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Egypt's Mubarak 'Quits Ruling Party' (See post # 18)
news.sky.com ^ | 2-5-11

Posted on 02/05/2011 8:55:14 AM PST by Justaham

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has resigned as the head of the country's ruling party, according to state TV.

It also reports that the party's secretary-general Safwat el-Sharif and Gamal Mubarak, the son of Mr Mubarak, quit as a gesture to anti-government protesters.

For 12 days they have been taking part in demonstrations in Cairo and other cities demanding that the embattled president steps down.

The 82-year-old, who has been in power for 30 years, has ignored calls to give up the presidency and has previously insisted he intends to serve out the remaining seven months of his term.

Protests turned ugly earlier this week with violent street clashes between anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak groups.

Earlier, opposition leaders claimed they had met with Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to discuss various proposals that would end in the leader's departure.

One option being considered by top officials would see Mr Mubarak remaining in office purely as a figurehead, with real power draining to the vice-presidency.

The latest development may be a sign that this compromise has been reached behind closed doors - but it is questionable whether it will carry much weight with protesters.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cairo; country; demonstrations; egypt; egyptian; hosnimubarak; mubarak; power; president; tv

1 posted on 02/05/2011 8:55:16 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

That would preserve the regime and transfer real power to Suleiman. We should aim to preserve the regime and encourage it to make a few substantiative reforms.

Having Islamists come to power should not be America’s default option.


2 posted on 02/05/2011 8:58:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Justaham

Dumb move. Course it’s hard to see what to do when you are in it. Reforms would have been better.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 9:00:47 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Justaham

Somehow I doubt that the protestors are going to be satisfied with the VP, Suleiman- the man they tried to assassinate a few days ago- in control.


4 posted on 02/05/2011 9:02:09 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Justaham

...Hussein and his cult are happy to see the KOOKS take over. They hate Israel, they hate America, and will be glad to see another enemy of capitalism and liberty in that region.

Mubarak was not a perfect ally, but he was steady.


5 posted on 02/05/2011 9:02:36 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: goldstategop
Having Islamists come to power should not be America’s default option.
Right you are.
6 posted on 02/05/2011 9:04:34 AM PST by samtheman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Justaham.
the party's secretary-general Safwat el-Sharif and Gamal Mubarak, the son of Mr Mubarak, quit as a gesture to anti-government protesters

7 posted on 02/05/2011 9:08:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: samtheman

0bama prefers the religion of the beast.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 9:09:39 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Justaham
This is all just a remake of the Carter movie by all the same scriptwriters.

Sort'a' like The Rite {Anthony Hopkins movie} that's out now is just a remake of The Exorcist

9 posted on 02/05/2011 9:15:32 AM PST by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Justaham

Egyptians have practiced female genital mutilation since the time of the Pharaohs and although illegal now, it continues. An ‘05 study found 95% of Egyptian women had suffered some form of genital mutilation . I really don’t give a $hit how many Egyptians kill each other as long as the canal stays unobstructed and the antiquities survive


10 posted on 02/05/2011 9:31:58 AM PST by KyGeezer
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To: Qbert
Somehow I doubt that the protesters are going to be satisfied...

It will be a sad day indeed if Egypt, or any country for that matter, ever allows its self to be run by the demands of looting rioters in the streets of its capital city, for that is anarchy in its truest form. The existing Egyptian government must now clear Egyptian streets of protesters/looters, restore order, and make its cities and streets safe enough to conduct an orderly election.

Mubarak must now announce a national curfew and that anyone on the streets other than the unformed military and police will be shot on sight, and he must do exactly this or the Egyptian people are in for a very dismal future.

11 posted on 02/05/2011 9:35:47 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: KyGeezer

I share your sentiment. Trying to change the world is in so many ways pointless and America should jsut pull her troops home, let the world go to pieces and start being more practical about who we choose to ally ourselves with. I’m sick of having my taxmoney sent to Africa/Haiti and the rest of the planet that only demands more and more and more while spitting in our faces and attacking our citizenry. If the Egypitans CHOOSE Islam, let them suffer and I only hope that the ppyramids are preserved too.

But relying on America to make things better while doing nothing to improve themselves is SO POINTLESS.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 9:48:47 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: DJ Taylor

When Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, your sentiments were the same ones expressed by his contemporaries. A lot of people thought that he was weak because it was ‘just riots,’ but it was also about a deep seated problem that had never been addressed and a group of people (this time the Muzzies, but in the past it was the Bolsheviks) were determined to overthrow the existing govenrment and have their precious revolution no matter what the cost or even if it was worth having in the first place.

Let the President abdicate and leace and let the Egyptians rot in their own mess. Let themselves get out of it if they like.


13 posted on 02/05/2011 9:53:00 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Justaham

Just heard the airhead on MSNBC say that NBC news is now denying that Mubarak haas resigned as head of his party.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 10:02:18 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

haas = has

Apologies for my fat fingers.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 10:03:18 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
...Hussein and his cult are happy to see the KOOKS take over. They hate Israel, they hate America, and will be glad to see another enemy of capitalism and liberty in that region.
Mubarak was not a perfect ally, but he was steady.

Bears repeating. Pray for America and Israel. Pray that we survive this Islamic nincompoop of a President.

16 posted on 02/05/2011 10:04:58 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: Justaham

This is not good is it?


17 posted on 02/05/2011 10:08:43 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Just heard the airhead on MSNBC say that NBC news is now denying that Mubarak haas resigned as head of his party.

German news has been saying the same thing. They're saying it was a false report by the news agency Al Arabia.

It was a German diplomat this morning who reported the assassination attempt that had to be taken back.

A lot of disinfrormation flying around.

18 posted on 02/05/2011 10:10:45 AM PST by longjack
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To: Qbert
See this thread:

Statement on Suleiman assassination attempt retracted (Egypt VP)

19 posted on 02/05/2011 10:12:16 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: longjack
A lot of disinfrormation flying around.

You're sure right about that. This article doesn't belong in breaking news.

20 posted on 02/05/2011 10:15:54 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks.

Seems like there are unanswered questions lingering: did two of his bodyguards really die? And if so, who killed them, and why?


21 posted on 02/05/2011 10:59:36 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Justaham

Obama’s inaction over this entire disaster shows he is clueless on foreign policy. Biden says one thing, Hillary another and Obama is silent.

The one thing that Obama does say is that the Muslim brotherhood should have a hand in government there .. he thinks a terrorist organization should have a hand in government.

Great, so they can next start training camps there to train terrorists to come to America or kill americans everywhere.

An article worth looking at if you have a strong gut is

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/02/stunner-obama-gets-his-information-from-anti-semitic-aljazeera-channel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gatewaypundit2+%28Gateway+Pundit%29

and an audio worth listening to regarding this is Tammy Bruce - What Obama Administration Is Doing In Egypt Is An Impeachable Offense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nJ6FD2tEtoc


22 posted on 02/05/2011 5:46:51 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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