Egypt crisis: Mubarak's son Gamal among party leaders to resign, state TV says
Anti-government protesters rally Saturday in front of army tanks near Cairo's Tahrir Square.
February 5th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

Egypt crisis: Mubarak's son Gamal among party leaders to resign, state TV says

Read full coverage and examine a timeline of the unrest in Egypt updated continually by CNN reporters worldwide. Send your photos and video to iReport and see CNN in Arabic here. See also this strong roundup of timely, insightful views on the wave of upheaval in the Arab world.

[Update 3:00 a.m. in Cairo, 8:00 p.m. ET] New glimpses emerged Saturday into the sensitive diplomatic strategy the Obama administration is using to help bring about a transition in which Mubarak himself helps to dismantle his own power structure.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, urged support for the man Mubarak named to carry out that
transition, Vice President Omar Suleiman.

"There are forces in at work in any society," Clinton said, "in particular in one that is facing these kinds of challenges, who will try to derail or overtake the process to pursue their own specific agenda, which is why I think it's important to support the transition process announced by the Egyptian government actually headed by now-Vice President Omar Suleiman."

[Update 1:15 a.m. in Cairo, 6:15 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of an "orderly, peaceful transition" to a government that is "responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people." In phone calls with foreign leaders Saturday, Obama also urged "credible, inclusive negotiations between the government and the opposition," according to the White House.

[Update 12:30 a.m. in Cairo, 5:30 p.m. ET] U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Suleiman by phone Saturday and asked about negotiations Suleiman had with several opposition leaders and intellectuals about Egypt's future, the White House said.

"He stressed the need for a concrete reform agenda, a clear timeline, and immediate steps that demonstrate to the public and the opposition that the Egyptian government is committed to reform," according to the White House.

Biden also called for the immediate release of journalists and activists
who have been detained without cause, the White House said.

[Update 11:45 p.m. in Cairo, 4:45 p.m. ET] It's just after midnight in Cairo and anti-Mubarak protesters are still standing their ground in Tahrir Square in defiance of a government curfew for the 12th night in a row, CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

[Update 11:45 p.m. in Cairo, 4:45 p.m. ET] Israeli President Shimon Peres defended the Egyptian president, saying, "In spite of all the attacks against President Mubarak, I know him for many years, throughout his presidency and I accredit him as one of the persons who saved many lives by preventing war in the Middle East, who saved lives of Egyptians, of Arabs, of Israelis, by not allowing to renew a war."

[Update 10:45 p.m. in Cairo, 3:45 p.m. ET] Anti-government rallies outside of Egypt continued Saturday in major cities worldwide, including New York, Washington, Atlanta, Paris, France, and the West Bank. In Washington, iReporter Inga Lukaviciute captured video of a group of loud but peaceful protesters carrying signs and Egyptians flags as they marched from the Egyptian embassy to the White House chanting anti-Mubarak slogans.

In Paris, France, iReporter Lawrence Langner took pictures of the thousands gathered at Place de la Republique amid a strong police presence. Their message also focused Mubarak's removal.

[Update 10:00 p.m. in Cairo, 3:00 p.m. ET] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "remains utterly critical in the days ahead as we sort our way toward the future," and must stay in office, President Barack Obama's point man for Egypt, Frank Wisner, said Saturday at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Wisner is the diplomatic official who delivered a message from President Barack Obama's administration to Egypt's leadership this week.

In response, U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said that
Wisner is no longer acting in any official capacity.

"We have great respect for Frank Wisner and we were deeply appreciative of his willingness to travel to Egypt last week. He has not continued in any official capacity following the trip. The views he expressed today are his own. He did not coordinate his comments with the U.S. government," Crowley said.

[Update 7:46 p.m. in Cairo, 12:46 p.m. ET] Among those submitting their resignations from leadership positions in Egypt's National Democratic Party were Gamal Mubarak, President Hosni Mubarak's son, state television reported. Housam Badrawi was appointed as the new secretary-general of the national party, replacing Safwat el Sherif, as well as head of the strategy and politics committee, replacing Gamal Mubarak.

