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65 Responses to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down

  1. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Link: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down - So... now what, I-A-B?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
    tl;dr

    on a lighter note, did you guys see all those twix in that earlier post?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
    The people don`t know how to proceed, and the Imams take over.

    Iran part 2.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:27 am
    It is 32 years to-the-day that the Iranian revolt happened. We saw how well that worked out so my thoughts on this are "wait and see".

    Meanwhile, sources say Osama Bean-laden is ready to take over the governement.


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    OssimJohn Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:29 am
    WE PARTY!
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:30 am
    we(america) do nothing and see how its like not to be the nanny of the world :)
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:30 am
    ...or we party
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
    They never formed an opposition government. What happens now is power vacuum, then clusterf*ck.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
    My friend wanted to see him do it in a full Pharaoh outfit, but apparently he just wore a suit and tie.
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    matasomethin Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:46 am
    He did TECHNICALLY step down, but not in the way the egyptians wanted. He`s relinquished his presidency to the vice president. He is more than likely still in control, and the protests in Egypt are not over.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:54 am
    @mata:

    This is different than what he said yesterday. Today he handed control to the military council and left the country.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:15 am
    One Dictator gone, a new one coming. These people don`t actually want freedom, they want even more extremism.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Such a shame. I was hoping for a Ceausescu style ending.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:36 am
    If they manage to create a democratic election out of this, I think I`d be correct in saying it may be the most successful revolution in modern history?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:37 am
    fivezones
    Bull. `These people` have made it clear what they want. They may not get it, but these are not extremists.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Now, we cross our fingers and hope for the best!
  17. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Fivezones, what evidence do you have about your theory that the people want more extremism? Don`t start spouting that without actual evidence.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Thank God, I was chanting to myself hoping he would step down. He finally did.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:45 am
    Iran part 2.

    From what I`ve seen a year-and-a-half ago the Iranians are getting rather weary of the Ayatollahs. So give`em time.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:47 am
    fivezones, "One Dictator gone, a new one coming. These people don`t actually want freedom, they want even more extremism"
    Wow, you just shot everyone with your shotgun of ignorance. Have you ever been to Egypt? Met Egyptian people? They do not want extremism and would not allow an extremist regime to exist; apart from anything else, Egypt is made up of both Muslims and Christians who see themselves as being `all brothers`. The last 17 days has been political protest; an oppressive regime which for the past 30 years has been holding back the Egyptian people, this is not about religion.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Are we sure now, because I think he stepped down yesterday but then stepped back up, then stepped aside, and then back up again.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Did anyone actually read the linked article? I was pretty praise-y to mubarak. Made it sound like it was a shame he decided to step down.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:55 am
    Not sure if he officially stepped down yesterday; he moved to Sharm El Sheikh, that much is true (who can blame him?) but a few days ago he wanted to stay in power until September.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Now we invade.....
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:57 am
    @Tv remote. Yeah, I agree I did notice that, but I think it was just the style of writing. There is no doubt from reading the article that he was a failed leader.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 am
    30 years...about time.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Let`s hope things remain peaceful and a true democracy develops, not a militocracy or caliphate.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Anyone want to put money on Mubarak having received a "visit" from the CIA, especially in the wake of yesterday`s expectations.
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    storm99 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    His name is an anagram of `Im Baraks Ho`
  30. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Vive la révolution.

    I don`t know if people yet realize - this is a MILITARY COUP brought about by POPULACE UNREST.

    Kind of insane. The internet literally played a role in the dismantling of a dictatorship. I realized something. The beauty of America is that our system of government lets us channel our disagreements into a political process. Even when I lose in the political process, I don`t raise arms, as I know I have a valid vote and free speech protections. I will win the next round.

    Those under authoritarian rule know not the liberation that comes from true freedom of thought and liberty. America should promote that. America should advance democracy whenever it can, because (a representative republic) offers all citizens freedom to vent, and the chance to win, but also the chance to lose. It is up to the individual to determine whether to win or lose.

    Pure revolution in a county of 80,000,000. Amazing.
  31. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    @goaliejerry
    congratulations, you just paraphrased the Bush doctrine.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    Goaliejerry`s true colors come out! ;)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    last i heard, he didnt step done but rather is sharing the responsabilities
  34. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    @fatninja:

    This morning he left the country and put the government in the hands of the military.
  35. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    @auburnjunky
    He is still in the country, he just retired to a vacation home at the southern coast of Sinai.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Oh. Thanks Vol.
  37. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    "congratulations, you just paraphrased the Bush doctrine."

