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Live video: Egyptian president resigns amid protests

By David Edwards
Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:39 EDT
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The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Egyptian revolution.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    Protesters Document Egyptian Uprising
    The Egyptian government “can’t put up with” the street protests that have entered their third week, the country’s vice president said Tuesday. http://www.newslook.com/videos/289194-protesters-document-egyptian-uprising?autoplay=true
    Is this a case of bluster before the resignation?

  • Anonymous

    Imagine if this happened on Wall Street. Imagine.

  • Anonymous

    After they’re done with the pricks ruining their country let’s bring these folks here to help rid us of Wall ST and the banksters, the Koch bros and all the other right wing scum that have been destroying our democracy. Oh please, oh please, oh please….

  • Anonymous

    This is more of the same. The headline on al-Jazeera accurately encapsulates what has happened the military has stepped in “to safeguard” the nation and deposed Mubarak (this has the fingerprints of US designs all over it). This can’t even be called a coup because the military is already in control of the government. The revolution is being squelched and the military is window-dressing that the regime remains. The people must tell the military to stand down and they have no authority and no role to play in the governance of the revolution. The people are being fooled if they think that this is anything but a scripted replacement of Mubarak. I wish I could be more eloquent but the revolution is in danger unless the people immediately tell the military to stand down and do 2 things: (1) Do not fire on the people and (2) guard the borders. As for the generals they must be stripped of authority immediately and most likely many of them arrested and prosecuted for ill-gotten gains. I almost forgot to mention this ploy is meant to avert tomorrow’s 20 million man march. That’s all this is.

  • Anonymous

    “Not only are we going to Egypt… we’re going to Yemen and Iran and Dubai and Suadi Arabia and Jordan, and we’re going to Kuwait and Israel and Tunesia! And we’re going to South America and Southern USA and Miami and Texas. And then we’re going to Kentucky, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!”

  • Anonymous

    We don’t need their help. Part of the world’s problems is too many people interfering in other people’s affairs. The US needs to resolve its own problems.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Sheik al-Torture has to go, too. I am sure the leaders of the Egyptian people are well aware that one sacrificial wolf is not going to make it all better. The cabinet must resign, all of them – and probably the Parliament before the demonstrators can be confident that the “black bats of the night” will be restrained from their usual practice of torture and murder. It’s a good beginning, but they can’t let up now. Freedom next time would be a travesty. Lets see the Gaza concentration camp opened from the south, at least, before the people go back to their jobs.

  • Anonymous

    Step One of many to Follow

  • BrainRagYell

    Hosni: don’t let the door hit ya where Allah done split ya.

  • Anonymous

    Two RATS down and Hundred more to go !

  • Anonymous

    Political unrest has broken out in Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and other Arab countries. Social media and governmental policies are getting most of the credit for spurring the turmoil, but there’s another factor at play.

    Many of the people protesting are also angry about dramatic price hikes for basic foodstuffs, such as rice, cereals, cooking oil and sugar.

    http://climateprogress.org/2011/01/30/egyptian-tunisian-riots-food-prices-extreme-weather-and-high-oil-prices/

    What is happening above I belive will happen here in the U.S sometime in the future. We to will have to hit the streets someday. The Republicans will make sure we will hit the streets and the Republicans won’t like it one bit.

    Our gas is going up, our food prices is going up, we will have no health care, we will have no housing, we will have no jobs because all the Republicans are going to do is bread and circus.

    Republican: What can I do for you?

    Citizen: we are hungry, we have no home, we have no job, we have no health care.

    Republican: Get lost.

    Republican: What can I do for you?

    Rich man: There is a leak in the roof of my 20 million dollar home and I don’t want to touch the 200 billion dollars I inherited to fix it.

    Republican: I’ll write you a check. The taxpayers will pay for it. You poor thing. Oh I feel your pain.

  • Anonymous

    Right-wingers and Christian conservatives … are fearing “the worst”

  • http://twitter.com/oldivory OLD IVORY

    We DO need their resolve. Their determination. We won’t until the cheese and dried milk run out. And “they” know that.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Pull up a chair, grab some popcorn and watch the show.The question is not if, but long how before the Egyptians will be betrayed?What Machiavellian play are the United States, Israel and the Saudi Royal Family working behind the scenes to subvert anything that would represent a democratic government?Is it someone in the military who will stage a coup and seize the government or a faux reformist like Barack Obama who will promise hope and change and give them empty promises?Do you think the CIA has accepted the fact that their will be an Arab Hugo Chavez?Can it be accomplished without the visible traces of foreign interference? That would be an impossible task as we are already buying off the military. The tanks that went into “freedom square” were from an American pool. So to refine the question will Americans, Israelis or others be directly connected on the ground?How long will it be before the media gets completely in line and buries the story?

    It has the makings of a macabre drinking game. Watching your own country subvert democracy throughout the world, what a better reason to drink?

  • http://beyondpoliticsand911.com DoYouEverWonder

    Maybe Murbarak’s fall will lead to the domino effect, the POB have feared for decades.

  • Anonymous

    Mubarak needs time to liquidize his assets in the country, which will take time. He wont be stepping down until he sucks his billions out of the country’s infrastructure. This revolution caught him off guard.

  • Anonymous

    Power to the people baby! Great news for the Egyptian people, I’m so happy for them and their new independence. That creep Mubabark stole billions and billions from them, and backed by this wicked American Empire.

  • tsuki

    Well, if speaking with President Obama didn’t send the 86 year-old Saudi King over the edge, Mubarack resigning might.

    But then, it may be just another rumor from the Islamic Times. (Is that a Rupert Roo operation?)

  • Anonymous

    GOOD BYE!

  • http://twitter.com/PeterNoTail Peter No Tail

    I declare shenanigans.This is another in a long line of halfsteps by Mubarak. First, “I’ll step down… in September.”
    Then, “I resign… as party leader.”He’ll step down tonight, and what? I seriously doubt that the people of Egypt will settle for a CIA-connected Mubarak crony like Suleiman to lead them.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t just blame the Republicans on this one. Our elected leader who promised “change” is a democrat who was more concerned about the welfare of the elite than he was the people who voted for him. To think the democrats are the solution is just playing into the game they set up. I’d rather have a homeless shelter volunteer running our country.

