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Egypt Protests - Pt 3

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February 06, 2011

February 05, 2011

  • Hosni Mubarak family's $70 billion fortune
    Egyptian President Hosni MubarakPresident Hosni Mubarak's family, his wife Suzanne Mubarak and his two sons Gamal Mubarak and Alaa Mubarak are estimated worth 70 billion dollars, Guardian reports.
  • It's not radical Islam that worries the US – it's independence
    The nature of any regime it backs in the Arab world is secondary to control. Subjects are ignored until they break their chains.
  • US to Jewish leaders: We won't recognize Muslim Brotherhod
    The White House is seeking to reassure Jewish leaders concerned about the turmoil in Egypt, telling them in a conference call late Wednesday that US policy is not to deal with the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Egypt: Exchanging a Dictator for a Torturer
    As it now stands, the United States appears content to contemplate exchanging Hosni Mubarak for Egypt's new Vice President, Omar Suleiman, the Egyptian spy master--that is, one dictator for another-- to maintain the status quo. Of course, Israel must sign off on this deal, assuring the U.S. that Egypt can remain as its main base in the region, straddling as it does North Africa and the Middle East. Without it, the U.S. would most definitely have to rethink its entire neo-colonial policies in the region.
  • Egypt ruling party leaders resign but regime holds
    The leadership of Egypt's ruling party stepped down Saturday as the military figures spearheading the transition tried to placate protesters without giving them the one resignation they demand, President Hosni Mubarak's. The United States gave key backing to the regime's gradual changes, warning of the dangers if Mubarak goes too quickly.
  • US disowns envoy comment on Hosni Mubarak
    The US state department has distanced itself from comments by a US special envoy, to the effect that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should stay in office during a power transition.111rrrrrrr
  • U.S.: Mubarak must stay in power to steer reform in Egypt
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak must stay in power for the time being to steer changes needed for political transition, U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy for Egypt said on Saturday.
  • Cairo protesters hold firm
    Tens of thousands in Tahrir Square demand that President Mubarak quit, as the ruling party's top leadership resigns.
  • Blast at gas terminal in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
    An explosion went off at a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula today, setting off a massive fire that could be seen dozens of miles away, officials and witnesses said.
  • Egypt pipeline blast affects Jordan
  • Saboteurs attack Egypt gas pipeline to Jordan
    Unknown saboteurs attacked an Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to Jordan, forcing authorities to switch off gas supply from a twin pipeline to Israel, an official told AFP.
  • Exhausted, scared and trapped, protesters put forward plan for future
    On a day of drama and confusion in Cairo, opponents of the Mubarak regime propose a new kind of politics.
  • Egypt's generals seek ways to ease Mubarak out with his dignity intact
    Mubarak's hours and days are numbered. The Americans have made up their minds and are encouraging the army to form a national unity government. The likely outcome is that Vice-President Omar Suleiman becomes the new president with the top military brass retaining key positions.
  • Regime Seeks an Exit for Mubarak
    Authorities Weigh Figurehead Role for President, After Protesters in Cairo Survive Crackdown and Push for His Ouster

February 04, 2011

February 03, 2011

  • White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak's Exit
    The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military, administration officials and Arab diplomats said Thursday.
  • "Friday of Departure" Protesters' Moment of Truth
    For 10 days, violent protests have engulfed Egypt, calling for the resignation of embattled president Hosni Mubarak, killing at least eight and wounding hundreds as increasing lawlessness, looting and arson continues. Friday will be the moment of truth for both sides as pro-democracy protesters have declared call for all Egyptians to descend on Mubarak's palace in Heliopolis, the People's Assembly and the television building that afternoon.
  • Nobel winner Mohamed ElBaradei hints at running for Egyptian presidency
    The former head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has rocked Egypt's political landscape by saying he will try to run against the country's President of 29 years in next year's elections.
  • ElBaradei: A contentious consensus figure for opposition
    Former-IAEA chief attempts to calm fears that a new government would be hostile to the West.
  • Mubarak: 'If I Resign Today There Will Be Chaos'
    In an Exclusive Interview, Egypt's President Says He's Fed Up and Wants to Resign, "But Cannot for Fear of the Country Falling into Chaos."

