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There is no good in much of their secret conferences save (in) whosoever enjoineth charity and fairness and peace-making among the people and whoso doeth that, seeking the good pleasure of God, We shall bestow on him a vast reward. (Al-Nisa, 4:114).


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Monday, February 28, 2011

AJE Reports : More towns fall to Anti-Gaddafi forces

AlJazeeraEnglish | Feb 27, 2011 - The Libyan capital appears to be a lonely outpost for supporters of Muammar Gaddafi as the anti-Gaddafi camp gains control of more cities. The areas reported to be now under control of anti-government forces include Az-Zawiya, Misurata, Benghazi and Al Baida.

According to reports, the country's second most important military airport, not far from Benghazi, has fallen to the protesters.Meanwhile, military personnel say they have joined the people's revolution, and private jets and civilian aircraft at the Al Banin airport were seen grounded.

With more on the opposition's growing area of control, Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from the eastern city of Benghazi.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Egypt in Revolution

adycousins | Feb 26, 2011 - John Rees' latest documentary provides eyewitness accounts and analysis of the twists and turns of the Egyptian Revolution.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Libya Protest.

AlJazeeraEnglish | Inside Story - Crushing Libya's revolt -  February 21, 2011 - The unrest in Libya started out as a series of protests inspired by popular revolts in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia but was met by a fierce security crackdown and the use of militias.

Massacre in Libya

Libyan UN deputy ambassador speaks to AJE

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 21, 2011 - Libya's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, spoke to Al Jazeera. Dabbashi distanced himself from the regime of embattled president Muammar Gaddafi, saying he is "with the people".

'Massacre' in Tripoli as jets strike civilians: witnesses.

TRIPOLI (Agencies)

Residents of Tripoli said on Monday there had been "a massacre" in the Tajura and Fashlum districts of the Libyan capital, with indiscriminate shooting and air strikes and women among the dead.

"What happened today in Tajura was a massacre," one resident of the district said. "Armed men were firing indiscriminately. There are even women among the dead," adding that mosque loudspeakers were putting out appeals for help.

Another witness in Fashlum said that helicopters had landed what he called armed African mercenaries in the neighbourhood, and that the gunmen then opened fire on anyone in the street, causing a large number of deaths.

Both Fashlum and Tajura are suburbs of the Libyan capital.

AlArabia news | 22 feb 2011 - read full post

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Morocco: “I am Moroccan, and I Will Take Part"

Since the fall of the Egyptian regime, Moroccans have beenplanning a movement of their own. Taking place tomorrow, February 20, the “movement for dignity” encapsulates some Moroccans' frustration with a government that they believe has done little to combat corruption. The protesters are demanding constitutional reform, the dissolution of parliament, and the lowering of food prices, among other things.
In a video circulating the Web, several young Moroccans explain–in both Moroccan darija and local Amazigh dialects–why they'll be joining the protests:
The video has stirred controversy amongst some who see the protesters as shills for thePolisario, a rebel movement for the independence of Western Sahara from Morocco.
On the MoroccoBoard News Service (part of the Moroccan-American Association), someone has posted photos that they claim prove the young people in the video are not Moroccan, and are attempting to topple the government. But as Moroccan-American journalist Laila Lalami points out in an article for The Nation, “…Nothing in the February 20 platform or its promotional video suggests that anyone is asking for the toppling of the monarchy; the focus, however, has been on meaningful constitutional reform.”
Global voices | 19 Feb 2011 - read full report

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ben Ali dies in Saudi Arabian hospital

Ben Ali dies in Saudi Arabian hospital
According to reports from France 2 the ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has died at a hospital in Jeddah.

Saturday, February 19,2011 
According to reports from France 2  the ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali died in a hospital in Jeddah.

Sources from Saudi Arabia reported that Ben Ali was in critical condition after following  severe complications of a stroke.
On January 14, seventy-four-year-old deposed Ben Ali and his family initially headed to exile in France but authorities their refused permission for his plane to land.

He later fled to Saudi Arabia after he was forced to step down on 14 January to end his regime.

Mubarak may be on his way to Vienna

Toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seeking treatment at an Austrian hospital, according to the Arabian press.Toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seeking treatment at an Austrian hospital, according to the Arabian press.

Several newspapers report today (Thurs) that the politician Рwho stepped down as president of Egypt last week Рis considering making a visit to see doctors at the Rudolfinerhaus Clinic in Vienna-D̦bling.