  • Anonymous

    LONG OVERDUE…BUT THE VP SULEMAN IS JUST AS BAD IF NOT WORSE..HE’S KNOWN AS THE TORTURER OF THE COMMON MAN.

  • Anonymous

    yes i fully expect him to be shifting power to Suleiman, which is still unacceptable

  • morty62

    Mubarak stepping down means nothing. The army is in charge and has been for 60 years. Do you think they are going to hand over the reins of government to a bunch of students? This is a long way from over. Better the army keep control than have the Muslim Brotherhood exploit the chaos and win power.

  • http://beyondpoliticsand911.com DoYouEverWonder

    It doesn’t look like he’s going to make it either. The military is taking control and he’s not a military man.

  • Anonymous

    I think the patriot act vote just showed he isn’t a democrat but a neocon.

  • Anonymous

    HE STEPPED ASIDE according to the German Reuter an Al Arabiya news cable!

  • http://twitter.com/MarcoMago Marco Alencar

    Looks like he must be killed to step down… fuck me…

  • Anonymous

    He is staying in office … because he is doing what “God” wants.

    … just another reason NOT to be religious.

    LORDY !

  • Anonymous

    You have Republicans saying contradictory things.

  • Anonymous

    Muburak’s arrogance knows no bounds…truly.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Evil torturer is going to stay until the whole country is in flames. He has been living in a bubble for so long he obviously has no idea what is happening.

    It’s the year of the rabbit dude, eat your own shit and hop off!

  • d f bizzle

    Can’t believe he’s 86 years old…the guy looks GREAT!

  • Anonymous

    He is NOT stepping down… which means he WILL be picked up and THROWN DOWN.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    let the rock throwing and fires resume!…He just doesn’t seem to get it…

  • Anonymous

    I expect SERIOUS riots after this.. when hope and joy turn to anger.. it will explode.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6VAHKACI4N347KH6QJPBJB5UA ThinkingManNeil

    Hosni just bought himself a civil war. Stupid, selfish,criminal rat-fucker.

  • Hassan i Sabbah

    The word is megalomaniac.

  • http://www.bobcatarts.com/ Robert Gandy

    To paraphrase the Matrix: Why don’t I give you the finger, and you give me my term?

  • Anonymous

    the word is about to be burning-corpse.

  • Anonymous

    he cares more about what Washington thinks than what his own people think…

    americans arent going to burn his country to the ground.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris

    Hours before speech…………… MSNBC/NBC Mubaruk stepping down,,,,Al Jazzera; reported almost exactly what he said. Ratigan cut off Ron Paul during his comments

  • Anonymous

    Hosni Mubarak. May 4, 1928 — February 11, 2011

  • Hassan i Sabbah

    What, 80 Billion Dollars isn’t enough?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    Well, just like our GOP, Mubarak, just doesn’t get it. The people are pissed and marching.

  • Hassan i Sabbah

    But these are the folks who are “spreading democracy.” Funny how they react when their slaves actually demand democracy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6VAHKACI4N347KH6QJPBJB5UA ThinkingManNeil

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable” – John F. Kennedy

  • Hassan i Sabbah

    “Do not listen to the common sense.” –Suleiman

  • http://twitter.com/oldivory OLD IVORY

    Ha! typical politician that does NOT get it. Tells the the youth to go back to their JOBS! LMAO. What jobs? It is baffling that they live in so much of another reality.

  • Anonymous

    LOL like the GOP are the only ones at fault. The whole political culture is hopelessly corrupt and wicked.

  • Rush Goofbaugh

    Just like our “whole war criminal government” doesn’t get it. Stop the war crimes NOW. There…….. that should do it.

  • Rush Goofbaugh

    THEY never seem to learn this one…. short attention span? lol

  • surgethis

    Mubarak is a criminal. A mob like thug. The people have every right to jail him and worse.

  • http://www.harryandhisstuff.com/ Harry

    Basically, “the war starts tomorrow.” Look for a false flag event as an excuse to send in U.S. troops. If that happens the United States will have lost the excuse that they are spreading “democracy” around the world, which has always been bullsh*t anyway.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    Watching now I see Barack hoeing for Mubarak again.

  • http://www.harryandhisstuff.com/ Harry

    Obummer, save the BS for the campaign trial. You… have… no… credibility!

  • http://www.harryandhisstuff.com/ Harry

    Words of wisdom that are ignored because the government and state-run media refuse to see the giant elephant in the room – the assassination of the last real president the United States had. All following were bought and paid for by the special interests and kept cowering in fear of assassination.

  • Anonymous

    Now they are starting to learn what all us dirty hippies learned in the late 60s and early 70s this demonstrating ain’t as easy as it looks and if you’re lucky and not one of those arrested or injured, occasionally seriously, you usually get bupkis at the end of the day!

  • Anonymous

    I dont see the united states dropping troops in egypt. The egyptian army is sophisticated and professional, far above the quality of egypts government. Egypt will contain itself.

  • Anonymous

    Obama et al approve of Mubarak.Corrupt military dictatorships are what the U.S. promotes. The list? Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chile, Columbia, El Salvador, Argentina, Greece, Philippines, Indonesia. etc

  • Anonymous

    What is it about these people on the other side of the world who will rise up and take their government back while we let ours roll over us? I wonder what the revolutionists who fought for this country would think of us.

    We may have GPS, but we have lost our way.

  • Anonymous

    Better for whom?

  • ce2756

    The US is sending war ships and marines to Egypt. Do you really think they’re going to get all dressed up and not dance?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/02/special-ops-marines-are-being-deployed-to-egypt/

  • Anonymous

    After they strip the generals, they will need a Nuremberg, big-time. Ferret out all US involvement, all the crimes of the secret police, everything – how great would that be…

  • Anonymous

    True, it’s left + right, but it’s been republican party-run-amok control for the past 30 yrs (defining clinton and obomber as repigs), so I think we’ve got about 30 years worth of repiglican jokes and comments before it’s ‘break-even’ time…

  • Anonymous

    wow I really wish this guy would step down….I need to get back to following Lindsey Lohan and American Idol, and this just keeps getting in the way….geez…

  • Anonymous

    Damn ReyReye….I could not have said that better myself.

