Australians flee Cairo on Qantas flight

Feb 3, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Age

Cairo firebombed by protesters Sound of gunfire and flares break the darkness as Cairo braves through the most violent day of protest in the Egyptian unrest.

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As a foreigner living here in Egypt I need to point out a few facts, the first being that what the press is reporting has been sensationalised tenfold. I am in no way diminishing what has and still is happening here but people need to understand that not everything shown on foreign TV channels or the Egyptian State TV is 100% correct.
My second point is one that everyone needs to listen to and listen hard. The Muslim Brotherhood is NOT going to come into power here and it HAS NOT been the instigator of these demonstrations. The press and anti-islamists have latched onto this and decided to blame it all on them. If they were to get their facts straight they would realise the Muslim Brotherhood didn't even want to participate in the demonstrations when they first started. They DO NOT have the backing of the majority of the Egyptian people and are not internally in a position to lead the country anyway.
All the Egyptian people want is basic human rights. The right to be able to walk down the street and not get arrested for nothing, for fair elections and for economic support. Egypt is a very wealthy country but it's also a corrupt country and this is what the Egyptian people are trying to change - they've had enough. This is not about international political policies. This is about the everyday Joe Blogs speaking out, making a stand and having their voices heard. It's those outside of Egypt that are making it about international policies. It's not about which countries support Mubarak or who sides with who it's about the people fighting for their everyday rights.
The reason why America is so tetchy about what is happening in Egypt is because of Israel. Egypt is the US's biggest ally in the Middle East and not forgetting that Egypt controls the Egypt/Gaza borders and they don't want to lose that ally. Egypt's army could go in and flatten Israel in a heartbeat and the US cannot afford for that to happen.
So please, if you are going to express your opinions about what is happening here in Egypt then get your facts straight before you start spouting racist and inaccurate remarks.
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Honestly Living It, it's like banging your head againest a brick wall trying to get some of these people to understand what is really happening. They are so full of hatred :C
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Living It wrote:
As a foreigner living here in Egypt I need to point out a few facts, the first being that what the press is reporting has been sensationalised tenfold. I am in no way diminishing what has and still is happening here but people need to understand that not everything shown on foreign TV channels or the Egyptian State TV is 100% correct.
My second point is one that everyone needs to listen to and listen hard. The Muslim Brotherhood is NOT going to come into power here and it HAS NOT been the instigator of these demonstrations. The press and anti-islamists have latched onto this and decided to blame it all on them. If they were to get their facts straight they would realise the Muslim Brotherhood didn't even want to participate in the demonstrations when they first started. They DO NOT have the backing of the majority of the Egyptian people and are not internally in a position to lead the country anyway.
All the Egyptian people want is basic human rights. The right to be able to walk down the street and not get arrested for nothing, for fair elections and for economic support. Egypt is a very wealthy country but it's also a corrupt country and this is what the Egyptian people are trying to change - they've had enough. This is not about international political policies. This is about the everyday Joe Blogs speaking out, making a stand and having their voices heard. It's those outside of Egypt that are making it about international policies. It's not about which countries support Mubarak or who sides with who it's about the people fighting for their everyday rights.
The reason why America is so tetchy about what is happening in Egypt is because of Israel. Egypt is the US's biggest ally in the Middle East and not forgetting that Egypt controls the Egypt/Gaza borders and they don't want to lose that ally. Egypt's army could go in and flatten Israel in a heartbeat and the US cannot afford for that to happen.
So please, if you are going to express your opinions about what is happening here in Egypt then get your facts straight before you start spouting racist and inaccurate remarks.
How come you mention the ordinary Egyptians wanting freedom and then the Egyptian Army flattening Israel in the same post? You gave away the reason why people are concerned about this uprising. Israel and America are hated by Egyptians, a democratic Egypt would become an enemy of the West not a friend. Democracies tend to reflect the will of its masses, it does not mean one democracy will befriend another, that is quite false in fact.

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Australians FLEE! Hope those Australian bastards get their throats cut and broadcast on youtube. THEN AUSTRALIA will understand TERRORISM. Antiamerican Bitches. AMERICA evil, thats all Australians KNOW. Brainwashed bastrds.
Once Australians realize Islamic terrorists want to kill people and America is fighting against this, ONLY THEN WILL AUSTRALIA become less ANTIAMERICAN!
Idiot, most of the Australians who fled Egypt are TOURISTS. Most Westerners are getting the hell out of Egypt.

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"Anxious Americans Flee Egypt's Chaos

(CBS)CAIRO - "Are there any Americans here?" asked a U.S. consular official with a bullhorn in a crowded Egyptian airport.

The race to get out of Cairo as anti-American sentiment starts to grow among some of the pro-government protestors, reports CBS News correspondent Terry McCarthy..."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/03/eve...

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If you go to an insane country like Egypt or for that matter anywhere the god cult is in power, then you get what comes along and in a god nutter society, that's violence ans suppression in bucket loads.

