January 31st, 2011
10:48 PM ET

Egypt targets communications ahead of Tuesday protests

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 4:22 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 9:22 p.m. ET Monday] Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday that U.S. President Barack Obama needs to review his policy on Egypt.
"You need to start building confidence with the people and not with the people who are smothering the people," he said, addressing the president.

[Update 4:08 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 9:08 p.m. ET Monday] Google said on its blog late Monday night that it had set up a "speak-to-tweet" service to help people in Egypt stay connected. The service allows people without an internet connection to leave a voice-mail message, which will automatically be turned into a tweet.

[Update 3:11 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 8:11 p.m. ET Monday] CNN's Fareed Zakaria, host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” discusses the chances that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down and the possibility that unrest will spread to nearby nations.

[Update 1:24 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 6:24 p.m. ET Monday] Egypt's roiling political unrest is causing the United States to fine-tune a foreign policy equation that for 30 years has valued strategic partnership with President Hosni Mubarak over democratic ideals, experts tell CNN's Tom Cohen. Even hawkish conservatives generally opposed to Obama administration policies have backed the U.S. response, citing the over-arching need to prevent an unpredictable power vacuum if Mubarak were to be quickly forced out of power.

[Update 1:12 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 6:12 p.m. ET Monday] Egypt's information ministry told CNN Tuesday that the Noor Group, an Internet service provider, has been shut down. The move essentially takes the country offline.

Minnutes earlier, Egypt's information ministry that mobile phone networks will be shut down in Egypt during the next few hours ahead of demonstrators' planned "march of millions."

[Update 1:10 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 6:10 p.m. ET Monday] CNN's Arwa Damon reports on armed children helping to guard their Cairo neighborhoods, people standing in long lines for bread amid fears of a food shortage, a few people expressing support for Mubarak, and hostility toward journalists.

[Update 12:41 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 5:41 p.m. ET Monday] Mobile phone networks will be shut down in Egypt during the next few hours ahead of demonstrators' planned "march of millions," Egypt's information ministry told CNN Tuesday.

Protesters who were gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square said Monday that they were organizing a "million man march" around Cairo for Tuesday. Egyptian security forces have been laying down concrete barriers in front of strategic locations in central Cairo in preparation for the event. Demonstrators also told CNN on Monday that they were organizing a similar march in Alexandria for Tuesday.

[Update 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 5:31 p.m. ET Monday] A Google executive is missing in Egypt, having not contacted anyone since Friday morning - three days after major protests in Egypt began - CNNMoney reports. Wael Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for Middle East and North Africa, had traveled to Cairo for a conference, according to a tech entrepreneur who knows Ghonim.

[Update 12:19 a.m. Tuesday in Cairo, 5:19 p.m. ET Monday] A few hundred demonstrators have gathered in front of Egypt's mission to the United Nations in New York, wielding signs and chanting pro-democracy and political slogans about the unfolding events in Egypt, according to CNN correspondent Allan Chernoff. The protesters chanted "Free, free Egypt. Down, down Mubarak," he said.

[Update 11:51 p.m. Cairo, 4:51 p.m. ET] The U.S. men's national soccer team says it has canceled its Feb. 9 friendly match with Egypt in Cairo because of the political instability in Egypt.

[Update 11:36 p.m. Cairo, 4:36 p.m. ET] Talks between opposition parties and Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman are already under way, Suleiman's office said. Earlier, Suleiman said on state television that President Hosni Mubarak asked him to start working on "constitutional reform and legislation" in collaboration with the various political parties.

Suleiman, the longtime intelligence chief Mubarak picked as his vice president over the weekend, said a reform package should be drawn up "expeditiously" in conjunction with the country's parliament.

"The other parties will also have a role to play, which will lead to real political reform," Suleiman said.

[Update 11:16 p.m. Cairo, 4:16 p.m. ET] Amre Moussa, head of the Arab League, called Monday for a peaceful transition in Egypt, "from an era to the other," the AFP news agency reported. Moussa is a veteran diplomat who was Mubarak's foreign minister until 2001.

[Update 10:44 p.m. Cairo, 3:44 p.m. ET] Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman said on state television that President Hosni Mubarak has asked him to start working on "constitutional reform and legislation" in collaboration with the various political parties.

[Update 10:22 p.m. Cairo, 3:22 p.m. ET] Former Deputy CIA Director John McLaughlin said newly appointed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman is "a very sophisticated and skilled intelligence officer, who is well regarded in the U.S. and around the region." McLaughlin told CNN that Suleiman had been "helpful in many arenas," including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

"I'm sure the Israelis regard him as a good and trusted interlocutor. He is basically your main go-to guy in Egypt," he said.

