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Mubarak announces he will not step down. 3 million very angry protesters coming up next.
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He will say how deeply he loves his country and that all the Egyptians are his 'children' and he is sad to have to 'retire', but that he leaves his best man in charge to make sure the people don't 'suffer'
I wonder if dictators like him are so narcissistic and removed from reality that they actually believe that the people love them.
Boss Mubarak: Omar, I can't get a days work done for all the good citizens coming in here to harass me about crime in Tahrir Square. Some even go so far as to accuse Tammany of connivance in this so-called rampant criminality. What am I to do? I can't have this. Something has to be done. Omar the Butcher: What do you have in mind? Boss Mubarak: I don't know. I think maybe we should hang someone. Omar the Butcher: Who? Boss Mubarak: No one important, necessarily. Average men will do. Back alley amusers with no affiliations. Omar the Butcher: How many? Boss Mubarak: Three or four. Omar the Butcher: Which? Boss Mubarak: Four.
Mubarak invites his murder as he announces he will live and die in Egypt. "I will not leave Egypt until I am buried in the ground". Guess he didn't go to Germany after all.
More protests, looking to put his head on a spear. Bad.
The attempt to incite anger at all the embarrassment from "outside" Egypt will not work. Unnacceptable to Arab street. Badly played. Hope for military coup vs full scale anarchy as street will errupt and explodes.
There's one Fucker who may come to regret not Jumping when he had the chance.
Yeah, Mubarak just said he wants to die in Egypt. I guess he is a man determined to meet his fate.
This narrows down the outcome to two final scenarios:
1) Military crushes the revolt, killing thousands of Egyptians
2) Protesters resort to full blown violence and overthrow the regime
Either way, the long-term outcome of both scenarios will result in Egypt being taken over by the most anti-American regime west of the Tigris River
And I would add that a military smashdown does not end this REVOLUTION any more than the July Days ended the one back in 1917.
+ 1 to anyone who can throw out a GONY reference.
WikiLeaks: Omar Suleiman, Egypt Vice President, Favored Over Mubarak By Israel
"I wonder if dictators like him are so narcissistic and removed from reality that they actually believe that the people love them."
Just like the majority of our corporate CEOs.
Elvis has left the building!!!
oh wait, correction, the gold has left the country!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Elvis is back onstage for a encore!!!!
obama made him wait till the market closed to give the speech
Bull!! Hosni wipes his ass with the likes of Obama.
READ THIS ARTICLE:
The Chinese government has reportedly decided to spend $1 billion to battle the drought plaguing huge areas in the north, as wheat prices continued their climb and the UN warned of serious consequences for the winter harvest.
The drought is the worst in six decades in many areas, and has left a swathe of grain-producing regions reeling from a lack of any significant rainfall in more than three months.
The money will be spent to divert water to affected areas, construct emergency wells and irrigation facilities, and take other measures, the State Council, or the Cabinet, said in a statement on Wednesday after an executive meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao.
The move was included in a 10-measure package to spur grain production and tackle the persisting drought, which poses a grave threat to wheat production.
The worst affected areas are shown below:
Eight major grain-producing provinces, including Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei and Shanxi, have been affected. Together they produce more than 80 percent of China’s winter wheat. By Wednesday, a total of 7.8 million hectares of winter wheat had been affected by the drought in the eight provinces, accounting for 42.4 percent of their total wheat-sown area, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The State Council warned the situation could worsen, saying rainfall across northern China for the foreseeable future would remain “persistently below normal levels and major rivers will continue to be generally dry”. Some 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock are suffering from drinking water shortages, official figures showed. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) also issued a warning on Tuesday over the impact on the winter wheat crop.
The situation in the regions could become critical if temperatures dropped further this month and a spring drought followed the winter one, the FAO said. Footage from CCTV on Wednesday showed withered crops in parched farmland in Shandong. Wheat prices in China have also been rising rapidly in the last few months. Average flour prices in the country rose more than 8 percent in January from the previous two months, the FAO said.
It's almost hard to believe in the logical conclusion to all this. There's nothing new under the sun, and it has all been played out before, just not with iCrap and the internets and... and... the sheer NUMBERS of people potentially affected by the outcome.
Against my own nature, I am planting and scrimping and saving and preparing for... what?. I don't know. Just, Something. Something different in terms what anyone currently alive has ever seen before.
