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"protesters... waved their shoes in protest"

They just waved them? They have to throw them if the want him out!

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Refused to step down but handed power to the VP. Is there a difference? Maybe he gets a pension this way?

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Some people just won't let go.

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The pressure continues to build...

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Why not have a cultural exchange program for geriatric dictators from the '70s? Hun Sen could have Hosni over for a play date with G.I. Joe toys in the sandbox or a squirt gun fight in the backyard. Make sure to invite the president of Zimbabwe and any others that are still around.

Nobody wants the son you were grooming for president, so we get a protracted, bloody standoff?

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he thinks he's Putin.

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Getting nasty.....I've got to say it's pretty amazing to see the army NOT automatically siding with the gobvernment.

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Mubarak rebuffs Obama

“And we will prove that we are not servants to anyone and will not be dictated by anyone, and that no will take the decisions for us.”

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Today is prayer/Mosque day --> after that this 3 day weekend will be pure hell. These Zombie Lib/Globalist dictators just keep coming back it seems. It will always be a constant fight.

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"Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is likely the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune worth about 70 billion dollars. According to the Guardian, Mubarak has money stashed in several Swiss and other foreign bank accounts, and has shadowy real-estate holdings in Manhattan, London and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills." -Yahoo News

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President Barack Obama appeared dismayed by Mubarak’s announcement. He said in a statement that it was not clear that an “immediate, meaningful” transition to democracy was taking place and warned that too many Egyptians are not convinced that the government is serious about making genuine change.

Would Obama step down if Nader pulled off the same protests? Mub was elected according to Egyptian rules. He does not have to step down.

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I was surprised that Obama had the same "prediction" with ordinary people that Mubarak would give a speech of resignation on TV..not at all! Anyway if Mubarak did not intend to resign immediately why did he bother to get on TV and make any speech at all ? Because obviously that action will only be understood as a provocation.I agree with ElBaradei that the situation now is extremely scary.

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mr thickskinned Mubarak

na na I wont listen. Yes I am doing a good job. George Bush said so.

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Mubarak stubbornly would not let go, isn't he? Wonder what could be the reason to keep him hanging on like this. Is it the love of country where he finds he can sleep better in his own bed or the sense of power that gives him life?

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Well, the guy's going to get physically shown the door if he doesn't leave very, very soon. And the 'door' may well be his life, with how badly the protesters want him out. What's the guy hanging on for?

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This guy has to go. Mubarak should leave with some dignity, before he is swinging from a balcony ala Mussolini! It seems the "Winds of Change" are sweeping across the mid-east - which country will rise up next?

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The USA is radicalising Egypt with their pressure from outside and it will end that the islamic extremist will gain power. It will happen here, like it happend before in Afghanistan. The USA will never learn. There is only one way that helps for Egypt: give up on trying to make pressure from the outside and hope that the democratic forces in the country will win...

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Monoflow - The USA is radicalising Egypt with their pressure from outside and it will end that the islamic extremist will gain power.....

What "outside" pressure? Obama doesn't like to get involved in actual problems and his "intellegence advisor" appears to be a fool. Obama is a community organizer who likes to "talk" about an issue until it corrects itself.

Mubarak has been playing the media like the chumps that they are, waiting for every false lead that he feeds them. The people of Egypt are holding on to their peaceful, anti-government demonstration. It's "internal" pressure that is keeping this revolution alive. How things play out after Mubarak leaves, whether the military takes over temporarily or permanently or a civilian government is formed is pretty much up to the Egyptians themselves.

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Just in: Mubarak has stepped down!

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Here is the rise of muslim brotherhood!

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@arrestpaul... that's what i wanted to say, pressure was maybe the wrong word. There is just no reason for any country to say to the Egypts what they have to do. Leave them alone and it will be a much better democracy than if another nation try to teach them what's right or wrong. Any interference (even if it's only good advices from any presidents) will give the radical muslims more power. We don't want that, right?...

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Japan Today is not catching up with the most current news from Egypt as always.

Mubarak has just resigned. Congratulations to all the people of Egypt. Democracy is an universal law of government by the people and for the people.

My biggest concern is what's next. I am wondering if this is a beginning of new chaos in Egypt. I am hoping that the radical Islamic foundamentalist is not going to take it over to stir up the Middle East.

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HE'S OUT. THEY'VE DONE IT!!!

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Triumvere - HE'S OUT. THEY'VE DONE IT!!!

Ummm... Not really. V.P. Suleiman is still a big wheel in the Egpytian military's High Council. The same High Council that will now be in charge of Egypt until the elections (if there are elctions). Suleiman just changed hats.

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Congratulations to the Egyptian people!

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Ummm... Not really. V.P. Suleiman is still a big wheel in the Egpytian military's High Council. The same High Council that will now be in charge of Egypt until the elections (if there are elctions). Suleiman just changed hats.

The Egyptian have a long hard road in front of them, and it is not at all clear what is going to happen. But what is clear is that Mubarak is done which is HUGE, not just for Egypt, but for the entire Arab world. If Mubarak can fall, then other dictatorial regimes may find their days numbered. This is going to spread like wildfire.

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Well I'm willing to bet that Egypt experiences some turmoil if the Military doesn't take control and keep out the undesirables and then the "democratic" protesters will be up in arms again when the military tries to keep control when the "democratic" islamists try to take power. I can only forsee some bad things on the horizon. Hope I'm wrong though.

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