Egypt latest - Mubarak to new PM: Engage with all political parties
An image from state televsion Al-Masriya shows Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaking with his new vice president, Omar Suleiman, in Cairo on Sunday.
January 30th, 2011
04:20 AM ET

Egypt latest - Mubarak to new PM: Engage with all political parties

Read full coverage of the unrest in Egypt updated continually by CNN reporters worldwide. Send your photos and video to iReport and see CNN in Arabic here.

- [Update 2:04 p.m. Cairo, 7:04 a.m. ET] Protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square said Monday that they were organizing a "million man march" around Cairo for Tuesday.

- Demonstrators also told CNN that they are organizing a "million man march" in Alexandria, but cannot confirm when they will start.

- Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy and former British prime minister, told Sky News Monday that the developments in Egypt have "vast implications for the state of Israel, the Palestinians and the state of the peace process." He also said there aren't just two elements - a government that has long been in power and a movement for democracy - in the situation. "There are three elements, because there is also a very strong Islamist movement in Egypt through the Muslim Brotherhood ... I think that the people of Egypt will not elect a Muslim Brotherhood government."

- The Canadian government will begin evacuating its citizens from Egypt as early as Monday using chartered flights bound for Europe, according to the country's foreign affairs minister.

- Following a request from the Thai government, Thai Airways International is preparing for a flight to Cairo to bring back stranded citizens, according to a statement from the company.

- Two flights carrying Israelis from Egypt to Israel landed Monday morning, according to an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman. Another flight was scheduled to land Monday evening.

- State-run Nile TV reported that police forces were scheduled to start deploying and resume their duties throughout Egypt on Monday. Police clashed violently with protesters last week and have been virtually absent from the streets since Saturday.

- [Update 5:28 a.m. Cairo, 10:28 p.m. ET] Egypt's military is urging people to respect a government-ordered curfew so that authorities can more easily capture those accused of looting and destruction in recent days, an unnamed man dressed in a military uniform said early Monday on state-run Nile TV. In the comments, described as the third statement by Egypt's armed forces since the unrest began, the soldier also asked citizens to help detain outlaws as well as the hundreds who have recently escaped from prisons.

- [Update 4:45 a.m. Cairo, 9:45 p.m. ET] In remarks to his newly appointed prime minister, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak recognized the "peaceful demonstrations" in recent days as reputable, while adding that some such gatherings had been "infiltrated" by people whose goal was to "spread fear" in society through hooliganism, looting and other criminal activity, according to a transcript read on state-run Nile TV.

The president also charged the new Cabinet, to be shaped by newly appointed Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, to restore Egyptians' faith in the economy and relieve people's suffering by helping contain prices for basic commodities and combat high unemployment. Mubarak ordered the new government not to touch government subsidies for key goods.

- [Update 4:25 a.m. Cairo, 9:25 p.m. ET] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak urged leaders of his new government Sunday to engage in dialogue with all political parties to help achieve "a democratic civil society," state-run Nile TV reported. He also called on them to restore people's faith in the Egyptian economy and to control unemployment, according to a readout of remarks the embattled president made to his newly appointed prime minister.

- [Update 4:18 a.m. Cairo, 9:18 p.m. ET] CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Alexandria, where gunshots - apparently just warning shots - could be heard as protesters walked the streets after curfew Sunday night.

- [Update 3:33 a.m. Cairo, 8:33 p.m. ET] Addressing the situation in Egypt, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that "we don't want to interfere, but we demand respect for the leaders." He said that he's talked with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad about the crisis.

- [Update 3:29 a.m. Cairo, 8:29 p.m. ET] About 20 armed police confronted and ended an anti-Mubarak demonstration Sunday by dozens of people in the West Bank, according to the nonprofit group Human Rights Watch. The security forces pushed the demonstrators away from the Egyptian Embassy, the group alleged in a statement.

- [Update 2:52 a.m. Cairo, 7:52 p.m. ET] Ali Regal, a student activist leader in Alexandria, said that the military is working closely with "the masses" - including demonstrators - to coordinate security around the port city. "The army is very helpful and working with us," Regal told CNN's Nic Robertson. "There is a strong cooperation between the masses and the army, that's what I can tell so far."

- [Update 2:10 a.m. Cairo, 7:10 p.m. ET] Shots can be heard in this video of crowds gathered outside a museum in Cairo on Sunday night.

