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(Business Insider)   What started out as the Arab Spring in Cairo, became the Arab Winter, and now has become the Arab Escape From New York   (businessinsider.com ) divider line
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2013-06-18 10:50:50 AM  
On the up side, if you want to vacation in Egypt right now, you can get 12 days at a five-star resort including airfare for around 1600 a person

/source expedia.com, sample search Nov 18-30, two people, leaving from Atlanta, Sofitel El-Gezirah...
 
2013-06-18 11:26:41 AM  
Guns are flooding the streets? Good, crime rates will go down.
 
2013-06-18 11:33:31 AM  

i586.photobucket.com

 
2013-06-18 11:45:36 AM  
This is why removing just one person or regime does not improve life for the majority of the populace. You have to change the culture itself. In Egypt's case that means getting rid of disrespect towards women and religious fanaticism. And this is why here in the US we all need to fight so hard for women's reproductive rights and our social safety net.

Our government itself is still one of the best in the world.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:22 AM  
This sounds like the libertarian paradise that Rand Paul and the NRA want.

Snark aside, it's pretty sad, but the people overthrew one authoritarian regime so maybe they will find the willpower to do it again.
 
2013-06-18 12:29:13 PM  
And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.
 
2013-06-18 12:32:57 PM  

randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.


Don't blame me.  I voted for the Islamic Comradeship.
 
2013-06-18 12:33:09 PM  
Step 1: Educated elite remove brutal dictator.
Step 2: Universal elections.
Step 3: Goatfarking majority votes for goatfarking regressive candidates.
Result: Goatfarkery.
 
2013-06-18 12:35:05 PM  
But in the movies these things resolve themselves after two hours!

/sips diet coke
 
2013-06-18 12:35:38 PM  
Somehow this is white peoples fault I just know it
 
2013-06-18 12:38:38 PM  

unlikely: On the up side, if you want to vacation in Egypt right now, you can get 12 days at a five-star resort including airfare for around 1600 a person


A co-worker recently came back from a vacation there. It sounds like it is actually a great time to go, as long as you stick to the tourist spots and have local guides.
 
2013-06-18 12:39:05 PM  
Can we stop sending Egypt money now?
 
2013-06-18 12:43:15 PM  
And coming soon is "Road to Kandahar", a musical comedy by Seth Macfarlane, about two gormless dopes who invade Baghdad thinking they are in Kabul or Islamabad. It's sort of based on The Three Stooges go to Mars, in which the Three Stooges land on Venus and Earth.
 
2013-06-18 12:43:46 PM  

randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.


They'll still say that even though we were right. You don't have to listen to someone's argument if you can conveniently label them an -ist or -phobe.
 
2013-06-18 12:44:05 PM  
Dystopia must be the journalism word of the month. This is the third or fourth article I have seen with it being used.
 
2013-06-18 12:44:06 PM  
islam, is there anything it cant fark up?
 
2013-06-18 12:44:37 PM  

randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.


F*ck them.  They got exactly what they deserved. Welcome to the 14th century, again. I hope they enjoy their special Islamocrazy hell. no one gives a fark anymore.
 
2013-06-18 12:45:28 PM  

Ivo Shandor: unlikely: On the up side, if you want to vacation in Egypt right now, you can get 12 days at a five-star resort including airfare for around 1600 a person

A co-worker recently came back from a vacation there. It sounds like it is actually a great time to go, as long as you stick to the tourist spots and have local guides.


If you travel to Egypt, you're not paying attention.  Same for Mexico.
 
2013-06-18 12:46:44 PM  
I'd would like to say I am disappointed but I can't be let down when I expected this.
 
2013-06-18 12:46:52 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.

F*ck them.  They got exactly what they deserved. Welcome to the 14th century, again. I hope they enjoy their special Islamocrazy hell. no one gives a fark anymore.


Well I didn't support Mubarak sending the police/military to attack the protesters either.

Egypt wasn't that much better off under Mubarak IMHO.

But thanks for admitting that all that bullcrap about spreading democracy in the Middle East when we were Iraq was just BS and really meant "Spreading democracy that we like across the Middle East".
 
2013-06-18 12:47:37 PM  
Why do other countries have the right to vote for whomever they want, and not just for the people wewant them to vote for?

This is an affront to democracy!
 
2013-06-18 12:50:04 PM  

Antimatter: Why do other countries have the right to vote for whomever they want, and not just for the people wewant them to vote for?

