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Meet Egypt's New (Interim) Ruler: Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi

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Now that the Egyptian military is in charge, it is time to meet the new ruler. Hopefully not the same as the old ruler.

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman (born 31 October 1935) is an Egyptian military officer. He holds the rank of Field Marshal
and has served in the government of Egypt as Minister of Defense and
Military Production since 1991; he is commander-in-chief of the Egyptian
Armed Forces.[1]

Tantawi received his commission on 1 April 1956 serving in the
infantry, and he participated in the wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973. He
held various commands and was assigned as military attaché to Pakistan. Following the dismissal of Lt. General Yousef Sabry Abo Taleb, Tantawi was appointed as Minister of Defense and Military Production and commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces on May 20, 1991; he became the first Egyptian since 1989 with the rank of Field Marshal. In that period, he also participated in the First Gulf War on the coalition side.

As of 2011, Tantawi is seen as a possible contender for the Egyptian presidency.[2] Amidst the 2011 Egyptian protests,
Tantawi was promoted to the ministerial rank of Deputy Prime Minister,
while retaining the defense portfolio, on 31 January 2011. The Higher
Military Council of Egypt is now in charge of Egypt. They are going to
rule with the Supreme Constitutional Council as of the 11th February
2011.[3]

Tantawi has served as Commander of the Presidential Guard and Chief of the Operations Authority of the Armed Forces.

And some more just released from Reuters:

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Higher Military Council that took control of Egypt on Friday after President Hosni Mubarak was swept from power, has spoken with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates by phone five times since the crisis began, including as late as on Thursday evening.

The ties are long-standing and important to Washington, which provides about $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt each year.

Pentagon officials have been tight-lipped about the talks between Tantawi and Gates but the U.S. defense chief has publicly praised Egypt's military for being a stabilizing force during the unrest. On Tuesday, Gates said Egypt's military had "made a contribution to the evolution of democracy."

But in private, U.S. officials have characterized Tantawi as someone "reluctant to change" and uncomfortable with the U.S. focus on fighting terrorism, according to a 2008 State Department cable released by the WikiLeaks website.

Tantawi, 75, has served in three conflicts with Israel, starting with the 1956 Suez Crisis and in both the 1967 and 1973 Middle East wars.

The State Department cable said he is "committed to preventing another one ever."

Still, diplomats warned ahead of a 2008 visit by Tantawi to Washington that U.S. officials should be prepared to meet a "an aged and change-resistant Tantawi."

"Charming and courtly, he is nonetheless mired in a post-Camp David military paradigm that has served his cohort's narrow interests for the last three decades," the cable said, in reference to the Israel's peace accord with Egypt.

Washington has long urged change in Egypt. But the cable notes that Tantawi "has opposed both economic and political reform that he perceives as eroding central government power."

 


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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:04 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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The best part is, no one will be able to control the hyperinflation in food prices... they might as well have picked OJ Simpson to lead Egypt.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:07 | Link to Comment dan10400
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That pic kinda looks like OJ's brother....

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:10 | Link to Comment dryam
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Wait a second.  Wait one freakin second.  Has anyone actually seen OJ in the past week?  That pic looks freakishly similar.  Oh well, what's the worst OJ would do to those people?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment MasterB
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Who told you? OJ is his sleeper. Eliminate the Bernank - eliminate inflation.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:20 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Almost three weeks ago I said the people should be protesting Bernank not just Mubarak... How one man can bring the whole world to its knees is amazing in this so called "advanced society" we live in. Now, I am convinced Bernak is the antichrist. But still can't figure out where OJ plays in this...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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Imagine Obamas call to him him later...

"YOU Hussein? I Hussein too!"

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 17:11 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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nice smile, though, and at least the military is more democratic and people-oriented.  plus, with those fab epaulettes, need we wonder what is tatoodled on his ass?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:53 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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His one most important quality will be his ability to put down the islamo nazis and prevent imposition of islamic law.    That's going to be tough, given the attitudes of the egyptian population.   Also, while the military is widely admired in egypt, that's because the national mythology is that the military defeated the Jooooos in the four very popular wars they launched with the mission of elliminating them.      The country is nuts.    If you know a non-nutjob egyptian in your private life, they'll admit that 80% of the population is certifiable, which is about what we see in the recent pew poll of attitudes.   To measure their nuttiness yourself, have a look into "Female Genital Mutilation" which practiced on not 0.9% or 9%, but fully 90% of egyptian girls.    Egypt is a psycho-state on the verge of cracking.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment downwiththebanks
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And yet, unlike Apartheid Israel, they don't practice ethnic cleansing.