Egyptian army troops fired a half-dozen shots into the air in front of the museum. Sporadic and sometimes intense gunfire was also heard in other parts of Cairo, as well as in downtown Alexandria.

- [Update 12:24 a.m. Monday in Cairo, 5:24 p.m. ET] For Americans trapped in Egypt or for concerned relatives and friends back home, the U.S. State Department has released the following information:

People interested in departing Egypt via U.S. government-chartered transportation should contact the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo by sending an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or by calling 1-202-501-4444.

You should provide the following information:

- Name, age, place of birth and U.S. passport number and any special medical needs.

- Immediate family members (spouses and children) who are not U.S. citizens must be documented for entry into the safe-haven country and/or U.S., if that is your final destination.

- Travelers are permitted only one piece of luggage per person.

For families concerned that a U.S. citizen in Egypt might require assistance, they should send an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the United States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

Get more information at http://egypt.usembassy.gov/ or http://travel.state.gov/

- [Update 11:56 p.m. Cairo, 4:56 p.m. ET] Police forces have returned to the streets in all police districts and all parts of Egypt, according to a report late Sunday on state-run Nile TV. The Egyptian army had been deployed to replace police forces that had clashed brutally with demonstrators.

- [Update 11:08 p.m. Cairo, 4:08 p.m. ET] With many grocers closing shop and food shipments spotty because of unrest, food in Egypt is in short supply, CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports. Some Egyptian families are running out of staples such as bread, beans and rice.

- [Update 10:38 p.m. Cairo, 3:38 p.m. ET] Heavy machine gun fire could be overheard Sunday night as thousands of protesters demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak marched through downtown Alexandria, CNN's Nic Robertson reported. Army troops were positioned in various parts of the port city, having moved some of their checkpoints over the weekend.

- [Update 10:35 p.m. Cairo, 3:35 p.m. ET] A spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said this about Cameron's conversation Sunday with U.S. President Barack Obama regarding Egypt: "[Cameron and Obama] were united in their view that Egypt now needed a comprehensive process of political reform, with an orderly, Egyptian-led transition to a government that responded to the grievances of the Egyptian people and to their aspirations for a democratic future."

- [Update 10:14 p.m. Cairo, 3:14 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama talked about the situation in Egypt during a call Sunday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, according to a White House statement. The previous day, he talked by phone to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi King Abdullah, the White House said Sunday. In those calls, Obama expressed support for "an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people," according to the statement.

- [Update 9:46 p.m. Cairo, 2:46 p.m. ET] On Monday, a state-imposed curfew will start one hour earlier than Sunday's curfew started, state-run Nile TV reported. The curfew will run from 3 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday (8 a.m. ET Monday to 1 a.m. ET Tuesday).

Sunday's curfew started at 4 p.m. (9 a.m. ET) and will end at 8 a.m. Monday (1 a.m. ET).

- [Update 8:18 p.m. Cairo, 1:18 p.m. ET] CNN tape of Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei showed him addressing protesters in Cairo: "I came today to participate today in the lives of Egyptians. Today I look into the eyes of each one of you and everyone is different today," he said. "Today you are an Egyptian demanding your rights and freedom and what we started can never be pushed back. As we said we have one main demand the end of the regime and to start a new phase." Watch ElBaradei address the crowd

- [Update 7 p.m. Cairo, Noon ET] ElBaradei has arrived in Cairo's Tahrir Square to address protesters, witnesses said.

- [Update 5:15 p.m. Cairo, 10:15 a.m. ET] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has issued a presidential decision today appointing Gen. Gamal Embaba, an army division commander, governor of El Wadi el Jadid, state-run Nile TV reported. Watch live CNN's stream to Nile TV.

The network is also reporting several prison breaks throughout Egypt, but the number of escapees could not be verified.

- [Update 4:40 p.m. Cairo, 9:40 a.m. ET] Egyptian troops fired warning shots into the air in Cairo's Tahrir Square as demonstrators defied a curfew order Sunday evening.

- [Update 4:30 p.m. Cairo, 9:30 a.m. ET] U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on CNN's State of the Union. Clinton told CNN's Candy Crowley that the U.S. is neither on Mubarak's side or the protesters' side but that the U.S. is on the side of the Egyptian people. Watch CNN's Sunday morning interview with Clinton. Columnist Mona Eltahawy urges global community support for protesters.