    And those revolutionist you refer to who fought to create this country – have been rolling over in their graves every day for the last 30 years. I have no doubt they would spit in our face for pissing this away.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you – to an extent. Probably most of those warships and marines were already in the region. Not that far to travel to get them there. However, if we start to see more countries join us in this buildup, then I would be more inclined to say that we would go in.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NL4YSAIMN2T4LVCEXCPTJSEUN4 Palli

    His stolen money, embezzled from the country he loves, is not yet all secured in a lockbox in some safe and friendly country…

  • Anonymous

    Mubarak is not a military man? You most certainly need to go check your history – Mubarak was the Chief of the Air Force – right up to the point he was hand-picked by Sadat to become his VP. His whole life has been spent in the service of the military in Egypt until he became a politician.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YFLV5CHN32ZTFFIASTTO2UKS6E Felipe

    I asked myself the same question in 2000 when an unelected President was appointed to the White House by the Supreme Court, rather than by the people of the U.S. I expected mass uprising and all I got was a yawn “what’s on the other channel?” It’s pathetic

  • Anonymous

    Hitting the streets would have been valid. This nation really blew it then. It also discredited us in the face of the world when we attacked Iraq under the guise of bringing democracy there.

    The world: Ha ha look at these stupid Americans talking about bringing democracy around the world when they wouldn’t even hit the streets when their democracy was being trampled on. Ha ha no credibility do these Americans have on the topic of democracy. No credibility at all.

  • enorceht

    probably not so hard to do when you eat 3 or more healthy meals a day, waited on hand and foot, do anything you please, and just give an order and have it obeyed plus he has at least 40 billion to spend as he sees fit

    “… “While a fifth of Egyptians live on less than $2 a day, Mubarak is worth somewhere between $40 billion and $75 billion…”

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/Just-How-Rich-Is-Hosni-Mubarak-6918

  • Anonymous

    I think this statement from another poster shows who the real boss in Egypt is!

    Carl Elderton wrote “The US is sending war ships and marines to Egypt.”

    If so, it wouldn’t be the first time we have sent in the Marines to restore order in some outpost of the empire!

    At least the people they round up in Egypt won’t have to be flown to their rendition location. They’ll just truck ‘em down the road!

    What is coming is a basic lesson in geopolitical reality! And this is why I laugh out loud when the Second amendment types yammer about keeping their guns. As if it mattered!

  • Anonymous

    This dude is the textbook definition of a psychopath. Delusional, disconnected from reality, a clueless egomaniac and a sadist. No matter what the people do, they will never oust him because he is a psychopath and nobody wins when faced with one of those. They will always outdo the other side that’s was these nuts do. Right at about this time, the Egyptians should start considering their options and they shouldn’t be so goddamn nice and peaceful. Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary actions. A nice, sharp scimitar carefully swung underneath the chin out to do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zentrails/100001475536421 Bob Zentrails

    He wants to die in Egypt.

    I suspect he will get his wish sooner than he thinks.

  • Anonymous

    They are much younger, have fewer computers or much else.

  • Anonymous

    Probably to secure the Suez Canal and keep shipping from being interrupted.

  • Anonymous

    He’s been like a vampire sucking the life out of his people.
    That’s why he can’t quit.
    He’ll immediately shrivel up and die.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, RawStory– I love you, but you have a very sensational headline, “OH MY GOD!!!! RAGE IN FUCKING CAIRO!!!” but when you click on that you get the live video feed showing 3am and a bunch of people sleeping. Can you tone town the headline until these people wake up and actually start setting shit on fire?

  • Anonymous

    When people say it’s “what God wants”, it’s usually what they want.
    I’ve noticed God never seems to tell them to give away their money and stop seeking attention, money and power,

  • Anonymous

    He’s asking for it, like, c’mon, I fucked Egypt over for 30 years now try and come get me.

  • Anonymous

    He’s wily like Sadaam Hussein and probably smarter.
    Maybe the Egyptian people will get lucky and God will send the Pharaoh a heart attack.
    He is 83 years old.

  • Anonymous

    My heart goes out to the protesters…all power to the people of Egypt!

  • tsuki

    I watched I, I, I, Me, Me, Me, My, My, My Mubarack’s self adulation.

    The 86 year-old Saudi ruler offered to make up any lost revenue from American sources for Mubarack according to news sources. I am going to be watching FOX News to see how they spin The Revolution. I wonder if they will be pro-Mubarack, i. e., Egypt will sink into a radical Islamic state if Mubarack is not there to save them.

    If they do, it will certainly tell who is calling the shots at News Corp.

  • http://twitter.com/profmarcus profmarcus

    Mubarak gave the same speech only a couple of weeks ago…

    Cee-Lo-Green

    http://takeitpersonally.blogspot.com/2011/02/mubarak-keeps-givin-same-speech.html

  • Anonymous

    The leftie-progressive pundits like Randi Rhodes and Thom Hartmann are always trying to find the good in Obama’s actions; how clever he is to make this or that concession, trip, flip or inuendo. How Obama is actually saving us from further damnation and pain, as if this nation is going to swing back to progressivism any day now. It’s going to get a LOT worse here before the US public wakes up after all the cheese and powdered milk run out. Why delay the inevitable, Hartmann?

  • Anonymous

    I recall expecting the same thing back in 2000, thinking they had gone too far this time, and then being stunned by the mass acceptance of what was an incredibly bold and clearly unwarranted SCOTUS intervention to install Chimpy.

    And I don’t guess this will be a very popular comment, but with the benefit of hindsight and what I’ve learned about the crimes of 9-11 since then, I find myself strangely thankful they did it. Because I think our Zionist shadow government, viewing President Gore as an obstacle to their global agenda, would’ve engineered 9-11 to include his death, leaving us with nightmare of nightmares — AIPAC’s favorite son, Joe Lieberman serving as our Commander and Chief. Iran would’ve surely been nuked by now and the Middle East and many other parts of the world (perhaps the U.S.) would be in flames.

  • Anonymous

    i can’t believe suleiman comes on the TV and tells everyone to “go home”

    the power elites in egypt are insane. nothing has changed, as one young guy said, after 17 days of protests and now increasing strikes, essentially nothing has changed. the gov’t isn’t listening; and perhaps even barak and hilary are hoping it will all ‘blow over’.
    unbelievable.
    but this is what happens when one your dictators i mean one of your strongmen is in power for 30 years (and who you have supported to the hilt with tens of billions in aid and overlooked all the torture and corruption), well, he just is out of control and doesn’t want to go softly into that good night….

