Mubarak again refuses to resign! Anger in Egypt.

Posted in 1 by Editor on February 10, 2011

Disappointment and anger in Tahrir Square. Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has refused to step down from his post, saying that he will not bow to “foreign pressure” in a televised address to the nation. Cairo 21:10 hrs.


After expectation in Egypt that President Hosni Mubarak would announce his resignation, he gives a speech saying he will transfer some powers to Vice-President Omar Suleiman but remain in power until elections in September.



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  1. Sami Qasim said, on February 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Dear foreign friends, do not put too many hopes in the Egyptian army. The soldiers that we hugged in Tahrir Square are only young conscripts. Like us they are frustrated and angry at Mubarak, his stooges and the Egyptian Establishment that has become rich at the cost of the poverty and oppression of the great majority of the Egyptian people: the workers in factories, white-collar employees, small self-employed, peasants, students and teachers including university ones, and the unemployed. The higher officers and generals of the military forces on the other hand are the backbone of the Mubarak regime (he was an air force general himself) and of the Egyptian Establishment. Don’t take our word for it. Read this in today’s Financial Times of London: “The abundance of former military officers in the new cabinet reminds the casual observer of what Egyptians have long known to be true: that the military establishment continues to run Egypt, as it has since a coup put them in power in 1952. The retired generals may wear suits, but they are generals all the same.” http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7d7e71f2-35ba-11e0-b67c-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=crm/email/2011211/nbe/ExclusiveComment/product#axzz1DeFkQcjP

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