Egypt army will defend the freedom of the Egyptian people

It’s all over for Mubarak! Speculation that he might be able to turn the military against their own people can thankfully be laid to rest.

Reuters:

The army said on Monday it would not use force against Egyptians staging protests demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down, a statement said.

It said “freedom of expression” was guaranteed to all citizens using peaceful means.

It was the first such explicit confirmation by the army that it would not fire at demonstrators who have taken to the streets of Egypt since last week to try to force Mubarak to quit.

“The presence of the army in the streets is for your sake and to ensure your safety and wellbeing. The armed forces will not resort to use of force against our great people,” the army statement said.

“Your armed forces, who are aware of the legitimacy of your demands and are keen to assume their responsibility in protecting the nation and the citizens, affirms that freedom of expression through peaceful means is guaranteed to everybody.”

It urged people not resort to acts of sabotage that violate security and destroy public and private property. It warned that it would not allow outlaws and to loot, attack and “terrorise citizens”.

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  1. TruthDig has another excellent article by Chris Hedges:

    “Chris Hedges’ Columns
    What Corruption and Force Have Wrought in Egypt”

  2. I wonder what’s going through the minds in Washington & Israel, as well as other Arab States? If this holds true, then what will others do? I suppose there will always be those that take advantage of a situation, but it seems the People of Egypt have the upper hand here. Too bad the “O” didn’t follow through on his speech that he gave in Cairo 2 years ago. Again, the U.S. has been caught flat footed. Just what are those Billions of $$$$ being spent on? Perhaps all the Intelligence services need to be abolished and start over. They can even get rid of those so called think tanks too.

  3. This is a historic lesson from the people of the arabian countries of Tunesia and Egypt to the West: here we are, with our understanding of democratic rules on ALL levels! We, in the west, let’s remember our revolutionary past! The west need to be reminded of the real basis of democracy from our former colonies! Good lessons! Let’s inspire of these historic events ( if the secret services of Israel and USA will not disturb the democratic process, as they have done all the time ). Let’s join those extraordinary realities of vital democratic strenght. We are happy here in the west to be able to imitate our fellows in Egypt and Tunesia. Thank you, people from Egypt and Tunesia. A flower in the barrel of the gun! (Portugal 1976)

  4. Everyone needs to learn that 9/11 was the American regime nuking its own largest city, and it created the China Syndrome which then poisoned thousands of responders and millions of NY residents.

    Google “9/11 Cancers”