"As the president has repeatedly said, Egyptians will be the ones that decide how this transition occurs," said Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, on Gamal Mubarak's resignation. "We welcome any step that provides credibility to that process."

"We view this as a positive step toward the political change that will be necessary, and look forward to additional steps," an administration official said.

President Hosni Mubarak remains head of state.

[Update 7:20 p.m. in Cairo, 12:20 p.m. ET] Members of the general secretariat of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party submitted their resignations, state TV reported. It did not confirm an earlier report that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned from his party post.

[Update 6:46 p.m. in Cairo, 11:46 a.m. ET] President Hosni Mubarak has resigned as head of the National Democratic Party, along with other members of the party's general secretariat, state TV reported.

[Update 6:03 p.m. in Cairo, 11:03 a.m. ET] The U.S. State Department said it was operating one flight Saturday to evacuate U.S. citizens from Egypt. It was headed for Athens, Greece. There was no word on how many Americans would be transported.

[Update 5:58 p.m. in Cairo, 10:58 a.m. ET] Amnesty International is urging an investigation into the detention of 35 journalists and human rights activists documenting the crisis in Egypt. Two who were detained are staff members for the human rights group. They were freed after spending two days in military custody.

[Update 5:02 p.m. in Cairo, 10:02 a.m. ET] Talks between newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman and a few opposition groups started Saturday.

At a news conference Saturday, Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Othman said, "The army remains neutral and is not taking sides because if we protect one side we will be perceived as bias ... our role is to prevent clashes and chaos as we separate the opposing groups."

Egyptian courts will return to work Sunday, the justice minister announced on state TV Saturday.

[Update 4:48 p.m. in Cairo, 9:48 a.m. ET] Khaled Serri Seyam, the head of the Egyptian stock market, told the official Egyptian news agency that the decision to reopen the market on Monday is now canceled and that the stock market will stay closed for now.

[Update 4:09 p.m. in Cairo, 9:09 a.m. ET] The German diplomat who said there was an assassination attempt against Egypt's new vice president has retracted his comments. "I was led to believe that we had a confirmed report but in fact we didn't," he told CNN. He added the information he received was based on an unsubstantiated source.

[Update 3:36 p.m. in Cairo, 8:36 a.m. ET] Opposition demonstrators formed a human chain to block  Egyptian army tanks from entering the anti-government redoubt in Cairo's Tahrir Square, CNN's Ivan Watson reported. This is the first sign of tension between the demonstrators and the Egyptian military since the protests erupted, but the standoff lasted just a short time, CNN's Arwa Damon reported.

[Update 2:49 p.m. in Cairo, 7:49 a.m. ET] Amid widespread criticism of Egypt for attacks on journalists, the country's prime minister on Saturday said there have been "no instructions to hinder the coverage of the media in the Tahrir area." "I made clear that they have full freedom to do anything they want," Ahmed Shafiq said.

[Update 2:26 p.m. in Cairo, 7:26 a.m. ET] Egypt's El Arish natural gas pipeline to Jordan has been closed after an attack set it on fire, the head of Jordan's national electricity company told CNN on Saturday. Ghaleb Al Maabreh said repairs will take at least a week, and will be paid for by Jordan.

[Update 2:17 p.m. in Cairo, 7:17 a.m. ET] Protesters formed a new opposition group Saturday to represent anti-government demonstrators gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Mohamed ElBaradei's Association for National Change and a leftist Tagammu party leader announced the new group of 10 people, which includes ElBaradei, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Beltagy and liberal Ghad party leader Ayman Nour. The newly formed opposition group is calling for Mubarak's resignation and the right to demonstrate peacefully.

[Update 2 p.m. in Cairo, 7 a.m. ET] An assassination attempt was made on Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, the host of the Munich Security Conference said Saturday. During a plenary session at the conference, the host Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger said several people were killed in the attack.

Details about the incident, including when and where it happened, were not immediately known but U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the conference that the news of the assassination attempt reflects the challenges of restoring stability in Egypt. The vice president, appointed last week amid widespread cries for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, has been working to initiate a government transition, and Clinton said it's important to support the Suleiman-led process.

