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So the Muslim Brotherhood have won ( I'm actually surprised they did which meant that they had fair elections ) good thing or bad thing for Egypt?

Personally I think the western media are portraying them as wanting to turn the most
populous middle eastern country into an islamic state is completely wrong. With them being a secular society for so long and with the amount of money & jobs tourism generates I can't really see them wanting to upset the cattle cart tbh

With the military in the background, the strategic canal, Israeli border, American interests and Islamic influence it sure as shit makes for one interesting tug o war

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Fix the iPhone paragraph problem ffs..

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well they are quite western in their culture due to their history. I doubt sharia law will be imposed there

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So the Muslim Brotherhood have been ousted in a military coup, democracy in the Middle East in action...

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Good

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what's the Muslim Brotherhoods position on the current price of fish?

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Good indeed. American backed so for a Arab country they must have their values all wrong.
They cut ties with Syria too. Ja, this is good.

Al Jazeera stormed while broadcasting.

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Not 100% sure aLegend but I think it's somewhere in or around one pond.

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*pound*

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Keep the faith RJ... this thread will have legs... no need to derail the NSA thread over this... Its a shame the just couldn't have focus on actually working within the democratic process rather than demanding his resignation.... elections were due in 6 months anyway... Even if a more enlightened gov. gets in the Islamists will take to the streets to protest its legitimacy in a similar way

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So they fight for democracy and then once they get it and have a legitimate vote and elect a leader, the supporters of the opposition protest and get the democratic winners removed from Government?

Surely there has to be more to this?

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Sky News cameraman has been shot dead :/

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I'm away to Israel on Friday,hope there isn't any madness when I'm there.jus north of tel aviv.think it's not too bad around those parts

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Quote South Park if you get in bother

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I find israelis very hard to get along with any time I've met any...

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These ones I have met before an are sound.the big man used to do personal security for the head of state there. He said to give him my flight info an he ensure i won't get much bother at customs

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I dropped him off at the airport an jus before we left he took my name an email addy,then asked if he could take my pic to add to contact details. I said yea,the other guy who was with us asked if he wanted his pic too,big man said "I already have ur pic"

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CM_C doing another drug run. Haven't you been watching the news?

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this is fucking mental. www.liveleak.com/view?... be some craic though.

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Safe for work.... bit loud though.

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What would be some craic? Going off a bridge in a car?!

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do the actually drag people from the car and attack them? some craic indeed

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Looks absolutely nuts in the photos.

www.theatlantic.com/in...

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Grim. I wonder if that part of the world will ever be civilised. Strange to think humanity came from that area too.

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Irony hanging from you post there takki given the sectarian mobs we see on our streets every few months... but it took us a could hundred years and 2 world wars to get the 'civil' society we have today...

They've had 1 year of democracy

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NI looks utopian compared to Egypt. 525 killed on Wednesday alone.

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You're wrong Choc-Ice. According to Jamie Bryson, what is happening in NI is comparable to the holocaust.

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Ha! Were blinded to what's really going on by the BBCIRA cover up.

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Population of cairo ~ 9.12 million
Population of N. Ireland ~ 1.8 million

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yer man Morsi was an absolute balloon supported by even bigger balloons, hopefully the army get the country under control and keep the the islamists from turning Egypt into a shithole, i loved the place and would love to back

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I hardly think the small disturbances we get are even remotely comparable to what is going on in Egypt at the minute, Pav. The democratic Government was just fucked out by the countries military and there are hundreds, possibly thousands, being killed by the state forces and army. We're not perfect and have had our troubles in the past, but even back in the height of the troubles, there wasn't anything on that scale really, so not that ironic.

My point was that it's thought human civilisation began in that part of the world, yet throughout the ages it has always been a fairly volatile area of the world. You'd think they'd have got the hang of it by now.

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Takki that democratic government was laying the foundations for an islamist state any wonder the people then the army stepped in, the violence has arose cause the usual beardy fuckwits want everything about their life to be as written down in that little piece of dark ages bog paper they call the Koran, fuck em..

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My point was that it's thought human civilisation began in that part of the world, yet throughout the ages it has always been a fairly volatile area of the world. You'd think they'd have got the hang of it by now

You mean Africa? It was getting on just fine til Europeans arrived and fucked it all up.

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Africa getting on fine? yeah cause there was never no tribal tensions amongst the darkies before the whiteys showed up

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lol, oul RJ

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The darkies, haha. RJ in the queue for his pension at the post office.

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Humans originated from Africa, it's thought, and then moved up through that part of the world to spread out and that area is where the first evidence of larger communities and settlements have been found.

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You're so learned, Takki.

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I watched a documentary on it so I know, right!

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I'm not saying there is a direct comparison by any mean, takki... just there is a grain of irony there.

But then to say that NI society was free from Gov. forces shooting demonstrators is wrong headed too.

I'd imagine there is a nonlinear relationship between protest size and violence. Throw in a heady mix of poverty, food and water shortages and high levels of youth unemployment... massive civil unrest and violence is an inevitability ( even setting the sectarian divisions to one side for now)

Much of the ex-colonial world has had no real experience of democracy in living memory. Land was split up to suit the needs of various empires rather than the subjects they ruled over. I don't think it is a fair criticism that they haven't got their shit together.

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Humans originated from the Garden of Eve and shared it with Dinosaurs before the great flood killed em all off leaving just Noah and the animals he liked to go out and fill the world up again... some wile incest back in those early years

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Oul rj, using the phrase "a rake of darkies", surely treading a fine line

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It's frankly taking a huge dump on the line and smearing it in with a jack-heeled boot.

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haha @ RJ

Always find the term darkies funny even tho it's massively racist.

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I didn't say we were free from that, I said it wasn't on the same scale and the disturbances are clearly on a different level in Egypt.

But, my point was about them having close to the longest time to perfect the whole 'living together and getting along' side of things as it is thought that part of the world is where larger communities and settlements originated before anywhere else on Earth, yet there they are pushing armoured police vehicles off bridges and their armed forces killing protesters and bystanders, seemingly regardless.

to be honest though, it wasn't a very serious comment to begin with.

lol RJ. breeding with a weird, opposite sex clone of yourself, made from one of your ribs... surely there's gonna be a few ropey genes outta that one.

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Really interesting reading about the indigenous American tribes and how they lived before Europeans arrived. Europe really fucked up the Americas.

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Dad battered an Egyptian when he tried to lift me from the beach. Blond haired, blue-eyed babe, I was. Can't remember how many camels, but I was worth a lot

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aul RJ, I think of Geoffrey Boycott in turbo mode. He could be right about Egypt.

Would the brotherhood bring in sharia law? Will there be the inevitable sunni vs shia shite that's popular among these people once the dictator has been ousted?

Not sure which is gonna leave that country more miserable, the army or the brotherhood.

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tbf, mine wasn't an overly serious response

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... until you decided to get into it *eyes narrow*

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"... until you decided to get into " - no idea why this would matter

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