Egyptian Official: Mubarak to Step Down, Transfer Authority to Armed Forces
President Hosni Mubarak will step down shortly and transfer authority to the Egyptian Higher Council of the Armed Forces, a senior Egyptian official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.
The group is comprised of the minister of defense, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi — who stands atop the military hierarchy — along with the military’s chief of staff, the chief of operations, and commanders of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Air Defenses.
I can’t wait to see how this pans out.
It looks like Obama is just as clueless as I am!
Obama-must “wait and see” how Egypt situation unfolds
Maybe he is waiting to see what happens so he could take credit if the outcome is good, or separate himself from this thing if the outcome is bad.
So much for government intelligence.
MUBARAK HOLDS HIS GROUND
Egyptian President Mubarak said he has passed authority to Vice President Omar Suleiman, but will not step down before September elections in a nationally-televised address Thursday night.