Commodore wrote:I'm firmly in the Atléltico Mineiro camp, by the way.
BayernLove wrote:lau03143 wrote:The Egyptian concept of Democracy is certainly unique.
Things not going their way within a year. Let's start a "mass" protest and oust the government.
A daring, yet failed shot at reductio ad absurdum, read Assem's post as to why.
lau03143 wrote: But they were elected by a majority and have only been in a year.
I find it interesting that in all the blanket coverage of Egypt right now, nobody really seems to be talking about the bigger picture. Egypt is now the world's biggest importer of grain. There are upwards of 80 million people crammed into a narrow band of fertile land surrounded by a barren desert that doesn't even have any oil to speak of. There are far more people in Egypt than they can ever hope to be able to feed. As such they're extremely vulnerable to swings in global commodity prices. When the price of food shoots up, as it did a couple of years ago, then you get massive pressure on the living standards of Egyptians. This is what toppled Mubarak and it's what will also topple Morsi. Morsi has of course made things much worse because his hardline islamism is a major turnoff to foreign tourists. Tourist bookings have collapsed in Egypt since he came to power, which has been catastrophic for the economy. Economic prosperity is far more important to most Egyptians than their political rights because their overpopulation makes them so very vulnerable to economic shocks. Mubarak was doing fine until the economic crisis hit, and I suspect after the last few years most Egyptians would be ambivalent about the prospect of a military coup.
What they need first and foremost is stability, and I suspect they'll end up with some kind of a strongman.
AssemFCB wrote:Something I'd just like to express.
Ever since joining this forum, I've had trouble looking at other football forums; they're all a mess in comparison to BayernForum. Today, for example, I had to drop by RedCafe to catch a glimpse of their meltdown. Finding the Thiago thread wasn't hard, but the fact that the Thiago thread was one of tens of thousands just lying there kind of confused me. There's no sense of organization at all, no specific pages for Players, Matches, Injuries, etc. I'd like to just express gratitude to out Admins, Moderators (and Firefox ) for maintaining this place's structure, organization and content. Good job.
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