Watch Hosni Mubarak's Address To Nation Live

Tyler Durden's picture

Any minute, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is address the nation in a speech in which he may or may not announce he will step down, but one in which he most certainly will state that he is not running for presidential reelection. We are not sure what this slap of a gesture toward the Egyptian people is expected to achieve: that is the equivalent of hiring Ben Bernanke as your advisor on how to economize on toner ink.

Reuters (after the jump) will carry the full address.

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Cocomaan's picture

"President Obama has been contact with me for the past few hours. After some discussion, I have been given permission to step down, provided I make sure that my VP or my PM will become President. Thank you for all your support over these decades. God Bless Me, and God Bless Egypt."

Henry Chinaski's picture

He will step down AND run. 

Like Ben Ali. 

unwashedmass's picture


did our assholes tell him to wait till the US markets were closed?

all hell is going to break loose if this guy doesn't resign....

unwashedmass's picture


did our assholes tell him to wait till the US markets were closed?

all hell is going to break loose if this guy doesn't resign....

Henry Chinaski's picture

To see the way it is being played in the news, you would think he already resigned.  And this administration is like Jimmy Carter all over again.

Hey Assholes's picture

He needs Obama's permission.

What is wrong with that? Our tax dollars bought and paid for him - he is our boy. Now we have to make a new one. 

The demands of empire never stop.

tellsometruth's picture



Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The question isn't really if Mubarak is gone. The question is who will replace him. And what's for breakfast, lunch and dinner until then in Egypt.

Remember that this started as riots and protests over food. How will a change in leadership alleviate these shortages?

redpill's picture

And on an olfactory note, where are the million people milling about central Cairo going to the bathroom?

jus_lite_reading's picture

The Egyptians are rioting against the wrong individual- they should riot against BENron!

tellsometruth's picture

american job, but heck we got the 99ers so 

Hey Assholes's picture

We in the US should already be rioting against the Bernank and the government.

Ah well, how about that Super Bowl!

faustian bargain's picture

Food shortages, inflation, and unemployment.

I, too, wish the cause of these underlying issues wouldn't get ignored while the mainstream media sells this as a "people power" political revolution. But I don't have much hope.

Meanwhile, rice up ~15% so far in 2011.

Shameful's picture


If it is ordered then there is a good chance the Us or IMF will provide assistance. Thinks are tough all over so some gifts, but also loans. Now I'm sure Egypt has a few assets they can collateralize a food loan, like their gold for example. It's just a barbarous relic sitting there. Personally I would take the Pyramids, imagine how impressive it would be for Strauss-Khan to tell the ladies "Why yes I do own the Pyramids!"

Also if was the House of Saud I would be dumping money at grain, for my own people and as a gift to the people of Egypt to show "solidarity". Worth spending a few ducats to keep the masses from trying to mess with your business of pumping that sweet crude. Oh and using my US connections to get sound cannons and the pain rays. I had friends work on those devilish things, and I'm sure Uncle Sugar is willing to export.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"Why yes I do own the Pyramids!"

Is that a pyramid in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

BTW is there really a shortage of food world wide or just a shortage at the older lower prices? Call me cynical but this is just an excuse to charge more for the things the world needs. I suspect 50" LCD TV's can be had for a reasonable price in Egypt.

Shameful's picture

I'm not seeing it as a shortage. I see it as a bumper harvest of fiat, and no harvest of grain can compete with that. Also have to remember that in many of the big boys eyes there is entirely to many people on this planet. Starvation is one hell of an effective way to kill, even more efficient then war and with no clear "bad guy". And even more then in war the people will agree to anything when they are hungry.

Pyramid in the pants, shopping for pants is a nightmare, and the tailors immediately freak out...

GDE's picture

This is not about food ! The regime change in Egypt was planned for the past three years by the US.

Egypt protests: America's secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising


The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.


alien-IQ's picture

and yet, regardless of what he announces...somehow, I'm sure the market will see that as cause to rally into the close while further shanking the USD ever closer to Zimbabwe territory.

but I might grab a few SPY puts...just in case.

Gubbmint Cheese's picture

agreed CD - "the devil you know..." and all that jazz.



mmlevine's picture

After reading ZH for over 1.5 years, I always wondered what "After the Jump" meant.  Anyone help?

Cocomaan's picture

It means that the original post is truncated on the front page, so once you click "read more", you see the rest of the article.

Mad Max's picture

It means that...

You need to start thinking with portals.


faustian bargain's picture

In this case it apparently means they forgot to put the link on this page...unless they did it while I was typing this response.

Convolved Man's picture

Following a hyperlink as if jumping through hyperspace.

Use the Google, Luke.

Bob's picture

Sad that we can't even get Americans to slip a jock strap over their pants to make a statement about airport patdowns. 

It looks to me like the problem is our middle class.  They're co-opted bitches. 

merehuman's picture

i am a 60 year old white man. I wish to go to Germany soon and expect i will dress in a burka, The   the beekeepers suit full blown, they wont know i am a man until they do the patdown at which time i will laugh my ass off. I intend to have fun at their expense and I have an infectuous laughter tho its loud. Lol

Fuckem if they cant take a joke.


faustian bargain's picture

I hope that makes the news...too funny.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Take two viagra about an hour before the pat down.


spongeBOB's picture

Ha ha haaaaa....Boiiiiiiing

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Don't forget the metal cock ring.

Cpl Hicks's picture

Are they in diameter?

Shell Game's picture

Nice.  I intend to take the 'blue pill', literally.  Then request a pat down and watch their discomfort as they negotiate the hard on...

iDealMeat's picture

They can't take a joke. You'll be held for questioning, psychological evaluation, and background check.

Then you'll miss your flight.

Hope you weren't planning on traveling with family as they will be forced to make a decision to stay or leave you.

You'll lose the money you paid for the flight.. 

joke is on you...



Convolved Man's picture

Make sure you have a friend video tape it for posting on YouTube.

If they beat you down or strip search you, your defiance will be our rallying cry for justice.

P.S.  Do not try this in Germany, they definitely have no sense of humour at their check points.

palmereldritch's picture

Sad that we can't even get Americans to slip a jock strap over their pants to make a statement about airport patdowns.

Jock straps Zombie-style my droogs



Ragnarok's picture

"Please give me time to take my possessions, some gold and not have my assests frozen."

roymunnson's picture

Mubarak announcement

roymunnson's picture

Mubarak will announce that he will not be running for re-election which has now been rescheduled for Dec 22nd 2012

alien-IQ's picture

I can't imagine that would be sufficient or acceptable at this point. The people have come this far and really put themselves at risk...I think anything short of his immediate resignation would inflame the situation.

spongeBOB's picture

Mubarak not running in the next elections is not new news. He already decided not to run a while back. People are worried he is grooming his son to take his place.

bpj's picture

I think "after the jump" is info added later

Convolved Man's picture

I am surprised the World Bank has not pressed for U.S. funded global SNAP cards.  Surely, Obama's or Bernanke's visage would have replaced all those of local potentates and gods.

Misean's picture

Isn't this the time in the movies where the evil emperor's secret weapon comes on line?


bpj's picture

blogs usually allow you to separate a post into two parts, one an excerpt that gets posted to the main page and to RSS, and the other a continuation with the main text of the article. 'After the jump' usually refers to the part that you see after you click 'read more...'. "Below the fold" means the same thing on some sites.