Video: Egyptian protests turning violent; Update: Shots fired?

posted at 9:30 am on February 2, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

What happens when pro-government protesters meet anti-government protesters in the streets of Cairo? Predictably, both sides get violent. CNN reports that for the moment the violence consists mostly of throwing shoes and rocks, but with no security to be seen at Tahrir Square, the violence is starting to spread:

This appears to be Hosni Mubarak’s answer to demands that he leave office immediately. Until yesterday, pro-government rallies had either not materialized or had been so low-key as to not attract much attention. Suddenly these rallies have begun appearing, and Tahrir Square is a high-profile location for them.

Why now? The army had already said that it would not intervene in the demonstrations as long as they remained peaceful and supported the “legitimate demands” of the people. If Mubarak wanted to get the army off the sidelines, the best way to do so would be to instigate violence and force the army’s hand.

However, that’s a dangerous game. Once violence starts, the leaders on the streets will be those most accustomed to it and most steeled against concerns over collateral damage. If the army doesn’t take the bait, what had been a pro-democracy push on the streets could easily turn into a radical Islamist putsch.

Update (AP): Your understatement of the day, courtesy of the Times: “President Obama’s calls for a rapid transition to a new order in Egypt seemed eclipsed on Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators for and against President Hosni Mubarak, some on horses and camels, fought running battles in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square.” What’s the White House going to say about Mubarak rolling out his goon squad to clear the Square? Are we still in “orderly transition” mode, or is it now time for “Mubarak must go”?

Update (AP): Also, where’s the allegedly heroic Egyptian army while this is going on? Quote:

What about the Egyptian Army, which won accolades from the U.S. for not suppressing the anti-government demonstrations? It’s taking a hands-off approach, telling demonstrators that since everyone involved is a civilian, soldiers are not going to take sides. That’s according to anti-regime demonstrator Salma Eltarzi, who told Al Jazeera that she sees Mubarak’s game plan at work…

Al Jazeera reports that at least one building by the square has been set on fire. Coverage of the Army is now extremely critical: while soldiers have apparently set up some personnel carriers as barriers between the two sides, they haven’t stopped what the network described as a pro-government mob from pulling someone into its crowd and evidently beating him. Sultan al-Qassemi of The National tweets, referring to the defense minister and Army chief of staff, “Shame on the Egyptian Army. This is as low as they can get. What are Tantawi & Anan waiting for, a massacre or a stampede? Disgusting.”

Update (AP): Did the army know this was coming? A military spokesman went on TV this morning to tell protesters that their voices have been heard and that it’s now time to go home and restore “stability.” Maybe that was their way of trying to clear the Square peacefully before the goons rolled in and tried to do it by force.

Update (Ed): Reuters reports that shots have been fired in Tahrir Square, although no one knows by whom; the army denies firing any shots.


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True conservatives: We don’t want government anywhere. But please, Mubarak, roll tanks over those who want even the minimal level of freedom.

The sheer hypocrisy of true conservatives and the hatred which fills their heart is just amazing.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Take a smoke break there buddy, that straw man must’ve been tiring to construct.

Inanemergencydial on February 2, 2011 at 11:41 AM

People with no agenda instinctively know the answer to this: No, it does not. But if you’re looking for chaos, death-matches, and you wanna keep the fires burning in Cairo then it’s the way to go for a revolution, man!

RepubChica on February 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Right now the MB is as weak as it will get. It gains power and credibility every moment we stay away. We need to find the sane option to the MB and back them.

We need to fill the void with something other than the MB.

I would agree that a 6 month peaceful transition would be better, but I don’t think it is possible. Look at what is happening. This is not peaceful, this is very nearly civil war.

These people want change now. And probably because they know if they go home, Mubarak’s promise is void.

Mubarak has promised reform for years. And the reality has been the opposite.

How we react today and tomorrow will determine whether they trust us going forward.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 11:44 AM

The sheer hypocrisy of true conservatives and the hatred which fills their heart is just amazing.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Oh, go choke on a big one. Let me guess–you just found out last week about the plight of Egyptians under a 30-year dictatorship and are ready to get all Weather Underground at anyone suggesting that a sudden shift of power into the wrong hands might not be the best idea for Egypt and her people and the strategic interests of the USA? Say hi to Bernadine for me.

RepubChica on February 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM

those who want even the minimal level of freedom.

What level is that? Facebook? twitter?

