As thousands of protesters continued to chant anti-Mubark slogans in Tahrir Square, Cairo, with military jets flying overhead, criticisms started pouring on over the lack of a definitive stance for the US administration with regards to Egypt.
Netizens watched with disbelief as the courageous crowds’ chants got louder, drowning the deafening noise of jets, while keeping a close eye on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's TV interviews.
Here's the snapshot from Twitter in the last few minutes:
@netfreedom: Live updates from @hrw staff @hebamorayef – at Tahrir Square- Helicopters gunships and fighter jets flying over tahrir #Egypt #jan25
@MohammedHamad: At least do that cool smoke thing to entertain those below you who don't quite care about their aviation skills. #fighterjets #jan25
@Jew4palestine: How brave are these Egyptians f-15 flying by have u ever heard a f-15 its scarier then shit this is history folks
@yslaise: The shouts of “الشعب يريد إسقط النظام” [“The people want to bring down the regime!”] is louder than any helicopter or jet fighter #Jan25 Incredible scenes in Tahrir Sq.
@draddee Extraordinary scenes of crowds unmoved by the jet fighters as the fly low over tahrir sq. If you're not watching AJE yet, do it NOW! #Jan25
@Brian_Whit: More planes flying over square. Amazing scenes on al-Jazeera #jan25
@sharifkouddous Tahrir is packed. Crowd has swelled. Jets keep passing overhead. Mood is celebratory. Chanting for Mubarak to get out. #Egypt
@dancefromiraq: The jets flying over our heads are getting lower. #jan25
@draddee: AJE correspondents reporting 15 tanks behind Tahrir Sq. #jan25
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State's support for Egypt is drawing criticism:
@sheymab: #scary #loud&clear RT @hilalchouman Hilary clinton: “We don't want the change in #Egypt regime becuase it doesn't lead to democracy” #jan25
@im_PULSE: Hillay Clinton stands by Mubarak. (So do Gaddafi, Abdullah, Mahmoud Abbas, Cameron, Sarkozy and Merkel.) Never forget. #jan25 #egypt
MBgrynk RT @Dima_Khatib Clinton: we don't want another 30yrs to reach democracy in #Egypt. Egyptian people are only one who decides if #Mubarak stays or not #jan25
@TysonsThinking: Clinton evades the question of US giving #Mubarak asylum if he steps down. That seems like an answer to me.
ebbitt: RT @mikeallen Secretary Clinton, to Christiane on “This Week”: “I understand the pent-up desires and the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people”
@gabrielefarinel: Secretary Clinton: U.S. Doesn't Want To ‘Send Any Message’ About Mubarak: “We do not want to send any message abou… http://n.pr/eKEcP8
@get_enlightened Clinton and Obama are afraid to call for true regime change in Egypt. Pathetic, coming from the supposed leading democracy. #egypt #jan25
@MediaActivist: Clinton who referred to #Mubarak as a “friend” is, with Biden and even Obama, backing off from a sinking ship now! @Shoruk_K #Jan25
@JacobMBarela: Clinton, jets, no backing down – so much is happening! #Egypt #Jan25
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This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.