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On the Ground – The Story of the Egyptian Revolution

February 2, 2011 politisite 0

The Story of the Egyptian Revolution One week ago, Egypt was a stable authoritarian regime, prospects of change were minimal and every expert in Washington would have betted on the endurance of its regime. Today, Egypt is in a state of chaos. The regime, even after using its mightiest sword is not able to control the country and the streets of Egypt are in a state of utter lawlessness. As […]

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Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

February 1, 2011 politisite 0

From The BAZ File: For the Obama administration catching up with the uprising in Egypt is like chasing a runaway locomotive on a bicycle. From its initial public support for doomed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to its need to appear to be hands-off, the White House is saddled with an event it fears will end in a train wreck. President Obama had a chance tonight to outright derail criticism that […]

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Egyptian President Mubarak to address People of Egypt

February 1, 2011 politisite 0

Mubarak moments away from a taped statement to the nation.. you can see it on FNC.. we can confirm.. President Obama asked Mubarak not to run in elections in Sept. via Mubarak moments… Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) Related posts on Mubarak Breaking: Mubarak to announce retirement after current term? « Hot Air Will MGM International regret tie to Mubarak? |

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Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera leaving residence sanitized State Television

January 30, 2011 politisite 0

Egypt’s decision on Sunday to close the offices of Al Jazeera illustrates the leading role the Arabic broadcaster has taken in reporting unprecedented popular revolts against Arab rulers. Egypt has often harassed the Qatar-based channel since it began in 1996, setting off a revolution in Arab media in the face of state-controlled information, but it had never before tried to shut down its operations completely. But the channel led the […]

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Did the U.S. Plan Egypt? Wikileaks Cables say so

January 29, 2011 politisite 0

“The U.S. government had been planning to topple the Egyptian president for the past three years _ that is, according to diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks,” RT reported Saturday. The Jerusalem Post said a 2008 cable revealed the American plans. “The cable outlines how the State Department helped an Egyptian pro-democracy activist attend a “Youth Movements Summit’ in New York and how the unnamed activist presented an ‘unwritten plan’ for […]

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Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play – Egypt anyone?

January 28, 2011 politisite 0

The Government said they would only use this measure during a cyber attack but never for social unrest. Does anyone really Believe that? Consider this Tweet: RT @Politisite ” The world has indeed changed.. when demands are not for food or shelter but Twitter and Facebook” #Egypt Legislation granting the president internet-killing powers is to be re-introduced soon to a Senate committee, the proposal’s chief sponsor told Wired.com on Friday. […]

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Harry Reid Meets With 'Dictator' Hu Jintao, Reporters read Riot act

January 20, 2011 politisite 0

Reporters were put on notice that, “the two men would not take questions during a photo opportunity, and that reporters were expected to adhere to journalistic standards and codes of ethics, or risk being ejected from the room.”  Alluding that free speech was out on hold during the photo opportunity.  Two questions that come to mind are why did  the Majority Leader call  Hu a ‘dictator’.  No questions on that.  […]

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House votes to Repeal ObamaCare 245-189

January 19, 2011 politisite 0

A majority of members in the Republican-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday, mostly along party lines, to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law. More than 218 lawmakers backed the repeal, enough to pass it in the House, but voting was continuing. The measure is unlikely to go any further as the Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to drop it. Source – Reuters. Reid-nothing more than partisan grandstanding Even as […]

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Congresswoman Giffords condition upgraded from critical to serious

January 16, 2011 politisite 0

Good News U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is no longer in critical condition after being shot in the head last weekend, a hospital spokeswoman said. Giffords is now listed in serious condition, Ann Cisneros, a spokeswoman for University Medical Center said in a news release Sunday. “The congresswoman continues to do well. She is breathing on her own. Yesterday’s procedures were successful and uneventful,” she said. Giffords was taken off a ventilator Saturday […]