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Pro And Anti Mubarak Supporters Clash

From a ticked off Associated Press:

Pro- and anti-government supporters clash in Cairo

By Hadeel Al-shalchi And Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
February 2, 2011

CAIRO – Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, attacked anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt’s upheaval took a dangerous new turn. In chaotic scenes, the two sides pelted each other with stones, and protesters dragged attackers off their horses.

The turmoil was the first significant violence between supporters of the two camps in more than a week of anti-government protests. It erupted after Mubarak went on national television the night before and rejected demands he step down immediately and said he would serve out the remaining seven months of his term.

Wednesday morning, a military spokesman appeared on state TV Wednesday and asked the protesters to disperse so life in Egypt could get back to normal. The announement [sic] could mark a major turn in the attitude of the army, which for the past two days has allowed protests to swell, reaching their largest size yet on Tuesday when a quarter-million peace packed into Cairo’s central Tahrir Square.

If the military is going to side with Mr. Mubarak, this could get very ugly very quickly.

Nearly 10,000 protesters massed again in Tahrir on Wednesday morning, rejecting Mubarak’s speech as too little too late and renewed their demands he leave immediately.

In the early afternoon Wednesday, an Associated Press reporter saw around 3,000 Mubarak supporters break through a human chain of anti-government protesters trying to defend thousands gathered in Tahrir.

Chaos erupted as they tore down banners denouncing the president. Fistfights broke out as they advanced across the massive square in the heart of the capital. The anti-government protesters grabbed Mubarak posters from the hands of the supporters and ripped them.

The two sides began hurling stones and bottles and sticks at each other, chasing each other as the protesters’ human chains moved back to try to shield the larger mass of demonstrators at the plaza’s center.

At one point, a small contingent of pro-Mubarak forces on horseback and camels rushed into the anti-Mubarak crowds, swinging whips and sticks to beat people. Protesters retaliated, dragging some from their mounts, throwing them to the ground and beating their faces bloody.

Protesters were seen running with their shirts or faces bloodied, some men and women in the crowd were weeping. A scent of tear gas wafted over the area, but it was not clear who had fired it.

The army troops who have been guarding the square had been keeping the two sides apart earlier in the day, but when the clashes erupted they did not intervene. Most took shelter behind or inside the armored vehicles and tanks stationed at the entrances to Tahrir.

Obviously, Mr. Obama needs to make a pronouncement and put an end to all of this dangerous nonsense.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Pro And Anti Mubarak Supporters Clash”

  1. artboyusa says:

    Its time for some hard ridin’, hell for leather, strapped on excitement with HILLARY CLINTON as she stars in “The Way We Was” (featuring her Special Guest – “husband” BILL!)

    Bill put his feet up on the desk and flicked on the TV.

    Yep, there she was, big as life; Hillary Clinton, yelling into a microphone and telling about a zillion angry Egyptians what they had to do next to keep her happy. No wonder US foreign policy was in such great shape since Hillary took charge; there’s nothing like a bossy, sexually ambiguous American woman with dyed blonde hair and blue contact lenses who’s wearing trousers to get those Muslims in the mood for toeing the line. “We call for a peaceful transition!” screamed Hillary. “Or else! You saw what we did to Iraq. You want some of that? Well, do you, bitch?”

    Oh Hillary, Hillary, Hillary mused Bill redundantly. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary. She just wasn’t like other women, Bill reflected. She never had been. There was always something different about Hillary, a certain “something extra”.

    Maybe it was her penis, maybe it was something else, but whatever it was, she sure had it.

    Bill smiled at the soft focus memory of their first years together; of Hillary’s face as big and as bright as a harvest moon, of her signature monobrow, of her broad hips squeezed into her special XXW bellbottoms and her nearly opaque granny glasses – whenever they went out Hillary certainly turned some heads!

    He recalled the sound of her voice, like metal grinding against metal, barking instructions at him in their most tender, intimate moments: “Lower! Higher! Quit it! I don’t like that! Don’t mess up my hair! Stop touching me! Don’t you dare get that stuff on me! Are you finished yet?”