Clinton told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that the U.S. does not have any reports of American citizens killed or injured in the anti-government protests in Egypt. Clinton said the U.S. has no plans to cut off aid to Egypt Sunday on ABC's "The Week."

- [Update 4 p.m. Cairo, 9 a.m. ET] Fighter planes flew low over the crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, 10 minutes before the state-imposed curfew. Some in the crowd began holding prayers despite the planes. CNN's Ivan Watson said the fighter jets "show de force" was "dramatic" and that he could see the plane's cockpit from the ground.

- [Update 3:53 p.m. Cairo, 8:53 a.m. ET] Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei on Sunday called for embattled President Hosni Mubarak to "leave today and save the country." Watch ElBaradei on CNN Sunday.
"This is a country that is falling apart," ElBaradei told CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." Egypt is entering a period of transition, and a government of national unity is needed to fill the void and hold "fair and free" elections, ElBaradei said

- British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Mubarak to start a democratic "transformation" and a process of "peaceful reform" that would lead to a more open and democratic society. "It is not for us to try to pick who should be the president of Egypt. It is a sovereign nation," Hague told Britain's Sky News - but he said reform would be "preferable to Egypt falling into the hands of extremism."

- [Update 3:30 p.m. Cairo, 8:30 a.m. ET] Egypt's defense minister, Gen. Mohamad Tantawi, urged the public Sunday to obey the 4 p.m.-8 a.m. curfew (9 a.m.-1 a.m. ET) Tantawi's statement was carried by state television, and Tantawi was escorted to the network's headquarters by red-helmeted troops in a convoy of sport-utility vehcies. Tantawi is among the Cabinet ministers that embattled President Hosni Mubarak announced he was replacing over the weekend.

In other developments earlier in Cairo on Sunday:

- The U.S. Embassy in Cairo will assist U.S. citizens who want to leave Egypt, said embassy spokeswoman Elizabeth Colton. She said flights will depart from Cairo on Monday. Turkey has already sent two planes to Egypt to begin evacuating its citizens.

- The State Department is urging U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Egypt.

- In Sudan, about 100 protesters at an university in Khartoum changed, "No to high prices, no to corruption" and "Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan together as one." Police forced students back to the university and closed the gates, but students came back out of the gates and threw bricks at officers.

- Al Jazeera "strongly denounces" the closure of its Cairo bureau by the Egyptian government, the news network said in a statement Sunday. Egypt's information ministry announced the shutdown of the Al Jazeera channel in Egypt and the withdrawal of its media license to operate in the country, state-run Nile TV reported Sunday.

- A body was found in front of the country's interior ministry Sunday morning, but there was no police presence nearby. Meanwhile, military tanks and hundreds of protesters were out on Cairo's Tahrir Square. No violence was spotted in that area.

- Vandals ripped off the heads off two mummies and tossed relics onto the ground in Cairo's Egyptian Museum, said Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The vandals were arrested and jailed, Hawass said. The museum has stepped up security and is now guarded by Egypt's army, he said.

- Four people admitted to looting in the Cairo area, according to state-run Nile TV, which aired their confessions.

- People who were trying to protect their property said they are worried about criminal gangs armed with samurai swords, clubs or rifles. Every time a motorcycles drove by, people rushed out to make sure such criminals didn't stop.

- Ahmed Rehab of the Council of American Islamic Relations said police were absent on Cairo streets. "People are walking around with baseball bats and knives," Rehab said early Sunday. "We didn't get any sleep all night."

- In Alexandria, the scene at hospitals was chaotic. The facilities were short-staffed, and injured protesters said they were not being treated quickly enough.

- At least 31 people have been killed in protests in Alexandria, hospital authorities told CNN Saturday. Earlier, the state-run Nile TV earlier reported that at least 38 people died in the country's unrest. It was unclear whether the Alexandria deaths were part of that toll.


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  1. Andrew

    Where is your coverage of the WikiLeaks bombshell that the USA offered substantial assistance to the organisers pf this popular revolt over the past THREE YEARS??? What kind of news agency are you people??? Prove that you are independent and represent the spirit of a truly free press and a bastion of honest professional journalism. Are you trying to emulate the Third World press? You are Americans, dammit. Stand up for an honest press and stop being such wussies.

