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Mubarak speech surprises U.S.
MSNBC ^ | Feb. 10, 2011

Posted on 02/10/2011 2:18:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

U.S. sources closely involved in the government's handling of the Egyptian crisis told NBC News that they were "taken by surprise" by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement and that it appears "Mubarak is going nowhere."

The officials told NBCs Jim Miklaszewski that they were especially concerned about Mubarak's apparent declaration that he would "federalize the streets." They said, however, that their reaction was based on an initial translation of Mubarak's remarks.

"We have assurances, both private and public that the military would not fire on the people," one of the officials stressed.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldblog.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egyptcrisis; foreignpolicy; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; punkd; unexpected
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1 posted on 02/10/2011 2:18:33 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The neo-marxists in the White House and State Dept are not pleased. Neither is their puppetmaster György Schwartz.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 2:19:50 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Everything takes the Obama administration by surprise.

-PJ

3 posted on 02/10/2011 2:19:50 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s ‘3 a.m. Phone Call Went Right to the Answering Machine’ ~Governor Sarah Palin


4 posted on 02/10/2011 2:21:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It doesn’t surprise me that anything surprises these idiots. It may be the ‘out’ thing to say but Obama and his administration is an Fail of Epic Proportions.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 2:21:14 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Unexpected!"
6 posted on 02/10/2011 2:22:03 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

FAIL!


7 posted on 02/10/2011 2:22:09 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just thinking about Sunday has put DNC Dave under heavy sedation and suicide watch.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 2:22:37 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Homer Simpson would have a better grasp of what is going on.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 2:22:58 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine.” - Sarah Palin

Heh heh heh ...


10 posted on 02/10/2011 2:23:14 PM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just about every report involving the White House these days contains the word ‘unexpected’.

So what would be different about this report? It’s a given that the White House is in the dark.

Get back to us when it isn’t.

(Not you Free ThinkerNY)


11 posted on 02/10/2011 2:23:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Everything is unexpected to Zero.

That is why we need someone who knows what he’s doing in the White House.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 2:24:08 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet Soros is giving Obama an earfull right now... “you idiot... I bet half my portfolio on the fall of Egypt.. can’t you do anything right?”


13 posted on 02/10/2011 2:24:26 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the h3ll did we expect? Sudden wisdom from Zero?

OMG.

Watching Glenn Beck now. He has been covering all this quiet extensively over the past 2 weeks.

He is right.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 2:24:59 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Political Junkie Too

Sunrise surprises this administration.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 2:24:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Political Junkie Too

And I’ve got a grandaughter that wears an Obama tee shirt.

God !


16 posted on 02/10/2011 2:25:27 PM PST by Mears
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To: jessduntno

Yeah, and after listening to the message for weeks, Obambi still doesn’t know what to say when he does answer.

Chuckle...


17 posted on 02/10/2011 2:25:31 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne

These guys in office havent a clue as to what is going on. Embarrassing to say the least, frightening mostly.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 2:26:09 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just one more in a string of foreign policy defeats for “The Won”.

He’s so bad.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 2:26:41 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad for you Obama you are not calling the shots


20 posted on 02/10/2011 2:26:42 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Surprised...?

Again....?

21 posted on 02/10/2011 2:27:24 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course they were taken by surprise. The State Dept and the Incompetent in Chief can’t even predict sunrise.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 2:30:54 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: GoCards

Hey, a guy is standing up to Obama’s fellow travelers. That wasn’t in the script. Who knew?

Look, him giving tacit approval for the Muslim Brotherhood to walk right in should scare the holy hell out of all of us.

The direct result could very easily be a massive Middle-East war within months.

Obama’s strategic thinking is limited to what Bill Ayers, George Soros, and Michelle tell him it is. He doesn’t know squat, and she probably tells him when he can or can’t.


23 posted on 02/10/2011 2:31:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I just heard NPR report on Mubarak's speech. They noted that he had been expected to resign, but then "failed to seal the deal".

So, you remain in power in the face of pressure from the USA, and that's a failure??

The Left has no idea what's going on, or what they themselves are saying. Children at play in a world which demands adult attention.

24 posted on 02/10/2011 2:32:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Unexpected” again!


25 posted on 02/10/2011 2:32:58 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: theDentist

Now that’s harsh. You know as well as I do that the White House is fully labeled so Obama knows which way to face when praying multiple times per day. Smirk.

Our first president that we know about with rug burns...

Can’t help myself...


26 posted on 02/10/2011 2:34:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But today Obama gave his “Yes We Can” speech to the Facebook crowd in Egypt!

How could this happen?


27 posted on 02/10/2011 2:37:05 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

28 posted on 02/10/2011 2:37:53 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seems the fate of Egypt could now rest on DOCUMENT #2.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 2:46:04 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm trying to keep from posting about the difference between Bush's treatment in the media and Obama's. I can't even imagine how Bush and his cabinet would have been covered at this stage.