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, I think something like 70% of the country is online. Internet cafes and smart phones are also popular. Facebook and Twitter did play a role in this.

    It’s true that there are a lot of unemployed young people, and many of them are very well educated. It’s the opposite of the “dumbing down” of America (maybe that’s why they don’t want us educated?).

    They are also very well connected to the outside world and are demanding the same kind of democracy and freedom they see in other countries.

  • Anonymous

    Egypt will explode tomorrow!

    The world is watching, Obama. Get on the right side of history.

  • Anonymous

    We’re always sending warships someplace.

  • Anonymous

    Go in and do what? We can’t govern the place.

  • http://www.balmorheaprogressive.blogspot.com/ BaileyWuXiang

    Obama is playing shell game — first the fascist pea is under the Mubarak shell, now it’s under the Suleiman shell, next the army’s. Like the people of Egypt don’t know the difference. We can be sure that Brzezinski and the cabal of power elites of which he is a member is advising Obama. This time there will be no failure like Carter’s “failure” to take Brzezinski’s advice and support the Shah of Iran, a “failure” that led to Carter’s political demise and the rise of hawk-neoconservativism.

    The whole world knows that Omar Suleiman was head of Egyptian intelligence and helped set up the program of torture-rendition that the US still maintains through a worldwide network despite Obama’s campaign promise to end it.

    Still, you can’t blame Obama for trying to play the good-guy; that’s what a narcissist does. It’s just that every time he opens his mouth he proves once again that when he promised “hope and change” during the campaign he was just sloganeering and pandering for votes. And there he was last night demanding Mubarak to step down so that the CIA’s man in Egypt can take over. Obama’s duplicity has become pathetically transparent to all but the most thick-headed of Fox News couch potatoes. He’s trying to hijack the revolution.

    And look at all that money at stake along with the perceived threat to Israel’s security if the American national security state cannot maintain control. This is not the country I once loved. Obama is not the man they think he is at home; he’s a rocket man, burning out his fuse up there alone.

    Come 2012: ABO!

  • http://www.balmorheaprogressive.blogspot.com/ BaileyWuXiang

    They say they want to march to the presidential palace. The head of the army is about to make a speech. You can sum it up in two words: Go Home!

    While they say they won’t fire on the people, you can bet your ass that the police-street-thugs transported in by them will do just that.

    Obama and the Zionists are attempting to hijack the revolution. Our prayers are with the people.

  • Anonymous

    That will be the excuse anyway!

  • parrots_abound

    Warning to the U.S. Government. When our food prices and energy prices go up more and the people finally crack, we’ll be revolting ourselves.

    Yet I don’t know why I just “warned” you or feel that you even deserve a warning…as I thoroughly believe an Egyptian style revolution is long overdue here in America.

    I truly think you and the bankers/ Wall Street crooks deserve something FAR more serious and violent than what’s happening in Egypt.

    I hope if or when America revolts…the consequences for you guys will be so dire and catastrophic that history books will shudder at the mention of the fate you fell.

  • Anonymous

    And while all this is going on in Egypt we learned yesterday that Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton took a quick trip to Haiti early in the week to make sure we controlled the elections there as well. Where would we be without the ability and willingness to spread freedom and democracy all over the globe! Once again showing that we only want elections that elect the people we want elected.

    JUAN GONZALEZ: I’d like to ask you about the political situation in Haiti, the extraordinary situation of Hillary Clinton in the midst of trying to manage this huge international crisis in Egypt—

    AMY GOODMAN: Did five Sunday talk shows, right?

    JUAN GONZALEZ: Right.

    AMY GOODMAN: On Sunday in Egypt, and then flies to Haiti.

    JUAN GONZALEZ: And then flies to Haiti to try to pressure the Haitian government to allow a runoff between the two candidates that the United States wanted to have in the runoff.

    BILL QUIGLEY: Yeah, this is like a very bad high school student council election, really, is what’s happening. But the stakes are so very high. First, they exclude half the candidates who want to run. Then they come up with a crooked election that actually happens, and the government certifies the wrong people as being in charge. And then, after international pressure, now they are saying that two people can run, essentially somebody who’s a Republican and somebody who would be a Tea Partier in this country—and that decision, again, made by the United States, not made by the electoral council in Haiti. So this entire thing is a puppet show, really, by the United States government. Haiti desperately needs leadership of integrity and the like. And the Congressional Black Caucus, a lot of international human rights groups are saying, “Please, start over. Scrap this farce, this facade, this joke that’s going on there. And let everybody run and have a fair election, and then let us begin to rebuild our country.”

    From DemcracyNow.org: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/10/human_rights_attorney_bill_quigley_on

  • parrots_abound

    I am sick and tired of our Government fleecing us from our money while spending it on wars and waste. I’m sick of our Government lying and cheating and giving favors to each other and special inside deals with the Corporations they are friendly with. I’m sick of Lobby money silencing grassroots and everyday citizens. I’m sick of bought votes. I’m sick of the Constitution being shredded daily by Police State power and violations of our rights.

    I’m sick of people working to pay 40-50 % in total taxes, most of which are squandered on bad ideas, war, pork projects, or experimental ideas which never show profit.

    I’m sick of lies about our foreign policy, all the enemies we have created in the name of “freedom”, all the puppet regimes we help, all the land we grab, the sovereign nations we overrun, the innocent people we kill.

    I only WISH my fellow Americans had HALF the fortitude and resolve the people of Egypt have.

    When is it going to be America’s time to stand up to the thieves and liars?

    Hail the Egyptians!!! They are willing to take the whole thing down to get what they want and they are NOT LEAVING.

  • Anonymous

    Do I look like I have a plan? All I was doing was responding to someone else’s post.

  • morty62

    Better for U.S. interests and better for the Egyptian people. The raw wishes of the mob are not always channeled in a way that is productive. We shall see.

  • ce2756

    Right now, the US is there to help secure the Israeli border with Egypt. It’s a peace keeping mission.
    Like Viet Nam, and Angola.
    Unfortunately, the cowboy mentality that exists in our military will undoubtedly make unilateral decisions to the detriment of the citizens of Egypt. All for “protecting American interests.” It’s good business.

  • Anonymous

    I also think its long overdue. When food prices soar and many are hungry; when more people are thrown out of their houses by the banks and social services are slashed, there will be wide spread unrest in the US.

