Arabian Fights

  • Aired:  02/02/11
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Aasif Mandvi realizes that the protesters outside the Egyptian embassy know nothing about how democracy really works. (3:46)

YEAR.

FOR MORE ON THE UNFOLDING

SITUATION IN EGYPT, WE GO LIVE

TO ASIF MANDVI IN CAIRO.

>> THANK YOU, JON, THANK YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

HERE IN EGYPT, THE SITUATION --

>> I'M JUST GOING TO INTERRUPT

VERY QUICKLY.

ARE YOU NOT IN EGYPT

( LAUGHTER ).

>> NO, IT'S EGYPT, I'M IN EGYPT.

>> Jon: ASIF, I SEE THE

UNITED STATES CAPITOL BILLION

BEHIND YOU.

THAT CAPITOL DOME--

>> OKAY, I AT THE EGYPTIAN

EMBASSY THAT IS TECHNICALLY

EGYPT.

DISPL YOU WERE --

>> YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE IN

EGYPT-EGYPT.

>> JON, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE

TURNED ON THE NEWS LATELY.

( LAUGHTER )

BUT IT IS ( BLEEP ) CRAZY IN

EGYPT RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE PUNCHING COOPER, AND

HE'S ARMED!

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Jon: HE'S GOT A GUN?

>> TWO OF THEM.

ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA.

OH, YEAH.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU GONNA--

HE HAS BEEN WORKING OUT.

HOW ARE GOING TO THEN COVER-UP

THE PROTESTS?

>> WELL, THERE ARE SOME HERE AND

THEY'RE PRETTY INTENSE, TOO.

TAKE A LOOK.

>> HEY, HEY HO-HO.

>> I WAIT WADED INTO THE

PROTESTS OUTSIDE OF THE EGYPTIAN

EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON TO

UNDERSTAND THE GLOBALLINGS IS OF

THIS REVOLUTION.

>> WE WANT A DEMOCRACY.

WE WANT SOMETHING THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE BELIEVE IN.

>> HE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN RIGHT

NOW.

>> STEP DOWN RIGHT NOW?

>> THIS VERY MINUTE.

>> AND THEN WHO WILL AMERICA PUT

IN HIS PLACE?

WE WON'T HAVE TIME--

>> THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ARE THE

ONES WHO ARE GOING TO PUT

SOMEONE IN HIS PLACE.

THAT'S GOING TO MAKE AMERICANS

VERY NERVOUS.

>> DO YOU WANT TO TELL US WE ARE

NOT ADULT ENOUGH TO CHOOSE OUR

COUNTRY-- TO CHOOSE OUR LEADER?

>> HOW ABOUT THIS-- WE GET TO

PICK YOUR CANDIDATE BUT YOU GET

TO VOTE.

>> ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

>> OKAY, WE WON'T PICK YOUR

CANDIDATES ALONE.

ISRAEL WILL HELP.

HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW WHO WE'RE

EALING ABOUT?D

HOW CAN AMERICANS BE SURE WE CAN

TRUST THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.

>> TRUST THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE?

>> Reporter: ARE YOU

TRUSTWORTHY OR ARE YOU NOT

TRUSTWORTHY?

>> I'M TRUSTWORTHY.

>> THAT IS WHAT SOMEBODY WHO IS

NOT TRUSTWORTHY WOULD SAY.

YOUR AMERICAN SIDE HAS TO BE

SAYING I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN

TRUST THE EGYPTIAN SIDE.

FINISH THIS SENTENCE FOR ME,

"BLANK TO AMERICA."

>> UHM...

GO, AMERICA.

>> GO, AMERICA.

LIKE, GET LOST, GO AWAY.

>> NO, GO, AMERICA BUT ADJUST

JUR POLICY ON EGYPT.

>> ADJUST YOUR POLICY?

>> ADJUST YOUR POLICY.

I THINK OBAMA--

>> THAT SOUNDS LEEK A VEILED

THREAT.

THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS

REVOLUTION ARE CLEAR.

>> WILL THE VOID LEAVE ROOM FOR

RADICAL ISLAM?

>> IS IT AN ISLAMIC EGYPT?

>> WILL THERE BE MORE RADICALS

TAKE OVER.

>> THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE ARABS.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE ISLAM

BROTHERHOOD.

>> I AM CRIN.

>> ARE YOU CHRISTIAN YOU LOOK

MUSLIM-Y TO ME.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR

NAME MAYBE YOU CAN CHANGE IT TO,

LIKE, CHUCK.

>> IT'S ALL ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS,

AND PEOPLE LIKE JEWS OR

CHRISTIANS OR MUSLIM, WE ALL

HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS.

>> WHERE NOW CAN AMERICA SENDS

ITS PRISONERS TO MAKE SURE THEY

GET TORTURED PROPERLY IF WE

DON'T SEND THEM TO EGYPT

ANYMORE?

>> IT'S VERY SIMPLE-- THEY BEEN

OWN OPEN A NEW GUANTANAMO BAY

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDWEST.

>> OBVIOUSLY, THESE PEOPLE KNOW

NOTHING ABOUT HOW A DEMOCRACY

REALLY WORKS.

BUT HOPEFULLY, THEY C

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