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Is anyone else worried about headlines that read “Protestors have won, Mubarak is stepping down”?

I thought the goal was to establish democracy in Egypt, and try to get rid of their crushing corruption? How does having Mubarak step down, to be replaced by his handpicked vice president, guarantee this will happen?

Something tells me that Mubarak is trying to pull a fast one in order to get the protests to stop.

I hope I’m wrong.

p.s. Here’s an example of that headline: “Egypt Protesters on Verge of Victory? Watch for the Demand”
Another one from Reddit: “Breaking news: Protesters have won! Mubarak stepping down!!!!”



  1. Gehenom wrote:

    The reddit link you got there was sarcastic – link went to an article whose headline is “Mubarak vows to stay until Sept. vote; VP cites ‘change’.”

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    He’ll control from the back. But that may not be an entirely bad thing. It may help the transition to a democratic process and keep out the undesirable elements. On the other hand his puppets may never allow a democracy to evolve. Like all dictators good or bad (are there any good ones?)they will not give up power easily and will appoint someone to continue after them.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink
  3. Jason Ray wrote:

    And now he’s gone live and refused to leave. Nothing like the media to overpromise and underdeliver. Now everyone is ready to riot there, I hope nothing insane happens in the next 24 hours.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink
  4. Bard wrote:

    Breaking News: Generalissimo Fransisco Franco is dead

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    I do not believe the Reddit link was sarcastic.

    And Bard, you got it wrong. The breaking news is that Generalissimo Fransisco Franco is still dead.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  6. BTN wrote:

    Something intersting I heard the other day is that Egypt ‘s constitution requires an electiond within 60 days if Mubarak stesp down. Thats’ not much time, so the sooner he stesp down, the more likely that the new leaders will be from the current crop of politicians.

    From what I can tel, it is the young people that are protesting the hardest for his immedaite removal, yet they have the least to gain from a quick departure (particularly because the next goverment will have a huge impact for many decades).

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:25 am | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    I guess we are about to find out — Mubarak stepped down.

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink