#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Egypt's dictator makes another power play

Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt's dictator makes another power play

Egypt's beleaguered president today failed to step down as people were told he would do but demonstrators say they'll escalate the protests.

Hosni Mubarak was expected to use his state of the nation address to resign this morning, but instead said he will stay in office and transfer all power only after September's presidential election. 

The army had earlier told anti-government demonstrators Mubarak was resigning. 

The president of the United States had also indicated America had managed to persuade Mubarak to go.

More marches are expected tomorrow and are set to escalate. It's the 17th day of protest with demonstrators pledging 'revolution til we die.'

Observers say Mubarak is in his last days and knows the people want him out but is making a last play for power.

They say he is:

a) trying to appeal to the popular masses with his talk of sovereignty and love of the land and Egypt
b) trying to cosy up to the youth, who are driving the demonstrations
c) trying to turn the people on 'foreign dictators' ie America, who is urging him to stand down
d) making false promises about the September general elections
e) scaremongering about the economy collapsing because of the demonstrations
f) giving too little too late and his offers of sweeteners will not be enough.


Tiger Balm said...

There will be chaos in Egypt....the protestors are still at Tahrir square demanding his resignation.

On twitter the former UN nuclear chief and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei said Egypt will explode and the army must save Egypt now.

Note: The army's role in Egypt has turned out to be very interesting. They were once in solidarity with the President Hosni Mubarak.

But once the people revolted and had an uprising, the army started to listen. After initially beating the protestors, they said they will protect them.

And now there is a possibility that they will arrest the President and force him to resign as the people want.

Take note Fiji ...never underestimate the power of the people.

Together we Can!!!

Bad as one another. said...

Golly - who does this remined you of? One things certain - getting rid of local incumbent will be even harder.

Jake said...

I am certain there is noone that has the ball's to stand up to Bai for most snivellers have elasticised spines all they good for is spouting off their mouths.

They all come across as toothless tigers.

E levu ga na vosa.


Jake said...

Here is something for you toothless tigers to ponder.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley


Anonymous said...

Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole
Reminds me of Jake the poor misguided soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of their fist.
They pulp my head until I cannot resist.

My name is Rabaka, God help my poor soul.
For my brothers beat me until I was cold.

O for someone to fight for me
For while I was on Earth I had no mercy.

Now that I'm in heaven
God will vindicate me.
Keep fighting my brothers
And free us from the Military tyranny.

In memory of Rabaka and all those that treasure Freedom.
Valataka na Dina 36081602

Radiolucas said...

@ Jake

Don't you have farm animals to pester?

Tiger Balm said...

Egypt is now free!

Bainimarama take note ....your day will come too

Anonymous said...

Ratu Said
mubarak stepped down and handed the power to the army.
people power have won .
this is great to see.
people have more power than govt/leaders.

Jake said...

Radio Luka.
My dearest adversary you’d be most joyous to know I have this morning name one of favourite milking cows after you with a slight variation of course she is to be known as “Radio Lily”.

I hope the Bainimarama Government is treating very well albeit restrictively.