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Foolish move by the government. Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya are broadcasting images non-stop, and satellite TV cannot be turned off with a switch. Shutting off communication is ruinous to a modern economy like Egypt. Plus it broadcasts fear and emboldens the protestors. A suicidal move by the government (or so I hope!).

It's all of a piece. After all, Mubarak's response to citizens violating curfew today was to expand the curfew nationwide. "The Frog and the Scorpion" comes to mind.

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