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 19:28 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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They're not doing a good job of it since 30% of Israel is Arab. I wonder if you are as upset about the situation in Sudan or Iran with non-Muslims being oppressed.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:10 | Link to Comment zabaneh atashin
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At least OJ can drop the price of Florida Orange Juice!!!!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment william the bastard
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Oil breaks trend. Me likey.

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Batty Koda
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Listen to this interview, it's Webster Tarpley on infowars talking about possible successors to Mubarak. He specifically mentions Tantawi, Tantawi and general Anan were in Washington presumably being briefed by the CIA on 26th of january.

http://tarpley.net/

Enjoy your military junta, Egypt. You earned it.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:04 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Not a good middle name for a ruler.  I speak from experience.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:06 | Link to Comment Ragnarok
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+ 1 Kenyan

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:30 | Link to Comment arkady
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Now THAT is funny.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Cpl Hicks
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He shoots, he scores!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 17:15 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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+ fourz.  plus, the trickle down in any military is to die for, eh?  if the breadheads don't like this set-up, they can always start a big march and get somebody else to feed them the bread and other crap.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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How come they all look like mummies?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:10 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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When was the last time you saw a video clip of Osama bin Laden? Years ago...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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I've received 2 reports on bin Laden.

 

A marine I knew in college was in Afgan when we first went.  He told me we had Osama located in 3 months.  He wouldn't tell me what we did with him.

Met a very young man just back from Afgan at the bar about 6 weeks ago.  I asked him if he even knew why he was there.  He told me he didn't, but that it wasn't about bin Laden because we have a 6 man crew that follows him everywhere he goes.

 

Both obviously only rumors.  But I put more faith in those 2 first hand accounts than anything our media would report.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:22 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Sad but true. OBL is dead and has been since 2006/2007. Again, why is the US over there?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:36 | Link to Comment AZSovreign
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Osama Bindeadalongtime

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment internethobo
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The US is there for the poppy fields.  The CIA utilizes the sale of opium to fund their "projects".

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:49 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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Don't tell my father.  He labelled my thinking "extreme" when I told him that was the reason.  He doesn't know you, there's no telling what he'll tell you about your thought processes.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:01 | Link to Comment internethobo
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You should ask your father why the remaining US soldiers that are left there are guarding these fields?  :)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:56 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Again, why is the US over there?

Afghanistan sits between Iran and China; America has to keep an eye on her oil.

http://wikitravel.org/upload/shared//thumb/6/68/Map_of_Central_Asia.png/350px-Map_of_Central_Asia.png

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment Financial_Guard...
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He may look like a mummy, but he is definately a fossil! This dude is like 75 years old. He should be napping on the couch or calling in his prescription to Walgreens, not taking over what is arguably the most important job in the world today!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:28 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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The most important job in the world today is making sure the printing machines are running 24/7... fresh clean bankster bonus 'money'

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:08 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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Military Guy! What a luck for (U)s, eh!?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment tempo
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The young protesters will never accept another military leader with close ties to the US.  Theywill keep protesting until the Brotherhood takes control, cuts off all communication for a few days and disposes of their bodies.   I bet this guy was trained and bought by the US military.  I hope it works but I doubt it.  Looks like Murburak 30 years ago.   If Murburak is leaving with $70 billion (probably double), he has made $2+ billion per year.  Nearly as much as our bankters.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:15 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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The more things change, the more....

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment SRV - ES339
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Glenn's on at 5:00... I hear he has the inside scoop on the Brotherhood plot... hurry, hurry, you don't want to miss "Dear Leader's" take on this!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:57 | Link to Comment KickIce
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You should read his transcripts and see how often he's wrong.  Answer, not many.  There's a reason he has such a strong following despite the lousy time slot.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:35 | Link to Comment zaknick
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Dude, why r u reading ZH? Most ZHers know more than the MSM line. Glenn Beck is a bald faced liar, a hucksters who mixes edgy truth (with no incriminating details for the sick and twisted "establishment) to get people's attention and then lies like a stone (all day, just lies there!).

