The 12th day: Obama tells Mubarak to “listen” to Egypt. Berlusconi says Mubarak is “a wise man”.
Obama urges Mubarak to “listen” to the Egyptian people. He warned that warned that the mere “pretense of reform” would not be enough to resolve that country’s deepening crisis. “Going back to the old ways is not going to work. Suppression is not going to work. Engaging in violence is not going to work,” Obama said during a press availability with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
See Jerusalem Post : http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=206871
Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, has described Egypt’s president as a “wise man” and called for continuity in the country’s government. “I hope that in Egypt there can be a transition toward a more democratic system without a break from president [Hosni] Mubarak, who in the West, above all in the United States, is considered the wisest of men and a precise reference point,” he said. His comments came as hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters continued to rally in Tahrir Square, central Cairo, and in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city, calling for Mubarak to stand down.
Demonstrators are still standing their ground in the Egyptian capital calling for Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to quit. down. The protests enter their twelfth day today Saturday, a day after the city’s Tahrir Square, the focal point of protests in Egypt, saw demonstrators observe what they termed the “Day of Departure”.