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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 01:26 AM
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The million man march in Egypt is about to begin soon.We have Mubarak's Air Farce making passes all weekend if the commander of the Air Farce thinks that he's gonna go with him into exile then he's mistaken.I wish I could a fly on the wall when he realizes that Mubarak has no intentions of saving anyone other than himself.As history shows when tyrants make a run for it they tend to forget the people who helped them stay in power.
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:15 AM
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7:44am Caretaker Education Minister Hasan Mneimneh to VDL (93.3): LF leader Samir Geagea has apparently been tasked to hold talks with Miqati to make clear his stance on March 14 forces’ demands.



9:13am Mustaqbal MP Nabil De Freij to Radio Orient: We will not abandon the STL. March 14 forces are united despite all what is said.

The situation still haven't advanced much in Lebanon...


RT @bencnn: Tourists in #Egypt are now as common as a working blackberry, a broadband connection, an SMS. #Jan25




RT @Illmatic85: According to al jazeera- more than 500,000 now in Tahrir square and 2 giant screens mounted there #egypt #news

+1


RT @ArabRevolution: Cousin called me VIA satellite phone, Said microbus drivers are offering free rides to the march! #Cairo #Jan25 #Egypt via @smoothie_smooth

+1
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:17 AM
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You think this is it Vitchilo? or are the Revolutionaries gonna have to drag Mubarak outta the palace?



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by mike dangerously
reply to post by Vitchilo
 
You think this is it Vitchilo? or are the Revolutionaries gonna have to drag Mubarak outta the palace?

I hope with all my heart that it's gonna be today. IMO if they don't succeed in the next 24-36 hours, Mubarak is gonna have to either die a natural death or be kicked out by force. Or the opposition could ignore him totally and form another government with the army who supports them...which is about 60% at this point I would say. Of course that could lead to civil war.


Al Arabiya: The main road linking Cairo to Suez has been shut. (Suez is 130 km from Cairo, Population 500,000, witnessed large protests)



Reports of NDP thugs outside Cairo attacking buses trying to come in to the city #jan25



they shut down all back entrances to Cairo & reports are that they shut down all roads from downtown #jan25

Concrete barriers to stop cars.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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Hmm,if they choose to ignore him he would certainly try for civil war.You gotta remember that in this part of the world machismo is still a very big thing.I want him to be dragged from the palace kicking and screaming it would be a fitting end for Mubarak.


PS:This thread is great thanx Vitchilo!




posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:50 AM
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pro mubarak police and security groups seen on Cairo outskirts



Many of men heading to Tahrir along Corniche look like baltagiya (plainclothed police heavies)



RT @afinighan: #Egypt EBU in Cairo say they can't help with sat feeds either. They fear having their press creds canceled if they help us.

IT'S A REVOLUTION. The press should man up!


police from the outskirts are now moving in, wearing plain clothes

Trouble is about to start.


600,000 people in the square in Cairo and climbing!

+1


Egypt’s Military Deploys Along SuMed Oil Pipeline, Official Says



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:03 AM
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200,000 on the streets in Alexandria



Cairo_Times: @shmpOngO the big demos will be after prayer



Presidential guard have lined the state tv building with tanks

Protesters said they would try to raid it... the Presidential guard WILL fire.


Pro-mubarak demonstrators on Corniche chanting "No to the traitors."

Probably all cops into civilians clothes


dominic waghorn reporting for sky news saying its the biggest gathering he's seen since the protests began

Good.

UPDATE: Now more than a million on Freedom Square in Cairo and still growing in numbers!

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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LIVE feed here! :

www.rtve.es...

www.presstv.ir...
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CPS Wire:

cpswire.com...
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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Thank you so much! Huge crowd and it's only getting bigger..
feed just went blank...now its not available
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:19 AM
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Egyptian people receiving text messages for organization of protests and calling more protesters



9 ``roads`` to get to the Presidential Palace, the distance from freedom square is about 10 miles/16km



On all the nine roads there's tanks... and even if they reach the presidential palace, there's even more tanks there and it's heavily fortified


So... unless the army helps the protesters to get there... they will never make it alive there... unless the loyal presidential forces suddendly turn their back on Mubarak... or it's gonna end up with a blood bath.


Reports of fighter jets (F16s) and Helicopters above Cairo


So they have tanks and jets and helicopters to stop the protesters.


So... one side has to back down or blood bath will ensue.


Egyptian TV Ch 1: announcing that shops supplying military uniforms have been looted. Unclear what the strategy here is

Maybe going behind enemy lines or protesters disgusing as army and attacking the presidential guard so the presidential guard kill some soldiers of the army...which would piss off the army and force the army to fight with the people?


Palestinian sources reported that Navy vessels fired at a post of the al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's military wing, south of the Gaza city of Khan Younis.

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by AutOmatIc
LIVE feed here! :

www.rtve.es...

www.presstv.ir...
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CPS Wire:

cpswire.com...
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Press tv link is still up...



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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BIG BIG BIG NEWS :

Opposition in talks with the army to remove the president

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!! UPDATE : confirmation from a trusted source.


Report: Muslim Brotherhood instructs parties not to enter dialogue with Egypt VP Suleiman (Haaretz)



Seems the protesters might be backing down...

Rumours people will stay on tahrir square and not march to presidential palace.


asteris: Per @3arabawy via @sharifkouddous: "after much debate, the final decision is to stay in Tahrir & not march to Mubarak's house today"


Maybe that's because of talks of the army talking about removing Mubarak by force...

