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    Mubarak says today that he will not leave Egypt until he is buried in the ground.
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    I voted no because every time something like this happens in the muslim world, a worse government ends up taking over. I read a story of a person who wasn't rioting and was broke. He said he was already out of money because he didn't make much anyway and his job was shut down because of rioting. Someone offered him a week's worth of his salary per day if he would go out and riot. Seems like there is someone or people with a lot of money behind this. That usually means that there is an agenda. I don't know what it is but I don't trust it.

    I'm not saying Mubarak is a good person or a good ruler. I don't know. What I do know is that they aren't a threat yet and I would like it to stay that way. Ultimately though, it is up to the people of Egypt. I hope they choose wisely.

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    I say that he should. Egypt's people are living in bad conditions and they have a terrible economy. They have a false democracy where it is almost impossible to beat Mubarak in election. If he is not going to run again I say he steps down and they hold a special election for the presidency.

    Legitimate power comes from the people of any nation. The power to rule over a people in any kind of government comes directly from the people. Once a ruling party or class or totalitarian loses the legitimate power to rule that government has no chance of retaining power. People allow themselves to be governed it is not forced on to us.

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    Yes, he should step down... if he can do so in an orderly fashion with a legitimate sucessor who has both popular support and the ability to govern a country. I don't know enough about the situation to offer an opinion on weather that is the case.

    I visited Egypt a while back, and two lasting impressions I got:
    1) By and large the people were very friendly. There didn't seem to be a lot of America-bashing or anything going on, even though Islam is very important to the people.
    2) The people were pretty sick of Mubarak's government; one of our tour guides complained about Egypt being a police state. And there were police just about everywhere for sure- helpful for tourists but probably quite annoying for locals.

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    I said YES for the reason that his government is the illusion of democracy calling himself PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. How long would that last in the USA if anyone did that?

    However I don't think it is our government's place to decide WHO should be in power somewhere else & that's exactly what our government has been doing for years...installing whomever is friendliest to the powers that be vested interests as opposed to whom the people of that country choose. THe Bush doctrine of exporting democracy is a lie. The Obama administration continues the sham.

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    No more debate! HE DID!

    Deuces!
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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    I figured he would and I know that is what the people of Egypt wanted. My only question is what will happen now? I have a sneaky suspicion that this was funded by a terrorist group of some kind that has no real interest in freedom. I just hope it doesn't turn into a democracy where people can vote, but only for who the people in charge say they can.

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    Quinn ,
    Have you ever read ''The Prince''-just another example of Machiavellian politics-an unseen 3rd party funding both factions for their agenda. now comes the perilous part-Will one of the factions turn on the 3rd party ? This happened to the US in Afghanistan as we provided them (covertly) the weapons they needed to fight the soviets-yet since we spent Billions to fund the war and NOTHING for the reconstruction-the TALIBAN came forth as freedom fighters and are using our own weapons and black ops techniques against us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Quinn ,
    Have you ever read ''The Prince''-just another example of Machiavellian politics-an unseen 3rd party funding both factions for their agenda. now comes the perilous part-Will one of the factions turn on the 3rd party ? This happened to the US in Afghanistan as we provided them (covertly) the weapons they needed to fight the soviets-yet since we spent Billions to fund the war and NOTHING for the reconstruction-the TALIBAN came forth as freedom fighters and are using our own weapons and black ops techniques against us.
    I have not read that. I will try and find it at the library. But I do have a feeling that some sort of terrorist group is about to take over the world's largest Arabic country. I don't know the funding because it is probably done covertly like you said. This just doesn't look like it will end in a nice democratic election for free people. I'll bet someone does have a plan already in tact on how to take over this country. I hope not, but if so, the question is who's next?

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