Protests Escalating in Egypt

Friday, January 28, 2011

The uprising in Egypt is evolving quickly. We'll discuss with Steven Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Blake Hounshell, the managing editor of Foreign Policy.

Comments [8]

JAT from NY

Gentleman that just called referred to an article named "who rules America" by William Pierce. Isn't William Pierce the author of the Turner Diaries? Wasn't he considered a white supremacist and antisemitic?

Feb. 01 2011 11:29 AM

The continued societal ignorance of the American People is exploited so easily by world events and the various media forms. Most Iranians were moderates with higher levels of education and economic status than Egyptians. Yet this same people were manipulated in the pariah state it is now. Make no mistake, the power grab is beginning and will be won by those with Power (The army, the Iranian armed fractions, other Muslim extremists, and the well established Muslim Brotherhood (which has been in existence since the 40's).

My Egyptians Christian friends are making plans to leave the country as soon as possible, taking the necessary financial losses to save their lives. The 30's Germany showed the way on what can be done with minorities who have only a very fragile power in a society.

This is the beginning of an even more unstable time in the Middle East. Misused terms like freedom and people's choice do not mean the same thing in each society. Be careful what you are wishing for the people of Egypt and the impact on the world.

Feb. 01 2011 11:17 AM

Unlike in iran Mubarak doesn’t have "god" on his side.

Jan. 28 2011 01:39 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I hope the islamist dictatorship of the ayatollahs falls too and Democracy returns to Persia.

Jan. 28 2011 12:27 PM
hazy from brooklyn

Obama is being totally lame with this...these aren't the extremists here, these are normal modern Egyptians. US needs to show a backbone, and that we're not complete hypocrites.

Jan. 28 2011 11:58 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

@ michael from brooklyn

100% right, we in the USA should be celebrating the emancipation of the Egyptian people from oppressive and where is our freedom loving government now? Muttering in the corner, hedging their bets and ultimately betraying ALL of our supposed ideals. Vile, despicable, the US Government has finally been exposed for what it really is, a global empire bent on domination wringing its hands as a brutal puppet government is turned out by its own people!

Jan. 28 2011 11:54 AM
Tom from Upper West Side

As dictators fall, do we, the US taxpayers, get our "foreign aid" back from their Swiss bank accounts?

Jan. 28 2011 11:54 AM
michael from brooklyn

can the representative of the state department stop using the meaningless term "multi-fascited" and just say that our politics are hypocritical and only in our own interest. multifascited just equals the fact the US is two-faced. it's disgusting.

Jan. 28 2011 11:49 AM

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