BREAKING – Mob Rule: Okay NOW He’s Gone …

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Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

Massive Demonstrations as Mubarak Heads Out of Cairo

As protesters fill Tahrir Square in another day of demonstrations, an Israeli military intelligence official told Fox News that President Mubarak has left Cairo via helicopter, and was headed to his residence in Sharem a-Sheikh, a resort town in Egypt.

The development comes a day after the embattled leader told protesters he planned to stay in office until the country’s upcoming elections in September. Mubarak will make an “important” statement later Friday, according to reports on state TV.

U.S. State Department officials, however, expect Vice President Omar Suleiman to release a statement within hours.

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Meanwhile, the recently-appointed general secretary of Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party said on Friday he had resigned, Reuters reports.

“It’s a resignation from the position and from the party,” Hossam Badrawi told al-Hayat TV. “The formation of new parties in a new manner that reflects new thinking is better for society now at this stage.”

Badawi was appointed on Feb. 5 as secretary-general in a purge of unpopular figures as Mubarak, the official head of the party, endured massive protests against his rule. […]

17 thoughts on “BREAKING – Mob Rule: Okay NOW He’s Gone …”

  1. OK, now I can say it and it’s real. This is a great day for Egypt and a great day for peoples everywhere aspiring to be free. Long live a free Egypt.

  2. JSB,
    Does that apply to Israel?

    “TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE’-neh-zhahd) says Egypt’s popular uprising shows a new Middle East is emerging, one that will have no signs of Israel and U.S. “interference.” He spoke as his country marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.”

  3. jsb,

    Youll have to forgive my lack of enthusiasm at the moment. While I can appreciate what has just happened in Egypt, I also remember the history of my country of birth, where people took to the streets in massive celebration – and they were joined by most of the world as well – when “Batista the dictator” was toppled only to be FUCKED for the next fifty years by the next guy in line.

    be wary, my friend.

  4. How many times we have to remember the old proverb regarding those who don’t learn the history lessons are bound to repeat the mistakes.

    All these revolutions start with noble intentions and most of the time end up in a bloody mess worse than when the revolution began.

    What remains to be seen now with Murabak’s exit if things go a somewhat normal state in Egypt and the country prepares for free and fair elections (which I somewhat doubt) or if the groups continue their mob protests to force the country into a state of anarchy to unseat the military and take control of the country.

  5. Mojito,
    I can hear the cries now.
    Death to the aristocracy. Sounds much like what liberals will someday be chanting in the U.S.

  6. I understand doubts by some, but the Egyptian people will never stand for another regime. This is not a revoltion started by a few thugs with rifles from the mountains. This is a true PEOPLE’S revolution, and need I mention NON-VIOLENT. This is not the same, nor will it end up as, another batista/castro fiasco.

    This is a great moment in our world’s history and we should admire the Egyptian people for all they have done and the inspiration they gave to millions of oppressed people around the world. If they can overthrow a 30 year regime in 18 days, ANYTHING is possible, ANYWHERE in the world..and yes, even Cuba.

  7. mcse72,
    You can add all the arroz con frijoles and carne de puerco ornaments regarding Cuba, but it is foolish to think that this was one, a peoples revolution, and two, non-violent. I will leave the rest for history as we will see an Islamist form of government in Egypt.

  8. pototo,
    Time will tell who’s right. I, for one have faith this enormous effort & courage from millions of freedom seeking people and the 300+ that gave their lives, wasn’t in vain.

  9. YIPPEE !!!

    Now the Islamic Brotherhood will get access to the $ 60,000,000,000 in U.S. weaponry we gave U.S./Israeli allie Mubarak 🙂 (sarcasm)

  10. Jsb,

    Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched because you may be left holding the bag.

    Mubarak’s exit from power is only act 2 of a very complicated and unpredictable drama play that at this point no one can accurately predict given how complicated the Middle East is.

    It remains to be seen whether the top officers of the Egyptian military can keep control of the country and properly steer it towards Democracy while keeping the Islamist out of power.

    This is the $64 million question.

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