February 11th, 2011
11:26 PM ET
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. narmar

    now,our children teaches us that freedom was more important than life.you see we smell new air .we see for the first time a new world and the more thing we got the respect of the whole world,and i hope we are not going back for revenge, no, only the future – we can make a bright future for all the Egyptians .and for these young boys and girls who stand all these days alone against the force ,we must celebrate

    February 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  2. Travis Mitchell, Micthe Arte

    There is much much more to be done ! I cried reading and watching ! It was an inspiration to the plight of every person who has ever faced fear head on and won. But it is now up the the military will be the ones that is needed to watch for. i hope that the Police and other assortments that have created this regime ahh got to go . HAPPY VD DAY

    February 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  3. Seph Bay

    Hello Anderson,

    We should all ask the question, What's the point of freedom?

    From Mahatma Gandhi in India, to the so-called "People Power" of the Philippines, to the repeal of apartheid in South Africa, and now the Egyptian "revolution," what's the point of their freedom if the economic objectives are not achieved?

    India's been free for more than half a century, they're still the poorest democracy on the planet. The Philippines replaced the so-called "dictator" in 1986, but after thirty years the son of president Corazon Aquino who is now the president of the Philippines has done nothing to benefit the economy. Same goes with Nelson Mandela, how many jobs or industries did he create?

    And now you have Egypt where most of the college graduates only aspire for a civil service position.

    What's the point of freedom?
    A status symbol?
    The first step to prosperity or development, (which is a non-sequitur statement)?

    Do you mind asking the experts this question?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  4. MG

    Egyptian ancient treasures are being robbed. This is an insider job. Minster of antiquities Zahy Hawas visited the museum the second day after the break in and came on almost all networks and confirmed tha except for few broken items, nothing was missing. For him to come back a couple of weeks later and say that those significant items are missing tells us that the thief knew exactly what was he looking for and not a common criminal like the ones caught. This points the finger to high-level officials including the minister himself. It was rumored that he helped the Mubaraks sell some of Egypt treasures before. So we shouldn't be very surprised about his action today. Unesco must get involved right away along with the Interpol. An international investigation must begin immediately as well. Egypt had been drained financially over the past 30 years, now they are robbing its history.
    CNN, might go and take a look and investigate as well.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  5. Lyla El-Safy


    Your work on the Egyptian Revolution has been extraordinary. Our family watched regularly and we feel such gratitude towards you for the honesty, commitment, courage and directness of your reporting on this historic series of events. It has been refreshing and inspiring.

    I wrote to CNN already recommending you for a Pulitzer Prize, and want to let you know personally as well that your reporting made such a difference to so many people.


    February 14, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  6. terry cacos

    Bravo very good job on Egypt,help them as much as you can. Liberty is for everyone.

    February 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
  7. Zemmaye

    Anderson, Thank you for becoming an engine of change! The change would not have been possible without reports like you and Facebook. You are a real HERO here!
    One Comment, You report about Egypt identified Egypt as "Egypt" or "This Arab" Country. It's True! However, when you report about Ethiopia or Sudan, you refer to them as "This African Nation". Not sure how these three countries are different? American reports have somehow followed the old colonizer mentality that identifies sovereign countries as a Continent...as in re-drawn territory. It will be great if you can identify Countries in Africa, with their own sovereign name instead of a "Nation In Africa"...the same as you have for Egypt. So that the Sarah Palin of the world will stop thinking that Africa is a Country 🙂 Thank you AC360!!
    Zema from Addis Abeba

    February 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  8. Mohammed

    Mr. Cooper,
    you are one of the Heros as well, you tasted for a few seconds when pro-Mubabrak attacked you what is the Egyptians have suffered from for 30 years, beating, punishing, and torture. You are a well known anchor all over the world and they attacked both of you and your crew as well, how about the common people getting punished then?
    It was a great move to come back to the states, not because you got scared for what did took place there at Egypt, you took it like a man, you did.
    my advise to you for future refrence is:
    Stay away from the battle field, somebody like you can do a lot from your AC360 than just a soldier in the battle field. Beleive me, your crew can go for whatever the actions are, and according to the Facts they send you, you can take it and go with it.
    I watched you at the Iraq war as well, obviuosly you like dangerous missions, it runs in your blood.
    finally, Thank you so much for everything you have done for the Egyptian Revolution, for you courage and keep them honest.
    be safe please.

    February 13, 2011 at 5:05 am |
  9. Joseph

    I just want to say again thanks AC360 for excellent coverage of the events of the great revolution back in my home country! I was never more proud to be an Egyptian!

    February 13, 2011 at 12:28 am |
  10. Amna

    You know what is amazing, they are cleaning up their cities. Literally with mops, brushes, just scrubbing down Tahrir Square, wiping away graffiti, clearing out garbage. What an amazing people, such pride in their nation is moving and inspiring!

    February 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  11. Mai (Minneapolis)

    Thanks AC for being the voice of the voiceless.

    February 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  12. Tenu

    Those people who speaks the truth are heros, and you are one ! Your are luck to come alive from that situation. Had it been in Ethiopia you would'nt have come out alive. Hundreds are in exile and most of them here in America. Now the next will be Ethiopia. Please continue to speak no matter poor or rich country. The poor are voiceless be their voice. Ethiopia Will Be Next!! and please tell the world the truth as you did for Egypt

    February 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  13. Hani Atalla

    Anderson, Hala, Arwa, Ivan, Ben, Nick, and the rest of the CNN crew who covered the events in Egypt,

    A warm hearted THANK YOU for your brave coverage of the events in Egypt.

    I am optimistic that when you visit Cairo next, it would be to cover the transfer of power to a genuinely elected president who would serve the needs of his people not his own.

    God bless.

    Hani Atalla (an Egyptian)

    February 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  14. Rui

    People have power! I have mentioned before that the younger people of our world are not afraid of the old school boys club of running a country.
    Although, if this leads to a domino affect in many countries could this eventually result in a excuse for a new world order government with the same rules for everyone? Sounds peaceful?

    February 12, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  15. joe

    mr cooper you are a credit to the first amendment..you are just what the founding fathers wanted.. THE TRUTH IN ALL MATTERS PATRITISM WITHOUT THE TRUTH IS LIKE A FOOL CHACEING THE FOOLISH

    February 12, 2011 at 4:44 am |
  16. Hady Kheder

    from the middle east that should off been

    February 12, 2011 at 1:58 am |
  17. Hady Kheder

    Thank you, deep from the heart of Egyptian American who wished to be in Egypt during this historic time. You made all of us feel we are in the middle of it all. You put yourself in harm way for your daily report and for that I and all Egyptian American I know are very grateful for your hard work and absolutely best truthful fair coverage from the middle for a long time

    February 12, 2011 at 1:55 am |