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February 11th, 2011
11:42 PM ET
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Joe Fraser

    Everyone keeps asking what is next. Remember the Contential Congress. What did they do? Two things Wrote a Constitution and a Bill of Rights. But Remember it took two years to finish

    February 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  2. dib banna

    Anderson,keep up the good work.Thank you

    February 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  3. David Evans

    Make no mistake, noble Egyptian people; The struggle has only begun. Your generals are bought with US taxes, and they will not easily forsake the golden goose. Mubarak was a tool of US empire, and the generals will remain a tool of US Empire if your emerging leadership fails to recognize this and skillfully steer your democracy around such a huge obstacle. Your populist will is already in conflict with the will of US/Zionist regional goals. Your sympathies lie with Gaza and all of Palestine. Your will to dislodge US hegemony that still enslaves your Arab brothers is also in conflict with the will of your compromised generals. Good luck and may Allah bless you in your continuing struggle for justice.

    February 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
  4. Connie Darnell

    After watching the events in Egypt for the past days, I've been wondering just what we (the American people, not the American government) might be able to do to help Egypt rebuild.

    I'm sure there are individuals who might be able to help people set up a business plan or assess their community's needs.

    Perhaps there are existing or planned businesses who could be matched with private funding.

    I don't know, but it would be interesting to see what your viewers might come up with. I just think a people to people effort might be successful in this environment and there are Americans who would like to support these courageous people in ways other than just throwing money at the issue.

    February 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  5. Nini

    While you Mr. Cooper were so so passionate about Egypt as I watched I couldn't help but to wonder where was all this passion for the people of Iran when they were being slaughtered in the streets.
    Where were you when Neda died?

    February 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  6. dale caldwell

    i have been very impressed by cnn's coverage of the events in egypt. perhaps the night of "fear has been defeated, there's no turning back" is as eloquent a piece of television journalism as there has ever been.

    but i think one of the most important aspects of this revolution has not been noticed, although mr. ghonim has alluded to it by calling it "revolution 2.0." what ever happens next, and no matter how it ends (i mean, it could be 1789 all over again), this is the first wiki revolution. what mr. ghonim said in reply to wolf blitzer about the leaders of the revolution being the 8 million egyptians is very significant. the reporters keep looking for one leader. but that is not how things work in the post modern world.

    we live in very revolutionary times, and not just in politics.

    now if the united states would only put some pressure on israel to end it's concentration camps of palestinians, perhaps there would be much less reason for people through the near east to b anti-american.

    February 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  7. maria from Scarsdale, NY

    Hello Anderson,

    I watch your show almost daily and really enjoy your evening topics. In addition, you did a commendable and terrific job in Cairo!! I wanted to ask if you can continue to remind your viewers that the real heroes beside of course the people in Egypt, the folk in Tahrir Square and all the dedicated news people.) That the true heroes are those that died during the protests and their families that need to still carry on with out them. I know you have touched upon this matter, but they should be at the top of the list of unforgotten heroes.

    Again, I truly celebrate your out of the main stream journalism and hope you continue with all the gusto you bring to the show.

    Best to you,
    Maria from Scarsdale, NY

    February 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  8. melissa

    After agonizing thru Piers Morgan repeatedly asking of his every guest why the Egyptian demonstrators weren't turning to violence, aren't they going to have a bloodbath, won't this turn to mass killings etc. AC360 followed presenting the facts with honesty and clarity. It is a serious situation for these valiant people that effects the whole world. It certainly does not need any hype! Excellent work A360!

    February 12, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  9. Kathy

    Congratulations to the people of Egypt for setting an example for the rest of the world that change can be achieved without violence. It's a remarkable thing to see that crowds that large can inspire a sense of peace and hope. Good on you Egypt! Everyone else, pay attention!

    February 12, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  10. Najwa Perugini

    hi cnn, love you ac360,good job on egypit reporting,i can read arabic so when i was watching tv about egypit iwas reading the crowd sings one sing reed "man move away i miss my wife,gut merrid 20 days ago.

    February 12, 2011 at 8:44 am |
  11. chung hui

    Next is chinese .the chinese people will rise to the oppression

    February 12, 2011 at 6:53 am |
  12. Mekonnen

    Anderson! you are super. congratulation, Egyptian are the owner of this unbelievable history. But without coverage like yours and support with the Adminstration who knows what happens. Thank you. And could you please visit with your coverage every where dictators won election over 90% see what is happening to a young Ethiopian journalist. "ethiomedia.com" Tell every one America would be better siding with the people.including this the so called analysts who undermine the people. Osama could have been in Americans hand a long time ago. These Dictators are playing game with America. it is real business for these guys as long as America is on their side.

    February 12, 2011 at 3:32 am |
  13. paul

    Hi Anderson,
    I as an Iranian American national admire your courage and pasion, the way you brought this wonderful Egyptian revolution to us to witness ,for some of us who follow this event from day one have no doubt you have special place in heart and mind of Egyptian and freedom loving people around the world,you and other CNN correspondent at the seen of the event are part of this revolution and her success.

    February 12, 2011 at 3:26 am |
  14. Terry leskow

    Watching the events in Egypt live brought tears to my eyes. All people have the right to live free and without fear. Thank you CNN for letting the American people see history in the making. I was cheering for The people of Egypt and proud of the way they stood , peaceful and without compromise.

    February 12, 2011 at 2:53 am |
  15. norma

    I no nothing of these people, and I have never been to their country, But today I cried, I heard their cheers of freedom, and I cried, I want every human on this earth to know and feel what we have here in the USA, we may not be perfect, but we are free.

