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Thread: Egypt Update Thread: Mubarek to Step Down, Millitary Council to Rule (merged)

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    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.

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    I wonder if they told him to walk like an Egyptian on his way out. That would have been sweet.

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    Mubarak is not stepping down any time soon. He reaffirmed his stance of stepping down after elections in the fall.

    Response of U.S. government official: "Not what we were told would happen, not what we wanted to happen."

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    [QUOTE=parafly;3956561]Mubarak is not stepping down any time soon. He reaffirmed his stance of stepping down after elections in the fall.

    Response of U.S. government official: "Not what we were told would happen, [B]not what we wanted to happen."[/B] [/QUOTE]

    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...

    btw- does anyone disagree w/Mubarak?? assuming the elections take place in the fall and he steps away, isn't this the best course of action???

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    [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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    Any chance they go back to Pharaohs ruling?

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3956629]

    btw- does anyone disagree w/Mubarak?? assuming the elections take place in the fall and he steps away, isn't this the best course of action???[/QUOTE]

    the problem with that is the simple fact they do not trust him and believe he will rig the election like he always does...

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3956645]Any chance they go back to Pharaohs ruling?[/QUOTE]

    better yet, bring back yul brynner....

    [IMG]http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID23526/images/yul_brenner.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=Tyler Durden;3956654]the problem with that is the simple fact they do not trust him and believe he will rig the election like he always does...[/QUOTE]

    Regardless, if he stays, they'll be rounding up kids and throwing them into
    the memory hole until Sept.

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    Fail

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3956640]Who cares. Let them hatchet each other until every one of them is dead. F*ck the Middle East.[/QUOTE]

    The entire Middle East.

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    [QUOTE=TokyoJetsFan;3956356]I wonder if they told him to walk like an Egyptian on his way out. That would have been sweet.[/QUOTE]

    Classic!


    :D

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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.

    Once again his amatuer status screams out loud.

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    I don't know how true but the Turkish Press is reporting that he has fled Egypt and is in Saudi Arabia or Emirates.

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    [QUOTE=The Turk;3956936]I don't know how true but the Turkish Press is reporting that he has fled Egypt and is in Saudi Arabia or Emirates.[/QUOTE]

    I hope he didn't take all Our Tanks etc. with him.

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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.”

    [/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/world/middleeast/11diplomacy.html?_r=1[/url]

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    And he's gone. Now the interessting part begins

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    I wouldn't be surprised if he planned on stepping down yesterday until he heard BO rambling on before and decided to give him one last slap.

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    [QUOTE=Raug;3957089]And he's gone. Now the interessting part begins[/QUOTE]

    +1

    [QUOTE=jetswin;3957092]I wouldn't be surprised if he planned on stepping down yesterday until he heard BO rambling on before and decided to give him one last slap.[/QUOTE]

    +1

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    Lets hope the domino theory is finally proved right.

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