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Posted: 9/11/2001 5:39:28 PM EDT
"Bullseye," say Egyptians as they celebrate anti-US attacks CAIRO, Sept 11 (AFP) - Egyptian students, taxi drivers and shopkeepers crowded round television sets stacked up in electrical store windows in downtown Cairo Tuesday evening, celebrating a string of elaborate attacks on New York and Washington. "Bullseye," commented two taxi drivers as they watched footage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York shrouded in plumes of smoke after two presumably hijacked planes slammed into them earlier in the day. Another Egyptian man, Gawish Abdel Karim, told AFP he was pleased with the wave of violence in which another plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, the heart of the US defence establishment. "Nice work," said Abdel Karim, who drives a car for an Asian embassy. "The Americans have forgotten that God exists. They have us by the throat and now they find themselves in a science fiction film scenario, but this time Rambo's not there to save the White House." Anti-US sentiment has mushroomed on the streets of Egypt and other Arab countries over its widely-perceived support for Israel over the Palestinians in the past 11 months of violence in the Middle East. As with other US facilities around the world, workers at US government offices and Egyptian citizens were taking security precautions, with only "non-essential" operations set to be covered on Wednesday. However, US officials said there had been no credible or specific threat against US citizens or interests here. Abdel Karim hailed the attacks as "the best thing that's happened since the October War," referring to the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war when Egyptian forces made a surprise attack on the Israeli army across the Suez Canal. "Mabruk! Mabruk! (congratulations)", shouted a crowd of people huddled round the shop window. Egypt, considered one of the "moderate" countries in the Middle East, is one of the United States' strongest allies in the region, being the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. But people on the streets do not necessarily see themselves as US allies. "The Americans are cowards. They use other countries to hit us. They don't have the courage to meet us face to face," said Khalil Matar, 43, who works in a state-run soap factory. "The myth of the indestructible United States has gone up in smoke." Polytechnic student Amira Ryad also vented her anger. "We saw the tower crash down," she said, referring to one of the two towers of the World Trade Center, both of which were razed by the attack. "I only wish (US President) George Bush and his dear little baby (Israeli Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon had been buried in there too," she added. Fellow student Murad went as far as speculating that the United States was behind the attacks, "to find an excuse for the National Missile Defence system" that Bush wants to deploy to protect the United States from so-called rogue states, despite widespread global opposition. "Those people are capable of killing their own people to prove they're right," he said. Egyptian President Hosni "Mubarak should know that the people can no longer be humiliated, but of course he'll never declare war" on Israel, the student said. Another taxi driver said he was going to make special prayers to thank him for the attacks against the US.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 5:47:30 PM EDT
I wonder how those f*cks would celebrate a 15 megaton Knuckle sandwich.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 5:56:44 PM EDT
Death to all who celebrate this attack!
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 5:58:36 PM EDT
I love this part... [b]"The Americans are cowards. They use other countries to hit us. They don't have the courage to meet us face to face," said Khalil Matar, 43, who works in a state-run soap factory. "The myth of the indestructible United States has gone up in smoke."[/b] The US; afraid of...[i]Egypt?[/i]
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:03:25 PM EDT
I think the US haters around the world are going to get a lesson on what happens when you pick on a the big, quiet kid who you think is afraid to fight.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:05:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mejames: Death to all who celebrate this attack!
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The time for talking is past... The time for KILLING is here.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:09:05 PM EDT
The Pyramids are also "symbolic" structures, are they not? And sand mixed with extreme heat makes [i]glass[/i]. Perhaps there will be another historic day in the near future...
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:09:23 PM EDT
These are the guy's we sold a shit load of military hardware to.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:12:13 PM EDT
Blah blah blah, kill them all, let God sort them out. Sounds like a good motto. Well I don't necessarily agree with it but these Egyptian assholes can kiss my capitalistic hairy little crack. It probably smells better than their camel licking breath anyway.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:12:47 PM EDT
Naw, we don't need to kill 'em all. We need to cut off all the money we send them and when they put their hand out remind them of this shit. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! The US holds most of these nations nuts in their hand with our financial and military support. The next time Sadam decides to invade someone we should send him a telegram and tell him if he would like to roast Egypt we will send over some marshmellows.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:23:47 PM EDT
The opinion of some third world schmuck who works in a STATE RUN SOAP FACTORY of all places really figures into the formulation of my foreign policy.......... [size=6]NOT[/size=6] Let em pray to Allah If I had my way about it, the only Allah they would be talking about is "Where in the hell did ALLA those B-52's come from" Chuck
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:46:58 PM EDT
I guess I should keep up on my world history a bit better. I had no idea the anti-US sentiment in Egypt was that strong. Figures. Go ahead and hate the US all you want Egypt but in no gods eyes is the death of thousands a reason to celebrate.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:50:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:53:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BusMaster007: The Pyramids are also "symbolic" structures, are they not? And sand mixed with extreme heat makes [i]glass[/i]. Perhaps there will be another historic day in the near future...
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Yeah, no sh*t......get a real good look at 'em, assholes, they may not be around long......
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:58:47 PM EDT
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All fucking **** ******* must fucking DIE!!!! [I'll leave the profanity, but the racial slurs aren't OK. -TREE]
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 6:59:40 PM EDT
We need to take the budget and social security surplus, and give it to Boeing to build a shit load of remotely controlled 767's, and proceed to crash them into some of their landmarks. Lets see the fvckers dance and cheer with a Pan Am boeing lodged in the side of the great pyramid of Cheops. Chuck
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 7:21:20 PM EDT
Egypt is not a democracy. The ruling regime is a so-called US ally. In the past they were a Soviet client state. From Nasser to Sadat to Mubarak playing one side off the other. The government there DOES NOT represent the will of the people. If it did they would be virulently anti-american and anti-israeli. They have a secret police which keeps things in check. It is a very poor country and they need a sponser. Remember all the tourist murders including one big massacre of tourists from Europe and the US. And the blind cleric who immigrated here under our marvelous immigration laws and then plotted years ago to achieve what they did today. "I think the US haters around the world are going to get a lesson on what happens when you pick on a the big, quiet kid who you think is afraid to fight." schnacke: the most likely response will be more measured response :( "These are the guy's we sold a shit load of military hardware to." No LotBoy. We GIVE it to them. It keeps a friendly regime in power (typical view from whatever US administration) and balances the aid we give to Israel. It think that Egypt gets like $2 billion for every 3 Israel gets. We should cut off all military assistance. What are they gonna do? Go back to the Soviets? Cold war is over, no more free lunch. They'd have to pay for the T-80 tanks, MIGs, etc. But then a "friendly" regime may fall.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 7:33:06 PM EDT
Don't let those primate third world countries stirr you! That's why we call them 3rd world countries! The world would be a better place with 1st and 2nd world though! [:)]
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 7:38:52 PM EDT
The TV coverage of this showed that these were small groups and mostly young. Hell, their reactions weren't much different than our own liberal college students who profess to hate this country that feeds and educates them. Cutting off the money to some of these Arab countries will put a lot of pressure on the Saudis and Kuwaitis who have most of the oil and cash. One thing is for sure, the Israelis are worrying less about which side the US is on and the Palestinians worrying more. The only winners are the extremists who, not incidentally are willing to die for their beliefs anyway. Probably as one Korean guy said to me today the only thing they would fear would be a slow boiling in pig fat.
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