Mubarak to step down soon

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    And he will, because if he doesn't now, they will storm the palace and take care of it themselves.

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    FoxNews.com - Egyptian President to Reportedly Respond to Protester Demands


    If he steps down, what will this mean for Egypt? Israel? The US?

    In my opinion there's a potential for gas prices to shoot threw the roof, simply because of the instable vacuum of power Mubarak will leave.

    I'm guessing though the ruling party will pick a new leader quickly and he will be installed to ensure some sort of stability. Let's watch as this plays out.
     
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    The Army is taking over. Given the possible alternatives, this is the best scenario.

    The Army is highly regarded in Egypyt, with the ranks filled with regular citizens. It's certainly a better alternative than turning the country over to some temporary politician who would be a target of the Islamic Brotherhood for a coup.
     
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    CNN is predicting he will go tonight. (It is Thursday, February 10th at 10 am EST.)
     
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    There's hundreds of thousands in Tahrir Square celebrating already. I wonder what would happen if this was all a joke and Mubarak comes out and say "Happy Egyptian April Fools Day". They'd have a fit and tear that city to pieces.
     
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    That's my point, sort of. He HAS to go now, or they will send him out on their own.

    Conflicting reports are now beginning to emerge, with the latest being a rumor from the military that he will remain in his position, but the military will assume leadership Egypt.

    Should happen any minute, so we'll know shortly.
     
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    Same old shit - different platter.
     
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    I heard that rumor too. Some in Mubarak's government are absolutely convinced that if Mubarak steps down there will be turmoil in the streets.

    Appearently I just heard on CNN that the CIA Director is saying though that it's a strong possibility that Mubarak will step down today and by tomorow night Egypt's Vice-President will be it's President. If that word alone gets back to Tahrir Square and it turns out to just be a rumor, Egypt will be shut down.
     
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    Do you think that the protestors in Egypt will accept this "transition"? Or are they going to say Hell no we want you and everybody connected to you OUT. And will he run to Saudi Arabia like the Tunisian President, or will he stay in Egypt?
     
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    Mubarak leaving and being replaced by one of his cronies will not be acceptable.
     

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