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BBC: Egypt's Mubarak refuses to quit
BBC ^ | February 11, 2011

Posted on 02/10/2011 1:17:14 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

His comments confounded reports he was preparing to stand down immediately. He said he would ignore "diktats from abroad".

President Mubarak said he would delegate some powers to Vice-President Omar Suleiman.

Egypt's military earlier said it was standing ready to "protect the nation".

"I express a commitment to carry on and protect the constitution and the people and transfer power to whomever is elected next September in free and transparent elections," Mr Mubarak said.

Ahead of Mr Mubarak's announcement, thousands of Egyptians had again gathered in central Cairo to call for him to step down.

Doctors, bus drivers, lawyers and textile workers were on strike in the capital on Thursday, with trade unions reporting walk-outs and protests across the country.

Mr Mubarak, 82, had previously said he would leave office only after presidential elections due to be held in September.

Negotiations between the government and opposition groups have made little progress, with protesters disillusioned at plans for reform put forward by Mr Mubarak's government.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bayofpigs; egypt; foreignpolicy; middleeast; mubarak; obamafail; obamunism; punkd; revolution

1 posted on 02/10/2011 1:17:17 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He was never going to step down. Journalists decided that he was going to step down. Get your facts asshats!!! and Bama shut up until you know whats going on . Geez


2 posted on 02/10/2011 1:19:25 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Paging Jimmy Carter !


3 posted on 02/10/2011 1:21:27 PM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Those protesters look majorly PO’ed....

Looks like they are thinking....

C’mon Pookie let’s burn this Mother———— Down!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iHW4kYn0kY


4 posted on 02/10/2011 1:21:56 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: GoCards

Man-the press has lost it so badly over the last few years it is embarrassing. I have no respect for them anymore.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 1:21:58 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s been reading the Drudge Report.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 1:22:09 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GoCards

I guess Obama’s pep talk to the protesters, the youth, didn’t sway the day.

[Exceprt] Speaking to students at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, the president praised Egypt’s youth movement for its role in urging political change.

“Noting that the people of Egypt have “turned out in extraordinary numbers representing all ages and all walks of life,” Mr. Obama emphasized that it was “a new generation - your generation” who had been “ at the forefront” of the activism.

“And so, going forward we want those young people, and we want all Egyptians, to know: America will continue to do everything that we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in Egypt,” he said.

Striking a campaign-friendly note, the president reminded students that “we live in an interconnected world” - and that “in the 21st century, it’s not just the big cities where change is happening.”

Later in his remarks, the president outlined an $18 billion plan to get 98 percent of Americans access to high-speed wireless internet connections. [End Excerpt]

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20031377-503544.html


7 posted on 02/10/2011 1:24:52 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mubarak to Barack:

“Send Lawyers, Guns and Money. The S#!T has hit the fan!”


8 posted on 02/10/2011 1:25:29 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jakerobins

Municipal government headquarters is set on fire by protesters, claiming delays on requests for housing in Port Said, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo)
9 posted on 02/10/2011 1:26:09 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t blame him one damn bit. If it was good enough for Obama to stay out of revolt in Iran, it is good enough to keep his big ears out of Egypt.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 1:27:44 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Zero and his merry band of amateurs strike again! Some are saying... they could not be that stupid. Well... if they aren’t... just what IS the reasons???

Whiz on the fire and call the dogs boys... the party’s over.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 1:27:54 PM PST by Bubba (Build roads (make that TOLL roads)... Fight wars and stay out of MY live. FRREEEEEEDOM!)
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To: Gaffer

Could it be he got the desired results?


12 posted on 02/10/2011 1:32:05 PM PST by Bubba (Build roads (make that TOLL roads)... Fight wars and stay out of MY live. FRREEEEEEDOM!)
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To: Bubba

The U.S. community “organizer” in chief didn’t pull this one off for the Brotherhood.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 1:37:10 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Bubba
Well... if they aren’t [stupid]... just what IS the reason???

They're living a fantasy ideology. (The world is waiting for its redemption through the intervention of Obama the savior.)

14 posted on 02/10/2011 1:40:51 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Egypt requests we extradite George Soros to them to stand trial for any involvement he’s had in this, would we comply?


15 posted on 02/10/2011 1:41:31 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Republic

Man-the press has lost it so badly over the last few years it is embarrassing. I have no respect for them anymore.
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It’s out of control, they have no credibility anymore. I hope even those who don’t follow as closely start to notice.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 1:44:52 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: jakerobins

Here you can watch the crowd in Egypt LIVE.

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

I just got through listening to the speech of the VP, and he told the populace to go eat cake. They are really pissed. The ‘reporters’ expect full scale violence and chaos in the morning.


17 posted on 02/10/2011 1:54:45 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama comes here to Michigan to peddle his High Speed Internet and he can’t stay on message: He just interjects his worthless two cents about Egypt again. And, Mubarak later tells the One to “F” Off? Maybe the One cracked open a pack of Salems and smoked his hinder off then?

Maybe tomorrow the Pres. will have another thought on what’s going to happen in Egypt?????


18 posted on 02/10/2011 2:04:36 PM PST by zbogwan2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The U.S. community “organizer” in chief didn’t pull this one off for the Brotherhood

Oh yeah! I am with ya BIG TIME on that! Watching him weasel around the question about the threat of that dirty brotherhood of women-haters moving into power in Egypt made me want to scream you cowardly inept POS! Uhbama is in waaaaaaaaaaaaaay over his head.

19 posted on 02/10/2011 2:06:45 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But...But...But... Obama has a Nobel Peace Prize. This is not possible!


20 posted on 02/10/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: GoCards

Ok Cards MOM,
Enough of this drivel,

Are the cards going to be able to keep Pujols.


21 posted on 02/10/2011 2:38:06 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

lol. Hope so, ever since the Cards got rid of the GM Walt Jockedy(sp) we havent done so well. We will see.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 2:42:49 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: Republic

Now that IS funny.


23 posted on 02/10/2011 3:06:00 PM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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