  • U.S. Increases Pressure on Egypt Military to Accelerate Mubarak Departure
    The Obama administration is increasingly counting on the Egyptian military to contain violence in Egypt and help accelerate President Hosni Mubarak's departure, as the U.S. braces for growing protests in the country.
  • Is there a coup brewing in Egypt's Army?
    The Egyptian Army's passivity in the bloody protests suggests an internal conflict of agendas, one which could inspire a coup by lower-level officers, a former Army Commander tells Channel 4 News.
  • Crackdown in Egypt Widens to Foreign Observers
    The Egyptian government broadened its crackdown of a 10-day uprising that has shaken its rule Thursday, arresting journalists and human rights activists, while offering more concessions in a bid to win support from a population growing frustrated with a reeling economy and scenes of chaos in the streets.
  • Suleiman: Muslim Brotherhood invited to meet with gov't
    Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman said Thursday that the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most organized opposition movement, has been invited to meet with the new government as part of a national dialogue with all parties.
  • The New Face of Revolution: After Tunisia and Egypt, the World
    Coverage by U.S. state-controlled media of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt is too dim by half: they say it's an Arab thing. So it is. But not for long. The problems that triggered the latest uprisings, rising inequality of income, frozen credit markets, along with totally unresponsive government, span the globe. To be sure, the first past-due regimes to be overthrown may be the most brutal U.S.
  • The west's itch to meddle is no help. Leave Egypt alone
    We are hypocrites. We cheer on the brave Tunisians and Egyptians as they assert the revolutionary power of the street. Hands off, we cry. Let them do it their way. It has taken a long time, but let the people get the credit and be strengthened thereby.
  • Egypt's blood is on Obama's hands
    The United States and Israel were caught off-guard by the size and ferocity of the demonstrations in Egypt, but they have since regained their balance and caught up to events. The two allies have settled on a strategy to preserve the Mubarak dictatorship (in some form) and assure that US-Israel regional hegemony will not be challenged. Thus, the Obama administration will continue to offer lip-service to democracy and human rights, while coordinating efforts with Mubarak to maintain Washington's stranglehold on power in Cairo. Make no mistake about it: this could be like the 1953 Operation Ajax in Iran. The US is now arranging for a coup against the will of the Egyptian people.. It requires utmost vigilance and steadfastness and thus far those qualities have been abundant among the Egyptian people. This move by Obama towards Egypt can be described as criminal because it will lead to blood on the streets...
  • Robert Fisk: Obama Administration Has Been Gutless and Cowardly in Dealing with the Mubarak Regime
    Obama has lost an opportunity to back a democratic movement in the Middle East.

  • Egypt army moves to stop assault on protesters
    Egypt's prime minister apologized for an attack by government supporters on protesters in a surprising show of contrition Thursday, and the government offered more concessions to try to calm the wave of demonstrations demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
  • Egypt PM 'sorry' for violence
  • Pro-Mubarak rioters chase reporters in Cairo hotels
    Egyptian military arrests foreign media after attacks; State Department condemns "campaign to intimidate int'l journalists."
  • US response to Egypt draws criticism in Israel
    President Barack Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt is drawing fierce criticism in Israel, where many view the U.S. leader as a political naif whose pressure on a stalwart ally to hand over power is liable to backfire.
  • Shippers Concerned Over Possible Suez Canal Disruptions
    As violence has broken out in Egypt, concern has turned to the risk of the blocking of the Suez Canal or nearby pipelines, which could pose a threat to world energy supplies.
  • UN to evacuate staff from Egypt
  • New Premier Apologizes as Violence Escalates
    Europe, U.S. Push for Speedier Regime Change As Rival Camps Clash in Egypt's Streets.
  • Challenging America's Pharaoh
    Anyone who has lived in Egypt for an extended period of time or has traveled there for extended stays over the past thirty years should not be surprised at the current uprising. The only surprising thing is that this uprising didn't happen years or decades sooner.
  • Media in the line of fire in Egypt
    Domestic and foreign journalists have come under siege amid the turmoil in Egypt.
  • Robert Fisk: Blood and fear in Cairo's streets as Mubarak's men crack down on protests
    "President" Hosni Mubarak's counter-revolution smashed into his opponents yesterday in a barrage of stones, cudgels, iron bars and clubs, an all-day battle in the very centre of the capital he claims to rule between tens of thousands of young men, both – and here lies the most dangerous of all weapons – brandishing in each other's faces the banner of Egypt.
  • Running battles rage in Cairo
    Violence continues between pro-democracy protesters and loyalists of Hosni Mubarak near capital's Tahrir Square.

