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February 10th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Annie Kate

    Mubarak may believe he is Egypt but in the end if this revolution turns bloody he may find himself dying for "Egypt" – along with a lot of young protesters who just want a better country and a better life. Mubarak needs to take another look at the situation and realize that he is not doing Egypt any favors.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  2. Patti Gay

    Please keep this issue in the news. We are watching. I am amazed at the people's peaceful push for change. I worry about them if the eyes of the world stop looking.

    February 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  3. yasmin

    Hi cooper
    Mubarak doesn't believe Egypt..if he really does.. by this time he is not there .. he wants more blood more pain.. i am not Egyptian but my heart is crying for the Egyptians people who have been suffering last 30 years..the whole world is against him but he is the only one who is against the world ..

    February 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  4. Miguel

    It is time that all people around the world protest next to the Egypt Embassy in every city/country as one voice. It is time that human beings come together as one without any difference in race, color, religion...

    It is time that people act as people and that the value of freedom has no price

    The World without people has no meanings. Join forces, coordinate and show to the government around the world that we are together with our brothers and sisters.

    This will mark the beginning of a new human race "A World without Boundary"

    February 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  5. Amr

    Anderson,
    even today feb 10th , my sister tells me through a very reliable sourse that Ministry of Petrolium in Egypt have told employees to go out to support Mubarak or face elmination of their contracts.

    February 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  6. janet

    I still do not understand why the western governments are "walking a fine line" with Mubarak. All i hear from news is they have a relationship with Egypt – how is that possible. Egypt is the people not the dictator who assumes he is President for life. The Western government is trying to help keep Mubarak on longer for the sake of Israel. We preach democrary and still bond with dictators as long as they pleases us or are in favour of our policies, isn't it.

    February 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  7. Nevine

    Mubarak does believe he is Egypt. He continues his lies by telling his own people that he saved the country. When did that happen? As to Suleiman, he is is puppy, he will do anything his master tells him to do, and the same goes for Shafik his PM. No despot goes down easy, he must get killed and hopefully Mubarak is seeing his very last days on earth. Thank you again Anderson for not giving up the fight of the Egyptians for their pride and freedom

    February 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  8. Mandy

    Why are you and your guest speakers promoting the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are all of you going out of your way to cover-up the Muslim Brotherhoods’crimes, their influence in, and creation of, terrorist off-shoot organizations, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, along with their funding from Iran? Why are you and your guest ignoring their recent statements in Egypt that Egyptians need to prepare for war with Israel? Why are you and your guest ignoring statements made today by this group that any agreement made between Egypt and Israel were not made by the Egyptian people and Israel?
    I remember when the Ayatollah Khomeini and his fellow Islamic extremists hijacked the Iranian Revolution; the media in this country and throughout the world said the Ayatollah was a good guy, much better than the Shah. Well we all know how that turned out – millions of Iranians enslaved in a totalitarian state.
    If we go even further back, when the Bolsheviks hijacked the Russian Revolution the media in this country reported that they were a bunch of nice guys. Again, look how that turned out – millions of people killed and enslaved by a totalitarian state. The media even went so far as to cover-up the Bolsheviks’ crimes against the Soviet people with the NY Times going so far as to deny and discredit intelligence reports that genocide by mass starvation killing millions of Ukrainians wasn’t happening.
    Do you people want to see the Egyptian people as enslaved as the Soviet and Iranian people? Do you not realize the danger the whole world will be in if the Muslim Brotherhood takes power? If the Muslim Brotherhood hijacks the revolution the Egyptian people and the free world will rue the day. You and your guest have to stop making excuses for an Iranian backed totalitarian organization that calls for the death of free people everywhere.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  9. David

    I believe that you have finally found your voice. I believe that if the Egyptian people succeed it will give a voice to all that are oppressed. Egypt has a rich history and is about to sow the seeds of a new rich history and future. I would call it history and the future along the Nile, a story still unfolding.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  10. Kathy

    Anderson – According to an article by Mark Mellman, "...[a] 60 percent majority [of Egyptians] prefer that the country be governed by a 'form of democracy that is unique for Islamic countries.'" What this means is that the principal source for legislation is Sharia law. Where does that leave the 10% minority of Coptic Christians? Why hasn't more of CNN's coverage touched on this issue?

