President Mubarak Actually Stepped Down!

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On Friday it was announced that President Mubarak had stepped down from being president of Egypt.

The Egyptian Military Takes Control of the Government.

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, word was being spread that Egypt's President Mubarak was going to make a speech and resign from his position as president of the country. The head of the CIA, Leon Pinetta was testifying in a Senate hearing and actually said reportedly that the formal announcement should come that evening from Egypt.

In Tahrir Square in Egypt the demonstrators were waiting to hear if this was actually true, that Mr. Mubarak was going to relinquish his position as president of the country.
They had been demonstrating for eighteen days in a row. The day went on with news reporters speculating about the possible announcement. The fact that there were reported to be two sources close to President Mubarak saying that he was to step down made it more believable.

But President Mubarak it appeared was not ready to give up his position. He came to the microphone and began to speak about his promise to the Egyptian people, about
his Egyptian sons and daughters needing to be taken care of and many other concerns that he had about the condition of the country. That they would investigate the wrong doings to the people. He stated that he was going to turn over some, some of his powers to the Vice-President, but he was staying in essence.

Surprise, surprise to all basically who believed that this was the day that he would
give up his power of the presidency. Newsrooms buzzed after the speech and
people wondered what changed. The protesters were more than angry, they were upset that Mr. Mubarak was still going to remain the president of Egypt. They were ready for a celebration, but it was not going to happen, not that day. They decided to have a much larger demonstration on Friday to keep up the pressure.

They gathered in the square on Friday with large signs telling President Mubarak to leave, probably wondering just how long it was going to take to accomplish their goal.
The Vice-President, Mr. Suleiman came forth with an announcement no one expected,
and stated that President Mubarak had stepped down and was leaving. The demonstrators in the square and people all over Egypt erupted in jubilation and pure happiness that finally Mr. Mubarak was gone.

Word came from the Obama administration that the night before senior military officials
had met with President Mubarak and expressed their displeasure that he did not leave the office of the presidency as had been expected. They were furious it was reported and told Mr. Mubarak that if he did not resign they were going to take off their uniforms
and join the protestors. At that point the president decided that he had to leave and he resigned his office.

The country was on the verge of collapse according to some reports. The labor unions had joined the protesters and more were coming, milllions of dollars were being lost daily, major American and German businesses had already left the country, tourism was at a standstill and the country was suffering because of the demonstrations in the streets of Cairo and other places. President Mubarak had become a destablizing force
and the military made the decision that he had to leave for the country's sake. Thankfully he agreed or acquiesced to their demand. He turned over his authority to the military and left Cairo.

There is a Military Council along with the Egyptian Court which will be a caretaker of the government and oversee the process for open elections to take place a soon as is feasible. The military has promised that they will not be a permanent fixture but a
transitory one leading to a civilian government. They also told the Egyptian people that they will protect their rights. The Obama administration as well as the American senior military officials have been in close contact with the Egyptian military officials throughout this long ordeal from all reports and that close relationship is believed to
be part of the reason for and also to have had a profound effect on, the entire outcome of the situation at the end. The resolve and the determination of the Egyptian people was the major reason this amazing historical and relatively peaceful event took place.

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author avatar D in The Darling
13th Feb 2011 (#)

God is great!
That's what everyone should always remember. Whoever is a partner in evil falls when the evil spirits get exorcised.Let those who support oppression and evil for their own interests learn. Everything has an end no matter what and who you think you're!

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author avatar mountainside
13th Feb 2011 (#)

..Hi, Well said, do you see what is happening throughout the Middle East? Don't want to be presumptious, but one has to wonder if the election of a black man in America does not happen to have something to do with all of this? Take care.
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author avatar Eunice Tan
14th Feb 2011 (#)

Wish all the best for Egypt.

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author avatar Kip
14th Feb 2011 (#)

Does anyone else find it odd that there is no actual documentation (video/signed document moving powers) of Mubarak's resignation or any video, phone interview or anything of him since acknowledging the fact?

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author avatar mountainside
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Hi Eunice, thanks for reading and commenting. Take care.

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author avatar mountainside
15th Feb 2011 (#)

....Hi Kip, good point. I guess we have to take the Egyptian military at their word that he turned over authority to them, no paperwork, no video confirmation. At least the military is keeping their word about the peace treaties and agreements. The square has been cleared and hopefully things will be peaceful from here on. Lots of other countries including Iran are having uprisings of the people. Don't know if things will turn out as well as Egypt. Thanks for reading and for your comment. Take care.

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author avatar Denise O
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Moutain, I hope I don't lose you as a friend but, President Obama has not started this, this has happened a long time before he came on the stage. I wonder why people were not this darn happy when we watched Iraqi's walking to the toll booths to vote, as bombs were being lobbed. Also, why has this President not said a thing about Iran and people standing up against the brutal regime. Sorry my friend but, there have been more to do with these uprising then this guy we have to call President. At least for a few more years.
I am afraid for the average Egyptian, they have so many terrorist groups ready to go in and take over. I sure hope God keeps extra special care of them right now.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar mountainside
15th Feb 2011 (#)

...Hi Denise, Not intersted in losing you as a friend. People should be able to discuss and agree to disagree if they wish. I am not saying that this was something that he initiated, but the fact that after all these years and W doing such an awful job America elected a man of color in my humble opinion has an effect on other people of color who see it as symbolic. The people in the Middle after all are being ruled mostly by people of their own color. It is symbolic, Obama, in that people of color are the minority here. This is also why I feel the Nobel Peace prize officials gave him the Peace prize because he spoke to freedom and the rights of the oppressed when he was campaigning and when he was elected. They recognized his potential because he had not accomplished anything at the time he received it. A change such as Obama's election was profound and there is an undercurrent that permeates. Why now all these young people in Yemen, Barain and Iran and other countries are demanding their rights, more freedom from oppression? I do not think it is any accident
that it is happening on his watch. How it all turns out is anyone's guess. It will take much work and God's intervention to limit the possible bloodshed. He has spoken about Iran but he spegks with caution. The US cannot dictate, the people have to decide what they want from their government and how they will get it. Take care. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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author avatar Martin King
18th Feb 2011 (#)

I thought it was a very interesting article thanks for sharing,

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author avatar Shaun Jarmen
9th Mar 2011 (#)

Honestly we need more heroes and less dictators in the world.Informative article

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author avatar mountainside
9th Mar 2011 (#)

Hi Martin and Shaun, thanks so much for your nice comments. You both take care.

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author avatar Blossom S
10th Mar 2011 (#)

No leader should stay on stage for long period.

BTW I saw an annoying ad comment here, it happened with some of my articles. Do you know how to remove them? Thank you. Blossom

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author avatar mountainside
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Hi Blossom, I am sorry we do not have a delete button here which would be a good thing. I was reading an article by someone which had very vulgar comments posted on the page. There should be some way to get rid of them. Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

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