    Perhaps I did. I wouldn`t be sad if America spent espionage money to help this along. Do you realize the Egyptians fly F-16s?
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    What if democracy can advance like dominoes? I wouldn`t be sad.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Consider that Leon Paneta, head of the CIA, made a public statement that Mubarak was going to resign yesterday night - and Mubarak didn`t. But he did today. That is because our CIA has contacts with the Egyptian Military, the Military believed they could pressure the President out, he resisted, and they overthrew him in a Coup. You think America hasn`t spent millions on spies? I say thats an excellent use of my tax dollars.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    viva la revolution!
  41. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    People power at work.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    @CrakrJak "caliphate" Been watching too much Beck?
  43. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Reinstate the Pharaoh!
  44. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    @furryblob
    Don`t know what Beck has to do with anything. The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest opposition party in Egypt. "restoring the caliphate" is in their charter. Most of the brotherhood isn`t that conservative, but it is a legitimate (even if unlikely) long-term concern. The Muslim Brotherhood is like an Islamic version of the Conservative Christian Republicans.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    The Brotherhood don`t have the popular support to gain power. This is not Iran in 79.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    I hope they can get their poo together quickly, otherwise it may give someone else equally as despicable a chance to gain power...
  47. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    @furryblob
    You must not be familiar enough with a parliamentary legislature (which Egypt will almost definitely adopt). The Muslim Brotherhood has enough support that any party in the plurality will likely have to form a coalition with them. They don`t have enough support to gain a plurality themselves, though.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    "The Brotherhood don`t have the popular support to gain power."

    If the Imams say "Allah has willed it", the people will say "Allah Akbar!"
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    February 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Open the Stargate.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Pharaohs are BACK BABY!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    when soldiers with Islamist sympathies turned on their leader, pouring automatic weapons fire into the reviewing stand

    It was a sh*thole before and it`s a sh*thole now. What did I tell you. I was right!
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    Vendredi Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    lololol at handimanner comment
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    jaykray Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    Who knows what`s going to happen next, but it`s pretty ominous to see both Iran and the west celebrating together. Israel`s definitely not going to be happy.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    I think the people are going to get together and make a new rule stating that everyone from now on has to be nice...sort of like the cornerstone to the foundation of a new constitution.

    Once they legislate it, then everyone will HAVE to be nice...and if everyone was always nice to each other, in what they said, and what they did, and how they planned things, then Egypt will be the new shining example for all the world to see.

    That`s what I think is going to happen next anyway.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    The Muslim Brotherhood gets 15% support of the population, and only 1% of any presidential straw poll.

    Even they know this and are not entering anyone to run for President. Not (as they have stated) because they don`t want to, but because they will lose.

    Apart from that, carry on.
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 2:35 am
    Apophis for president!
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 3:34 am
    TLDR but good finaly!
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 4:51 am
    Hopefully things play out as they should and they can have a proper democracy.

    Though the pessimist in me tells me this power vacuum will likely be abused by either the neighbouring countries or end up having some imperialist, pro-western, puppet government. It would be best for the western world to be involved as little as possible to avoid having the situation blow up in their faces.

    TLDR: The West should stay out of this one & let Egypt`s own people decide.
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    BoredIAm Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 6:31 am
    "Power abhors a vacuum." See Tehran, 1979. Up Next: Iran, The Next Generation. (I hope I am wrong)
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 6:49 am
    TLDR but yey!
    but i have no idea about the "now what" situation
  61. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2011 at 9:28 am
    RA for President!

    I call on all jaffa to fight against the evil Apophis!



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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Tak` mah` Teh Gerry!
  63. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 10:42 am
    congratulations, you just paraphrased the Bush doctrine.

    Hmmm you left out:

    Unilateralism and pre-emptive strikes (even against our own allies).

    Would`ve been awesome though if he`d left out the above two.
  64. Profile photo of boredY
    boredY Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2011 at 2:55 am
    now every thing will be okay COZ the egyptians are free and strong and they will choose the president they want
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    boredY Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2011 at 4:18 am
    now every thing will be okay COZ the egyptians are free and strong and they will choose the president they want

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