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Egypt Update 2/4/11…..Large Rally….Things calm down…..Mubarak still isn’t leaving anytime soon….


A couple of points……

The fact the Obama Administration is having back channel talks with Mubarak and Suleiman about leaving isn’t playing that well with the Egyptians , Israeli’s and the rest of the region…

Mohamed Ebaradei isn’t mentioned as a likely front runner for the President’s job reflecting his ties to the West….

But addition names are being mentioned to run in the fall ….or whenever elections are held in Egypt….

Shuleiman…Mubarak’s new Vice President is probably the White House’s choice to run the country which would make the all important Army happy…

But has stuck to defending Mubarak’s wait till the fall


The Army seems to have adopted a ‘wait and see’ posture…..

Tens of thousands of Egyptians are taking part in a “day of departure” to try to oust President Hosni Mubarak.

There is an increased army presence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after unrest that has led to hundreds of casualties.

After Friday prayers were held in a relaxed atmosphere, the crowd started chanting for Mr Mubarak to go.

Mr Mubarak has said he is “fed up” with being in power but is resisting mounting pressure to resign as he says it will leave Egypt in chaos.

In his first interview since anti-government protests began, he told ABC News he would like to resign immediately. But he repeated that the country’s banned Islamist opposition group – the Muslim Brotherhood – would fill the power vacuum left by his absence.

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei took issue with the president’s remarks, saying: “We as a people are fed up as well, it is not only him.

“The idea that there would be chaos is symptomatic of a dictatorship. He thinks if he leaves power the whole country will fall apart.”

A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Issam al-Aryan, also denied that it would put forward someone for the presidency, telling the BBC that it would prefer the opposition to nominate a consensus candidate.

“We want a civil state, based on Islamic principles. A democratic state, with a parliamentary system, with freedom to form parties, press freedom, and an independent and fair judiciary,” he added…….


This is from Politicicaldog101…..


February 4, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Military, Politics, Updates | , , , , , , , ,

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