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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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"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."
Eh, Yapper, er Clapper?
Relationships with these stone throwers are going to be, I think, rather rocky.
Well, now we know why Hussein thinks it’s just fine to turn Egypt over to the Brotherhood.
>>?In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood<<
“Over 4 billion beheaded”
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.
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.
It's called a military junta.
The women that are there are covered up now, don't remember them being covered earlier.
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