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Jenson71 02-11-2011 09:17 AM

Mubarak Steps Down
 
'Egypt is free! Egypt is free!'

Wild cheers erupted from tens of thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square after word spread that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned. Demonstrators chanted "Egypt is free!" upon hearing the news.

http://www.cnn.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/wo...t.html?_r=1&hp

Jenson71 02-11-2011 09:20 AM

CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt turned over all power to the military, and left the Egyptian capital for his resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television on Friday.

The announcement, delivered during evening prayers in Cairo, set off a frenzy of celebration, with protesters shouting “Egypt is free!”

The Egyptian military issued a communiqué pledging to carry out a variety of constitutional reforms in a statement notable for its commanding tone. The military’s statement alluded to the delegation of power to Mr. Suleiman and it suggested that the military would supervise implementation of the reforms.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/wo...2egypt.html?hp

LaDairis 02-11-2011 09:22 AM

Good.

Hopefully an authentic democracy initiated by genuine Egyptians can follow.

Mr. Laz 02-11-2011 09:25 AM

... be careful what you wish for ... /Fox News

mlyonsd 02-11-2011 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Laz (Post 7424006)
... be careful what you wish for ... /Fox News

All you have to do is look as far as Iran to know that is absolutely true.

Fritz88 02-11-2011 09:27 AM

A strong message to those who thought Arabs are a bunch of Barbarians who only talk with the language of guns and bombs. This is probably the greatest and most civilized way a revolution is managed. Christians and Muslims joining forces to take down one of the worst dictators Egypt has seen.

HonestChieffan 02-11-2011 09:27 AM

Has Obama taken credit yet? Time for a speech or something

Jenson71 02-11-2011 09:30 AM

Suleiman:

Quote:

In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody.

Donger 02-11-2011 09:33 AM

I wouldn't call a country which is under the control of the military "free."

Jenson71 02-11-2011 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Donger (Post 7424020)
I wouldn't call a country which is under the control of the military "free."

Yeah, I'd say it's still in the process of becoming.

Jenson71 02-11-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by HonestChieffan (Post 7424014)
Has Obama taken credit yet? Time for a speech or something

Obama to speak at 12:30 CST.

HonestChieffan 02-11-2011 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Jenson71 (Post 7424042)
Obama to speak at 12:30 CST.

I will change my schedule and DVR it for sure.

mlyonsd 02-11-2011 09:47 AM

This could take years to play out.

chiefsnorth 02-11-2011 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Fritz88 (Post 7424013)
A strong message to those who thought Arabs are a bunch of Barbarians who only talk with the language of guns and bombs. This is probably the greatest and most civilized way a revolution is managed. Christians and Muslims joining forces to take down one of the worst dictators Egypt has seen.

We haven't seen anything yet to make any judgement about this being positive or not. We already saw Hamas get elected in one of these free and democratic elections. If the people want to impress anyone they'd better elect a government that will behave in a civilized manner and not another ally of Hamas or Iran.

I don't expect that to happen frankly. I hope this does not become another iteration of "Who lost China?"

Fritz88 02-11-2011 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by chiefsnorth (Post 7424062)
We haven't seen anything yet to make any judgement about this being positive or not. We already saw Hamas get elected in one of these free and democratic elections. If the people want to impress anyone they'd better elect a government that will behave in a civilized manner and not another ally of Hamas or Iran.

I don't expect that to happen frankly. I hope this does not become another iteration of "Who lost China?"

From seeing the way people protested and voiced their demands, I think I can say that if things are done the right way (According to what the people changed in the constitution) then someone worthy and civilized enough will be elected.

I am going to cherish this moment, I never thought it would happen in my lifetime.


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