Egypt protesters torch buildings, target Suez Canal

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Bradnaksuthin wrote:

I’m not sure I understand why people are upset over football in Egypt.
I don’t think anyone would riot and fight over the Superbowl.
Violence at sporting events and the passions that follow it are quite foreign in most countries.
Perhaps we really don’t understand Egyptians at all.
To fight and die for freedom and democracy and human rights…we understand
To fight and die for a soccer match between two cities…we scratch our heads.

Mar 09, 2013 8:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bradnaksuthin wrote:

I’m not sure I understand why people are upset over football in Egypt.
I don’t think anyone would riot and fight over the Superbowl.
Violence at sporting events and the passions that follow it are quite foreign in most countries.
Perhaps we really don’t understand Egyptians at all.
To fight and die for freedom and democracy and human rights…we understand
To fight and die for a soccer match between two cities…we scratch our heads.

Mar 09, 2013 8:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Alderoneone wrote:

To recap: the current protesters in Port Said are angry because their mob that over-ran the Cairo Al-Ahly stadium and killed the Cairo Al-Ahly fans were found guilty and sentenced for the killing they did.

Were they expecting to get away with the killings? Is that what I’m missing here? Are they really so ignorant to think that murdering groups of fans over a game won’t get them the same penalty as any other senseless murder?

WAKE UP Port Said! This is the real world! Receiving the death sentence for killing is justice not a surprise. You deserve it!

Mar 09, 2013 8:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
tomhe wrote:

@Bradnaksuthin:
They need something that freedom and democracy is not able to supply: immediate economic gains without hardworking. Some told them that as long as you have freedom of voting, life would become happier. But the reality of life failed them.

Mar 09, 2013 10:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Sharia Law at it’s best. Loughner, Lanza & Holmes would have been swinging by a rope, long before we waste millions of taxpayer dollars putting them in a psych lockup.
The working Egyptians, by now, probably wish for the days of Mubarek. His campaign motto: A goat in every pot and a camel in every hut.

Mar 09, 2013 12:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Mubarak isn’t looking that bad, now that the alternative is in power.

Mar 09, 2013 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

And we just gave them how many millions-up in smoke? Good move Kerry/obama. Idiots!

Mar 09, 2013 2:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Ohhh boy…more spillover happening. The middle east is about to explode into an international incident. Mark my words folks!

Mar 09, 2013 6:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
55mhb55 wrote:

Us Americans have to tax people so we can send money to Egypt

Mar 09, 2013 7:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
beech wrote:

Is this all these people ever do? Like children constantly throwing temper tantrums.

Mar 09, 2013 7:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Burns0011 wrote:

Before Mubarak was thrown down, the only real outlet people had, politically, was which soccer club they supported.

To them, the death sentences are the equivalent of Congress being arrested, and then some executed, some imprisoned, and some freed, solely on the basis of which political party they belong to.

Mar 09, 2013 9:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mickelenische wrote:

Obama’s Arab Spring chickens have come home to roost. Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, Syria. The Mideast is so much more stable and friendly to Westerners now. Great yob, community organizer0in-chief!

Mar 09, 2013 11:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mickelenische wrote:

Obama’s Arab Spring chickens have come home to roost. Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, Syria. The Mideast is so much more stable and friendly to Westerners now. Great yob, community organizer0in-chief!

Mar 09, 2013 11:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Wastrel wrote:

Go ahead and burn the country down. It was a great country until the Islamic imperialists conquered it in 680, 700, whenever that was. It’s worthless now, after more than 1000 years of Islamic rule.

Mar 10, 2013 3:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
elven_archer wrote:

@ Bradnaksuthin
It’s not a fight over a soccer match.
The state conspired against both cities fans and brought the deaths of 72 innocent youths. That was in late 2011.
In Egypt the little guy is severely punished, whereas the big murderous thieves seem to always have their way.
Court rulings in the Port Said massacre 2011 came out yesterday. The disappointment over the injustice drove everyone insane.

Mar 10, 2013 3:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NowYouKnow wrote:

Death by hanging. As a deterrent, it won’t stop others in the future in such a crazy place as this. But it sure will deter those 21.

Mar 10, 2013 6:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Has anybody found a market for those bumper stickers and poster that show Hosni Mubarak waving and saying, “Miss me yet?”

Mar 10, 2013 8:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
atrayuP wrote:

Fighting is all they know..

Mar 10, 2013 9:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
4ever49 wrote:

I see Reuters is not beneath eliminating postings that politically they do not like.
Previously I had commented that the trend of the middle east is decidely down hill and that Obama’s attentance at an Islamic school in his early years may have rubbed off on him.
They excluded that comment.

Mar 10, 2013 9:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JackinFL wrote:

CAIR should get the same treatment in the USA.

Mar 10, 2013 12:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FTCAIN wrote:

Egypt is destroying their tourism industry which so many people depend on. If the crazy radical Islamists take over, many of the historic treasures will be destroyed as was the case in the riots of January 2011 when they sacked the Cairo museum. I am glad I was able to travel there in 2010 and enjoy the beauty and historical sites of Egypt before the mobs ruin it all.

Mar 10, 2013 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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