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    Yay! Egypt! A dictator has fallen!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by w176, Feb 11, 2011.

    :love: !

    I'm smiling watching Al Jazeeras English livestream smiling.
     
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    It FINALLY happened? *runs to my news website of choice*

    :D
     
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    Yay for Egypt! :)
     
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    Hmm, BBC says he handed over power to the military instead of who it was legally supposed to, so it's still not all right... But I'm going to hope for the best anyways. :)
     
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    Melzaar the Almighty: Well. That is partly about how the Egyptian constitution is written at the moment. If he just left it to the Vice President (now President) Suliman he wouldn't technically have the right to order or reselection or do anything.
     
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    So it took 18 days of protest to bring a government down, eh?

    Grab your sleeping bags and meet me in Westminster!

    (And congratulations to the Egyptian people!)
     
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    Somewhere at Facebook, A CEO is celebrating the power of his social networking site...

    "I toppled a nation!!!"
     
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    Just a word of caution, don't be so quick to celebrate.

    I've been to Egypt and Cairo in the past and I've seen how poor and destitute that nation is, so unless a president can come in and offer major, major reforms that will drastically improve the quality of a normal egyptians life then we will see that country spiral into turmoil.
     
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    I read on the BBC that it was supposed to go to like, some other political figure? Not the VP, but something like the Speaker or something? I can't remember... I'm rather ill and tired. :p But anyways. Not meant to be the military.
     
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    no vice president now, either... a military 'council' is in charge and supposedly will oversee elections and the drafting of a new constitution...

    i'm happy for the egyptian people, that they actually got mubarik to resign, but a bit wary of military running the country, since all their dictators have come from the military...
     
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    Egypt deserves democracy
     
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    The symbolic effect of bringing down a dictator must be amazing for the Egyptian people, or anyone fighting against oppression, for that matter.

    But what remains to be seen is whether or not the military will allow true and open democracy to flourish, or if the country will still be under strict rule.

    Power to the Egyptian people!
     
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    I heard an Egyptian guy interviewed on the news, and I have never heard anyone sound so happy ever. It's a rare thing, but wonderful how ecstatic the Egyptians are now. I think that feeling will get them a long way. They're proud of themselves as a country, and as a people and they know they're powerful, so I don't think they'll sit back if things get bad again. They know they can do it now. :)
     
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    I was brushing my hair while my mom absent-mindedly watched The Price is Right, when the program was interrupted by a live feed and the news reporter stated Mubarak stepped down.

    Fingers crossed the military council does the right thing.
     
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    Good to hear.

    Lets just hope that humanity gets some awesomness points and this military council will help lead Egypt to a better tomorrow. A tomorrow owned by the people where it belongs. :)
     
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    and the leadership of the rest of the free world reacts with caution and trepidation
     

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