So yeah, it may or may not be over-hyped, but stuff is happening supposedly in Egypt right now. People saying they want freedom, liberty, and the right to choose their own government system.
So far about a dozen people have been killed. I'm wondering if Egypt, the second oldest sovereign state in the world will start a new path.
So what are your thoughts on Hosni Mubarak, the protests, or the whole thing?
Sorry if this does not warrant a discussion, but I hope North African politics aren't discouraged.
I support them myself, but I also realize that revolutions and major changes by force are very hard to do in the post-modern world.
The only reason USA was really able to do it was cause there was a huge ocean dividing the UK and the colonies, and no one else had all too much interest *there was some but not too much.*
The fact that Egypt tries to do this is great, but if they form a infant government, they need to quickly *incredibly quickly* make proper defense for themselves, as the local governments in that area *as we all know* would not be all too supportive of these actions, and might do something that will put them in a place that was worse than before.
They just need to be really careful, and somehow muster the help of a larger state that is willing to help them.
I've never looked into Egypt's politics really (although you'd I would see something like this >.>) As long as a larger state is willing to help them stabilize the new government, then I have no problem with it. However, if they have no real plan, then they're pretty much screwed.
I commend their effort, but I fear it'll go in vain.
Rumors have it that tomorrow Mubarak will block internet and 3 mobile networks, eventually preventing any info from leaking out. Then it'll be systematically suppressed behind the curtains, and all protesters imprisoned.
He's well prepared, evidently, with 20,000 anti-riot policemen hard at work. Sad.
PS: if it succeeds, there is also a danger of it turning into another Iran.
I can't argue with resistance against a horrid state, and hopefully the government will completely collapse. Maybe anothr Somalia will happen, which would be best. The sooner the governments collapse, the better. I'm betting the US only has about 30 years left itself.