The first time I went to Egypt was in 1968 and it was a pretty good place for an Aussie, lovely people to deal with. The last time was in 2002 and it had changed lots, not safe at all, especially if you where European and away from the tourist trail.
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Idiot, most of the Australians who fled Egypt are TOURISTS. Most Westerners are getting the hell out of Egypt.
FYI:
"Anxious Americans Flee Egypt's Chaos
(CBS)CAIRO - "Are there any Americans here?" asked a U.S. consular official with a bullhorn in a crowded Egyptian airport.
The race to get out of Cairo as anti-American sentiment starts to grow among some of the pro-government protestors, reports CBS News correspondent Terry McCarthy..."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/03/eve...
oh dont worry about that phychotic he just needs his daily lithium

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Living It wrote:
As a foreigner living here in Egypt I need to point out a few facts, the first being that what the press is reporting has been sensationalised tenfold. I am in no way diminishing what has and still is happening here but people need to understand that not everything shown on foreign TV channels or the Egyptian State TV is 100% correct.
My second point is one that everyone needs to listen to and listen hard. The Muslim Brotherhood is NOT going to come into power here and it HAS NOT been the instigator of these demonstrations. The press and anti-islamists have latched onto this and decided to blame it all on them. If they were to get their facts straight they would realise the Muslim Brotherhood didn't even want to participate in the demonstrations when they first started. They DO NOT have the backing of the majority of the Egyptian people and are not internally in a position to lead the country anyway.
All the Egyptian people want is basic human rights. The right to be able to walk down the street and not get arrested for nothing, for fair elections and for economic support. Egypt is a very wealthy country but it's also a corrupt country and this is what the Egyptian people are trying to change - they've had enough. This is not about international political policies. This is about the everyday Joe Blogs speaking out, making a stand and having their voices heard. It's those outside of Egypt that are making it about international policies. It's not about which countries support Mubarak or who sides with who it's about the people fighting for their everyday rights.
The reason why America is so tetchy about what is happening in Egypt is because of Israel. Egypt is the US's biggest ally in the Middle East and not forgetting that Egypt controls the Egypt/Gaza borders and they don't want to lose that ally. Egypt's army could go in and flatten Israel in a heartbeat and the US cannot afford for that to happen.
So please, if you are going to express your opinions about what is happening here in Egypt then get your facts straight before you start spouting racist and inaccurate remarks.
BEST POST. Muslim Brotherhood has only 25% Egyptian support. US supports Mubarak Govt because of treaty with Israel. These protests don't support Iranian type Muslim extremism thats why Living it who lives in Egypt HAS THE BEST POST on this subject. Even better than Humberts hate Australia rant. Nice job Living It from Egypt. You speak the truth.
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Palawa wrote:
If you go to an insane country like Egypt or for that matter anywhere the god cult is in power, then you get what comes along and in a god nutter society, that's violence ans suppression in bucket loads.
The first time I went to Egypt was in 1968 and it was a pretty good place for an Aussie, lovely people to deal with. The last time was in 2002 and it had changed lots, not safe at all, especially if you where European and away from the tourist trail.
I thought you were an Aboriginal. LOL
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How come you mention the ordinary Egyptians wanting freedom and then the Egyptian Army flattening Israel in the same post? You gave away the reason why people are concerned about this uprising. Israel and America are hated by Egyptians, a democratic Egypt would become an enemy of the West not a friend. Democracies tend to reflect the will of its masses, it does not mean one democracy will befriend another, that is quite false in fact.
The leftist progressives that have helped bring about the uprising are hoping Egypt will become secular. I think it will blow up in there faces in the end, everything else they touch around the world does.
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BEST POST. Muslim Brotherhood has only 25% Egyptian support. US supports Mubarak Govt because of treaty with Israel. These protests don't support Iranian type Muslim extremism thats why Living it who lives in Egypt HAS THE BEST POST on this subject. Even better than Humberts hate Australia rant. Nice job Living It from Egypt. You speak the truth.
Yes leftist progressive nuts like you are happy now, just give it another 12 to 24 months. I'm sure you'll be crying then.

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I thought you were an Aboriginal. LOL
I have indigenous heritage, what has Europeans being in Egypt have to do with my heritage, unless all you've got to say, is nothing, which fits your mentality.
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Yes leftist progressive nuts like you are happy now, just give it another 12 to 24 months. I'm sure you'll be crying then.
The poetic justice would be to see a liberal idiot like Humbert blown to bits by one of those Muslims that he is cheering for.
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The poetic justice would be to see a liberal idiot like Humbert blown to bits by one of those Muslims that he is cheering for.
Or when he can't afford the gas to go into his car. I wonder if a reality check like that would wake him up.
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and they both live in the US.
surprise, surprise.
and they believed bush too!
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Or when he can't afford the gas to go into his car. I wonder if a reality check like that would wake him up.
What is beginning is the start of a pan Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East. Already Iran is part of it. Soon it will be Egypt. Turkey, which was spurned by Europe, is also turning back to its Islamic roots. The King of the South is forming. Wait until the North King pushes back.

Yes I am insinuating World War III.

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