Skip to comments.Egypt army steps in, sign Mubarak has lost power (Military Coup; Communique #1 Issued)
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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Or Mubarak out and military still controls Egypt.
Also just heard that the army has prevented Mubarak from transferring powers to the VP.
This is a military endgame.
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.
So what role will the Muslim Brotherhood play now? Or will the Egyptian military keep them away, as well?
The military put him in after Sadat. They are now taking him out (of power.)
>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.
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.
You may want to check out Egypt’s Constitution.
Only a suggestion.
in coups and regime downfalls, constitutions mean NOTHING.
I hope so, it’s too scary for ‘democracy’ right now. And they can’t protest against the army
The best alternative IMHO, far better than the Muslim Brotherhood getting its filthy hands in there.
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?
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.
Constitution suspended as part of the deal.
Crazy. Wonder if all the “protesters” will now go home. Then what will they do with no money and no jobs and no food?
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.
I agree with you... That is what makes all the comments that we just witnessed a win for democracy in Egypt so laughable.
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