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Mubarak Out? World Waits For President's Speech
msnbc ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | NBC

Posted on 02/10/2011 12:06:23 PM PST by edpc

CAIRO — Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is to step down tonight, two sources have told NBC News, losing his 30-year grip on power after 17 days of dramatic mass uprisings across the nation.

NBC's Richard Engel reported that a high-ranking source inside the president's office said the newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman, would take over. This was confirmed by a second source.

Egypt's military announced on national television it had stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters calling for Mubarak's ouster that all their demands would soon be met.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bayofpigs; egypt; middleeast; mubarak; obamafail; obamunism; punkd
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1 posted on 02/10/2011 12:06:27 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

“Hello, I’m Hosni Mubarak and I’ve got a secret!”


2 posted on 02/10/2011 12:07:50 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: SJackson

For the ME list.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 12:09:09 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: edpc

When is Barrack going to stop acting stupidly and join Mu-barack?


4 posted on 02/10/2011 12:11:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: edpc

I hope Mubarak stays and then institutes reforms on his own.

Anything as long as the Muslim Brotherhood does not come to rule Egypt.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 12:15:50 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: edpc
He's up, he's down, he's in, he's out - he's the amazing Hosni!
6 posted on 02/10/2011 12:16:52 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: edpc

No...he’s not going anywhere..this is now about Obama and Mubarak is gonna embarass him imo.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 12:17:10 PM PST by Shaka
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To: edpc

He’s in a dilemma now; he made efforts to cast himself as inspiration for the demonstrators. Yet it might turn into a wave of Muslim fundamentalism.

Given that risk, he would now want to hedge until it becomes clear how this will really play out.

And who really knows? I have my own dark guess, but that is just me.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 12:19:43 PM PST by gaijin
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To: edpc

Sounds like the army has taken charge, which is hopefully bad news for the Muslim Brotherhood.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 12:19:57 PM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: edpc

And another thread has popped up saying that Egyptian state TV is declaring that Mubarack isn’t going anywhere.

Constant confusion, rumor, and speculation.

On the whole, I prefer the military coup route — they’re the most stable and friendly faction in the country, at least of any size, and not well-disposed toward the Muslim Brotherhood.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 12:20:36 PM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: edpc

Sounds like the army has taken charge, which is hopefully bad news for the Muslim Brotherhood.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 12:21:33 PM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: edpc

What about the supporters of Mubarak ? Will they fight back ?
What we are seeing is the start of an islamic regime like in Iran.
The people in the square are islamists.
where are the women wanting democracy in that crowd ? the only women we see are veiled and with hatred in their eyes.
They want an islamic state and it is frightening.

The media has been lying for the last 2 weeks.

Democracy is not what they are screaming for.

They are praying for JIHAD.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 12:21:41 PM PST by Christian1
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To: Christian1
The media has been lying for the last 2 weeks.

The media's been lying about most things for as long as I can remember.

13 posted on 02/10/2011 12:23:54 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: edpc

Isn’t it already night in Egypt?

At any rate, maybe Mubarak and Suleiman will both quit and give the presidency to Zahi Hawass. He’s the only other Egyptian anybody else knows, aside from Omar Sharif.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 12:24:17 PM PST by Argus
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To: kevkrom

If the Muslim Brotherhood takes power, US aid will cease, the tourism trade of Egypt will all but dry up and the Egyptian economy will completely tank and go into the toilet.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 12:26:02 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: edpc
Mubarack may be listening to the Capones "So Long Chicago":

always feeling like i'm weak
all i can do is just grit my teeth
and if they gave me what i want
i'd still be disgruntled so what the f***
is all i can say, i change my mind every goddamn day
will i go or will i stay?
are these feelings ever gonna go away?

16 posted on 02/10/2011 12:26:18 PM PST by AU72
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To: kevkrom

Crazy day with lots of rumors from that part of the world.

Early this morning, there was a rumor that King Abdullah had died.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2671417/posts


17 posted on 02/10/2011 12:27:46 PM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: All

This is like plucking petals from a daisy.
....he loves me...he loves me not....


18 posted on 02/10/2011 12:28:13 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Ev Reeman

And the Suez canal will be held hostage and likely double or triple the price of a barrel of oil.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 12:28:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Paladin2

You want Biden in charge?


20 posted on 02/10/2011 12:29:58 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: edpc

ONLY MSNBC can come up with ‘the world waits for Obama speech’

Hello, Obama is mostly irrelevant.


21 posted on 02/10/2011 12:31:30 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Shaka

That was my thought. Fingers crossed!


22 posted on 02/10/2011 12:31:33 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Shaka

For the sake of stability in Egypt, Mubarak must stay!


23 posted on 02/10/2011 12:32:37 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Deb

Biden is a freakin’ genius compared to Zer0.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 12:32:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: edpc

How long before the rioting dummies look back on the Mubark regime as the good old days?

I say less than one year.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 12:43:15 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Deb
You want Biden in charge?

As I've said before, Biden is random incompetence. Obama is directed incompetence. The latter is more harmful.

26 posted on 02/10/2011 12:44:39 PM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: edpc

Give Hosni a break now, it takes awile to stash away that last 15 or 20 Billion $s. When he get’s done THEN he will speak.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 12:44:38 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Ev Reeman
If the Muslim Brotherhood takes power, US aid will cease...

After Obama is thrown out of the White House.

28 posted on 02/10/2011 12:45:40 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Paladin2

Biden would have the exact same governmental support system. NOTHING would change.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 1:11:05 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Then Zer0 is not the problem.


30 posted on 02/10/2011 1:16:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: kevkrom
"random" or "directed" ALL Democrats are incompetent and dedicated to taking the country as far left as possible. Clinton tried to do everything Obama has actually accomplished, from healthcare to gays in the military. The only difference is this time the Leftists pulling the strings didn't mind sacrificing Democrat moderates in the Congress if it meant they could finally take care of the "Check List".

The people directing the party doesn't change, that's why the Obama administration is full of Clintonistas. A Biden administration would be Obamaland.

31 posted on 02/10/2011 1:20:01 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Paladin2

Gold Star.


32 posted on 02/10/2011 1:25:47 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: edpc

Sarah Palin was right.

The 3 AM phone call came in, and it went straight to voicemail.


33 posted on 02/10/2011 1:33:42 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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