Speculations over the 82-year-old’s health condition have been ongoing for days as Mubarak did not announce his resignation personally. Before it was confirmed that the politician decided to withdraw from leadership, rumours had it that he may have been hospitalised in Germany.

Newspapers in Egypt – where millions of people have taken to the streets in the recent weeks to protest against Mubarak’s regime – claim that the disputed politician has been suffering from severe exhaustion and high blood pressure.

The exclusive Rudolfinerhaus Clinic is a private hospital which is understood to welcome high-profile businesspeople, political leaders and showbiz personalities from all over the world for check-ups and special treatments on a regular basis. A spokesman for the hospital denied to comment on today’s rumours.

American democracy?

or Hipocracy oops hypocrisy! America system - the present 1 is a No.No - good only on paper & for media consumption.

More will be added to this post - video in preparation

Hillary Clinton trumpets concern for free speech in China, Australia, Iran and other countries whilst trampling on it and failing to endorse it in the United States of America where she is Secretary of State.

US vetoes UN resolution on Israeli settlements.

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 18, 2011 - Despite receiving the backing of 14 out of 15 members of the United Nations' security council, an Arab-sponsored UN resolution branding Israeli settlements illegal was vetoed by the United States.

Instead, the US defended a weaker, non-binding presidential statement that effectively rejects the legitimacy of Israel's settlements.

Al Jazeera spoke with Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations, about the Obama administration's first veto casted in the United Nations security council.

Egypt allows Iranian warships 'can use Suez Canal'

Iranian warship Alvand in the Gulf, file imageThe voyage may be part of a training mission for navy cadets

The Egyptian authorities have agreed to allow two Iranian warships to transit through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea, state media report.
Iran's request stated the vessels would have no military equipment, nuclear materials or chemicals on board, the defence ministry is quoted as saying.
Iranian officials say the warships are headed to Syria for training.
Israel's foreign minister has expressed concern about them using the Suez Canal, calling it a "provocation".
There has been no comment from Israel since Egypt gave its approval.
It is believed to be the first time since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution that Iranian warships have attempted to pass through the Suez Canal.
'Training mission'
The ships involved are the frigate Alvand and a supply vessel, the Kharg. They are currently in the Red Sea, at the canal's southern end.
BBC News 18Feb 2011 |  read full report

US vetoes UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements

Modiin is one of the West Bank Jewish settlements in dispute
The US has vetoed an Arab resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as an obstacle to peace.
Palestinian teenagers sit opposite the Jewish settlement of Modiin in the West bank, 18 February
All 14 other members of the Security Council backed the resolution, which had been endorsed by the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
It was the first veto exercised by the Obama administration which had promised better relations with the Muslim world.
A Palestinian official said the talks process would now be "re-assessed".
Washington was under pressure from Israel and Congress, which has a strong pro-Israel lobby, to use its veto.
Stalled negotiations
The Obama administration's decision risks angering Arab peoples at a time of mass street protests in the Middle East, the BBC's Barbara Plett reports from the UN

BBC News 18Feb 2011 | Read full story 

Helicopter shoots at Protesters and Journalists

Michael Slackman of the NYT reports from Manama, moments after an attack on protesters by security forces:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Egypt to open Gaza border crossing

CAIRO (Al Arabiya, Agencies)

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's best-organized political force, said on Friday any decision on the country's peace treaty with Israel was up to the Egyptian people and it would not impose its view on them, as Egypt decided to open the Rafah border crossing to Gaza.

"The decision on the treaty does not belong to the Brotherhood, it belongs to the entire Egyptian people," said Essam al-Erian, a spokesman for the Islamist group, in an interview with Al Arabiya.

The top U.S. intelligence official said this week the Brotherhood probably did not favor the Camp David treaty -- the 1979 accord that made Egypt the first Arab state to make peace with Israel and restored the Sinai to Egyptian control.

"The important thing is the position of the Egyptian people and not the Brotherhood," Erian said. "The Brotherhood will not impose their vision on the Egyptian people. The Brotherhood are part of society that accepts what the Egyptians accept and nobody can wipe out a treaty with a pen," he added.

Friday, 18 February 2011 | Alarabiya

Bahrain violence out of control

AmnestyUSA | February 18, 2011 - Amnesty International condemns the heavy-handed tactics used by Bahrain's riot police. Only days before the February 14th Day of Rage protests, we released a new report on the human rights crackdown in Bahrain that documents how respect for human rights has deteriorated significantly in the past year.

About Bahrain & the protesters

February 18, 2011 - A brief about Bahrain, a US client state, her sectarian dynamics, the protesters and their demands.

Egypt progress & 'victory march' in Cairo

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 18, 2011 - Crowds are gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square to celebrate the end of Hosni Mubarak's thirty year rule. It has been a week since Mubarak was forced out of office by an unprecedented wave of protests.Several hundred military police in red berets are keeping watch over the square.Meanwhile Egyptian authorities have arrested three former government ministers and a businessman suspected of corruption.

Al Jazeera has this live report from the Egyptian capital.

Dispatch: Bahrain Protests as a Proxy Battle

Why NOT American Proxy battle with Iran? Why must STRATFOR turned it sectarian?

STRATFORvideo | February 17, 2011 - Analyst Kamran Bokhari explains how the sectarian-driven civil unrest in Bahrain could serve as a proxy battle between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Bahraini Revolution Protest against Khalifa !


Join the protest outside Bahrain Embassy in London.
photo: Bahrain, REUTERS.COM
19 February • 02:00 - 05:30

Bahrain Embassy
30 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8QB

The Bahraini public been tortured in their country, they have been isolated to the extent we cannot let Arab dictators get away with this and we need to overthrow the Bahraini (American puppet) government.

There will be a protest outside the Bahraini Embassy in London at 19/2/2011 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm please spread the message insha'Allah!

May Allah bless all those who stand against the tyrants!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TUNISIA: Saudi official says Ben Ali condition 'grave'.

February 17, 2011 | A Saudi source spoke with Al Jazeera television Thursday about the condition of exiled former Tunisian President Zine al Abidine ben Ali (pic).

Ben Ali reportedly has been in a coma since he was driven out of Tunisia by a popular revolt Jan. 14 and sought refuge in Saudi Arabia.
The source told Al Jazeera that Ben Ali was in "grave condition" Thursday in a Saudi hospital.

Bahrain Uprising

PressTVGlobalNews | February 16, 2011 - After the violent response by the Bahraini police, which resulted in the death of a young protester on Monday, "the chants automatically changed from 'we want a new constitution' to 'we want the fall of the regime,'" Maryam al-Khawaja, from Bahrain Center for Human Rights, told Press TV on Wednesday.

In this edition of News Analysis the question of the debate is: What lies ahead for another Arab country facing popular protest.

Aljazeera English report about Bahrain's Condition

bahrainstaar | February 14, 2011 - Aljazeera English report about Bahrain's Condition 15Feb 2011 and telephone conversation with Maryam AlKhuwaja.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Misr - media analysis:

Looking at, how AlJazeerah & Russia Today attempted to create a notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the protest. Hence using Islamophobia to question the Egyptian revolution?

A day that saw Egyptian people's demands

'Fears Egypt Revolt could be hijacked by secretive Army'

RussiaToday | February 15, 2011 - Egypt has been gripped by fresh strikes, with thousands of workers demanding better pay and conditions. It comes as the new opposition is trying to build bridges with the supreme military council, which is in interim control following the departure of President Mubarak. The military, which has dissolved parliament, says its ordered a new draft constitution which will be put to a referendum within two months. The army is calling for an end to protests by threatening to impose an outright ban on gatherings and strikes. But while the generals seem to be moving to set the country on the path to civilian rule, Middle East expert Oliver Miles says the military's plans for Egypt are still unclear.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yemen & Bahrain violence after Egypt protests.

itnnews | February 15, 2011 - Thousands demonstrating in Yemen and Bahrain following the uprising in Egypt

Ron Paul: Making Mubarak a puppet dictator our mistake

RussiaToday | February 14, 2011 - America's attempts to spread its ideals around the world should not be achieved by force or money, believes US Congressman Ron Paul, who says Washington's efforts to buy influence in countries like Egypt have failed and will always fail.

Egypt's April 6 Movement.

aston79suara | February 14, 2011 - The Organisation mobilising the masses behind the Egyptian Revolution.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The police turn to demonstrate.

Egypts security forces demand more rights.

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 13, 2011 - Hundreds of Egypt's police have been protesting outside the country's Interior Ministry. They are demanding better wages. Often accused of violence against pro-democracy protesters, the police are also seeking to clear their name.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The History of Military Dictatorship in Egypt.

