Monday, January 31, 2011
Egypt, the Army, and a Message to Mubarak
In Egypt, the protests continue.
And the message couldn't be clearer.
But Robert Fisk sounds a note of caution.
"They are on our side," the cry went up from the crowds. Somehow, I didn't think so. And those tanks, new to the square, 14 in all that arrived with no slogans painted on them, their soldiers sullen and apprehensive, had not come – as the protesters fondly believed – to protect them.
And wonders whose side the Americans are really on.
I noticed the lead tank's hull bore markings beginning "MFR" – at this point a soldier with a rifle and bayonet fixed was ordered to arrest me so I ran into the crowd and he retreated – but could "MFR" stand for the US Mobile Force Reserve, which keeps its tanks in Egypt? Was this tank column on loan from the Americans?
An eight-year-old Saudi girl has a message for Mubarak.
And I can't stop playing this awesome video.
Freedom, freedom, freedom.
Down with the TYRANT !!!!
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