This is an affront to democracy!


Pretty much this.

I think we knew that there was the possibility of Egyptians electing someone that would be against our interests. We realize that Egyptians are grown adults and are allowed to make their own choices.

I don't support Mubarak and I don't support the new guy from the Muslim Brotherhood either.
 
2013-06-18 12:50:53 PM  

Rapmaster2000: randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.

Don't blame me.  I voted for the Islamic Comradeship.


I voted for the Peoples Front of Egypt!
 
2013-06-18 12:51:07 PM  
Didn't they vote these jokers into power with much fanfare?

Oops. Your bad.
 
2013-06-18 12:51:19 PM  

Bondith: Step 1: Educated elite remove brutal dictator.
Step 2: Universal elections.
Step 3: Goatfarking majority votes for goatfarking regressive candidates.
Result: Goatfarkery.


Same thing would happen if we had a revolution here, only it'd be the Jesus Brotherhood the morons voted into power.

The ironic part is that rather than turning the country into a fundamentalist hellhole like some people feared, Morsi and his cronies just went full banana republic and turned the place into a completely different kind of hellhole.
 
2013-06-18 12:52:01 PM  
Thanks Google
 
2013-06-18 12:52:24 PM  

nmemkha: Didn't they vote these jokers into power with much fanfare?

Oops. Your bad.


The secular Egyptians weren't as well organized unfortunately.
 
2013-06-18 12:53:07 PM  

Antimatter: Why do other countries have the right to vote for whomever they want, and not just for the people wewant them to vote for?

This is an affront to democracy!


Because the people they are voting for shiat all over everyone's freedoms and even more so if you practice the "wrong" religion.
 
2013-06-18 12:53:47 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Lt. Cheese Weasel: randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.

F*ck them.  They got exactly what they deserved. Welcome to the 14th century, again. I hope they enjoy their special Islamocrazy hell. no one gives a fark anymore.

Well I didn't support Mubarak sending the police/military to attack the protesters either.

Egypt wasn't that much better off under Mubarak IMHO.

But thanks for admitting that all that bullcrap about spreading democracy in the Middle East when we were Iraq was just BS and really meant "Spreading democracy that we like really is democracy across the Middle East".


Egypt traded one police state for another, based on Sky Wizards and fairy tales. I can't seem to find a f*ck anywhere to give.
 
2013-06-18 12:54:09 PM  

groppet: Rapmaster2000: randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.

Don't blame me.  I voted for the Islamic Comradeship.

I voted for the Peoples Front of Egypt!


Fascist! The only true party is the Egyptian People's Front!
 
2013-06-18 12:54:16 PM  

Bondith: Step 1: Educated elite remove brutal dictator.
Step 2: Universal elections.
Step 3: Goatfarking majority votes for goatfarking regressive candidates.
Result: Goatfarkery.


You said "goatfarking" twice.
 
2013-06-18 12:54:16 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The ironic part is that rather than turning the country into a fundamentalist hellhole like some people feared, Morsi and his cronies just went full banana republic and turned the place into a completely different kind of hellhole.


True, I think Turkey's leaders are more fundamentalist with their religion than Morsi is.

He's just hungry for power.
 
2013-06-18 12:55:27 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Egypt traded one police state for another, based on Sky Wizards and fairy tales. I can't seem to find a f*ck anywhere to give.


Egypt voted for Morsi.

Regardless of whether or not you liked him, that's democracy.
 
2013-06-18 12:56:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Egypt traded one police state for another, based on Sky Wizards and fairy tales. I can't seem to find a f*ck anywhere to give.

Egypt voted for Morsi.

Regardless of whether or not you liked him, that's democracy.


Fine, they made their bed, they can lie in it.
 
2013-06-18 12:57:50 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mrtraveler01: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Egypt traded one police state for another, based on Sky Wizards and fairy tales. I can't seem to find a f*ck anywhere to give.

Egypt voted for Morsi.

Regardless of whether or not you liked him, that's democracy.

Fine, they made their bed, they can lie in it.


No one is arguing this.
 
2013-06-18 12:58:56 PM  

King Something: Bondith: Step 1: Educated elite remove brutal dictator.
Step 2: Universal elections.
Step 3: Goatfarking majority votes for goatfarking regressive candidates.
Result: Goatfarkery.

You said "goatfarking" twice.


I like...talking about goatfarking.

