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I am so happy for the Egyptians.

How proud they must be of their revolution.  They were so inspiring - peaceful, civic-minded, determined.

They have given the world a good example to fight the stereotype of the Islamic terrorist that so many right wingers in the West use to impose fascism on their own citizens.

I wish Egypt all the best in their new lives!

and I hope they can forgive the USA for what they have been subjected to.

by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:16:34 AM EST
hear hear steve! i have tears in my eyes as i see the future, much due to the internet, of people power, and the death knell of dictatorships ringing chimes of freedom.

4000 years of pharaonic rule... pow!

glad to see you back, btw.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:42:01 AM EST
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thanks.

I am also impressed by the Egyptian military.  They were adamant from the first that they would not fire on their own people.  (I can't say the same for the military from my own country)

Perhaps they weren't the most successful militarily but they showed the world that they are truly a great army.

I hope they continue with this attitude and allow the people's will to be manifest in the way Egypt will be governed in the future.  

by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:47:09 AM EST
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Having lived for many years - including part of my childhood - in Arab countries, and coming from a family who actively supported the Arab left, I feel very close to the Egyptians today. What is happening in the Arab world is something I have been waiting for for decades.  

During the last weeks, I have been glued to the live streams and blogs, often with tears in my eyes. I hope my Algerian friends will be the next ones to get rid of a corrupt, authoritarian regime. I know they are working a it...

"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." - Jean Monnet

by Melanchthon on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 12:31:16 PM EST
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