McLaughlin further said it's hard to say how Suleiman will handle the current turmoil, but "I think he'll take on board what's going on and have few illusions about the situation." He doubts Suleiman will do anything to stoke tensions.

"Many undoubtedly view him as old school, old regime and will not give him the benefit of the doubt for that reason. I do think it's a mixed picture," McLaughlin said.

As for the big picture, McLaughlin said, "The best way out is probably for someone in the government camp to call for and set up a constitutional revision process, with broad participation, aimed at holding elections in the fall that everyone would regard as fair."

[Update 9:38 p.m. Cairo, 2:38 p.m. ET] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has ordered the nation's rail system shut down indefinitely, a move that will help prevent protesters from joining mass rallies planned for Tuesday, CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

[Update 9:30 p.m. Cairo, 2:30 p.m. ET] The "orderly transition" in Egypt called for by the United States "means change, and what we've advocated from the very beginning is that the way Egypt looks and operates must change," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

[Update 9:16 p.m. Cairo, 2:16 p.m. ET] Egypt's government should engage in "meaningful negotiations with a broad section of civil society, including opposition groups," and hold "free and fair elections" in September, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

[Update 9:08 p.m. Cairo, 2:08 p.m. ET] More than 500 Americans have been evacuated from Egypt aboard five flights, the U.S. State Department said Monday. The government said it hopes to evacuate another 500 people before the end of the day.

[Update 8:48 p.m. Cairo, 1:48 p.m. ET] Egypt's armed forces are aware of the "legitimate demands of the honest citizens," and will not use violence against the people, a spokesman said on Egyptian state television.

-[Update 8:38 p.m. Cairo, 1:38 p.m. ET] A team of heavily armed Marine Corps security personnel have been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide additional security for the facility, defense officials tell CNN. The small team of Marines, about a dozen according to one of the officials, are part of a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST). The Marines are inside the embassy perimeter. Egyptian military and security forces continue to provide security outside the embassy, the officials said.

[Update 8:32 p.m. Cairo, 1:32 p.m. ET] Opposition movements in Syria are calling for mass protests on Saturday against the rule of President Bashar Al-Assad.

[Update 7:19 p.m. Cairo, 12:19 p.m. ET] Some Egyptologists and archaeologists fear some of the nation's priceless treasures may fall victim to looters or vandals amid the uprising.

Egypt is "the greatest open-air museum in the world," said Peter Der Manuelian, the Philip J. King professor of Egyptology at Harvard University. He said he and his colleagues are "trying to stay on top of (the situation) as best we can," given spotty internet service in Egypt.

Friday night, a group of "criminals" entered the Cairo Museum using a fire department staircase, Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told CNN early Sunday.

[Update 6:46 p.m. Cairo, 11:46 a.m. ET] The U.S. State Department told Americans on Monday that they should bring food, water and other necessities - including patience - to the airport if they hope to catch a flight.

"People should be prepared for a very long wait," said Janice Jacobs, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for consular affairs.

Watch CNN's Arwa Damon's report on Egypt's food crisis

- A worker at the South African Embassy in Cairo tells the Cape Times newspaper that he saw protesters killed Saturday night. "I watched them die. At the time it was like watching a movie, but it was live and real," the worker is quoted as saying.

[Update 6:27 p.m. Cairo, 11:27 a.m. ET] CNN's Nic Robertson (#NicRobertsonCNN) sent these tweets from Alexandria within the past 10 minutes:

  • A 10-year-old American-Egyptian boy tells us he wants Egypt to be like US - "democratic."
  • Protesters in #Alexandria tell us they trust Army SOLDIERS but fear the OFFICERS are #Mubarak loyalists.
  • People on street tell us they no longer trust #Egyptian state media, says lying to them.
  • Several thousand people joined in prayer as sun set in Martyr Square,#Alexandria, one of many demos defying curfew.

[Update 6:02 p.m. Cairo, 11:02 a.m. ET] The U.S. State Department says more than 2,400 Americans have sought its help in evacuating Egypt.

[Update 5:51 p.m. Cairo, 10:51 a.m. ET] Egypt Air, Egypt's national airline carrier, has cancelled flights from 5 p.m.  local time (10 a.m. ET) on Tuesday to 10 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, state television said.