/was hoping someone would catch that
 
2013-06-18 01:01:06 PM  
Michelle Bachmann and Rand Paul were right. Their critics wrong.

"A decision to waive the conditions on military aid would send the wrong message to the Egyptian government that U.S. taxpayers will subsidize the Egyptian military while it continues to oversee the crackdown on civil society and to commit human rights abuses," they wrote. "No credible assessment of the situation in Egypt can conclude that the Egyptian government is 'implementing policies to protect freedom of expression, association, and religion, and due process of law.' "

Mrtraveler01: Egypt wasn't that much better off under Mubarak IMHO.


Likewise, Cambodia wasn't a great place before Pol Pot either. And what's up with whistling past a graveyard, anyways?

I think it matters quite a bit to the minority populace which lives in fear of being raped, robbed, and killed every day now.
 
2013-06-18 01:01:21 PM  
Yeah, I have to agree... I think I'm all out of farks to give to these ass clown countries. Call me when we solve all the social issues here in the USA first, than maybe we will see what we can do for you.

/really sick of this country and it's "NEED" to send public money over seas... make a fund, call it a day, stop sending my tax dollars there, fix shiat HERE first.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-18 01:01:33 PM  

randomjsa: And those of us that said this was precisely and exactly what was going to happen... That the Muslim Brotherhood would take over... Were decried as Islamophobes and paranoid freaks.


If you think that the chaos that follows the crumbling of an absolutist political system is the result of Islam, then you are most certainly an Islamophobe.

The American Revolution, French Revolution, Russian Revolution and Chinese Revolution were all followed by periods of excessive chaos and corruption without the benefit of the Islamic faith. It takes years for the chaos to subside and the rule of law to be reestablished. It is by no means a uniquely Islamic problem, it's a historical inevitability.

And if you think you were the only ones predicting that Egypt's problems ran deeper than Mubarak, then you were (unsurprisingly) not paying attention to what anyone else was saying.
 
2013-06-18 01:02:29 PM  
Strange how this kind of thing still isn't happening in Iraq. Bombings and attacks, yes, but not total government takeover by fanatics and deployment of the military against unarmed protesters.

/and there is no mass exodus... in fact, they're taking in a lot of the people fleeing Egypt
//almost like one commander in chief really did know what they were doing, and another commander in chief did not
 
2013-06-18 01:02:38 PM  

Ivo Shandor: unlikely: On the up side, if you want to vacation in Egypt right now, you can get 12 days at a five-star resort including airfare for around 1600 a person

A co-worker recently came back from a vacation there. It sounds like it is actually a great time to go, as long as you stick to the tourist spots and have local guides.


Better hurry.  Those cultural treasures like the Pyramids and the Sphinx aren't going to be around much longer, from the sound of it.
 
2013-06-18 01:12:02 PM  
Bu... but we were promised that that would not happen!

How can a religious group take hold after an ousting of a secular dictator?  It's practically unheard of in the mideast.
 
2013-06-18 01:13:07 PM  

Joe Blowme: islam, is there anything it cant fark up?



Honor-killing?
 
2013-06-18 01:13:49 PM  
theflyingcameldotorg.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-18 01:15:23 PM  
Hopefully, this will discredit the Muslim Brotherhood for good over there, and next time they vote for the secular reformists whose revolution they hijacked. If this farker doesn't deliver, he'll be out on his ass soon enough.

Considering we had fark-all to do with removing Mubarek, should we feel responsible in any way for the way Egyptians voted? Hell farking no.
 
2013-06-18 01:16:45 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Strange how this kind of thing still isn't happening in Iraq. Bombings and attacks, yes, but not total government takeover by fanatics and deployment of the military against unarmed protesters.

/and there is no mass exodus... in fact, they're taking in a lot of the people fleeing Egypt
//almost like one commander in chief really did know what they were doing, and another commander in chief did not



Subtle. You'll probably get a few bites.
7.8/10
 
2013-06-18 01:19:52 PM  
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'That's Cairo, Snake, you don't want to go in there.  It's run by the Duke. Everybody knows that.'
 
2013-06-18 01:24:20 PM  

dl.dropboxusercontent.com

 
2013-06-18 01:24:27 PM  
Freedom is chaos
 
2013-06-18 01:24:59 PM  

traylor: [theflyingcameldotorg.files.wordpress.com image 750x600]


I heard he was dead.
 
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