Update : apparently it's because there's too many Mubarak goons and big violence would happen...

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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Al Arabiya: The Egyptian stock market will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday) for the fourth day in a row.



BBC at Cairo airport says authorities confiscating all broadcasting equipment from foreign journalists arriving in #Egypt.

Yeah this ain't good.


Head of Al Wafd party to hold a press briefing in half an hour. Al Wafd is Egypt's largest liberal opposition party

Hopefully to say they have a deal with the army to depose Mubarak.


The Egyptian govt has halted internal train and plane services in a bid to head-off the million man marches in Cairo and Alexandria #egypt



RT @petersbeaumont Searched 12 times by army and volunteers coming into square. Army leaflets ask for no violence #egypt #jan25



"hey hey hosni is leaving tonight" is another chant now. Everyone says if numbers big enough they'll march to Pres Palace tonight! /Dan Nolan Aljazeera

People are still motivated! +1
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:00 AM
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Good idea,for them to stay in freedom square but I think it's inevitable that there will be a final showdown here.I hope the Egyptian Resistance and Army do indeed force Mubarak out along with this new cabinet.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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Yep! The army must step up or this uprising is going nowhere.


AFP: 50 Egyptian human rights groups on Tuesday called on Mubarak to "step down to avoid bloodshed."



Turkey PM erdogan talking to turkey parlament will talk about egypt



Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the leaders of the Egyptian uprising, told British newspaper Independent that if President Hosni Mubarak "wants to save his skin, he better leave... Ultimately, the Egyptian army will be with the people."

+1


Egyptian soldiers tell BBC´s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes all roads to Cairo now blocked



Down in Tahrir the crowds chant "The army, the people are one" Some soldiers reply "We are with u we are with u" Amazing scenes!!!/Dan Nolan Aljazeera

+1


Protesters have set up own check points to keep weapons out. #egypt.



BBC reporting "widespread evidence of attacks against symbols of authority" in Alexandria.

Good.


"The Library of Alexandria is safe thanks to Egypt's youth, who mobilized to protect it, says Director."

+1


The Suez canal has a large military presence and US forces in the region are on standby to protect it.

Of course.


Many people on the streets feel that this is the last day for Mubarak

Which they are chanting on freedom square in Cairo...


There is a concern that Mubarak forces may fight back today

Because there's a large deployment of them.... and they feel the pressure.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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Erdogan, president of Turkey :

Mubarak, my brother, your time is out and to the people of Egypt : I support your claim of democracy, Egypt is your country and nobody else's!

Paraphrasing here. He's also telling the same thing to the Tunisian people.

Erdogan has balls...again. Israel and the ``western world`` want democracy above all, Erdogan is the only one so far having enough balls to call Mubarak to get the hell out of there.

Lebanon :


11:01am PSP official Sharif Fayyad: There are no signs of Syrian willingness to return to Lebanon or interfere in Lebanese political affairs. We don’t want to believe that Hariri wants to isolate Lebanon from the geographical area to which he belongs.

Hopefully. And yeah, Syria is too weak now and they wouldn't return to Lebanon since Hezbollah is there.


9:48am Zahle MP Joseph Maalouf to RLL: If we decide not to take part in the government, we will play an active, democratic and healthy opposition role. March 14 forces’ decision regarding Cabinet participation will have to be unanimous.

Hopefully.

Report: Miqati to Launch Consultations with March 8 Bloc Leaders after 3 Days of Negotiations with March 14

Should be interesting.


UPDATE : Protesters look like they are starting marching towards the Presidential Palace.... uh oh.


#Gaza is suffering from a shortage of smuggled Egyptian fuel since protests erupted.



UN human rights chief says she has unconfirmed reports that up to 300 people have been killed in Egypt unrest

And that sicko Gibbs called that ``restrain``...


Conflicting reports: AlArabiya says protesters staying put in Tahrir Square while pressTV says they are moving to presidential palace

So... what's happening?
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:34 AM
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The Movement knows they have backed Mubarak into a corner.I wonder how the Air Force will react? I don't trust them,Vitchilo...



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by mike dangerously
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The Movement knows they have backed Mubarak into a corner.I wonder how the Air Force will react? I don't trust them,Vitchilo...


Yeah... the Air Force is supposed to be 100% loyal to Mubarak... but... are they crazy enough to bomb women and babies? Because there's a bunch of them in the crowd.

If they do that.... all countries must charge in and bomb the hell out of Mubarak's palace along with the 9 roads leading to it, which are full of his goons.


AJE reporting that march to the palace may not be possible - negotiations currently underway between protestors & army in the square.


May not happen today... but tomorrow, we never know...
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:49 AM
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The army appears to be taking a bet each way..

Are they with the protestors or not??

That's the big question IMO..



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:57 AM
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The army is about 60% for the people/40% for Mubarak... that's why... Air Force totally with Mubarak, the ``security forces`` too. Lots of police too.


Protesters have called for an indefinite general strike.

+1


RT @Farrah3m: URGENT news from Alarabeyya:"The army warns anyone they catch wearing army uniforms!"

And how are they supposed to do that?



Army singing with the people in Cairo



As citizens unite in Cairo's centre, many prisoners are showing their support by honouring their sentence outside a burnt-out prison!!

Ok that is crazy stuff. Prisoners staying around the prison because their sentence is not over? That is insanity!



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