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Mubarak Expected To Resign Shortly, Pass Power To Vice President

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It appears Mubarak is history and may resign as soon as tonight. And since Mubarak will pass power to the CIA's main man in the region, Vice President Omar Suleiman, we doubt this will result to much social contentment.

From the NYT:

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could step aside as soon as tonight and delegate his powers to his new vice president, a senior member of the Egypt's ruling party told Britain's Channel 4 News minutes ago.

Lindsey Hilsum, a Channel 4 News correspondent in Cairo, reported via Twitter that Hossam Badrawy, the new secretary-general of the Mubarak regime's National Democratic Party, "just told me he expects President Mubarak to pass his powers to his vice president tonight," in a televised address. She added that Dr. Badrawi "told me in three meetings yesterday and phone call today he convinced President Mubarak to pass powers to" Omar Suleiman, the intelligence chief he appointed vice president days into the protests.

Dr. Badrawi is an influential figure within the party. He is considered a reformer and was formerly close to Gamal Mubarak, the president's son and presumed heir. This week, he personally accompanied Wael Ghonim, a protest organizer released after 12 days in custody, back to his home.

Ms. Hilsum is the international editor of Channel 4 News

As a reminder, here is a good profile of "One Of The Most Powerful Spooks In The Middle East."

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Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:19 | 949245 vote_libertaria...
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....aaaaaand queue 'stick save de jour'.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:31 | 949306 HelluvaEngineer
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Awesome.  Evil wins again.  I'm so tired of this world and I'm not even middle aged yet.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:41 | 949345 downrodeo
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Yep, death, taxes, and the one they forgot; douche bags running the place

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:50 | 949354 66Sexy
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Shocker; the CIA connected guy gets the job.

let's see if the egyptian people buy it.....

 the establishment elites have made their move; on the edge of their seats, the gambit in play..

 dont worry, fuckers. the egyptian people wont do shit. just throw 'em some rice for now, and lock down the government giving the military pay raises...

then initiate the grand ass-fucking.


US Gov't black Ops... FTW

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:51 | 949384 Max Hunter
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Could the Mubarak resignation be interpreted as a courtesy reach around?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:04 | 949417 66Sexy
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imo it means corporate america and the international banking cartels are going to lend egypt huge sums of counterfeit, freshly created money from nothing...all to be approved by their new man in power (just like argentina); which they eventually wont be able to pay back... US resources again being used for the benefit of international banking interests. the egyptian domestic resources get looted, private corporate debts become public obligations, and slave labor is initiated once again to try to pay back what can never be paid back. ...

can anyone say, "IMF bailout"?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:13 | 949487 dark pools of soros
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their oil is running out and they are using more..  so i can see a huge slash in their use, and we squeeze the rest out with blood in the streets..  but eventually it all goes to chaos and the bankers leave it for dead

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:38 | 949599 downwiththebanks
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You wish.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:20 | 949519 Bob
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Yeah, the douche bags they forgot to mention--and it's the worst part. 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:49 | 949372 Apostle of Unknown
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I was just like you... tired of the world. Until I discovered hookers accept silver as collateral.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:52 | 949386 In Fed We Trust
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ya but do they pay interest on the silver?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:14 | 949493 downwiththebanks
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The odds that the REVOLUTION sucks this down stands at precisely 0%.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:43 | 949628 Bob
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UPDATE: Army taking over in a consensual "non-coup,"  CIA Director Pannela (!) giving the US Government response.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:50 | 949380 In Fed We Trust
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ah who would a thunk it!

even after the Saudis ask Obama not to humilate the guy.

Next puppet to arrive 2 hours late due to snow in the US.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:19 | 949246 jesusonline
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He's out, it looks like an official resignation

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:30 | 949303 snowball777
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Beats dying in a hole, I guess.

You watching King Abdullah II?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:56 | 949336 jesusonline
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Yeah, that definitely deserves a closer look. At first that thing with Saudi king having a phone brawl over Mubarak with Obama and then dying to a heartstroke looked like cheap B-movie crap. Now that you take into account the swirl of info (disinfo - take your pick:) about the state Saudi oil reserves and this resignation (and also various Saudi officials suddenly canceling their official visits/coming back home) - and it starts to ring some bells. He could be dead already and we might learn about it in a year, after they fight it out who's the next boss there. Anyway, Mubarak seems to be a POMO replacement for today.

edit: err, man i thought you were talking about saudi Abdullah, not the Abdullah from Jordan xD

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:32 | 949310 Cognitive Dissonance
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Which means he was able to ship his share of the Gold out of the country.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:33 | 949317 etrader
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GBP/USD will also take a swoon back into the $1.50's if this unfolds...

