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|Egypt's Mubarak sends in army, resists demands to quit
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Egypt's Mubarak sends in army, resists demands to quit
(Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule.
Demonstrators were still out in the streets in the early hours of Saturday morning, as were looters. Parts of Cairo looked like a war zone, filled with smoke, rubble and the choking smell of tear gas.
Mubarak dismissed his government and called for national dialogue to avert chaos after a day of battles between police and protesters angry over poverty and autocratic rule. Medical sources said at least 24 people had been killed and over a thousand injured in clashes in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria.
"It is not by setting fire and by attacking private and public property that we achieve the aspirations of Egypt and its sons, but they will be achieved through dialogue, awareness and effort," he said in a televised address, his first public appearance since the protests began four days ago.
The unprecedented unrest has sent shock waves through the Middle East, where other autocratic rulers may face challenges, and unsettled global financial markets on Friday. U.S. President Barack Obama said he had spoken with Mubarak and urged "concrete steps that advance the rights of the Egyptian people."
The army, deployed for the first time in the crisis, cleared Cairo's Tahrir square toward midnight. Shortly after Mubarak's speech, protesters returned in their hundreds, defying a curfew. They said sacking the cabinet was far from enough.
"It was never about the government, by God. It is you (Mubarak) who has to go! What you have done to the people is enough!" said one protester.
Shots were heard in the evening near parliament and the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party was in flames, the blaze lighting up the night sky. Cars were set alight and police posts torched.
A Reuters team saw a gang of looters storm into a bank and carry out the safe.
More than half of the dead in Friday's clashes were reported in Suez, the eastern city which has been ground zero for the most violent protests over the past four days.
Mubarak, 82, has been a close ally of Washington and beneficiary of U.S. aid for decades, justifying his autocratic rule in part by citing a danger of Islamist militancy. The Muslim Brotherhood opposition, however, appears to have played little role in the unrest.
The protests were triggered by the overthrow two weeks ago of Tunisia
n President Zine al-Abidine Ben Al Ben Ali. Street protests in Tunis focused on similar issues of poverty and political repression. Demonstrations have also flared in Yemen, Algeria, Sudan and Jordan in recent weeks.
"There will be new steps toward democracy and freedoms and new steps to face unemployment and increase the standard of living and services, and there will be new steps to help the poor and those with limited income," Mubarak said.
"There is a fine line between freedom and chaos and I lean toward freedom for the people in expressing their opinions as much as I hold on to the need to maintain Egypt's safety and stability," he added.
Obama also called on the Egyptian government to halt interference in access to the Internet, mobile phone service and Internet social networks that have been used by protesters.
"I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters," he said.
Anthony Skinner, Associate Director of political risk consultancy Maplecroft, said Mubarak's conduct was reminiscent of that of Ben Ali in his final days in power.
"Mubarak is showing he is still there for now and he is trying to deflect some of the force of the process away from himself by sacking the Cabinet.
"We will have to see how people react but I don't think it will be enough at all. I wouldn't want to put a number on his chances of survival -- we really are in uncharted territory."
Markets were hit by the uncertainty. U.S. stocks suffered their biggest one-day loss in nearly six months, crude oil prices surged and the dollar and U.S. Treasury debt gained as investors looked to safe havens.
"I think the next two to three weeks, the crisis in Egypt and potentially across the Middle East, might be an excuse for a big selloff of 5 to 10 percent," said Keith Wirtz, president and chief investment officer at Fifth Third Asset Management in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Many protesters are young men and women. Two thirds of Egypt's 80 million people are below 30 and many have no jobs. About 40 percent of Egyptians live on less than $2 a day.
Elections were due to be held in September and until now few had doubted that Mubarak would remain in control or bring in a successor in the shape of his 47-year-old son Gamal.