    We already have riot police riding in armoured personnel carriers and using pepper spray and Tasers on “good days” at demonstrations. Protesters placed in free speech cages. Soldiers with fully automatic assault rifles roaming airports. Just going to the airport is like going to prison and we are humilated by right-wing terrorists. I would say we are under an Occupied Government.

    Millions are questioning the system and what it really has to offer us. There is a lot of anger and rage out there just under the surface.

    I see they are surrounding the state TV building in Egypt. Many others have gathered outside the palace. I wonder what would happen if that many of us surrounded FOX News? If we surrounded the White House?

  • parrots_abound

    What makes you think “Fox News” is the only news station that is guilty of anything treasonous? You sound caught up in the Right-Left paradigm..

    And your “Right Wing” terrorists at the Airport? Who, What, When? You mean the TSA Goons?

    They work for the TSA and Janet Nepolitano now, and under a “Democratic” President.But it doesn’t f’in matter!

    Your freedoms and your country have gone down hill from BOTH PARTIES. This whole shitty country is full of people willing to blame sides and parties till the cows come home so I guess we deserve EXACTLY what we get.

  • parrots_abound

    Obama continues Bush’s policy in the Mid East in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Obama lied about Russia attacking Georgia is 2008, it was the other way around.

    Obama LIES about Iran and “Terrorists”, and the whole phony War on Terror.

    Obama LIES and covers up for Israel.

    Obama supports the dictator Mubarak’s handyman Suleiman, when the people of Egypt don’t even want him. And this is after VP Biden,and CLinton showed support for Mubarak to make things ‘stable’ and forego Democracy.

    And Obama bailed the bankers and Wall Street out.

    Obama will PERMANENTLY be on the wrong side of history for all those things.

    It’s too late for him to save face to those of us paying attention.

    Fuck him.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s the only news station at all…I’ve stated here before that I consider MSNBC, CNN, etc. just as bad. They are all controlled by multinational corporations that are – let’s face it – very right-wing.

    If by the “Right-Left paradigm” you mean Democrats vs Republicans, no I am not talking about that. The Democrats are hardly any better. But I am firmly on the Left Wing side, just to the left of the Democratic Party. I think at some point ideology does come into play and you have to decide between Left and Right.

    For instance, I am anti-capitalist and want to see a socialist society but I would not want to live under fascism. When I said “Right Wing terrorists” I meant the TSA. Yes, we have a Democratic President but I think you will have to admit that the people who run the military, who run the corporations, who run the Department of Defence and Homeland Security are all very far right Republicans. The Tea Party is nothing but far right Republicans and Fox News is nothing but GOP/right wing propaganda.

    I understand that Obama is just continuing Bush’s policies. He’s right wing! The entire country has turned sharply to the right. But why? Could it be the media frenzy that frightens people into hysteria? The constant lies we are bombarded with? And how much of that is older, racist people? Right wing ideas are not catching on with young people, I can assure you of that. Young people are very far to the left of most middle-aged and older people. Not all, but most.

    Since you so sternly warned me that I sound caught up in the Right-Left paradigm…I’m wondering where you stand on things.

  • ce2756

    I appreciate the tip of the hat, but the observation is mine only as a proxy. I guess the US can’t figure out how to move warships in the dark of night so no one notices. A quick Google search will validate the statement from multiple sources.
    If the US military does get involved, I expect it to be to prop up a military dictatorship in Egypt. That simplifies the diplomatic scene. Only one person to buy off.
    I sincerely hope that the Egyptian people get their way. If things go south so far that they have to take up arms, we can expect a replay of Panama under Noriega, Iran under the Shah, Afghanistan under the Taliban… Hell, there is a pile of places where American interests have devastated the landscape with failed political regimes of US making.

  • parrots_abound

    So you want to live in a “Socialist Society” but don’t want Fascism?

    What about STATISM? The TSA is part of STATE Control as well as part of a FASCIST society.

    You state your are ‘firmly’ left…yet what the hell does that matter if the STATE, MILITARY, CORPORATIONS, BANKS, LOBBYS, CRONIES, or any of the above take all that you have or run you into the ground?

    You think any “left” idea will do away with this? Seen history? Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot?

    You’re not getting it man. All of the “sides” to this can be just as horrific as the other. And you seem to think the answer to our woes is SOCIALISM. So let’s swing right back to the other side?

    Socialists, Neocons, Neoliberals, Fascists….intrusive state power or capital power, leave us all the hell alone.

    And as far as where I stand on things, that question is too broad to ask flat out. That’s like saying “Hey, do you like stuff…what kind of stuff?”

    But my politics isn’t based on Right Wing vs. Left Wing. I pay attention to Authoritarian vs. Libertarian…that part we keep ignoring

  • parrots_abound

    lol

  • parrots_abound

    I want to see Mubarak and his henchmen passed over the crowd like a stage diver and kicked back and forth by the people like a beach ball at a Dodgers game.

  • Anonymous

    One thing I find extremely disheartening in this country is whenever there is any kind of uprising, the media disappears. You see almost nothing on the television or in the papers the only way you see it is on the free media(which I am sure will become more controlled very soon). If it is happening in other countries, it is good business if it happens here, shhh we don’t talk about it. If that is not proof that we live in a media controlled society where the corporations and oligarchs are pulling all the strings nothing will every wake up the American people. We live in animal farm we are being sent to slaughter in the false name of freedom all while smiling because we just saw a new episode of (Insert favorite TV show here).

  • Anonymous

    Did you know that if only one U.S. Senator had objected to what the U.S. Supreme Court had decided it would have put a halt to the proceedings and an investigation would have followed. The Senate could have done that but, the “fix” was in by some very powerful people in this country – the people who really run this country – so nothing was done and “W” was elected – a burned out drunk and coke freak. Welcome to America. A land that use to be…

  • Anonymous

    Very interesting scenario. I never thought of it that way! With “Crazy Joe” at the helm who knows what his little addled mind would have told him to do.

    Instead, we got a President who could do nothing more than read “My Pet Goat” to some school children while the country was under attack. Then, attacked the wrong country – twice!!! Attaboy, George!!

  • Anonymous

    I really wonder what our armed forces, police, and various security personnel would do in an American uprising. Perhaps I’m naive, but I can’t see a majority of them following orders against the citizenry. After all, most of them are in the same boat. Look how the gubmint treats soldiers and veterans.

