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Google Exec Wael Ghonim Goes Missing in Egypt

Google has revealed that one of its Egyptian executives has been missing for nearly a week. Last seen in central Cairo, Reuters reports that the head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa had traveled to Egypt for personal reasons, however, the LA Times reports that the Cairo native was in Egypt for a conference.

The last tweet sent from his account reads:

"Pray for #Egypt. Very worried as it seems that government is planning a war crime tomorrow against people. We are all ready to die #Jan25."

"A Googler, Wael Ghonim, is missing in Egypt,” the company is quoted as saying in a statement. “He has not been seen since late Thursday evening in central Cairo. The safety of our employees is very important to Google, so if anyone has any information please call the following U.K. number: 44 20 7031 3008."

According to Reuters, Google has closed its Cairo offices to ensure the safety of its employees.

  • eyemaster
    Something needs to be done to pressure the gov of Egypt to stop what they are doing, but I don't know what I can do...
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  • davewolfgang
    9270820 said:
    Something needs to be done to pressure the gov of Egypt to stop what they are doing, but I don't know what I can do...

    The government??!?!?!?

    How about the proven Terrorist organizations that STARTED the rioting. Nah, just forget about them....

    (Now I'm not saying the Government is perfect over there, but don't for a second think this isn't backed by the 100,000,000% EXTREEEEEEMELY violent radical of ("that" religeon"))
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  • caeden
    Indeed Dave,
    Yes, the gov't has problems, but these are not your average protesters who just want the best for the people. These are backed by terrorist organizations which will be just as bad if they get in power. It is simply a power struggle, it is not some battle for an ideal or better Egypt, which is something we would all love to see.
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  • digitalw
    It's very UGLY situation. We in Macedonia, have witnesed all wars in ex Yugoslavia and what we have learnd is that, the situation will not be as the people or sometimes goverment want, but it will be (on the end) as "the big" guys from east or west want to be.. it's all about someones interest (violent groups, like those), not the interest of people. it's very sad... let hope that everything wil be without (large) casulties and will finish soon!
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  • davewolfgang
    9270827 said:
    So the people of Egypt are a terrorist organisation? really now... The protesters are young, old and from every walk of life.

    Just saying, you might want to actually check OTHER news sources than the one we already know your watching. There is more than enough FACTS known about who is behind the starting of the protests and riots. You should really inform yourself because you end up backing and defending evil people.
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  • house70
    davewolfgangThe government??!?!?!?How about the proven Terrorist organizations that STARTED the rioting. Nah, just forget about them....(Now I'm not saying the Government is perfect over there, but don't for a second think this isn't backed by the 100,000,000% EXTREEEEEEMELY violent radical of ("that" religeon"))caedenIndeed Dave,Yes, the gov't has problems, but these are not your average protesters who just want the best for the people. These are backed by terrorist organizations which will be just as bad if they get in power. It is simply a power struggle, it is not some battle for an ideal or better Egypt, which is something we would all love to see.And, how many of these "terrorists" do you personally know, to label them as such? They are from all over Egypt, ordinary people, if you have never experienced a revolution, at least try and read something regarding that issue, before labeling everyone through your miss-informed preconceptions. I have experienced a revolution in Eastern Europe and it's a shame that people like you would label such popular uprising as "terrorism", or "terrorism-driven".
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  • matt2k
    google lets egyptians phone in tweets -> google exec goes missing -> egypt gets its internet back.

    oh and the ANC in South Africa was a proven terrorist organisation back in the day. now they're the government, go figure.
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  • stromm
    FYI: In today's times, revolutionists ARE terrorists.
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  • DXRick
    Man. I just figured that losing people in the middle east was just part of the cost of doing business there. ;)
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  • greatsaltedone
    davewolfgangThe government??!?!?!?How about the proven Terrorist organizations that STARTED the rioting. Nah, just forget about them....(Now I'm not saying the Government is perfect over there, but don't for a second think this isn't backed by the 100,000,000% EXTREEEEEEMELY violent radical of ("that" religeon"))
    Are you for real? Keep that islamophobic BS to yourself. What we have seen in Egypt is a general uprising. Before you tell me to go read what you call "FACTS" I suggest you double check your information with Al Jazeera, BBC, NPR and other non-ideological organizations which actually have people on the ground in Cairo.
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