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ElBaradei to Mubarak, "Step Down, What We Have Begun Cannot Go Back"

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Speaking from a megaphone before hundreds of thousands in Tahrir Square in central Cairo, Mohamed ElBaradei, (the former Chief U.N. nuclear inspector and Egyptian citizen) said, "We have a key demand for the regime to step down and a new era to start. What we have begun cannot go back."

It seems clear; ElBaradei has become the new face and voice of the opposition for Hosni Mubarak to step down.

ElBaradeis talk was being streamed live by Al Jazerra at approximately 8 PM Cairo time and some four hours into the supposed curfew ordered by Mubarak.

Mubarak was reportedly meeting behind closed doors with his new cabinet apparently trying to determine how he could effectively remain in power and quell the widespread uprising as evident from pictures and reports from all major cities in Egypt.

Earlier in the afternoon, military jets and helicopters flew above the throng in Tahrir Square apparently in an attempt to intimidate them and get them to disperse. Yet despite the harrowing noise no demonstrators left the square.

Of course it remains to be seen what ElBaradei's words to the assembled crowd elicits from Mubarak who until now seems unable to grasp the gravity of the situation and his tenuous hold to power. It seems unimaginable even if he was to order the army to forcibly disperse the crowds the military would follow his order.

The entire country is in crisis and appears it will remain so as long as he clings to power. He must eventually realize Egypt has reached the point of no return to his remaining in power.

Thus far that fateful reality seems lost on him.

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Speaking from a megaphone before hundreds of thousands in Tahrir Square in central Cairo, Mohamed ElBaradei, (the former Chief U.N. nuclear inspector and Egyptian citizen) said, "We have a key demand for the regime to step down and a new era to start. What we have begun cannot go back."

It seems clear; ElBaradei has become the new face and voice of the opposition for Hosni Mubarak to step down.

ElBaradeis talk was being streamed live by Al Jazerra at approximately 8 PM Cairo time and some four hours into the supposed curfew ordered by Mubarak.

Mubarak was reportedly meeting behind closed doors with his new cabinet apparently trying to determine how he could effectively remain in power and quell the widespread uprising as evident from pictures and reports from all major cities in Egypt.

Earlier in the afternoon, military jets and helicopters flew above the throng in Tahrir Square apparently in an attempt to intimidate them and get them to disperse. Yet despite the harrowing noise no demonstrators left the square.

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Of course it remains to be seen what ElBaradei's words to the assembled crowd elicits from Mubarak who until now seems unable to grasp the gravity of the situation and his tenuous hold to power. It seems unimaginable even if he was to order the army to forcibly disperse the crowds the military would follow his order.

The entire country is in crisis and appears it will remain so as long as he clings to power. He must eventually realize Egypt has reached the point of no return to his remaining in power.

Thus far that fateful reality seems lost on him.

 

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