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Thread: Tunisian protests continue-Egyptian,Algerian,Yemeni, Syrian and Jordanian protests -Rebirth of Arab Activism

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    No link to the many threads about Iran you have started out of your immense concern?

    I wonder why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Bar View Post
    Mayhem in the Maghreb.
    The Arab youth follow their Iranian counterparts in desire to rid themselves of corrupt morally bankrupt leadership

    Cactus: Why does one group get your approval (Arabs) while you ignore the other (Persians)?

    Oh what a tangled web you weave when first.....................
    Incorrect as well as deceptive, Kev Bar. Of course I support the equivalent people and groups in Iran.

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    Tunisia's president has said he will not seek a new term in office in 2014, following widespread protests which have left at least 23 people dead. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali said he was also ordering police to stop using live rounds against protesters.
    Mr Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, was speaking hours after police fired live shots at protesters in the capital, killing one man.
    Human rights groups say more than 60 people have died in weeks of unrest.

    Sounds like a nice fella
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12187084

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    Very good work CF for keeping the eye on this when the rest of us were napping.

    Question for people our side (of the Mediterranean, that is):
    Seeing as this is happening in the European Union's 'near abroad', and well within applicable range of the 'Petersburg Tasks' orbit the EU delineates for itself, will it put 'boots on the ground' if they think that the local authorities cannot deal with the developing situation?

    In short, and somewhat elliptically:
    Could 'Our Friends In Brussels' shortly be asking Oireland Inc. for permission for 'our' portion of the Nordic Battlegroup to ship out to Tunisia?
    "It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
    — Buenaventura Durruti

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    French TV news last evening reported that French related shops and businesses were being torched "as representing the regime" - good point, I am surprised that they reported it.....

    Here -
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/wo...lines&emc=tha2

    is a good background piece on the same topic.

    As to the President's announcement he won't run (in 2014!!!) it is like Cowan taking over from Bertie, what effect?? Vote buying is the name of the game and the present regime is rich, the opposition is poor and there won't be any significant supervision of the election. Recall that the present incumbant is there since 1987, part of the outfit that kept Bourgiba 'alive' for almost 2 years while tyey organised the police and the army.

    The use of live ammunition by the police/crs/army is, as the French would say "pour encourager les autres" - warning off..... Latest news is that 5,000 ar so turned out, despite the curfew, last night after the Pres broadcast, to call for his resignation, interesting, might indicate a split in the gov., the Min of the Interior was sacked on Wednesday.
    If there is a split it won't necessarily mean any improvement, it all depnds on which side those with arms and transport back. They usually support the money, it buys them more toys.....

    As a general point, relevant here and elsewhere in Africa, it is noteworthy that the extreme regimes always have nice new army kit, supplied from Europe in most cases. Just recently, as a result of some coup or other, Guinea Bissau was shown on tv, I noticed that the 4x4 lorries of the army were brand new Mercs, a cool €100k each? If you've ever been in G-B you would weep....

    Great to see some people on here interested in the wider world.

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    BBC Breaking News says Tunisia's parliament dissolved by the President.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12195025

    [EDIT] A Facebook page with contributions from in-country.
    Last edited by Gloster Gladiator; 14-01-2011 at 03:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloster Gladiator View Post
    BBC Breaking News says Tunisia's parliament dissolved by the President.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12195025

    [EDIT] A Facebook page with contributions from in-country.
    13 Killed overnight! I thought he had called off his snipers.
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Yep, split in the gov almost certainly.... no more live ammo, 13 killed, close up the
    parliament, lest someone starts asking awkward questions....

    Next step, a takeover.... depends on what role the Quai D'Orsay is playing 'to defend French interests' they haven't told the French in Tunis to get out have they? not that I saw....., a normal precursor to activating he mutual defence pact.....

    OK, I know it is cynical.....

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    Just seen this -

    le Quai d'Orsay conseille depuis ce vendredi 17h "vivement de différer tout voyage qui n'aurait pas un caractère d'urgence". Au même moment, Tunis décrétait l'état d'urgence dans le pays (lire notre article > Etat d'urgence et couvre-feu décrétés en Tunisie). Quant aux Français déjà sur place, le ministère des Affaires étrangères écrit : "il convient en tout état de cause d'adopter la plus grande réserve et d'éviter de se mêler à toute forme de rassemblement".

    In effect the opening gambit, don't travel there unless its urgent, don't get involved in any meetings..... Germans and Belgians already moved out...., army on the streets. It will be interesting to see what/who moves next, the army or the presidents office......

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    Al Jazeera reporting that members of the president's wife's family tried to leave from Tunis airport but were prevented by police or the pilot refusing to fly. Shots fired.

    http://www.webactu-webtv.com/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=86

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    If your watching al-jazeera live, note the agent provocateurs in civvies selecting the ringleaders... and then leaving them to have their heads beaten by the police....

    Looks bad, police still under someones command.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    If your watching al-jazeera live....

    I can't get in. It says servers are too busy ...
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    working for me here - http://www.webactu-webtv.com/articles.php?lng=en&pg=86

    nominally in Engkish but it is the arabic feed; pics are self explanatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    working for me here - http://www.webactu-webtv.com/articles.php?lng=en&pg=86

    nominally in Engkish but it is the arabic feed; pics are self explanatory.
    Thanks. Got it.
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Some old dude with a huge Che Guevera flag ...
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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