Egyptian Riots

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  1. Watching todays rioting on the news, comparing it with the "student" riots in London late last year, do you think that all the rent-a- mob that came from Europe as well as our own great unwashed are away in Cairo etc? Or do the images of proper scary looking riot Police with big sticks and plenty of CS gas kinda put them off a weekend in the sun trashing downtown Cairo?
  2. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

  3. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    well when the regime falls there will be some cheap temps the met can hire pro rata!

    it would be nice to see the spoilt offspring of celebs getting a whiff of gas.
  4. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

  5. Sounds like Mubarak is scared shitless, as he should be.

    Other interesting factor is that the Egyptian public seem to have more faith in the army than in the police. Sound like a country anyone knows?
  6. I am trying to think of any country in the world where the public have faith in the police.
  7. Switzerland, maybe.

    But while whingeing about the police is a national pastime everywhere, there can be few European countries where the reputation of the police has crashed so badly over the last few years as the UK.
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Oh well, at least the Egyptians have the cheerful prospect of living under a Military regime.

    Argentina? Burma? [non-exclusive list]

    What fun. Those promised 'free and fair' elections will just keep getting delayed.
  9. Still, probably a better prospect than a radical Islamic government.....

  10. We have a Police?
  11. Mubarak's son has apparently been groomed over the years to take over from his father; but Press TV recorded that he had fled Egypt for the UK on 26 January: PressTV - Mubarak's son flees to Britain.

    The venomous Daily Mail featured an article yesterday reporting the same, adding that loads of baggage had arrived with his entourage; it speculated on how much Egyptian government gold was in the luggage. Curiously, the article seems to have been withdrawn ........

    Whatever, I think Mubarak himself realises that the end may be near.