Bombshell: Mubarak not stepping down; Update: U.S. officials “taken by surprise”; Update: Suleiman now de facto president, says ambassador; Update: No televised statement coming from Obama

posted at 4:05 pm on February 10, 2011 by Allahpundit

He’s still speaking as I write this and the translation is rough, but it surrrre sounds like he’s planning to serve out his term until September. A money line: No outsiders can give him orders The country’s Information Minister denied earlier (see the 8:03 p.m. update) that he had agreed to step down, but everyone assumed that that was a formality while arrangements were being made for him to leave.

He did say that he’s passed some of his duties to Suleiman and vowed that the much-loathed emergency law will be lifted — but even there, he didn’t give any firm commitments.

After all the media hype of the past several hours, I assume the crowds in Tahrir Square are about to go berserk. And once that happens, given Suleiman’s threats yesterday about a crackdown, the tanks are going to roll. Stand by for updates; all hell’s about to break loose.

Update: Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey says people in the street are “going crazy.” Here we go.

Update: What happened here, exactly? On Twitter, Kirsten Powers is speculating that media reports that he was going to quit were based on nothing more than rumor and wishcasting by journalists. I don’t think so. If it was that thin, Obama wouldn’t have alluded earlier to history unfolding before our eyes and Panetta wouldn’t have gone out on a limb by claiming that there was a strong likelihood that he would quit. Nor would Egypt’s military leaders have risked their prestige by making promises that won’t be kept:

[T]he first confirmation that Mr Mubarak would step down came from Lt Gen Sami Enan, the chief of the Armed Forces, who travelled to Tahrir Square to announce that the stand-off between the regime and the protesters would be brought to an end within hours. Through a loud hailer, he said: “All your demands will be met tonight.”

The change in the mood of the crowd was instantaneous. “The army and the people are one hand,” rose the chant.

By the time a uniformed officer appeared on television to read out “Communique number one” of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, it was clear that Mr Mubarak was no longer Egypt’s key player.

What happened here, I think, was some sort of eleventh-hour power struggle at the top, apparently within the military itself, about whether to push a reluctant Mubarak all the way out or keep him on with his powers devolving to Suleiman. That would explain why his speech was delayed for so many hours: Until the last moment, pro- and anti-Mubarak figures in the regime may have been wrestling over this. The pro- side won, and now we’re in the worst of all worlds — with this guy still on top, repudiating the United States as “outsiders,” and the military set to crack heads now that the crowds are ready to run wild in outrage over Mubarak’s power play.

Update: Protesters are already chanting “tomorrow, tomorrow” in anticipation of the day of prayers and massive demonstrations to follow. Assuming the crackdown doesn’t start tonight, tomorrow it is.

Update: Needless to say, if Mubarak still has enough support within the military to hold on even under pressure this tremendous, there’s no reason to believe he’ll follow through on his promise to step down in September, transfer his powers to Suleiman, etc. Referring to the U.S. as “outsiders” who are trying to dictate to him means our leverage with him is down to nil, especially with the Saudis poised to pick up the slack, so who’s left to push him out?

Update: More evidence that people very high up thought Mubarak was on his way out today. The new secretary-general of his own party was crowing to reporters earlier that he had phoned Mubarak and told him to scram for the good of the country. That’s obviously his way of positioning himself to take credit later, after Mubarak announced his resignation. Oops:

Hossam Badrawy, the new secretary-general of the ruling National Democratic Party said he told Mr. Mubarak in a telephone call that the president needed to step down for the good of the country.

“I came to this decision after many meetings, both with the vice president and with many, many of the beautiful, brilliant young people who are gathered in the square. I discussed this with the president. I told him that this move is what the republic needs,” said Mr. Badrawy…

“I have no definite information, but that is my expectation” that he will step aside,” Mr. Badrawy said. “This is the only way to restore confidence in Egypt.”

Update: Suleiman just finished speaking on TV and fired a shot across the bow of protesters, telling them that change is coming so now it’s time to go home. Crackdown status: Still on pace. Said Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman of Mubarak’s speech, “He just lit the final fuse.”

Update: A little more evidence for my “eleventh-hour power struggle” theory from CNN:

Senior US official on #Mubarak speech: Not what we were told would happen, not what we wanted to happen

NBC has more about U.S. officials being “taken by surprise.” Apparently we’re still relying on assurances from the Egyptian military that they won’t fire on the protesters, even though it was almost certainly assurances from the Egyptian military that led us to believe Mubarak was on his way out.