  • Ignatzfattis

    I heard someone say that this peaceful -and successful -revolution “is Al Qaeda’s worst nightmare”

  • Jaimie11

    Ha, ha, ha – thanks for the belly laugh denny.

  • Anonymous

    The big rat just abandoned ship! Woo freakin’ hooooooooooo!

    Egyptians rule!

  • parrots_abound

    Keep going Egyptians…this aint over yet.

  • Ignatzfattis

    On a lighter note, I saw on live coverage right after the announcement a guy sitting on the can in the latrine area fist pumping along with everyone else.

  • Jaimie11

    Yes, there are rumblings we can only hope will develop into a mass movement for freedom.

  • Jaimie11

    That is just the most recent bit of treason.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PF4BRQDF4633RPXV5TPFG7KV7Y LarryM

    About time. What a great moment in history! I just don’t feel too great about the Generals assuming control. This could have a real bad ending…we shall see.

  • Anonymous

    Obama declares Egypt 52nd state of America

  • Anonymous

    You mean of Israel?

  • BrainRagYell

    CONGRATULATIONS ON A RELATIVELY BLOODLESS REVOLUTION, EGYPT!

    Remember, whatever happens now, keep it secular. You go Theocrat, and this is all for naught. This will infect the region with Democratic ideals if you get this right. Bravo, good people! Well done! I’ve said it before, but in this season of your transition, we are all Egyptians!

  • Anonymous

    Nice catch. TY

  • Red Raleigh

    There gonna have to do this all over again to get rid of Sulieman.

  • Jaimie11

    What about the British who began all this with their need to control the Suez Canal in their quest for Empire under the ill-advised Victoria?

  • Anonymous

    The rebirth of a great nation! Egypt has changed the world!

  • Roberthe

    We the People! What a glorious day for all humans across the globe. I am in awe of the courage, the solidarity, and the profound humanity of the Egyptian people. They have reminded us, if only for a brief moment, that we are all brothers and sisters, that we all hunger for freedom. And yet they are also our mothers and fathers: they have shown us what is right, and how to stand up for it. It now is our responsibility to ensure that the torch lit in Tahrir Square does not go out but spreads throughout the world in an ever-increasing wave of peace and justice.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so you’re a Libertarian. I suppose you live in some imaginary state that is neither capitalist or socialist. Libertarians are Free Market capitalists. Your system has failed!

    Of course we are not talking about some kind of authoritarian regime. Socialists, anarchists, and all anti-capitalist activists and revolutionaries insist on real democracy and freedom, not just the little bit that the ruling class gives us.

    We currently live under a very authoritarian capitalist regime that only allows corporate-controlled media. This same machine is currently destroying the lives of millions around the world. Money, greed, corporations, free trade, Wall Street, NAFTA, G20. This system of greed and war has brought the entire ecosystem to the edge of total collapse. We will replace this system with a resource based economy based on the needs of the earth and of society – not to enrich the wealthy. It’s over! You had your chance Libertarians, Democratics/Repulicans, Tea Party…you destroyed our world and we won’t stand for it! This system will end, I promise you!

  • Jaimie11

    MOB!?!? The only mob belonged to Mubarak.

  • Anonymous

    He definitely needs to go now, enough with the meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t think Israel was a state, rather a federal district. You know, where the laws are made.

  • Anonymous

    Death to tyrants! Let’s get rid of them all and start fresh! Let’s rid ourselves of all the corporate dogs, lying lawyers, corrupt politicians, war hungry generals, all of them, all at once, the world over!!! We are legion! Americans, we talk a good game, but really, we are a lie; we are a joke to the world now. Our friends in Egypt suffered long, and we just sat back and supported the fucking Dictator! Our leaders called him a friend, said he was a good man. If we had any kind of class, a shred of morality, we would show the world that we are one with them and get out in the streets and demand that our tyrants leave as well!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    “The End” (protester’s sign) “We have gotten our Lives Back” (Al Baradei) Probably the two most telling phrases for Egypt’s successful Revolution. What do we see in the scenes? Youth-a young, educated, jubilant people, men and women in unison seeking a common goal, freedom, self expression, liberation from a 30 year oppressive self-interested greedy autocrat and governing regime.And not one gun was raised in the name of their Revolution. Not as we are seeing in America’s “TEA Party” “revolution”- old, greedy, self interested, ignorant, threatening use of guns for their “cause”, blind to the corporate tether tied to the ring in their collective nose. Welcome to a freer world, Egypt. I hope you succeed where America is currently failing. Tunisia, Egypt- You are generating REAL sea change. Give us some hints.

  • parrots_abound

    I’m sick of these pundits and even El Baradei saying that this is the final victory, as if Egyptians ‘won’.

    El Baradei hasn’t even been in Egypt for over 30 years and he swoops in and placates them.

    Shut up, this isn’t over. Don’t listen Egyptians, keep going till the whole Mubarak regime is out.

    And make Mubarak give back the BILLIONS he aquired while in office.

  • Anonymous

    Imagine if every country in the world had revolutions, threw out all the greedy politicians, re-distributed the wealth of their nations, disbanded the armies, shut down the war colleges, demanded that our corporate overloards shut their doors(burn down every single Walmart), and basically wipe the slate clean. We need to devlope a new philosophy, a more Earth friendly one, one that does not poison a whole ocean, or pollute the air we breath. If we keep this ball rolling, hell we might survive. We might all have jobs again in a world free of corporate and political greed. We are legion, we control the goverment, we can shut down the corporate monsters, we can gain control of this world from people like Mubarak, the oil companies, Walmart, etc.. Let’s bring em down!!!

  • Roberthe

    How do you propose we start?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCRNBMCPGAOEFGLTXYZVLQ2QPA Razi Masoud

    I think Obama called George up to explain to Mubarak what “the shoe” means. Not even 12 hours later Mubarak steps down

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Hahaha, Netanyahu & Piggy Livni must be wearing diapers right now……

  • Guest

    “I only WISH my fellow Americans had HALF the fortitude and resolve the people of Egypt have.”

    Well said!

