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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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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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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 […]

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Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

February 1, 2011 politisite 0

From The BAZ File: For the Obama administration catching up with the uprising in Egypt is like chasing a runaway locomotive on a bicycle. From its initial public support for doomed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to its need to appear to be hands-off, the White House is saddled with an event it fears will end in a train wreck. President Obama had a chance tonight to outright derail criticism that […]