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January 31st, 2011
09:42 AM ET
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. shady

    Anderson mubarak will go no matter what but the shock that he and his son saw from the people of egypt wasn't expected its like driving on 250miles per hr on a race track and someone cross walking infront of you i don't know how does he sleep these days,he is 82 and want to make changes isn't that funny i give him 72 hrs till he put things together or try to walk out with pride but guess not, EGYPT is making History. so is he his gona be history.God Bless Egypt.(pembroke. mass)

    February 1, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  2. Brandon

    #Egypt @CNN The protests don't seem to have clear leadership or motives. From my knowledge of historic revolutions, both are needed for a successful transition to democratic government. Since these two elements are seemingly missing from the Egyptian struggle, foreign powers have the ability to step in and help....the United States should stop supporting Mubarak and take an active role in forming a new democratic government.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  3. Samya

    It makes me very sad to see the Egyptian people in turmoil :( At the same time I am happy and very proud to call myself an Egyptian.
    The Egyptian people AT LAST decided to carve their own destiny.

    Egypt will prevail.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  4. Greg Gordon

    My message to Egyptian President Mubarak. I think Egypt is remarkable for wanting to create a democracy. Under their God, even the practice of democracy for their nation is a step in the right direction. First off, Egyptian President Mubarak has never cooperated well with the United Nations. If Mubarak's replacement wants to move to democracy, how could he not communicate with the United Nations as a responsible, better responsive leader? United States does not need to interfere with crippling a nations President in any way. I agree it's good to ally with a nation. Never should that ally be under the guise of bullying either side of Egypt's decision. Should this issue have been resolved faster in Egypt? Yes. I can think of quite a few other domesticated issues that have been going on since the Gulf War. These things take time. If we want to aid a fellow nation become democratic, I can think of something other then military action to assist them. The real Egyptian people are hungry. Hungry for both food, as an immediate necessity, and for knowledge of a new system of government that functions fairly well. If President Mubarak cares for his people, he should see that they are suffering at this moment. Him stepping down doesn't take away his citizenship. He needs to show his people he's Egyptian and make the order for food, water, and assistance for this major economical setback of his people. He then needs to properly step down and join his citizens in a step into the future, that he will become a hero for. Not a nasty, cruel dictator. Give them back their connection with their families and outside world. Shutting down their internet is a horrid call. This is getting way out of your hands soon President Mubarak. Please stop oppressing your countrymen and join them in a step into the future and see that there is a great direction you can be a part of.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  5. MikalaGoode

    This crisis in Egypt can either make or break us as a nation of Democracy. It's a shame that we are alliance with a Dictator. we are people of the FREE not of the fools of a man who dare takes our natural born rights as humans. Egypt should fight back for their natural born rights and it only took a 14 year old to figure that out, not a rocket scientist!!!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  6. Joseph N

    The era of Dictator Mubarak is coming to an end, sacking his Cabinet and reappointing new ones is not enough.

    They are all sheep in wolf clothing, there is no difference between Mubarak and his outgoing Cabinet and we urge President Mubarak to think about the people and suffering of the Egyptians

    Long live the people of Egypt, Long live Africa and those who believe and love freedom.

    Joseph N
    Founder Freedom Right

    January 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  7. Sara

    Two questions the media is not asking are:
    What role are the Egyptian Christians playing in the uprising.
    And what will happen to Egypt's Christian communities, the majority being Copts, if Moubarak is replaced by a western ally or the Muslim Brotherhood.

    January 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm |