peace offering

Caption: How Egyptians handled military

As seen by tigerfists88 on Twitter


Tiananmen Square, 1989

15 Responses to “peace offering”

  1. January 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for the hat tip 🙂

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @AJELive: #Egypt army has just told the crowd gathering at Tahrir Square that military will not go against the people #Jan25 #aljazeera

  2. 3 sherijr
    January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    This is so powerful, thank you.

  3. 4 Fred
    January 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    powerful shot

    thank you

  4. 5 Asher in Boston
    January 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Really powerful picture. Dont know whether I have that kind of courage, I would be among those hiding under the blankets.

  5. January 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @safeworld4women: @tindra66: check out this album Egyptian women uprising. Stunning pics http://on.fb.me/idBPgT #egypt #jan25 #women

  6. January 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    This just reinforces what the President said in the SOTU – no matter how heated our political differences, none of us would want to live anywhere else. Messy Democracy beats neat and tidy dictatorship any day. This photo is a real keeper.

  7. 10 barb
    January 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    That is a remakable picture. Iconic as you say Chipsticks. President Obama when he spoke to the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that he didn’t want this to become a Tiananmen Square. I think that is why the Army has not bothered the people but assisted when the citizens caught robbers, who they say are the police and plain closthes henchmen of Mubarak trying to scare them. This is a very complex problem regardinn who might replace Mabarak since Egypt has no rolemodels and are basically mad at President Obama for not telling Mubarak to step down. Poor Obama, he hasn’t been in power for 30 years. There is picture around somewhere with Obama and Mubarak kind of pointing fingers at each other. Mubarak looks like an arrogant man in that picture and shows no respect to our president.

    I do believe that America will look at it’s past associations and handouts. Mabarak, kept the area stable but crucified his people. It might be very difficult to find a non Islamic fanatic to lead. The Middle East is such a hotbed.

    I posted the facebook picture of the older woman kissing the policeman with the words, “Subhanallah! How can you soldier shoot your own mother?” Very emotional.

  8. 11 Sue in Minnesota
    January 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Perspective and nuance, which we cannot rely on the MSM to provide, is so essential during a situation this critical and this volatile.
    I avoided the media yesterday, thinking those on both extremes and everyone in between would be putting in their two cents..as if theirs is the essential voice. Not!
    We have very capable leadership in President Obama, Vice President Biden and SOS Hilary Clinton. As to the degree that the US can/and should influence the situation, I trust our leaders to be both appropriate and diplomatic.

    This picture is incredible. I agree it will become iconic.

    I understand that there has been effort on both sides of the conflict to prevent it from devolving. I am praying for a peaceful resolution that addresses the rights and needs of the people, yet doesn’t inflame regional instability.

    Anybody else here think our President deserves a raise?

    • January 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      That picture is just overwhelming Sue, can’t thank Tigerfists enough for sending it on. It’s another ‘we shall overcome’ moment in history. I have no doubts at all that President Obama will handle this situation with all the delicacy and sensitivity it requires, as BWD says: The Only Adult In The Room. Can you imagine if Bush was handling this? Good grief.

      • 13 majii
        January 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        When Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza were at each others’ throats back in December 2008, Bush was in TX at his ranch. I remember Condi Rice had to cancel a pre-arranged trip to China to handle the crisis. I discovered later on that President-elect BO played an integral role in bringing an end to the conflict while Bush behaved as if he was no longer the president. It seemed that after the November election, Bush was president in name only. I read on Think Progress last year that a guy who was the former head of the Republican Party in TX said that Bush wasn’t well-suited for the presidency, and that Bush should have worked toward a career in baseball, something he is very much interested in. I wondered at the time why the story didn’t get more exposure than it did, but then I remembered that the MSM is highly into censorship when it comes to certain people and events.

        • 14 Sue in Minnesota
          January 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

          I have a fantasy about destroying our MSM, financially. I wish consumers would/could demand higher standards..in the mean time I pick and choose my sources via the internet. I find my inability to trust them very unsettling, and the complacency of consumers disturbing.

  9. 15 Sonjia Duncan
    January 31, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Praise the Lord!
    We Shall Over Come!
    This picture is incredible.

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