Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mubarak Punks The World

Hello everyone. What a day! The world waited with bated breath, expecting to see a historic event unfold as a dictator stepped down. Instead, what we got was a rambling speech by Hosni Mubarak that can be summed up as, yeah, not so much. Unbelievable.

Your humble blogger actually missed the majority of the special two hour AC360 (sorry kids!), so this post is mainly for historical purposes. Below you can watch a summary of the day's events:

Anderson Cooper's very passionate reaction to the Mubarak speech:

The opening of tonight's broadcast:

Also, here's a great segment with Anderson, Ben Wedeman, and Robert Tait, a journalist who was held by Egyptian authorities. Watching this actually made me feel sick. Tait describes the abuse he heard being inflicted on Egyptians. No, wait, 'abuse' doesn't do it justice. We're talking beatings, electrocution, and threats of rape. Horrifying. And to think we sent our own prisoners to these people to do our dirty work.

That'll do it for me. I'm a little nervous about tomorrow. Prayers for no violence.

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