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So Egypt is on fire…

28 Jan

I wake up this morning and every news channel is covering the fact that Egypt is on fire and full of riots. Video shows protesters climbing on tanks and burning down government buildings. A little research and I find that for the most part this started as an uprising against  President Hosni Mubarak who has been in power since 1981. It appears that then the Muslim brotherhood which is the largest opposition group in Egypt decided to jump on the bandwagon and start really kicking up the rioting. In all reality I don’t care what other countries do to themselves but this seems to have some serious geopolitical implications because Egypt has been a strategic resource for the US and much of the western world, turning from a psuedo-stable government to a possibly unstable ball of suck could be a very bad thing.

I also feel that the reaction from Israel could be interesting to watch here, I doubt that they will actually jump in and take  military action but I am sure that they are watching the situation very closely.

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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in Day in the life, Politics

 

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