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:18 | 949420 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Why?  His wifey is bringing her tonnes to London Town!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:34 | 949580 Agent P
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That was certainly my first thought...took awhile to get the finances in order, but now that's taken care of, so it's time to do what's right for the people </sarc> and step down. 


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:19 | 949247 Temporalist
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That'll go over like a lead balloon.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:04 | 949444 downwiththebanks
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Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:16 | 949499 dark pools of soros
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is that some of the weapons we sell them for the $2 bil we give them??

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:20 | 949249 GerritB
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Will Egypt accept another puppet from Israel and US??

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:32 | 949305 snowball777
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Did he bring bread with him?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:57 | 949980 Hephasteus
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You forgot circuses. Man does not live by bread alone.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:21 | 949251 JonNadler
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Gold will surely plunge on the news and will return to 250


Ok all trolls can take the day off today. BiggerDickus, Appaling Smells, The bastard guy, etc. etc. etc,

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:20 | 949252 Cognitive Dissonance
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All hail the new CIA puppet.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:22 | 949261 JonNadler
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Meet the new thug..

ta ta ta


same as the old thug, ta ta ta

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:30 | 949299 alien-IQ
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this is like Bush resigning and handing over power to Cheney and expecting democrats to be happy about it.

this will not go well.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:56 | 949407 ciscokid
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Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:23 | 949539 Bob
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Or Hitler handing over power to Goebbels. 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:36 | 949588 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Or Bush handing power over to Obama and ME being happy about it!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:21 | 949831 Bob
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We gotta find a way to get over this, bro . . .

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:21 | 949255 JW n FL
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Hang Mubarak!!!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:22 | 949260 gwar5
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Being reported by TV as I write this. Omar Suleiman is good/bad.

As their Chief spook, he's bad for the protestors and secular reforms.

Good that he's anti-Muslim Brotherhood. Nobody wins in the Middle East.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:27 | 949287 Vashta Nerada
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Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:35 | 949307 karzai_luver
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This guy is a torture addict and a murdering thug , only someone with ZERO understanding of anything would hail this.

He served Moobar for 30YEARS and is a child raping murdering thug.


He is worse than MOObar as he is the guy you go to for the dirty work.


How we could ever support him shows that we don't give a shit about rights of peoples anywhere and especially if they are moozie heathens.


The only reason he would stay around is becuase he KNOWS shit about US that  if spilled would make even your guts crawl.


As this country is turned into a police state I only PRAY that you and yours get to FEEL the benefits of so benevolent and just a leader.



Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:58 | 949411 AnAnonymous
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How we could ever support him shows that we don't give a shit about rights of peoples anywhere and especially if they are moozie heathens.


See, the rise of the almighty Muslim Brotherhood must be curbed. This tortuter or in five years, your wife will wear a... something on her head.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:29 | 949558 downwiththebanks
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The Muslim Brotherhood (created by British Intelligence in the 1920s and funded by Uncle Sam right up to the present) are so "mighty" that they've sat on the sidelines during the REVOLUTION.

They're cowards and collaborators.  Plain and simple.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:17 | 949500 downwiththebanks
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Your continued bloviating about the MB's non-role in this REVOLUTION speaks only to your ignorance and Islamophobia.

He met with the Muslim Brotherhood because he realizes that they're his only out, at this point.

Better to turn it over to cowards hostile to the people in the streets than to the REVOLUTION.  