  • Anonymous

    People in every city of the United States organize (a million angry people go to Washington)and petition our goverment to immediatly withdraw our armies and navies from every country in the world, downsize our forces, and spend that money on American social systems and infrastructure; hence on the American people!!! We need to petition our goverment to enact laws that inhibit corporations like Walmart from ass raping the citizens of every city in this country. We need the unions back, but most importantly, we need to kill the military industrial complex. Bring our soldiers home and put them to work here! Our current goverment is a lie. It panders to corporate and military greed, it must go! There has to be laws enacted to seperate our goverment from big money. We are sliding into a pleutocracy, shit we are already there; we are a bannanna republic. A period of socialism is needed, we need to level the playing field. Message to the rich, spread your wealth to the poor of this nation, hell, to the world, or be dragged from your Mcmansion by an angry mob; feed the poor or feel the guillotine. I would prefer a goverment chosen from the ranks of our nations youth, unattached to corporate greed, secret societies, or religion, a new revolutionary goverment comprised of new blood; hence one free of the “good ol boys”. Captialism does not work for everyone, only for the 10%. How would I start, I would shut down business, shut down the streets, shut down goverment until a group of young minds gets off their asses and takes the reigns of this country; short term pain for long term gain. We are legion, if we don’t take action now, we will settle for nothing later!

  • Anonymous

    On ice in Switzerland.

  • Anonymous

    Getting rid of Mubarak was just the first step. They still have to get past Suleiman and the military to reach democracy.

    It will be wonderful if the U.S.A. ignores corporate and Israeli pressures to support authoritarian governments. Sadly, though, Obama’s track record offers little reason to expect him to support the forces of democracy in the Middle East, or anywhere else.

  • Anonymous

    I bet they are…

  • Anonymous

    Think positive…

  • ce2756

    Yeah, it’s not like they run on diesel or anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001513126037 Heath Strock

    Been watching for 18 days….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001513126037 Heath Strock

    Take away everything that plugs in a wall…then we’ll see some honesty

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD42K3ARU53PJTAZ3EFE5LRZMA nobanksnoborders

    Words of true wisdom. Empowerment of they youth everywhere.

    We should create local economy applications for iphones and mobile devices that tell consumers where locally owned distributors and producers are. Also, we should create networks of cooperative businesses. We have plenty alternatives to supporting corporations!

    BOYCOTT WALLSTREET…. owndership of businesses should not be traded publically but should belong to the workers of that business! lets get to work. if egypt has taught us anything its that the power belongs to the people and to the consumer. hence the term “Consumer Demand”

    Organize people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD42K3ARU53PJTAZ3EFE5LRZMA nobanksnoborders

    This has to be global.

    I suggest you check out the zeitgeist movement. They’re already in the midst of creating a global activist network, with country – state – city chapter networks on every continent. they advocate really far out technological, laborless automation ideals, but nonetheless the network is still there to be used for real activism.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD42K3ARU53PJTAZ3EFE5LRZMA nobanksnoborders

    i suggest you check out the zeitgeist movement. as they are in the midst of developing large activist networks to organize city wide to country wide to global events. In fact they’ve already proven they have the capacity to do such things with several events they’ve had advocating jacque fresco’s technological systems approach to maximizing productivity/sustainabilty…. they were able to do over 300 events across the world grassroots.

  • Anonymous

    We need a revolution in the United States. We need a Lenin. We can’t go in the direction the Conservatives are taking us.

    Our political process is now owned by the Corporations thanks to the corrupt Robert’s court. He lied to the people when he said he wouldn’t overturn long standing precedence and he is doing it with impunity, the corrupt Clarence Thoman who is in the pockets of Corporations via his wife’s business with Corporations. Scalia is scum.

    The Preamble explains how the Constitution is to be interpreted. No matter if you are a Republican or Democrat or whatever your party is, once you are elected you have to tell all the sleazy owners of production, “Sorry my duty is to benefit the people and only the people. It says so right there in the Preamble. My duty is to the people and I will do all I can to benefit only the people and I do my job. So get lost sleazy owners of production.”

    The sad thing is the owners of production has corrupted the country by planting their own in these positions of power. Insteading of doing thier job they are spitting on the people.

    We need a revolution. We need a Lenin. The Conservatives are getting like scum everyday. It is now said that the U.S Chamber of Commerce has morphed into a sleazy political outfit ready to do any dirty work Nixon style.

    With the sleazy Chamber of Commerce, the sleazy Fox Fraud News, the Corrupt U.S Supreme Court, the sleazy Blue Dog Democrats and all of the Republicans. Who is there to look out for the People? The answer is no one.

    We need a revolution. We need a Lenin. The Kock Brothers, Dick Army, the tea baggers, all falling on their swords making sure no one gets health care, making sure the insurance companies botton line is all that matters in the world, make sure our air is like sucking on a car exhaust pipe.

    We need a revolution. We need a Lenin.

  • Anonymous

    All Power To The People!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    And how many people died because of Lenin? We need drastic change in the US, but Lenin was covered in blood. You speak nonsense.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WNMB2VYROW3SSA3SYNHY76UNDE Daimon

    I know this off topic but I do not see any black Egyptians.
    Will African-Americans cry racism or will they realize that Egypt has always been a mixed race land?

  • Anonymous

    I was speaking of Lenin as a tactian. He managed to mobilize the people of Russia to push for the ousting of the Czar. He was brilliant at it.

    As for your how many people died fallacy. That same question can be asked of the colonist long before they engage in the American Revolution. The colonist too can wonder how many people will die with no guarantee they will even defeat the British.

    As it is the Conservatives made sure all those who died in the American Revolution died in vain. Soon after the American Revolution the Conservatives were already beginning to contemplate government as a profitable monopoly and people as hereditary property. Conservatives has brought dishonor to the character of the country an injury to it’s reputation and importance abroad.

    We need to bring this nation back to original intent and the Conservatives can never do that because the original intent was not a Conservative movement.

  • parrots_abound

    Trade fucking beads and grow parsley and take all the red shirt kids at yourcollege dorm with ya.

    And btw, this country hasn’t seen a true “Free Market” for ages, but keep lying to yourself…

    And P.P.S. ..there are only roughly 4 nations in this world considered “Socialist” by their charters. Most European nations and us are mixed economies. And the nations that are thriving are the ones that told the IMF to get lost, or cut back on their Socialist entitlement programs.

    The ones getting looted by the bankers are dealing with it their own way, as we see in Egypt.In fact the European nations are now looking at the wisdom of TRUE Free Market Capitalism and rethinking their previous thoughts.

    The Free MArket never failed, the banks run the show and that’s not a free market, you LIE or are misinformed if you think it is.

