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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #45 on: February 12, 2011, 09:36 AM »
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I wonder if there is democratic change in the air over the whole of the middle east?
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #46 on: February 12, 2011, 11:13 AM »
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I wonder if there is democratic change in the air over the whole of the middle east?

Most definitely, it's already begun.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #47 on: February 12, 2011, 02:05 PM »
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Just hope it doesn't end in a religous bloodbath. 
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #48 on: February 12, 2011, 02:21 PM »
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Just hope it doesn't end in a religous bloodbath. 
isn't this what they hoped for when the Shah of Persia got ousted,then all the religious fanatics made their move.Look where Iran is today.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #49 on: February 12, 2011, 02:40 PM »
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I wonder if there is democratic change in the air over the whole of the middle east?
It's been something that's been waiting to happen for decades.  Just took one country to act as a catalyst ... God only knows how it'll all end up.  The Middle East is one big tinder box. Whistle
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #50 on: February 12, 2011, 03:20 PM »
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Think ... Suez Canal;   Think ... oil;   Think ... foreign troops etc etc etc
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #51 on: February 12, 2011, 03:59 PM »
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Think ... Suez Canal;   Think ... oil;   Think ... foreign troops etc etc etc
That's exactly what's been going through my mind, Daisy.  Scary, very scary!
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #52 on: February 13, 2011, 08:31 PM »
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That's exactly what's been going through my mind, Daisy.  Scary, very scary!

hey relax. With Tony involved how can it possibly go wrong? he was on TV today promising to "provide the Egyptians with  the building blocks of peace." He makes me sick, Bliar.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #53 on: February 13, 2011, 09:05 PM »
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hey relax. With Tony involved how can it possibly go wrong? he was on TV today promising to "provide the Egyptians with  the building blocks of peace."
OMG! ... fainting  He should NEVER have been let loose anywhere NEAR the Middle East!
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #54 on: February 20, 2011, 03:26 AM »
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Libya protests: Reports of intense Benghazi violence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12516156

Even more worrying is that those in power in the countries affected by unrest are doing their utmost to impose blackouts on TV and on the internet in an attempt to stop news of the violence perpetrated against the protestors from reaching the rest of the world.   I tried to get onto the Al Jazeera channel yesterday evening only to find that it had mysteriously gone "off air", although news is still coming through on its internet website.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #55 on: February 20, 2011, 07:23 AM »
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Libya protests: Reports of intense Benghazi violence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12516156

Even more worrying is that those in power in the countries affected by unrest are doing their utmost to impose blackouts on TV and on the internet in an attempt to stop news of the violence perpetrated against the protestors from reaching the rest of the world.   I tried to get onto the Al Jazeera channel yesterday evening only to find that it had mysteriously gone "off air", although news is still coming through on its internet website.
It worries me that this could be the old 2012 thing kicking off.......though I never really believed in it !
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #56 on: February 20, 2011, 06:40 PM »
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It worries me that this could be the old 2012 thing kicking off.......though I never really believed in it !
Never occurred to me either ... Think:   However, why do people assume that this prediction is about some sort of Armageddon?  Some Christians believe it means the Second Coming, and have a look at this piece by a man who has been closely studying such mysteries for 47 years -

"An Apocalypse (Greek: “lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted." — Wikipedia

"Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear." — Joseph Robert Jochmans


Whatever, there's no doubt that profound change is taking place right now in the Middle East, and where it'll end up, or what else it might trigger off, nobody knows, but I don't see it as necessarily being destructive - given a chance, Good can triumph over Evil.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #57 on: February 20, 2011, 10:44 PM »
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It worries me that this could be the old 2012 thing kicking off.......though I never really believed in it !

What, armageddon because of democracy protests? Very Happy
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #58 on: February 21, 2011, 06:41 AM »
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Never occurred to me either ... Think:   However, why do people assume that this prediction is about some sort of Armageddon?  Some Christians believe it means the Second Coming, and have a look at this piece by a man who has been closely studying such mysteries for 47 years -

"An Apocalypse (Greek: “lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted." — Wikipedia

"Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear." — Joseph Robert Jochmans


Whatever, there's no doubt that profound change is taking place right now in the Middle East, and where it'll end up, or what else it might trigger off, nobody knows, but I don't see it as necessarily being destructive - given a chance, Good can triumph over Evil.

I know a lot of people see it as Armageddon, but, I never have. I've read masses about this for years and my belief is that a great change is coming and it could go 'either' way. It will come down to us, 'mankind' which way that is. So I think your friend is right. It's just that the way things are in the Middle East right now, is worrying.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #59 on: February 21, 2011, 06:47 AM »
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What, armageddon because of democracy protests? Very Happy
I'm really glad for you that you can take this so lightly!
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