Update: Here we go: Protesters trying to organize a march on the presidential palace.

Update: Evidently, the spin from Egypt’s diplomatic corps will be that this really is a victory for the protesters because Mubarak formally gave up his powers. Even thought (a) he gave them up to his right-hand man, who’s followed his wishes loyally for decades, and (b) remains in position to reclaim those powers if/when this blows over.

President Hosni Mubarak has transfered all effective powers of the presidency to Vice President Omar Suleiman, making Suleiman the de-facto president of Egypt, the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States said.

“The president did indicate very clearly he was transferring all his presidential authority to the vice president,” Sameh Shoukry told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “President Mubarak has transferred the powers of the presidency to his vice president, who will now undertake all authority as president.”

That makes Suleiman the head of the military, according to Shoukry, attributing the information to the Egyptian government.

Update: Pathetic — but still more proof that they really were taken by surprise on this:

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Too bad. I was looking forward to an extra-purposeful “let me be clear” in The One’s comments on this.


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Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Oh, look. They stick together.

kingsjester on February 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Tag-team.

portlandon on February 10, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Oh, look. They stick together.

kingsjester on February 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

OMG, it must be a conspiracy!

…or maybe you’re just a pity-party wingnut.

Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Shoes in da air picture!
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http://yfrog.com/gyo484j

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Worth a thousand words.

tinkerthinker on February 10, 2011 at 6:08 PM

canopfor 5:12
Did petunia miss it?
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Mubarak claimed that he would be transferring some powers to the Vice President and promised to follow “the track of peaceful transition until September.”

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 5:16 PM

maverick muse:Sorry for the tardy response,been on a google
frenzy Egyptian Intell Hunt,ya,I guess alot of
commenters don`t get,whats really going on in
Egypt!!

And,he was elected,and hes not up to September
maddening,eh!!:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Tag-team.

portlandon on February 10, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Tweedledumb the Jester and Tweedledumber the portlyorgan…

Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Beck may be a little behind the curve for some of you, but he’s way out ahead of anyone else with a microphone. Look at the “nothing to see here, move along” crap you get from the entire worldwide lame stream media. And don’t even start looking for help from the government – DNI Clapper is quite an example.

bofh on February 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM

making Suleiman the de-facto president of Egypt

will the white house help with this spin?

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 6:10 PM

If you’re giving up the power, you might as well give up the title. This will not appease the opposition.

rbj on February 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Obama: “Mubarak acted stupidly.”

Sir Napsalot on February 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM

[rplat on February 10, 2011 at 5:54 PM]

Well, it’s possible that that result was Mubarak’s intention, kind of like an ‘Barry scratching his cheek’ to Obama. Obama and his cronies love to manipulate events. They like creating crises and then take advantage of them.

I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the lesser officials, the ones who, by their statements either alluding to or expressly stating that Mubarak would step down, were taking advantage of this to instigate a crisis of their own. On the other hand, a reasonable explanation could be that there is are Clintons, Bidens, and Gibbs’es over in Egypt, too.

I prefer AP’s take below,

What happened here, I think, was some sort of eleventh-hour power struggle at the top, apparently within the military itself, about whether to push a reluctant Mubarak all the way out or keep him on with his powers devolving to Suleiman.

though, I’d somehow ad the caveat that some of the 8th, 9th and 10th hour discussion was interspersed with something on the order of “you have to go because Obama says you do” which caused the 10:59 decision by Mubarak and those loyal to him that it wasn’t going to be that way. Thus AP’s 11th hour.

Who knows, maybe what changed was Mubarak and the Supreme Command heard Clapper’s comments about the MB and it set them off on the road they are on now.

Dusty on February 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

he just wants to eat his waffles…

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Wow. Here we go.

Keep the updates coming AP. No one does it better.

How weak does our country look to the rest of the world right now?

The ‘shining city on the hill’ has been reduced to Obama holding up a flickering lighter in an empty stadium.

Pathetic.

chief on February 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM

not cool

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Well, first time Obama is too shy to be on camera. Who’ll be the first media toady to declare his non-appearence to be Reaganesque?

