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(BBC)   Concerned that a build up to civil war isn't moving quickly enough, Egyptian military frees former dictator who provoked the revolution   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 20
    More: Followup, Egyptian Military, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt, Egyptian, court orders, life imprisonments, retrials, clampdown  
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2013-08-21 12:33:03 PM
Did....Did he make them an offer they couldn't refuse?


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2013-08-21 12:33:19 PM
I know it looks bad on its face, but they are following the laws as they are written. Would you rather them ignore the rule of law subs?
 
2013-08-21 12:33:26 PM
I'm not sure I can eat anymore popcorn today.
 
2013-08-21 12:33:53 PM
That is because the USA won't send their military money if he's locked up.
 
2013-08-21 12:34:32 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: I know it looks bad on its face, but they are following the laws as they are written. Would you rather them ignore the rule of law subs?


I know, right?  If they started picking-and-choosing laws, the next thing you know, you've got a coup on your hands.  And nobody wants to deal with that.
 
2013-08-21 12:35:20 PM
A civil war that slaughters tens of thousands of assholes is a good thing as long as they leave the ancient stuff untouched.
 
2013-08-21 12:37:06 PM

Lucky LaRue: I know, right? If they started picking-and-choosing laws, the next thing you know, you've got a coup on your hands. And nobody wants to deal with that.


Its funny, the current US Egyptian diplomat was on All Things Considered a day or two ago and was squirming circles around the question of why is the law important here yet at the same time didn't you ignore the law when deposing a democratically elected president?
 
2013-08-21 12:41:30 PM

Smeggy Smurf: A civil war that slaughters tens of thousands of assholes is a good thing as long as they leave the ancient stuff untouched.


Amazing how often anarchy results in "ancient stuff" getting looted or destroyed (as per the whim of the person involved).
 
2013-08-21 12:42:21 PM
Dictators in the Middle East are looking better all the time. Their cultural/religious inclinations seem to trend that way

*runs away*
 
2013-08-21 12:48:44 PM
Lets see...... for 40 years Egypt is a secular, law abiding, nation that is a force for stability and peace int eh region.

Then some islamic radicals get support from our President and overthrow Mubarak, who is admittedly a dictator.

Then we have a couple years of absolute chaos, ethnic and religious cleansing, riots, terrorism, threats of war, etc.....

And you think that Mubarak is the one who will start a Civil War?

Put him on a ballot and see what happens.
 
2013-08-21 12:51:31 PM

stevarooni: Smeggy Smurf: A civil war that slaughters tens of thousands of assholes is a good thing as long as they leave the ancient stuff untouched.

Amazing how often anarchy results in "ancient stuff" getting looted or destroyed (as per the whim of the person involved).


It's a good thing that's not our old stuff.
 
2013-08-21 01:09:04 PM

archichris: Lets see...... for 40 years Egypt is a secular, law abiding, nation that is a force for stability and peace int eh region.

Then some islamic radicals get support from our President and overthrow Mubarak, who is admittedly a dictator.

Then we have a couple years of absolute chaos, ethnic and religious cleansing, riots, terrorism, threats of war, etc.....

And you think that Mubarak is the one who will start a Civil War?

Put him on a ballot and see what happens.


I think enough of the populace will remember the 40 years of dictatorship.
 
2013-08-21 01:11:51 PM
I think they now prefer the 40 years of peaceful dictatorship over the nutbag Islamists after seeing what they do when they are in power.

We fund the military so they can prevent crazies from being in charge and crazy. If we really do abandon them, the Russians step right in.
 
2013-08-21 01:12:04 PM
This is hardly surprising when you realize the military has always been composed of people put into place by Mubarak.

As are the Courts.

Also those who control the nation's infrastructure.

It's only the regular citizens who ever opposed him.
 
2013-08-21 02:55:38 PM

archichris: Lets see...... for 40 years Egypt is a secular, law abiding, nation that is a force for stability and peace int eh region.

Then some islamic radicals get support from our President and overthrow Mubarak, who is admittedly a dictator.

Then we have a couple years of absolute chaos, ethnic and religious cleansing, riots, terrorism, threats of war, etc.....

And you think that Mubarak is the one who will start a Civil War?

Put him on a ballot and see what happens.


Ballot nothing.  He's probably going straight up to the throne.  Or whatever it is.
 
2013-08-21 03:02:00 PM

ZzeusS: archichris: Lets see...... for 40 years Egypt is a secular, law abiding, nation that is a force for stability and peace int eh region.

Then some islamic radicals get support from our President and overthrow Mubarak, who is admittedly a dictator.

Then we have a couple years of absolute chaos, ethnic and religious cleansing, riots, terrorism, threats of war, etc.....

And you think that Mubarak is the one who will start a Civil War?

Put him on a ballot and see what happens.

Ballot nothing.  He's probably going straight up to the throne.  Or whatever it is.


They had a ballot.

Then the forces Mubarak controls decided to pull a coup after they didn't win.
 
2013-08-21 03:31:28 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: I know it looks bad on its face, but they are following the laws as they are written. Would you rather them ignore the rule of law subs?


He hasn't been released yet. Lets see what they think of those laws.

If I were Mubarak, and got released, I'd get the fark out of dodge. He must still have a few billions stashed.
 
2013-08-21 03:51:30 PM
Dictator released to become the 'new' dictator. signed: Israel and the U.S.

/Democracy destroyed because people in the middle east are not allowed to rule themselves.
 
2013-08-21 04:55:12 PM
Miss me yet?
 
2013-08-21 09:45:49 PM

give me doughnuts: archichris: Lets see...... for 40 years Egypt is a secular, law abiding, nation that is a force for stability and peace int eh region.

Then some islamic radicals get support from our President and overthrow Mubarak, who is admittedly a dictator.

Then we have a couple years of absolute chaos, ethnic and religious cleansing, riots, terrorism, threats of war, etc.....

And you think that Mubarak is the one who will start a Civil War?

Put him on a ballot and see what happens.

I think enough of the populace will remember the 40 years of dictatorship.


Where does that come from? I remember the USA saying that killing protesters was unacceptable but not too much more.
 
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