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Obama persuades Mubarak to promise to step aside
Yahoo ^ | 2/1/11 | Caren Bohan and Andrew Quinn - Reuters

Posted on 02/01/2011 3:12:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama appeared on Tuesday to have persuaded his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, to take a middle course of promising to step aside later this year.

It was unclear if that would satisfy the hundreds of thousands of protesters who gathered across Egypt to call on Mubarak to immediately relinquish power.

After days of putting pressure on Mubarak while seeking to avoid unleashing instability in the longtime U.S. ally and most populous Arab nation, Obama sent an envoy to privately urge the Egyptian president to prepare for a transition in power.

Hours later, Mubarak said in a speech that he would not run for the presidency in September and would work in the last months of his term to allow the transfer of power, saying the main priority was the stability of the nation.

"It won't work. This just really won't work," Elliot Abrams, a former deputy national security adviser, told CNN.

"I can't see anybody in Tahrir Square accepting that he will be president for eight more months and that he would, after 30 years, be trusted to be the man in charge of the democratic transition. Why would anyone believe that?"

Former U.S. ambassador Frank Wisner met with Mubarak earlier and delivered a message about the need to prepare for an "orderly transition," according to U.S. officials.

Obama has struggled to balance pressure to back protesters' calls for political change against any perception the United States is meddling in another country's affairs. U.S. officials have been concerned that publicly urging Mubarak to quit would unsettle other authoritarian U.S. allies in the region.

Mubarak, 82, has been a close U.S. partner for decades.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; obama; persuades; promise; stepaside; wot

1 posted on 02/01/2011 3:12:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Somehow, this stinks. This story looks to be crafted to put Obozo in the best light. Would Mubarek actually listen to Obozo? I doubt it.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 3:14:03 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (The Blood Libel Media, serving Satan since 1950.)
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To: NormsRevenge

So did the Muslim Brotherhood. So it means???????????????


3 posted on 02/01/2011 3:14:58 PM PST by RC2
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama CLAIMS to persuade Mubarak to step aside. Isn't he heroic?
4 posted on 02/01/2011 3:15:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

The WON will take all the credit in his little statement tonight from the Withe Hut! I hope Mubarack sticks it to Berry!


5 posted on 02/01/2011 3:15:25 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Obama has made a deal , ala chicago style, at night , behind closed doors with Mubarek...


6 posted on 02/01/2011 3:15:47 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: NormsRevenge

He just wants to Muzzies to take over, doesn’t he?

Stinking Traitor!!


7 posted on 02/01/2011 3:16:01 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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I could come up with all kinds of pithy remarks about now..
but you must admit, Obammy is delivering on one of his two themes.

Change.

He never said for the better.


8 posted on 02/01/2011 3:17:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn’t that just like our Barry? He could sell you the shirt your wearing. /s


9 posted on 02/01/2011 3:17:58 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: NormsRevenge

BULL SHITE


10 posted on 02/01/2011 3:19:59 PM PST by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why in the hell would anyone with half a brain even listen to Zippy Obama?


11 posted on 02/01/2011 3:20:26 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: RitaOK

Oh yeah.

That’s our Barry .. or as some of his most intimate friends call him,, Imam. ;-)


12 posted on 02/01/2011 3:20:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think the protesters and rioters did that.


13 posted on 02/01/2011 3:21:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

lol.

Okay,

Lets start the American Brotherhood just to frighten the weenies.


14 posted on 02/01/2011 3:22:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: NormsRevenge

Public enemy number 1 is the media. They always have his back, don’t they. I pray every day for God’s intervention.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 3:23:14 PM PST by jersey117
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To: All

Obama to speak on Egypt Tuesday evening

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110201/ap_on_re_us/us_us_egypt_obama

coming up shortly on a tube near you..


16 posted on 02/01/2011 3:23:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Doesn’t this just go to show that he’s a Muslim usurper? He continued to tell everyone to let Iran decide and not interfere there, when the Muslims were killing people, now he’s interfering where the Muslims have a chance to usurp power. This is extremely scary. He’s one walking, stinking lie after another. Will the media ever call him on his pathetic ruse? I can’t stand this guy and how he’s tearing the world apart while telling everyone just the opposite. The second term of Jimmy Carter for sure. Blah!


17 posted on 02/01/2011 3:23:36 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: jersey117

Public enemy number 1 is the media. They always have his back, don’t they.

You noticed that too, huh? ;-)


18 posted on 02/01/2011 3:24:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow! Elliot Abrams is out of jail and back on the MUST QUOTE list for journolisters...


19 posted on 02/01/2011 3:25:27 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: The Iceman Cometh; All

Title change.. now reads..

Mubarak promise comes after private Obama message


20 posted on 02/01/2011 3:25:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The odds aren’t good for military strong-men who befriend the US. Saddam Hussein, Pervez Musharraf, Pinochet (Chile), Noriega (Panama), Shah or Iran, various South Vietnam leaders, Batista (Cuba), were all eventually left swinging in the wind. The commies are much more loyal to their preferred dictators).

ps. I only list Pinochet because he’s typically identified by the MSM as a dictator. Chile would be another South American socialist basket case if it wasn’t for him.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 3:25:46 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: NormsRevenge

I call BS. 0bama is taking credit for decisions Mubarak is making on his own.

