Friday, February 11, 2011

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Hands Control Of Egypt To Military

AP – Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak

Events are changing very rapidly in Egypt.

It’s now being reported that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed control of Egypt to the military, Vice President Omar Suleiman said in an address on state television Friday.

Car horns were heard and Egyptian flags were waving in celebration after Suleiman made the announcement.

"In these difficult circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the position of the presidency," Suleiman said. He has commissioned the armed forces council to direct the issues of the state."

As protesters filled 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.
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  1. Anonymous4:29 PM

    I have some very bad feelings about this. I was watching the celebrations on Fox News.

    As happy as those people in Egypt are to taste freedom... i'm simply not feeling it. As history has shown, democracy hasnt worked out well in the middle east. Remember hezbollah in lebanon? Hamas in Gaza? And Iran when the Shah was overthrown? All of these countries have been taken over by radical islam. Democracy doesnt work if the people arent responsible in thier decision making.

    What I fear, and what I think will happen is the Muslim Brotherhood, like it or not will come to power. They will most undoubtedly try to pass themselves off as a moderate secular organization, and a people, 4000 years under pharohs and kings and dictators will fall for it just like the people here in America fell for the "hope and change" of Obama.

    Egypt and Israel are destined for at least one more confrontation. The next gov't may be the one to make that happen. After all, other than the MB, who else is going to be able to organize, get funding, and raise a platform in just 6 months?