Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rights NGO claims that Israeli planes carrying crowd dispersal weapons have arrived in Egypt

From the Middle East Monitor:

The International Network for Rights and Development has claimed that Israeli logistical support has been sent to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to help his regime confront demonstrations demanding that he steps down as head of state. According to reports by the non-governmental organisation, three Israeli planes landed at Cairo's Mina International Airport on Saturday carrying hazardous equipment for use in dispersing and suppressing large crowds.

In the statement circulated by the International Network, it was disclosed that Egyptian security forces received the complete cargoes on three Israeli planes which were, it is claimed, carrying an abundant supply of internationally proscribed gas to disperse unwanted crowds. If the reports are accurate, this suggests that the Egyptian regime is preparing for the worse in defence of its position, despite the country sinking into chaos.

On Sunday 30 January, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Israeli government ministers in a public statement saying: "Our efforts aim at the continued maintenance of stability and security in the region… and I remind you that peace between the Israeli establishment and Egypt has endured for over three decades… we currently strive to guarantee the continuity of these relations." Netanyahu added, "We are following the events unfolding in Egypt and the region with vigilance… and it is incumbent at this time that we show responsibility, self-restraint and maximum consideration for the situation… in the hope that the peaceful relations between the Israeli establishment and Egypt continue…"

The Israeli prime minister urged Israeli government ministers to refrain from making any additional statements to the media.

Ayn Rand took government assistance while decrying others who did the same

From Boing Boing:

Noted speed freak, serial-killer fangirl, and Tea Party hero Ayn Rand was also a kleptoparasite, sneakily gobbling up taxpayer funds under an assumed name [note: it might have been her legal name] to pay for her medical treatments after she got lung cancer.

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Video of Egypt's Protests


This is the story of an idea whose time has come. An idea that began in Tunisia, and is now spreading through the Arab world like wildfire: democracy. Please help share this important, inspiring story with the people you know - we are witnessing history!

Egypt:

"After decades of autocratic rule, state propaganda, institutionalized government corruption, police brutality, and suppression of basic freedoms, frustrated Egyptians are taking to the streets seeking change and demanding democracy, dignity, and civic reforms.

"The uprising was organized and carried out by ordinary Egyptians from every walk of life as a non-partisan, non-ideological, peaceful push for reform. Virtually every segment of Egyptian life was represented: young and old, professionals and laborers, men and women, religious and secular, Muslim and Christian."


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