Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/3/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/3/2011Violence continues on the streets of Cairo, with opponents and supporters of President Mubarak clashing with rocks, sticks, and occasional gunfire. More people have been killed, although the exact number is uncertain. Foreign journalists have been attacked and detained. One report says that Hezbollah members who escaped from prison in Egypt have made it to Lebanon. The AFL-CIO and ICTU are publicly supporting the revolution.

The United States is pressing President Mubarak to step down now, but the president says he cannot do that, or Egypt would descend into chaos.

In other news, a Buddhist monk was arrested in Bhutan for violating the country’s anti-smoking law by using chewing tobacco. He may be subject to five years’ imprisonment if convicted.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/3/2011

  1. Report: Political Correctness Prevented FBI, DoD from Stopping Maj. Hasan

    Today the Senate Homeland Security Committee released an independent report on the Ft. Hood shootings. The 91 page report is titled A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the US Government’s Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack. The gist of it is that the FBI and Hasan’s superiors had more than enough information to prevent the shootings and likely would have done so if not for political correctness.

  2. Barack Obama, George Soros and Zbigniew Brzezinski are behind the fall of Egypt and the coming Islamic Revolution

    Obama and the Shadow Socialist Group Behind Egypt’s Fall made it possible for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over. For those of you who don’t know, Brzezinski is the same man who supervised the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979 under Jimmy Carter.

  3. As a man who is both living in Europe and who works for the State Department, I feel it is my duty to comment…

    A quick example suffices to make my point. As is now well-known, USG has come down squarely on the side of the protesters in Egypt, calling for Mubarak to step down. In doing so, we have trumpeted the right of the Egyptian people to freedom of speech and assembly and their right to petition to government as to their greivances.

    In this respect, Fjordman is quite correct: USG is an enemy not only of its people but of the European people. While it is true that the European elite is as compromised on the USG-led ideology as the U.S. elite is, the fact on the ground here is that the common European people have NOT bought into this view. Among the common folk here, even on the left, there is much less tolerance for “diversity” than among average Americans. Thus, the reaction begins quicker.




  4. As usual American politicians have exhibited their eternal naivitee’. They want an ally like Mubarak who is known to be a dictator surrounded by corrupt cronies to surrender power peacefully and gradually to one of his cronies while the whole nation is asking for his ouster. Show me one incident in history where this was made possible … The French Revolution? Caucescu? … need I say more? … Wake up Obama and do what is required of a man of your stature and save the Egyptians from bloodshed and a possible Islamist take over … Tell him to get out !!


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