Father and son deny that Gamal is being groomed for the job.
|Economic Collapse: 20 Warning Signs
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Economic Collapse: 20 Warning Signs
The Economic Collapse, 1/28/11
Do you see all of the warning signs that are flashing all around you? These days it seems like there is more bad economic news in a single week than there used to be in an entire month. 2011 is already shaping up to be a very dark year for the world economy. The price of food is shooting through the roof and we have already seen violent food riots in countries like Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia. World financial markets are becoming increasingly unstable as the sovereign debt crisis continues to get worse. Meanwhile, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits is up, foreclosures are up and poverty continues to spread like a plague throughout the United States. What we are starting to see around the globe is a lot like the "stagflation" of the 1970s. All of the crazy money printing that has been going on is overheating prices for agricultural commodities and precious metals, but all of this new money is not doing much to help the average man or woman on the street.
Do you remember what the economy was like in America during the 70s? We had high unemployment and high inflation at the same time. It was horrible. Well, all the warning signs are there for a stagflation repeat. Unemployment is at epidemic levels and it isn't showing any signs of decreasing much any time soon. Meanwhile, the crazy money printing that the Federal Reserve and other central banks have been doing is starting to cause significant inflation. The price of oil is about to cross the 100 dollar a barrel mark and the UN is forecasting that the global price of food is going to increase by 30 percent by the end of the year.
So, yes, there are some really, really good reasons to be incredibly concerned about the global economy in 2011.
Meanwhile, the only solutions that our global leaders seem to be offering are more money printing, more government debt and more financial control by international organizations.
The truth is that we have a real mess on our hands. The following are 20 economic warning signs that should be of great concern to all of us....
#1 Over the past seven days, the price of wheat has risen by 11 percent as concerns about food shortages continue to grow around the world.
#2 The price of corn is up a staggering 94 percent since last June.
#3 The United Nations is projecting that the global price of food will increase by 30 percent in 2011.
#4 According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since last October.
#5 According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, of the 14 million Americans "officially" unemployed in December, 30% of them had been unemployed for one year or longer.
#6 Beginning in the month of March, the U.S. Postal Service will begin shutting down up to 2,000 post offices across the United States.
#7 In an absolutely stunning move, Standard & Poor's has downgraded Japanese government debt from AA to AA-.
#8 72 percent of the major metropolitan areas in the United States had more foreclosures in 2010 than they did in 2009.
#9 Approximately 5 million homeowners in the United States are at least two months behind on their mortgages, and it is being projected that over a million American families will be booted out of their homes this year alone.
#10 According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Social Security system will run a deficit of 45 billion dollars this year. When the new payroll tax breaks are factored in, the projected "Social Security deficit" for this year swells to 130 billion dollars.
#11 The U.S. money supply has been rising at a pace that is absolutely unprecedented.
#12 Right now, money is flowing out of bonds at an absolutely staggering pace.
#13 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the price of food increased 50 percent faster than the overall rate of inflation during 2010.
#14 According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, visits to soup kitchens are up 24 percent over the past year.
#15 During the last school year, almost half of all school children in the state of Illinois came from families that were considered to be "low-income".
#16 Those living in the town of Discovery Bay, California will soon not be permitted to use cash to pay for any public services. Could this be another disturbing step in the direction of a cashless society?
#17 French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that the IMF should be given the power to enforce new rules that would be designed to prevent "global economic imbalances" from happening.
#18 The U.S. government is currently borrowing about 40 cents of every single dollar that it spends.
#19 According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government will have the biggest budget deficit ever recorded (approximately 1.5 trillion dollars) this year.
#20 It is being projected that the U.S. national debt will increase by $150,000 per U.S. household between 2009 and 2021.
So is there any good news?
Well, yes there is.
U.S. Representative Ron Paul has introduced a new bill to audit the Federal Reserve. Let us hope that the move to audit the Fed fares better in the 112th Congress than it did in the 111th Congress. It would be wonderful if the American people could actually learn what has been going on inside the Fed all this time.
But mostly the news about the global economy is really bad. There have been some people that have been warning for decades that all of this money printing and all of this government debt would eventually catch up with us. Now we have almost reached the moment of reckoning that the doomsayers have been warning about for so long, and it is going to be really painful to go through it.
Thanks to the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, we have been living beyond our means for decades. When "times were good" it was not because either the Republicans or the Democrats were doing something right. The truth is that both political parties have been horribly addicted to government debt. The debt-fueled prosperity that our politicians purchased for us is starting to come to an end, and an economic implosion is coming that most Americans will never see coming.
