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Egypt army steps in, sign Mubarak has lost power (Military Coup; Communique #1 Issued)
AP ^ | 2/10/11 | MAGGIE MICHAEL

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:30:58 AM PST by jimbo123

Egypt's military announced on national television that it has stepped in to "safeguard the country" on Thursday and assured protesters that President Hosni Mubarak will meet their demands in the strongest indication yet that Egypt's longtime leader has lost power. In Washington, the CIA chief said there was a "strong likelihood" Mubarak will step down Thursday.

The dramatic announcement showed that the military was taking control after 17 days of protests demanding Mubarak's immediate ouster spiraled out of control. Gen. Hassan al-Roueini, military commander for the Cairo area, told thousands of protesters in central Tahrir Square, "All your demands will be met today." Some in the crowd held up their hands in V-for-victory signs, shouting "the people want the end of the regime" and "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," a victory cry used by secular and religious people alike.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhocia; coup; egypt; iran; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood
Mubarak, Suleiman out? Muslim Brotherhood in?
1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:31:01 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Or Mubarak out and military still controls Egypt.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:33:50 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: jimbo123

Also just heard that the army has prevented Mubarak from transferring powers to the VP.

This is a military endgame.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:34:05 AM PST by sunmars
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To: jimbo123
Allahu akbar," or "God is great," a victory cry used by secular and religious people alike.

LOL!

4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:34:37 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: jimbo123

So it is a military coupe. Figured it would come to this.

Say goodbye to one strong man, say hello to the next who is even more beholding to the military than the guy they just removed.

I get it.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:34:47 AM PST by macquire
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To: Huck

6 posted on 02/10/2011 8:36:00 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: jimbo123

So what role will the Muslim Brotherhood play now? Or will the Egyptian military keep them away, as well?


7 posted on 02/10/2011 8:36:16 AM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: macquire

The military put him in after Sadat. They are now taking him out (of power.)


8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:36:16 AM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: jimbo123

>Egypt army steps in, sign Mubarak has lost power

How do people get this brain dead stupid??
It is a clear sign that Mubarak is firmly in power & firmly controls the military.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 8:37:01 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: jimbo123

No it means one of the generals will take his place, and that is how we got the last two leaders of egypt. It is a better result than obammas. If it is true.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 8:40:16 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: jimbo123

To All,

You may want to check out Egypt’s Constitution.

Only a suggestion.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 8:40:38 AM PST by forest153 ("There's a snake in my boot!")
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To: forest153

in coups and regime downfalls, constitutions mean NOTHING.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 8:42:43 AM PST by sunmars
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To: org.whodat

I hope so, it’s too scary for ‘democracy’ right now. And they can’t protest against the army


13 posted on 02/10/2011 8:43:09 AM PST by mewykwistmas ("Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ")
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To: jimbo123

The best alternative IMHO, far better than the Muslim Brotherhood getting its filthy hands in there.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 8:53:21 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: jimbo123

What if the announcement will be that he has turned day to day operations of the country to the Military until elections are held?

What will the response of the Brotherhood be?


15 posted on 02/10/2011 8:54:45 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: mewykwistmas

I agree. But there seems to be a consensus with the liberal comments under the article is that this was a win for democracy. LOL

I didn’t see any Egyptians casting votes at a ballot box. Aren’t liberals supposed to be the educated ones??? Too Funny.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 8:57:19 AM PST by bbernard
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To: pennboricua

Constitution suspended as part of the deal.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/10/egyptian-official-mubarak-step-transfer-authority-armed-forces/


17 posted on 02/10/2011 8:58:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: pennboricua

Crazy. Wonder if all the “protesters” will now go home. Then what will they do with no money and no jobs and no food?


18 posted on 02/10/2011 8:58:58 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: bbernard

What it means is that things stay the same. Good for the U.S. and Israel. Bad for democracy in Egypt. Bad for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Elections in September? Maybe.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 8:59:49 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: Peter from Rutland

I agree with you... That is what makes all the comments that we just witnessed a win for democracy in Egypt so laughable.


20 posted on 02/10/2011 9:02:42 AM PST by bbernard
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To: macquire
So it is a military coupe.

No, this is a military coupe:

;-P

21 posted on 02/10/2011 9:03:36 AM PST by r9etb
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To: jimbo123
Al Jazeera is positively giddy over the road to the Caliphate. Check out the headline below on live coverage:


22 posted on 02/10/2011 9:04:32 AM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: jimbo123
Gen. Hassan al-Roueini, military commander for the Cairo area, told thousands of protesters in central Tahrir Square, "All your demands will be met today."

"... if you know what's good for you."

23 posted on 02/10/2011 9:05:02 AM PST by r9etb
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To: jimbo123
Liberals and journalists (or is that redundant) are very anxious because they don't know whose a$# to kiss yet!
24 posted on 02/10/2011 9:05:12 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: SMARTY

Mubarak is going to talk to Egyptian TV at 7:30 French time - so 11:30 PST?


25 posted on 02/10/2011 9:08:17 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: jimbo123

It matters not a whit who rules in Egypt. Islam is incompatable with democracy and freedom, and whoever heads the government of an Islamic nation is always a despot of one sort or another. Nothing other than a tyrant can rule an islamic country because the very nature of islam is violent with its clerical and despotic control over the people in every single aspect of life, (shari-a law). And there is one reason only why islamic countries in the middle east haven’t attacked Israel recently, and that is that Israel is too strong to attack without the attacker paying an unacceptable price. This is the time for Boy Obama to stand up and declare U.S. alliance with Israel; but the problem is that Obama identifies more personally with islam than he does Israel. When he said “My Islamic faith”, I believe it completely. No Christian or Jew would ever make that kind of mistake. When you’re in your late forties you KNOW what your faith is, it is embodied in your soul, you just don’t “mispeak” what your faith is.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 9:12:35 AM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: jimbo123
"All your demands will be met today."

I'm hoping that this will be carried out in the sense of "be careful what you wish for".

Or better yet "today we settle all Family business".

27 posted on 02/10/2011 9:14:15 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: r9etb

Looks like a military sedan to me.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 9:18:10 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Mashood
Yeah, yeah, I know..... S'pose I coulda posted this instead:


29 posted on 02/10/2011 9:20:31 AM PST by r9etb
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To: jiminycricket000
Turkey is a Muslim country and also a republic since 1923 I believe -
30 posted on 02/10/2011 9:21:37 AM PST by SamsFriend
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To: PapaBear3625

“All your demands will be met today.”

Does that mean I am getting lucky today?


31 posted on 02/10/2011 9:26:46 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: jimbo123

Now they are going to start knocking skulls. . .


32 posted on 02/10/2011 9:26:52 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Peter from Rutland

The Muslim Brotherhood will increase their influence through this coup. The military will compromise with them, increasing their power and influence.

In a few years, after our 2012 elections, they will be in control.


33 posted on 02/10/2011 9:30:29 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

BREAKING Al Hurra: Mubarak will arrive in Dubai in a few hours


34 posted on 02/10/2011 10:31:48 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

“Update at 1:12 p.m. ET: Egyptian state TV quotes Egypt’s information minister as denying that President Mubarak will step down, the Associated Press reports.”

“Reuters meantime is reporting that Mubarak is flying to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh with his chief of staff.”


35 posted on 02/10/2011 10:51:29 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: Diogenesis
Did Team Romney apologize for THROWING
the last two elections to Obama and the DNC?


If you're going to outright lie and make things up to suit what you want, at least do a better job of it.

36 posted on 02/12/2011 5:15:08 AM PST by GOP_Harley_Guy
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