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After A Few Hours’ Pause, Cairo Massacre Resumes in Middle of Night

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 2, 2011

Twittered testimony from those being fired upon in Tahrir Square, as well as their friends:

Nadim Kobeissi
kaepora Nadim Kobeissi  

by ioerror
“Either the world makes Mubarak leave, or Tahrir square will become Massacre square or whatever you want to call it. We will not leave”
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James S. Henry
submergingmkt James S. Henry
#Egypt Live gunfire into unarmed civilian crowds, while Egyptian Army stands by #livestation http://twitpic.com/3vyq5u
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Ramy Raoof
RamyRaoof Ramy Raoof  

by ioerror
we hear shooting fire/machine gun then we find injuries in the demonstrators. Hard to deterimne source/location of shooting. #Jan25 #Egypt
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Nadim Kobeissi
kaepora Nadim Kobeissi  

by ioerror
“We owe it to the Egyptians that died here today to stay – we know that if we leave they will hunt us one by one.” #Egypt #Egyptians
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Maya Hojeij
MayaHojeij Maya Hojeij  

by ioerror
Alarabiya eyewitness: one sniper caught by protesters had police ID card, they refused to kill him, but they hit him.#Egypt #jan25
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Nadim Kobeissi
kaepora Nadim Kobeissi  

by ioerror
“Hassan was shot right in the head, I don’t understand what more the world needs to act.” #Egypt #Egyptians

Call the White House switchboard: 202-456-1414. Tell them to cut off Mubarak’s aid, now.

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Massacre in Cairo: Mubarak Sends Disguised Cops, Paid Thugs To Kill Peaceful Protesters

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 2, 2011

When even CNN and Nick Kristof know the score, you know it’s bad:


Ammar Abdulhamid


by monaeltahawy

Who are the pro-Mubarak demonstrators? – CNN.com – CNN admits: Policemen in plain clothes & paid thugs


Nicholas Kristof

thugs targeted journalists, to keep us from covering his crackdown. Hmph. Makes us all the more determined.

Call 1-202-224-2131 to reach the Capitol switchboard. (Or try http://www.senate.gov or http://www.house.gov to get direct numbers for your representatives.) Tell them to tell Obama to cut off Mubarak’s money, now.

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The Challenger Disaster: Reagan, O-Rings, And January Cold

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 2, 2011

Unremarked in the observances of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Challenger disaster has been something that at the time was one of the most-hotly-discussed objects of speculation — that NASA went ahead with the shuttle launch despite the dangerously cold weather in part because the White House had all but ordered them to do so in order to give President Ronald Reagan a visual prop for his planned State of the Union address that evening:

The shuttle mission just prior to the Challenger had been delayed a record number of times due to inclement weather and mechanical factors. NASA wanted to launch the Challenger without any delays so the launch pad could be refurbished in time for the next mission, which would be carrying a probe that would examine Halley’s Comet. If launched on time, this probe would have collected data a few days before a similar Russian probe would be launched.

There was probably also pressure to launch Challenger so that it could be in space when President Reagan gave his State of the Union address. Reagan’s main topic was to be education, and he was expected to mention the shuttle and the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe.

There have been heated denials of this by various officials, but of course these are also the same persons who would have the biggest motivations to deny this, truthfully or not.

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