But still: To actually live to see a time like that which is coming? A curse and a privilege. I tell the kids in class that things look to become potentially difficult. Harder. More character-bearing. But in the end, if your mind is right, and your body sound, these are the times that define generations, even cultures.
"May you live in interesting times..."
Absolutelly foolish not to prepare, for anything. I give you couple of examples. During the recent "climate change" induced cold front that hit the south, my small town found itself lan locked (snow) with no electricity, and natural gas line could not keep up with the demand, so the utility rolled sporadic shut offs of the gas (most homes use gas to heat). Not a good thing at 0 degrees. So, out came the sleeping bags and hot water bags from storage and the coleman stove. Boil some water, fill the water bags, throw in the slepping bag. Repeat once per family member. We all slept toasty. Score one for dad. Week after, a nearby refinery announced that they had sustained heavy damage and would not be able to supply gasoline to the local stations for a couple of days. Population panicked and we had lines in the gas station. Out comes the 30 gallons of stabil laced gasoline out of storage. Tied everyone up for work commutes until we gas stations went back to normal. Fuel cans back full and stabil added. Score second touchdown for old dad.
STOP THE PRESS! HE SAID HE WILL NEVER STEP DOWN!
Dog and pony SHOW. They should add this in with Jersey Shore, A Idol, and the Bernank's new reality hit called, "I changed my name to JOKE: Because Im a fuckin JOKE"
Bernanke should show his love for his numbers like Chad Johnson did.
If he was ocho cinco, I guess Bernanke would be 'Quintillion'.
I have had enough time since you rabble organized a couple of weeks back, Treasury properly looted. Adios Mofos!
Hosehead Mubarak today, Janet Nazi Napolitano tomorrow.
Clinton was never held responsible for Waco. He let Reno take the fall.
From one puppet to another, same shit different smell, blah, blah, blah.
The media did a pretty good job about hyping this one up. Maybe the speech is a thank you to all who helped fund his sweet retirement fund: $70-80Bln.
Or a PsyOp to antagonize the Revolutionaries in order to legitimize a crackdown.
Kindly put that Gold bar down and step slowly away from the stash.
ever seen a tall one?
Ya. Being tall is only a privelage to a few special races.
Greeks pork sheep.
imf just announced problems ahead with dollar as reserve currency
it can be found on CNN money the easiest or google imf dollar reserve currency to see many links
Here's one article... global currency... good times http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/8316834/International-Monetary-Fund-director-Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-calls-for-new-world-currency.html
Did they announce that nobody gives a fuck about the IMF.
just keep on ignoring the red warning light tracers... you're a real patriot. Keep it up my friend.
1. Hosni bails
2. U.S. seats the next puppet
3. Egyptians freak, riot, shut down Suez
4. WW3 commences
5. Rahm Emmanuel suspends mayoral campaign, reports to IDF for active duty
6. DOW 20,000
7. Fed moves all loses from fed to treasury.
Can someone tell me how the market benefits from this announcement when it never sold off in connection with Egypt to being with. It sold off two Friday's ago but has risen sharply every since as the S&P is up over 43 points following the 23 point sell off on January 28th.
sure, just tune into CNBC at about 4:15 and you'll get all the propaganda you can handle. Mubarak speaks as the market closes at 4 (even though we've been waiting for hours, just like last time). The market rises suddenly into close like yesterday. Then the CNBC propaganda starts about why this is "all good for stocks." We might even see the White House or Shillary Cunton speak sometime between 4:15 and when Cramer comes on at 6pm to reinforce that now is the time to buy buy buy....
It's times like these I wonder if I would be better off not having a functioning memory...
You're the only one left still watching that network.
Hey 220, 221, whatever it takes.
Cisco down nearly 15%, yet the S&P and DOW flat, the market has totally shattered. This is wrong on every level, and I can't believe that nobogy questions it.
Cisco down nearly 15%, yet the S&P and DOW flat, the market has totally shattered. This is wrong on every level, and I can't believe that nobody questions it.
Heretics get rounded up first. Any other questions?
I wonder what Glenn Beck will say now. "The Muslim Brotherhood,communists,right wing militias,unions want to create a super duper islamic caliphate from here to Jupiter. Then take over the universe!"
