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Egypt protests enter third week

Egyptian protesters massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Tuesday amid calls for renewed nationwide street action to mark two weeks of anti-government rallies that have rattled the regime.

Several thousand were already occupying the square — the focal point of protests calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule — sleeping under tents or rolled up in blankets at the foot of army tanks.

A massive banner that reads “The people want the end of the regime” hangs over Tahrir, but the 82-year-old president has ploughed on regardless, reshuffling his cabinet and offering reform but refusing to step down.

"Patriotic songs about the country used to sound exaggerated, but we own the country now," said 34-year-old doctor Issam Shebana, who came back from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to man a makeshift clinic in the square.

"Yesterday, one man in his 60s said: ‘We were cowards. We kept quiet all these years, but you’ve done it.’ It’s inspiring. It’s a rebirth," he said. "I never thought I’d sleep on asphalt with rain on my face and feel happy."


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And nobody yet has, nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and um, no, not, not real um enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from D.C. in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt. And um, in these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with. And um, we do not have all that information yet.

Sarah Palin, on the uprising in Egypt, in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody.

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Yeah… what the fuck is she even trying to say here?


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Mubarak’s thugs are shooting at protestors in Tahrir Square and CNN is showing Piers Morgan interviewing Barbara fucking Walters. THIS is what CNN is showing while their producers and reporters are Tweeting out news from Cairo of an attempted massacre. CNN is officially a fucking shameful joke of a news operation.


What else is new?

Network news has a notoriously short attention span. Unless it’s here in America.

(Source: inothernews)

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