Getting The Arab Spring Beat Out Of You

Egyptian protestors had no idea the consequences of getting put on the cover of Time, but one thing I want to know, who sent Fullerton Police Department to Cairo?

Much of this stuff is absolutely brutal, and I seriously doubt those are rubber bullets being used.

With the first anniversary of the Arab Spring origin, we are left the cold reality that governments do not form in a vacuum, that removing your dictator is only a necessary first step. The other obvious observation is that many parts of the world do not live by the delicate sensibilities we live by, to wit, committing cold blooded murder on protestors seems like an acceptable method of policing rioters in areas of infant governments. These police/soldiers are a bit frenetic in their enforcement protocols, they got big ass sticks (long sticks equals no need for close quarter fighting), no need for formations or shields (the thought of containment is the last thing on their mind, they are all offense) and there is zero worry that some videographer will capture their exploits and make them famous.

The jury is still out on what type of place Egypt, Tunisia or Libya will morph in to. In the last election the Muslim Brotherhood stepped up:

Parties that want an expansion of Islamic law captured a clear majority of the votes in Egypt’s first election since the uprising that ousted longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak, according to results released Sunday.

Whether they turn into another Turkey or Iran, Egypt and Tunisia have neither oil or nukes so they start out from a position of disadvantage, we shall see. But these type of youtube videos peppering the airwaves will not help in sympathy with the west.

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  1. ryansparx

    It’s obviously just a cultural difference. Which, I might add, we should honor and respect and not taint with the lens of our narrow anglo-centric viewpoint. Besides, at least they didn’t do something inhumane like pepper spray them after half an hour of constant warning and chances to disperse peacefully.

    If Amurkkka could pull its head out of the 1%’s ass long enough it could learn a thing or two from these progressive social engineers.

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  2. richtaylor365 *

    I’m concerned about the “Blue Bra” girl and would advise her to get out of town pronto. Once Sharia is established, the authorities will be looking for her becasue she exposed her midsection in front of men, obviously wanting to tempt them into a sinful act. The fact that she was beaten unconscious at the time will not save her from the rock quarry.

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  3. Mississippi Yankee

    Egypt and Tunisia have neither oil or nukes so they start out from a position of disadvantage, we shall see.

    But Egypt does have the Suez Canal,which to a European,is just as important as the Panama Canal is to the west.

    Tunisia on the other hand …

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  4. richtaylor365 *

    It wasnt Fullerton, it was UC Davis police!!

    The reference had to do with the Fullerton PD murdering Kelly Thomas by beating him to death.

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