RedRedRice on February 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Not making an on-camera statement may be the smartest move our administration could make. Every time they open their mouths, they just muck it up.

catmman on February 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM

RedRedRice on February 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM

i pick tingles with amanpour a close 2nd

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Update: Pathetic — but still more proof that they really were taken by surprise on this:

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

That’s too bad. I really thought that ONE more speech would have resolved the conflict in Egypt.

portlandon on February 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Who’ll be the first media toady to declare his non-appearence to be Reaganesque?

But Reagan dyed his hair! I’m confused.

/MSM

Fortunata on February 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM
yowser

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 6:01 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,I`ve got google windows open,as updates and
tweets are in high gear:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Yawn. You still have Cheese nips all over you bib.

portlandon on February 10, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Well, first time Obama is too shy to be on camera. Who’ll be the first media toady to declare his non-appearence to be Reaganesque?

RedRedRice on February 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM

You made me spit cookie crumbs dang you

RushBaby on February 10, 2011 at 6:16 PM

President Hosni Mubarak has transfered all effective powers of the presidency to Vice President Omar Suleiman, making Suleiman the de-facto president of Egypt…

No. If Maubarak actually steps down, only then would Suleiman be the de-facto president. Suleiman is the acting president (in more ways than one).

topdog on February 10, 2011 at 6:17 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,I`ve got google windows open,as updates and
tweets are in high gear:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

cool beans…

:)

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Those who are down on Beck just showed your ‘superiority’ a bit. Haven’t you?

Yes, some (a pitiful few) had been paying attention. So these won’t be news to you.

However, Beck is addressing the rest that our 40 – 50 years of absymal education system neglected.

Why look down your long nose at Beck (or his target audience)?

Sir Napsalot on February 10, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Ya’ll watching history in the making , as in yesterday.

the_nile on February 10, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Keywords in Mubarack’s speech: International Labor Unions.

Remember that.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 4:26 PM

This.

onlineanalyst on February 10, 2011 at 6:19 PM

You made me spit cookie crumbs dang you

RushBaby on February 10, 2011 at 6:16 PM

RushBaby:Good to see you on,hope everything is right in your
world————————————:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:19 PM

How many times a day do we need to hear from our Jerk in Chief?

GaltBlvnAtty on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Wait, now Obama is suddenly camera shy? Never thought I’d see the day.

JammieWearingFool on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

For once, I strongly support Obama’s choice to shut up.

MayBee on February 10, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Wait, now Obama is suddenly camera shy? Never thought I’d see the day.

JammieWearingFool on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Unprecedented!

the_nile on February 10, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Wait, now Obama is suddenly camera shy? Never thought I’d see the day.

JammieWearingFool on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

WTF!

Weight of Glory on February 10, 2011 at 6:23 PM

OK, I just tuned in to Beck to see what you are talking about. He was playing footage of DNI James Clapper calling the MB “largely secular,” and “has eschewed violence.” He freaked out on that pretty bad. Now how is this dated information? Or is that you just disagree that the MB is an extremist organization? Just trying to see your point.

stefanite on February 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM

No I agree about that.

But he went on and on about the Caliphate thing… like nobody ever heard of that before. That is the whole thing we have been fighting in the Middle East since colonialism. That is the whole reason we have supported dictators over democracy. So Glenn is late to the party.

I don’t think every body is on the same page about the Muslim Brotherhood, like some in the Obama administration but even the NYTs had an article today.

We do need to be watchful, but not hysterical.

I actually think it was timing. Glenn had been working on his expose… and then he started saying see… see… and it was rather boorish and egotistical.

I’ve never really seen Beck act superiorlike until now. And it wasn’t attractive.

Like I say I don’t diagree I just think he is fanning flames that don’t need it right now.

And the protests are real. People died for real. They may be pawns but they are real people too. And we are moving pieces around the game as though they are not real.

I don’t like how Obama has handled any of this but I think he is irrelevant. This is a battle in the Middle East and we have little we can actually do about it.

If we had a better leader we might could do more, but we will never really know what might have turned out… like if Carter hadn’t been President when Iran fell… could someone else have made some other outcome… we will never know.

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Wait, now Obama is suddenly camera shy? Never thought I’d see the day.

JammieWearingFool on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Let it be clear, making history here.

tinkerthinker on February 10, 2011 at 6:24 PM

You people take any opportunity to insult your President.

underceij on February 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM

underceij:I`m CANADIAN,I have a ‘Special Licence’!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Two minutes, Cross-Checking! Crossing-the-Border! ;-)

Yoop on February 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM

No statement from Obama?

