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Breaking: Egypt Shuts Down Internet {Entirely}

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http://www.thisislon...ock-protests.do

Egypt has done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major internet economy: cut itself off from the web to try to silence a protest movement.

http://newsfeed.time...f-the-internet/

As of 12:30 a.m. (local time) last night, there was almost no Internet traffic going into or out of the country. In what one blogger called "an action unprecedented in Internet history," Egypt, a country of 80 million, has been nearly severed from the Web.

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Its gonna be Iran all over again....

Crazy Religious fundamentalist moslem clerics in charge?

Obama needs to get the troops over there now, before it happens!

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I wonder if, in a few years when American soldiers are dying in Egypt, whether the Mums & Dads of those soldiers will link their giref with Ben Bernanke's QE and the resulting inflationary affects that it has had on food and fuel.

I have been saying it for over a year now - the US is creating millions of Bin Ladens around the World with their inflationary policy.

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What's going on in Egypt and Yemen and recently in Tunisia is very worrying if one thinks back to what happened in Iran when the Shah was overthrown.

In Iran the first stage was a mass uprising against an unpopular regime by people who wanted more democracy. But following very close on the heels of the first uprising was exiled Ayatollah Khomeini's islamic fundamentalist revolution. The Shah's regime was replaced by a very short-lived socialist government that was swept aside by the fundamentalist madmen after a matter of weeks.

In 1979 the world was stunned in disbelief as the Iranian people turned over their new-found democracy to an evil old man in medieval dress who had preached fundamentalism from his exile in Paris.

The parallel in North Africa is obvious. The brand of islamic fundamentalism might be different, but if the government of Egypt falls, like that of Tunisia, I predict that Al Qaeda inspired islamists will try to take over in the ensuing chaos, even if the current protestors are demanding democracy. After all, these fanatics even managed to de-stabilise Iraq after the US-led invasion and the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

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That's really going to get people riled up, no?

Not a good move, imo.

Exactly. Now the millions who viewed the excellent discussions on HPC quietly in Cairo, are going to be on the streets, enraged beyond sanity. The first person to promise reconnection to the internet will become their new leader.

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No seperate system. The Egyptian PTB are running very scared now, this is going to spread like wild fire now across the whole region becuase you cant stop people talking.

Democracy being ushered into the Middle East at long last.

Coincidental in timing as the BBC World Service is scaled back in size, some of its work is now done. :)

But i prefer al jazeera to the BBC!

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Democracy being ushered into the Middle East at long last.

Read my post above, re: the Iranian revolution. The first wave of protest might be for democracy but I bet the islamic fundamentalists are rubbing their hands with joy in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen. The new democratic governments will be 'weaker' than the dictators, and the fundamentalists will find it easier to create turmoil.

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Read my post above, re: the Iranian revolution. The first wave of protest might be for democracy but I bet the islamic fundamentalists are rubbing their hands with joy in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen. The new democratic governments will be 'weaker' than the dictators, and the fundamentalists will find it easier to create turmoil.

Whilst I am not a CIA analyst, this was my thought as well. Strong bet this will happen.

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Have you listened to what the people in Tunisia have been asking for? Its democracy.

Exactly. That's what they were asking for in Iran in 1979 and that's what they got for a few short weeks. The islamic revolution there appeared to come from nowhere, a kind of male-only mass-hysteria whipped up by an evil old man who'd been exiled from Iran and nobody in the west had even heard of.

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Its gonna be Iran all over again....

Crazy Religious fundamentalist moslem clerics in charge?

Obama needs to get the troops over there now, before it happens!

The Muslim Brotherhood will be key to all of this.

The organization became prominent in the 50's but Nasser kept them under his control, even imprisoning one of

their leaders - Qutb - in the 60's.

Qutb became a martyr for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood - and guess which modern day personality studied Qutb and his theological beliefs ? - Osama Bin Laden.

Keep an eye on this one.

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Clearly shutting the internet down will stop dissent, I mean the revolution in Iran in 79 only happened because of internet chatter.

Oddly, I would have thought the opposite would have been a better option. Flood the Egyptian ISPs with porn and drop parachutes of paper tissues. That will keep the masses off the streets.

I am sure the UK authorities have a photo of Cheryl Cole in a new frock ready to be uploaded the moment UK rioting breaks out.

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The Muslim Brotherhood will be key to all of this.

The organization became prominent in the 50's but Nasser kept them under his control, even imprisoning one of

their leaders - Qutb - in the 60's.

Qutb became a martyr for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood - and guess which modern day personality studied Qutb and his theological beliefs ? - Osama Bin Laden.

Keep an eye on this one.

I couldn't agree more. The it looks like Iran in 1979 all over again. Iran had two revolutions so close together that the second one overtook the first. The first Iranian revolution was a SOCIALIST one, remember. The Shah's regime would probably have survived if troops hadn't opened fire on a student demonstration, killing hundreds.

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No seperate system. The Egyptian PTB are running very scared now, this is going to spread like wild fire now across the whole region becuase you cant stop people talking.

Democracy being ushered into the Middle East at long last.

Coincidental in timing as the BBC World Service is scaled back in size, some of its work is now done. :)

I assume he meant via dial-up modem... time to have a hunt in the attic and dust 'em off...

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What other differences are there between 1979 and today?

Consumerism, who's gonna want to give up their ipod in the name of religion?

Didnt see many of those last time I went to Egypt, too much crushing poverty.

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Clearly shutting the internet down will stop dissent, I mean the revolution in Iran in 79 only happened because of internet chatter.
I think the Iranian Islamic revolution was perhaps one of the most staggering examples of contagious mass-hysteria ever.

In a matter of days, from nothing, bare-chested men were taking to the streets in their hundreds of thousands, flailing themselves with chains, demanding that their lives be made worse!

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Consumerism, who's gonna want to give up their ipod in the name of religion?

Therein lies the gulf between the East and West, between the so-called Third World and the so-called First World.

I suspect many in the World will wonder why you would give up your religion for an ipod.

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Doesnt matter if its dial up or broadband, it still connects to an ISP which connects to a larger pipe that eventually leads out of the country.

Depends where the ISP is... or have they shut down external phone-lines to?

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