The people in Egypt just want freedom from a dictator that is all. Besides who cares about the middle east anyway? We have an open border,burdensome governemnt, a massive military industrial complex,an anti gun president,massive debt,and crazy neo cons(Palin,Hannity,Beck,Savage,Bachman) who want war with Iran,liberals who want big govt and contiuation of the welfare state. Foreign military aid is welfare. We should end this entitlemnt at once. Israel has 500 nukes,powerful military,vibrant economy and we still give them militay aid while no nation in the mideast will invade that nation. We should stop being globocop,and bring our troops home. We need the return of a non-internventionst foreign policy.
We need a man in the White House, don't we?
"You won't have Hosni to kick around anymore because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."
Hosni's waiting for the NY close. He did the same 2 weeks ago. Imean what leader addresses his country at ONE A.M. local?
One who tapes his message beforehand to ensure he is fully out of Egyptian air space before it airs.
william the bastard, I believe you are correct about that. The stench from this thing rises.
Good point. Stick save in the ES.
Umm.... add 7 to 4 and you get 11.
It wasn't even midnight Cairo-time.
Its not time yet.
2/11/2011 isn't for another hour in Egypt..
Look for it 5 pm est
Funny you should say it's not time. Because it's TIME.
From now 2-11-2011 until 10-28-2011 is a 260 day period of chaotic change. This period will be chaotic because the vast majority (98%) do not have a clue as to why this is happening and that being the case this time we enter will tend to generate "negative" manifestations. The crazier people become the more chaotic the events will become. This period is NOT being caused by the normal drivers of human events ... the movement of planets around the sun.. the cycles that people are used to as "normal" come from that.. What we have at hand now can be considered a galactic (fractal sacred math) influence and is NOT connected directly to astronomical alignments.
HomoPsychoticus is dying.
Ramp up to infinite change in a day or an hour or a second 11/11/11. The lowest arc of the time shell that follows fib sequences for it's intensity ratios.
Markets are going hit the eject button on the plane and it's time to ride the crazy chair. My guess is inda gets really choppy next week. Then probably china next.
wtf is this tinfoil astrology OD?
Astrology is very tin foil all year. It won't work at all. If you've ever wanted to ridicule it, now's your time because they'll be struggling to find meaning in chaotic events and won't be able to do it.
He's not stepping down... fake elections to come in September... reprisals to follow immediately after broadcast.
I think he said in Arabic: "thanks for the memories, now I'm going to Disney Land beeotches..OUT"
He's not leaving...
read 'looting not complete'.
He's not stepping down -- gonna be alot of pissed off protesters now...
That will light things up.
doesn't sound like he's stepping down. sounds more like he's tacking into the anti-west wind.
Don't worry Mubarak, you can take over the job of President of the U.S.A when Obumma gets the push. From one tin corrupt banana republic to another, you'll well qualified... it's not like you have to be born an American to be president of the U.S.A. either.
Listening to Mubarak, he doesn't seem to grasp the concept of statesmanship.
He should be the President of Guantanamo Bay.
You never know, they just might outsource the Presidentecy to some corporation.
I see Obama becoming President over the UN or some other country where he looks like rge indigeous people.The Clintons, too.
Yes politics is going international and corporations will be given voting rights based on how many they employ. Its only fare!
This ain't no resignation speech.
what a bastard
And damn good looking too!!
Crowd is getting antsy
Mubarak still tries to be in power? He is the most fucking lunatic on this planet!
Dick Cheny likes him.
Marshall Law - "we are here to help"
Wow. Lots of shoe-waving going on...
OW WOO that smell,
It sounds like Chavez wrote this speech.....it just rambles on...wierd...well..the fights are on tonight boys and girls..got popcorn..
well that sort of guarantees the Suez shuts down in the next couple of hours.....
what happened to the warships we had on the way there?
Just parked, calling their bluff.
he pulled a pomo!
His dumb ass needs to pull a false flag attack on his people.
Then they will believe that they are indangered. He can call Bush/Cheny and get the entire playbook.
Except Chavez came to power due to a revolution.
At the third drop of the gavel at the NYSE (16:00 exactly) Mubi mentioned that the powers wshall be transfered to the Vice President.
"I will not leave Egypt until I am buried underneath it."
As you wish...
ending that his son will not leave the homeland
Mubarak is either idiot or wants to see more blood.