I only hope it’s because he’s digesting the sage advice and wisdom from the foremost expert on the Middle East available to him.

Yes, I’m talking about that soothsaying, mixed-bred genius………..Valerie Jarrett.

David2.0 on February 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I won’t really be comfortably assured I know what is going on there until Gibbs tells me.

We need him now, as in yesterday.

GnuBreed on February 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM

canopfor 5:12
Did petunia miss it?
========================

Mubarak claimed that he would be transferring some powers to the Vice President and promised to follow “the track of peaceful transition until September.”

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 5:16 PM

maverick muse:Sorry for the tardy response,been on a google
frenzy Egyptian Intell Hunt,ya,I guess alot of
commenters don`t get,whats really going on in
Egypt!!

And,he was elected,and hes not up to September
maddening,eh!!:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I’m glad you all thing Mubarak did the right thing.

I think there will be blood because of what he did today.

And I think someone in Egypt’s military thought he was doing something else. And I think Leon Panetta thought he was doing something else.

That guy who went into Liberation square and told the protesters that all their demands were going to be met thought Mubarak was stepping down.

The media did not make that up. I hate the media as much as anyone, and maybe they got carried away… but the sources were pretty good and on the record.

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Wait, now Obama is suddenly camera shy? Never thought I’d see the day.

JammieWearingFool on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

He just returned from the very snowy, very, very cold Upper Peninsula about two hours ago.

It will be a few more hours before he sees his ba**ls again.

Yoop on February 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Well, we all know how little Barry hates to be distracted by matters abroad from tending to his transforming America here at home, but looks to me like he’s got a big distraction on the way… one that may just take him to 2012.

If the ME blows up, will he let that crisis go to waste?

petefrt on February 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Obama: “Mubarak acted stupidly.”

Sir Napsalot on February 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Perfect. And Remember…. the Muslim Brotherhood is Secular.

Tim_CA on February 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM

It will be a few more hours before he sees his ba**lx again.

As Carville noted.

Fortunata on February 10, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Can’t blame him. Right after you’ve been made a fool of isn’t exactly a Kodak moment.

The man who based his whole Presidential campaign on the intelligence failures about WMDs by his predecessor now has his own WMD intelligence failure – When Mubarak Departs.

leilani on February 10, 2011 at 6:39 PM

In a statement issued by the White House, Robert Gibbs has indicated that since everything President Obama has done so far has made him look amateurish, the President will have no further statements until he is able to craft a strategy which he feels will be beneficial to his 2012 reelection.

eeyore on February 10, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Images from Tahrir Square!
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebedaay/5418490732/lightbox/

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

leilani on February 10, 2011 at 6:39 PM

LOL. Actually he can’t read his speech out through the packet of cigs he’s smoking. All at the same time.

Fortunata on February 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

he figures he’s already said enough

ConservativePartyNow on February 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Mubarak has volunteered Constitutional Amendments meeting protesters’ demands.

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Who’s on first, What’s on second……………..

GarandFan on February 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:08 PM
I’m glad you all thing Mubarak did the right thing.

I think there will be blood because of what he did today.

And I think someone in Egypt’s military thought he was doing something else. And I think Leon Panetta thought he was doing something else.

That guy who went into Liberation square and told the protesters that all their demands were going to be met thought Mubarak was stepping down.

The media did not make that up. I hate the media as much as anyone, and maybe they got carried away… but the sources were pretty good and on the record.

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM

petunia:This blew up,and orinallly started by the Unions!!

The idiot speaking as I`m typing,is saying that if there is any blood spilled,Egyptian that is,it will be Mubarak`s faul
tt,does that make any sense!!

Maybe Obama`s speech in Cairo,instigated this,and that would
mean,Obama has blood on his hands too!!!

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Mubarak has volunteered Constitutional Amendments meeting protesters’ demands.

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I’m telling you there will be blood.

It doesn’t matter what he does. He didn’t resign.

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

petunia:Sorry,forgot to include,the idiot on,

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

The idiot speaking as I`m typing

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM

underceij:I`m CANADIAN,I have a ‘Special Licence’!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM
===============
Two minutes, Cross-Checking! Crossing-the-Border! ;-)

Yoop on February 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Yoop:Lol,hey,did you see AF/1!:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

You believe what you want.