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:58 | 949700 --- - .. ... .....
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Whoever controls options controls outcomes. Lesser of two evils is a tired tactic. The internet knows this is the CIA guy. Communication nullifies old strategies. Ironic problem for world leader types is people are addicted to communication and Egypt suggests people will kill for it.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:23 | 949268 AbandonShip
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When Christians and Muslims hold hands chanting your demise, it's probably a strong sign that your times up!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:35 | 949323 Dapper Dan
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One day the lamb and the lion will lie down and sleep together......

but the lamb won't get much sleep!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:29 | 949563 downwiththebanks
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Who is the 'lamb', again?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:23 | 949270 chancee
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As expected, massive volume came in on SPY to prop the market up so all the bots can cue off of it...  Total joke of a market.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:23 | 949271 SCW
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Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:24 | 949272 Alcoholic Nativ...
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So now instead of a dictator they get his torturer in chief.  Now that's change I can believe in.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:26 | 949283 Dick Darlington
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And for everything else there's Mastercard. ;-)

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:25 | 949274 DaveyJones
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the only thing if that happened here

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:26 | 949548 Bob
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Obama passing off to Palin?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:27 | 949282 Josh Randall
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Adios - it's a start, lets see where the gold goes in that country - watch the gucci bagss and Cessna flights for the next 6-8 months.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:27 | 949289 Ahmeexnal
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The GOOGLE/CIA planned, sponsored and hyped-up "revolution" seems to have achieved it's objective.

Sadly, all those who where deluded into a "change we can believe in" knew not who they really died for.

This was a test run. The real objective is China.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:41 | 949348 karzai_luver
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Cia couldn't sponsor a wet dream in a room full of 13 year old boys.





Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:47 | 949365 Ahmeexnal
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CAIRO — In a tearful, riveting live television interview only two hours after his release from an Egyptian prison, the Google executive Wael Ghonim acknowledged Monday that he was one of the people behind the anonymous Facebook and YouTube campaign that helped galvanize the protest that has shaken Egypt for the last two weeks.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:30 | 949567 downwiththebanks
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.02% of Egypt Tweets.

Think about that when you're dismissing the Egyptian role in the Egyptian REVOLUTION.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:08 | 949466 downwiththebanks
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Good analysis - I think you're right on the money.  

Now it's over.  Omar just needs to tell those 9,000,000 people who hate his guts and want him dead to go back to work, and Egypt can return to dictatorship.

Or ... you've got no idea about the total transformation that Egypt has undergone as a consequence of this REVOLUTION and hope, much like Uncle Sam and Apartheid Israel hope, that it will quietly disperse.

Whatever role the NED and their little Tweeters played in this unfolding of events (.02% of Egypt Tweets, btw), they cannot unring the bell.  

You're absolutely clueless if you think it's over:  wait until tomorrow's 'Day of Martyrs'.  We'll see the candy and sweets for Suleiman.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 17:02 | 950753 Ahmeexnal
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If you are following the events, GOOGLE/CIA/UN/Rothschild want Mohamed el Baredei as the puppet ruler in Egypt. 

This game of Mubarak resigning to his newly appointed VP is just buying them time to move the peons on the board. Suleiman is a useful idiot. He's as expendable as they come.

We might see more protesting, but in the end, it will be El Baredei who "rescues" the egyptian people.

And the poor egyptians will be brainwashed into their new, better "quality of life": DEBT.

But hey! Go ahead and believe what you are being spoon fed by the global media outlets.

Never question what you are told/shown/taught.

Seems to me like you've been properly educated by the power-elite.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:28 | 949290 falak pema
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This is the least. Now he can live off his 70 billion in some quiet european haven. Thank heaven for the US military who paid him all that money to buy from his sons all those grains of egyptian sand to build their expensive  bases and unwholesome places where nobody knows who goes in never to come out. Thirty years of wham-bang-shang-a-lang and the bank account never stops saying bingo! Arrivederci Cairo...leave the sphinx to the pitted sons of no-pity-all-so-shitty, poor sons of pharaoh's left overs.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:29 | 949295 TruthInSunshine
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"I'm 100% confident that this substitution will fully placate & appease the Egyptian masses."

-- ChairCreature Benjamin S. Bernanke

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:30 | 949300 Zero Debt
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Why can't Egypt get its own star in the US Flag?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:41 | 949350 snowball777
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Insufficient Christians.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:04 | 949445 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Maybe Egypt is the 58th State Barry was talking about.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:43 | 949630 Agent P
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I always wondered who would get Illinois's star when we go under (can't expect to change all those flags after all).  Maybe you're onto something...

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:33 | 949313 Jim in MN
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How is this news?  Argentina was expected to beat Portugal (I only read the tickers on the TV news).

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:35 | 949324 nonclaim
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How to take this serious news seriously when the ticker says Argentina x Portugal ended 2x1...

