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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 08:27 PM
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32. Many think they are the same and they aren't. You and I don't, but yes, there are lots who do
which is quite sad (not you and I but those who see them all as the same).
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  -Why were the Egyptian protesters able to succeed where the Libyan protesters have not? oberliner  Mar-06-11 06:42 PM   #0 
  - The Egyptian army was unwilling to fire on their fellows. The Libyan army is different, is willing  uppityperson   Mar-06-11 06:44 PM   #1 
  - But what accounts for that difference?  oberliner   Mar-06-11 06:54 PM   #8 
     - Qaddafi is paying  NJCher   Mar-06-11 06:59 PM   #9 
     - ...And ordering anyone who disobeys him to be executed. If Libya wants freedom  CommonSensePLZ   Mar-06-11 08:29 PM   #33 
     - Because the armies are different sorts is my thought  uppityperson   Mar-06-11 07:00 PM   #10 
     - Don't forget that Gaddafi also kills his own troops who refuse to shoot their neighbors.  Raksha   Mar-06-11 07:56 PM   #25 
     - Mercenaries.  WinkyDink   Mar-06-11 07:56 PM   #24 
  - Er....guns? Real bullets?  MichiganVote   Mar-06-11 06:45 PM   #2 
  - Khadafi is crazier than Mubarak, and more willing to have people shot.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-06-11 06:45 PM   #3 
  - Gaddhafi has had willing trigger men. Whether loyalists or mercenaries,  tekisui   Mar-06-11 06:45 PM   #4 
  - Khadafi-Gaddhafi--- God-awful.........  panader0   Mar-06-11 06:51 PM   #6 
     - It is difficult to translate between languages/alphabets.  uppityperson   Mar-06-11 07:01 PM   #11 
        - I meant the man is God-awful  panader0   Mar-06-11 07:47 PM   #20 
           - gotcha, I very much agree. He used to be awful, now is god-awful  uppityperson   Mar-06-11 08:21 PM   #30 
  - Because the Eyptian military and the US military  tabatha   Mar-06-11 06:47 PM   #5 
  - Very interesting insights  oberliner   Mar-06-11 06:53 PM   #7 
     - Links  tabatha   Mar-06-11 07:01 PM   #12 
        - Five or six of their top Generals were at the Pentagon when the protests started. They all train  Pirate Smile   Mar-06-11 07:13 PM   #18 
  - libya is keeping the media out.....we're not seeing the people getting shot  spanone   Mar-06-11 07:02 PM   #13 
  - Another good and important point. Gaddhafi took notes on what happened  tekisui   Mar-06-11 07:06 PM   #15 
  - Professional Army in Egypt. Both Military and Government were close with US who could pressure  Pirate Smile   Mar-06-11 07:03 PM   #14 
  - Libya has oil...  Blue Meany   Mar-06-11 07:08 PM   #16 
  - Gaddafi is bombing them  MedleyMisty   Mar-06-11 07:09 PM   #17 
  - One additional thing I just thought of - Egypt's top $$$ is tourism. Their economy needs  Pirate Smile   Mar-06-11 07:26 PM   #19 
  - That is a good point  oberliner   Mar-06-11 07:47 PM   #21 
  - Because the countries of the ME are not all the same.  JoePhilly   Mar-06-11 07:50 PM   #22 
  - No one thinks they are the same  oberliner   Mar-06-11 07:59 PM   #26 
     - There are many factors ... but here is one ...  JoePhilly   Mar-06-11 08:22 PM   #31 
     - Many think they are the same and they aren't. You and I don't, but yes, there are lots who do  uppityperson   Mar-06-11 08:27 PM   #32 
  - Libya is a fake nation, created by outsiders drawing lines on a map  SoCalDem   Mar-06-11 07:53 PM   #23 
  - Egypt has been a functioning state for thousands of years?  oberliner   Mar-06-11 08:06 PM   #27 
  - Maybe in the end Mubarrak wasn't willing to start a civil war.  Swede   Mar-06-11 08:11 PM   #28 
  - The regimes confronted were very different in nature  robdogbucky   Mar-06-11 08:16 PM   #29 

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