    January 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MJB

    Sooner or later people have had enough of their totalitarian governments. They want choises of their own. Socialisism does not work. Egypt, Iran and other socialist countries are finding all that out slowly but shurly. Many have to get killed to get from under and like Iran did not make it as yet. Better watch who your vote for America. Our government wants
    socialism and don't kid yourself.

    January 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DJ6ual

    People need to understand that this will be the streets of America one day. Egypt is for us like the previews at the movie theater. We are the superpower and when we fall we will be the main event for the rest of the world. We can stop it, but only if people wake up, learn to sacrifice, and truly change themselves for the better.

    ~ DJ6ual

    Tear Gas Causes Anti American Sentiment in Egypt

    [http://dj6ual.viviti.com/entries/news/the-tear-gas-smoke-bombs-used-against-egyptian-protesters-were-also-used-at-g-20]

    The Tear Gas (Smoke Bombs) Used Against Egyptian Protesters were also Used at G-20

    January 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hasc

    I am surprised nobody has found a way to blame this all on Sarah Palin.

    January 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Herb Solomon

    I am appalled at the naivite of Americans, Egyptians and CNN. I've heard several reports that question President Obama's silence during the current unrest in Egypt. All Americans have strong sympathies with the demonstrators, however, any statements supporting the ouster of Mubarak are out of the question. Mubarak is the legally appointed head of government. We may have many negative impressions of him for one reason or another but he still represents the legal regime there. Any statement weakening his position has consequences that the ignorant people and news services do not take into account. All Arab allies will flee us like lepers if we undercut Mubarak's authority. They will conclude that if we do it to him then, when opportunistic, we will do it to them. Americans are familiar with the Iran Contra affair but what they do not know is that we supplied arms to Saddam through other countries to supply Saddam with arms to fight the Iranians after the Revolution there. Virtually anything that we do will label us as unreliable.

    January 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      You are wrong. Other Arab nations know all about American games, playing two sides against the middle, via the WikiLeaks revelations this week in the UK's Daily Telegraph. They support both Mubarak while simultaneously training revolutionaries over the past three years. Nice display of international schizophrenia. Assange has shown that America looks like a mental patient. Oh, sane and crafty policy, you say instead? Then Assange has shown that America is a duplicitous nation that cannot be trusted. Which description do you prefer?

      January 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • aaustin

      @ Herb – Yes, we supplied arms to Iraq to be used against Iran. At the time, it served our best interests. Just as the USSR supplied arms to Iraq during the 1st Gulf War. And we also supplied weapons to Afghanistan when they were at war with the USSR. Allies (if you even want to call it that) like that are only "allies" in the sense of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Furthermore, Mubarak has obviously lost control of "his" people. You can support him all you want but he will never be accepted after this, which will only lead to violence, likely in the form of retaliation. The people have spoken and they want a democracy. At one point in history, the United States was "legally" under the rule of the King of England; until the colonists rose up and fought back against the tyranny. Our revolution for independence is not unlike what is happening in Egypt now. The Egyptian people deserve to choose for themselves and have the freedoms they are demanding.

      @ Andrew – Settle down and quit spouting off about WikiLeaks. When Herb said "All Americans have strong sympathies with the demonstrators", he was talking about the American people (you know, average American people like you and me), not the American government. When was the last time the majority of the American people agreed with what the government was doing in foreign policy? Personally, and I think it's obvious by reading what I wrote to Herb, I support the Egyptian people. What (who) my government is supporting in all this doesn't dictate my personal feelings and I'm not trying to cause "international schizophrenia" or "look like a mental patient".

      January 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    To stand on the sidelines like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama worrying about what might happen if Muhbarek leaves is not leadership. It is weak and cowardly.
    If one has faith that people are good, decent, kind and fair; then, evil can be removed. I believe the Egyptian people are good decent, kind and fair. Throw in love and desire for freedom of choice (along with a song from a movie, One Perfect Day, Final Moments) and everything will turnout okay.
    There will be happiness and joy for the people of Egypt soon.
    jim

    January 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Marie

    The chaos in Egypt nees to be put in perspective to both Egyptians and Americans. Anybody know if an American can send a care package to the suffering in Egypt, as I heard that food supplies are running out. I'm not sure if the government shut down their mail system.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul

    The Avatar Trilogy will end in 2015; more on moviesfan.eu

    January 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Moose

    None of this is a big deal for the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Him and his "Foreign Policy Expert" Biden (remember that one from the campaign trail!) will figure it out.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Doug W.

