Last night in Cairo hundreds of thousands of people of all walks of life stood in Tahrir Square waiting for their ‘President’ of thirty years to announce his resignation.
Instead, the crowd was presented with the face of a crooked old man lost inside the stained-glass windows of the billionaire palace lifestyle his people have paid for.
It is past dawn in Egypt today, and the forces aligned against each other will play out one way or another.
Consider this an Open Thread
The tools being used are predictable for a dictatorial regime. (sic)”It isn’t me, it isn’t you, it is Foreigners”:
I will not (submit ?) to any — to any foreign interventions or dictations, regardless of their sources and regardless of their excuses
He told his citizens that they were children, and he was the wise father figure:
I want to relay my message from bottom of my heart, the message from a father
My dear sons and my dear citizens
I added this comment to Al Jazeera’s liveblog, and I hope the people of Egypt are ahead of me.
Be peaceful, be strong.
The game the regime is playing is to instigate violence among the protesters then have an excuse for using violence “back”.
Don’t give them the chance, folks. Best of luck to you all.
Good luck to the Egyptian people today.
What are your thoughts, Mooses?
UPDATE: 18.04 CAIRO TIME: MUBARAK STEPS DOWN