Posts Tagged ‘Mubarak’

  • Mubarak, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in Egypt
    Mubarak being wheeled into courtroom. This is day he really died. This is day the world saw him in a cage. Mubarak lives. He doesn’t live. What is living? Heart beats while brain is dead. Machines keep his body functioning. At best, he’s in a coma. Is there a parallel here with democracy in Egypt? Maybe I don’t have any right to weigh in. I’m not...
    by at June 20th, 2012 at 05:06 pm
  • Egyptian flag links mosque and church
    This clip was tweeted by Wael Ghonim showing Egyptians using a giant flag to link a mosque with the church across the street. There are about 10 million Coptic Christians in Egypt who are reported to make up 10-15% of the population. http://www.youtube.com The Egyptian government has always guaranteed the Copts right to worship, but there have been many conflicts between...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Virile Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi on TV not old man Gaddafi
    It is rare one gets to watch a truly deranged tyrant hang himself and his regime with words. There is simply no way any credible government could support this man who was speaking for his father, Muammar Gaddafi. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi rambled on for about an hour in front of the world, promising total reform tomorrow on the one hand and promising a bloodbath with the other. It’s...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Mubarak Mummy
    Mubarak New York Post
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Ahmed Mohar and the April 6th Movement
    You can’t point to one person who changed Egypt. It took millions to take down Mubarak. But you can identify some stars and one is the man who could reasonably be said to have started the revolutionary movement. Ahmed Mohar and Israa Abdel Fatah and their small core group started in 2008 with a textile strike on April 6th promoted by Facebook. They have been working...
    by at February 12th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • CONGRATULATIONS EGYPT!
    Mubarak steps down and turns over control of the government to the Supreme Military Council.
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Danes first to tell Mubarak to step down
    “Mubarak is history. Mubarak must step down.” Those are the words of the Danish prime minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, just hours after father Mubarak’s surreal speech to his children last night. Rasmussen said Mubarak made a big blunder. At last, someone willing to speak the straight truth. It’s just one leader from the European Union. Let’s...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Egyptian Army doesn’t move to break impasse
    If the world is looking for the Egyptian Army to break the impasse between father Mubarak and his children, they are disappointed today. In their second statement to the nation, the military promised in non-concrete terms to lift emergency law if people go home. Doesn’t seem like anyone in the street is buying it. More and more are demonstrating and in more places,...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Is Egyptian Army waiting for invite for a coup?
    Has anyone else been thinking that the Egyptian Army is letting Mubarak enrage the population to such a point that the anti-Mubarak forces actually invite the Army to take over? El Baradei has already made such a plea in a Tweet. If the Army had seized power (staged on open coup) before Mubarak’s speech tonight, the world would have been up in arms. Their strategy...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey, Ahmed Mohar and Wael Gohnim bring down Mubarak
    The April 6th Movement leader Ahmed Mohar, a tweeter @Sandmonkey (just one name out of hundreds) and a Google exec Wael Gohnim used Facebook, Twitter and TV and old-fashioned legwork to organize and perpetuate a national revolt that started with the youth and spread to the labor unions. Of course they didn’t do it alone, but they have emerged as rock stars –...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Mubarak rumored to step down within hours
    It seems the pressure is too great. The labor unions have joined in. The world press is against him. The number of protesters swells every day. More and more are being killed and arrested– and, according to Al Jazeera, the army is torturing prisoners. Word is the Army has already stopped Mubarak from handing over power to Suleiman, his VP. The head of Egypt’s...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Egyptian pop star calls Mubarak Egypt’s forgetful father
    How bout the Egyptian pop star Tamir Hosni who got up on stage in Tahrir Square to tell the crowd that Mubarak is Egypt’s father. Even a father with several children can forget their names, he told the pro-democracy anti-Mubarak protesters. They must understand that with 80 million Egyptians, their “father”  should be forgiven for forgetting the needs...
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Mubarak – Release all journalists!
    Al Jazeera is making a plea for one of their reporters to be released. He was last seen being taken into custody by the Army at Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He is not the only journalist to be detained by Mubarak forces. Many have been released, but not all. The Mubarak government continues to harass journalists, seizing and/or destroying their equipment. At least...
    by at February 6th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Demand Red Cross be ready for Tahrir
    I have it from a Georgetown U. professor (Egyptian) speaking on on Al Jazeera that the Egyptian Army is preparing to lay siege to the pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He gave a wonderful and clear analysis of the crisis and the thinking and strategy of the Mubarak government. He demanded that the Red Cross be ready to supply the protesters...
    by at February 5th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Mubarak a pharaoh trained by the Romans
    Mubarak is a genius who has maintained an iron grip on Egypt for 30 years. Any true opposition risks being arrested, tortured and jailed. Egyptian prisons are full of political prisoners. Egypt is one of America’s favorite spots for rendition (define as USA exporting political prisoners for interrogation by torture.) If the protesters go home, they risk being hunted...
    by at February 5th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Al Jazeera gets a gold star!
    In the past I have been down on Al Jazeera. I admit I was wrong. In fact, I’d like to give them a gold star. My experience with the 24hr news station from Qatar had been limited to the Arabic version viewed while in the Middle East and a few years back. The crisis in Egypt, and the particularly poor coverage by the American press during the early days, sent me to...
    by at February 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Will Tehrir Square become Tienanmen?
    We are all watching to see what the Army does next. Mubarak’s security police are in plain clothes. Pro-democratic supporters have seized police ID cards from pro-Mubarak attackers. You could hear gunshots on live feed from AlJazeera – the government claims they have not fired on the crowd.  Is Mubarak using camels instead of tanks like the Chinese did in...
    by at February 2nd, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Mubarak’s thugs attack women and children in Tahrir Square
    Egypt I thought Obama looked mad last night – especially when he said the word “now.” He had talked to Mubarak for 30 minutes and had seen how intransigent he was. You can see Mubarak’s thugs – rumored to be about 75,000 paid gangsters who terrorize the population – attacking the peaceful democracy protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo...
    by at February 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 am