He started by saying nothing until after Mubarak spoke the other night then called him, told him he better be serious, then jumped on American TV and boasted how he really told Mubarak what to do.

Now he is trying to take credit for something that Mubarak probably decided himself - he is 82 years old - and is jumping on TV to take credit for it.

zer0bama is the most egotistical, narcissistic world leader since nero. Or maybe nero was not so bad in retrospect.


22 posted on 02/01/2011 3:27:14 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If anyone doesn’t believe the press is biased and this doesn’t convince them, there’s no hope. The first sentence of this “news” article says Obama “appeared on Tuesday to have persuaded” Mubarak not to run. Apparently yahoo is convinced that’s the only reason Mubarak made the announcement. So sad.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 3:27:57 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: paulycy

I bet Nero had a better jump shot and golf swing


24 posted on 02/01/2011 3:28:21 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama should heed his own advice. Step aside, and the sooner the better.


25 posted on 02/01/2011 3:30:07 PM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: Southack

LOLOL

What’s the half life of a “diplomat” anyway?

CFR - Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies

http://www.cfr.org/experts/france-israel-egypt/elliott-abrams/b1567


26 posted on 02/01/2011 3:31:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
I bet Nero had a better jump shot and golf swing

And a mean fiddle...

27 posted on 02/01/2011 3:31:58 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t believe this story for a second. It probably went down something like;

Obama: What do you intend to do Mubarak?

Mubarak: I intend to announce I won’t seek re-election

Obama: I support that.

Media: Obama saves the day by laying down the law to Mubarak. A true hero!

upsdriver: Bullsh!t


28 posted on 02/01/2011 3:33:28 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: jersey117
Hold on, G-d’s timing is always impeccable.
29 posted on 02/01/2011 3:34:13 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama didn’t persaude him. This is media spin for Zero.

The Egyptian armed forces persuaded him.


30 posted on 02/01/2011 3:34:31 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: NormsRevenge
If Obama wants the credit then let him have it. He gets credit for turning Egypt into a radical Islamic country. He has to also admit that he lied when he said he wouldn't take sides.
31 posted on 02/01/2011 3:35:06 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: paulycy

Nero murdered his wife, married 3 men (Nero was their “wife”), and married a Eunich (Nero castrated him before the wedding) with Nero being his husband.

...all while Rome burned around him. Nero was pretty bad.


32 posted on 02/01/2011 3:35:56 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama promised Mubarek a Public Housing Apartment next to his Aunt’s place and an Obamacare Waiver.
33 posted on 02/01/2011 3:38:00 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: Southack

I didn’t know all that about Nero. He was a bad individual.

If 0bama sells out this Republic, as well as the entire middle east, he will be worse.


34 posted on 02/01/2011 3:39:37 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: tobyhill

There are too many links back to Obamas office for the coup that we are witnessing. Obama has just set up a war with Israel, and this was already orchestrated long ago. Thus, he can confidently say he didnt take sides, at least in public while it was happening. His prestige has just gone up 5 points in the muslim world for catching America sleeping.

America needs to give its head a shake, cuzz if and when they tip Israel over, then they will be coming for the BIG satan.
Here we have a treasonous president who has already initiated the precipitation of our own demise. Most do not see it cuzz they have been kissed to sleep.


35 posted on 02/01/2011 3:45:45 PM PST by himno hero
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To: NormsRevenge
to avoid unleashing instability in the longtime U.S. ally and most populous Arab nation,

Maybe somebody can fill me in on when Egyptians became "Arabs."

36 posted on 02/01/2011 3:48:08 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Is a child a person? Of course. Which is why we MUST ban abortion NOW.)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Lamestream media trying to put Zero ‘in front’. Ain’t gonna work. It’s out if his hands...and theirs. And the whole world sees it.


37 posted on 02/01/2011 4:24:09 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Someone’s got the goods on him. Just a matter of time.


38 posted on 02/01/2011 4:27:17 PM PST by jersey117
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama persuades Mubarak to promise to step aside

Does someone who is under Obama's thumb blow the whistle on a secret meeting between Obama's minions and the MB? I subscribe to the "trying to take credit" theory.

39 posted on 02/01/2011 4:37:24 PM PST by Kennard (io)
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To: Southack

What a strange post...care to explain?

Abrams is right.


40 posted on 02/01/2011 4:58:44 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: jersey117

yep.


41 posted on 02/01/2011 5:00:54 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: NormsRevenge

“...his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak...” ??


42 posted on 02/01/2011 5:04:44 PM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: khnyny

Abrams is only right when happenstance collides with his spin. He is a dedicated agitator and is *probably* the illegal recipient of $10 Million that was supposed to go to the Contras from the Sultan of Brunei.

He’s also a convict. Or ex-con, if you will...though he still remains a “con” man.


43 posted on 02/01/2011 6:34:36 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: jersey117

absolutly agree! think Zero is being blackmailed


44 posted on 02/01/2011 9:04:14 PM PST by flowergirl
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama would lie about being married to Mitchell if it suited his purpose.


45 posted on 02/02/2011 1:24:20 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (WTF with Obama!!)
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