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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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  1. Andrea

    Mubarik has forgotten how he got to where he is now: He assasinated his president. Think that thought hasn't crossed a few minds tonight? Think Suleiman isn't counting his bullets right now?

    February 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  2. Sharon Hastings

    @Emily: Yes, I have wondered too what happened to the military being on the side of the people. But, the military leaders, generals, are Mubarak's people I think.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Diana

    We spent 3 weeks in Egypt in February 2010. What is happening in Luxor and Aswan? We walked all though Cairo, always feeling totally safe.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Emily, "Does the panel think that Mubarak (& Suleiman) have something more nefarious in mind?"

    I have always believed that Suleiman was just another Mubarak. His speech today did nothing to dispel my suspicions. If he is the "transitional" president he will just be a puppet for Mubarak.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  5. Nina

    @Rose from Muscoy, Calif
    'I feel it is going to be a bloody-Friday. I hope not, I will pray for the freedom of the Egyptian people. Remember, they said they will die, for their freedom of choice ect.'

    I have the same concerns and feel the "eyes of the world" would be their only protection

    February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  6. cicly

    weren't we all waiting for some kind of miracle? hoping beyond all hopes? of course this would be the outcome.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  7. Emily

    Khalid Abdalla relaying this story of the protesters. esp. the one whose brother who died fighting for freedom, is really heart-breaking.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  8. Lindsey (Canada)

    It's rather ironic, he's trying to control through violence and fear tactics, how can he not see his lies/deception/brutality are simply making this grow?

    February 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  9. Kenya

    Can't imagine the frustration of the protestors. It's like screaming to deaf ears. Now only time will tell.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  10. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I may be wrong, but i respect the Egyptian people and expect that they will continue a "peaceful" demonstration Friday.

    As Anderson said, day after day, the demonstrators have held their heads high and have resisted temptation to violence.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  11. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I fear the worst~ It is about to be a bloodbath.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  12. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    I feel it is going to be a bloody-Friday. I hope not, I will pray for the freedom of the Egyptian people. Remember, they said they will die, for their freedom of choice ect.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  13. Nina

    The people were beaten up right in front of the military because there seems to be a division within the military whereby most are going along with the presidential regime while others seems sympathetic towards the protesters.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    Yes, They do along each other as well, If they don't along each other will be more violence.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  15. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Can you imagine how narcissistically evil a dictator who holds down a whole country of people is? I really can't but Mubarak must be a nasty individual. I hope the people of Egypt are freed from Mubarakic's hell he has created for them.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  16. Lindsey (Canada)

    I'm worried that the this will confirm everyone's worst fears, a coup of mass proportions, it's certainly looking that way

    February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  17. cicly

    i'd like to know who else is waiting with him for the bloodbath. it isn't hard to imagine.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Hi everyone! The Egyptian people know they have been deceived. They aren't about to give up.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  19. Cessy - Chicago

    current situation in Egypt reminds me of how it was like during the People's Power Revolution...

    though I feel sad and frustrated for what it's going on in Cairo, we need to let the Egyptians decide what is best for them and for their country. This is their country afterall. I just hope and pray that they get what they want in a peaceful process

    February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  20. lilly

    Finally someone said it on television Mubarak is stupid! He need's to leave, no one wants him there!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Nina

    Protesters are enraged at Mubarak’s speech. The next couple of days will be very tense.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  22. Emily

    Does the panel think that Mubarak (& Suleiman) have something more nefarious in mind?