    In those far off days they could spend hours making hot, passionate love – sometimes with each other – and in between times they’d plan their future together.

    “So we have one kid for appearances sake and then you get a vasectomy, right?” she’d urged. “I’m not putting myself through all that yuckiness twice!”

    “Doan’ trah and change me baby!” Bill had protested. “Ah ain’t getting’ spayed fuh nobahdy– no way!”

    But maybe, given what happened, that would have been a wise move after all. Instead they’d agreed on a different approach.

    “You go git yoahseff tied off raht now, little lady” said Bill. “Git on down ta that free clinic, you heah?”

    “But Bill, wake up and smell the ovaries. I’m not even pregnant yet!”

    “Don’t hang me up on details, baby”.

    Bill leaned back in the rich Cordoban leather of his office chair and drew deeply on his Havana cigar. Funny how things work out, he mused. I should have known the marriage wouldn’t last he rued. That it would soon become a hollow sham. With his wandering eye, wandering hands and wandering other things there were always going to be, um, stress points. I almost feel a certain degree of responsibility, he sort of confessed before forgiving himself. After all, Hillary’s ”bi-curious” inclinations, which finally morphed into a full blown “lesbianization” hadn’t helped either.

    Speaking of full blown, I wondered whatever happened to that Lewinsky gal? wondered Bill. Last he’d heard, she was trying to break into the music business as “Lady Monica and the Protein Posse”. Well, good luck to her. No hard feelings on Bill’s part. Not for her anymore, anyway.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      HOLY SMOKE!!
      I laughed sooo hard I wet myself.
      I spilled beer in my lap.
      “OUTSTANDING” artboy!!!

    • artboyusa says:

      Please be careful about spilling those precious fluids Lib, but I’m glad you liked the story. Cheers!

  2. proreason says:

    This is a surprise. There are people in the Middle East who are “pro” something? Who knew?

  3. oldpuppydixie says:

    The AP calls it a “dangerous turn” because Mubarak supporters are now taking to the streets. Apparently when the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamic groups were rioting, it was simply a display of freedom loving patriots!!!

  4. tranquil.night says:

    If we’re to believe this account by Sam Tadros in The American Thinker, an Egyptian Liberal Academian, then we were even more dead on about this than we knew.

    The protests over the regime started veritably apolitical, by the author’s account they were the typical attempt to flash organize through social media. The initial protest count was 15-20k people, more successful than any prior attempt because of the Tusnisia factor, but nothing to the 150k reported internationally based off the internet propoganda circulating.

    When the government overreacted and turned off the internet, that’s when the MB sensed weakness and got all the mosques to join in after Friday prayers. Uncoincidentally, that’s when all the violence began and the message got co-opted, just as we figured.

    The author says that most of the genuine protestors have retreated to protect their neighborhoods and gather basic supplies. He also claims that Mubarak’s son was a rising economic and political reformer of certain regard, an ally of Egypt’s private business (that didn’t endear him to the army) community which had grown to the point of actually acquiring political representation. Now that’s likely all about to go into the toilet the moment the banks open and everyone pulls their money out.

    Almost all of Egypt’s jails were busted, including the prisoners who blew up the Copts last month and a particularly famous assassin. Guns are sold on the streets now.

    “Reverting to the state of Nature” I believe is how he put it. Just the way Obama and the Left love it to be.

    Read the piece. Very interesting perspective.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      The socialists in this nation (hippies) still see events like this through the myopia of their heyday of “civil disobedience” when they destroyed the US’s chances of establishing freedom for the South Vietnamese. They are drooling over the protests and the “civil disobedience” without understanding the motivation. They think they understand but they are so far removed from reality they couldn’t begin to fathom what motivates an Egyptian citizen.

