February 10th, 2011
09:54 PM ET

Mubarak Defies Rumors, Not Stepping Down: Join the Live Chat

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The biggest protest yet could take place in Cairo Friday after President Mubarak defied rumors and didn't not step down. Instead he "delegated powers" to the his vice president. We'll have the latest developments from Egypt and tonight's other headlines.

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soundoff (491 Responses)
  1. lisal -canada

    we should be picturing something other than a bloodbath tomorrow or any time in the near future – we need to think of solutions for the poeple of egypt, not problems – picture their successes

    February 11, 2011 at 12:00 am |
  2. Carolyn

    What a day... what a night... Egypt you are in out thoughts and prayers...

    February 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  3. Emily

    Thanks for:
    "His name is Amr Moussa"
    I'll keep an eye out for him.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  4. Maha

    Thank you Anderson & team for being our voices and telling us the truth. Our respect and gratitude are endless. God bless.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  5. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! I hope Friday will prove to be a day of success for the Egyptians' freedom!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  6. Sahar from brookln,ny

    Have a good night Anderson tomorrow is another day let us see what is going to happens

    February 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, Ohio

    A new day is dawning in Egypt. Stay safe Ben, Ivan, Fred, Nic, and Arwa.

    Good night Anderson, Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    Good luck Egypt!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm |
  8. Sayed

    Dignity and Liberty are natural rights of all Peoples, inculding the Egytian People.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  9. Maha

    @ Carolyn
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. As I've said, this is humanity at its best. Thank you, world!!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    P.S. To All Egyptian people......
    Don't give up your life!!!! Keep going fight against him!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  11. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Jana, Nina, & Bloggers.
    Good night, Maha! I hope that everything will be peaceful in Egypt today. Thanks for your postings on the blog. Hope to see you again!

    Wonderful show & blog tonight. Thanks for the two hours of coverage.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  12. Lori

    Good night Anderson. Sleep well.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  13. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Emily, "Unbelievable! Did you hear anything from other leaders on the region today? (Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, etc)"

    Just the same types of statements that Obama gave today. No one seems to want to take an aggressive stand.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  14. Maha

    @ Emily
    Egypt is full of great leaders who have been kept in the dark.
    First name that comes to mind, and he's someone who was part of the former regime for a while but is a great politician, someone who will see to it that this is a secular or civil state. His name is Amr Moussa. He's the current sec. general of the Arab League but his term will soon be over. Moussa will put this country on the right path and pave the way for a much better future.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  15. Carolyn

    Thank you Anderson Cooper, CNN, and everyone on the side of Peace... Blessings To All!!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  16. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Night Anderson and staff, thank-you Anderson for your honest reporting and other reporters in Egypt who are putting their lives on the line for the truth.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
  17. Lori

    Good night everyone.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
  18. Chi

    Dear AC and AC360 crew and CNNers, if you are coming back to Egypt, pls take care 🙁

    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  19. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Maha, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you almost tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Thanks for let me so up late 2 hours, *WHEW!*

    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you almost tomorrow night!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  20. Lori

    It seems to me that he could not let himself just step down. What he did today was spit in the face of the protestors and everyone who was following this story, believing that he would step down today.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  21. Carolyn

    @Maha – yes, yes, yes... the decent people of Egypt shall prevail... God Bless You, Dear Soul!!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  22. Paula, Colorado

    It's fascinating to hear so many say they have never seen anything like what is happening in Egypt. I continue to pray for all there. I hope you get some rest after the long day, Anderson. Great coverage, once again!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  23. Todd

    I don't think the common people of Egypt want extremism, but in times of national stress the will of the people can often be trampled. Also, even if an anti-American government were to arise, it does not mean it is by definition extremist.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  24. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "Abdullah also had his nerve to warn Obama not to "humiliate" Mubarak."
    Unbelievable! Did you hear anything from other leaders on the region today? (Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, etc)

    February 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Maha – thank you for the definition of your name. In some Native American Nations, deer is the totem of unconditional love (&i bet your eyes are beutiful too).