    February 12, 2011 at 2:44 am |
  16. fd

    Yeah ! Tnen, why don't you ask John Woolsey ex CIA director who found himself a new virginity how he agree for years and even help Egypt police to torture people. USA with Israel influence was so worry about egypt, they let go torture for 20 years...
    meanwhile, go ahead invite war criminals criminal on your show.
    USA politics on Egypt is directes obviously by Isreael worry. well ok am an isreael friend. But this paternalism with hidden interest makes me sick
    egyptians have a MI A1 abrams tank factory in egypt I think it is mure worry for USA than democracy. thet is what they call-transition, that no arms wouls be sused agains isreal...

    February 12, 2011 at 2:30 am |
  17. Lori Pena

    I'm afraid that there are so far too many here in America, at least certainly amongst my peers, that have not been tuned in to this amazing shift in history happening before us during these past couple of weeks and especially the last 48 hours... Is it just that? Not tuning in because it indeed can be easy to consider issues "out of sight, out of mind"? The series of events happening in egypt have moved me and I'd really love to see my peers catching up to understand why it is an incredibly important and revolutionary change in history, For Egypt forever; our textbooks forever, and the admiration for the relentless, yet peaceful union of the people who have now inspired us deeply, and many other regions- may contribute to lots of changes throughout our nation and the world. It disappoints me that so many of my peers aren't really quite aware of what kind of history is unfolding here. If they tuned in, however, they'd be with it 100% and excited just the same for the Egyptian people... How do we get them to watch?!

    February 12, 2011 at 2:29 am |
  18. Rich Calliger

    As CNN has shown the "power of the press" (sic)
    why not, at least surreptitiously, get the
    cameras and videos into Iran...why stop
    with just Egypt..get the press in all the
    middle east dictators and titillate their
    turbines...

    Love your approach,

    RHC

    February 12, 2011 at 2:24 am |
  19. zahir

    I am proud of the Egyptian people for standing up against tyranny.I hope that the Afghan people will follow in the same foot steps and overthrow the criminals that are in power of their own country as well.Lets keep in mind that these criminals did not have a pot to piss in a few years ago,but are now living in lavish mansions and driving expensive cars, while the rest of the country cannot even feed themselves.

    February 12, 2011 at 2:04 am |
  20. Jerry B from the South Poconos in PA

    Thank You Anderson and the whole CNN Team for your personal risks to bring Egypt back to Life! God be With You ALL!

    February 12, 2011 at 2:01 am |
  21. Billy Byrd

    Happy forth of July from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with love. God bless you all you are one your way.

    Sincerely yours

    Billy Byrd

    February 12, 2011 at 2:00 am |
  22. Harold

    Anderson – Egypt needs a new constitution and if it is to be written soon then Egypt will need constitutional experts from other countries. If an election is to be held then Egypt definitely needs the constitution first just so as to define electoral districts and election laws. All this planning is going to take more than a year. Meanwhile, I hope the people will have townhall meetings to get to know who their local member of parliament is going to be.

    February 12, 2011 at 1:32 am |
  23. Alaa Shaker

    I believe that the media has a huge effect on the people watching events like the uprising in Egypt; they can either brainwash them, or deliver a professional, unbiased picture of what happens on the ground, and the latter usually requires undergoing huge measures of risk and danger. I salute and wholeheartedly thank the CNN crew covering, reporting and analyzing the recent events in Egypt – you have helped create a bridge between the beautiful, peaceful, legitimate uprising in Egypt and the whole world watching it, and by being that professional you helped them judge and take sides based on their very own opinions. Your support of our cause helped the heroes in Egypt get the both the local and international support they needed to pass this critical phase. Even though the US (government, then the people) feared that Mubarak leaving would mean losing their only ally, and hence causing much instability in the region that would threaten their interests, by that bridge you constructed, you’ve helped the US gain more “friends” by really promoting democracy, freedom, peace and human rights – what Obama summarized in his last speech. The government and the people of the US now can gain more allies in the region, the correct way! Thank you, for doing the right thing…

    February 12, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  24. jimmy kassem

    You are one of us
    If i have power and command in egypt i will give you QULADET ELNILE every and eath word you have side about this guyes in TAHRIR SQUARE
    Also i"m so sorry about your experience for this regime people.but what can i say now really ......YOU ARE ONE OF US.

    February 12, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  25. Kuroush from Baltimore

    Hi,
    I am from Iran. 32 yrs ago the same day, the same joy was felt in my country. I feel so happy for brave Egyptians. I hope their precious revolution does not fall into wrong hands, the way our did. I am so appreciative of what CNN, and journalists, like yourself Mr. Anderson did for spreading the word and voice of a nation fighting for freedom.
    Thank you, I feel so humbled in front of your grave efforts, helping Egyptians achieve their goal.

    February 12, 2011 at 12:03 am |
  26. ronald boyd

    Anarchy is the true freedom dont live by the lies of democracy

    February 12, 2011 at 12:02 am |
  27. Lynn

    It is amazing to see the orderliness of the egyption people who have been able to stick with their non-violent process....in part because they don't have a culture of guns and alcohol. They are an example to the world of how it can be done.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  28. David Greenberg MD

    Dear Anderson,

    It has been wonderful to watch freedom and democracy unfold in Cairo, hope for the future.
    I find it somewhat ironic that the time it took to bring about this change in freedom took 18 days. As a Jew 18 is a very special number. " Chai " which is 18, means To Life. We say when we drink L' Chaim to life. Maybe this number of days to achieve their freedom will truly mean to life and the irony of the time is Besheart ( it was meant to be ).
    Hopefully it will also reflect an ongoing respect and relationship with their democratic neighbor.

    Thank you for helping us watch this wonderful event.

    David Greenberg MD
    Colorado Springs, CO

    February 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm |