Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

I haven’t done much other than watch how events have been playing out in Egypt.

I don’t feel I can trust American Main Stream Media for information as to what is going on in the world since their complicity in the selling of US involvement in wars.  I should have learned my lesson with the war in Vietnam, but time dulls memories and I let the fuckers do it again with the selling of the war in Iraq.

Mean while I recommend Al Jazeera as a reliable source for information regarding events in the Middle East and North Africa, along with BBC and The Guardian UK.  I also trust Socialist Worker more than The Washington Post on these sorts of matters.

From Al Jazeera:  http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/2011211164636605699.html

Egyptian president stands down and hands over power to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces.
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2011 19:12 GMT

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address on Friday that the president was “waiving” his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Suleiman’s short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as well as by other pro-democracy campaigners who attending protests across the country.

The top figure in Egypt’s new regime is now Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the country’s defence minister.

After the announcement, he drove past Mubarak’s former palace, where crowds cheered him. He stopped briefly to thank and hail the pro-democracy campaigners before driving in.

In its third statement to the nation since Thursday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it was examining the situation “in order to materialise the aspirations of our great nation”.

The statement said that “resolutions and statements regarding the … actions to be followed” in order to achieve the demands of the people will be handed down later.

Continue reading at:  http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/2011211164636605699.html

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