**BREAKING: EGYPT- Mubarak to Step Down; UPDATE: Mubarak refuses to leave (2/10/2011)
Posted by FactReal on February 10, 2011
|11:45AM E.T. Reports indicate Mubarak to step down today…
– DRUDGE: Egyptian army steps in…
– NBC NEWS: Mubarak To Step Down, Vice President Suleiman To Take Over As Leader
– FNC’s BRET BAIER: Nile TV: Mubarak address to be broadcast tonight was actually taped yesterday Mubarak may not be in Cairo now and may be in Sharm el Sheik
– FNC’s Jon Scott: I am calling what appears to be happening in #Egypt an “organized coup.”
– Panetta has clarified Egypt remarks: “continuing to monitor”. No indie intel re Mubarak
– NYT: CIA Director Leon E. Panetta says “strong likelihood” says Mubarak would step down by the end of the day
– NBC: PER our NBC translator: Egyptian TV just announced Mubarak is meeting with the vice president now in the presidential palace in cairo
– BBC: State TV in #Egypt reporting that President #Mubarak holding talks with his Vice President Suleiman
– WAPO: Egypt’s state-run media starting to shift from pro-Mubarak coverage
– NYT: Panetta appears to walk-back comments, says he echoed press reports and has no CIA intelligence that Mubarak is stepping down
– DRUDGE: OBAMA: ‘Have to wait and see what’s going on’
– BN: Obama, in Michigan, comments on Egypt: “It is a moment of transformation; people of Egypt are calling for change” “We are witnessing history unfold,” Obama said. (Yes, we witness history every day!)
– Al Arabiya: News reports that Mubarak has transferred power to Vice President Omar Suleiman
– CNN: Egypt’s Info Min: Mubarak NOT leaving
UPDATE 2:00PM E.T.
– CNN & FOX: Awaiting for Mubarak to Speak…he’ll step down
– Conflicting info…is Mubarak leaving or not?
UPDATE 2:30PM E.T.
– Director of National Intelligence: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Largely Secular,’ ‘Has Eschewed Violence’ (Video)
UPDATE 2:46PM E.T.
– REUTERS: Mubarak starts his televised address to the Egyptian people:
— Mubarak says that those who died did not die in vain in the unrest, and he feels the pain of those who lost family
— Mubarak says he responds to demands with commitment and will not go back and that he believes in the honesty of protester demands and intentions
— Mubarak says he will not accept foreign dictation whatever the justification
— Mubarak says he is committed to protect the constitution until a transfer of power to whoever is elected in an honest election
— Mubarak calling for amendment of 6 constitutional articles
– Developing: President Mubarak calls to continue national dialogue, away from disputes
– FLASH: President Mubarak says to delegate powers to VP Omar Suleiman, according to constitution
– President Mubarak says will not leave Egypt. Protesters in Tahrir Square shout “down, down Hosni Mubarak
|UPDATE 4:03PM E.T.
Mubarak finishes speech:
REUTERS: Mubarak said he will not leave Egypt
UPDATE 4:35PM E.T.
– REUTERS: Egypt’s Vice President is speaking in a televised address after Mubarak handed him presidential powers
– REUTERS: Mubarak says he will transfer power but won’t resign
– AP: Ahmadinejad: Egypt’s popular uprising shows a new Islamic Middle East is emerging
UPDATE 9:00PM E.T.
– Obama didn’t want to meddle in Iranian’s 2009 uprising, but now releases stern statement on Egypt
|UPDATE 2/11/2011 11:07AM E.T.
**BREAKING NEWS: MUBARAK STEPS DOWN…What’s next? (2/11/2011)