[Update 11:49 a.m. in Cairo, 4:49 a.m. ET] Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei was in Cairo's Tahrir Square late Saturday morning. ElBaradei's National Association for Change movement told CNN he will make his way to a podium to speak to crowds.

[Update 10:49 a.m. in Cairo, 3:49 a.m. ET] President Hosni Mubarak met Saturday with Egypt's minister of finance, oil, trade and industry at the presidential palace Saturday, state-run Nile TV reported.

[Update 10:20 a.m. in Cairo, 3:20 a.m. ET] An Egyptian state-run news agency reported a gas pipeline has been set on fire in a suspected terrorist attack in Al-Arish.

A crowd of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square remained relatively peaceful mid-morning Saturday after occasional street battles broke out in the city overnight. The scene appeared calmer than in recent days, and traffic appeared to come back to life in Cairo.

Heavy gunfire broke out early Saturday morning around Tahrir Square.

Five human rights activists, including two from Amnesty International and one from Human Rights Watch, were released Friday by Egyptian military police, the two groups said in statements. They were among numerous people - including international reporters and Egyptian lawyers and activists - detained on Thursday in Cairo. Some of those detained remain in custody, according to the two groups' statements.

The death toll from the violent clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square has reached 11, Egypt's Health Ministry reported Friday.

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the U.S. State Department issued a statement Friday indicating that several embassy vehicles were stolen in Cairo on January 28. The statement was in response to an online video that showed a white diplomatic van running into anti-government protesters near Tahrir Square. The joint statement said, "We have heard reports of their (stolen U.S. vehicles) use in violent and criminal acts."

A security force accompanied by a "gang of thugs" stormed the office of the Muslim Brotherhood's news website Friday and arrested the journalists, technicians and administrators present there, the group said on its website. Witnesses later saw those arrested taken to the Interior Ministry, the group said.

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  1. Peter Krajian

    President Obama needs to help with the peace in Egypt cancercureguaranteed

    February 5, 2011 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Paulie

      The government of Egypt and the USA would be foolish to miss the opportunity to arrest and catalog all the people in this square - they will enter their names into a database of potential terrorists for future reference a sort of new Al-Qaeda database. Thats why the army is going to crack down on the protest eventually. Kind of like Tiananmen Square. They are wearing the protestors down little by little caging them in until the time is right for the army to come in full force

      February 5, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • EatMe

      @ Paulie...get real! I read the same exact post in another article. Didn't make sense then either!!!

      February 5, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Percy

      No, the USA needs to stay out of this situation. Besides it won't last much longer as the Egyptian military will soon put an end to it.

      February 5, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • CCDory

      Mubarak's thugs remind me of what the Teamsters Union on Camels would probably look like. Just a group of misunderstood Community Organizers trying to do the right thing for their favorite dictator. Heartening, isn't it. And have you noticed that the only folks with guns and gas are the guys from the government? I guess they decided they didn't need no stinkin 2nd Amendment. How clever of them. Now, if only the Islamic Brothrhood can take charge. Apparently their world views are getting more air time lately. Like the notion that that Hitler was god-inspired and that the Holacaust was justified in the name of all that is holy or something along those lines.  More to come they say. Are we having fun yet? We haven't seen anything like this since the Crusades! Time to get those nasty non-believers. The world is apparently full of them. Christians, Jews, Hindus, the list goes on forever! Why this has all the makings of a New World Order just like the nice folks in Nazi Germany had in mind in the 20's. Only this time the whole thing will be cloaked in The Robes of Islam. Same basic idea, exterminate the Jews and any one else they find inappropriate, and then get along with forming the theocracy, err government. Sort of like what they have in China, except with religious ritual to add a little flair. Zealots on Parade! 

      February 5, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • EatMe

      @ CCDory...I thought the holocaust was a myth? Anyone care to join the flat earth society?

