Egypt Update Thread: Mubarek to Step Down, Millitary Council to Rule (merged)
Per multiple media sources.
A Millitary Council will be taking power in Egypt, for now. Not much word as yet how long, how they'll rule (they claim they will not be ruling by the Egyptian Constitution at all during this power change) or what plans exist for elections.
[QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3956629]to bad /theyhe was not this direct when the islamonazi's in iran were hatchetting people to death in the streets of tehran after their "free elections" in the summer of '09.....ironic...[/QUOTE]
Who cares. Let them hatchet each other until every one of them is dead. F*ck the Middle East.
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Why did BO have to rush to give his speech before the Mubarak's speech? Is he in such rush to grandstand? Did he want to say we have a regime change without an invasion? Or did he just want to hear himself speak again? The Saudis are worried about BO embarrassing Mubarak, and here is Mubarak making BO look silly.
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how fuking pathetic is this....
[QUOTE]Mr. Obama watched Mr. Mubarak’s speech on board Air Force One, returning from a trip to Michigan, the press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said. As soon as he arrived at the White House, Mr. Obama huddled with his national security aides. The administration appeared as taken aback by Mr. Mubarak’s speech as the crowds in Tahrir Square. [B]The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon E. Panetta, testified before the House of Representatives on Thursday morning that there was a “strong likelihood” that Mr. Mubarak would step down by the end of the day.[/B]
[B]American officials said Mr. Panetta was basing his statement not on secret intelligence but on media broadcasts, which began circulating before he sat down before the House Intelligence Committee.[/B] But a senior administration official said Mr. Obama had also expected that Egypt was on the cusp of dramatic change. Speaking at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, he said, “We are witnessing history unfold,” adding, “America will do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy.”