[Update 4:55 p.m. Cairo, 9:55 a.m. ET] Egyptian security forces have been laying down concrete barriers in front of strategic locations in central Cairo in preparation for a “million man” march planned for Tuesday.

[Update 4:37 p.m. Cairo, 9:37 a.m. ET] Israeli President Shimon Peres praised his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, on Monday for promoting the peace process in the Middle East, the Jerusalem Post reports.

"We still have great respect for Mubarak," Peres is quoted as saying, noting that while the Egyptian president didn't do everything right "he worked to keep peace in the Middle East." Peres warned against a "fanatic religious oligarchy" taking over in Egypt.

- Thousands of Egyptians - taking to the streets across the country for a seventh straight day - defied a mid-afternoon government curfew Monday, despite a bulked-up and proactive military deployment scattered around the restive nation.

[Update 4:02 p.m. Cairo, 9:02 a.m. ET] Six journalists for the Al-Jazeera news network who were detained earlier Monday have been released, but their equipment has not been returned, the network said on its website.

[Update 3:48 p.m. Cairo, 8:48 a.m. ET] Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak was shown on state-run Nile TV swearing in new Cabinet members Monday: Gen. Mahmoud Wagdy as interior minister, Samir Radwan as minister of finance and Ahmed Hosni Farid as minister of health.

[Update 3:15 p.m. Cairo, 8:15 a.m. ET] A total of 219 Americans have departed Egypt on two flights, according to the U.S. State Department.

[Update 2:49 p.m. Cairo, 7:49 a.m. ET] Police in Cairo detained six journalists for Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language news network, and confiscated their equipment, a network official confirmed to CNN Monday.

- Nearly 2,100 escaped prisoners in Egypt have been arrested by security forces, state-run Nile TV reported on Monday.

[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 manmarch" 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 wasscheduled to land Monday evening.

– State-run Nile TV reported that police forces were scheduled to startdeploying 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.

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  1. Cesar

    Arresting journalists now? So much for freedom of speech.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Frankly Speaking..

      @ Robert

      The earth isnt flat so you know..Now, get out of the basement and get on the trailer!

      January 31, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      Yeah Robert, unlike the honest journalism we get from CNN. Be real. Cesar, don't doubt for one second that the US government would go after journalists if there was a rebellion in the US., Don't you remember Bush's "Free speech zones?"

      January 31, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Hey it takes time to move all that Egyptian Gold out of the country.. He'll leave as soon as he has his 10 tons a gold.. just like the kind that is missing from Tunisia.. It's all good .. ha ha ha

      January 31, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • guest

      Robert:::::: GET UR FACTS RIGHT !!!!!!!!

      January 31, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      #Egypt The protests don't seem to have clear leadership or motives. From my knowledge of history, both are needed for a successful transition to democratic government. And though my government cannot take a firm position in favor of the people of Egypt, I would like to see the protests succeed in revolution.

      It's time for Mubarak to step down and for Egypt's freedom!

      -Brandon, a teenager from the United States of America.

      January 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • egyliberation

      Amr Moussa actually should be the transition period president, the guy is so respectable and experienced

      January 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. marbani

    Democracy or Islamic Califate?. Where would Egypt have gained from any tradition or experience of democracy? When has the West worried about building democracy there when for 30 years they supported a dictatoship?.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      They weren't. If you look at the US history, our government appears to prefer brutal dictators willing to ingratiate themselves to US interests (ie dollars). Look at Saddam, in the 80's, Rummy and Co. couldn't kiss Saddam's ass fast enough. Then in the 90's Saddam's an enemy. The difference? Saddam decided he didn't want to be a puppet for the US government anymore. Look at China, our government willingly gives them money, support heck even our jobs and China is communist yet, look at Cuba. The difference? Castro won't kiss the US government's ass, China will as long as we prop them up.

      January 31, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • BimBum

      "Democracy or Islamic Califate?" ..you ask?
      My money's on the Islamic theocratic thing.

      The mullahs are just lying low until the dust has settled!!
      Cal it Iran v. 2.0 ?

      January 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kath

      Please visit a library and check out some history books to learn about the history of "democracy". It is a work in progress and neither "owned" by nor a finished product of any one society or nation. Let's all strive to be informed and civil and make positive contributions to the collective effort in making the world better for us all.