Greed on February 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM

“Anderson Cooper punched in the head” made me laugh.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 9:46 AM

He learned not to call the Egyptian demonstrators “camelbaggers”.

scrubjay on February 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Rush is on this.
Ernesto and rightistliberal might want to listen.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM

“Anderson Cooper punched in the head” made me laugh.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 9:46 AM

He learned not to call the Egyptian demonstrators “camelbaggers”.

scrubjay on February 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM

How is this level of violence possible? Does Egyptian TV even carry Palin or Beck? Hmmmmmm, they must be getting it over the Internet, time to hit the kill switch.

29Victor on February 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Good point by Rush……..why so many signs in English?
I thought the protest are for Egyptians?
Those commies are such phonies.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Rush Limbaugh: noted expert on west Asian revolutions and political history.

ernesto on February 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Rush Limbaugh: noted expert on west Asian revolutions and political history.

ernesto on February 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM

I bet as much as most people posting comments on this thread.

Greed on February 2, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Oh, go choke on a big one. Let me guess–you just found out last week about the plight of Egyptians under a 30-year dictatorship and are ready to get all Weather Underground at anyone suggesting that a sudden shift of power into the wrong hands might not be the best idea for Egypt and her people and the strategic interests of the USA? Say hi to Bernadine for me.

Ha! Can you locate Egypt on the world map? Last i checked Fox news couldn’t. Just saying.

And such touching concern for Egyptian people. Voila! Wonderful.

I mean some geniuses on this website are claiming that folks on horses and camels are among the protestors themselves bashing each other heads. Others are claiming Egyptians just don’t deserve freedom and democracy.

Let me guess: Your forefathers owned slaves because those n* couldn’t do any self-governance.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Fox: Yemen ‘Prez’ says he won’t run again… hmmm

Ugly on February 2, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Oh, wow did you guys just get promised a raise?
Chris Matthews thinks the Panama Canal is in the middle east and Rachel Maddow thinks……..well who cares.
Every one deserves freedom and democracy, that is not what this is about, and you are either foolish or complicit.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Good point by Rush……..why so many signs in English?
I thought the protest are for Egyptians?
Those commies are such phonies.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM

There are almost no signs in English.

Maybe he saw one of the demonstrations in America.

I’ve been watching and there are very very few signs in English.

It isn’t like Rush to be so wrong. But he is not up to speed on this.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Last i checked Fox news couldn’t. Just saying.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM

This is why we mock you.

Inanemergencydial on February 2, 2011 at 12:49 PM

I suspect that we are being served great heaps of spin on this story. The narrative is being pushed by OUR media that those protesting in favor of Mubarak are ‘paid thugs’. Sounds a bit like Assholerod disparaging the Tea Party doesn’t it?

So are we to assume then that the motives of the anti-Mubarak protesters are as pure as the driven snow? None of them have been sent by the Muslim Brotherhood? None of them are in the employ of SEIU/ACORN-like thug organizations? None of them are in the employ of opposition parties or prospective presidential candidates?

Let’s have a little more skepticism please, for the motives of both sides.

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 12:50 PM

You guys! Rush too! You are not paying attention!!!!!

Stop with the knee jerk reactions.

There are not signs in English, remarkably so! That is the normal thing… but not this time!

Watch the live feeds.

No death to the USA. No burning in effigy. Nothing like that! Not even much death to Israel.

There were signs with signs of David on Mubarak’s face.

Almost nothing in English.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Let me guess: Your forefathers owned slaves because those n* couldn’t do any self-governance.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Stop it.

You have no idea who these people are. You are calling names…

They are just wrong. You are evil.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:52 PM

No death to the USA. No burning in effigy. Nothing like that! Not even much death to Israel.

There were signs with signs of David on Mubarak’s face.

Almost nothing in English.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1
2:50 PM

Umm, have you taken a look at Drudge lately? Christiane Amanpour is reporting she and her crew were surrounded by a mob screaming how much they hate America. Anderson Cooper was hit 10 times in the head.

KickandSwimMom on February 2, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I suspect that we are being served great heaps of spin on this story. The narrative is being pushed by OUR media that those protesting in favor of Mubarak are ‘paid thugs’. Sounds a bit like Assholerod disparaging the Tea Party doesn’t it?

So are we to assume then that the motives of the anti-Mubarak protesters are as pure as the driven snow? None of them have been sent by the Muslim Brotherhood? None of them are in the employ of SEIU/ACORN-like thug organizations? None of them are in the employ of opposition parties or prospective presidential candidates?

Let’s have a little more skepticism please, for the motives of both sides.

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 12:50 PM

I’m sure there is some of that… but I know they are suspect but watch the live feed from AlJazeera. Put on your best cynic eyes… so you can filter out what you can.

