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the message

A man holds a portrait of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak reading ‘No You Can’t (copying Barack Obama’s famous ‘Yes We Can’) during a protest against Mubarak’s regime, following Friday prayers at the Beyazit square in Istanbul on February 4

Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 4 during ‘departure day’ demonstrations to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit

An anti-government protester, near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, celebrates after hearing a rumor that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will resign


10 Responses to “the message”


  1. 1 Dorothy Rissman
    February 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I was just reading on Al Jazeera. Looks like the writers and commentators on the site are not feeling so good about Obama.

    There seems to be a feeling that Obama is manipulating the situation and is totally supporting Mubarak. A number of really nasty American saying terrible things about Obama. Obama is not the man the Egyptian people thought he would be.

    The truth is Obama is trapped. What do they want him to do, take out Mubarak? If he does too much, people will think he is interfering with Egyptian policy. If he doesn’t try to manipulate the situation, he is a backer of Mubarak.

    Honestly, this whole issue is sand trap. How many crises can this president of our handle. It is overwhelming.

    • 2 majii
      February 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Please don’t let them get you down, Dorothy. I believe these are the same Americans who follow the opinions of the PL and the frustrati. What we need to remember most of all is that none of those who are making these negative comments have access to the information that PBO and his teams have. They’re standing on the outside making judgments. I oftentimes wonder what they would do were they in the president’s position, and I come to the conclusion that their actions would result in further inflaming an already serious situation. Just keep the faith that PBO always treads carefully in all instances.

      • 3 Dorothy Rissman
        February 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

        Thank you majii. I am so elevated and excited by our president, but man, at times the hatred is overwhelming. hugs, dr

    • February 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Dorothy, I just had to respond to this. President Obama is the President of the United States of America. It really, really pi@@es me off when these nations are fighting for their Freedom, they insist OUR President has the defining decision about whose side OUR President should take. Plus, I venture to suggest that some of this crap is being fueled by the Republicans and Teabaggers (Opps, did I say Teabaggers, no, they are too flipping uneducated to put together a sophisticated plan and carry it out.) in this country. How else are they going to try discredit him in 2012: by turning his foreign policy upside down. When our country was going thru civil unrest, did we ask for help, NO!! Each nation should solve their own problems, less we are labeled “meddlers”. I read an article, I think it was a link from this site (a long, in depth, behind the scenes, well written, seemingly unbiased article regarding Egypt being the next erupting volcano.) It put a lot of light on how President Obama and his team were preparing for and anticipating this uprising long before it even began. Sorry for the rant-Pls believe me, I’m not ‘dissing the messenger. I just get so irritated with all the blame being put on OUR President.

      • 5 EDP4BHO
        February 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm

        graciouslady, you sure speak my language…lol…who do these people think they are dissing “our” president? I am very selfish about him, and other nations will just have to find their very own OBAMA. And I agree with you, those nasty commenters Dorothy spoke of have got to be, if not the same, then a lot like those ugly PLs. No matter what President Obama does, we will always expect to hear from the hateful. I am grateful that he is handling this situation in the manner he has chosen to. The United States does not own the universe, and I for one do not want to see this president mettling too deeply in others’ affairs, atlease not greater than diplomatically necessary.

  2. February 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    hehe…First..!! 🙂

    Good evening everyone 🙂

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @jajwouters: Keepin their technology edge in #Tahrir sq…Gonna be a loooong night—–> http://twitpic.com/3wbxb5 #egypt #jan25

  3. 8 Theo67
    February 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I hope the tea baggers are looking at what a real dictatorship/tyrant looks like. What a real revolution looks like. What courage actually looks like. And I hope the tea baggers feel foolish for calling President Obama a tyrant, and claiming that they’re ready for a revolution while they sit huddled and quivering in their mothers’ basements. These protestors in Egypt are a wonder to behold. And their cause is legitimate.

    • 9 Sue in Minnesota
      February 5, 2011 at 7:00 am

      Chicken &*it cowards leveling insults and raging a war of words from their keyboards, bragging about their guns and their willingness to use them. Maligning the Constitution, desecrating the Bible, celebrating ignorance, and embracing and flaunting their victimhood. Sorry, but these Americans are shameful, and the antithesis of the Egyptian protesters.

    • 10 VC prezOfan2
      February 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Theo67 X 2


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