    February 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  11. Charles : Mesa, Az

    Mubarak probably feels he is Egypt because he's been in power for thirty years. That's a long time, which can give a person a sense of permanence; like its never going to end. But, Mubarak needs to accept the reality thats on the ground, which is that the people do not like the way he's managed their country and its people. A matter of fact they haven't liked it for a long time. Who likes a president that rules with an iron fist; this is the reason the people have been afraid to say anything up till now. Mubarak needs to face the fact that he has been holding a mistaken notion about himself for all those years and step down, otherwise this could turn into a disaster of unthinkable proportions; their are a great many people outside his door, if he thinks he can stay by force is a bad judgment on his part; all that will lead to is a blood bath, not good.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  12. David

    I believe that you have finally found your voice. I believe that if the Egyptian people succeed it will give a voice to all that are oppressed. Egypt has a rich history and is about to show the seeds of a new rich history and future. I would call it history and the future along the Nile, a story still unfolding.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  13. Marc

    Anderson cooper plz. keep telling the truth so the whole world might finally realized what the Egyptian leader the thug Mubarak", his puppet Suleiman and "all his regime are doing to the Egyptian people from committing murder to massacre against humanity.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  14. Will

    I don't understand why no one is pointing out that Article 82 of the Egyptian Constitution refers to delegating powers based on a TEMPORARY condition. It does not speak to the issue of permanent transfer of powers. Could Mubarak not reclaim his powers since he has not resigned?

    February 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
  15. Samya

    Someone has to speak for the egyptian people. Thanks Anderson.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  16. Glenn

    A lot of your analysts believe that mubarek and the army are separate entities... in actual fact nearly every member of the government is either a general or an ex-general, so this distinction is more wishful thinking on the part of american intellectuals than fact... Unfortunately, if those generals decide to kill a few hundred thousand people in tahir square, there isn't any hero that going to step forward to stop them... do you remember Rwanda?

    February 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  17. Sopheia Ibrahim

    That pretty much sums it up Anderson!! but I was hoping that he would see that, but it seems he' shot himself in the foot one more time; I'm sure that he's just making them more angry by the second and the people will stop at nothing especially him....as an Egyptian, I fully support my fellow countrymen and wish I could have been there to show my support..

    February 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  18. NICK AGYEMAN

    I would like to say that you should be very careful of the words you say on air because words as consequence. the way and manner cnn is reporting the crisis in egypt is not right.It looks like cnn is supporting the overthrown of the government in egypt. All the reporters are siding with the demonstrators and instigating them to do something?.We are watching you guys.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  19. walid

    Dear AC,
    You have don a tremendous job in Egypt and other parts of the world.
    I wished to be in Cairo now to witness the historical moment that will make my country a deferent place for the rest off time. My wife and I should have been there but our plans have changed due to work.
    I am one of these Egyptian whom immigrates to US. I wish Egypt will follow the steps of democracy so the Egyptians can live in dignity and prosperity as Americans or any other modern nation.
    I left my country in early age, for the Egyptians government unjust system as you the rest of the world have witness, I was a fortunate young man unlike all my family members whom still living in Cairo.
    Now the world has seen and witnesses the price off freedom and democracy.
    I want to say to all of my people, I am sorry I couldn’t be there, but our blessing, hearts and prayers all for you.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  20. Mindy Kay

    Made my son watch "Apocalypse Now" last night. I'm amazed by the similarities between Brando's Colonel Kurtz and Mubarak. The delusional dictator who refuses to step down despite the orders or assassins, the man who has moved outside the range of reasonable voices, the tyrant who knows he's finished but who wants to die "standing," the dictator who lives through control, yet want waits for the end an end he cannot control.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  21. nancyC

    Mr. Mubark in his speech tonight thanked his sons and daughters and told
    them he hears and feels their problems. Mr. Mubark is what we call an
    abusive father. He will not listen to the people of Egypt, (sons and daughters) but will verbally, emotionally, and physically abuse the people
    of Egypt. This will continue until the people of Egypt take over the power.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  22. Ali Alhedai

    What Mubark is doing is not surprising from someone who ruled Egypt with an iron fist for three decades.
    What I find surprising is why the US administration thinks that the ideals of democracy, liberties and respect human rights are good for the US, Israel and the west, yet they are dangerous when it comes to countries ruled by dictators supported by the US such as Sudan and Egypt

    February 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  23. Nisreen

    Thank you…. Thank you… Thank you…

    I can’t thank you enough for revealing all the deceit of the Egyptian regime. Millions of Egyptians inside, and outside, Egypt are avidly following your program. Please keep it up.

