Egypt's Mubarak meets commanders: reports

CAIRO Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:09am EST

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visited a military headquarters and met top commanders, state media reported, showing the leader chairing a meeting as protesters who have rocked the country demanded he quit.

State television showed Mubarak meeting newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman, Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami al-Anan and other commanders.

The official state news agency said Mubarak was reviewing the armed forces headquarters in charge of security operations.

(Writing by Edmund Blair)

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marisa70394 wrote:
I just hope that China’s government is next in line to be overthrown. It seems abundantly clear that what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989 was one of the most horrific events in our modern era. When the army turns on it own citizens at the command of the government and kills thousands of China’s best and brightest, you know this kind of government is evil. No wonder that China is blocking all mention of Egypt now – it’s all about hiding behind the truth of the horrific massacre in Tiananmen Square. I’m sure China’s military is following these developments and wondering how wrong they were to kill their own citizens. Let’s hope the government eventually pays the price for all the evil things they’ve done.

Jan 30, 2011 7:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
DubaiUAE wrote:
For me it is clear Mubarak has to step down. The protests will not stop, the people do not fear him anymore and the military is more neutral than on Mubarak’s side.

But that of course will not solve all problems there. Unfortunately, there is still no “face” of the revolution. Without a strong opposition which could take over Egypt until elections occur, there will be just more chaos on the streets.

Jan 30, 2011 8:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
dreana wrote:
There is no option for Mubarak he must resign. If Mubarak will not resign the riots will continue and the protesters will continue protesting along Cairo streets. There must be a strong leader who shall takeover from Mubarak if Mubarak needs peace in Egypt. As for now, the Military is not supporting Mubarak, he should not hesitate resigning. Mubarak should stop his ruthless leadership and quit the seat. http://bit.ly/ePS6Rq

Feb 03, 2011 8:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
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