      February 5, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • dioxholster

      this video here tells us everything about mubarak's thugs:

      My name: Jamal Hassan Youssef I'm from the city of Alexandria

      Ministry of the Interior gave each person £ 5000 To say: We love President Mubarak

      In order to strike the Egyptian people

      I took the money because my mother is dead, and I support my brothers

      If I knew that this would happen I did not take the money And I left my brothers TO dying of hunger

      I have contacted with Al-Jazeera and Al-hayah channel to tell the whole story on television

      February 5, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Osama Bin Laden wants President Mubarak to stay in power...... I

      February 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Osama Bin Laden wants President Mubarak to stay in power..... We should send troops to Egypt now... I knew there was a connection between them

      February 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • JMB

      I'm listening to to talk about what happened in Texas in November 2010 with 7 policeman kicking and beating a young man who just committed a crime "burglary", he ran.. the policeman caught up with him and started to kick him!! Now it's "Rodney King" thing because he's black!! Please...give me a break!! I'm so tired of that card being used. He is going to sue, reap all kinds of money from a law suite all from the backs of Good Tax paying citizens who are the ones who loose every time, not the criminal who could have had a weapon on him... but nobody sues the criminal for his brazen acts of violence on unsuspecting citizens, no he gets a warm bed, 3 square meals ALL on the backs of US the tax payers!!!

      February 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I think he is

      February 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nicolett

    Yes he does. But, how much help? I think he should speak up say to the president that for the greater good he should resign.

    February 5, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
    • EatMe

      Already has...

      February 5, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Shaik

    USA and Israel stop making us believe that there are certain cultures and civilizations that are not compatible with democracy and certain peoples who do not deserve it. USA and Israel argue that the Arabs need and want iron-fisted rulers, that they have never had democracy and never will, and that Arab "values are not our values." I am sure there are many who feel that if not for USA and Israel the change in leadership is Egypt would have already been a reality. Once again, it is asserted by the actions of USA and Israel that democracy in certain parts of the world is not in the best interests of the USA and Israel." While it will be readily admitted that the current regimes in the Middle East suppress freedom, these regimes are believed to also suppress a far worse alternative: the radicals and fundamentalists who might win democratic elections. The message is clear from USA and Israel. It is better to deal with a Middle Eastern dictatorship that is the friend of USA and Israel than a democratic regime that is their enemy. One thing is for sure this development in Egypt will prove many points and illusions to the Arab world that, USA will support democracy in Middle East only for material gains. As long as they have the Arab Kings and dictators who play puppets to USA and serve their cause with regards to Israel they will close the eyes on the atrocities committed by them. Time for the whole Arab to wake up and realize what they are looking for.

    February 5, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
    • xsen

      word brother

      February 5, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • doubleday word....Gaza

      February 5, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      If neither Israel nor America even existed, the Arab mentality would be the same! Read your own history!

      February 5, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • EatMe

      Agreed Nancy, They've been beating each other over the head since the dawn of time!!! The only difference is they wouldn't have anyone to blame!

      February 5, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      It appears to the west that middle eastern cultures value religion over freedom, and that is the concern. The whole world now knows what that breeds.

      February 5, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • fu9l

      there is islamic fundamentalists have no rights to anything nor can be part of a civilized world no respect for other religons no respect for others rights they dont belong anywhere in this worl and need to be destroyed and there are pleanty who dont deserve it at all take the iranian goverment they dont deserve anything take hamas among others they dont deserve any rights and once again should be destroyed those who do not respect others rights and religons and respect without violance towards have no place for rights or anything

      February 5, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Wazzup

      US or Israel have nothing to do with muslims treating their women like animals (if not worst) and wanted to impose their way of life and religion on rest of the world. In my book this is not democracy so yes, they never lived in liberty and never will with this stupid mentality of praising the child molester (aka prophet).

      February 5, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • ItsDaPoleece

      Actually it goes against the USA's interests to support the anti-Mubarak movement since he's been helping us keep Egypt our greatest ally in the Middle East and a strategic base for our soldiers fighting in less friendly regions out there.

