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States of Emergency

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 19:39


We were thoroughly impressed with Algeria's 19 year "State of Emergency".

Until we read the following article at Slate.

Algeria are newbies when it comes to this kind of thing.

Egypt has had it goin' on since 1981.

Syria since 1963.

Isreal doesn't have a 'State of Emergency" per se', but rather "emergency regulations" since 1945.

And the good ol' USA?

We have not one, but two "States of Emergency"

The first from the Carter Administration was put into place during the Iran hostage crisis, and subsequently renewed by every President since.

The second ... as though one weren't quite enough ... was declared by the second George Bush after September 11, 2001, and subsequently renewed by Barack Obama.

As always, click on the photo for the entire piece ... it's short.


Can't We All Just Calm Down?

Egypt has been in a continuous "state of emergency" since 1981. Are any other countries under perpetual emergency law?

On Wednesday White House press secretary Robert Gibbs called on the Egyptian government to lift the state of emergency that it's had in place continuously since the 1981 assassination of president Anwar Sadat. Are any other countries in an ongoing state of emergency?


OK, here's my question, "So,where the hell was Robert Gibbs on this thing before the shit hit the fan?

Just axin'.