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     Can anyone explain why the “great leader” Obama spoke, albeit all over the board, on Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and the need for him to leave…… the “friendly” dictator who we relied upon as a friend with Israel, but it took nine days for him to make ANY statement on the bloodshed in Libya, without ever mentioning Mouammar Quaddafi?

      Perplexing!!??

      Where is Jimmy Carter?

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As nightfall came across Cairo, word came to the angry protesters, on their 18th day, that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has officially resigned.

Reports earlier in the day had indicated that under the cover of night, Mubarak was shepherded out the country. These reports are unconfirmed. Update: It is being reported that Mubarak left the Presidential residence, and flew to his winter home.

At 1:30pm, Pres. Barack “Carter” Obama is expected to make a public statement about the ongoing process in Egypt. It should be noted that with Mabarak’s departure, the coming months will be volatile, and could have a major impact on our international relations.

 

UPDATE CAIRO:

    The “Information” Minister has told Reuters that Hosni Mubarak will NOT step down after 30 years in power.

     The military has warned the crowds that they WILL Fire if the crowds do not accept the decision of the powers that be!

      The next chapter is unfolding, minute by minute, and the crowd is swelling.

      Evening begins to fall in Cairo, and the crowds are swelling to great size.

      Word has come that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek will shortly address the nation, and “will meet their demands”. Of course, the demands of the crowds for the past 17 days have been for Mubarek to leave office.

      The ultimate outcome of this situation will not be known today, not tomorrow. It will evolve over the next few months, just as it did when the Shah of Iran was forced into exile 30 years ago. While the media will today tout the success of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as “peacemakers”, it remains to be seen what government will result from these changes. IF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD seizes the power “void”, Barack Obama may end up being viewed as a worse President than Jimmy Carter.

Obama is clueless.  Totally clueless.  I am not talking a little out of step here.  I am talking the man has no idea what is going on around him.  This is not coming from me.  I am relaying it from some still around him on a regular basis.  These people are getting increasingly concerned over just how “out of it”, that is the phrase repeated to me, Obama has become.  His primary focus is now getting elected in ‘12.  Everything else has been given over to Jarrett and her group.  Everything. The president has no interest in policy.  None.  No interest in working legislation. None.  No interest in forging a specific agenda.  None.  He is being told what he needs to say and that is it.  That is the extent of his interest.  “Just make it look good.”  Exact words right there.  President Obama is obsessed 24/7 with just “looking good”.  If something goes well, he gets happy and outgoing.  If something makes him look badly, he lashes out and pouts.  The man is bouncing off both of those extremes even more now than he used to and it appears to be getting worse and worse. The word “manic” is being used more and more regarding his moods these days.

Read more: http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-obama-is-clueless-totally-clueless/#ixzz1D39ADcBh

Something tells me that Chris Matthews has truly lost that “loving feeling”… no more “tingle down his leg”:

from the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military, administration officials and Arab diplomats said Thursday.

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 the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi

, the Defense Minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform.

The proposal also calls for the transitional government to invite members from a broad range of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to begin work to open up the country’s electoral system in an effort to bring about free and fair elections in September, the officials said.

for full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/world/middleeast/04diplomacy.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attacked pro-democracy protesters and targeted journalists in Cairo on Wednesday. The Cutline reported yesterday on pro-Mubarak mobs going after journalists from CNN, CBS, ABC and numerous international news outlets.

That media crackdown seems to be accelerating today. So far, there have been several reports on Twitter indicating that pro-Mubarak mobs have attacked journalists and bloggers–and that some journalists have also been arrested by Mubarak’s much-feared police force.

But it’s not only the police arresting members of the media. The AP reports that the Egyptian military is rounding up journalists, with correspondent Hadeel Al-Shalchitweeting that two New York Times journalists have been arrested. (The Times journalists were later released).

Also, Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl wrote Thursday that witnesses say Leila Fadel, the paper’s Cairo bureau chief, and photographer Linda Davidson “were among two dozen journalists arrested this morning by the Egyptian Interior Ministry.”

It’s not clear why the army is now detaining journalists, but it might be for their own protection from the violent, pro-Mubarak mobs who are out again on Thursday.

for full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110203/ts_yblog_thecutline/journalists-get-attacked-arrested-in-egypt

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