      January 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr Moses

      USA pays Israel 4 billion dollars a year from TAX payers since 1948 and still Israel steels and spy on USA through Jewish lobby in USA..All Egyptians, Army, Christians and Muslims are together against this Dictator and who want him… Stop Manipulating Christians, They are smarter than believing you

      January 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • NRPJim

      Kath-I wish that what you say was possible, sadly this is why we still have so much strife in the mideast. The religous hatred is so huge that at this point I fear it will never go away. I will say that the only way it will disappear and the only way that we can hope to see a peace among people is by the actions of these protestors in Egypt. What I see posted in regards to these protests are almost all full of hatred and vitrol, however from what I can tell the protestors are much more secular and simply want a fair stake in their country and goverment...More power to them! This is a good thing so I hope all is not hate and bogotry!

      January 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. THe truth

    Its Funny how the only concen most world leaders have in regards to the situation in Egypt is if it will effect the security of Israel. I mean how can we arabs not hate anything Jewish when all they do is steal more and more land, kill more of our children and yet get away with it beause of so much political influence.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Eleah

      I wish more people here were as honest about this as you are...

      January 31, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Xcalibar

      Here we go again, he great Jewish conspiracy,

      Let's try this instead: Watch another country go down the economic toilet, as fundamental islam takes it back into the stone age.

      January 31, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      Israel will have to accept the consequences (just like the US will) of supporting a politician instead of the people. Israel and the US both couldn't give a sh!t if Egyptians were living in filth as long as Mubarek kept a lid on it. Well, this is the outcome. The US, Israel and the rest of the world will have to live with the result of their decisions. This mess didn't come about because the Egyptians were happy that's for sure.

      January 31, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • BimBum

      Yes, it's all the Jews fault that Egypt is dissolving. Riiiight!
      Arabs are soooo not-ready for modern life -at least that's the impression I get

      January 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sittingbull

      I mean how can we arabs not hate anything Jewish when all they do is steal more and more land,
      There is no true Arab land in Israel!
      Israel was a country thousands of years before the first Arab ever set foot outside the Arabian peninsula.
      It is smaller then the state of New Jersey while Arab/muslims have 56 countries and still try and steal Israel.

      January 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Concerned Citizen

      SittingBull- The jewish that are in Israel are not the original Hebrew that were there the thousands of year ago that you mention. Those are Ashkenazi & some sephardim jews, of majority european descent. African descendant people were the Hebrews that originally inhabited that area and the jews there know this. This is also the reason why Israel has been airlifting the "Falasha" Hebrews from Ethiopia who are more accurately "some" of the original inhabitants of Israel as Hebrews. Some of the of the Original inhabitants spread all throughout the African continent as different europeans sought to invade (by way of Israel) into Egypt and its pharoahs. It is also known that some of the African slaves captured during slave trade spoke Hebrew and some spoke arabic from moorish background. Get your facts together before you start spilling ignorance into the audience.

      January 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dr Moses

    SOS: A Cry for Help from Egypt to all People of Conscious
    To Obama and the Free World: Choose between Egyptian People or Mubarak's Regime...???
    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.. He plans to use them from top of roofs to kill and scare demonstrations. ASK the World to STOP him NOW before it is too late...
    I ask you to stand by and defend human life, freedom against dictatorship, corruption, tyranny that has been controlling Egypt for 30 years.
    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"..

    January 31, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      I'm sorry – did you say *LASER* weapons?

      January 31, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Also, in general, I doubt that the Israeli government, as paranoid as they are, are likely to loan out that kind of tech, even to someone whose ostensibly sort-of-kind-of-an-ally.

      January 31, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Unreal

      Another stupid conspiracy theory by probably an Egyptian. They even blame Israel for the weather when it is bad.

      January 31, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Xcalibar

      What an idiot.....

      January 31, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |

      Very well put,Dr Moses. Thank you.

      January 31, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • K1

      "Laser Weapons" Really! The only known existing laser weapon is what Raytheon has been testing for a couple of years now. It did successfully disable a drone and caused it to crash last year. Raytheon is mum on exactly how it disabled it, could be the heat or EMI who knows. Of course that is mounted on a Phalanx cannon, not exactly roof top material or effective on crowds.

      Yep I would say this is just paranoid delusional clap trap

      January 31, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Soulcatcher

      About that shipment of sharks with laser beams... well PETA wouldn't let us do it so instead we got mutated sea bass. At least they have nasty tempers.

      All I ask for is sharks with friggin' laser beams.


      January 31, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Da514

      I'm pretty sure he's talking about the lasers we Americans developed to dazzle, disorient and supposedly "temporarily" blind people. I guess they're getting field tests soon. Sad, very sad.

      January 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lebanon

    Obama should see the right pic how the police r treating the people since Friday like animal .

