If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   Answers to the five main questions about the Egypt situation that even an American can understand   (cnn.com) divider line 77
    More: Interesting, Egypt, Americans, Al Ahram, Fareed Zakaria, unrest, Egyptian Constitution, Muslim Brotherhood  
•       •       •

10255 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Jul 2013 at 1:54 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



77 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-07-05 12:47:19 PM  
What's a nubian?
 
2013-07-05 01:57:51 PM  

gopher321: What's a nubian?


They're like an American noob but African in origin.  You can still beat them in Halo
 
2013-07-05 02:00:58 PM  
"...may lead to cutting off aid to Egypt"

Is there any country over there that we DON'T give a $hiatload of "aid" to?  How's about we keep that money to help the USA and quit giving some much of it away?

/billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us
 
2013-07-05 02:01:44 PM  
Short version: both sides are bad, brown and have funny names. I mean, Gen. Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi?
 
2013-07-05 02:02:48 PM  
6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?
 
2013-07-05 02:03:10 PM  
what about teh pyramids
 
2013-07-05 02:03:27 PM  

Okieboy: /billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us


But... but I thought electing Obama would make the world like and respect us again.  Remember?  When everyone said that would happen?

Anyone?
 
2013-07-05 02:04:17 PM  
CNN????   The Zimmerman trial must be in recess
 
2013-07-05 02:05:06 PM  

Okieboy: /billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us


Foreign aid is about 0.2% of GDP.  It has essentially nothing to do with U.S. debt.
 
2013-07-05 02:05:30 PM  

LivingDeadX1: Okieboy: /billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us

But... but I thought electing Obama would make the world like and respect us again.  Remember?  When everyone said that would happen?

Anyone?


I heard Obama promise things you people wouldn't believe
 
2013-07-05 02:05:55 PM  
4.What's the U.S. stance?

That this is a question gets to me.  It's a civil problem in a foreign nation.  The stance of every nation, save Egypt should be "Once it's over, we'll speak to the heads of the new government or the existing government."
 
2013-07-05 02:06:00 PM  
3.What's the military's role?

It's far too simplistic to just talk about what the Egyptian military is doing in 2011 and today.  The military is extremely politically and economically powerful, because of the massive amount of "aid" that they've received from the US since the Camp David accords.  Ironically, the fact that they basically have a stranglehold on the Egyptian economy is probably a big reason for the problems that Egypt has experienced in recent years, and the fact that they're playing such a big role in the recent "revolutions" means that nobody is likely to challenge their role anytime soon.
 
2013-07-05 02:06:08 PM  
He was duly elected and duly kicked out for being a very bad leader. You can argue all day about the legality of the proceedings and get nowhere.  The majority that elected him isn't going to just pack it in and go back to the desert.  It's going to get very ugly and bloody.

Big Gulps huh?  Welp, cya later.
 
2013-07-05 02:06:51 PM  

LewDux: I heard Obama promise things you people wouldn't believe


Attack ships off the shoulder of Orion?
 
2013-07-05 02:06:55 PM  
FTFA:  "The Muslim Brotherhood has not recognized that it has to take into account the 48% that didn't vote for it," CNN's Fareed Zakaria told Wolf Blitzer.


Wait, your supposed to consider the people who lost?  Fark them . . . they lost!
 
2013-07-05 02:06:59 PM  
As soon as the Sharia was outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed.


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-07-05 02:08:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: 6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?


You don't get to ask that question. It's not nice.
 
2013-07-05 02:09:03 PM  

Ambitwistor: LewDux: I heard Obama promise things you people wouldn't believe

Attack ships off the shoulder of Orion?


Or C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate?
 
2013-07-05 02:09:40 PM  

Great Janitor: 4.What's the U.S. stance?

That this is a question gets to me.  It's a civil problem in a foreign nation.  The stance of every nation, save Egypt should be "Once it's over, we'll speak to the heads of the new government or the existing government."


Excluding cases of mass murder of civilians and use of certain types of weapons on combatants, sure.
 
2013-07-05 02:09:46 PM  
Ambitwistor

So what is .2% in real money?  1 billion? 2 billion?
 
2013-07-05 02:13:12 PM  

Rapmaster2000: 6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?


Obama backed Mubarak until the very last minute.
 
2013-07-05 02:13:50 PM  
"stressed that democracy is about more than elections."

What a crock of shiat.
 
2013-07-05 02:14:18 PM  
"The princess is in another castle?"
 
2013-07-05 02:15:11 PM  

Okieboy: So what is .2% in real money?  1 billion? 2 billion?


It's on the order of $50 billion.
 
2013-07-05 02:15:22 PM  

Okieboy: Ambitwistor

So what is .2% in real money?  1 billion? 2 billion?


Compared to how much a military intervention in a country costs, it's nothing. Paying them off to be nice to you is far cheaper than having to pay for the military to solve the problem.
 
2013-07-05 02:16:06 PM  
So, the people with guns are the new leaders? Good reason why we should ALL have weapons.
 
2013-07-05 02:17:59 PM  

Rapmaster2000: 6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?


He doesn't know what he's doing?
 
2013-07-05 02:18:20 PM  

gopher321: What's a nubian?


Shut the fark up!
 
2013-07-05 02:18:34 PM  
So is the Muslim Brotherhood sort of the Middle Eastern equivalent of the Tea Party?
 
2013-07-05 02:18:55 PM  

darth_badger: As soon as the Sharia was outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed.


[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x541]


Some nasty looking chemtrails.

The US gov makes all ours white. They're purty.
 
2013-07-05 02:20:40 PM  

maxx2112: FTFA:  "The Muslim Brotherhood has not recognized that it has to take into account the 48% that didn't vote for it," CNN's Fareed Zakaria told Wolf Blitzer.