I wanna hear again about Obama's IQ, his chiseled abs and his "brilliant communication skills". Unfortunately, none of that helps when surrounded by total incompetence.

This is not a government...its a clown circus.

30 posted on 02/10/2011 2:53:18 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“U.S. sources closely involved in the government’s handling of the Egyptian crisis told NBC News that they were “taken by surprise” by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s announcement...”

Ya’ think?


31 posted on 02/10/2011 2:57:39 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: La Lydia
Homer Simpson would have a better grasp of what is going on.

Doh.

32 posted on 02/10/2011 2:57:51 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CAIRO (AFP) – 2210 GMT: An unnamed US administration official tells CNN that Mubarak’s speech was “not what we were told would happen, not what we wanted to happen.”

Told by whom? Who do these idiots think is in charge? And why?


33 posted on 02/10/2011 2:58:48 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Marxist agitators in the White House should be evicted for national security.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 3:00:37 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is now outside the loop of international politics. I would not be surprised to find out that his sources in Egypt were told to lie to him.

Nobody trusts him.


35 posted on 02/10/2011 3:04:47 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mubarack Hussein Obama “hearts” the Muslim Brotherhood.


36 posted on 02/10/2011 3:08:25 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Our first president... with rug burns.

I did LOL at that. Great observation D.

37 posted on 02/10/2011 3:08:59 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: mrsmith

“Told by whom? Who do these idiots think is in charge? And why?”

After the Obama administration had shoved Mubarak under the bus and stuck a knife in his back along with decades of being a strong ally, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if it was Mubarak himself. How would you react if you got stabbed in the back after you made an ally out of a nation none of your neigbhors were too happy about you allying yourself with?

When you have Robert Gibbs proclaiming your administration should have been gone “yesterday....”


38 posted on 02/10/2011 3:09:46 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I hadn’t considered that Mubarak had ‘set him up’.

Possible! but I think they are listening to bad sources.


39 posted on 02/10/2011 3:13:14 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: theDentist

I thought for sure someone was going to object siting Clinton, but no takers... LOL


40 posted on 02/10/2011 3:14:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
None of this surprised "The U.S."

It surprised the incompetent, inexperienced, illegitimate, idiotic Obama regime, but MSLSD can't bring themselves to say it.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

41 posted on 02/10/2011 3:15:06 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: edpc
Surprised...?

Again....?

Must be time for another vacation.

42 posted on 02/10/2011 3:24:06 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: GoCards

The only liberal arts course I took in college 30+ years ago that has any relevance today was a history course that covered the Middle East from the birth of Mohammed to the birth of the modern state of Israel in 1948. This was in pre political correctness days and the professor dived deep into both the religion and culture of Islam and its impact on the development of the societies and countries. The knowledge gleaned from that course has allowed me to see how inept our foreign policy has been in dealing with the Arab and Persian world. Our leaders, Republican and Democratic, deal with these peoples and nations from a 21st century secular western perspective and are constantly surprised at the behavior of the nations and peoples of the Middle East. For all of their intellectual brilliance, the modern day elites are unable to develop even a basic understanding the core beliefs and cultural norms dictating much of the behavior.

The implications of overthrowing the Shah of Iran, deposing Sadaam, and now trying to push out Mubarak were easy to foresee with only a rudimentary understanding of the history and culture of the region.

I hope some day our elites will heed the warnings of our founding fathers to stay out of the affairs of nations far away. Unfortunately, we seem compelled to intervene to the detriment of the people we are ostensibly trying to help and our own national interest.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 3:28:50 PM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Our first president that we know about with rug burns...

"Aw, man, you'd be wrong there..."

44 posted on 02/10/2011 3:31:40 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

is he stepping down or not? the media been hyping that he’s leaving for days now. Their source was probably obama


45 posted on 02/10/2011 3:32:45 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You idiots that voted for Obama really thought this through; didn’t you?


46 posted on 02/10/2011 3:33:42 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Yaelle; theDentist

See theDentist, I told ya. ;^)

I knew someone would correct me Yaelle.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2671774/posts?page=40#40


47 posted on 02/10/2011 3:36:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (There once was a man named Barack, whose pediatrition refused to talk...)
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To: Yaelle

You’re not exactly correct. Remember, it wasn’t Clinton who was on his knees!


48 posted on 02/10/2011 3:37:30 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The media will cover for the administration. Can you imagine how the MSM would have covered this if this were the Bush administration?


49 posted on 02/10/2011 3:50:48 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mubarak hoodwinked the media and Bowrama. I find myself giggling inside!


50 posted on 02/10/2011 4:28:01 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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