Friday, February 11, 2011

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Mubarak is OUT, But Suleiman Remains

Vice-President Omar Suleiman announced moments ago (10:08 AM, CST) that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is GONE.  Suleiman, Mubarak's 'power behind the throne', once army chief and strongman, remains in office. For now. Suleiman issued a brief statement announcing Mubarak's resignation and said the army is now in charge.

The people on the streets are celebrating ecstatically. Illustrating how the Egyptian people have rattled the geopolitical ruling elites, one international investor described them as "Lilliputians," the tiny people in Gulliver's Travels bringing down the giant. Well, they're not so small anymore. They have found their voice, they have risen against the dictator to claim their freedom and their destiny, and it's a beautiful thing to see. The Egyptian people's revolution has triumphed!

To follow THE BEST Live coverage anywhere, link to the Al Jazeera Live stream on Huff post, here. The excitement and joyful explosion in Tahrir Square, reported by the correspondents there,  is "absolutely insane" and "indescribable." Tahrir Square has become in fact and for real, LIBERATION SQUARE:

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