Reguardless of anything else this is very very bad. Mubarak had a chance to defuse the anger. He failed.

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM

canopfor

Have you seen this?

Buy Danish on February 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM

This is another win for Obama; you can be certain, he will not waste this crisis, especially after such a prolonged effort to stir it up.

Skandia Recluse on February 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Replacing the devil with another devil in Egypt…..but on the bright side……

…..What could go wrong with the Jihad Whitewashers in charge of the Administration here?

PappyD61 on February 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Heh, B. Obama manned up, again.

Also, Michelle O. invited the media to a “listening and by invitation only” session.

What a couple…of chickens.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

This whole Egyptian “ORGANIZING” protest movement thingy a practice run for bringing that to OUR SHORES?

Naaaaaah, couldn’t happen here.

PappyD61 on February 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM
==============================

You believe what you want.

Reguardless of anything else this is very very bad. Mubarak had a chance to defuse the anger. He failed.

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM

petunia:This is from an Intelligence Group!!
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Red Alert: Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood
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January 29, 2011 | 1655 GMT

The following is a report from a STRATFOR source in Hamas.
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Hamas, which formed in Gaza as an outgrowth of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has an interest in exaggerating its role and coordination with the MB in this crisis. The following information has not been confirmed. Nonetheless, there is a great deal of concern building in Israel and the United States in particular over the role of the MB in the demonstrations and whether a political opening will be made for the Islamist organization in Egypt.
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The Egyptian police are no longer patrolling the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. Hamas armed men are entering into Egypt and are closely collaborating with the MB. The MB has fully engaged itself in the demonstrations, and they are unsatisfied with the dismissal of the Cabinet. They are insisting on a new Cabinet that does not include members of the ruling National Democratic Party.
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Security forces in plainclothes are engaged in destroying public property in order to give the impression that many protesters represent a public menace. The MB is meanwhile forming people’s committees to protect public property and also to coordinate demonstrators’ activities, including supplying them with food, beverages and first aid.

Read more: Red Alert: Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood | STRATFOR

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110129-red-alert-hamas-and-muslim-brotherhood?utm_source=redalert2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=110129&utm_content=readmore&elq=c8547017a3f348e5824f2f4a3036affe

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Let’s assume the very best of things happen, peace maintained , reforms made, parties formed and cohesive. Fair and free elections that are like silk and a result that reflects diversity. When all the fairy dust settles and the Unicorn poo is licked from the Skittles, you will be looking at a brand new shiny democratic Pakistan!

For the fond wishing naive, It took two thousand years and more of stumbling about and making mistakes for large portions of the West to come to hold “democracy” and “freedom” in their souls as the true grace for human beings to live by. We are still clumsily trying to live it. How are oppressed psyches and souls distorted by the anti human values of Islam just going to pick it up with any deep understanding and still live by Islam? Are the childish cheerleaders for Muslim “freedom” even aware that mindsets that are not western exist?

BL@KBIRD on February 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM

petunia on February 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

There already HAS been blood spilled.

And Mubarak publicly called for peace, and expressed his nation’s condolences to those whose lives have been lost these past days.

There are interests other than Mubarak shedding blood in Egypt. And yes, that is “very very bad” even though the Muslim Brotherhood would exalt the bloodletting.

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Ogabe: “This is going exactly as planned”

Caper29 on February 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM

canopfor
======
Have you seen this?

Buy Danish on February 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Buy Danish:No,superb,thank-you!!

I`ll throw a few back at ya!!:)
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Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed
By OREN KESSLER
02/09/2011 02:09

Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest.
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http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=207415
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Muslim Brotherhood English website
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http://www.ikhwanweb.com/
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The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
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http://globalmbreport.org/

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Will that be in Arabic or English?

GrannyDee on February 10, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Yoop:Lol,hey,did you see AF/1!:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Been CAVU all day in my area and very cold. Saw a looping contrail. May have been them at the end of their climb-out, but I’m probably too far away to see it. Actually, no loss.

He bought a veggy sandwich at Donkers, downtown Marquette. Also bought some chocolates for his daughters. Friend of mine makes some of their candies. Wonder if MO will approve.