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:36 | 949326 SDRII
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The new vp overtly threatened this am that the military would intervene and that a coup would bring "hasty" steps and "lots of irrationalities" -

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:59 | 949416 serotonindumptruck
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Makes me think of an old X-Files episode.

New VP (to Mubarak) : "You will resign your office and transfer all power to me."

Mubarak : "And what if I refuse?"

New VP : "Then you will assume the consequences of extreme indiscretion."

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:38 | 949330 TruthInSunshine
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This replacement won't nullify the anger, but only deepen it.

No matter the power of the state & military apparatus, the power to bring about pain upon the Apparatchik is directly commensurate with the ability to effectively shut down commerce...the longer, the more leverage is brought. If you can bring a stop to payment to government workers, you will prevail.

As a life-long capitalist, I've long dreamed of seeing free markets and true capitalism in America (now Amerika) in my lifetime.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:36 | 949331 youngman
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The news now says the military will be taking over.....hmmmmm

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:36 | 949333 Temporalist
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Your Time Is Gonna Come


"Lyin', cheatin', hurtin', that's all you seem to do..."

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:38 | 949335 colonial
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I agree with those who are concerned about whether there is a difference between what's being reported in the press, the phrase being "Mubarak will meet the demands of the protesters."  And what the practical outcome will be.  At this point anything less than a complete capitulation may lead to more unrest. 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:41 | 949346 High Plains Drifter
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the new president is the head of the secret police. i mean wtf????

nothing has been solved.....

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:50 | 949378 gookempucky
Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:46 | 949359 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Does Number Two wear an eyepatch? 

So the CIA spook gets in.  It will be easy for him to step down in the next few months, as he has no stake in the game. 

In related news, the House of Saud has lost their King.  Kissinger and Brzezinski will have their policies come to fruition no mattter what. 

Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true!

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:48 | 949368 MacedonianGlory
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Socialist Mubarak is ousted.

Egyptians throw away the Socialist dictator.

Other nations will follow soon.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:32 | 949481 downwiththebanks
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A 'socialist' who oversaw the widespread selloff of national industry and infrastructure to foreign capital through the IMF.

Strange socialist, that (Mu)Barak.  Must have been opposite day for 30 years straight in the Nile Valley.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:15 | 949798 MacedonianGlory
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Don't you know that IMF's Strauss-Kahn is a Socialist?

Strange, heh?

Mubarak is a Socialist also and a member of Socialist International.




Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:35 | 949898 downwiththebanks
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He's also a member of the Capitalist International.

i.e., the rulers of the world.

That, more than any other reason, is why he deserves death.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:51 | 949954 MacedonianGlory
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Capitalism died a lot of years ago. Now we have Socialism

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:48 | 949369 PicassoInActions
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Let the millitary to take pwoer, we don't need another unstable islamic state.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:13 | 949486 downwiththebanks
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Seeing as there's nothing Islamic about the REVOLUTION, this is just you spitting propaganda.

What the middle east REALLY doesn't need is Apartheid Israel.  That's the regional cancer.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:35 | 949582 Bob
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What's with all the socialism and Islamicism disinformation zealots, anyway?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:45 | 949638 Tortfeasor
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Cause those non-Israeli states are so buddy buddy with each other, never getting into their own feuds and whatnot.  Just get rid of Israel and the mid-east will be paradise on earth.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:49 | 949376 Thunder Dome
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Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:50 | 949381 zelter
Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:01 | 949425 Winisk
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But I thought Mubarak was essential to keep the country from descending into a world of chaos and madness.  What a selfish man to leave his beloved Egyptians without his wisdom and leadership.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:19 | 949516 serotonindumptruck
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Hey, it might not be a total loss. With this new CIA asset in place as president, the USA will be better equipped to expand their Egyptian rendition facilities.

Don't worry too much about installing a new dictator. After all, we have more important intelligence work to do. 

You know, such things as the forcible extraction of teeth and fingernails, the burning and mutilation of genitalia...things like that.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:05 | 949451 Pure Evil
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Why does this look so familiar?

Thinking.....thinking......trying to remember back to March 2003.....

Oh yeah, looks like the same twits that were controlling Iraq under Saddam.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:17 | 949503 hampsterwheel
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Our Government handled this international crisis like it was being managed by a junior senator from Chicago.....oh wait was ....... what a disaster..

