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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:02 PM
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BBC: Mubarak determined to "tough it out"
1900: A close adviser to President Hosni Mubarak has told the BBC that the president is determined to "tough it out", and will not give in to demands that he step down immediately. He was speaking to our correspondent, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, who went to the wealthy Cairo suburb of Heliopolis to meet him - and was then detained by Egypt's secret police

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:04 PM
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1. what a dic!!
he will tough it out while he is hiring thugs to kill protestors. the US should stop monetary funds.
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:20 PM
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2. Egypt relies very heavily on grain subsidies, much paid for by US $'s, to feed the masses
Edited on Wed Feb-02-11 01:45 PM by stockholmer
If the grain subsidies by the Egyptian government stop, you will have starvation driven riots within 2 weeks that will make all that has transpired look like Sunday stroll in Kensington Gardens.

A perfect reason for US forces to invade, grrrrrr.

personally, this smacks of a typical IMF food riot to destabilize, (see Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTbdnNgqfs8

overlapped with a CIA-backed Twitter people-power coup Colour Revolution like they tried and failed in Iran and Lebanon, etc, and succeeded in Georgia, Ukraine, etc.

ElBarradei is an globalist, (he sits on the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Internationa... an NGO that has many directors with, shall we say, not exactly sterling backgrounds when it comes to clandestine revolutions and brutal war involvement) albeit with enough contrarian leanings (see his stymie of US Iran bombing over so-called nuke weapon programme when he was head of the UN IAEA, etc) to lend him cover in certain circles.

the puppet brutal dictator Mubarak was 82, has cancer, and had no real powerful successor, so what better way to put another puppet in than give him cover with a popular uprising.

maybe Im reaching, but it is so hard to not be damn cynical nowadays

lets hope a true democratic government emerges that finally puts the Egyptian people first and foremost, and isnt a footstool with clubs for the US/Israel faction
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:21 PM
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3. Do the people know where he is? He is one hated man, effing up his country.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:25 PM
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5. He's probably not even inside the country right now
Edited on Wed Feb-02-11 01:33 PM by kenny blankenship
but hiding out in the Sinai DMZ. Legally that is part of Egypt, but he needed permission from Israel to move a small bodyguard force into it.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:23 PM
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4. Who can be surprised? And his speech last night made it clear he intends to hang on
til death. It's easy to envision an arrangement whereby he hangs on to power behind the scenes, much like Putin, through September and beyond, despite "pledging to not run again" for the Presidency.
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