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 Post subject: World is Falling Apart Thread (Be nice;stop changing title)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:31 am 
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Am I the only one astonished by what is happening in North Africa / Southern Middle East?

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:37 am 
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I'm hoping that something better comes out of this mess. It's really nice to see people triumphing over corruption.

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:42 am 
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I hope that the people actually do triumph in this instance. That does not seem to be what is happening in Egypt (which got the ball rolling on this) where the military has grabbed power with both hands.

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:43 am 
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i was also thinking about it looks like multiple countries are taking a look at what the Egyptian people have done and they're tired of being shit on. i for one am proud of these people

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
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Flake wrote:
I hope that the people actually do triumph in this instance. That does not seem to be what is happening in Egypt (which got the ball rolling on this) where the military has grabbed power with both hands.

I prefer to have an optimistic outlook regarding egypt. It's really way too soon to tell what will ultimately be the outcome there.

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
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I think we're forgetting that Tunisia is the country that inspired Egypt with its model of overthrowing its dictator. I really like where this is headed and hope it spreads to even more countries, as long as those transitions to more democratic societies can go smoothly.

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
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Its really too early to say either way. Could this go the way of East Germany and Egypt becomes a proud democratic republic? Or will it go the way of Iran where the revolution ultimately consumes itself? Probably neither.


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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
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I'd like to hear kingmohd's take on what's happening in Bahrain right now.

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
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YoshiEgg25 wrote:
I'd like to hear kingmohd's take on what's happening in Bahrain right now.


I was wondering that same thing. His opinions often stand in interesting contrast. I also hope he is alright. As far as I know, Bahrain has not yet become violent but looking at what happened in Egypt...

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 Post subject: Re: So the Islamic world is kind of falling apart...
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Flake wrote:
I was wondering that same thing. His opinions often stand in interesting contrast. I also hope he is alright. As far as I know, Bahrain has not yet become violent but looking at what happened in Egypt...


There have actually been a handful of deaths and hundreds of injuries in Bahrain, hopefully he's not amongst those.

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