But hopefully most of the readers of this article are much wiser than the average American. The warning signs are there. Now is the time to take action and get prepared.
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|Why Grandpa carries a gun
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Why Grandpa carries a gun
I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
If you are too...READ ALL OF THIS STORY
PEOPLE ASK WHY?
Why Carry a Gun?
My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps
and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin."
I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.
I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just show up and investigate the crime after it happens and then
call someone in to clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin' . . . . .
author unknown (but obviously brilliant).
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend
themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect
only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun-control message to all of your friends.
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
IT'S A NO BRAINER!
DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS
AN EASY TARGET.
I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
If you are too, send this to those you care about
Thank God For
|"Targets are residential and commercial buildings in the United States with the Capitol Building being their main target."
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"Targets are residential and commercial buildings in the United States with the Capitol Building being their main target."
January 27, 2011
Al Qaeda's "Inspire"
The newest issue of Al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine (Winter 2010) has hit the Jihadi newsstands, and all of the media outlets are concentrating on the cover story. Written by Anwar al-Awlaki, it is a justification or rationalization on stealing money for the Jihad. The real story is buried within the rest of the magazine.
The Jihadists always tell us what they were going to do. They told us that they were going to destroy the World Trade Center and they did. They tell us that they will use our own citizens and they do. They can clue us in on what they are thinking because they are patient. They love our national Attention Deficit Disorder. We do not possess the ability to concentrate on more than one subject at a time. Of course the majority of Americans remember bin Laden and know that Islamic extremist are looking to do us harm. Some Americans believe that the Jihadist problem is too far away and too complicated for them to consider.
Unfortunately, Jihad is not the only problem that America faces. I can understand why the regular Joe could care less about militant Islam when he or she is trying to put food on the table or keep their jobs. Jihadists thrive on this lack of knowledge and they take advantage of it. In the days prior to 9/11 or soon thereafter, radical Imams would visit from afar and would rail in Arabic about the kuffar and individual duty of every Muslim to participate in Jihad. The translator would then change the words and make them more palatable to any non-Arabic speaking spy that might be in their ranks. Regardless, they told us their true intentions.
In this issue of their magazine they cover several topics. They include stories of Jihadi activity around the globe and instructional material such as, how to take apart your AK47 assault rifle or blow up a building. On page three, where the articles are listed, the main focus is not the main story but a graphic of their article on how to destroy buildings. I sincerely do not think that this was a creative editorial decision, but a clue to us, the kuffar, on their intentions.
This is illustrated in their first issue (Fall 2010), on page 19, they show a picture of Ramzi Yousef. In the 1990s, Yousef and Khalid Shaykh Muhammad developed a plan to blow up 12 airliners flying from Asia to the United States. I believe, this graphic, was a hint regarding the 2010 plot to blow up UPS planes flying from Yemen into Europe and the United States.
The emphasis on destroying residential and commercial buildings brings up the moral question on killing the innocent civilians who occupy these buildings. The attempted justification comes in the form of an article, on page 20, written by Shaykh Adil al-Abbab who justifies the killing of the innocents by quoting the surahs and hadiths. On page 67 they printed a picture of the Capitol Building. I believe that this is their main target. So with this, I predict that their targets are residential and commercial buildings in the United States with the Capitol Building being their main target. Of course I can be totally off base with this, and I hope that I am. It is not only published to seek the attention that they so dearly desire, but as a poke in the eyes of the American people. It is a threat and part of their marketing campaign. They laugh at us knowing that they have shown us their cards and we will still lose the game.
The media should concentrate on what AQ is telling us in this magazine that they publish. Unfortunately they probably believe that it is politically incorrect to show the Jihadist in a bad light. As I have written before, political correctness will kill us. We must point out who the enemy is because they are also the enemy of good Muslims.
Family Security Matters Contributor Afredol Kuilan is a retired New York City Police Department Detective Sergeant who runs Caetra Consulting, a security company where he also blogs on Mexican Cartels and Global Jihad.