    But Socialism does fail in so many ways, that’s why only 4 nations employ it in entirety now….and look at who they are.

    Want that way of life? Catch a boat.

  • parrots_abound

    We need a Lenin???????

    Is that like “We need Diarrhea to cure our cold”?

    Or is your post satire?

    Then you espouse and quote the Constitution?? Are you high? LOL

  • Anonymous

    and how many tons of Gold?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know. The average age is just under 30 . I watched as the light polls were pulled down to give 1 -3 hours of any type of cell phone. In fact NBC featured the lack of communication OUTSIDE their nation. I was very mistaken. Silly me. You are as correct as Palin.

  • Anonymous

    This is chilling.

    It has to be the way the tea partiers felt as they were throwing the tea in Boston Harbor.

    Absolutely chilling to see this kind of victory.

  • http://beyondpoliticsand911.com DoYouEverWonder

    I was referring to Suleiman. He was intel.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Next question: will Mubarak get away with his looted billions? And after that: will he pay the penalty for his crimes against humanity? And after that: how will his torturers and paid creatures be brought to justice?

    If these things are not done, the revolution fails.

    If the military remains in power, the revolution fails.

    If the United States and Israel continue to dictate Egyptian foreign policy, the revolution fails.

    If the corrupt wealthy classes in Egypt continue to prosper unmolested, the revolution fails.

    These 15 days have shaken the world, but the revolution is far from over–and still far from being a success.

  • Anonymous

    victory? its a military coup. what are you celebrating? this is NOTHING like the Boston Tea Party or the fall of the Berlin Wall and IF THAT ENTERED YOUR BRAIN reevaluate who has your ear. The US media is completely bullshitting you. This was a military coup to save the regime and it was brilliant. The dumbfucks in the street and sitting around watching MSNBC and FOX think they are “watching history being made” when you are being had. This is very similar to what happened in America in 2008. There was mass dissatisfaction and we got us some “historic change”. People are so gullible.

  • Anonymous

    You have no fucking idea what the fuck you are talking about. The “original intent” of the Constitution was to protect people from the Lenin’s of the world.

    You hve no fucking historical understanding whatsoever. The first thing Lenin would do after he was done with you is put you in a labor camp you fucking simpleminded dolt.

    Just like a leftist, he wasn’t speaking of Lenin IN REALITY he was speaking of him “as a tactian”(SIC). Just like a smarmy, double talking know-nothing leftist. You truly personify EXACTLY what Lenin was talking about when he spoke of useful idiots.

  • Anonymous

    “I would prefer a goverment chosen from the ranks of our nations youth”

    God help us from naive leftist morons. Please let them grow up and find wisdom.

  • Anonymous

    Then Egypt has taught you nothing.

    The square was an image for your consumption. So you wouldn’t see what happened: A military coup.

  • Anonymous

    ok, put your shirt back on jacque. what you saw was a cia sponsored military coup to protect our interest in egypt post-mubarak (who is like 83)

    not a gun was raised because it wasn’t a revolution. notice how mr. spandex talks about “imagery” and not what actually happened. its called sophisticated propaganda AND CONGRATS, EVERYONE ON RAW FELL FOR IT.

    “Oh, tears in my eye. This is the most awe-inspiring military coup I’ve ever seen. I’m so inspired!!”

    LMFAO

  • Anonymous

    ….and showed how easily Americans are to fool.

    You people sound SO STUPID cheering a military dictatorship shakeup like its “a glorious day for all humans.”

    LOLz

  • Anonymous

    Time people started reminding the people of Egypt the revolution has just started, democracy is only ever a work in progress and it must continue to be worked on, paying democracy little attention just brings about it’s demise.

  • Anonymous

    You’re living in the world of the old military regime. This is not the same military. These are young individuals of new principals and are siding with the young people who have just made history happen in 18 days.

    Egypt today has entered into a non dictatorial liberated age. Who do you think told Mubarak it’s over?

    You watch too much Hannity.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    He’s right. You’re an imbecile.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    And fascist Amerikkka is not covered in blood? You speak nonsense.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Oooooh. “Right-Left paradigm!” There’s a big word. Why not be caught up in Ron-Paulism instead? Then, with your head wedged firmly in the sand, you’ll be able to weather any crisis!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Yes, of course!! The age-old wisdom of True Capitalism (which has never been tried anywhere, thanks to the socialist devils) will fly us to freedom on the magic carpet of the Invisible Hand!!! Or something.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    It’s pretty jingoistic to assume that any American president can control what the people of Egypt do. Why does the outcome here depend on Obama?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Let us pray to Gaw-Duh that his dream comes true.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    The Egyptian revolutionaries are being claimed by every nazi youth cultist, Libertarian loon, and om-humming crackpot in America, so it gets harder and harder to praise them. So many opportunists competing to steal the people’s thunder!!

    So much praise for the “peacefulness” of a revolution that went as far as it did because an Army allowed it to do so. How clear that the petty bourgeoisie would sacrifice the world to appease their obsessive fear of death!

    Nevertheless, and with due respect, I think the Egyptian people have gone further and accomplished more in 18 days than the “hippies” did in years.

    Despite that, it’s sobering to look back on the joy one felt when we forced Lyndon Johnson to his knees, only to confront Nixon–and to look at the triumph of Watergate in the light of the successful Reagan counterrevolution. Or to look back at eight years of the Second Spanish Republic destroyed in the holocaust of the Spanish Civil War.

    Revolution is still possible. The workers can and must lead it. But ultimate success, alas, does not seem to be inevitable. Counter-revolution is what’s inevitable, and that last step is a doozy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    So far they haven’t. If they don’t, it’s a very bad sign.

  • Roberthe

    There may be plenty of time for cynicism later. I trust everybody who has been thrilled by the last few weeks’ events, especially the Egyptians, realizes that the end result may very well be “more of the same”. Nor do I ascribe to any Utopian notion that at last we have the Bad Guys on the run and everything’s going to be just wonderful from now on. History is cyclic, especially when viewed on a long enough timeline: this too shall pass. But I for one am going to celebrate when “my side” wins, and yesterday my side won. Change is possible but only if people work to make it so. If we think there is no hope of change then the darkness only grows. Do you really not wish those people well? Is there truly no point in attempting to change? That seem like it would be a cold, dreary and gray existence.

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