Had some chart up about assassinations and just outright lied about JFK and both assassination attempts on Ford (in the space of 2 weeks). Guess who the VP was then? Well, no less than Mr CFR himself: Rockefucker.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 18:52 | Link to Comment KickIce
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Dude, I don't consider Beck true MSM, he has a rather unique niche.  Granted, I think he has limits on what he can say but he has an excellent understanding of Soros, progressives, and their designs to reform this country.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment tonyw
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Once the euphoria has died down and the people sobered up people will be looking to the military to actually deliver. They will be wanting to see, the dissolution of parliament, the lifting of the state of emergency, all the things they have been demanding.

I doubt Mubarak will be allowed to leave.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment downwiththebanks
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The Brotherhood had nothing to do with the REVOLUTION.  The fucking cowards stayed home. 

I can't imagine that endeared them at all to the people who make this happen.

Why you think they're stronger now is beyond me.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:08 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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Handsome devil.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:10 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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No worries Carmine, We'll have the best Homecoming Faber's ever had

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:13 | Link to Comment sodbuster
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:11 | Link to Comment SDRII
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Apparently Lieutenant General Sami Enan, the Egyptian army's chief of staff stayed in DC too long...http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MB03Ak04.html

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Arch Duke Ferdinand
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President Hosni Mubarak has resigned as President of Egypt.

...He is now planning to run for President in the 2012 American elections.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:00 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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Probably be more honest than Obummer or Palin...

And like voting for Dole, you just know the VP is the one you're really voting for!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment themosmitsos
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All you people celebrating, are such moronic wastes of sperm

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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unregistered trolling is a $50 fine.  Please make payable to zero hedge.  Credit cards accepted.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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What's the CDS spread on More Critical Thinking Wanted's note?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:26 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Coming from a single celled amoeba.(like yourself) I'll pay extra attention, to stay out of the Liberal cesspool.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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We haven't had a Field Marshal in charge of North Africa since the days of Rommel!

This calls for a new cereal!  Captain Crunch, meet Field Marshal Tantawi!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:42 | Link to Comment TJ is Rolling i...
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LOL, good one!

 

I suspect not so much sugar and a boatload of unknown fiber.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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The all-Egyptian breakfast cereal: sand, Nile mud, imported wheat, imported sugar, and two scoops of rage in every box!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Cpl Hicks
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a+ for effort, but there was a guy named Bernard Montgomery, also a Field Marshal.

BTW- he kicked Rommel out of North Africa.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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Hmmm.  See post below.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Navigator
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Monty wasn't made Field Marshall until long after his days in N. Africa.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:52 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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Well lookie at that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Montgomery,_1st_Viscount_Montgomery...

Appears that Rommel was the only Field Marshal in North Africa for the relevant battles.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 21:41 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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We wouldn't have been there, if the Italians had done their job. But they messed up. Like everywhere else (e.g. Greece). Rommel had to deal with a lot more problems than Montgomery. They don't call him the Wuestenfuchs for nothing.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:44 | Link to Comment dryam
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Yes, the risk is gone.  This guy has only participated in 3 wars against Israel.  Everything is under control.

 

This is a great day to load up on the PM's & oil.  People think all is well & both are getting knocked down.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:16 | Link to Comment fightthepower
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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

 

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:16 | Link to Comment MolotovCockhead
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Ouch!! From the frying pan into the fire!!!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Michael
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Internet Tough Guy
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He has the Distingushed Foreign/Military Aid Recipient medal with oak leaf clusters. That's all that matters.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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Brotherhood will rule. They orchestrated the revolt, doubt they will cede control/power.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment downwiththebanks
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Propaganda.

They orchestrated so much of the revolt that they stayed out of Tahrir Square and off the street.

In fact, the only time they managed to appear it was to suck Suleiman off.

Fucking cowards, them MBs.  They just count their fucking paychecks from Uncle Sam.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Golden monkey
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Get the gold and run, gentleman

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment whatz that smell
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Newsreel announcer: Crisis for humankind. Fleet officials admit they underestimated the Arachnids' defensive capability.
Newsreel announcer: Accepting responsibility for Klendathu, Sky Marshal Dienes resigns. His successor, Sky Marshal Tehat Maru, outlines her new strategy.
Sky Marshal Tehat Meru: To fight the bug, we must understand the bug. We can ill afford another Klendathu.
Newsreel announcer: Would you like to know more?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:17 | Link to Comment wisefool
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"The Debate" for a debt adverse population.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubsd-tWYmZw

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment grl
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Why Egypt's Military Cares About Home Appliances

The military owns "virtually every industry in the country,"

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/02/10/133501837/why-egypts-military-cares-about-home-appliances

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Well it had to happen. Military in charge.

