Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down

Submitted by: Turnshroud 6 years ago
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/11/hosni-mubarak-resigns-analysis

So... now what, I-A-B?
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Female 46
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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Female 46
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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Male 10,848
[quote]congratulations, you just paraphrased the Bush doctrine.[/quote]

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.
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Male 10,848

Tak` mah` Teh Gerry!
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Male 37,916
RA for President!

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



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Female 3,001
TLDR but yey!
but i have no idea about the "now what" situation
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Male 146
"Power abhors a vacuum." See Tehran, 1979. Up Next: Iran, The Next Generation. (I hope I am wrong)
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Male 2,332
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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Male 3,076
TLDR but good finaly!
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Male 812
Apophis for president!
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Male 4,547
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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Male 2,372
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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Male 93
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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Male 38
lololol at handimanner comment
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Male 10,440
[quote] when soldiers with Islamist sympathies turned on their leader, pouring automatic weapons fire into the reviewing stand [/quote]

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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Male 15,510
Pharaohs are BACK BABY!
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Male 2,096
Open the Stargate.
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Male 10,339
"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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Male 1,548
@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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Female 3,598
I hope they can get their poo together quickly, otherwise it may give someone else equally as despicable a chance to gain power...
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Male 573
The Brotherhood don`t have the popular support to gain power. This is not Iran in 79.
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Male 1,548
@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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Male 1,107
Reinstate the Pharaoh!
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Male 573
@CrakrJak "caliphate" Been watching too much Beck?
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Male 573
People power at work.
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Male 2,056
viva la revolution!
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Male 4,014
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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Male 4,014
What if democracy can advance like dominoes? I wouldn`t be sad.
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Male 4,014
"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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Male 10,339
Oh. Thanks Vol.
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Male 1,548
@auburnjunky
He is still in the country, he just retired to a vacation home at the southern coast of Sinai.
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Male 10,339
@fatninja:

This morning he left the country and put the government in the hands of the military.
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Male 25,416
last i heard, he didnt step done but rather is sharing the responsabilities
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Male 10,339
Goaliejerry`s true colors come out! ;)
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Male 1,548
@goaliejerry
congratulations, you just paraphrased the Bush doctrine.
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Male 4,014
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.
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Male 28
His name is an anagram of `Im Baraks Ho`
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Male 1,548
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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Male 17,512
Let`s hope things remain peaceful and a true democracy develops, not a militocracy or caliphate.
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Male 5,413
30 years...about time.
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Male 605
@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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Male 1,793
Now we invade.....
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Male 1,231
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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Male 447
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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Female 4,039
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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Male 1,231
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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Male 10,848
[quote]Iran part 2.[/quote]

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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Male 10,848
Thank God, I was chanting to myself hoping he would step down. He finally did.
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Male 605
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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Male 36,589
Now, we cross our fingers and hope for the best!
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Male 7,123
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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Male 605
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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Male 7,378
Such a shame. I was hoping for a Ceausescu style ending.
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Male 1,021
One Dictator gone, a new one coming. These people don`t actually want freedom, they want even more extremism.
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Male 10,339
@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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Male 6
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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Male 3,315
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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Male 1,548
They never formed an opposition government. What happens now is power vacuum, then clusterf*ck.
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Male 1,452
...or we party
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Male 1,452
we(america) do nothing and see how its like not to be the nanny of the world :)
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Male 138
WE PARTY!
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Male 37,916
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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Male 10,339
The people don`t know how to proceed, and the Imams take over.

Iran part 2.
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Male 5,314
tl;dr

on a lighter note, did you guys see all those twix in that earlier post?
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Female 4,225
Link: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down [Rate Link] - So... now what, I-A-B?
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