    The deliberately vague, and deceitful speeches of Mubarak & Soliman today is exactly why Egyptians around the world, not just in Egypt, are demanding the whole regime must go.

    I have a question I would like you, Prof. Ajami and other experts to answer:
    Could either of the following scenarios work in Egypt now, or does the Army have to lead the revolution for this to happen?

    1.The head of the state dissolves the parliament, in accordance with Article 136 of the present Egyptian Constitution. He then resigns. The Chief Justice of the Constitution Supreme Court becomes the Interim President, in accordance with Article 84, as there is no parliament. The Interim President holds a national referendum on the changes/amendments to the constitution, in accordance with Article 152. He then calls for Parliamentary elections, then Presidential election according to the amendments. Those elections could be retroactively reviewed by the parliament according to Article 147.

    2.When the revolution/coup d'état took place in July 52, the King (head of the state) was removed on 26 July. Muhammad Naguib, 1st President of Egypt, was appointed on 28 July. The 1923 Egyptian Constitution was revoked on 9 Dec, and a new one was proclaimed on 10 Feb 53.

    Thank you for the honorable, wonderful work you continue to do

    February 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  24. Jim Whiteside

    STAND FIRM Egyptians, STAND FIRM
    The free world applauds your diligence!

    February 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  25. Nalini

    Good evening Anderson.
    Firstly, great that you are back safely.
    The entire world continues to be shocked by the Egyptian uprising.
    Clearly Hosni Mubarak is deluded. Indeed he is acting as though the Egyptian people have no basis for their revolt and he needs to stay in power to save Egypt...from whom and what? Does he not understand its from him and his regime? It's not about shuffling and lateral movements...its move out!! Article 82 really seems vague but one thing for sure is they want him out. Excellent coverage and thanks to you, Hala, Arwa, Ben, Fred, Ivan and the CNN crew for risking your lives and "collecting blows" as we say in the Caribbean to bring us the news.Friday is Frightening.....Frightenday!

    February 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  26. M Salah

    And yes I am setting on American air line first class from LGA to DFW trust I developed this technology and deserve to enjoy the best of life can offer me, but I will go back to pay my dues. Thanks again

    February 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  27. M Salah

    Anderson, his is no longer in charge , it is all his VP, and the Army is divided
    I hope I am wrong, but they set up the people to go violent , then by name of restore orders the army will finishe the uprise.
    Please stay with this story I thank you but you and CNN the only station in the US shown the puppet we keep in power to advance our agenda in the price of this poor people which I left them 30 years ago when I young officer take my place in a line and I decided I am better than this country, yes we are the guilty generation, thank you brother. Salah

    February 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
  28. Kirsten

    I think Mubarak deliberately angered the protesters with that speech to incite violence in peaceful protests thus causing the chaos he keeps predicting. He wants a bloodbath and i only hope the protesters stay strong and peaceful during the next couple days.
    Also, they really need to find a leader...

    February 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  29. Gail Simon Chafik

    UPDATE: According to DEBKAFILE ISRAEL today-King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia allegedly suffered a fatal heart attack after a heated discussion with President Obama about his treatment of President Mubarak and his stance on Egypt Obama's reaction for Abdullah's turning to Tehran to help support Mubarak. There are are a variety of rumors milling about regarding the truth of what transpired...another being that he is now recuperating at his palace in Morocco. If it is in fact verified as fact-the Middle East now sits on a very jagged precipice...all it will take is one little rock to move and..BOOM..The arid,savage,desert will open up a black hole to hell..
    Let us pray not.

    February 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  30. Dina Elsherif

    Anderson, Mubarak has clearly lost his mind. As you say, he thinks he is Egypt. Do you stand against Hitler or do you walk away?

    February 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm |