Full statement of President Obama on Egypt: “The Egyptian people have made it clear that there is no going back to the way things were: Egypt has changed, and its future is in the hands of the people.”
Egyptian blogger Khaled Khalil published on YouTube shortly after Mubarak’s statement that he will not leave: “The people demand the end of the regime,” and “Leave! Leave! Leave!”
The New York Times reported, “Egyptian Army signals a transfer of power in Egypt.”
Huffington Post: Egyptian Army to safeguard Egypt
Statement of President Obama on Egypt: “The Egyptian people have made it clear that there is no going back to the way things were: Egypt has changed, and its future is in the hands of the people.”
There are conflicting reports as whether Mubarak is still in power or will be out of it soon.
Statement of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
10 February 2011
Based on the responsibility of the Armed Forces, and its commitment to protect the people, and to oversee their interests and security, and with a view to the safety of the nation and the citizenry, and of the achievements and properties of the great people of Egypt, and in affirmation and support for the legitimate demands of the people, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces convened today, 10 February 2011, to consider developments to date, and decided to remain in continuous session to consider what procedures and measures that may be taken to protect the nation, and the achievements and aspirations of the great people of Egypt.
News reports coming from Cairo indicate that the Egyptian military is taking over. Mubarak is to step down. Egyptian Army Council is said to remain in continuous session. Earlier report from the New York Times indicated it wasn’t a done deal just yet, but conditions on the ground have begun to change.
Tahrir Square in Cairo is described as “electric,” as news that Mubarak is stepping down spreads.
CIA Chief reportedly said that there is strong likelihood that Mubarak will step down tonight.