Wait, your supposed to consider the people who lost?  Fark them . . . they lost!


They're all on welfare, anyway.
 
2013-07-05 02:22:58 PM  
LivingDeadX1/billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us

But... but I thought electing Obama would make the world like and respect us again.  Remember?  When everyone said that would happen?

Anyone?


Yes, certainly when I was casting my vote for president, I really gave two shiats what Pierre in France thinks about the US.
 
2013-07-05 02:27:39 PM  
Where's your alien protectors now Egypt?
 
2013-07-05 02:31:31 PM  
How about this last one; The removal of Morsy really shows that the military and the police are the ones running Egypt. They ran it under Murbarak (sp?) and they continue to call the shots and the figurehead at the top is just there to take the blame for ills of a decaying society.
 
2013-07-05 02:31:57 PM  

Astorix: Rapmaster2000: 6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?

Obama backed Mubarak until the very last minute.


Of course he did.  Mubarack Obama would always support a member of the Islamicisitic Caliphate.  That's why I voted for Romney.
 
2013-07-05 02:36:58 PM  
4.What's the U.S. stance?


I really have to say I don't get our stance.  It's like we're trying to be friends with our enemies and critical of our friends.

Why bother being chummy with Morsy or decrying that he got toppled if he was with the Muslim Brotherhood and was basically pushing a fundie regime?  Sounds like good riddance.  Also, the Egyptian military prior to the overthrow of Mumbarak, was pretty close to us... our heavy military funding plus training of their officers and joint-exercises.  I would assume the military isn't crazy about taking orders from the brotherhood since they were enemies for decades. But it sounds like Obama is criticizing the military and threatening cutoff of their funding.


I get our concerns about democracy in the region, but we seem to enjoy pissing on our friends.  There is zero point in us trying to be popular with the Muslim Brotherhood so long as we're Israel's pal (a position that we will never negotiate on).  This event is a blessing, but we're not treating it as such.
 
2013-07-05 02:37:35 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Astorix: Rapmaster2000: 6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?

Obama backed Mubarak until the very last minute.

Of course he did.  Mubarack Obama would always support a member of the Islamicisitic Caliphate.  That's why I voted for Romney.


No wonder he's now sponsoring Taliban in Syrian
 
2013-07-05 02:40:51 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I really have to say I don't get our stance.


Basically, it's "we don't like Islamists in power, but we also don't like them getting the idea that political violence is how to solve problems".
 
2013-07-05 02:41:56 PM  
4. What's the U.S. stance?

I can think of at least one American who doesn't understand this.

/unfortunately he's the one who's supposed to be determining it
 
2013-07-05 02:42:04 PM  

Ambitwistor: Basically, it's "we don't like Islamists in power, but we also don't like them getting the idea that political violence is how to solve problems".


Or rather, getting the idea among the non-Islamists, and reinforcing the idea among the Islamists.
 
2013-07-05 02:43:31 PM  

Ambitwistor: Okieboy: /billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us

Foreign aid is about 0.2% of GDP.  It has essentially nothing to do with U.S. debt.


And most of that .2% is functionally bribes.  I might not like giving $3 billion a year to Egypt so they don't attack Israel, but I guarantee that the result of a failed Egyptian attack would cost us way more than $3 billion.  If they screwed up the Suez Canal, I guarantee that it would cost more than $300 Billion.
 
2013-07-05 02:47:15 PM  
Welcome to democracy...same shiatbags as before, but now it's your fault for electing them.
 
2013-07-05 02:47:37 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Astorix: Rapmaster2000: 6.  Why did Obama, the incompetent empty-suit, orchestrate a Muslim takeover of Egypt?

Obama backed Mubarak until the very last minute.

Of course he did.  Mubarack Obama would always support a member of the Islamicisitic Caliphate.  That's why I voted for Romney.


2/10
 
2013-07-05 02:48:58 PM  

LewDux: Short version: both sides are bad, brown and have funny names. I mean, Gen. Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi?


Hey! Who you callin' a Sisi! Dem's fightin' words!
 
2013-07-05 02:51:50 PM  

Galius_Persnickety: Welcome to democracy...same shiatbags as before, but now it's your fault for electing them.


Hey, they used to have a secularist shiatbag, then they elected an Islamist shiatbag.  Change you can believe in.
 
2013-07-05 02:52:57 PM  

gopher321: What's a nubian?


Ermehgerd!!  You used the "N" word!  Whargarbllll!
 
2013-07-05 02:55:13 PM  

Ambitwistor: Okieboy: /billions in debt, still giving it all away to people who hate us

Foreign aid is about 0.2% of GDP.  It has essentially nothing to do with U.S. debt.


That and given the Egyptian military money to purchase American weapons is just a fancy way of subsidizing your own military industry with the added bonus of making the Egyptian military like you.
 
2013-07-05 02:56:02 PM  

Kaw Dawg: Where's your alien protectors now Egypt?


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-05 03:03:22 PM  
Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them. They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it.
 
2013-07-05 03:03:26 PM  

Ex-Texan: "The princess is in another castle?"


That got a laugh out of me.

Here is another thing people need to understand.

The MB has nothing to do with Islam more than its name.
It is just a political party that garnered votes by singing to the people the right tunes.

They did not outlaw all the alcohol sales on Egypt, close the nightclubs/ cabarets nor the casinos.
The most they ever did that was in anyway 'fundie' was when they half-heartedly proposed a ban on bikinis on the beaches, a proposal that just got swatted away.

So, seriously, if you think these guys are in anyway 'pro-Islamic' think again and talk to people on the know.

/actions speak louder than words
 
Displayed 50 of 77 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report