Nothing to see here, you can all go home now.

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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Junta, Junta, TOGA, JUNTA, TOGA, TOGA

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:28 | Link to Comment BanksterSlayer
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He was born on Halloween (??!!)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:35 | Link to Comment arkady
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Good catch.  He is also pretty damn old.  So now the Egyptian youth that revolted for 2 weeks got a military junta and another old dude that is twice as old as the average protester.  Yeah, awesome.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:31 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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Yeh I bet this guy sat by while the secret police where arresting people over the last 30 years and taking them away never to be heard from again. yes he sat by and let it happen and didn't say a word. many of the upper echelon of army generals and officers should be removed as well. I hope they do this.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Malaespina
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This guy is gonna last less than a month. Either he is k-icked out or poisoned or both. Saudi is next, then get ready for $300 oil, all courtesy of Bernie and his real world economy lab.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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I am highly suspicious about all of this. But that is my nature these days.  To me, this whole thing, looked too damn choreographed.  I don't know. Maybe I am wrong. I hope I am, but a wait and see attitude would be prudent at this stage.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:37 | Link to Comment optimator
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"Military says emergency law, in place for decades, will be lifted "as soon as current circumstances end". My bet is on thirty years.
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:02 | Link to Comment AndrewJackson
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Ding Ding Ding Ding....We have a winner. The military will install a new puppet and business will continue as usual. The military controls EVERYTHING in Egypt. Any legitamite attempt at their removal will certainly be resisted.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:47 | Link to Comment optimator
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I hope Mubarak goes to Freedom Square to say goodbye.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:52 | Link to Comment jez
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Wow, look at all those shiny decorations. Impressive.

 

". . . and he participated in the wars of 1956, . . ."

Britain and France and Israel vs. Egypt, from memory. Until the US told the protagonists to back off.

 

". . . 1967 . . ."

-- where the Israelis pissed all over them, and Egypt lost the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula in about five minutes. If I remember correctly.

 

". . . and 1973."

Another rapid and resounding defeat. The Israelis would have taken Cairo if it had gone on much longer.

 

Overall, it sounds like any war he's involved in, you probably want to be on the other side.

 

But like I say, them's some nice shiny decorations there, bub.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Cpl Hicks
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Only to outdone by the North Korean high command.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Actually, the Eygptians did well at the beginning of the 1973 war. But if it makes you feel better to think otherwise.... who am I to bring up facts?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment downwiththebanks
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Were it not for Apartheid Israel crying like a little girl with a skinned knee to Uncle Sam in 1973, they would no longer be on the map.

Per usual, Apartheid Israel got bailed out by the welfare checks from its White, imperialist benefactor.

Even during Vietnam.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Zina
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This man has a chance to enter to the History of Egypt as a hero, as the man who handled the country back to the democracy, granting free and fair elections, and transfering power peacefully to the new elected president, regardlees of the political views of the winner.

He has the chance of stay in charge just for a few months, but pass to History as a hero.

Let's see if he will take this chance, or if he will prefer to pass to History as one more barbaric dictator.

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Ace Ventura
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Ol' Mubarak, he of 'I will die on Egyptian soil' fame....has apparently reconsidered that motto:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110211/wl_nm/us_egypt_mubarak_departure_3

Guess he was able to buy enough time after all for the fleet of Escalades to get loaded down with sufficient loot. Now as to where the Egyptian gold reserves are......

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:24 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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I am sure he will stay in Sharm el-Sheikh Sinai pretected by his secret police and Israeli IDF soldiers. Sinai is still technically Egypt. I noticed the Swiss said they were going to confiscate his stolen money. So this guy thought he was useful and thought his buddies the jews would come to his rescue when he was in need. But alas, when someone is no longer of any use, he is discarded and his money is taken. The beast does not care about such men. They are fools to think they can just go quietly into the night. They are discarded like yesterday's garbage. How many times in history can this be seen as it has happened time and time again. Anyone that dances with the devil ends up on the short end of the stick.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Ace Ventura
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DOH! Good call, I saw Sharm El-Sheikh and for some reason immediately brain-farted into thinking it was a resort in Dubai. Nevertheless, its good Uncle Mubarak has decided to weather the storm and live out the remainder of his days in Egypt.....surrounded by 5-star discomfort. What a guy!