Next up to bat : Saudi Arabia, and boys and girls if that one gets started you'll want to grab some popcorn, turn on the tube and watch the start of WWIII -

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:20 | 949518 Cash_is_Trash
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Tahrir Square protesters must be exstatic. Given that there will be no free elections.

Well, why should there be? Democracy is dangerous.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:32 | 949525 Threeggg
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Mubarack = Suleiman = Police = Military

I hope the Egyptians are not that stupid !

There is to much fraud and corruption to ever give up power.

I can just see what would happen if all this was exposed, because you know its 100 times worse than even the Egyptian people think.

How much corruption do you think is tied to the U.S.

You know why they are putting this out, because tomorrow the people are going to riot.

They are calling it -translated into english- "The Day of Confrontation"

It will be the largest day of protest since this started.

Tonight should be interesting...................

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:21 | 949526 Dr. Porkchop
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Turn around go back down go back the way you came
Babylon is laid to waste Egypt's buried in her shame
Their mighty men are beaten down the kings are fallen in the ways
Oh God the pride of man broken in the dust again

Turn around go back down go back the way you came
Terror is on everyside though the leaders are dismayed
Those who put their faith in fire in fire their faith shall be repaid
Oh God the pride of man broken in the dust again 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:22 | 949535 downwiththebanks
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What's going on?  I'm watching live footage from Tahrir Square right now and they're not leaving.

I thought the CIA and the NED told them to go, since it's all over.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:33 | 949577 Fix It Again Timmy
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1.7 million employees of the secret police now can sell Amway products - this is the end of the beginning, step two coming up...-20

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:39 | 949607 Temporalist
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Mubarak's or Mustafa's demise:

"Can someone call an ambulance I'm in quite a lot of pain!"

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:44 | 949631 Temporalist
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"U.S. Trying To Impose It Own Solution" Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:47 | 949655 sabra1
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isn't Suleiman related to octomom?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:50 | 949663 alfred b.
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  .... Suleiman instead of Moobarak....why that would be like having Obama take over from g w bush !!!

The flow of money remains intact.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:54 | 949688 Dr. Porkchop
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It's the Gambinos instead of the Bonanos.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 12:57 | 949715 Astute Investor
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How many suitcases will Mubarak need to transport his $50 billion in ill-gotten gains?  He better fly Southwest or the baggage fees will eat him alive.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:04 | 949740 serotonindumptruck
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I'm sure the US Navy will help him out. Those CH-46's can handle quite the payload.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:15 | 949795 Astute Investor
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America's Navy:  A Global Force For Good

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:28 | 949867 Bob
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How 'bout we just put a battle group off the coast of Israel, formally announce that we're protecting Israel against aggressors to "protect the peace", and leave the Arabs alone?

Oh, yeah, the military-industrial complex.  Our leading export sector.

If a magical cure for war were developed, the inventor would instantly become the most vulnerable--and quickly dead--man on the planet.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 14:04 | 950004 Hephasteus
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Tiger by the tail. They won't ever let go or they face being devoured. But if they would let go they wouldn't be devoured. So they keep continueing on till the only recourse is being devoured, making it seem wise to to do so.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 14:16 | 950054 Bob
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I'm afraid we can only dream of a devouring peace.

But surely we could play with fire, right?

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 14:37 | 950165 serotonindumptruck
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The last time I was in Haifa, the ancient, manmade coastal ramparts and the more recently installed gun batteries seemed more than adequate for repelling invaders.

That shitty little country can take care of itself. 

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 13:36 | 949901 jmc8888
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And food prices still won't go down

So how long until Egypt: The Revolution: Part II; hunger

Who knows? Only the Shadow Bernanke knows.


Thu, 02/10/2011 - 14:10 | 949994 TruthInSunshine
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Egypt is the world's largest importer of wheat.

Also, Ben S. Bernanke, genius and precision-modeling economist par excellence, has stated that there's inflation in Egypt because they buy their food with Egyptian pounds, and not U.S. Dollars:

Bernanke Takes Credit for Stocks' Rally, Disavows Commodities' Rise - He also noted that Egyptians buy food using their local currency


Ben Bernanke's past gems of wisdom:

Bernanke 2005-2007-I Have Confidence in Bank Regulators and There's No Bubble in Housing


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