He wants a reason to crack down.
He's gonna get it.
The Hosni Mubarak dance as performed by Eddie House of The Miami Heat
That's not a happy crowd.
And blood will start now....Next minutes.
This maybe a clue.....
CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appears poised to cede power after 17 days of massive citizen demonstrations, with the country's military saying the longtime leader would meet protesters' demands and CIA director Leon Panetta saying Mubarak could step aside as soon as Thursday night.
CIA Director Leon Panetta had the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl.
2 NFC teams?
Remember this is a guvmint employee he's talking about.
LOL, explains a lot.
is Wolf Blitzer the dumbest bulb on the planet?!?
He's not as bad as Obermann, Maddow and Matthews.
I wasn't talking about his ideology
There is left, there is right, but whatever one thinks about left vs. right, there is also bare bones dumb. On that one, Wolf rings the bell.
Now its time to rumble-try 20-30 million pissed off people
That's ballsy, trite and vindictive. I like this guy. He knows the seething peons will all act out now and end up getting riddled, crushed and burned. Then the survivors get to starve. Just his own little goodbye present to those that bruised his ego.
Here is more ballsy excuse's from cftc=always an excuse just like Mubarek
Why am I reminded of Nixon's 'not a crook' speech?
Give 'em hell Hosni! He'd make a redneck proud!
I don't even think the crowd will accept Suliman. They want to clean house. They're also looking at Tunisia and seeing the results of a 'transitional solution' where an old crony takes over after the leader goes. Tunisians are still revolting and turmoil is persisting
There's gonna be some shitkicking in the old town tonite !!!
So long suckers, I got 50 billion and get a new dictator.
Brilliant speech Mubi, thanks for all your efforts these last 30 years.
Yeah, just when they thought they had won. And the Army is supposed to be on their side--what next, a massacre or a coup?
Can we get an updated show thrower index chart?
At the end of revolutions, the ones who start them are rarely the ones who get the power/control.
The only examples that I can come up with where comunist regimes and they always got backing of the USSR.
Al-Qaeda recruitment bonanza.
Mubarak won't leave---another insight into the arrogant, egotistical, vain, narcissistic, POS (piece of ...), peverse mind that is common in people who abuse power!
On the Dictator meter Mubarak rings the bell at 10!!
This is what you look for in your dictator, a complete fcuk off!! to the people.
In the Dictator rotissere league Hosni is moving up with a rocket!! One Mubarak now commands the entire Kirchner family, a Raul Castro AND a Medvedev!!!
And the stock market is open Saturdays in Egypt.
After every major Egyptian city bursts into flames following Friday prayers, we'll see about that.
Hosni not happy with his 'pay package' from US Treasury. Holding out for more: 'how much do you love me, Barry?'
Bad move on Mubarak side. The guy does not learn history. Now, things may turn ugly as it happened in Romania after Soviet Union colapse in 1989.
They are saying that they will do whatever is necessary to ensure the peaceful transition...
which means they are positioning to be able frame all continued protest as a barrier to peace, which is something the US will gladly get behind.
That is all assuming that the place doesn't burn to the ground in the next 24hrs.
Bottom line: they don't have a fucking clue how to deal with the REVOLUTION.
No it'll be a gun turret puke party
Nothing will be left of the palace, the dumbass, and half the protestors.
That's the evil part here, he had a chance to exit quietly and get hunted down properly and quietly with a steak knife.
Not they'll just lynch the dumbass, kill his family, etc
Do you think Erin Burnett is on her way back to Cairo?
Chances are pretty good Erin is on her back.
As far as Cairo goes, who knows? She does get around.
What a dick, just like all Israel-first traitors.
I smell a good ol texan barbecue with a tree, a piece of rope, a dumbass and a crowd of pissed off hungry zombies
Suleiman telling the slaves to go home and go back to work. I hope they hang him, too.
What we saw tonight with Mubarak’s speech was a sham. Nothing has changed; this will lead to further chaos. Instead of telling the people he was going to stay through September, perhaps he should have told them he will restore the internet and give them back their Facebook:
it's the Time Magazine 'Man of the Year/Decade/Century' award's gone to his head ...i mean if you're on the cover of Time (like Obama and Bernanke) you're clearly a 'God' with no flies living the perfect life right??
This is what I call to be glued to the throne.
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