    It came as no surprise to me that Egypt is under siege from protestors demanding a change.When I was in Iraq 06-07 I was in constant contact with Arabs from around the Middle East as they were our interpreters including Egytptions.Many times I was asked to come to their quarters to have tea and we would sit down and talk politics and religion.It was apparent to me they were telling me they supported our military being in Iraq for a change in status quo meaning no more dictators and no more Monarchies.What they had wished for was some form of democracy.They wanted representationfrom their government.They felt that if democracy was to blossom in Iraq that it would spread to the rest of the Arab world.It is now happening and the wave of freedom will not be stopped.They will not accept another dictator and they will not accept another Iran and the thugs they have in power there.This is about Arabs being Nationalistic just as the Iraqis feel.They will not accept any extremist to radicalize their government.I know this will happen this way because we as people are all the same we want the same things and that is peace,security and freedom.This is the message that I brought back with me from my experience with the Arab Interpreters that I had intimate converstions with.The senorios will play themselves out .We as Americans must support their right for freedom.We also as Americans must face the possiblities that our lives might be changed because of this change in Egypt and must be able to change with it.Most notabaly our energy and our corporate policies that in my mind hold back developement of effecient use of fuels and enviromentalist that put up many road blocks indeveloping resources.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Moose, you know they gave it to President Obama to spite 2.0 George.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      We are all asleep here in America, we do not see, we do not hear, we do not think. That is why we elect corporate stooges!! over and over and over again.

      January 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @Doug, good to know. I hear all these rumors that Al Quida is going to get their paws in the Egyptian government. But coming from a primary source, YOU, the near future in international politics seems a bit more promising. Thank you Doug for a post of hope.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Thankyou for your comment on my experience Cesar,I see this unfolding before my eyes and I feel that there is a true spirit among the people for self determination and whatever they come up with as their form of government may common sense be a common virtue sought by the majority of all Arabs. As we all know a new form of leadership will not solve all their problem but it is a start for them to develope their own participation in determing their own ways of life May we all bless them in that struggle

      February 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. M. S. Windwalker

    The realm of American backed dictatorships are folding like a row of dominoes. In this day and age the world’s people are starting to take a stance against the oppression being enforced through the military might of the USA and are demanding freedom from the warlords backed and propped up by the USA and it’s CIA fronted henchmen.
    The USA, supposable the guarantor of personal freedoms and rights, has proven time and time again that their (The USA) only interest is the exploitation and control of areas and countries for their own political and military interests. They (The USA) have, through their backing of these dictators, shown that they will go to any length to protect their interests with no regards for the people of the area or their personal rights and freedoms as long as America can control the political agenda of the governing bodies of the countries that they are exploiting.
    Just how many wars have the USA either started or were the major supporter of in their quest for world dominance?????? And just how many millions of peoples have been killed, enslaved or exploited in this moronic quest????? And just how far are the Americans going to go to exploit these countries so/as they can force their will upon the world?????
    The world is rapidly becoming a much smaller place where these practices are not being tolerated. People are rapidly starting to make a stance against the war Mongols and are collectively fighting back against their practices. World dominance and dictator controls might have been the norm twenty years ago but with the advent of global communications people are starting to wake up and take a stance against these practices.
    The USA has seen it’s day and just like the former USSR will collapse and become a minor player in the world which will be one of the best thing to happen for the populations that are being exploited and controlled by it’s military might.

    January 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      War Mongols? You sir, are a fool.

      January 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Kevin to pick on one spelling error and use that as your rebuttal makes you the fool sorry.

      January 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harley

      Remember US supported Pinochet and the Shah of Iran. Brutal to the core,

      January 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      A prophet? Your OPINION is only that, and it appears you have bought into the entire CIA, etc, conspiracy theory. Blah, blah, blah. You know nothing and probably will never learn, because you use yourself as a source. It's way bigger than your or my puny opinions.

      January 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • wjeri

      You are very very correct. Many U.S. citizens may not like your comment but, it is the truth. Can not tell you how I know this. All I tell you all is that this is the truth.

      January 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      true.

