Will Obama stand by Egypt’s military? The Week The president faces mounting pressure to hold Egypt’s military accountable as blood runs in Cairo’s streets After a day’s worth of bloody violence, Egypt finds itself at a crossroads — as does the administration of President Barack Obama. The White House on Wednesday condemned the Egyptian military’s brutal… More Egypt’s bloody crackdown: What does Obama do now?
Undoubtedly, another effect of the Arab Spring… Huffington Post Egypt lifted a four-year-old blockade on the Gaza Strip’s main link to the outside world Saturday, bringing relief to the crowded territory’s 1.5 million Palestinians but deepening a rift with Israel since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. The Egyptian move will… More Egypt Gaza Border Reopened Permanently
Huffington Post CBS News says correspondent Lara Logan “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault” while covering the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. The CBS statement: On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and… More Lara Logan Suffered ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assault In Egypt
You won’t hear much praise for President Obama’s role during the Egyptian crisis in the media, but Liberal Oasis enumerates a few… Liberal Oasis President Barack does not deserve the primary credit for the Egyptian revolution, that goes to the Egyptian people. But President Obama made five critical strategic choices that maximized the possibility of success, which… More The Five Ways President Obama Ushered In Egyptian Democracy
Note to George Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, et al, you don’t have to bomb a country (or two) to instill “Democracy” in the Middle East. Real Democracy is a process implemented by the people of that region and governed by the people. Time Magazine Now that Hosni Mubarak is getting accustomed to life as an… More Post-Mubarak: How the U.S. Plans to Aid Democracy in Egypt
It’s a done deal. Mubarak has stepped down! Like Chris Matthews just said on MSNBC: “A note to the Tea Party, these people did not need ‘1st amendment rights’ to topple this government.” Soley on the power of the people, Egypt will now become a Democracy… Huffington Post Egypt’s vice president says Hosni Mubarak has… More The Power of the People!
Washington Post As huge crowds packed central Cairo Friday, calling anew for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s military chiefs pledged to back the authoritarian leader’s decision to remain in office. The armed forces did not move against the demonstrators, however, and the statement from the supreme military council said it would guarantee “free and… More Military chiefs back Mubarak, Sept. elections
I had an eerie feeling this would happen… Huffington Post Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead said he would hand his powers to his vice president Thursday, remaining president and ensuring regime control over the reform process. Stunned protesters in central Cairo who demand his ouster waved their shoes… More Mubarak Refuses To Step Down, Vows To Pass Powers To Egypt’s Vice President
The Daily Beast Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down Thursday night, two sources tell NBC News, and his vice president, Omar Suleiman, will take his place. After over two weeks of protests, the army chief of staff waded into the crowd and told protesters, “All your demands will be met tonight.” Asked if this meant Mubarak… More Report: Mubarak to Step Down
Mario Piperni “We will not be silenced, whether you’re a Christian, whether you’re a Muslim, whether you’re an atheist, you will demand your goddamn rights, and we will have our rights, one way or another! We will never be silenced!” We live on a planet where almost 2 billion of its inhabitants live and die… More Egyptian Revolution – “I Will Die Today!”