TheRealNews | February 13, 2011 - Gilbert Achcar: Military rule in Egypt began with Nasser's overthrow of King Farouk and increasing independence from the US

U.S.-Afghan-Pakistan meeting postponed amid tensions

Police escort an Armoured Personal Carrier (C) transporting U.S. national Raymond Davis as it passes a check post on its way to Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Abid Islam
Police escort an Armoured Personal Carrier (C) transporting U.S. national Raymond Davis as it passes a check post on its way to Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore February 11, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Abid Islam

WASHINGTON | Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:25pm EST
(Reuters) - A scheduled high-level meeting among U.S., Afghan and Pakistani officials this month has been postponed, the State Department said on Saturday amid a deepening diplomatic rift over a U.S. man locked in a Pakistani jail accused of murder.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the decision to scrap the February 23-24 meeting had been taken "in light of political changes inPakistan and after discussions with Afghan and Pakistani officials in Washington."
Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday dropped Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a cabinet shake-up.

Egyptian revolution hunts former regime members.

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Former Interior Minister Habib El Adly, former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and former Information Minister Annas El Feqy banned from travelling and assets frozen New

19 :50
Former Information Minister Anna El Feqy prevented from travelling and under house arrest New

15 :33
Swiss bank freezes assets of ousted President Mubark New

International Report: Corruption Costs Egypt $6 bn Annually

International Report: Corruption Costs Egypt $6 bn Annually
Crime and corruption cost Egypt approximately $6 billion per year and a total of $57.2 billion from 2000 to 2008, according to a report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI).

Saturday, February 12,2011 20:05
Crime and corruption cost Egypt approximately $6 billion per year and a total of $57.2 billion from 2000 to 2008, according to a report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI).

Much of this money, the Washington-based-watch-dog group notes, was driven out by personal tax evasion, in addition to corruption and crime. The recent report also noted that the Middle East and North Africa region, including Egypt, has the highest rate of growth for illicit financial outflows (IFFs).

"What is happening in Egypt is the result of a systemic condition of which Mubarak was just one part," said report author, Dev Kar. "Weak governance allowed rampant bribery, theft, crime, andtax evasion to drive billions of dollars out of the country every year."

Licensed to Rule : unwanted leaders ver.2.0 (updated 12Feb 2011)

February 12, 2011 - Licensed by their puppet masters, Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Omar Suleiman. Their masters not only allowed them to rule but also assisted them in imposing their rule over the people.

Omar Suleiman should be taken to court to face a trial of "crime against humanity", why are all these democratic countries, MSMs,International power brokers and local war lords want him to be the president. Why, Why, Why? Scared that more than Omar Suleiman will be exposed and subsequently drag into the courts.

Yesterday, Mubarak had step down and power was handed over to the Military. Mubarak and Omar Suleiman are both from Egypt's top Military brass fraternity , Chances are both Mubarak & Omar Suleiman will still have a say in the governing of Egypt.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Palestinian Papers - took first casualty! Saeb Erekat resigns

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The chief PLO negotiator has presented his resignation to the Palestinian president and PLO leadership, officials in Ramallah announced Saturday. 
Saeb Erekat (pic) resigned because of his responsibility for a series of disclosures, PLO secretary-general Yasser Abed Rabbo said.
Erekat, who has been at the center of negotiations since 1991, told AFP he was assuming "responsibility for the theft of documents" that had been "deliberately" tampered with.

Licensed to Rule : unwanted leaders ver.2.0 (updated 12Feb 2011)

February 12, 2011 - Licensed by their puppet masters, Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Omar Suleiman.

Omar Suleiman should be taken to court to face a trial of "crime against humanity", why are all these democratic countries, MSMs,International power brokers and local war lords want him to be the president. Why, Why, Why? Scared that more than Omar Suleiman will be exposed and subsequently drag into the courts.

Mubarak had step down and power was handed over to the Military. Chances are both Mubarak & Omar Suleiman will still have a say in governing the Egypt.

World Leaders React to Mubarak Resignation

VOAvideo | February 11, 2011 - With the resignation of Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt and the transition of presidential powers to the military, leaders across Europe have called for a quick transition from military to democratic rule. And in cities across the Middle East, celebrations erupted in support of Egypt's anti-government protests that brought down the man who had ruled Egypt for three decades.

One obvious caveat - the next Egyptian Leader must ensure Israel's peace & security.