    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  23. cicly

    of course he's waitung for a bloodbath

    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yeah, Kathy...... I agree... It is very horrible situation holding 80 million people hostage right now.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  25. brian

    I dont like it, But its wait & see

    February 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  26. Emily

    Why are they in front of State TV?
    I thought that the Military & people got along?
    (on the whole, since it's a conscripted military)

    February 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  27. Chi

    Hope the situation will not get violent. Obviously, people not gonna leave the square.Guess they will stay there long without KFC 😀 Food for thoughts they have and will survive. Is Egypt a one man's land now? My God! For the people, pls.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  28. Olla

    Hi, I'm an Egyptian and I noticed that the voice of the recorded video of Mubarak's speech does not match the mouth movements. Including also the fact that part of the video was cut. Whats your thoughts about that? Thanks

    February 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  29. Nina

    It is sad that after all the protesting Mubarak and Suleiman still remain in power. I am delighted that the Egyptian people will not tolerate this and are united for change! The Egyptian people’s best protection is the “Eyes of the World”

    February 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  30. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Hi, Anderson and staff, to bad this monster didn't step-down. So, full of himself itis all about him not the people of Egypt.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  31. 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 10:04 pm |
  32. Sayed

    Transferring the powers of Mubarak to his handpicked VP a week ago or so would have been a very welcome step by the pro-Democracy protesters in Tahrir Square and all other parts of Egypt, I think. Now after raising expectations and more than 6 hours of agonizing anticipation, it is too little too late.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Kathy Vancouver BC

    OMG...Two old men are still holding 80 milliom people hostage.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Hello Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nichole, Nancy, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Nina, Heather, Sharon, Karyn,.....everyone.

    What a disappoint, but not a surprise from Mubarak!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  35. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    It's was so heartbreaking to watch all the peaceful protesters in Egypt today go from a jubilant crowd to pure anger. What a terrible letdown!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo 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, Chi, Jana, Karyn, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Happy Thursday night!!!
    We have breaking news tonight, President Mubarak will not step down until September, Protestors grew so angry at him right now.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Lindsey (Canada)

    Hello everyone, this is my 2nd time on a live blog chat, and I love the comments, it's very enlightening!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  38. LARRY SAVOIE

    Glad you got back ok.Great job man.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Nina

    Good evening Anderson and everyone

    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. lisal -canada

    hearing the people in the square and throughout the country say that they are willing to lay down their lives for their freedom, and then hearing that the people have been told they will get the things that they want ... that kind of sends chills down my spine

    February 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. I was busy all day and was shocked when I turned on the TV where CNN said that Mubarak would speak soon and was expected to step down. Then the outcome was shocking and so disappointing. I felt so badly for the brave Egyptian people who got their hopes up and were ready for a celebration. I pray for safety for all the protestors!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Emily

    I wonder if Mubarak thinks that the “foreign pressures” are these Egyptians that have never stood up to him in 30+ years?

    February 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Sayed

    The news coming from Cairo starting at about 5 pm local time enormously raised expectations. Communiqué number 1! Military Commander telling protesters their demands would be met. Leaks from high level reliable sources close to the ruling ND party. News agencies reports. Everybody (including the CIA chief) expected Mubarak to step down. After more than 6 hours of agonizing anticipation, Mubarak did not announce his stepping down, just transferring his powers to his handpicked VP within the frame of the constitution.
    Does anybody know what has actually transpired today in Cairo before and after 5 pm local time? I am dying to know.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Cessy - Chicago

    HELLO! and good evening wonderful AC360 staff and fans! i'm up for another interesting night!

    Hi! Anderson 🙂

    February 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Lindsey (Canada)

    Mubarak is fiddling like Nero did when Rome burned....and he won't stop

    February 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on live for two hours. Your coverage of Egypt today has been excellent. It's disappointing, though, to see the outcome of Pres. Mubarak's speech after all the excited anticipation.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Jana, Nina, & Bloggers.
    What a confusing day it's been.
    I think the fact that Mubarak has "delegated powers" shows just how he's ruled with an 'iron fist'. He's not been accountable to anyone ever.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. lilly

    good evening everyone, nice to see you again.
    had open house yesterday wasnt able to be here.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. LARRY SAVOIE

    I think we should stay out until the last minute only if necesawry.Let them deal with there own problems,we do have many of our own.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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