February 02, 2011

February 01, 2011

January 31, 2011

  • Al Jazeera's web journalists in Cairo visit the heart of Egypt's ongoing protest movement the night before what organisers hope will be the biggest demonstration yet.

  • Mid-East contagion fears for Saudi oil fields
    Risk analysts and intelligence agencies fear that Egypt's uprising may set off escalating protests in the tense Shia region of Saudi Arabia, home to the world's richest oilfields.
  • Israel urges world to curb criticism of Egypt's Mubarak
    Jerusalem seeks to convince its allies that it is in the West's interest to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime.
  • Who's Hillary Clinton Kidding on Egypt?
    But he served Washington's needs for the past 30 years, and he was happy to cash his almost $2 billion annual bribe that went by the name of U.S. aid. The Egyptians in the street understand that. And they see how halting and pathetic the response has been from the Obama Administration, which has taken forever to prepare to kiss Mubarak goodbye.
  • Egypt set for mass protest as army rules out force
    Egypt's army gave a powerful boost to the country's opposition last night by announcing that it would not use force to silence "legitimate" demands for democratic reforms in the Arab world's largest nation.
  • Is the Game Really Over for Mubarak?
    As I write this on January 31, 2011, Al-Jazeera English is ireporting that six of its reporters have been arrested by the Egyptian military. Meanwhile there has been ongoing speculation as to whether or not the Egyptian military will support the ongoing protests against the Mubarak regime. The live video feed via internet is broadcasting protests across the nation. The protests are growing in front of the camera's eye.
  • Israel shocked by Obama's "betrayal" of Mubarak
    If Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is toppled, Israel will lose one of its very few friends in a hostile neighborhood and President Barack Obama will bear a large share of the blame, Israeli pundits said on Monday.
  • The Egyptian masses won't play ally to Israel
    As long as the masses in Egypt and in the entire Arab world continue seeing the images of tyranny and violence from the occupied territories, Israel will not be able to be accepted, even it is acceptable to a few regimes.
  • Egypt protesters call for 'million man march'
    A sea of protesters have flooded Cairo on Monday for a seventh day of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's regime and called for a rolling general strike until the veteran leader stands down.
  • Egypt opposition calls for 1 million on streets
  • More than 2,400 Americans seek Egypt evacuation
  • The Egyptian Intifada; Mubarak's Time Is Up
    Stocks plunged on Friday following a fifth day of protests in Cairo. Oil shot up more than $3 per barrel as investors grew nervous about potential disruptions to supply. The Dow Jones tumbled 166 points by day's end.
  • Rude Awakening! Who's Behind The Uprising In Egypt?
    Eyes fixed on Egypt, the consensus is that we are witnessing a global awakening. Mesmerized by the crowds, mainstream media reports, and 'pundits' analysis, we have abandoned our ability to think critically -- we fail to ask the right question: Why is the mainstream media in the U.S., the propaganda apparatus of the State and interest groups, condemning the Egyptian leader -- America and Israel's most subservient ally?
  • In Egypt, Still Read It, Watch It, Rebuild It
    With Al-Jazeera banned and the Internet largely down, information is still making its way out of Egypt. The country's print front pages are here, Al-Jazeera still has live coverage here, the Guardian's live coverage is here, internet activists from Anonymous and We Rebuild offer ways to get online.
  • Tunisia's Spark and Egypt's Flame: the Middle East is Rising
    Is this how empires end, with people flooding the streets, demanding the resignation of their leaders and forcing local dictators out? Maybe not entirely, but the breadth and depth of the spreading protests, the helplessness of the U.S.-backed governments to stop them, and the rapidly diminishing ability of the United States to protect its long-time clients, are certainly resulting in a level of revolutionary fervor not visible in the Middle East in a generation.

January 30, 2011

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