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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:14 AM
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Egyptian government on last legs, says ElBaradei
Source: Guardian

The Egyptian dissident Mohamed ElBaradei warned President Hosni Mubarak today that his regime is on its last legs, as tens of thousands of people prepared to take to the streets for a fourth day of anti-government protests.

The Nobel peace prize winner's comments to the Guardian represented his strongest intervention against the country's authoritarian government since he announced his intention to return to Egypt to join the protests. "I'm sending a message to the Guardian and to the world that Egypt is being isolated by a regime on its last legs," he said.

His words marked an escalation of the language he used on arrival in Cairo last night, when he merely urged the Mubarak government to "listen to the people" and not to use violence.

ElBaradei has been criticised by some Egyptians for the late return to his homeland, two days after the protests began hundreds of people have already been arrested and exposed to the brutal tactics of the security services. But ElBaradei was keen to stress his solidarity with the protesters.



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/28/egyptian-go...
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:21 AM
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1. What will the Obama administration say about his arrest?
A fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Mr. Obama.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 11:35 AM
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4. Unfortunately they will support Mubarak. It is up to the people of Egypt.
They will get no help from the USA.
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:25 AM
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2. I sure hope so
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:36 AM
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3. Live Blog
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 07:43 AM by florida08
1229 GMT: Al Masry Al Youm journalist Ahmad Ali on BBC Arabic estimates that the number of protesters in Alexandria has reached 100,000.

http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2011/1/28/egypt-and...

also live video stream

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
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