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Walk Like an Egyptian
Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 11, 2011 | James Taranto

Posted on 02/11/2011 1:40:49 PM PST by La Enchiladita

It seems he's really gone. "President Hosni Mubarak succumbed to the demands of hundreds of thousands of his countrymen Friday and resigned from office, bringing to an end three decades of autocratic rule," The Wall Street Journal reports.

For the moment, at least, autocratic rule is giving way to military rule: "Because of the current circumstances in the country the president . . . has decided to step down, and the higher command of the army is taking control of the country," Vice President Omar Suleiman announced.

The announcement was supposed to have been delivered yesterday by Mubarak himself--or at least so everyone thought, including Leon Panetta, the U.S. director of central intelligence, who testified yesterday before the House Intelligence Committee. "Panetta helped touch off an avalanche of erroneous expectations Thursday when he testified that there was a 'strong likelihood' that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would step down by the end of the day," the Washington Post reports.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: clapper; egypt; islam; jihad; muslimbrotherhood; panetta
Meet James Clapper, B. Hussein's director of national intelligence:

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' . . . is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said. "They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera. . . . In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally."

1 posted on 02/11/2011 1:41:00 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Eh, Yapper, er Clapper?

Relationships with these stone throwers are going to be, I think, rather rocky.


2 posted on 02/11/2011 1:44:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: La Enchiladita

Well, now we know why Hussein thinks it’s just fine to turn Egypt over to the Brotherhood.


3 posted on 02/11/2011 2:08:38 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: La Enchiladita

>>?In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood<<

“Over 4 billion beheaded”


4 posted on 02/11/2011 2:20:29 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pWBJiW0Xpo


5 posted on 02/11/2011 2:26:01 PM PST by pompelmous (Unintended consequences)
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To: La Enchiladita

There doesn’t seem to be a Muslim Sisterhood, does there. When they say Egypt’s people have spoken, it looks to me like Egypt’s MEN have spoken. All the people in the street that I’ve seen in news photos are men. The women are apparently hunkered down at home waiting to see what their fate will be. They need only look to Iran and Saudi Arabia to see what’s on the agenda for them.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 2:41:14 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
There doesn’t seem to be a Muslim Sisterhood, does there.

Now that you mention it, no. In fact, here is an excellent, blood-chilling article: Egypt and universal rights of women You will NOTHING of this information on the glowing media reports of the "liberation" of Egypt. Nothing.

7 posted on 02/11/2011 3:21:04 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita
For the moment, at least, autocratic rule is giving way to military rule:

It's called a military junta.

8 posted on 02/11/2011 6:30:56 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: A_perfect_lady
All the people in the street that I’ve seen in news photos are men.

The women that are there are covered up now, don't remember them being covered earlier.

9 posted on 02/11/2011 6:50:46 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: pompelmous

LOL!!


10 posted on 02/12/2011 3:17:47 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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