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February 4th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Bahjat chaaraoui

    It is amazing event, disturbing, fearful and brutle. egyptian have finaly ventured into untraveled reoad ever before. they bled, they cried and they chanted we are moving forward there is no return.
    we, around the world watch with maze and wonder what are the domminue effects
    of this movement. we somewhat sound worrisome of waht might transofrm as a result of this movement. Moslem Brotherhood, Radical Group, another dictator and what if?
    The new Regime don't see eye to eye with our Policies and or turn to be hostile to our Friends. we must not forget
    coups, rebellions and reveolution in the past turns into a some form of Dictatorship, One party rule and or authoritsrian Regime and usually led by Military Officer. In contrast today's movement and rebilllion was born from the people, from the Grass Root, it began without a prominant leader,"Leaderless"
    it was born from hunger for Democracy, for Freedom for Eqaulity and for the Rule of law. They are looking for a Society free from coruption, free from political Tyranny.
    We in the westren world where we hold Freedom, Librerty so dear to our heart we shall have no
    fear from new born Democracy on the contrary new Democracy will only give us hope for a better future and we must provide all the necessary tools and support to pave the way for successful transition. Egypt with no doubt will seeks assistence in this process we must
    be ready and willing to monitor the progress to enusure the people revolution comes into fruitful conclusion. This reveolution like no other in recent history, it belongs to the people now and forever. God Bless.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  2. Ron Petzel

    You did not have to publish something so horrific, that happenened 6 days ago. Ron Punta Gorda Florida

    February 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
  3. Shady

    Anderson, your piece today about Egypt, "Fear has been defeated," was poetry. It moved me so much I had to cry. I applaud your creativity and professionalism. Keep it up and good luck to you and all of Egypt.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  4. IKHAN

    This is certainly not a crisis of the moment. We are witnessing a historic shift in dynamics of politics in the region.
    This is the beginning and even with the ouster of Mubarak the 'crisis' will not 'end'.
    The ripple effect would spread sometime swelling to crisis point sometime contained to undercurrents, in the whole region.

    We Americans were offered a momentous opportunity to stand on the right side of history which we lost, thanks to the flat footed, timid response of our political leadership extending to all Western powers.
    This was the time to reclaim our lost prestige, dignity and influence in a region vital to our geo-political and economic interests. I don't see us striving towards that goal.
    We would rather cling to our favored dictator as long as we can and then switch sides when it becomes untenable. That wouldn't work any more. People have woken up.
    Time that we rethink our priorities. Do we go out on a limb to protect the interests of the state of Israel again and again, as we have been doing for decades,ignoring the interests of America & American people?
    Or do we gather the moral courage to safeguard our own interests in that region which is now almost lost to us due to our failed policies?

    February 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm |