TigerHead

TigerHead

Posted on 02/10/2011


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!!!Solidarity!!!

!!!Solidarity!!!
President Hosni Mubarak just appeared on television and didn’t step down, as many had thought he would. Instead, he insisted that he would stay in office through the September elections. He offered cosmetic changes and promises of reform down the road. For example, he said that he would lift the state of emergency…down the road…sometime when the time is right. He seems to have delegated some powers to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, while remaining in office himself.

This is of course manifestly unacceptable to the Egyptian people. Mubarak’s speech was a striking reminder of the capacity of dictators to fool themselves and see themselves as indispensable. If he thinks that his softer tone will win any support, he’s delusional. As he was speaking, the crowd in Tahrir was shouting “Irhal!” or “Go!” And the Egyptian state media — from television to Al Ahram, the dominant newspaper — have been turning against Mubarak, so he’s losing control even of his own state apparatus. An Arab friend of mine who has met Mubarak many, many times describes him as “a stubborn old man,” and that seems exactly the problem right now. UPDATE: Suleiman just spoke as well, praising Mubarak and asking the youth of Egypt to go home and stop watching satellite television. Only possible conclusion: he’s delusional, too.

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27 comments - The latest ones
TigerHead
TigerHead
Mubarak has refused to step aside. His Vice President thug is telling protesters to go home. They're not obeying. Stay put people! Now is not the time to back down!

Throw the fossils out and don't forget the religious establishment! An Islamic Fundamentalist state is also your enemy - every bit as much as a US-puppet dictator!
6 years ago.
Sonora Desert Rat
Sonora Desert Rat
And where is the coverage on American TV? If I didn't get Democracy Now I would think that the 'little' protest in Egypt is not worth paying attention to. Is anyone concerned that over 300 protesters have been killed by this Mubarak? He's a lot worse than a stubborn old man. He's a monster. This little protest of hundreds of thousands is likely to affect the entire Muslim world, especially after ordinary Muslims learned that they are being betrayed by their leaders.

Thanks TigerHead for bringing this to the attention of ipernity members.
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Sonora Desert Rat
I can't take my eyes off it! Live footage from the square via Huffington Post.
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Sonora Desert Rat
I love Amy Goodman as well!! She totally rocks!
6 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
YES !!! GO OUT !!!
6 years ago.
Mark Luke
Mark Luke
I found his summer house in Sharm el-Sheikh on Google Earth. It's the largest house on the seafront and near the airport. Hopefully it will become the headquarters for a new government.
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Mark Luke
:))
6 years ago.
Elvert Barnes
Elvert Barnes
excellent
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Elvert Barnes
Many thanks, Elvert! The revolution will be televised!!
6 years ago.
Fr@nk Eiche
Fr@nk Eiche
Weg mit dem Burschen !
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Fr@nk Eiche
!!!!!
6 years ago.
Khalil
Khalil
Maintenant c'est fait!
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Khalil
!!!!!*********
6 years ago.
ViC64
ViC64
When people talk, governments should hear it's a simple idea, but only when blood runs, they make the effort to pay attention.
Don't stop fighting!!
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to ViC64
Never!
6 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
after mubaak's demission the people have hope to get a democratic system... but we too often made the experience that the heads of a system were gone but the system stayed...
solidarity with the people, yes !
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Always with the people. Governments tend to corrupt themselves over time regardless of their intially good intentions.
6 years ago.
spreecouleur has replied to .t.a.o.n.
That fact does not lower the value of any civil-right-revolution ...
It just lowers courage an increases the amount of fear and doubt.
Thats what any system wants.
6 years ago.
spreecouleur has replied to TigerHead
So, revolution hast to bei permanent, my friend.
Unfortunately also any citizen corrupts himself over time
and turns to the fearful agressiv type of bourgeois, who's
only interest is his individual interest.
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to spreecouleur
Yes - I agree.
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to spreecouleur
Yes. First, obsession with staying in power and second, to enrich themselves and their friends. Some things never change.
6 years ago.
Jack
Jack
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Jack
:))
6 years ago.
spreecouleur
spreecouleur
I see Dick Cheney crying ...
One of his creatures is sent to garbage ...
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to spreecouleur
Cheney just published his "book" in which he unabashedly "vindicates" himself and his string of international horrors. Unfortunately, the press gives him free advertising. I hope he and Mubarak share a tiny room in Hell.
6 years ago.