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Posted at 1:02 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Egypt: Birth of a new nation?

By Jonathan Capehart

Words cannot begin to capture how momentous the Egyptian uprising is. Are you watching? Do you see the crowds in Tahrir Square? Listen to the chants and the cheers. To hear that roiling roar of freedom emanating from Tahrir Square ought to stir your heart -- and heighten the sense of panic already gripping many Arab leaders in the Middle East. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak isn't gone -- yet. But what we're seeing is a people's revolution in a tightly controlled country that is a beacon of the Arab world with the not-so-subtle backing of the military. As Rachel Maddow just said on MSNBC, "This is a heart-in-the-throat moment."

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 10, 2011; 1:02 PM ET
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Let's hope that they get the freedom and equality that everyone deserves.

Posted by: MHawke | February 10, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope that they get the freedom that the U.S. media is calling for. However, at the same time let's remember that the match was lit by an educated man reduced to selling goods from a cart who saw no economic future for himself and set himself on fire. References to the french revolution talk about the call to "freedom" but ignore the fact that much of France was literally starving at the time and neither the French church, king, or nobles were paying taxes into a bankrupt country. Makes one pause when considering the state of our own country: the rich are literally getting richer and the unemployment rolls are increasing. Let's get some equality in opportunity in both countries.

Posted by: Fergie303 | February 10, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Capehart: Egypt: Birth of a new nation?
Posted at 1:02 PM ET, 02/10/2011
By Jonathan Capehart

"Words cannot begin to capture..."?

Egypt: Birth of a new nation?

No, no, no Jonathan, words can capture exactly what you are writing. How far off the bare semblence of reasonable, doubt, or truth can you get.

We, that is US OF America (using the ATM with all OUR PINS published in the congressional record, the book full of checks with OUR names deemed signed them, the pipeline to OUR paychecks, and a 102 year old Tax System, never intended by the Founders), send a (US Congressionally funded) cultural exchange seminar organizer over there to train a cadre of handlers to organize the sons of, anti-authoritarian, desert jackals, now out there every day (the very same ilk we saw dancing in the streets when the towers went down). They (community organizers) hang out, just waiting for crap to hit the fan in Tunisia (or where ever), and 'pop there goes another rubber plant tree', we just bought ourselves a 21st Century Bolshevik Revolution Wright on the TV with OUR money, by means of Bill (days of rage) Ayers and Burn-a-Flag Dorn (lately of Code Pink Palestinian re-armament flotilla fame), who have succeeded, not only in creating a George Soros moment in international markets, but also a Street Organizer-in-Chief moment of opportunity to drive a imagined wedge into the Neo Reformation Wave of disillusionment that has threatened his epic dynasty of mayhem.

Would anyone doubt all these people would take full advantage of such a convenient crisis, or that people like you would jump up and down, whooping and whollaring, about birth of freedom?

What you have done, stupid head, is buy into a Fidel Castro moment in history with a thousand more dangers and miscalculations built in, and that nearly blew the nuke pile sky high. You have no idea the fire and brimstone you are playing with, useless ones.

Listen to the CIA former analysts who don't have axes to grind and posteriors to cover. The story template y'all are crafting and validating will come back to bite you and all of US.

Soon y'all will be turning on each other, just like the Pro-Mubaruk, Anti-Pro Mubaruk, Pro Democracy, Anti-Pro Democracy, Cairo Dancing with the Stars lap dance with the Devil.

How utterly CLUELESS!!!

Posted by: SpendNomore | February 10, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse


I am agree with this news article body. Protesters are growing a new nation with unexpected history. But I think to honour the peoples decision. Are you agree with me?

Go to the link and see exclusive video footage.

Posted by: webcontent2011 | February 10, 2011 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah freedom! But what will they do with it.

The revolution in this country was led by landowners. Although they wanted out from under the British, they nevertheless wanted a society that was ordered and protected their rights -- including against their new countrymen. The country also had the blessing the blessing of space for people to move to and abundant natural resources, when those resources were pretty much all that was required to make a living.

Who are the leaders of this revolution and what is their realistic vision of the future. A revolution that simply upsets the apple cart, precipitating a mad scramble for the apples, doesn't seem very beneficial. Under those circumstances, freedom really does become just another word for nothing left to lose.

Posted by: willdd | February 10, 2011 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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