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Mubarak refuses to stands down
RNW ^ | Feb. 10, 2011 | Nicola Chadwick

Posted on 02/10/2011 1:14:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has announced he is will not stand down until elections have been held. In a televised address, the president said he refused to be the subject of foreign pressure.

He said those responsible for violence will be punished. He promised to scrap emergency laws as soon as the situation in Egypt is stable.

Rumours spread earlier this evening that the resignation of the president was possibly imminent after Egypt's military announced earlier it was taking measures to preserve the nation and aspirations of the people. The Higher Army Council held an ongoing meeting without President Mubarak throughout the afternoon to assess the situation.

Speaking in Michigan, President Barack Obama said earlier "We are watching history unfold." In the most direct endorsement of the movement for a change of regime in Egypt so far, President Obama said, "America will continue to do everything that we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in Egypt."

(Excerpt) Read more at rnw.nl ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bayofpigs; egyptcrisis; foreignpolicy; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; obamafail; obamunism; punkd; soweveheard

1 posted on 02/10/2011 1:14:06 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LMAO if true. Obama whiffs yet again...


2 posted on 02/10/2011 1:16:18 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heard some radio report that four million are being axed to protest tomorrow. That can’t be good.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 1:16:18 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama's incompetence/evil on display for all to see.
4 posted on 02/10/2011 1:17:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Darn. I was hoping that if it worked for Egypt, it might just work for America too. /s


5 posted on 02/10/2011 1:18:39 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: ez

6 posted on 02/10/2011 1:19:02 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will be “stepped down” a la Sadat. The military cannot afford to lose face.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 1:19:45 PM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mubarak refuses to stands down

News ... brought to you by the internets :)
8 posted on 02/10/2011 1:20:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Libloather
Heard some radio report that four million are being axed to protest tomorrow. That can’t be good.

Being asked to show up and actually showing up are two different things entirely.

9 posted on 02/10/2011 1:25:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

10 posted on 02/10/2011 1:29:36 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

LMAO. I actually wrote a country song called that til I found out Trace Adkins did too. :(


11 posted on 02/10/2011 1:29:49 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Finally! A dictator that refuses to listen to the people and actually stands up to them instead of taking Billions and slinking off to exile in the south of France. You have to respect that kind of balliness, you’ve also got to feel somewhat sorry for the O, I mean he really is looking like a blathering idiot. I can’t wait to see what SNL does with this, it should be one of the better skits that they’ve done, although I don;t know how they could make it any funnier.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 2:20:16 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is unexpected! Oh yeah and it’s Obama’s fault! :P


13 posted on 02/10/2011 2:54:32 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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