This is the best coverage. You can see with your own eyes.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM

There are almost no signs in English.

Maybe he saw one of the demonstrations in America.

I’ve been watching and there are very very few signs in English.

It isn’t like Rush to be so wrong. But he is not up to speed on this.

Even your own Pravda says Rush is right.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/egypt-protests-antimubara_1_n_816397.html#s232942
Remember the word “many” that may be helpful.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Umm, have you taken a look at Drudge lately? Christiane Amanpour is reporting she and her crew were surrounded by a mob screaming how much they hate America. Anderson Cooper was hit 10 times in the head.

KickandSwimMom on February 2, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I saw earlier that Cooper was attacked.

But that is a small part of this story. I’ve been watching for days and there has been remarkably little of this!!!!

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Chris Matthews thinks the Panama Canal is in the middle east and Rachel Maddow thinks……..well who cares.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM

haha! Prefect. Ermm

Ugly on February 2, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Even your own Pravda says Rush is right.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/egypt-protests-antimubara_1_n_816397.html#s232942
Remember the word “many” that may be helpful.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 12:56 PM

I dont’ know who you are but don’t speak that way to me.

Go back to what ever hole you came out of.

I’m a regular here and I am as conservative as they come.

I don’t give a rip what Huffington says.

I’ve been watching this for days.

If they have turned against the US that is a new thing and since it happened on the same day that these pro-Mubarak people came that is highly suspect.

For days there has been almost no anti-Americanism.

Is that real? Or is this the plant?

I dont’ know and neither do you.

But I know it wasn’t there before.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM

There were signs in english on the first day, then things changed, now things are changing again. This situation is fluid or do you argue with that as well?

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Look around the world petunia before the rioting.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM

This is just an observation: Egypt turns back on their internet capabilities and President Obama calls for Mubarak to step down immediately yesterday. The answer from pro Mubarak supporters is go f**k yourself.

Why didn’t Obama just keep his mouth shut instead of pouring fuel on the anti-Mubarak fire??? Hummmm?

Rovin on February 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Boy King lost his “mojo” while he still thinks he has some sort of Midas touch. This applies to sports as well.

ProudPalinFan on February 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

The latest global polling done shows that the people of Egypt have only a 40% approval of the U.S. Even worse, when polled in 2010, only 3% of Egyptians had a positive view of Israel. What do you suppose that may mean in the future?

KickandSwimMom on February 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM

I mean some geniuses on this website are claiming that folks on horses and camels are among the protestors themselves bashing each other heads.
rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33

this is how it works

I think all of you should be shot i hate you all you dumb asses.
rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM

See you didnt write that but i made it look that way to turn people against you. Now if everybody saw that they would think you did it.

Greed on February 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

If Palin got blamed for Arizona the Obama gets blamed
for the escalation of violence in Egypt and any deaths that occur.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

ernesto on February 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Really? So do you think Hamas is a violent terrorist organization?

antisocial on February 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

you’re talking about the BLM here, ain’t gonna happen…they will never place the blame on dear leader…he’s just trying to help

cmsinaz on February 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Let me guess: Your forefathers owned slaves because those n* couldn’t do any self-governance.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM

This is what you’re bringing to the table?

Really?

nico on February 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Let me guess: Your forefathers owned slaves because those n* couldn’t do any self-governance.

rightistliberal on February 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Okie dokie, Lil Louie Farakhan. You’ve got issues. If American slavery is your pet issue then take it up with the tribal African kings. If vengeance and conquest wasn’t so high on their 17th century lists (not to mention riches), the African slave trade wouldn’t have been as lucrative and successful and widespread as it was. It was a partnership of two evils. Not one.

RepubChica on February 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM

As the vacuum and chaos has increased so too has the English signs and Anti-American/Israeli elements.

anuts on February 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

If Palin got blamed for Arizona the Obama gets blamed
for the escalation of violence in Egypt and any deaths that occur.

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Dont’ bring Palin into this.

I wish to high Heaven that we had a different President than Obama. But we don’t.

I’m interested in what happens next.

Mubarak is gone.

By his own words in 6 months time there will be a different leader there.

We have to deal with the reality of what is happening, not what we wish were happening.

Yes, Egyptians don’t like us. That is even more reason to handle this with intelligence. We need to figure out some way not to let the MB take over.

I believe that the MB is as weak right this moment as it will get.

Now is the time we find a side to support that is not Mubarak and not MB. If we don’t figure this out there is zero chance Israel survives.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM
As the vacuum and chaos has increased so too has the English signs and Anti-American/Israeli elements.

anuts on February 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Well, I am on the West Coast so I didn’t start watching until it was almost time for the curfew. I saw lots of violence and not much signage.