      President Obama has asked Mubarak to step down as soon as possible for the sake of the Egyptian people, knowing very well that this may lead future truly democratic elections to elect the radicals you mentioned. This is just the beginning of the length the USA will go to support democracy worldwide and I hope the Arab world can eventually appreciate that fact to a small degree. We are not enemies of Free People. Only enemies of Hate.

      February 5, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Alyssa

      Shaik – while it is clearly a sticky situation with Mubarak as an ally to Israel, I don't see how you can claim with such conviction that the US is anti-democracy in the Middle East, considering we've been at war trying to establish it (well, technically we don't have a direct democracy, and that isn’t exactly what we're trying to establish, so if that's to what you're referring I concede; however, I don't think that's the case). The basis of democratic government is universal applicability, founded on the premise of the natural equality of men. Obama has made clear his hopes that the Egyptians will set up such a government; for him not to assert that they will definitely do so is not an implication that Arabs 'don't want it or don't deserve it', but that it has been proven time and time again – and reiterated by any self-respecting political theorist – that a nation fresh out of revolution, regardless of where it is or the culture of its citizens, is most vulnerable and susceptible to fall into the hands of a dictator or a tyrant.

      This is not to say that the US doesn't have a track record of supporting US-friendly dictators, and I think there is some moral ambiguity there. But to imply that change in Egypt would already have come to fruition were it not for the US and Israel, and that this change would have been beneficial for the already precariously ‘balanced’ region, or, more importantly, for the Egyptian citizens, is certainly debatable. The Muslim Brotherhood does not have a reliable track record when it comes to the maintenance of personal liberties. And, while you make the general claim that the US favors dictatorship in the region because it suppresses fundamentalists from winning democratic elections, I think it's important to point out that the threat is very real and would carry serious implications if realized. It's time to stop being politically correct: a US-friendly government in such a volatile region where Western support is rare is simply better for the US, especially when it comes to national security. So while I am not in the least advocating that a dictatorship must or should be set up so as to suppress the will of the popular vote, I do acknowledge that as a targeted state, the US, like Israel, must first and foremost adequately protect itself. The suppression of human rights is horrific and the worst of evils, nevertheless, the US – just like every other country – must put the safety of its own citizens ahead of those from other countries. I do believe there is a responsibility as a superpower to aid the world community, but not at the cost of ultimately fueling the violence. It is clear that the situation is not as simple as you seem to make it out to be – welcome to international diplomacy. It's not like this is an act of racism by the US government against Muslims, it is a response to unfortunate but obvious realities that should not, especially for the sake of political correctness, remain unsaid.

      February 5, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Amir

    The media networks have a resposablity to report the TRUTH not half-truths For the safty of the reporters on the ground,When reporting on the topic of Aid it is Important to also mention that it is not Cash $1.3 Million dollas is military Aid. Tanks,Planes,Guns and Ammo. The slant on this topic has more than infurated some people.People can't eat planes and tanks. The Egyptians are people of pride. People whom have no need for Aid. A country of wealth. Military Aid is supplied for one reason the safty of Isreal. GET IT RIGHT. Do the right thing.

    February 5, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
    • han

      man everyone knows this already, I bet you wanna blame the US government for the havoc in egypt like they can just tell their government what to do. There's no one to blame but the egyptian government and all the US can do is throw suggestions not orders. By the way miltary aid does feed ppl. It allows the miltary to hire to have more soldiers and the weapons are needed in the region.

      February 5, 2011 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
    • xsen

      Well sayd amir, when the power of love overcome the love of power....

      and to @han, what u talk about is plain crap, war dont make peace, and weapons dont make food, military industrial complex is the one who gets food, and mossad and cia assets are the ones making violence and ramming vehicles into crowds, dont try to fool us will ya

      February 5, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
    • xsen

      Well sayd amir, when the power of love overcome the love of power....

      and to @han, war dont make peace, and weapons dont make food, military industrial complex and IDF are the one who gets the food, and mossad and cia assets are the ones making violence and ramming vehicles into crowds, dont try to fool us will ya, stop watching hollywood movies (all arabs are bad guys there) and read

      February 5, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • han

      Sorry to disapoint you xsen but miltiary isn't as bad as you wish it to think. And eygpt has been safe for the most part thanks to the miltary oh by the way, over at eygpt the miltiary industiral complex is well respected there cause many youths serve in it. Another thing, not everything is a big conspiracy theory as you wish it to be.

