Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mubarak won't go

Quite fascinating to watch the protests in Egypt.
But we can be sure that the transition of leadership will not be bloodless or quick. There is too much money and politics involved.
My guess is a military coup, which would be just trading one dictator for another.
I cannot see democracy there, any more than it was possible in Iran.
And as one of the Israeli news commentators said when the Egypt unrest began -- watch and see. This would not be the first country that America armed and then saw it turn into an enemy.
The wild cards in all of this are cell phones, social media and Al Jazeera — are these really the engines of the new Arab revolutions?


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