Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egypt's Mubarak refuses to quit

The president of Egypt has just addressed his people.  They were expecting him to step down and end the protests.  He didn't.  He blamed "outside forces" for the revolt and has declared he will not submit to those pressures.

The protestors in Tahrir Square are furious.  Live blog feeds and tweets from the square show that what has so far been a peaceful protest may well now turn violent.  Tweets are calling for the execution of Mubarak.  CNN is showing video of people leaving Tahrir Square and marching presumably to the media center or possibly the president's residence.

The Vice President is now addressing the nation pledging to God and the people that he will work to resolve the problems.  He is telling the people to go home, go back to work, and not to listen to the satellite news stations that are fomenting this unrest.

I am afraid that this is going to get ugly now.  I suspect that the key will be what the military does now.  So far they have not taken sides and have been welcomed by the people as brothers.  I would not be surprised to see a military coup.  The next 12 to 24 hours are going to be vital to the future of Egypt.

I always close my posts with this prayer . . .
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