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      02-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #23
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Do Egyptians have a wheel fetish or something...?
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I can understand why they'd steal the wheels (I had my OEM wheel replaced by Sears because they messed it up and it cost them $500). I don't get why they stole the doors though? Is there some kind of black market for doors that I don't know about?
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I can understand why they'd steal the wheels (I had my OEM wheel replaced by Sears because they messed it up and it cost them $500). I don't get why they stole the doors though? Is there some kind of black market for doors that I don't know about?
car parts are always worth more separate than with the car. I think they probably just took the most valuable stuff they could carry with them.
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+1 I agree.

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Btw these cars weren't wrecked by protesters, but by thieves who took the demonstrations as a chance to make the hit of lifetime and the real protesters were absolutely peaceful and civilized. Shame on them, they are a real disgrace. Anyways I hope the owners had insurance and won't have to pay for the repairs.
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^ save the moral superiority statement you ignorant fool. What do you think would happen if we had civil unrest here. Remember Katrina?
During the LA riots, the dealers that always gave back to the community did not get touched. While other dealerships were destroyed and looted.
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Wheels get stolen in Texas, why would Egypt be any different?
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They took the goddamn desks, computers, GT1s, doors, wheels, and anything in there way, look at the e90's hood its very obvious that someone wanted to take it but couldn't find a way to remove it so he just destroy it.
true lol so wat was the motive for ripping off the mummies head? we can go back and forth but it would just b pointless.
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They took the goddamn desks, computers, GT1s, doors, wheels, and anything in there way, look at the e90's hood its very obvious that someone wanted to take it but couldn't find a way to remove it so he just destroy it.
They must have been asses to destroy such a fine piece of German engineering
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Depending on insurance coverages, this might not be covered. Here in the US, most standard policies exclude damage caused by acts of terror, riots, civil unrest or war and you would have to get special coverage for those cases.
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Sickening... I do not understand how anyone could find this funny.
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Politics/religious discussions belong in the off-topic forum. All political/religious discussions will be removed.
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      02-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #34
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What a waste! all those amazing cars! all because people have no respect! people that work there will have a fun time finding work whilst they rebuild it! i have no time for people that do that
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Sickening... I do not understand how anyone could find this funny.
They are only material stuff...relax man! #$it happens....
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they totaled the hell out of every single car! LOL! no wheels on any of them!

but, it is pretty unbelievable that people would act like this. I didn't think that they were so lawless...it looks like the aftermath of a Raiders loss. why would people act out like that toward others? BMW is not a government building, is it?

I'm probably missing the point, I'm sure.
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The remains of Alexandria United Automotive, BMW's main dealer in Alexandria, after the Egyptian riots.

Its not been said yet, but anyone guess why they seem to have been going after doors and hoods? ....








Yup, use them as primitive shields against the rock throwing mobs they were fighting with.

Saw them grabbing passing cars and yanking out doors on TV. I was WTF? Then a few minutes later footage of same group holding the doors infront as they advansed on their opponents kind of like Police SWAT team. Comical to see. Then there was the guys wearing buckets on their heads to double up as helmets. Real comic relief for sure.
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This hurts to watch... On another note... Mumbarak is said to have escaped with as much as 70,000,000,000
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Braindead idiots. Just like those morons that wanted to destroy the mummies etc. And probably all in the name of religion.
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This hurts to watch... On another note... Mumbarak is said to have escaped with as much as 70,000,000,000
funny that's about the exact number the US has given Egypt in aid since he's been in power... hmmmm
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