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Egypt's Mubarak resigns, Army in Control

February 11, 2011 politisite 0

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 […]

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Mubarak Speech: Will Delegate authority to Vice-president Omar Suleiman but won't step down

February 10, 2011 politisite 0

By Albert N. Milliron (Politisite)– President Mubarak spoke live through Egyptian Television stating that he intends to remain President of Egypt until the national election that will take place in September 2011.  He spoke to the Egyptian people calling himself a father figure toward the people as his children.  He related that he will not be influenced by outside sources, possibly referring to the pressure he has received from the […]

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Mubarak Live Speech tonight likely to step down Army to take Control of Egypt

February 10, 2011 politisite 0

Egypt’s President Mubarak is expected to give a speech some time after 10:00 local time (3:00 p.m. ET) to step down as President after nearly thirty years of rule. Egyptian TV began covering the protests along with video from Independence Square earlier today reveling a change in their coverage. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after the military high command took control of a nation […]

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Where did that U.S. Federal Aid to Egypt go? Mubarak family worth $70bn, say experts

February 5, 2011 politisite 0

President Hosni Mubarak’s family fortune could be as much as $70 billion U.S. Dollars  according to analysis by Middle East experts. Much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast. After 30 years as president and many more as a senior military official, Mubarak has had access to investment […]

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UPDATE: Egypt to Jordan natural gas pipeline Bombed, Others say Leak

February 5, 2011 politisite 0

Last night sources reported that an attack on the Egypt natural gas pipeline was sabotaged that resulted in explosion.  Today, Gas company officials say the explosion was caused by a leak not an attack.  Both stories prevail. Jerusalem Post has a different take on the explosion: Sinai natural gas pipeline blast blamed on leak An explosion shook a gas terminal in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, setting off a […]

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Egypt VP Omar Suleiman Targeted in Assassination Attempt That Killed Two Bodyguards

February 4, 2011 politisite 0

DEVELOPING: A failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, U.S. sources tell Fox News, though that information has yet to be confirmed on the ground in Cairo.Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort […]

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Barack wants MuBarak to Go! White House wants Egyptian President Mubarak to Resign Immediately

February 3, 2011 politisite 0

The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately The administration wants Mubarak to turn over power to the newly sworn in Vice President Omar Suleiman. From the New York Times: Even though Mr. Mubarak has balked, so far, at leaving now, officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which, Mr. Suleiman, backed by Sami Enan, chief of […]

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See Al Jazeera English Live: iPhone, Android, Online & Satellite

February 2, 2011 politisite 0

uploaded by Albert Milliron | add comment uploaded by Getty Images | add comment uploaded by Getty Images | add comment uploaded by Albert Milliron | add comment Iron Mill News Service (Parent of Politisite.com)  has monitored Al Jazeera for the last few years via Ku-Band satellite feed on Galaxy 19 located at 97 Degrees Latitude.  The signal is in 4.2.0 MPEG2/DVB digital format but not 4.2.2 High Definition.  It […]

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White House on Egypt: ‘Now means yesterday’

February 2, 2011 politisite 0

With this, we’re now officially past the “orderly transition” phase of nudge-nudging. Last night, Obama issued a brief public statement that included just one line about a prospective deadline for Mubarak’s exit from power: “My belief is that an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful and it must begin now,” Obama said. But White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was more explicit Wednesday. “‘Now’ means ‘yesterday,’” Gibbs explained. […]

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On the Ground – The Story of the Egyptian Revolution

February 2, 2011 politisite 0

The Story of the Egyptian Revolution One week ago, Egypt was a stable authoritarian regime, prospects of change were minimal and every expert in Washington would have betted on the endurance of its regime. Today, Egypt is in a state of chaos. The regime, even after using its mightiest sword is not able to control the country and the streets of Egypt are in a state of utter lawlessness. As […]