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February 3rd, 2011
08:55 PM ET

Mubarak: I never planned to run again

CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks to John King about Egyptian President Mubarak's future.

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  1. Mona

    If US and the world stops the thugs regime now, and save the lives of the youth and freedom seekers they will be reigned as the savior heroes. YOU have a chance to have those people respect US the world, including Israel, in this horrible time for good Egyptians.
    Those same people speaking up now against oppression will not allow some fanatics to rule cause they will know that they have had enough of oppresion and regimes. we just need to keep these kinds of people alive, before it's too late.
    Show action, outrage NOW! Every second counts!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  2. Mona

    We have a golden chance to fix the middle east for good. If US, Israel and the whole world takes a strong stance and takes this thug out now, before the good people are finished by Mubarak.

    Egypt, is the strongest opportunity for this region to be a peaceful one it's the heart of the middle east and the Arab world.

    Think about it! But don't take too long opportunities like this are historic and every second counts!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  3. Nasser

    Uk embassy warn uk citizens in bahrain.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  4. Ben Ikari

    The most righteous thing to do that America under the able Pres. Obama delayed doing was calling a spade and spade and demanding that the anacondic dictator Mubarak should listen to the voices of his people and leave-step down.

    I know Obama's advisers would claim that they're watching how the crisis may unfold, but it's obvious millions of Egyptians are tired of the repressive Mubarak. America was mostly concerned and very much so about who comes in if Mubarak leaves. You don't play with the lives of millions for one or few people such as Mubarak and his thugs even though all lives are important.

    Mubarak took advantage of the fact that America didn't come out forcefully, especially publicly. It's America's $1.5 or nearly $2b yearly Mubarak sit on that helps him mobilize his thugs against peaceful protesters. When I was growing up I learned that prevention is better than cure. This mayhem was preventable/avoidable. Had America that sponsors dictators such as Mubarak in the name of allies and interest (oil in particular),so-called Middle East peace come out bold about the 5th day of the protest.

    Having seen the seriousness of the people and reality on the ground, to demand that Mubarak leave immediately was the most appropriate especially in a spot where anti-American sentiment is could easily for. America should also have announced that its aid will cease immeidately until further notice.

    When that didn't happen the dictator grew wings. It's similar reasoning that made Bill Clinton impose diplomatic instead of economic sanction (so that oil will continue to flow to America) when Shell Oil and the late Sani Abacha of Nigeria, the illegal country concocted by the British imperialists murdered Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 other Ogoni rights activists in 1995 for exposing the duo and mobilizing to stopp the flow of Ogoni oil.

    Meanwhile, while I commend Obama earlier for supporting the rights of Egyptians to peaceable assembly, speaking freely and also for access to information/Internet, I must say that he's late to demand that Mubarak, the almighty American dictator friend step down.

    Yet, it's great that this position has been taken, not minding what happens behind close doors. We've to understand that there are numerous dictators (even some such as Nigeria using zero-democracy it operates as disguise) making our great world painful to live. With this experience therefore, the world must not wait any longer for peaceful protesters to be killed before acting decisively.

    The worry about Muslim Brotherhood Glenn Beck is convoluting about, to hinder good intensions shouldn't exist. After all this group is integral part of the Egypt society.Real Muslims or Islamists are rational beings if properly appraoched. Obama's government started on great footing with the announcement of open policy and the civil engagement with both friends, real/imagined foes. Whoever the people of Egypt chose could be engaged peacefully, meaningfully and respectfully for effective result by America and other nations. Propaganda and baseless fears can't bring out the world peace we seek. Rather, engagement, mutual respect, honesty, empathy and understanding will.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:05 am |