      February 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • EatMe

      @xsen, "mossad and cia assets are the ones making violence and ramming vehicles into crowds, dont try to fool us will ya"...

      Your a fool!

      February 5, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • sally may

      mubarak's love making security forces would never shoot anyone from a roof top while taking pictures. They would never steal vehicles and drive into the demonstrating hate filled anti-government protesters. They would never pay peace loving egyptians to beat hate filled anti-government egyptians. They would never lie , cheat, kill to stay in power.

      Don't you watch Egyptian News?

      February 5, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. cat

    they need to seek peace by any means necessary.

    February 5, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Duane Seigler

    February 5, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nationbuilding

    Wise and self declared nation builders love taking credit and all the advantages of new mega wealth contract under the table partners. So then why not take some blame? Or better yet just assume all things unpleasant must be some leftists interpretations. What is conservative about so called conservatives? And what is liberating about liberty as celebrity anarchy? The chinese olympics found student celebrities of the u.s. Climbing tall lamp posts that would be arrests inside america. A hollywood country of hollywood leaders is worried about its ratings and images of stability but substance is yet as vapors. What if the evolution of democracy is only now beginning from the illusions the hollywood nation builders? A good thing?

    February 5, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Nationbuilding

    media is when any two real people of no authority over others are able to speak in private. On the day this is no longer possible then there is only a hollywood desperation. Maybe a real nation does not need dog and pony dj awards having real talent and intelligence as the longer and deeper history. Facebook is one moment.. But the faces are the true civilization.

    February 5, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bruce Lee

    "Yes he does. But, how much help? I think he should speak up say to the president that for the greater good he should resign."

    How much anyone's willing to bet? That Obama would out and out say that Egypt's president must resign now for the greater good, when some other country like China expresses it first.

    February 5, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. JofOH

    More serious news outlets have stopped calling this an attack and have attributed the explosion to a leak. And it was never reported from any reliable source as a confirmed attack, just as a possible attack. So CNN immediately reports it as confirmed, and does no follow up when the head of the Egyptian Gas Co. is quoted as saying it was just a gas leak. Sensational journalism is so absurd.

    February 5, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Louis

    Looks like the Egyptian version of Tank Men inspired by the Tianenmen Square's Tank Man.

    February 5, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    "Hey look they have tanks, how are we going to stop them!!!" "Hey, I know let's stand in a line and hold hands they could never penetrate such a defense!!!" "BRILLIANT!!!"

    February 5, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Myrtle

      Yes it is "Brilliant" after Kent State no county is willing to mow over there people without giving it some thought. Such acts are known for turning the people away from the government and getting sideliners involved. Hence, even China had to stop and think for a moment in Tiananmen Square.

      February 5, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      love how your so smug while sitting in your freedom , wonder how long that would last if your were in a country that is fighting for that very thing. you are truly a mindless person. GO BACK TO THE WHOLE YOU CRAWLED FROM

      February 5, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. doubleday

    Let's home those America tanks don't end up in the hands of a radical islamic regime...

    February 5, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. Reza

    Learn from history for God's sake. Don't get too excited and blame the west for your problems. 32 years a go I was among protectors in Iran, see what happened. Islamic dictatorship started in Iran after an honest social protest and stirred up the whole word.

    I bet Iranian gov. sending his Savama people through Gaza to start islamic slogans. Lets wait and see.

    February 5, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. F u pay me

    Dear Obama,don't stick you're nose where it don't belong , USA has no means of interfering in there own collapse, let them destroy their own selfs and lets worry about us here in the us and economy

    February 5, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • doubleday

      yes...let's stick our head in the sand as if we are complete morons. Can't believe you get to vote too...

      February 5, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • F u pay me

      We should we stick our heads in other peoples business that's why most of the damn middle east hates us

      February 5, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
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