENT TO PROTECT THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE.
sirfox
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I was hopeful on this, they've been letting the protesters up on the tanks, taking pictures with them, etc. Early on there were reports of them tossing facemasks to the protesters when the police forces started to use tear gas. I really hope they will also step in if the police/establishment forces get too rough.
silussa
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
From what I've read, the police have essentially abandoned the streets. So if there is order to be kept, the army will be doing it.

In Egypt, the army has a MUCH better reputation then the police.

And if the army isn't going to fire on the citizenry, and the police have abandoned the streets, what does that tell you about the government's situation?

Stick a fork in Mubarak; he's done.
dhlawrence
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
Rule Number One of being a Tin-Pot Dictator: always be nice to your troops.
silussa
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
He came up through the Air Force, so I think he had a clue on that. Problem is, most of the troops have the same problems as the citizenry...poverty.

shockwave77598
Feb. 1st, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
What will be telling is when the Police, who are part of Mubarek's internal security apparatus, start shooting and murdering protestors. Will the army just stand there? Or will the army act to protect the protestors?
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