Islam and the PLO - Journeyman Pictures

February 11, 2011 - Under military occupation since 1976, people in the Gaza Strip live as virtual prisoners. Two thirds are refugees. Increasingly frustrated, many Gazans have now lost faith in the secular policies of the PLO, and are looking to more radical alternatives to win their claim for a homeland. 'The secular organization failed to fulfil the Muslims' dreams' says one young man, 'we must leave'. Inconclusive peace talks aren't enough for most young Muslims, and the PLO is losing much of its more devout support to Islamist organizations such as Hamas.
A film by Mark Stucke.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Egyptian Revolution : Real time inputs from MB website

22 :22
MB leader Essam El Erian calls for the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court as Chairman of the transitional periodNew

22 :21
Qaradawy congratulates Egypt and the Arab world on Mubarak's departure New

22 :20
Israel closes embassy in Cairo following news of Mubarak's stepping down New

22 :19
Amr Moussa announced he will step down as head of the Arab League "within weeks", New

22 :16
Egyptian lawyers submit appeal to Attorney General demanding warrent arrest of former President Mubarak New

22 :14
Circulating rumours of business tycoon Ahmed Ezz fleeing

21 :56
MB: The revolution will truly be over once all responsible for the deaths be investigated, tried and punished and Egypt's stolen funds restored

18 :09
Egyptian masses celebrate Mubarak stepping down from power

MB: Our resolve is only strengthened following televised statement

MB: Our resolve is only strengthened following televised statement
For the past eighteen days Egypt has witnessed a revolution which has united the people of Egypt in a nationwide call for democracy and freedom.

Friday, February 11,2011 | 17:23 Cairo Time    -   IkwanWeb

For the past eighteen days Egypt has witnessed a revolution which has united the people of Egypt in a nationwide call for democracy and freedom. For eighteen consecutive days people from all sects, religions and political factions have proved to the world that Egyptians are not suffering from a sectarian rift nor are there any internal disputes among the people. The world has witnessed a People’s Revolution urging for one major demand; the stepping down of ; the leader of a corrupt and unjust regime.

Following meetings with the newly appointed VP Omar Suleiman, and lame attempts to appease the people, the MB along with other political factions has concluded that Mubarak is stalling and has failed to follow through with promises of reform and amendments intensifying the anger of the people.

The televised statement by Mubarak which succeeded in angering the people was followed by another address to the nation by the VP who relayed that the president was working solely in the interest of the people which is another obvious outright lie. Both statements indicated that although the regime’s faces may have changed, their policy is one of deception, failing integrity and belittling of the Egyptian people’s intelligence.

 Suleiman further angered the people by calling on them to return to their homes and work thereby downplaying the revolution, their calls and their wishes and filling the void with anguish, disappointment and anger.

On this note, the Muslim Brotherhood speaks as part of the people in rejecting the address and denounces it for all its worth. The MB criticises the selfish and greedy tactics practiced by the regime who assume its superiority and continues to oppress the people who are simply calling for basic needs of freedom, dignity and respect of free will.

The MB along with other political factions continues its demands asserting that they will not back down till demands are respected and full democracy is attained and calls on everyone in power to step down and relinquish its tightened grip on power so that freedom and dignity are attained.

What the Muslim Brothers Want

What the Muslim Brothers Want

THE Egyptian people have spoken, and we have spoken emphatically. In two weeks of peaceful demonstrations we have persistently demanded liberation and democracy.

Friday, February 11,2011 13:51 | 
THE Egyptian people have spoken, and we have spoken emphatically. In two weeks of peaceful demonstrations we have persistently demanded liberation and democracy. It was groups of brave, sincere Egyptians who initiated this moment of historical opportunity on Jan. 25, and the Muslim Brotherhood is committed to joining the national effort toward reform and progress.

In more than eight decades of activism, the Muslim Brotherhood has consistently promoted an agenda of gradual reform. Our principles, clearly stated since the inception of the movement in 1928, affirm an unequivocal position against violence. For the past 30 years we have posed, peacefully, the greatest challenge to the ruling National Democratic Party of Hosni Mubarak, while advocating for the disenfranchised classes in resistance to an oppressive regime.

We have repeatedly tried to engage with the political system, yet these efforts have been largely rejected based on the assertion that the Muslim Brotherhood is a banned organization, and has been since 1954. It is seldom mentioned, however, that the Egyptian Administrative Court in June 1992 stated that there was no legal basis for the group’s dissolution.

In the wake of the people’s revolt, we have accepted invitations to participate in talks on a peaceful transition. Along with other representatives of the opposition, we recently took part in exploratory meetings with Vice President Omar Suleiman. In these talks, we made clear that we will not compromise or co-opt the public’s agenda. We come with no special agenda of our own — our agenda is that of the Egyptian people, which has been asserted since the beginning of this uprising.

