Muslim Brotherhood to meet Egyptian vice president

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    hummm, he met with these 2 ( I have no idea how large a following these have - Tagammu and Wafd parties),now he'll meet with the MB...



    from a political standpoint this is a win for the MB, the MB can say they have met with the Veep or titular head of the gov. and can steal some primacy/legitimacy aside from their numbers, amongst the rest?


    If the MB leave the meeting without Mubarak's head, what can we infer from that?:eusa_think:


    reading the dispatch below it seems as if a tentative normalcy is creeping in?


    Suleiman Set for Talks With Egypt Parties as Protests Linger
    February 06, 2011, 2:57 AM EST

    Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman will meet with opposition leaders today to discuss possible constitutional changes and avert an escalation of protests demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

    Suleiman, who met with leaders of the Tagammu and Wafd parties, may name today a committee of 25 people to prepare amendments, said Nabil Zaki, Tagammu party spokesman. The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition faction, will also meet with government officials today.

    Egypt’s banks will open today for the first time in more than a week, amid signs that violence is ebbing, after claiming as many as 300 lives, according to the United Nations. Oil prices and Egyptian credit-default swaps fell on Friday on optimism about the talks, a process backed by the White House. Egypt’s courts are also to resume business, Al Arabiya reported, citing the Justice Ministry.

    “It’s important to support the transition process announced by the Egyptian government,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a speech in Munich. The region as a whole “is being battered by a perfect storm of powerful trends” such as a rising population of people under the age of 30 who cannot find work.

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    Suleiman Set for Talks With Egypt Parties as Protests Linger - Businessweek
     
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    Egypt's Brotherhood to hold talks with government - Yahoo! News

    Another from another source. This is not good. Obama may get Mubarak out just to see hardline Islamic Fundamentalists take over.

    And who actually believes them when they claim they will not order women to cover up and a renouncement of the Israeli Peace Treaty?
     
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    It's the Egyptians who will 'get Mubarak out', not Obama.
     
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    don't be silly...nothing happens without Obama's say so. :lol:
     
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    Apparently not. Perhaps we should give the whole world the right to vote for POTUS... since our POTUS seems to decide what happens in what country, who leads each country, etc.

    This is laughable. So I'm laughing. :lol::lol:
     
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    source
     
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    kiss democracy goodbye. gooood bye.
     
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    We shouldn't be involved with creating Egypt's new Government. This will prove to be just another Foreign Policy blunder on our part. The U.S. Government is making a huge mistake getting this involved. Their new Government will now be our responsibility. Do American Citizens really want that responsibility? I seriously doubt it. Just another case of our Politicians selling us out. When or if their new Government becomes a disaster,who do you think the Egyptians will blame? I can assure you it wont be themselves. They'll just blame that "Mean Ole America" again. Aggressive Foreign Interventionism is a Lose/Lose for us in the end. Our politicians just can't seem to help themselves though. How sad.
     
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    absolutely, we should step back, step out, take our 1.4 billion with us and drink a big glass of stfu. Let the chips fall where they may. I bet Israel could use an extra 1.4 Billion about now.
     
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    Except that, if Egypt goes the same way as Iran (bearing that Iranians wanted democracy, and ended up with a bunch of fucking whackjobs in power), that would be very, very, very bad for everyone.... including Egyptians.
     

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