I don’t know about the first day. I didn’t really pay that much attention on that first day.

I don’t think this is aimed at us. I think they are trying to change their own government and I think they will be successful.

And we need to find someone to back.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

I believe that the MB is as weak right this moment as it will get.

Now is the time we find a side to support that is not Mubarak and not MB. If we don’t figure this out there is zero chance Israel survives.

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I wouldn’t be so sure that MB is all that weak at the moment. The video below seems to suggest they have some clout given that the Prime Minister is even considering meeting with them:

http://www.memri.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/63/0/2788.htm

I also believe the longer Mubarak stays in power up until the elections the better (ie friendlier to US/Israel–relatively, of course) the replacement. The quicker it happens increases the chance of some Islamist entity (ie Muslim Brotherhood) fills the vacuum.

anuts on February 2, 2011 at 1:37 PM

petunia on February 2, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Umm, have you taken a look at Drudge lately? Christiane Amanpour is reporting she and her crew were surrounded by a mob screaming how much they hate America. Anderson Cooper was hit 10 times in the head.

KickandSwimMom on February 2, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I have seen many signs in English. Where ever the US media points their cameras the protesters are prepared to flash ENGLISH messages so that the Western World understands them. Seems silly to deny that it is not happening.

Geochelone on February 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Does anyone really think that CNN would show interest in protesters that like the USA?

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Ok, a first hand report, I just got out of Cairo and it was scary as hell. I was due to fly out on a Lufthansa flight last Thursday night, but the curfew put an end to that. On the way to the airport we were turned back by mobs, we were in a private car. Everywhere we went the police were demanding bribes and we ran out of money. Our Egyptian hosts arranged for a private plane to fly us to the Libyan border, I have a visa for Libya so was able to enter the country and make my way to Benghazi and then to Tripoli where I caught a BA flight to London. Got back yesterday. God, thank you, it was an ordeal.

The people on the street are nuts, they don’t care about anything and will do anything, burn, pillage and loot. The people with whom I work are top of the line pro-government and keep the country running. Their lives are in danger and just today received an e mail saying they had to fight in their neighborhoods to keep alive and keep their homes from being looted. Folks, it is very ugly there. Don’t ask what is going to happen because there are just too many variables to figure out. When my head clears I may try to share some experiences.

hip shot on February 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM

hip shot on February 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Very interesting post.

strictnein on February 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM

hip shot on February 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Wow. Incredible report. Thank you. Glad you and yours are safe and prayers for your friends in Egypt.

aquaviva on February 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM

hip shot on February 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Welcome home.

Christien on February 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 5:53 AM

Of course, the state-run media is blaming this on Mubarak supporters(?)

Anderson Cooper was punched by the mob at Tahrir Square today.

The CNN reporter had to flee the mob at Tahrir Square.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:

CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted, “Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration.”

Cooper then escaped to the roof of a nearby building, where he said on air: “We were in a crowd and we were just set upon.”

Cooper told CNN’s live blog that the attackers “pushed and shoved the CNN crew and punched them in the head… but no one was seriously hurt.”

UPDATE: An Aljazeera reporter was reportedly stabbed on the square today.

maverick muse on February 2, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Catch the video @ the 2:33 link for the young Egyptian woman’s quote, “For the first time in my adult life I’m proud to be Egyptian.” mimic michelle O.

maverick muse on February 2, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Egypt is in chaos.

On the MSM reporting, CONSIDER THE SOURCE, knowing the source’s vested interests.

When the Tea Party marched on Washington DC last July, the MSM refused coverage of the event except to ridicule it as a non-event featuring ignorant hicks and racist bigots. So whatever the MSM says now about Egypt, know well the bias is pro-Islamofascist revolution.

As I stated on the first day of Egypt’s rioting, Obama/Hillary never saw a riot they didn’t join. Their own statement proves it to be their ideology, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

American Thinker’s article from an Egyptian academic is a must read for those of us not Egyptian:

The Story of the Egyptian Revolution
By Sam Tadros

maverick muse on February 2, 2011 at 2:42 PM

maverick muse on February 2, 2011 at 2:42 PM

It is a must read. A realy contrast to the story we are getting here.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

realy=real. sorry.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM

We have our own experience with the (r)e(v)01utionary rioting for 81@ck $upremacy that involved the American Muslim Brotherhood of Malcolm X along with the h81@ck panthers.

America’s own rioting in the late 1960s established the movement from which Obama emerged. The rioting was sponsored by the American domestic terrorists, children of the Ivy League elitists, Ivy League students, SDS/Weathermen. “Burn Baby Burn!” was the outcry and our cities were rioted, businesses and homes looted, and arson used to destroy entire downtown districts and neighborhoods by that particular segment of our American population. And ALL their violence followed government federal programs already functioning that “empowered” this segment of our American population with “free” food stamps, welfare, equal opportunity programs for education and employment (quotas to statistically favor the minority applicant), student loans, farm loans, home loans, ALL TAX SUBSIDIZED, all available and ready to plunder through fraud and corruption to enrich the very “victims” through subsidies. BUT NEVER ENOUGH. Even now, never enough subsidies as that segment of the American population demands reparations upon reparations upon reparations.

maverick muse on February 2, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Yesterday’s announcement from the IMF is that they are financing the institution of the new Egyptian government upon political/economic lines established by the IMF standards (globalist Marxism). The IMF threatened to unleash war on those populations/nations that attempt to maintain national sovereignty that won’t accommodate the international banking system’s power based interventions in global events.

What happens in Egypt, CA Gov. Brown PROMISES to bring upon California, rioting and warfare for all who don’t welcome their bankruptcy bail-out financial agreements obligating taxpayers to never be able to repay, even if CA gets the funding to repay the arrangement.

That the globalist banks dress their aid as if to spread the wealth to enforce “income equality” is revealing.

NO MORE STATE/NATION SOVEREIGN STATUS.

maverick muse on February 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Civil War

~ Shep

Yep

Ugly on February 2, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Gabe on February 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Gabe, I always agree with you!

Gob on February 2, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Shep speaking to himself. Classic.

Ugly on February 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Reuters reports that shots have been fired in Tahrir Square, although no one knows by whom; the army denies firing any shots.

uh oh.

ted c on February 2, 2011 at 4:05 PM

hip shot on February 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Thank God you made it safely home.

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Thank you M. muse. Have long found AT factual.

Posted on another thread that LSM is unreliable in all other areas so those seeking info on Egypt must go elsewhere. Well not quite: it was more along the line of why should we believe LSM now?

With the AT info, the pronouncements of our weak leader trying to gain credibility by telling another failed weak leader to behave is ludicrous. Even with the return of his echo chamber, it won’t work.

The US started a quite civil rebellion in 2009. It was called Tea Party after an event in Boston long ago. With America’s heritage of liberty, there was no need for Egyptian riots. The successful election of 2010 has served notice that America is not a D’rat nanny state yet. The pusch of 2008 has done damage but Americans can see the way to restore our liberties. Slowly, peacefully while having the world’s only 2nd amendment.

Caststeel on February 2, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Whom to blame? There are so many to choose from. Let’s see if I can figure it out.

Sara Palin, while at a Tea Party rally being shown on FOX News, had a conference call with George Bush and Benjamin Netanyahu laying out plans for Walmart and the Oil Companies to funnel the money not given to COLA through the NRA to buy the guns Israel will smuggle into Egypt to instigate the violence. Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck lauded the plan on their shows.

/sarcasm

hadsil on February 2, 2011 at 4:39 PM

hadsil on February 2, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Maybe you should bold ‘sarcasm’, otherwise Rachel Maddeau might miss it and run with it.

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 4:57 PM

See what playing nice in the arena of Foreign Policy with these barbarians has accomplished in the past two years? The entire Middle East is on the verge of becoming a Caliphate, surrounding Israel,(Please pray for Israel, by the way.)and Islamic Terrorists are on the cusp of having nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

This is Smart Power?

kingsjester on February 2, 2011 at 5:17 PM

It is probably likely that our news from the msm is distorted for domestic consumption. However watching Al-Jeezera is not like watching CSPAN. They are also spinning things to push their own message. English signs would tend to appear more on Western footage as those who would carry English signs are savy enough to know who the western broadcasters are. There’s no need to parade them in front of an Al-Jazeera film crew.

shmendrick on February 2, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Ernesto – I see you played your dishonest games again. You know the whole discount what Rush says simply because of that uproar about him mocking the Chinese leader. Nice work. I can count on you.

On a side note: Do you still do it? You know what I mean.

CWforFreedom on February 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Ignorance
Submission
Lies
Autocracy
Madness

You are what you bow to.

profitsbeard on February 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Geez louise, that’s crazy. Get some rest, I’m looking forward to your thoughts!

galenrox on February 3, 2011 at 3:16 AM

lol, forgot

hip shot on February 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM

galenrox on February 3, 2011 at 3:16 AM

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