We aim to achieve reform and rights for all: not just for the Muslim Brotherhood, not just for Muslims, but for all Egyptians. We do not intend to take a dominant role in the forthcoming political transition. We are not putting forward a candidate for the presidential elections scheduled for September.

While we express our openness to dialogue, we also re-assert the public’s demands, which must be met before any serious negotiations leading to a new government. The Mubarak regime has yet to show serious commitment to meeting these demands or to moving toward substantive, guaranteed change.

As our nation heads toward liberty, however, we disagree with the claims that the only options in Egypt are a purely secular, liberal democracy or an authoritarian theocracy. Secular liberal democracy of the American and European variety, with its firm rejection of religion in public life, is not the exclusive model for a legitimate democracy.

In Egypt, religion continues to be an important part of our culture and heritage. Moving forward, we envision the establishment of a democratic, civil state that draws on universal measures of freedom and justice, which are central Islamic values. We embrace democracy not as a foreign concept that must be reconciled with tradition, but as a set of principles and objectives that are inherently compatible with and reinforce Islamic tenets.

The tyranny of autocratic rule must give way to immediate reform: the demonstration of a serious commitment to change, the granting of freedoms to all and the transition toward democracy. The Muslim Brotherhood stands firmly behind the demands of the Egyptian people as a whole.

Steady, gradual reform must begin now, and it must begin on the terms that have been called for by millions of Egyptians over the past weeks. Change does not happen overnight, but the call for change did — and it will lead us to a new beginning rooted in justice and progress.

Essam El-Errian is a member of the guidance council of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Egypt's military leadership

Brief profiles of country's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces as Hosni Mubarak hands over power to the body.

Egypt's Defence Minister Mohammed Hussein Tantawi  [AFP]

Hosni Mubarak has resigned as Egypt's president and transferred his powers to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

General Omar Suleiman, vice president and former intelligence chief, is among the key retired or serving military officers on the council.

Others include Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, defence minister; Lt Gen Sami Anan, chief of staff of the Egyptian army; Air Marshal Ahmed Shafiq, minister for civil aviation.
Here are brief profiles of some of the men that make up the council:

Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

Egyptian president stands down and hands over power to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces.

Pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square have 
vowed to take the protests to a 'last and final stage' [AFP]

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 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 by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.

The crowd in Tahrir chanted "We have brought down the regime",  while many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.

Mohamed ElBaradei, an opposition leader, hailed the moment as being the "greatest day of my life", in comments to the Associated Press news agency.

"The country has been liberated after decades of repression,'' he said

AJE | 11 Feb 2011 - read full report

Hosni Mubarak's speech - welcomes by crowd waving shoes:

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 10, 2011 - Hosni Mubarak gave a speech in which he was anticipated to announce his resignation. Instead, the 82-year-old Egyptian president repeated his intention to remain in power until the presidential elections in September.

IRI - Republic day.

On this auspicious day... Congratulations to the people of Iran...IRI still stands proud even after numerous onslaughts from the combine forces against  IRI...even sanctions on them are overlapping & never declared ended! 

Allahu Akbar!
Allahu Akbar!!
Allahu Akbar!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mubarak will take the Egyptian to war!

A very different kind of war! Egypt's Mubarak refuses to quit.

President Mubarak TV address 10 FebruaryMubarak addressed his remarks to the "youth of Egypt in Tahrir Square"
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has said he will stay in office and transfer all power only after September's presidential election.
His comments in a national TV address confounded earlier reports that he was preparing to stand down immediately.
Mr Mubarak said he would delegate some powers to Vice-President Omar Suleiman, but would ignore "diktats from abroad".
Thousands of anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square reacted angrily to his announcement.
"I express a commitment to carry on and protect the constitution and the people and transfer power to whomever is elected next September in free and transparent elections," Mr Mubarak said.
Directly addressing protesters "in Tahrir Square and beyond" in what he said was "a speech from the heart", Mr Mubarak, 82, said: "I am not embarrassed to listen to the youth of my country and to respond to them."
He apologised to the families of protesters killed in clashes with the security forces in recent weeks, and said those responsible for their deaths would be punished.
He added that the country's emergency law would only be lifted when conditions were right.
Egypt's military had earlier said it was standing ready to "protect the nation".
Negotiations between the government and opposition groups have made little progress, with protesters disillusioned at plans for reform put forward by Mr Mubarak's government.
The US government had in recent days stepped up its call for the protesters' concerns to be addressed.