      Therefore from their viewpoint, it naturally follows that whatever government takes over, it will have to be the result of the actions of the citizens and therefore, “the people will have spoken”. I submit that such events can be manipulated and from a distance, it is easy for me to estimate that the “new” government will be heavily laden with islamic fundamentalists. Therefore, Egypt will quickly sink into a very dark period for a very long time. Again, the hippies in this nation think that “everyone thinks just like them” but…in reality, while the hippies in this nation are staying up late watching porn with their kids, the “average” Egyptian is hungry and trying to just survive. Poverty there runs through 70% of their population and they hound tourists for any money. The life of an Egyptian is nothing like even the poorest of the poor’s life here in the US.

      The hippie’s perspective is therefore false and the new government, when it arrives, will be not decided by the people of Egypt, most of whom cannot read, let alone fill in a ballot at a polling center. It will be decided by the strongest force that desires control. I would love for that to be freedom but it won’t be. The closest Egypt has seen of “freedom” was when Marc Antony and Cleopatra ruled. Ever since then, it’s been a huge variety of kings, princes, other miscreants. Some bad…some not-so-bad. But never good or great. for thousands of years, there has never been freedom in Egypt. And, most likely, there never will be.

    • proreason says:

      The situation in Egypt has already happened in the Middle East dozens of times already.

      1 The Muslim religion enforces a medieval thought process on the people.
      2 For medievel people, might makes right.
      3 If a local leader has sufficent power, he can keep the inmates in check, If he doesn’t, he can’t.
      4 Even very stong leaders can weaken or be unlucky.
      5 When they do, the country can explode.
      6 The winner will be the most brutal party or the one that catches the breaks (like support from a foreign power).

      Looking for causes beyond that is like looking at a ouji board to explain your family. You can do it; it just doesn’t mean anything.

      Mubarak has retained power because of the US. The Moron decided to withdraw support to create chaos. So 3 to 5 above are happening.

      Since it isn’t likely that the Moron will reinstate support for Mubarrak, the winner will be the most brutal or the luckiest group. It doesn’t have to be jihadists. Sadaam is an example. But it probably will be jihadists because they are usually willing to be the most brutal and they have support from Iran. Either way, the Moron got what he wanted….chaos and giant distraction from his domestic uprising (and he probably also won points with his Muslim terrorist friends). I won’t be surprised if he intervenes some more to keep the chaos going.

    • proreason says:

      Here ya go. Moron insists on more chaos !!!


      Baghdad Bob Gibbs orders “tranisition must begin immediately!”

      So, Mubarak can’t be left alone to get the situation under control. That might actually stop the chaos and block the Muslim Brotherhood from gaining power. Oh no, start the transition (to what, a logical mind might inquire) NOW !!!

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    Obama on Riots in Egypt & Iran. Let’s compare shall we?

    Iran: “We respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran.”

    Egypt: “If any of the violence is instigated by the government it should stop immediately.”

    OK. You got me. Obama didn’t really say that about the Egyptian government. Robert Gibbs was.

    You know what I’d like to see? I’d like to see Obama speak while David Axelrod drank a glass of water. I saw Paul Winchell do it once with Knucklehead Smiff. I thought, “How’d he do that?”

    Somebody get George Soros on the line. We have a puppet request.

  6. canary says:

    Protests growing in other Middle-East countries show well planned “Days of Rage” coined after Bill Ayers
    Days of Rage. Obama & code Pink.


    These Days of Rage are spreading by face book tool.

    Grrrrrrr. Obama is seeing this as another opportunity to reach out to the muslim radicals and tell them
    we are brothers no matter our religion propaganda. Maybe Obama met with the Muslim Brotherhood when they attended his Cairo Speech by invitation.
    Who is most organized to take over these countries during the chaos??

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    Has NASA been alerted?
    “Houston……We have a problem.”

  8. P. Aaron says:

    Hollywood Producer: “If you all keep up with these clashes, you might end up in a movie!”

  9. retire05 says:

    If Obama, or any of his advisors, had a clue as to the problems of the Middle East, we would not be seeing what we are. Instead, like with every other issue that has ever landed on the desk in the Oval Office, Obama believed that he could manage this crisis with his mere presence of being, i.e., his fabulous personality. And why not? He charmed enough people into thinking he could actually do the job of president in a nation where everyone is fairly well educated (meaning they can read and write).

