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Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:37

Egypt internet still down, phone services partially restored

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Connection reset by Mubarak
Egypt is now officially offline. The government clampdown has now even resulted in the closure of Egypt's Noor Group ISP.

Although thousands of ISPs were cut off last week, Noor Group continued to operate until today. In fact, Noor Group provided internet connectivity for major institutions, media, banks and five-star hotels. According to CNN, authorities have even shut down the country's railway system.

However, Vodafone and France Telecom managed to restore their mobile phone networks in Egypt on Monday. Although the extent of the phone blackout is still unclear, information is slowly starting to trickle out of the beleaguered land of the pharaohs.

Google and Twitter are now offering a new service allowing Egyptian users to post their messages by leaving a voicemail on a specific number. Google will use speech-to-text recognition to translate the messages and send them out on Twitter.

The communications blackout is obviously having a crippling effect on Egypt's economy, or what's left of it, since very few businesses are open due to the popular revolt. It is not every day that we see a country of 80 million all but closed for business.

Although most western powers are still silently backing the Mubarak regime, it would be interesting to see how westerners would respond to such measures in their own back yard. Also, in yet another act of untold hypocrisy, the Iranian regime has publicly offered its support for the protesters. All things considered, Cairo's Thahir Square appears to be the last bastion of democracy, both in the east and west.

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-10 #1 Adrian 2011-02-01 12:45
Quote:
Although most western powers are still silently backing the Mubarak regime


How can you sustain such a stupid staitement ,bouth US and EU demand the Egyptian regim that it should listen to the public opinion and organize free elections.
What do you expect them to do more ,to threaten them,to invade Egypt and "free" the people .

The Egyptian president shuld end the same way as the Romanian did 1989 (and should happen to the curent President).........by execution ,he allredy has the blode of to many people on his hands .
 
 
+12 #2 nele 2011-02-01 12:49
Quoting Adrian:
Quote:
Although most western powers are still silently backing the Mubarak regime


How can you sustain such a stupid staitement ,bouth US and EU demand the Egyptian regim that it should listen to the public opinion and organize free elections.
What do you expect them to do more ,to threaten them,to invade Egypt and "free" the people .

The Egyptian president shuld end the same way as the Romanian did 1989 .........by execution ,he allredy has the blode of to many people on his hands .



Well, what have the US and EU been doing for the past 30 years?

If they exerted more pressure on Egypt to reform, we would be booking all-inclusive holidays on the Sinai rather than looking at dead kids in the streets.

It's too late now, let's just hope they manage to form a proper democratic government, before nationalist/religious nuts hijack the movement.
 
 
-9 #3 Adrian 2011-02-01 13:32
Quote:
Well, what have the US and EU been doing for the past 30 years?


Why would they do such a thing ,do they owe anything to the egyptian people ,do they have such a great society that now have nothing bether to do than to care about others .
Beside all of the above ,no country has the right to interfer with another country's policy ,when it comes to a revolution they have to sustain their position so that people like Peter Scott don't come out an say shiet like this
"Although most western powers are still silently backing the Mubarak regime"
 
 
+12 #4 nele 2011-02-01 13:41
Quoting Adrian:
Quote:
Well, what have the US and EU been doing for the past 30 years?


Why would they do such a thing ,do they owe anything to the egyptian people ,do they have such a great society that now have nothing bether to do than to care about others .
Beside all of the above ,no country has the right to interfer with another country's policy ,when it comes to a revolution they have to sustain their position so that people like Peter Scott don't come out an say shiet like this
"Although most western powers are still silently backing the Mubarak regime"




My friend, they did not just stand idly by for the past three decades, they supported Mubarak, directly and indirectly. This is a fact.

That's why I believe they "owe" quite a bit to the Egyptian people.
 
 
-8 #5 Adrian 2011-02-01 14:14
I dont think they supported Mubarak,they kept normal relations to a country,they cannot neglect an entire country because of a single man ,it was not a totalitarian regim as it is in Iran ,at least not until now .
And who should they support....the Islamic brotherhood.....a bunch of extremist retards ,hopefully this state in which egypt will turn in favor of the people and not thous hwo use religion in order to kill others .
 
 
+3 #6 Kryojenix 2011-02-02 05:21
Quoting Adrian:
I dont think they supported Mubarak,they kept normal relations to a country,


Adrian - are you extremely naive (forgivable, we all have a starting point) or some kind of troll!?

The US government has been giving (and is *still* giving) Egypt over ONE BILLION (US) DOLLARS of aid EVERY YEAR ... oh, and just in case you were thinking this is humanitarian or education aid I should tell you - IT'S MILITARY AID AND EQUIPMENT! So they were directly supporting the government and not ordinary Egyptians.
 

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