 

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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This guy is our guy. The tip off is he ran Military Production. They make thier own Abrams under license from the US. He worked hand in hand with the US Military Industrial Complex. In case all you people thinking something is going to change there should understand the military is not going to give up control of the country nor the economy. They own everything.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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It even showed these young men and women on Al Jazeera who were supposedly the leaders of the movement and they supposedly were in some secret location talking to people in the square etc and then they said some guy from Serbia who helped get rid of Milosevic, taught them how to be non violent protesters. Hmmm, just who are these people and who is paying them  for this and where do they get food and supplies and support for this event?  Then they say well the army is in charge now and the army is financed by who? you guessed it. the united states foreign aid office. I mean I hope some of these people over there are supreme sceptics and keep their thinking caps on and don't fall for any bullshit. again, i say this. many in the army stood by while the secret police were killing people for these last 30 years and they did nothing. they sat by while Egypt was raped by Israel and the United States and did nothing except take the money and run. So now they put them in charge of the country? The whole thing stinks.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment downwiththebanks
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Thanks for the info - didn't see this.

The real REVOLUTION must take the next step and leave the little Tweeting bitches who work for the NED in the dust.  

"Thanks for the assist, now move aside."  

Time to take on the military.  They've got the numbers to do it, now.  As long as they stay on strike, they'll have the will.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:08 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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Tantawi? Isn't this guy missing a few feathers in his headdress?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Wasn't he a Sky Marshall in the movie Starship Troopers?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:37 | Link to Comment snowball777
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"the movie"

Simpleton.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 18:24 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Oh you poor baby, nothing else to do but look for grammatical errors in someone else's post?

So what happend, where you wiping your ass and managed to catch a image of your face smeared on the toliet paper and just couldn't bear to flush it down?

If not, then stop sniffin' around my ass you cocksucking lametard.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 23:15 | Link to Comment thefatasswilly
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I think he's referring to the fact that you, like pretty much every other American, only understand great stories in the despicable movie form.

You didn't even realize that he's insulting you for referring to "Starship Troopers" as a movie; he's not correcting your grammar.

America is doomed, because its people are all slaves. What is a slave? An illiterate dimwit. There is no difference between someone who can't read, and someone who doesn't.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:26 | Link to Comment butthead
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Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman...

Barach Hussein Obama...

Saddam Hussein...

Wondering if they are all related and running a scam together?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Threeggg
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I bet Mubarack, Sielaman and this guy are at the Presidential Palace, in the statagy room, on a conference call with D-C toasting formaldehyde spritzers - commending each other as to how they outsmarted the poor little snibblin Sandni&&ers.

satire/

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment 1223pm
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Can someone please post his batter photo? In this photo, looks like he has spent most of his life polishing Mubarak's shoes.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment I Am The Unknow...
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In high school he was voted most likely to secede (badump chink!)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:31 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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The Egyptian military clique regards democratic reform,

the same way as Goldman Sachs regards financial reform

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:35 | Link to Comment whiskeyjim
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Meet the new richest guy in Egypt.  What do you want to bet that 5 banks and Gold Sachs have already called him?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 17:56 | Link to Comment walküre
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So the Field Marshall is taking over in Egypt because hyper inflation killed the previous regime.

And the people are cheering..

Say it ain't so!

Not again..

 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:37 | Link to Comment downwiththebanks
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They're cheering because after 18 straight days they've achieved their primary objective.

Don't they deserve that?

Give them a few minutes ... they're not going to vanish off the planet.  They're still going to be hungry.  And the White Capital is still going to oversee Egypt's finances.

Putting makeup on a pig isn't going to confuse 10 million people who've just woken up.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:25 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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This is going to be different, they want them to hold it while they look for a new president.  If the military leader wanted to take over he would be hard press to even get all his men to go along with it.  Right now they are riding high and his men like it, try to demand tht a general runs the country that is wrong.  Also your right, this won't control inflation in the country.  All this does is to get rid of someone that was a millstone around our neck.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 22:55 | Link to Comment cjbosk
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Hold my beer and watch this....

 

 

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 03:49 | Link to Comment Sizzurp
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"Yes , we are moving ahead now with democratic reforms.....uhhhh how long?  I don't know we are moving forward and well these things take time you know. I would say a few years maybe, first I need to fill up my, uhh I mean, the national accounts, and then the gold cargo holds , yes now everyone keep working"

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 09:54 | Link to Comment nontaxpayer
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He looks hard. Someone who could take care of himself in a bar fight.

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