    I'm glad to see that the lesson of Ghandi has not been lost. He has been my hero since i was a little girl.

    I'm going to sign off for the night, but will continue to watch the news from Egypt.

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Entire Team 360 – you all have done a remarkable job tonight and every night.
    Goodnight fellow writers – unbelievable conversation! I wish for you All to be safe and have a peaceful day.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  26. lisal -canada

    good night all – thanks to those who work tirelessly to demonstrate that the principles of truth and freedom should be enough

    February 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I must say that I have enjoy reading all of yours comments as usually!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  28. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Don't give-up people of Egypt, we the world are hearing you!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  29. Jack in NL Canada

    Love the show and all the commentators. Have to go now as morning is just around the corner here in Newfoundland, Canada. Great work Anderson and to all who are able to have a say on this very inportant topic. Blessing to all!! Good Night!!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  30. Howard Brown

    India's independence movement had Grandi and America's civil rights movement had MLK as leaders for their non-violent action. In Egypt millions of people are spontaneously organizing themselves, regulating their own behavior in the face of great hardship, without violence or any central leadership. This may be the most civilized human rights revolution in history. Egyptians are showing the world what civilization means.


    February 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  31. Emily

    "We thought we were there, now we realize we're not that close and need to go back and push again."
    Sounds like you are a part of 'the silent majority' that we all hear much afterward. That's great!
    Who do you think could take the place of Mubarak?
    We don't hear any names.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  32. lisal -canada

    revolutions seem to be traditionally thought of as the poor uneducated lower crust of the population who are dissatisfied with their lot in life – in many cases this is true – but that is not the case here – there is a wide cross-section of people who are represented this event

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  33. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Wael is a brave young man but he is willing to die for the future of his children and others. I feel that he will be capture and tortured, if this isn't taken care of soon. May God watch over him and those who want, what we take for granted every day.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  34. Maha

    We're trying to keep everyone in the world as close as possible to everything we're seeing and living. The support we're getting from people (not leaderships) all over the world has been overwhelming. Humanity at its best!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  35. Cessy - Chicago

    what a great night and interesting discussions! Thanks, AC crew 🙂

    praying for a peaceful Friday for Egypt!

    have a wonderful night! get some rest, tomorrow will be another busy night!

    Be safe!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  36. Lori

    When you look at this situation in the moment you really feel the sting of violence on the people. However, you know that Egypt is now changed forever. The people have really left their mark on the history of the country.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  37. Ranya

    May I ask that from what you've been seeing on TV for over two weeks, does it seem to you that those people are interested in an extreme regime? nobody wants oppression and especially not those who fought so hard for freedom and lived so long under corruption and oppression. I understand our government’s concern about extremist, but not every Muslim is a Taliban. In fact, the majority are moderate people just like people in America. there are people on the far right, and those on the far left, and the majority are in the middle and that's how Democracy works, not by oppressing the voices we disagree with.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  38. Marleen


    The crowd in Liberation Square only represent a very small percentage of the Egyptian people. Those may be the people of Egypt who are open-minded and ready for change. Now for the rest of the population, I do not know that, that is the same. They may want more jobs and a more productive economy, but if that means they have to change their culture, I do not know that they will be very open to that. Keep in mind, the government is not the only cruel representation of the Egyptian people. Some of the people themselves are cruel natured, and that is probably due to the suffering from the Mubarak regime. I do not disagree that things must change; what I am arguing is the fact that the majority of the Egyptian people may not be ready or open to that.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  39. Ellen

    Anderson -awesome job! Those few days in hiding must have been terrifying, you are still reporting the best. Egypt our hearts are with you. Go leave the whole government

    February 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
  40. Bala Swaminathan

    AC is brave in doing what journalists are supposed to do–keep 'em honest by reporting the truth. I wish he had gone to Sri Lanka in 2009–every report I read says that the SL govt. committed heinous crime against humanity. It's a shame there was no Anderson on the ground for the victims of SL govt. brutality.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Kathy and Starr......
    Agreed!!!!!! I think you're both right, we can do it for people to burn candle...... I hope we do that! 🙂

    February 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
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