He made some comments re the situation in Egypt as it was developing, in his speech at NMU. He probably should have waited till he got back to DC. By then the situation had done a 180 from early reports.

Yoop on February 10, 2011 at 7:17 PM

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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He made some comments re the situation in Egypt as it was developing, in his speech at NMU. He probably should have waited till he got back to DC. By then the situation had done a 180 from early reports.

Yoop on February 10, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Yoop:

Hey,maybe Michelle left a Chem-Trail,behind the contrail,haha,and ya,we had snow squalls for about
a day and a half!!

The M.E.,Sh*t should hit the fan after midnight tonite,
I think it`ll be 8 or so Egyptian time!!:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM

The M.E.,Sh*t should hit the fan after midnight tonite,
I think it`ll be 8 or so Egyptian time!!:)

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM

i believe you could be right…

the blm are peeing in their pants

cmsinaz on February 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Better a tractable secular devil than a raging theocratic demon.

Obama and his crew haven’t a clue.

Or are purposely trying to aid the Jihad.

profitsbeard on February 10, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Images from Tahrir Square!
================================

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebedaay/5418490732/lightbox/

canopfor on February 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Thanks for the pictures…

… Check out this guy, he seems a little out of place, but I’ve seen the message before.

You don’t think there are people who would actively stir up the crowds do you…?

… Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Imagine yourself as a clerk in an office.
Imagine yourself as a community organizer.
Imagine yourself propelled onto the world’s stage
With no experience, no qualifications

You stand alone. That would and should be a humbling experience.

Now, imagine yourself adopted and co-opted by activist groups. You, your wife and your daughters are suddenly urged to run.

All you’ve ever run are groups of disenfranchised American citizens. You are enveloped, admired, adored because of your good looking charm, yet you lack any experience.

It would be like being propelled into a position of a VP of a major world wide corporation, where suddenly there is a desk, suddenly there are cameras in your face, suddenly you are the savior of the world at large, as propated by the world wide MSM.

Imagine yourself… some pot smoking coke snorting dude that some pissant politician or worldwide community “organizer” decided that “you’ll be great”. You look, smell and speak great!

This is what we are dealing with. The unions promoted, funded, expounded, pushed, and shoved this Obama into our faces. These unions are failing now.

The issue in Egypt is a lesson. We should stand behind and in front of the soveriegn government of Egypt. If Egypt falls, then the rest of the ME falls with it. Obama is a klown who is now performing badly. He was propped up by Unions, leftists, marxists, commies and Soros.

When Mubarack came out and rejected the calls for him to hang his head in failure after 30 years of peace and prosperity, and when Saud came out and chastized the bamster and told him to back off?

The world received a message. Barack Hussein Obama is not fit to lead. Mubarak will stay in power, there will be blood in the streets and because the Chicago Community Organizer Who Is Black By The Way, (lest we ever forget), overplayed his hand and over estimated his influence will result in death, diminishment of the dreams of hope and change and ultimately reveal him as the clown that he is.

The POTUS is a danger to world security.

That is the message that he sent, all by himself, in front of cameras, for the entire world to see.

Barack, step down.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM

The MB has fully engaged itself in the demonstrations, and they are unsatisfied with the dismissal of the Cabinet. They are insisting on a new Cabinet that does not include members of the ruling National Democratic Party.

Yes. And asserting their dominance in the union of revolutionary factions, the Muslim Brotherhood demanded the total dissolution of the Egyptian Constitution before beginning any transitional government period.

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Well, the Saudi King told Obama to shut up & sit down.

TN Mom on February 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Mubarak to Stay

Headline at the end; the same way this “story” is actually working.

Will media drive Mubarak out? Or will army drive media out? Hint: Egypt is not US and Mubarak is not Nixon. And Obama is Clinton II.

Caststeel on February 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Will that be in Arabic or English?

GrannyDee on February 10, 2011 at 7:16 PM

heh

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Well, the Saudi King told Obama to shut up & sit down.

TN Mom on February 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Ouch!

ElectricPhase on February 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Too bad. I was looking forward to an extra-purposeful “let me be [PERFECTLY] clear” in The One’s comments on this.

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 7:39 PM

The POTUS is a danger to world security.

That is the message that he sent, all by himself, in front of cameras, for the entire world to see.

Barack, step down.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Well put.

maverick muse on February 10, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM

+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Or are purposely trying to aid the Jihad.
profitsbeard on February 10, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Well, of course he is, the crypto-Muslim POS. The Jihad and the international socialists are very intertwined. Our own administration is trying to whitewash the MB — and they really thought they had it in the bag. I’m hoping now for a very bloody purge of the MB. Nothing like a bit of Muslim-on-Muslim action.

Fortunata on February 10, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Just when I think he has completely revealed himself to me, Dear Leader surprises anew…..

/touches hem of robe as he passes

roy_batty on February 10, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Are muslims killing each other?

Let him think about resigning for the next 10 years or so.

BowHuntingTexas on February 10, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Oh, the white house is weighing in.

/Is it michelle? I’d like to get her weighed in as it pertains to her quest to limits of free fat.

So, incredibly enlightening.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Just spotted this from American Thinker:

Muslim Brotherhood adviser calls for Egypt to build nuclear weapon

What say you to that, Mr. Clapper?

GnuBreed on February 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Stoking up a little warfare (Translator to Shep Smith):

“They gave away the water from the Nile River to the Zionist projects”.

Buy Danish on February 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Tomorrow’s date…

02/11/2011

… Hey, wait a second!

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2011 at 8:03 PM

To be clear the translator was translating a speaker’s words in the square…

Buy Danish on February 10, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Besides tomorrow being 02/11/2011…

… are we not forgetting about the 12th Imam?

This is getting spooky…

… Hold Me!

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Written stmt coming from White House – no on cam statement

Bammie is at a real disadvantage in a fast-moving story. By the time his handlers argue out a position statement, pass it off to the teleprompter staff for loading and insertion of pronunciation hints etc, and the teleprompters set up and initialized, the story has changed.

slickwillie2001 on February 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM

… are we not forgetting about the 12th Imam?

This is getting spooky…

… Hold Me!

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM

ah yes THE MAHDI….he’s got another name…THE BEAST…THE ANTI-CHRIST….

the caliphate is inevitable….as is THE MAHDI.

right4life on February 10, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Biden: Obama will be tested in the first 6 months

Maybe Joe shouldn’t have put a time limit on it…

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Are muslims killing each other?

Let him think about resigning for the next 10 years or so.

BowHuntingTexas on February 10, 2011 at 7:54 PM

If they are, and I hope that they don’t… Barack Hussein Obama can no longer be counted upon as an ally.
And, If I were a speech writer or spokesperson over this entire fiasco, I would absolutely disown this clown in a fancy suit.

And he can take his fat wife with him.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Our best hope at this point, after the front and center failure of the barack obama and hillary clinton combined administrations that existed in mighty words and deeds back in the 80′s and 90′s ….

Our tenure and integrity, support and in spirit of continutity should fall upon…

/I will not ever admit that we are leaderless.

Key West Reader on February 10, 2011 at 8:41 PM

ah yes THE MAHDI….he’s got another name…THE BEAST…THE ANTI-CHRIST….

the caliphate is inevitable….as is THE MAHDI.

right4life on February 10, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Yep! But don’t worry, the Mayan calendar says the world will be ending soon anyway.

/S

Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Something ain’t right. We get all these wonderful views of Tahrir Square and the peeps doing the wave. What is happening five miles, or a hundred miles away? How are shop keepers feeding their families? We see a few glimpses of Cairo and Suez, but what about Mayberry, Egypt?

And exactly where is the Egyptian Army stationed around the country? Bueller?

Limerick on February 10, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I keep thinking there has to come a moment of critical mass not only for Obama’s unfitness and destructiveness but also for the media’s ass-covering for him. But what would that moment be? The worse it gets, it seems the more desperate the media gets not to report the full nature of his failure and their ass-covering. The more the media lies, the harder it will be for them to confront the truth. At this rate we will a reach a point of frenzy and madness — the media and Left engaged in a totally insane distortion of reality and defense of that distortion. It will be, quite literally, like life in a Kafka novel. We will be told that the palpable reality around us simply is not so. Madness and breakdown. We’re headed for it.

rrpjr on February 10, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Yep! But don’t worry, the Mayan calendar says the world will be ending soon anyway.

/S

Dark-Star on February 10, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I’m not worried, I’ve read the back of the book…you know whats interesting about the Anti-christ…is he BEHEADS those who will not bow down…

right4life on February 10, 2011 at 8:44 PM

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