    January 31, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Russell

    I'm sorry about the situation in Egypt, what about our own austeric country ?

    January 31, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina C

      We are not planning a million man march this week with tanks and lack of police and military turning into protesters. Come on, we need to acknowledge that this may affect us in the USA. Wake up!

      January 31, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dr Moses

    SOS: A Cry for Help from Egypt to all People of Conscious
    To Obama and the Free World: Choose between Egyptian People or Mubarak's Regime...???
    "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.. He plans to use them from top of roofs to kill and scare demonstrations. ASK the World to STOP him NOW before it is too late...
    I ask you to stand by and defend human life, freedom against dictatorship, corruption, tyranny that has been controlling Egypt for 30 years.
    Please stand by human principals before we loose trust in human values and in you.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Niveen

      No one needs to cry out for help from the west, my dear friend. You should know very well that anything that has been and will be done by the Egyptian government is approved and known before hand by the American government and their allies. Lesson should be learned by now, my dear. The western govenrments WILL NEVER take initiatives in anything unless it's for their own advantages. Even if that means watching INNOCENT WEAPONLESS PEOPLE SLAUGHTERED IN PUBLIC or kids carrying knives trying to protect themselves and their families from the criminals WHO WERE INTENTIONALLY RELEASED FROM EGYPTIAN PRISONS AND JAILS BY THE EGYPTIAN POLICE. Can anyone tell me where the United Nations is? Oh yeah, I forgot, they did address the fact that they're not happy with the situation in Egypt. Wow, that's a relief!!!!! Can anyone tell me where the human rights are?????? Can anyone tell me where the so called democracy and freedom that the U.S. government has been calling out for since the first Gulf war? Everything has disappeared in the fog of imperlialism ... behind the clouds of self-advantage ... under the dirty rug of hidden goals and intentions. I am empty handed .. having nothing to offer you my dear Egyptian brother. The only thing I can tell you ... DON'T BELIEVE THE EGYPTIAN MEDIA ... Everything they air is a BIG FAT LIE .. the situation in Egypt is no way near CALM AND CONTROLLED ... Follow the media everywhere BUT NOT THE EGYPTIAN MEDIA ... or just know that the OPPOSITE IS ALWAYS TRUE ... So keep going my dear brothers and sisters and all we have for you all over the world who can't join you is our prayers for our Creator is the Greatest and He is witnessing everything .. and He WILL NEVER LET THE INJUSTICE PREVAIL .. no matter how long it lasted ... THE END IS NEAR .. VERY NEAR ... So keep up, continue and show the world the TRUE EGYPTIAN SOUL THAT IS ALWAYS RELENTLESS IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE .. teach the world a lesson that Egyptians ... AND ONLY EGYPTIANS ... will free themselves from the injustice and dictatorship ...and IT'S THE EGYPTIANS WHO WILL TEACH THE WORLD THE TRUE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY .. our hearts and prayers will forever be with you.

      January 31, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Ithinkthat

      I was going to say "Fail troll is fail". But it looks like Dr Moses caught a big one.

      January 31, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. CJ-49

    It appears that US support has been on the wrong side of history .... for the last 70 years.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lebanon


    Video must see

    January 31, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. G

    You take your cabinet and go to Saudi Arabia Mubarak the crook

    January 31, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Dr. Moses, I do NOT believe you. In three hours it will be 12:16 and nothing about laser weapons will occur. You are also cukoo. Go ride a camel with a double hump.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Frankly Speaking..

    It seems to me that Mr. Mubarak lives in a parallel universe (prolly a disney world). His failure to comprehend the mood of the nation is almost baffling to me.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Message from mars..

      We arent taking that b@$-turd back!

      January 31, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Frankly Speaking..

    For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with.

    The winds is about to change, the truth shall certainly prevail

    January 31, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • AOK

      The truth shall cartainly prevail???? What books have been brainwashed by?

      This is almost never the actual case during history.
      It is the victor who writes the history books and the victor is never asked if they told the truth.

      January 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Eman


    January 31, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. charles bowen

    President Shimon Peres is shaking in his boots at the prospect of a Democratic Egypt, he'll even support a dictator before he'll support change in Egypt. But then again who is the more Evil, Peres or Mubarak? Charles Bowen Solomon Stone

    January 31, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Lin

      No he is not shaking in his boots nor is Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who on Saturday phoned Mubarak to express his solidarity and whose security forces blocked demonstrations in support of the Egyptian protests.

      January 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
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