      January 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr Noor

      A Cry for Help from Egypt to all People of Conscious

      I ask you to stand by and defend human life, freedom, rights to live, work, have education, have health care and express oneself against dictatorship, corruption, tyranny that has been controlling Egypt for 30 years.
      Please help us stop the Egyptian government from killing us...Please stand by human principals before we loose trust in human values and in you.

      "If you would like to know why the United States does not have
      credibility in the Middle East, that is precisely the answer. US
      Foreign Policy have another set of criteria for democracy in Middle East"
      Mubarak plans bloody confrontation in few hours, he received 3 planes full of laser weapons from Israel directly to Cairo Airport today after USA refused.. Plan to use them from top of roofs to kill and scare demonstrations. ASK the World to STOP him NOW

      January 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rhae

      i totally hear you.

      January 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just_me

      Are you one of these Egyptian/Muslim living here in the US and taking advantage of our system, freedom and security? One of those who although live here and enjoy everything this nation offers it's residents still plan to blow up our airports and airplanes? Why don't you just shut the Ff$&@" up and get the heck out of here with your huge illegal family and your kabobs and love of sharia law!!

      January 31, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • karl the prophet

      To the people of Egypt. Do not fear. The U.S. will send money, guns and lawyers to help.
      To the people. Hoard food, water and duct tape. Hold this concept in your mind. The only thing that can solve all the worlds problems is unconditional love.
      Remember this; you cannot eat a 40 million dollar tank.
      If the rest of the world does not allocate its resources more carefully, they to will KNOW HUNGER.

      January 31, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Originally here

      to Just me: Your ignorant comment: Just_me

      "Are you one of these Egyptian/Muslim living here in the US and taking advantage of our system, freedom and security? One of those who although live here and enjoy everything this nation offers it's residents still plan to blow up our airports and airplanes? Why don't you just shut the Ff$&@" up and get the heck out of here with your huge illegal family and your kabobs and love of sharia law!!"

      I SUGGEST YOU GET OUT OF HERE.....This land originally belongs to the Native American Indians, and they can't even stand people like you!! NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS WOULD RATHER STAND WITH EGYPTIANS, THAN RATHER STAND WITH SELFISH, IGNORANT, SMALL BRAINED AMERICANS that don't even know anything about CANADA!! You have no right to say this is your country, because it is still INDIAN LAND......WE CAN'T STAND OBAMA EITHER, He fooled all you idiots..you're all SHEEP! .......We'd rather live with Egyptians...than ignorant pokes like you....Your world is only okay because you choose to ignore the real world and pretend there's nothing real happening. REVOLUTION. A word I doubt you will ever understand.

      January 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    @MS Windwalker: You forget about the billions in aid sent by the US throughout the world. The US cannot control every segment of a country's government, nor does it want to. Interests you say? Must be nice to sit behind your computer and say such arrogant remarks. Yes, our government has interests not the least of which is to keep the flow of oil coming so jerks like you have gas in your tank & electricity. Jerks like you also get a free ride, safety zone from terrorism. So next time think about what this country provides for you and your family, dog breath.

    January 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywaaat

      the money that they send to egypt was to the military to control and oppress egyptians not to help them.do you expect the victims of this dictator should thank the supporters of this dictator???which planet are you from???

      January 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnny

      Yes, oil that has the blood of thousands in its DNA..something to be proud of and hang your hat on!

      January 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Most of the people responding here think it is the U.S. governments correct or lack of correct engagement on this issue. It is not it is the WTO which controls most western governments stances on who is friendly to business and who is not. Our governments are puppets to the multinational corporations. If you disagree with me follow the money to who gets elected, follow the money to who gets favored status. Ask yourself why is China in such a favored status since the 90's? Because the WTO and IMF say so thats why our government bows to multinationals. These corporations would have us all getting no education, no health care, and no wages if they could. People in general are fools and they believe it couldn't happen to them but that is why Hitler gained power, that is why so many evil persons have taken the reigns of power and control. Because people let them, so ask yourself what are you going to do?

      January 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ed Ward II

    Finally, the world is rejecting Neocon War President Obama and endless war for Israel. Ron Paul 2012!

    January 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • runswithbeer

      President Obama...."Neocon War President Obama " ROTFLMAO..... That's a good one. Put Ron Paul in power and we'd be tossing nukes with the Russians in a week.

      January 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
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