View Full Version : Mubarak Steps Down!
02-11-2011, 12:09:29 PM
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down - FoxNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/11/egyptian-president-hosni-mubarak-steps/)
Yes, Fox News. Get over it!
It's truly amazing what people can accomplish. :BigHand:
30 years...wow! You go Egypt! Although the violence was
Just glad it's over.
One to go...
02-11-2011, 02:08:50 PM
Okay silly I'm going to ignore the fact that your don't understand that Obama was ELECTED and is not a dictator :wink7: AND we in this country have no idea what it's like to truly live under a dictator...
Woot for Egypt!!!! Yay for kicking him out..and not relenting or letting fear overcome them!!.
Now just praying they don't end up with a leader that is worse :sad3:.
02-11-2011, 02:30:49 PM
Yeah, I know. It wasn't my intention to say Obama is a dictator, but frankly, my dear...we're headed right for it if government doesn't stop growing and, well..."dictating" anything & everything.
But no, I know we're truly blessed to only have to worry about a few cheating voters & those folks that vote for the cutest dude.
02-11-2011, 03:10:45 PM
I am glad to see that he finally made the decision ( i am sure it was under pressure but still)....now let's hope that the rest of his "party" leaves too and eqypt can get a better leader.
02-11-2011, 04:19:59 PM
Yeah, I know. My biggest concern right now is that the vice president will be nothing more than a puppet.
02-11-2011, 04:44:40 PM
I was under the impression that the people that wanted Mubark out were the muslim brotherhood (aka thug terrorist). Maybe I am wrong, but does'nt that leave the spot open for the extreme terrorists to take over?
02-11-2011, 05:25:40 PM
Okay what I have found is the Muslim brotherhood and the situation in general
The military is taking over temporary control until elections are done. That person over the military and temporarily in control is Defense Minister Mohamed Tantawi,. Now Egypt has been a police state...so it's really not anything new for them to be in charge anyways (and lets face it there refusal to back Mubarek is what caused him to actually lose power).
The seemingly likehood of this man Mohamed ElBaradei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_ElBaradei) would be the biggest front runner in an election. He is backed by the Muslim Brotherhood...in being..they support him. He is also a nobel peace prize winner. From everything I can tell he is not a Muslim Brotherhood member at all. He's not there mouthpiece. They are just stating...that they approve of his beliefs.
In my research with the Muslim Brotherhood...they don't appear to be a full out and front terrorist group. More that they are apatheticto the violence caused by the terrorists...and of course, you have the alarming situation..that when you have a huge organization in the middle east that wants change they seem to have a tendency to get sucked into even more extreme thinking.
They have groups all over the earth including in this country. They are not illegal here..and the federal government has not called them a terrorist group...BUT I'm sure that they are watched.
I found this article which seemed reasonable balanced about why the country wanted to oust Mubarek MaxiNews.co.uk | Blog | Analyst reveals why Egyptians wants Mubarak out, compares Egypt with Tunisia (http://maxinews.co.uk/general/top-news/analyst-reveals-why-egyptians-wants-mubarak-out-compares-egypt-with-tunisia/)
In a recent development, ElBaradei has recently joined the protesters and offered himself as the leader who can offer a transition government that would facilitate the conduct of new elections and the emergence of a new Egypt in the Arab world. It was reported that he has the backing of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic groups belonging to the opposition in order to extract negotiations with Pres. Mubarak.
In an interview by a news blog, The Lookout, an associate of Carnegie Endowment for Peace, Michele Dunne explains why Egypt has come into the point of unrest and the possibility that Pres. Mubarak can be ousted. Dunne worked also as a specialist of Middle East Affairs in Washington and has written articles on Arab politics, economic and political reform.
Dunne said that protesters were able to express their grievances in the aspects of human rights, as well as their economic and political dissatisfaction. She said that there is a major problem of youth unemployment in the country and the result of the Nov. 2010 parliamentary elections was marred with election returns manipulations. Besides, people feel that Pres. Mubarak is planning to stay in power by trying to introduce his son to the Egyptian people to be his heir-apparent. This has triggered the people into demonstration perceiving that another Mubarak will rule the country in the future.
I am not really getting the gist that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind it...but more willing to take advantage of getting a leader they hopefully will like better. It has been illegal for the Muslim Brotherhood to exist in Egypt. Is that good or bad??? Hard to say..as this was a country run by a dictator who made illegal anything he didn't like.
I may not like many groups in this country...but what makes our country a good country..is they are still allowed to be here and have there crappy opinions.
Also it appears that that Jewish Communities here are happy to see him go American Jewish Groups Welcome Mubarak's Resignation - Chris Good - Politics - The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/02/american-jewish-groups-welcome-mubaraks-resignation/71152/)