No surprise – Mubarak is not stepping down. . . now what?
If you listen to the speech it seems that they are pushing the idea that the protesters are young folk and need to go home to their parents. Mubarak is also pushing that his staying in place is going to keep Egypt stable for all. . . .
I think the fun and games have started. . . On one side you have Mubarak who is now going to play the political games and try to isolate the protesters from the rest of the folks in Egypt so he can deal with them. HOW he deals with them is now the question. Will they break or will he do something TO break them? And what will the army do??
As for the protesters they are REALLY PISSED now. They thought (and all the news was saying) that Mubarak would step down. So, are they really just kids or are they going to push back?
I think we are getting to the point that Egypt is on borrowed time. I don't see how this will end peaceably with the war of words heating up the way it is. Mubarak and his VP are insulting the protesters by saying the government will talk to their parents and their parents will get them to come home. . . . treating them like little kids. . . .
We will see what happens soon I think, probably by the time we (in the US) wake up in the morning we will know what the next move will be.
I can't wait to see how Obama and his lack of any real experience will act on this to protect US interest and our access to the Suez Canal. If that closes down it will have a major impact on the world economy. You now also have many other governments in the Middle East getting a bit jumpy that this freedom stuff may spread to their little world too and they don't want that. And lastly, how will Israel deal with this? Depending on who ends up in charge this could put Israel in a bad spot with another enemy on their boarder who can supply the Palestinians in their fight against Israel. . . .
This is going to get moving soon, and pick up steam quick. Too bad we don't have someone in the White House that knows what to do about it. . .