Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt: The Day After

Yesterday, we reported on events taking place in Egypt, and how "the revolution IS being televised." We watched the streaming video from Al-Jazeera, as the crowd reacted with outrage at the surprising news. Today, that result has already made its mark on Twitter:

RT @alex_kutsko New dictionary word - Mubarak (n.): a psychotic ex-girlfriend who fails to understand it's over

But hey, that was yesterday, and this is today. Maybe it was the crowd giving El Presidente "the shoe treatment." Or maybe it was just the generals taking him aside and reminding him of who they wouldn't be shooting at in the name of law and order. In any case, Mubarek is out, Suleiman is ... well, not exactly in charge, but acceding to a "high council of the armed forces." After thirty years of martial law, you have to ask yourself if military rule isn't going to end up a case of meet-the-new-boss-same-as-the-old-boss.

"We'll see," said the Zen master.

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