Robert Fisk: Secular and devout. Rich and poor. They marched together with one goal
protestors counter protestors
Cairo blogger speaking on Aljazeera live stream ___ Important to Note that many of the comments and observations by Alzeera talking heads are stupid/boring/ and show their utter ignorance, lack of imagination, and insensititivty about what is happenign in Egypt the real problem for everyone at this time is getting to hear more or less directly what Egyptians have to say for themselves. And not to listen to the Buzz words
the importance of bloggers _-its
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and Robert Fisk writing from Cairo where he is in the midst of it ~ as always! who's the most honest and reliable of journalists.
"The Egyptian tanks, the delirious protesters sitting atop them, the flags, the 40,000 protesters weeping and crying
and cheering in Freedom Square and praying around them, the Muslim Brotherhood official sitting
amid the tank passengers. Should this be compared to the liberation of Bucharest? Climbing on to an American-made battle tank myself, I could only remember those wonderful films of the liberation of
Paris. A few hundred metres away, Hosni Mubarak's black-uniformed security police were still firing at demonstrators near the interior ministry. It was a wild, historical victory celebration, Mubarak's own tanks freeing his capital from his own dictatorship
Their crews, in battledress and smiling and in some cases clapping their hands, made no attempt to wipe off the graffiti that the crowds had spray-painted on their tanks. "Mubarak Out – Get Out", and
"Your regime is over, Mubarak" have now been plastered on almost every Egyptian tank on the streets of Cairo.
On one of the tanks circling Freedom Square was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood,
Mohamed Beltagi. Earlier, I had walked beside a convoy of tanks near the suburb of Garden City as crowds scrambled on to the machines to hand oranges to the crews, applauding them as Egyptian patriots.
However crazed Mubarak's choice of vice-president and his gradual appointment of a powerless new government of cronies, the streets of Cairo proved what the United States and EU leaders have simply failed to grasp.
It is over.