    Do you remember how he was able to charm tiny Honduras into doing his bidding? Well, this is Honduras on steroids. And Obama is going to wind up giving us Iran On The Nile.

  10. canary says:

    barbaric Camel jockeys.

  11. GetBackJack says:

    Artboy for the win

  12. hushpuppy says:

    The real issue isn’t that you have muslim-on-muslim chaos in the streets, the real issues are:

    1) Rush Limbaugh gave a truly excellent commentary on why this is happening, and better yet why now ….

    2) Everyone with at least two firing synapses knows Obama is muslim and everything else he’s ever said, written, printed or allowed to be said, written and printed is a complete crock of steaming taqqiya – all said and done for the benefit of islam (as it’s directed in the koran.)

    3) There are two articles that are worth your time and effort to read:

    (a) EDITORIAL: Egypt’s blood on Obama’s hands?, Washington Times, Feb 3, 2011

    In a terse statement last night, Mr. Obama announced a “moment of transformation” had arrived in Egypt, “the status quo is not sustainable” and a new government must begin to form “now.” An administration official later reiterated, “the key part of the statement was ‘now.’ ” Today the formerly peaceful protests in Egypt turned violent. It turns out that words do have consequences.

    Egypt is at a crossroads, a time of suspense when change could come gradually and peacefully, or quickly with maximum instability. The White House has chosen to back the latter course, which will play into the hands of the best organized, most radical factions, which in this case is the America-hating Muslim Brotherhood.

    The Obama administration is strangely adamant that Muslim religious parties have to play a key role in the new government, and U.S. officials reportedly are reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood behind the scenes. White House wishes aside, an Islamist government is not in Egypt’s interest and certainly not in the interest of the United States.

    The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to increase the influence of shariah worldwide and reverse the progress Egypt has made in becoming a more Western, more secular state. Its foreign policy was succinctly summed up by brotherhood leader Muhammad Ghannem, who said the Egyptian people should “be prepared for a war against Israel.” None of this will be good for America, the Mideast or the world.

    Complete article: http://tinyurl.com/4namlpv

    (b) Egypt now fears Obama a ‘Manchurian’ President. WND, Feb 3, 2011

    They are trying to understand why he is acting against US interests:

    Top members of the Egyptian government say they feel betrayed by President Obama, charging that he is acting against American interests.

    “Mubarak’s regime feels Obama is pushing the advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood against U.S. interests,” said WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter Aaron Klein. “They are genuinely trying to understand why Obama is seemingly championing the anti-regime protests.”

    Complete article: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=258937

    Remember what Glenn Beck has said time and again: When others want you to watch what’s going on in one particular hand, ignore it and watch what’s going on in the other hand.

    • proreason says:

      I haven’t read Rush’s cut yet. My view is that the boy king thrives on chaos, and wants the events in Egypt to continue to distract attention from his domestic subversions and the mounting support in the US against him. He knows Americans have always rallied behind the president when there is a foreign crisis. And, of course, the Moron always seeks the outcomes that will weaken the US, which he has been taught (or more specifically, has been brainwashed to believ) is the root of all evil in the world, and must therfore be dismantled.

      I don’t agree that he is a Muslim, but I think his cultural sympathies are with Muslims, who he admires because Muslims know how to wield power and rule medieval empires.

      And of course, just coincidentally, chaos –> power –> wealth –> punishment for the people he hates….us.

      And oh yes, about a year ago I concluded that marxism and radical Islam are in an informal alliance of convenience. Each helps the other’s cause. In fact, Islam can’t succeed if marxism fails in the west. I think, however, the marxism will end the Islamic revolutions even faster than a free west, because they will be a lot more brutal than the West would ever be with the nutters. Obamy, however, appears to be a bit of a wild card in all of this because he seems much more excited about Islam than a run of the mill marxist would ever be. It’s obvious he has a soft spot for that particular flavor of anti-western hatred.

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