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V For Vendetta , Live , Courtesy of The Egyptian People.
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Darqcyde



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Reports are he was battered with SHOES then shot in the head and the stomach.

What is with these people and shoes, seriously?

Anyway, how long before the conservative think tank spins this into a negative?

No way. Sanctions against the colonel were started during the Reagan/Bush years so I'm betting that they're gonna try to claim the victory as their own.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/2011112173443755445.html

Aside sectarian violence, cronies clinging to power, corruption and military soft-touch in handling protest ending up in 13 dead persons this week-end, I foresee a rosey future for Egypt.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okayyy.

I wasn't aware of that issue, not even that Gleen Beck made light of it; after his norwegian shootout remark. But it so happened that female demonstrators were forced to endure 'virginity test' under military custody as if the youtube stripping of a demonstrator in broad daylight was bad enough.

But, it finally came to a legal end. Egypt bans forced virginity tests by military

So, what prompted these tests in the first place, for lulz?, perverse voyeurism, base male instincts, naaah. A general came with this gem of a defence line:

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"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," he said.


I take a hefty supply of lube and rubber gloves are too mandatory for male detainees...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:
Okayyy.

I wasn't aware of that issue, not even that Gleen Beck made light of it; after his norwegian shootout remark. But it so happened that female demonstrators were forced to endure 'virginity test' under military custody as if the youtube stripping of a demonstrator in broad daylight was bad enough.

But, it finally came to a legal end. Egypt bans forced virginity tests by military

So, what prompted these tests in the first place, for lulz?, perverse voyeurism, base male instincts, naaah. A general came with this gem of a defence line:

Quote:
"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," he said.


I take a hefty supply of lube and rubber gloves are too mandatory for male detainees...

Actually male prisoners being raped by prison personell isn't that uncommon. I think the key part of that quote is the one I put in bold, because it's not *real* rape if they're not virgins right...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, remember the revolution? it was so great they decided to have a sequel
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus Crikey, shit is going down
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any big-picture summaries of whether the accusations of Morsi favoring sectarian policies and meddling with the judiciary are true? I haven't been keeping up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"In November 2012, Morsi abruptly announced on television that he was above the rule of law and his executive orders could not be overturned by the judiciary until such time as a new constitution was passed. He seems in part to have been trying to protect the religious-right-dominated constitutional drafting committee. His announcement enraged substantial sections of the Egyptian public, who had joined to overthrow dictator Hosni Mubarak precisely because the latter had held himself above the rule of law.

In response to the massive demonstrations that his presidential decree provoked, Morsi pushed through a constitution that is unacceptable to a large swath of Egyptians. Even though two dozen members of the drafting committee resigned to protest key provisions of the draft constitution, which they saw as back doors for theocracy, Morsi accepted the Brotherhood/Salafi draft and presented it to the nation in a countrywide referendum. Egypt’s judges, who are supposed to preside over and certify the balloting, went on strike, but the president forged ahead anyway. Only 33 percent of voters went to the polls, many of them supporters of the president. The constitution was passed, but much of the country clearly was uncomfortable with it. Morsi’s promise of a consensual document was hollow. The referendum could not be certified as free and fair by international standards.

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Once the constitution was approved, Morsi moved to create the fiction that he had a functioning legislature, packing it with Muslim Brothers. The lower house of parliament elected in fall 2011 had been struck down by the courts, since the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis had run party candidates for most of the seats set aside for independents (one third of the total), and these party candidates easily defeated unknown and poorly funded independents. Morsi abruptly appointed 90 members to the previously largely ceremonial upper house, a significant number from the Freedom and Justice Party and its allies or fellow travelers of the religious right. He then declared that the upper house could independently legislate, even in the absence of the elected parliament, and even though only 7 percent of its seats were elected. The religious right began crafting legislation. The courts struck down the upper house in June, though to no great effect.

Last month, Morsi suddenly appointed 17 provincial governors (governors are appointed, not elected, in Egypt, which is one of the things wrong with Egyptian politics). Several of them were Muslim Brothers or Salafis, and one was a member of the al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, a former terrorist group. Adel al-Khayat was appointed to govern Luxor, the site of the Valley of the Kings and a major tourist destination. The Gama’a had conducted a terrorist strike there, killing dozens of tourists in 1997. Luxor was not willing to forgive the Gama’a, and demonstrators demanded that the appointment be withdrawn. Al-Khayat resigned last week. Again, that Morsi was using his position as president to turn the Egyptian government over to the religious right, and sometimes to its most extreme wing, frightened and angered liberals, leftists, Coptic Christians and women."

Last straws came (a popular satirist was recently imprisoned for mocking morsi), then the protests, then he was gone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also since this took place in the rotten sexist hellhole what is egypt, i can't wait to hear the stories come out about how seven trazillion women were raped during the protests.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay yeah that sounds pretty terribad.
And now it really is disappointing that the White House hasn't said anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they gave a standard "please return power to the civilian government and get a constitution going and start looking like a democracy again as soon as possible" statement.

however, it's against the law for the US to be sending money to countries in which the military has overthrown the elected government, which is basically exactly what happened here. but if they gave up the billions in aid they give to the Egyptian military, they'd lose the one piece of leverage they have. so i'm more interested in what they'll do than what they'll say.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, that revolution is going fun fun super great awesome doubleplus good now
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Egyptian security reportedly kills and injures hundreds of people clearing out a pro-Morsi camp
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